Zaili Yang is Professor of Maritime Transport and Co-Director of Liverpool, Logistics, Offshore and Marine Research Institute at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), UK. He received his BEng in Maritime Transportation from Dalian Maritime University, China, in 2001, MSc in International Transport from Cardiff University, UK, in 2003, and PhD in Maritime Safety from LJMU, UK, in 2006. Prof. Yang’s research interests are analysis and modelling of safety, resilience and sustainability of transport networks, particularly maritime systems. Prof. Yang has received more than £6m external grants (£4m as the PI) from the EU and UK EPSRC, including a prestigious ERC consolidator grant (€1.99m). Prof. Yang has completed 6 postdoctoral and 31 PhD projects. He currently has 2 PDRAs and 7 PhD students under his supervision in the research areas of maritime safety and logistics operations. His research findings have been published in over 240 refereed papers in risk and transport areas, including 100 SCI/SSCI-cited journal papers (WoS citation: 1873, H-index:24; Google citation:4043, H-index:33). Prof. Yang is the associate editor of 3 journals (e.g. Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics) and an editorial board member of 11 transport/maritime journals (e.g. Transport Research Part E). He has received 11 paper awards (e.g. IMechE Journal Part M) and 3 research awards (e.g. Northeast Asia Logistics Award 2018).