Dr. Yang Saini is a professor at Beijing Normal University. She got her bachelor and master degree from Southeast University and PhD degree from University of Maryland. Her research interests are risk assessment and emergency management. She is the PI of more than twenty research project, funded by the Ministry of science and technology, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Emergency Management, the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the United Nations Development Programme. She has published more than 100 papers in academic journals, including “Nature Communications”. Prof. Yang serves as the deputy leader of the assessment team and technical team of the First National Natural Disaster Risk Census Project. She is a member of the expert committee of the national disaster reduction Commission, a member of the Urban Safety Expert Committee of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, director of the International Cooperative Research Center for Disaster Risk Reduction, a member of the Asia-Pacific Science and Technology Advisory Group of the United Nations Disaster Risk Reduction, and serves as the editorial board of several international academic journals.