Liu, Jia (Kevin)


Jia (Kevin) Liu is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University (OSU) and an Amazon Visiting Academics (AVA). From Aug. 2017 to Aug. 2020, he was an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science at Iowa State University (ISU). He is also a faculty investigator with the NSF AI Institute for Future Edge Networks and Distributed Intelligence (AI-EDGE) at OSU, the NSF TRIPODS D4 (Dependable Data-Driven Discovery) Institute at ISU, and the NSF ARA Wireless Living Lab PAWR Platform between ISU and OSU. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech in 2010. His research areas include theoretical machine learning, stochastic network optimization and control, and performance analysis for data analytics infrastructure and cyber-physical systems. Dr. Liu is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM. He has received numerous awards at top venues, including IEEE INFOCOM'19 Best Paper Award, IEEE INFOCOM'16 Best Paper Award, IEEE INFOCOM'13 Best Paper Runner-up Award, IEEE INFOCOM'11 Best Paper Runner-up Award, IEEE ICC'08 Best Paper Award. He has also received multiple honors of long/spotlight presentations at top machine learning conferences, including ICML, NeurIPS, and ICLR. He is an NSF CAREER Award recipient in 2020 and a winner of the Google Faculty Research Award in 2020. He received the LAS Award for Early Achievement in Research at Iowa State University in 2020, and the Bell Labs President Gold Award. Dr. Liu is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking. He has also served as a TPC member for numerous top conferences, such as ICML, NeurIPS, ICLR, ACM SIGMETRICS, IEEE INFOCOM, ACM MobiHoc, IEEE/IFIP WiOpt, etc. His research is supported by NSF, AFOSR, AFRL, ONR, Google, and Cisco.