Dr. Liang joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa as an assistant professor in July 1991. Since then, he has been actively involved in both undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and academic services. He became an associate professor in 1996 and a full professor in 2000. His research areas include machinery and structure fault detection and diagnosis; sensor and sensing technology; wind energy; vibration analysis and control; nondestructive testing and evaluation; manufacturing planning, control, and automation; machine learning and soft computing; smart machine and smart factory; and biomedical signal processing and instrumentation. He has initiated many funded projects on machinery fault detection, renewable energy facility condition monitoring, integrated manufacturing planning, intelligent manufacturing process control, tool path generation, and intelligent optimization. He has collaborated with the Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Institute of NRC, GasTOPS, Ltd., and other organizations on several joint projects. Dr. Liang has been serving as an Editorial Board Member of the IIE Transactions since 1996 and is an active reviewer for more than 30 professional journals (including IEEE Transactions, ASME Transactions, MSSP, MST, SMS, IJPR, IJPE, and IIE Transactions) and various granting agencies. Dr. Liang has served in the NSERC Grant Selection Committee (GSC) (2007-2010), and NSERC Scholarships and Fellowships Selection Committee (2003-2005). He is a recipient of the Joseph Whitworth Award of the IMechE (2005) and has been listed in Who's Who in the World (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011), and in Who¡¯s Who in Science and Engineering (2011). He is also a Fellow of the International Society of Engineering Asset Management (ISEAM), and a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario (PEO), Canada and a member of IIE and SME.