Yang Liu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Computer Science, Wilfrid Laurier University. Prior to the current post, she was a Full Professor of School of Computer Science and Engineering at Shandong University, China. Her main areas of research are big data analysis and information retrieval. She has published more than 50 papers in top conferences and journals, including ICDM, SIGIR, WWW, and TKDE, and has served on the program committees of conferences such as WWW, CIKM, WI-IAT, and WAIM. Liu is the recipient of NSERC Discovery Grant. She has taught various data science courses including Machine Learning, Data Analysis, Web Information Retrieval and Analysis, Data Warehouse and Data Mining, and Computational Advertising.