Alex X. Liu
Associate Professor
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. His research focuses on networking and security.
Post-doc Position Available: I am looking for a Post-Doc in networking, security, and databases. 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). Application: Email alexliu@cse.msu.edu CV and two representative papers.
My Ph.D. student, Muhammad Shahzad, will join the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Fall 2015 right after he graduate 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. Many congratulations to Muhammad!

My Ph.D. student, Zubair Shafiq, 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. In less than a year at The University of Iowa, he has received two NSF grants with him being the PI. Many congratulations to Zubair!
Four of my Ph.D. students (Muhammad Shahzad, Zubair Shafiq, Fei Chen, and Chad Meiners) won the College Outstanding Graduate Student Award (Fitch Beach) and two (Muhammad Shahzad and Chad Meiners) won the Department Outstanding Graduate Student Award.
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I owe all I have achieved to the people that I have worked with, especially my intelligent and diligent students. My students graduated all have excellent publication records and excellent job placement with high salary (starting salary ranging from $110+K to $150+K).
  1. Eric Norige (2015. Co-founder of NetSpeed Systems.)
  2. Muhammad Shahzad (2015. Employment upon graduation: Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Michigan State University College of Engineering Fitch Beach Outstanding Graduate Research Award 2015. Michigan State University Department of Computer Science and Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Award 2015.)
  3. Zubair Shafiq (2014. Employment upon graduation: Department of Computer Science at The University of Iowa as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Michigan State University College of Engineering Fitch Beach Outstanding Graduate Research Award 2013.)
  4. Amir R. Khakpour (2012. Employment upon graduation: Research Scientist at EdgeCast)
  5. Fei Chen (2011. Employment upon graduation: VMware. Current position: Research Scientist at Huawei Hong Kong Research Lab on Future Network Theory. Michigan State University College of Engineering Fitch Beach Outstanding Graduate Research Award 2013.
  6. Chad Meiners (2010. Employment upon graduation: Research Scientist at MIT Liconln Laboratory. Michigan State University College of Engineering Fitch Beach Outstanding Graduate Research Award 2009. Michigan State University Department of Computer Science and Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Award 2009.)