Dr. Xiao Liu is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Arkansas. Before that, he was a Research Scientist at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, New York (2015?2017) and IBM Research Collaboratory Singapore (2012-2015), and served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the ISE Department, National University of Singapore (2013-2016). His research focuses on engineering probability and statistics, spatio-temporal modeling, big data analytics, and various data-driven methodologies in broad areas such as quality and reliability, manufacturing yield prediction, preventive maintenance, urban air quality modeling, extreme weather events prediction, etc. He has published in peer-reviewed journals including Technometrics, the Annals of Applied Statistics, JQT, IIE Transactions, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, etc. He received the IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award in both 2015 and 2017, the prestigious Ralph A. Evans/P.K. McElroy Award at the 2011 Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS), and the best referred paper award from the QSR section at INFORMS 2016. He is on the editorial board of Quality and Reliability Engineering International.