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Liu Fang

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Dr. Fang Liu is a full professor of the top-notch School of Design at Hunan University. She is also the Director of Data Intelligence and Service Design Lab. She received the B.S. and PhD. degrees in computer science from National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China in 1999 and 2005, respectively. Prior to join Hunan University, she was an associated professor in the School of Computer at National University of Defense Technology, and an outstanding young talent of "Hundred Talents Program" of Sun Yat-sen University. She was also a visiting professor at the University of Florida and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2012 and 2011, respectively. Her Research Interests include service computing, big data management and storage, Intelligent Interaction Design, Edge Computing. She has led and participated in a large number of important scientific research projects that have been well funded by various federal agencies. She has published more than 100 papers in PIEEE, TPDS, TC, TIST, JCST, Ubicomp, VEE, MSST, Middleware, Cluster, ICPP and other international journals and conferences. She has served as Co-Chair and Program Chairs in various conferences. She has worked as a reviewer of more than 10 international journals and as a member of program committees of several International and Chinese conferences. She is currently serving as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing.


Professor Liu Fang recruits graduate students, doctoral students, research assistants, and post-doctoral fellows who have a background in computer or industrial design and have a strong interest in intelligent interactive and service design, big data management and storage, edge computing and visualization.



Education

National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, Hunan, China

Ph.D., School of Computer, June, 2005. (Advisor: Zhiying Wang)

Master, School of Computer, December, 2001. (Advisor: Zhiying Wang)

Bachelor, School of Computer, July, 1999.


Academic Experiences

·  2020-present: School of Design, Hunan University, Professor

· 2018-2020: School of Computer Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Associate Professor, Outstanding young talent of "Hundred Talents Program"

· 2009-2017: School of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Associate Professor

· 2005-2009: School of Computer, National University of Defense Technology, Assistant Professor

· 2011: Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Visiting Professor

· 2012: Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, Visiting Professor

Research Projects

Below are main research projects I have been involved in:

·  Distributed storage and management for new domain name resolution, National Key R&D Program Project of China2020.06~2022.05 (Project leader)

·  Research on key technology and application of intelligent data storage and processing chip, Key R&D Program Project of Guangdong Province, 2019.01~2021.12 (Project leader)

·  Task scheduling and elastic service technology in edge computing environmentCorporate Research Project, 2018.12~2020.12 (Project leader)

· Large-scale parallel file system with high concurrency and low latency for heterogeneous storage, National Key R&D Program Project of China, 2016.06~2020.06 (Project leader)

· Storage system architecture and technology based on new storage devicesNational High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program), 2013.01~2016.12  (Project leader)

· Key technology of parallel file system with hybrid storage structure awareness, General Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2012.01~2015.12 (Project leader)

· Security Evaluation and Optimization of Cloud Storage, General Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2010.01~2012.12. (Project leader)

· Research on the Architecture and Technology of High-efficiency Parallel Computer System for Big Data, Major Research plan of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2015.01~2019.12

· Research and development of parallel processing system based on memory computing, National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program), 2015.01~2017.12.

· Dynamic Scalable Computing Architecture for Data-Intensive Computing in Network Environment, National Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar, 2011.01~2014.12.

· Massive Distributed Data Management in Large-scale Network Storage Environments, Key Program of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2008.01~20011.12

· Key Technologies of Distributed Data Management, National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program), 2006.01~2009.12.

· Monitoring management system of China national Grid, National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program), 2006.01~2009.12.

· Security Situation Awareness based on Network Measurement, General Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2007.01~2009.12

· Disaster Recovery Technologies for Key Systems in Networks, Major Research plan of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2002.01~2004.12.



Teaching Courses

· Data Intelligence and Service Design

· Design Frontier

· Computer Organizations (Course Leader, awarded the Excellent Course by Education Ministry of China)

· Design Project of Principles of Computer Organizations

· Embedded system (awarded the Excellent Course by Education Ministry of China)

· Information Storage Technology

· Edge Computing


Recent selected publications:

1. Yeting Guo, Fang Liu, Zhiping Cai, Hui Zeng, Nong Xiao, PREFER: Point-of-interest REcommendation with efficiency and privacy-preservation via Federated Edge leaRning. ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2021).

2. Shan Zhao, Minghao Hu, Zhiping Cai, and Fang Liu. Dynamic Modeling Cross- and Self-lattice Attention Network for Chinese NER. The Thirty-Fiveth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2021).

3. Hongjia Wu, Jiao Zhang, Zhiping Cai, Fang Liu, Yangyang Li, Anfeng Liu. Towards Energy-aware Caching for Intelligent Connected Vehicles. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2020, 7(5):1-10.

4. Shao Zhao, Minghao Hu, Zhiping Cai, Fang Liu. Modeling Dense Cross-Modal Interactions for Joint Entity-Relation Extraction, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2020): 4032-4038

5. Yeting Guo, Fang Liu, Zhiping Cai, Li Chen, Nong Xiao, FEEL: A Federated Edge Learning System for Efficient and Privacy-Preserving Mobile Healthcare. 49th International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP 2020): 9:1-9:11

6. Guoming Tang, Deke Guo, Kui Wu, Fang Liu, Yudong Qin, Yueyue Chen. QoS Guaranteed Edge Cloud Resource Provisioning for Vehicle Fleets. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT), 2020, 69(6):5889-5900.

7. Fang Liu, Guoming Tang, Youhuizi Li, Zhiping Cai, Xingzhou Zhang, Tongqing Zhou. A Survey on Edge Computing Systems and Tools. Proceedings of the IEEE, 2019, vol. 107, no.8, pp. 1537-1562

8. Fang Liu, Yeting Guo, Zhiping Cai, Nong Xiao, Zhiming Zhao, Weisong Shi. Edge-enabled Disaster Rescue: A Case Study of Searching for Missing People. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST), 2019, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 1-21.

9. Haiwen Chen, Jiaping Yu, Fang Liu, Zhiping Cai, Jing Xia. Archipelago: A medical distributed storage system for interconnected health. IEEE Internet Computing, 2019, 2(24):28-38.

10. Guang Yu, Zhiping Cai, Siqi Wang, Haiwen Chen, Fang Liu, Anfeng Liu. Unsupervised Online Anomaly Detection with Parameter Adaptation for KPI Abrupt Changes. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM), 2019, 17(3):1294-1308.

11. Fang Liu, Tong Li, A Clustering k-Anonymity Privacy-Preserving Method for Wearable IoT Devices. Security and Communication Networks 2018: 4945152:1-4945152:8 (2018)

12. Shuo Li, Peng Wang, Nong Xiao, Guangyu Sun, Fang Liu. SPMS: Strand based Persistent Memory System, Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition (DATE 2017)

13. Hang Zhang, Xuhao Chen, Nong Xiao, Fang Liu, Architecting energy-efficient STT-RAM based register file on GPGPUs via delta compression. 53nd ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2016: 119:1-119:6

14. Hang Zhang, Nong Xiao, Fang Liu, Zhiguang Chen, Leader: Accelerating ReRAM-based main memory by leveraging access latency discrepancy in crossbar arrays. DATE 2016: 756-761

15. Zhiguang Chen, Nong Xiao, Yutong Lu, Fang Liu, Me-CLOCK: A Memory-Efficient Framework to Implement Replacement Policies for Large Caches. IEEE Trans. Computers 65(8): 2665-2671 (2016)


Professional Activities

· IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Associate Editor (Feb. 2021 - present)

· Program Committee,The Sixth ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing, San Jose, CA, December 14-17, 2021

· Workshop Co-Chair, Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Edge Computing, The 7th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Security, Dublin, Ireland, July, 2021

· Workshop Co-Chair, Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Edge Computing, The 6th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Security, Hohhot, China, July, 2020

· Workshop Co-Chair, Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Edge Computing, The 5th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Security, New York, July, 2019

· Program Committee chair, The 21th National Conference of Information Storage 2015, Sep. 17 – 18, Changsha, China.

· Program Committee, The 26th National Conference of Information Storage 2020, Sep. 24 – 25, Shanghai, China.

· Program Committee, The 25th National Conference of Information Storage 2019, Sep. 18 – 20, Shenzhen, China.

· Program Committee, The 24th National Conference of Information Storage 2018, Sep. 19 – 21, Beijing, China.

· Local Chair, The 8th IFIP International Conference on Network and Parallel Computing (NPC 2011), Changsha, Hunan Province, China, October 21-23, 2011.

· Local Chair, the 4th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage (IEEE NAS'09), July 9-11, 2009, Zhang JiaJie, P. R. China.

· Workshop Co-Chair, International workshop on Data Storage, Management and Processing (DSMP’10), September 1-3, 2010, Melbourne, Australia.

· Workshop Co-Chair, International Workshop on Network Storage and Data Management (NSDM'09), June 26, 2009, Seoul, Korea.

· Workshop Co-Chair, International Workshop on Massive Network Storage Systems and Technologies (MNSST’08), September 26, 2008, Dalian, P. R. China.



Paper Review for International Journals:

· IEEE Transactions on Services Computing,

· IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems,

· IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management

· ACM Transactions on Internet of Things

· IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing

· IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

· IEEE Internet of Things Journal

· IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

· ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology

· IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems

· IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering

· Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing

· Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier)



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