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 special research interests are in networking, security, and privacy. His general research interests include computer systems, distributed computing, and dependable systems.
Research Assistantship Available:
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 in ONE pdf file: (1) your resume, (2) scanned copy of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts (hopefully with official ranking), (3) GRE (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).
My Ph.D. student, Zubair Shafiq, will join the Department of Computer Science at The University of Iowa as a tenure-track Assistant Professor starting from Fall 2014. Many congratulations to Zubair!
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Graduated Ph.D. Students:
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) Chad Meiners (2010, employment upon graduation: MIT Licoln Laboratory): 1 SIGMETRICS, 1 USENIX Security, 1 VLDB, 2 ICNP, 3 INFOCOM, 1 ANCS, 3 ToN, 1 TPDS.
(2) Fei Chen (2011, employment upon graduation: VMware): 1 SIGMETRICS, 1 PODC, 1 ICNP, 2 INFOCOM, 1 USENIX LISA Best Student Paper, 2 ToN, 1 TC, 1 TPDS, 1 TAAS, 1 TNSM.
(3) Amir R. Khakpour (2012, employment upon graduation: EdgeCast): 2 ICDCS, 1 INFOCOM, 1 SRDS Best Paper, 1 INFOCOM Mini, 2 ToN.