Alex Liu received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin in 2006, and is a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University. He received the IEEE & IFIP William C. Carter Award in 2004, a National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2009, and the Michigan State University Withrow Distinguished Scholar Award in 2011. He has served as an Editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, and he is currently an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing and IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and an Area Editor for Computer Communications. He has served as the TPC Co-Chair for ICNP 2014 and IFIP Networking 2019. He received Best Paper Awards from ICNP-2012, SRDS-2012, and LISA-2010. His research interests focus on networking and security. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.
2004 IEEE & IFIP William C. Carter Award
IEEE Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019. IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elev
Best Paper (Runner-up) Award, the 15th IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking (SECON), 2018
Best Paper Award Candidate (5 out of 292), the 36th Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2017.
Best Paper Award Candidate (3 out of 43), the 16th IEEE-IFIP Networking Conference (Networking), 2017.
Best Poster Award - The 24th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), 2016.
Google Faculty Research Award - 2015. Google Faculty Research Awards Program aims to recognize and support world-class, permanent faculty pursuing cutting-edge research in areas of mutual interest. The award is highly competitive - only 15% of applicants
Best Paper Award, the 20th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), 2012.
Best Paper (Runner Up) Award, the 31st IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS), 2012.
Withrow Distinguished Scholar Award, Michigan State University, 2011. This award is presented annually to one faculty member in the College of Engineering who demonstrates excellence in scholarship.
Best Student Paper Award - The 24th USENIX Large Installation System Administration Conference (USENIX LISA), 2010.
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award - National Science Foundation, 2009.
Best Poster Award - The 17th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), 2009.
Best Paper Award - IEEE International Symposium on Trust, Security and Privacy for Pervasive Applications, 2009.
George H. Mitchell Award for Excellence in Graduate Research - University of Texas at Austin, 2005. This award is presented annually, with the citation, ``to recognize outstanding graduate students for the pursuit and achievement of excellence in research
James C. Browne Outstanding Graduate Student Fellowship - The University of Texas at Austin, 2005. This award is presented annually to recognize outstanding graduate students in computer sciences. (One other co-recipient at the Department of Computer Scie
William C. Carter Award - IEEE & IFIP, 2004. This award is presented annually, with the citation, ``to recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution to the field of dependable computing through his or her graduate dissertation research''
National Award for Outstanding Overseas Students - Ministry of Education of China, 2004. This award is presented annually, with the citation, ``to recognize outstanding Chinese overseas self-financing students who have made excellent academic achievements
Ph.D., Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin 2006
M.S., Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin 2002
B.S., Computer Science, Jilin University, China 1996
A First Look at Cellular Machine-to-Machine Traffic - Large Scale Measurement and Characterization; M. Zubair Shafiq, Lusheng Ji, Alex X. Liu, Jeffrey Pang, and Jia Wang in Proceedings of the International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS), London, United Kingdom, June 2012.
A Large Scale Exploratory Analysis of Software Vulnerability Life Cycles; Muhammad Shahzad, M. Zubair Shafiq, and Alex X. Liu in Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Zurich, Switzerland, June 2012.
A Prefiltering Approach to Regular Expression Matching for Network Security Systems; Tingwen Liu, Yong Sun, Alex X. Liu, Li Guo, and Binxing Fang in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS), Singapore, June 2012.
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