Alex Liu (Yong-chuan Liu) "studied in China's Peking University and Northwestern Polytechnical University, before he came to Stanford University as a graduate student under a Fulbright Fellowship in 1986. When in China, Mr. Liu organized national surveys and published articles on logics of empirical social research, public opinion modeling, and population aging forecasting.
"In 1993, Alex graduated from Stanford University with a M.S. of Statistical Computing and a Ph.D. of Sociology. From 1993 to 1995, Dr. Liu worked as a research fellow for the Asia/Pacific Research Center and the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. During his years at Stanford, besides published a book "Patterns and Results of the Third Democratization Wave" and a few articles on quantitative modeling health care systems, Mr. Liu became a well-known pro-democracy activist. His activities were widely reported by Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today and other media.
"From 1995 to 2000, after served as a consultant to a venture capital firm, Alex had a special entrepreneurial experience that made him a well-known expert of global entrepreneurship, and also has well prepared Alex to found and manage his own institutions.
"Since 2001, Dr. Liu has focused his energy on developing RM technologies and systems to optimize empirical social research processes with a focus on social measurement. Under the RM Institute, Alex has been providing methodology consultation to many organizations including the IBM Research, the United Nations and USAID that gave him opportunities to develop measurements of training effectiveness, consumer purchasing, social impacts of investment projects, loan risk, entrepreneurship and democracy. From 2001 to 2005, Alex taught advanced regression modeling and structural equation modeling to Ph.D. candidates in the University of Southern California and the University of California at Irvine. He has often been invited to lecture not only in USA but also in many foreign countries that include Sweden, France, Japan, Canada, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan.
"Dr. Liu received many awards including Fulbright Fellowship, Nakamura Postdoctoral Fellowship, United States Students Association Outstanding Award, Media Alliance Non-profit Campaign Award, and AIU Online Faculty Award." 
- Category 2, Beijing's Dissident Blacklist
- Former President, Independent Federation of Chinese Students and Scholars