Yongli Zhao received a Ph.D. from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), Beijing, China, in 2010. He is currently a full professor at the School of Electronic Engineering, BUPT. In 2016–2017, Dr. Zhao was a visiting associate professor at the University of California, Davis. He is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and OSA. He has published more than 400 international journal and conference papers. His current research focuses on optical network security and quantum communications.