Dr. Dengming Xiao was born in 1953 in Liuzhou, Guangxi Province, China. He is the Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University. He received his BS degree from Xi'an Jiaotong University in 1982, his MS degree from Guangxi University in 1987 and his Ph.D. degree from Xi'an Jiaotong University in 1994 in Electrical Engineering respectively. Dr. Xiao's research focuses on gas discharge and gas insulation, on-line monitoring and fault diagnosis in power equipment. He is IEEE senior member and member of CSEE and has led over twenty research projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation of China and State Grid Corporation of China. He has published more than 160 high-quality papers, 10 textbooks and holds 6 patents so as to share his creative ideas in high voltage engineering.