Associate Professor, Ph.D. Advisor, Computer Science & Technology

Phone: (027) 8754-1924

Email: fmliu@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Networked & Distributed Systems, Cloud Computing & Datacenter, Software-Defined Networking & Virtualization, Mobile Cloud & Green Computing/Communications, Large-scale Internet Content Distribution Systems

Research Interests:

Fangming Liu is an associate professor in the School of Computer Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, where he is named the CHUTIAN Scholar of Hubei Province, China, ACM-Wuhan Rising Star Award Scientist, and the Academic New Star Scholar Award in HUST (Top award for young faculties among 28 schools/departments in HUST) as well as HUAZHONG Scholar Honour. He is a Youth Scientist of National 973 Basic Research Program Project on Software-defined Networking (SDN)-based Cloud Datacenter Networks, which is one of the largest SDN projects in China. Since 2012, he has also been invited as a StarTrack Visiting Young Faculty in Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA), Beijing. He received his B.Engr. degree from Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing; and his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where he was awarded with the HKTIIT outstanding research award and Overseas Research Award. From 2009 to 2010, he was a visiting scholar at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada. He was a recipient of Best Paper Awards from IEEE GLOBECOM 2011, IEEE IUCC 2012 and IEEE CloudCom 2012, respectively. His research interests include cloud computing and datacenter networking, software-defined networking and virtualization technology, mobile cloud and green computing/communications, large-scale Internet content distribution and video streaming systems. His works achieved outstanding track record with a series of publications in premium journals and competitive conferences, including Proceedings of the IEEE (Impact Factor: 6.911), IEEE JSAC, IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Network Magazine, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, IEEE INFOCOM, ICDCS, ICNP, MASCOTS, ACM e-Energy, ACM NOSSDAV, etc. He is a member of IEEE and ACM, as well as a member of the China Computer Federation (CCF) Internet Technical Committee and Open Systems Technical Committee. He has been Guest Editors for IEEE Network Magazine (Impact Factor: 3.74) and IEEE Systems Journal, an Associate Editor for Frontiers of Computer Science, and served as TPC for IEEE INFOCOM 2013-2015, ICNP 2014, ICDCS 2015, ACM Multimedia 2014 and GLOBECOM 2012-2014, Shadow TPC for ACM CONEXT 2011, etc. He served as the IEEE LANMAN 2014 Publicity Chair (The 20th IEEE International Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks) and GPC 2014 Program Chair (The 9th International Conference on Green, Pervasive and Cloud Computing). ​

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering, 2010, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong;

B.A. Computer Science & Technology, 2005, Tsinghua University, Beijing.

Professional Experience

Guest Editor:

Selected Publications

Journal Publications: 

Selected Cases

Research Grants

  • National 973 Basic Research Program (国家重点基础研究发展计划973青年科学家项目), No.2014CB347800, “Software-defined Networking (SDN)-based Cloud Datacenter Networks" (软件定义的云数据中心网络基础理论与关键技术), which is one of the largest SDN projects in China, Co-Principal Investigator, 01/2014 – 12/2018.

  • < >国家自然科学基金面上项目 (The National Natural Science Foundation of China), No.61370232, Towards Predictable Cloud Computing Performance: Multi-Tenant Datacenter Network Sharing and Optimal Pricing (面向云计算性能保证的多租户数据中心网络带宽分配与最优性价比计价体系研究), Principal Investigator, 01/2014 – 12/2017.< >国家自然科学基金青年项目 (The National Natural Science Foundation of China), No.61103176, Multi-Dimensional Resource Consolidation and Energy-Efficiency Optimization of Large-Scale Virtualized Datacenters, Principal Investigator, 01/2012 – 12/2014.

    Research Fund of Young Scholars for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, China (教育部高等学校博士学科点专项科研基金), No.20110142120079, Data-Intensive Computing: Efficient Data Management and Agile Computing Environment, Principal Investigator, 01/2012 – 12/2014.

  • CHUTIAN Scholar Project (湖北省楚天学者计划”) of computer software and theory, Principal Investigator, Hubei Province, China.

  • Academic New Star Scholar Award Fund (Top Award for Young Faculties among 28 Schools/Departments in HUST) in Huazhong University of Science & Technology (2013年度华中科技大学学术新人奖科研基金、华中科技大学各个院系35岁以下青年教师最高奖项,全校2013年度28个院系竞争中仅9人获得该奖), Principal Investigator, 2013.

  • Innovation Research Fund of Huazhong University of Science & Technology, No. 2014YQ001 (优青培育类, supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities), Principal Investigator, 04/2014 – 12/2015.

  • Innovation Research Fund of Huazhong University of Science & Technology, No. 2014TS006 (前沿探索类, supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities), Principal Investigator, 01/2014 – 12/2015.

  • Innovation Research Fund of Huazhong University of Science & Technology, No. 2011QN051 (青年教师类, supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities), Principal Investigator, 06/2011 – 12/2012.

  • Startup Scientific Research Fund of Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Principal Investigator, 02/2011 – 12/2014.

  • < >2014年高水平国际会议重点项目, IEC201402005, Principal Investigator, 2014.

Awards and Honors

  • Youth Scientist of National 973 Basic Research Program (国家重点基础研究发展计划973项目青年科学家”), since 2013

  • MSRA StarTrack Visiting Young Faculty (微软亚洲研究院青年教授铸星计划”) in Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA), Beijing, 2012-2013

  • HUST Academic New Star Scholar Award (华中科技大学学术新人奖,华中科技大学各个院系35岁以下青年教师最高奖项,全校2013年度28个院系竞争中仅9人获得该奖), 2013

  • HUAZHONG Scholar Honour (华中学者), 2014

  • Distinguished Young Scientist by ACM-Wuhan & Hubei Computer Society (ACM武汉和湖北省计算机学会联合颁发的首届杰出青年科学家奖), 2014

  • Visiting Professor of Simon Fraser Universiy, Canada, Aug - Oct. 2013

  • Visiting Professor of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Mar. 2013

  • Visiting Professor of City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Jun. 2013

  • Visiting Professor of Hong Kong University of Science and Technolgoy, Hong Kong, 2012

  • CHUTIAN Scholar (楚天学者计划) of computer software and theory, Hubei Province, China, 2011

  • IEEE GLOBECOM 2011 Best Paper Awards, one of the 14 best papers rigorously selected from 1070 papers, in Prof. of IEEE GLOBECOM, 2011

  • IEEE IUCC 2012 Best Paper Awards, in Prof. of 11th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications (IUCC), 2012

  • IEEE CloudCom 2012 Best Paper Nominee, in Prof. of 4th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom), 2012

  • < >2012届本科生优秀毕业设计(论文)一等奖指导教师, Student: 周知 (now my Master student) < >年华中科技大学暑期社会实践活动优秀指导教师

    HKTIIT Post-Graduate Excellence Scholarships 2009/2010, The Hong Kong Telecom Institute of Information Technology (for outstanding achievement in the research area of networking and multimedia technologies)

  • HKUST Overseas Research Award 2009 (Oversea research at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada)

  • HKUST PhD Student Scholarship 2007 – 2011

  • HKUST Research Travel Grant 2008

  • Guanghua Scholarship for Study (2006), Second Scholarship for Study (2004), Third Scholarship for Progress in Study (2002), Tsinghua University

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Internet of Things (物联网技术导论), Spring 2014, Huazhong University of Science & Technology

  • Fundamentals of Cloud Computing (云计算概论与技术基础), Fall 2013, Huazhong University of Science & Technology

  • Introduction to Internet of Things (物联网技术导论), Spring 2013, Huazhong University of Science & Technology

  • Fundamentals of Cloud Computing (云计算概论与技术基础), Spring 2013, Huazhong University of Science & Technology

  • 2013年计算机科学与技术学院赴无锡市“智慧中国”暑期社会实践队指导老师, Student team: 陶浩, 刘俊宁, 潘越, 王辉, 曾良咀,林子轩,杨荡,刘峥漩,马逸鹏

    Supervisor of Excellent-rank Students (特优生导师), Student: Yong Xu (year 4 undergraduate student), Yuchen Jin (year 3 undergraduate student), Huazhong University of Science & Technology

  • Introduction to Internet of Things (物联网技术导论), Spring 2012, Huazhong University of Science & Technology

  • Computer Communications & Networking (计算机通信与网络), Spring 2012, Huazhong University of Science & Technology

  • Introduction to Internet of Things (物联网技术导论), Fall 2011, Huazhong University of Science & Technology

  • Computer Networks Management Technology (计算机网络管理技术), Fall 2011, Huazhong University of Science & Technology

  • COMP252 (Fall 2008), Operating System, COMP271 (Spring 2008), Data Structures and Algorithms, COMP252 (Fall 2007), Operating System, Teaching Assistant, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • Operating System (Fall 2006), Teaching Assistant of Yao Class (姚期智班), Tsinghua University

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