Dr. Shun Yee LIU, Michael has more than 20 years of R&D experience in fibre-optic sensing technologies and a broad engineering background. Since 2003, he has been working on the development of fibre-optic sensing technology-based railway condition monitoring systems for conventional and high-speed railways. With his tenure as the industrial project team leader at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the project team has successfully deployed many sensing and monitoring systems for civil structures and railways in Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and India. Throughout his career, he has focused on product design and development, project execution and system engineering. Dr. Liu has published more than 50 technical papers including international journal papers, books chapters and awarded 8 patents internationally. He has also won several international awards for his work, including the third prize of the Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis for applied laser technology in 2014. He is a chartered engineer of the Engineering Council UK, corporate member of Hong Kong Institute of Engineer and fellow of the Society of Operation Engineers. He holds BEng degree in electrical engineering and Ph.D in fibre-optics both from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.