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.
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 9 tenure track Assistant Professor offers from reputed universities in U.S. Note that 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. Many congratulations to Zubair! In less than a year at The University of Iowa, Zubair has received an NSF award with him being the single PI! Many congratulations to Zubair again!
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. Zubair Shafiq (2014, employment upon graduation: Department of Computer Science at The University of Iowa as a tenure-track Assistant Professor): 5 SIGMETRICS, 2 ICNP (one best paper award), 2 INFOCOM, 1 ICSE, 2 ToN, 1 TMC, 2 JSAC. Michigan State University College of Engineering Fitch Beach Outstanding Graduate Research Award 2013.
  2. Amir R. Khakpour (2012, employment upon graduation: EdgeCast): 2 ICDCS, 1 INFOCOM, 1 SRDS Best Paper, 1 INFOCOM Mini, 2 ToN.
  3. 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. Michigan State University College of Engineering Fitch Beach Outstanding Graduate Research Award (Honorable Mention) 2013.
  4. Chad Meiners (2010, employment upon graduation: MIT Liconln Laboratory): 1 SIGMETRICS, 1 USENIX Security, 1 VLDB, 2 ICNP, 3 INFOCOM, 1 ANCS, 3 ToN, 1 TPDS. Michigan State University College of Engineering Fitch Beach Outstanding Graduate Research Award 2010.