Dr. Yulia Tyukhova is an independent researcher, whose primary research areas include glare, visual comfort, lighting quality, human perception, and high dynamic range luminance measurements. She received her PhD in Architectural Engineering – Lighting from the University of Nebraska. She is actively involved in technical and non-technical committees of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), International Commission on Illumination (CIE), and the Transportation Research Board (TRB). She is the Chair of the IES Emerging Professionals (EP) committee that focuses on opportunities for new professionals and the benefits of the program to the society. Dr. Tyukhova holds two patents, authors scientific papers, and presents at conferences. Yulia Tyukhova is a recipient of the Fulbright scholarship and the STEP Ahead Emerging Leader Award from the Manufacturing Institute and was named a future thought leader of the lighting industry by LD+A magazine in 2013.