Yang Liu received B.Sc in optoelectronics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in 2012, and M.Eng in optical engineering in Prof. Xinliang Zhang’s group in Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO) in 2015, in China. He worked in the nonlinear photonics group lead by Prof. Benjamin Eggleton at CUDOS, and received his Ph.D in physics from University of Sydney, Australia, in early 2019. He was working as a postdoctoral researcher leading integrated microwave photonics and hybrid integration research activities in The University of Sydney, Australia for two years until late 2020. Yang joined the Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements (LPQM) in EPFL as a postdoctoral researcher in December 2020, holding a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. He was awarded the Chinese Government Award for Distinguished Self-financed Student Abroad in 2019, and was awarded Eureka Prize in 2020.