Dr. Liang was invited by the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) and joined the prestigious Expert Panel on the State of Science and Technology and Industrial Research and Development in Canada. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has asked CCA to undertake an expert panel report assessment on the current state of science and technology (S&T), and industrial research and development (IR&D) in Canada. The result of the panel report will provide valuable data and analysis documenting Canada’s S&T and IR&D strengths and weaknesses. Dr. Steve Liang was invited because his activities in both academic research and industrial research and commercialization in the exciting and emerging area of Internet of Things and Smart Cities. Dr. Liang is thrilled by the opportunity to contribute to Canada. More about the CCA panel can be found here.