Jia (Kevin) Liu

Affiliate Assistant Professor

Jia (Kevin) Liu is currently an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science at Iowa State University, where he joined in Aug. 2017. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Bradley Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech in 2010. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher from Feb. 2010 to Nov. 2014, and subsequently a Research Assistant Professor from Nov. 2014 to Jul. 2017, both in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University. His research areas include theoretical foundations of control and optimization for stochastic networked systems, distributed algorithms design, optimization of cyber-physical systems, Internet-of-things, data analytics infrastructure, and machine learning. Dr. Liu is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM. His work has received numerous awards at top venues, including 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. He is a recipient of Bell Labs President Gold Award in 2001 and China National Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Students Abroad in 2008. His research has been supported by NSF, AFOSR, AFRL, and ONR.

Area of Expertise: 
and Machine Learning
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2010