Liuping Wang received her PhD in 1989 from the University of Sheffield, UK; subsequently, she was an adjunct associate professor in the Dept. of Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto, Canada. From 1998 to 2002, she was a senior lecturer and research coordinator in the Center for Integrated Dynamics and Control, University of Newcastle, Australia before joining RMIT University where she is a professor and Head of Discipline of Electrical Engineering. She is the author of two books, joint editor of one book, and has published over 130 papers. Liuping Wang has been actively engaged in industry-oriented research and development since the completion of her PhD studies. Whilst working at the University of Toronto, Canada, she was a co-founder of an industry consortium for the identification of chemical processes. Since her arrival in Australia in 1998, she has been working with Australian government organisations and companies in the areas of food manufacturing, mining, automotive and power services, including Food Science Australia, Uncle Ben's Australia, CSR, BHP-Billiton, Pacific Group Technologies, Holden Innovation, Alinta, and ANCA. She leads the Control Systems program at the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Cooperative Research Center (AMCRC) that develops next generation technology platforms for the manufacturing industry. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Australian Power Academy that promotes power-engineering education and raises scholarships from the power industry to support undergraduate students.