Yunqi Liu (Senior Member, IEEE) received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in optics from Nankai University, Tianjin, China, in 1997 and 2000, respectively.,From 2000 to 2008, he worked as a Research Fellow with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; the School of Engineering, City University of London, U.K.; and the Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. He joined the School of Communication and Information Engineering, Shanghai University, China, as a Full Professor in 2008. He was supported by the Program for Professor of Special Appointment (Eastern Scholar) at the Shanghai Institutions of Higher Learning, China. His research interests include optical communications, optical fiber sensors, optoelectronics devices, fiber grating technology, and specialty fiber optics.