Biography

Jia (Kevin) Liu is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University, where he joined in Aug. 2020. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech in 2010. From Aug. 2017 to Aug. 2020, he was an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science at Iowa State University. Prior to that, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher and subsequently a Research Assistant Professor from Feb. 2010 to Jul. 2017, both in the ECE department at OSU. His research areas include theoretical machine learning, control and optimization for stochastic networks, and optimization 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, and IEEE ICC'08 Best Paper Award. Dr. Liu is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award in 2020. He is a recipient of the Google Faculty Research Award in 2020 and the Bell Labs President Gold Award in 2001. His research is supported by NSF, AFOSR, AFRL, and ONR.