Professor Lu Liu

Professor of Informatics and Head of School for Computing and Mathematical Sciences

Email: l.liu@leicester.ac.uk

Professor Lu Liu is the Head of School for Computing and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Leicester. Professor Liu received his PhD degree from Surrey Space Centre at the University of Surrey. He had worked as a Research Fellow at the WRG e-Science Centre at the University of Leeds.

Professor Liu's research interests are in the areas of Data Science, AI, Sustainable Computing and the Internet of Things, focusing on developing large-scale trustworthy sustainable systems based on AI and Data Analytics. He has over 250 scientific publications in reputable journals, academic books and international conferences. Professor Liu has secured many research projects which are supported by research councils, BIS, Innovate UK, British Council and leading industries. He received the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Doctoral Supervision in 2018. He has been the recipient of 7 Best Paper Awards from international conferences and was invited to deliver 8 keynote speeches at international conferences.

Professor Liu is a Fellow of BCS (British Computer Society).  He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for Peer-to-Peer Networking and Application (PPNA) and Big Data Mining and Analytics (BDMA). I have chaired over 20 international conferences in the areas of Data Science, AI, Cloud Computing and Internet of Things (e.g. as General Chair for IEEE/ACM UCC 2021, IEEE/ACM BDCAT 2021, IEEE SustainCom 2020 and Cyberlife 2019, Executive General Chair for IEEE ATC 2019, Program Chair for IEEE SmartCity 2018, IEEE CYBCONF 2017, IEEE SOSE 2016, SKG 2016, IEEE DASC 2015).

If you are interested in doing a PhD in the areas of data science, AI, sustinable computing, Cloud computing or the Internet of Things, please feel free to contact Professor Liu at l.liu@leicester.ac.uk.

Selected Recent Publications:

  • Diyawu Mumin, Lei-Lei Shi, Lu Liu, John Panneerselvam, Data-Driven Diffusion Recommendation in Online Social Networks for the Internet of People, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems (SMC), Volume 52, Issue 1, 2022. pp 166 – 178.
  • Jie Cui, Bei Li, Hong Zhong, Geyong Min, Yan Xu, Lu Liu, A Practical and Efficient Bidirectional Access-Control Scheme for Cloud-Edge Data Sharing, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), in press 2021.
  • Rongbo Zhu, Hao Liu, Lu Liu, Xiaozhu Liu, Wenjie Hu, Bo Yuan, A Blockchain-Based Two-Stage Secure Spectrum Intelligent Sensing and Sharing Auction Mechanism, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII), in press, 2021.
  • Jie Cui, Lu Wei, Jing Zhang, Yan Xu, Lu Liu, Proven Secure Tree-based Authenticated Key Agreement for Securing V2V and V2I Communications in VANETs, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), in press, 2021.
  • Yan Wu, Fang Tao, Lu Liu, Jiayan Gu, John Panneerselvam, Rongbo Zhu, Mohammad Nasir Shahzad, A Bitcoin Transaction Network Analytic Method for Future Blockchain Forensic Investigation, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering (TNSE), Volume: 8, Issue: 2, April-June 2021. pp. 1230 – 1241.
  • John Panneerselvam, Lu Liu and Nick Antonopoulos, An Approach to Optimise Resource Provision with Energy-awareness in Datacentres by Combating Task Heterogeneity, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC), Volume: 8, Issue: 3, 2020. pp 762 – 780.
  • Jing Zhang, Jie Cui, Hong Zhong, Zhili Chen, Lu Liu, PA-CRT: Chinese Remainder Theorem Based Conditional Privacy-preserving Authentication Scheme in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), Volume: 18, Issue: 2, March-April 2021. pp. 722 – 735.
  • Farhan Ahmad, Fatih Kurugollu, Chaker Abdelaziz Kerrachey, Sakir Sezerz, Lu Liu, NOTRINO: a NOvel hybrid TRust management scheme for INternet-Of-vehicles, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT), Volume: 70, Issue: 9, Sept. 2021
  • Umair Ullah Tariq, Haider Ali, Lu Liu, James Hardy, Muhammad Kazim, Waqar Ahmed, Energy-aware Scheduling of Streaming Applications on Edge-devices in IoT based Healthcare, IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking (TGCN), 5(2), June 2021, pp 803-815.
  • Jie Cui, Lu Wei, Hong Zhong, Jing Zhang, Yan Xu, Lu Liu, Edge Computing in VANETs-An Efficient and Privacy-Preserving Cooperative Downloading Scheme, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), Volume: 38, Issue: 6, June 2020. pp 1191 – 1204.
  • Yao Lu, Lu Liu, John Panneerselvam, Bo Yuan, Jiayan Gu, Nick Antonopoulos, A GRU-Based Prediction Framework for Intelligent Resource Management at Cloud Data Centres in the Age of 5G, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking (TCCN), 6(2), 2020. pp. 486 – 498.
  • Hong Zhong, Lei Chen, Jie Cui, Jing Zhang, Irina Bolodurina, Lu Liu, Secure and Lightweight Conditional Privacy-Preserving Authentication for Fog-Based Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, in press 2021.
  • Jing Zhang, Hong Zhong, Jie Cui, Yan Xu, Lu Liu, An Extensible and Effective Anonymous Batch Authentication Scheme for Smart Vehicular Networks, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Volume: 7, Issue: 1, Feb. 2020, pp 141 - 150.
  • Jing Zhang, Hong Zhong, Jie Cui, Yan Xue, Lu Liu, SMAKA: Secure Many-to-Many Authentication and Key Agreement Scheme for Vehicular Networks, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security (TIFS), Volume: 16, December 2020. pp. 1810 – 1824.
  • Yao Lu, Lu Liu, John Panneerselvam, Xiaojun Zhai, Xiang Sun, Nick Antonopoulos, Latency-based Analytic Approach to Forecast Cloud Workload Trend for Sustainable Datacentres, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing (T-SUSC), Volume: 5, Issue: 3, July-Sept. 2020. pp. 308 – 318.
  • Jing Zhang, Jie Cui, Hong Zhong, Irina Bolodurina, Lu Liu, Intelligent Drone-assisted Anonymous Authentication and Key Agreement for 5G/B5G Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering (TNSE), 8(4), 2021. pp 2982-2994.
  • Hong Zhong, Chuanwang Zhang, Jie Cui, Yan Xu, Lu Liu, Authentication and Key Agreement Based on Anonymous Identity for Peer-to-Peer Cloud, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), in press, 2020.
  • Jing Zhang, Hong Zhong, Jie Cui, Miaomiao Tian, Yan Xu, Lu Liu, Edge Computing-based Privacy-preserving Authentication Framework and Protocol for 5G-enabled Vehicular Networks, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT), 69 (7), 2020, pp. 7940 – 7954.
  • Jie Cui, Xiaoyu Zhang, Hong Zhong, Jing Zhang, Lu Liu, Extensible Conditional Privacy Protection Authentication Scheme for Secure Vehicular Networks in a Multi-Cloud Environment, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security (TIFS), 15, 2020, pp. 1654 – 1667.
  • Lei-lei Shi, Lu Liu, Yan Wu, Liang Jiang, John Panneerselvam, Roy Crole, A Social Sensing Model for Event Detection and User Influence Discovering in Social Media Data Streams, IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems (TCSS), Vol.7, No.1, pp. 141-150, 2020.
  • Na Lin, Qi Zhao, Liang Zhao, Ammar Hawbani, Lu Liu, Geyong Min, A Novel Cost-Effective Controller Placement Scheme for Software-Defined Vehicular Networks, IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IoT-J), Volume: 8, Issue: 18, Sept.15, 15 2021. pp. 14080 – 14093.
  • Hong Zhong, Jingyue Ni, Jie Cui, Jing Zhang, Lu Liu, Personalized Location Privacy Protection Based on Vehicle Movement Regularity in Vehicular Networks, IEEE Systems Journal (IoT-J), in press, 2021.
  • Haider Ali, Umair Ullah Tariq, Mubashir Hussain, Lu Liu, John Panneerselvam and Xiaojun Zhai, ARSH-FATI a Novel Meta-heuristic for Cluster Head Selection in Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE Systems Journal, Volume: 15, Issue: 2, June 2021. pp. 2386 – 2397.
  • Huansheng Ning, Rongyang Li, Xiaozhen Ye, Yudong Zhang, Lu Liu, A Review on Serious Games for Dementia Care in Ageing Societies, IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine (JTEHM), Vol. 8, 2020.
  • Bo Yuan, John Panneerselvam, Lu Liu, Nick Antonopoulos, Yao Lu, An Inductive Content-Augmented Network Embedding Model for Edge Artificial Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII), 15(7), 2019, pp. 4295 – 4305.
  • Liang Jiang, Lei-lei Shi, Lu Liu, Bo Yuan, Yongjun Zheng, An Efficient Evolutionary User Interest Community Discovery Model in Dynamic Social Networks for Internet of People, IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IoT-J), 6(6), 2019, pp. 9226 – 9236.
  • Jie Cui, Xiaoyu Zhang, Hong Zhong, Zuobin Ying, Lu Liu, RSMA: Reputation System-based Lightweight Message Authentication Framework and Protocol for 5G-enabled Vehicular Networks, IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IoT-J), 6(4), 2019, pp. 6417 – 6428.
  • Umair Ullah Tariq, Haider Ali, Lu Liu, John Panneerselvam, Xiaojun Zhai, Energy-efficient Static Scheduler on VFI based NoC-HMPSoCs for Intelligent Edge Devices in Cyber-Physical Systems, ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST), 10(6), 2019, 66:1-22.
  • Lei-lei Shi, Lu Liu, Yan Wu, Liang Jiang, Muhammad Kazim, Haider Ali and John Panneerselvam, Human-centric Cyber Social Computing Model for Hot Event Detection and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems (TCSS), 6(5), 2019, pp 1042 – 1050.
  • Jie Cui, Qinghe Lu, Hong Zhong, Miaomiao Tian, and Lu Liu, A Load-balancing Mechanism for Distributed SDN Control Plane Using Response Time, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM), 15(4), 2018. pp. 1197 – 1206.
  • Dejun Miao, Lu Liu, Rongyan Xu, Yan Wu, Wei Xu, An Efficient Indexing Model for the Fog Layer of Industrial Internet of Things, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII), 14(10), 2018. pp. 4487 – 4496.
  • Xiangjun Shen, Qing Chang, Lu Liu, John Panneerselvam, and Zheng-Jun Zha, CCLBR: Congestion Control-Based Load Balanced Routing in Unstructured P2P Systems, IEEE Systems Journal, 12(1), 2018, pp 802 - 813.
  • Yonghong Guo, Lu Liu, Yan Wu, James Hardy, Interest-Aware Content Discovery in Peer-to-Peer Social Networks, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), 18(3), 2018, 39:1-21.
  • Lu Liu, Nick Antonopoulos, Minghui Zheng, Yongzhao Zhan, Zhijun Ding, A Socio-ecological Model for Advanced Service Discovery in Machine-to-Machine Communication Networks, ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS), Vol 15(2), 2016, pp 38:1–38:26.
  • Zhiyuan Li, Rulong Chen, Lu Liu, and Geyong Min, Dynamic Resource Discovery based on Preference and Movement Pattern Similarity for Large-Scale Social Internet-of-Things, IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IoT-J), Vol. 3, No. 4, August 2016, pp 581 - 589.
  • Yan Wu, Chungang Yan, Lu Liu, Zhijun Ding and Changjun Jiang, An Adaptive Multilevel Indexing Method for Disaster Service Discovery, IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), Vol 64(9), September 2015, pp 2447 - 2459.
  • Jie Xu, Dacheng Zhang, Lu Liu, Xianxian Li, Dynamic Authentication for Cross-Realm SOA-Based Business Processes, IEEE Transactions on Service Computing (TSC), Vol 5(1), March 2012, pp. 20-32.

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