Professor Liang Y. Liu, is a Associate Professor and a William E. O’Neil Faculty Scholar. Prof. Liang Liu teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Construction Engineering and Management, including Construction Productivity, Cost Estimating, Construction Management Information Systems, and Construction Case Studies. In 2003, he won the Teaching Excellence Award of the University of Illinois College of Engineering. He also received the Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising in 2015. Prof. Liu conducts both basic and applied research in Construction Engineering and Management including project controls, productivity analysis and improvement, cost engineering, information technologies, facility life- cycle analysis, risk management, and computer simulation.