Lin Zhang, is a professor of Beihang University. He received the B.S. degree in 1986 from the Department of Computer and System Science at Nankai University, China. He received the M.S. degree and the Ph.D. degree in 1989 and 1992 from the Department of Automation at Tsinghua University, China. From 2002 to 2005 he worked at the US Naval Postgraduate School as a senior research associate of the US National Research Council. He served as the President of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS), the executive vice president of China Simulation Federation (CSF), the president of Federation of Asian Simulation Societies (ASIASIM). He is a Fellow of SCS, ASIASIM and CSF, a chief scientist of the National 863 Program and National Key R&D Program of China. He serves as the Director of Engineering Research Center of Complex Product Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Ministry of Education of China, Editor-in-Chief and associate editors of 8 peer-reviewed international journals. He authored and co-authored more than 300 papers, 20 books and chapters. He received the National Award for Excellent Science and Technology Books, the Outstanding Individual Award of National High-Tech R&D Program, the National Excellent Scientific and Technological Workers Awards, and the SCS Outstanding Professional Contribution Award. His research interests include service-oriented modeling and simulation, cloud manufacturing and simulation, model engineering, model based system engineering, cyber-physical systems, M&S for manufacturing systems, etc.