Naubahar Sharif (Ph.D., Cornell University, 2005) is Professor of Public Policy at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). His research interests include science, technology and innovation (STI) policy in Hong Kong and within the ‘Greater Bay Area’ of Southern China; automation in China; and the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative. In 2011 he completed the Executive Education program in Innovation for Economic Development at Harvard University. A dedicated teacher, at HKUST he has been nominated for the Michael G. Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching, also having won the Interdisciplinary Programs Office’s Teaching Excellence Award (in 2020), the School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS) Best Teacher Award (twice, in 2009 and 2016), and one of his courses was nominated for the Common Core Excellence award. Naubahar has been awarded both ‘Public Policy Research’ (PPR) and ‘General Research Fund’ (GRF) grants by Hong Kong’s Research Grants Council (RGC). Currently, Naubahar is a co-investigator for two ‘Strategic Public Policy Research’ (SPPR) grants awarded by Hong Kong’s Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office (PICO) as well as a cross-institutional ‘Collaborative Research Fund’ (CRF) grant also awarded by the RGC. He has had numerous articles published in leading journals including Research Policy, Science and Public Policy, The China Journal, and Science, Technology and Human Values. From 2006–2010, Naubahar consulted for Hong Kong’s Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC). Naubahar’s research has had a demonstrable impact on business and his research was one of HKUST’s few ‘impact case study’ submissions (sole-authored) for its 2020 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). He frequently writes opinion pieces for local newspapers including the China Daily (Hong Kong Edition) and the South China Morning Post, and he has been featured in local print media as well as local television. On a voluntary basis, Naubahar presently serves as a Distinguished Research Fellow at a private independent school in Hong Kong, as Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), as a Council Member for the Hong Kong Sociological Association (HKSA), as Senior Advisor to The Joseph Needham Foundation for Science & Civilisation (Hong Kong), as a Member of the HKSAR Government Advisory Committee on Mental Health, and as an Appointed Member of the HKSAR Government’s Mental Health Review Tribunal.