Yang Liu received the M.Sc. (Tech.) degree in telecommunication engineering and D.Sc. (Tech.) degree in industrial management from the University of Vaasa, Finland, in 2005 and 2010, respectively. He is currently a tenured Associate Professor and Doctoral Supervisor with the Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University, Sweden; a Visiting Faculty with the Department of Production, University of Vaasa, Finland; and a Chair Professor with Jinan University, China. Meanwhile, he is an Adjunct/Visiting Professor at multiple other universities.
His research interests include sustainable smart manufacturing, product service innovation, decision support system, competitive advantage, control system, autonomous robot, signal processing, and pattern recognition.Prof. Liu has authored or co-authored more than 120 peer-reviewed scientific articles. His publications have appeared in several distinguished journals, and some ranked as top 0.1% ESI Hot Papers and top 1% ESI Highly Cited Papers. He serves as an Associate Editor of the prestigious Journal of Cleaner Production (2019 Impact Factor: 7.246) as well as a referee in over 50 SCI leading journals and external reviewer for NSERC of Canada, CONICYT of Chile.