Professor Lu Liu

Professor of Informatics and Head of School of Informatics


Professor Lu Liu is the Head of School of Informatics at the University of Leicester. Prior to this, he was the Head of School of Electronics, Computing and Mathematics and Professor of Distributed Computing at the University of Derby. 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 analytics, AI, Cloud computing, service computing and the Internet of Things and he has over 200 scientific publications in reputable journals, academic books and international conferences. Professor Liu has secured and participated in 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, BCL Faculty Research Award in 2012 and was recognised as a Promising Researcher by the University of Derby in 2011. He has been the recipient of 6 Best Paper Awards from international conferences and was invited to deliver 7 keynote speeches at international conferences/workshops.

Professor Liu is a Fellow of BCS (British Computer Society) and serves as an Editorial Board member of 6 international journals and the Guest Editor for 19 journal special issues. He has chaired over 30 international conference and workshops, and presently or formerly serves as the program committee member for over 60 international conferences and workshops.

If you are interested in doing a PhD in the areas of data science, AI, cloud computing, edge computing or the Internet of Things, please feel free to contact Professor Liu at

Selected Recent Publications:

  • 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), in press, 2020.
  • 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, in press, 2020.
  • 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, in press, 2020.
  • 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, in press, 2020.
  • 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, in press, 2020.
  • 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, in press, 2020.
  • Yao Lu, John Panneerselvam, Lu Liu, Xiaojun Zhai, Xiang Sun, Nick Antonopoulos, A Latency-based Analytic Approach to Forecast Cloud Workload Trend for Sustainable Datacentres, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing, in press, 2020.
  • 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, 15, 2020, pp. 1654 – 1667.
  • 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, 8(3), 2020. pp. 762 – 780.
  • 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, 6(2), 2020. pp. 486 – 498.
  • 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, in 69 (7), 2020, pp. 7940 – 7954.
  • 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, Vol.7, No.1, pp. 141-150, 2020.
  • 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, in press, 2020.
  • Haider Ali, Umair Ullah Tariq, Mubashir Hussain, Liu Lu, Panneerselvam and Xiaojun Zhai, ARSH-FATI a Novel Meta-heuristic for Cluster Head Selection in Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE Systems Journal, in press, 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, 15(7), 2019, pp. 4295 – 4305.
  • 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, 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, 6(5), 2019, pp 1042 – 1050.
  • 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, 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, 6(4), 2019, pp. 6417 – 6428..
  • 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, 14(10), 2018. pp. 4487 – 4496.
  • 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, 15(4), 2018. pp. 1197 – 1206.
  • 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, 18(3), 2017, 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, 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, VOL. 3, NO. 4, 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, 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, Vol 5(1), March 2012, pp. 20-32.

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