Prof. Ling Shang has carried out extensive field and model studies on artificial intelligence, big data and edge computing related to the intelligent operation of various engineering projects, and his most recent work focuses on joint operation of cascaded hydropower projects and their impact on efficiency improvement. He was the elected CCF distinguished member and was appointed the head of Key Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence Research for Nanjing Vocational College of Information Technology. He received his B. Engineering (2003) from the Zhengzhou University, his M.S. Engineering (2006) from Hohai University and his Ph.D. Engineering (2011) from Université de Lille.