Alan Zaoxing Liu

Assistant Professor
5138 Iribe Center
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University (Computer Science)

Alan Zaoxing Liu is an assistant professor of computer science.

His research focuses on systems, networking and applied algorithms. Liu’s interests extend beyond theory to practical implementations that yield tangible benefits. He aims to make a positive impact on computer network systems by developing resource-efficient, next-generation data centers capable of processing extensive data.

Liu leads the FROOT lab to make systems Faster, more Future-pROOf, and more Trustworthy.

Over the years, his work has been recognized with numerous awards such as the USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies Best Paper Award, the USENIX Annual Technical Conference’s “Best of the Rest” award, and the Association for Computing Machinery’s Symposium on Theory of Computing’s “Best of Theory” plenary talk.

Before joining UMD, Liu was an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Boston University.

He received his doctorate in computer science from Johns Hopkins University in 2018 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab.

Go here to view Liu’s academic publications.