Baoding Liu received his B.S. degree in 1986 from Nankai University, and his M.S. degree in 1989 and Ph.D. degree in 1993 from Chinese Academy of Sciences. He joined Tsinghua University as Associate Professor in 1996, and was appointed Professor of Mathematics in 1998. Dr. Liu's research led to the development of uncertainty theory that is a branch of axiomatic mathematics for modeling belief degrees.