Alex X. Liu
Professor, IEEE Fellow
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
428 S. Shaw Lane Room# 3115, Engineering Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1266

Alex X. Liu (Google Scholar, DBLP) received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin in 2006. He received the IEEE & IFIP William C. Carter Award in 2004, the 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.
Ph.D. Position with Full Financial Support: I am always looking for highly motivated Ph.D. students to work with me on exciting and practical networking and security problems. You need to be strong on either algorithms or mathematics. If you are interested in working with me, no matter whether you have officially applied or you will officially apply MSU, no matter whether the application deadline has passed, please email me the following: (1) your resume, (2) scanned copy of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts (hopefully with official ranking), (3) ToEFL scores of each section, (4) all your publications, and (5) scanned proof of all your awards (don't list any award in your resume if you do not have any proof).
Post-doc Position Available: I am looking for a Post-Doc in networking and security. Requirements: Published at least two papers in the following conferences or IEEE/ACM Transactions: Networking (SIGCOMM, SIGMETRICS, Mobicom, NSDI, Mobisys, ICNP, INFOCOM, ICDCS, DSN, IMC, MobiHoc, WWW, SenSys, Percom, CoNext);Database: SIGMOD, VLDB, PODS, ICDE); Security: (S&P, CCS, USENIX Security, NDSS); System: (SOSP, USENIX Annual, OSDI). To apply, just email me your CV and two representative papers.
My Ph.D. student, Muhammad Shahzad, has joined the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Fall 2015 right after he graduated from MSU. He has received 12 tenure track Assistant Professor offers from reputed universities in U.S. The College of Engineering of NCSU ranks 28th in U.S. News. He has received three NSF award. Many congratulations to Muhammad!
My Ph.D. student, Zubair Shafiq, has joined the Department of Computer Science at The University of Iowa as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Fall 2014 right after he graduated from MSU. By 2018, he has received four NSF awards with him being the PI, one of which is NSF CAREER Award. Many congratulations to Zubair!
Of the 8 Ph.D. students that I graduated, 2 joined academia (University of Iowa and North Carolina State University), 4 joined research labs (MIT Liconln Laboratory, HP Labs, Huawei Research Labs in California, and Huawei Research Lab at Hong Kong), two started their own startup in California.
Five of my Ph.D. students (Faraz Ahmed, Muhammad Shahzad, Zubair Shafiq, Fei Chen, and Chad Meiners) won the College Outstanding Graduate Student Award (Fitch Beach), Three (Ali Munir, Muhammad Shahzad, and Chad Meiners) won the Department Outstanding Graduate Student Award, and one (Faraz Ahmed) won the Department Outstanding Teaching Award.
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