Dr. Henry Liu is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is also a Research Professor at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and the Director for the Center for Connected and Automated Transportation (USDOT Region 5 University Transportation Center). Prof. Liu conducts interdisciplinary research at the intersection of transportation engineering, automotive engineering, and artificial intelligence. Specifically, his scholarly interests concern traffic flow monitoring, modeling, and control, as well as testing and evaluation of connected and automated vehicles. He has published more than 120 refereed journal papers on these topics and his work have been widely recognized in the public media for promoting smart transportation innovations. He has appeared on media outlets including CNBC, Forbes, Technode, etc. In 2019, Professor Liu was invited to testify on national transportation research agenda in front of the US House Subcommittee on Research and Technology. Professor Liu has nurtured a new generation of scholars, and some of his PhD students and postdocs have joined first class universities such as Columbia University, Purdue University, RPI, etc. Prof. Liu is also the managing editor of Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems.