Dr. Liang Cheng is Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Toledo. He was a founding member of the INE (Integrated Networks for Electricity) research cluster and a leadership council member of the I-CPIE (Institute for Cyber Physical Infrastructure & Energy) at Lehigh University. Dr. Cheng led more than 20 funded projects as the PI or a co-PI with sponsors including DARPA, DOE, DOT, NSF, industry, etc., and served as the advisor for 3 postdocs, 7 Ph.D. dissertations, and 27 Master’s theses. He was a Visiting Professor at TU Dortmund and University of Science and Technology of China during his sabbatical, and he also worked at Rutgers University and Duke University in his Ph.D. studies. While serving as a Faculty Senator and a Faculty Tri-Chair of Council for Equity and Community at Lehigh University, Dr. Cheng provided leadership in updating Rules and Procedures of the Faculty with new categories of faculty (e.g. Research Faculty and Teaching Faculty) added with their rights and responsibilities defined for equity and long-term growth of the university and in updating the Bylaws of the Council for Equity and Community to include the representation of Professor of Practice and achieve more diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Council and the university. Details are available at liangcheng.info.