Chen Liu Promoted to Full Professor at Clarkson University

June 13, 2024

Chen Liu has been promoted from associate professor to full professor of electrical and computer engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering.

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Liu received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California-Riverside, and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California-Irvine, respectively. He joined Clarkson University as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2012. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2018.

His research has been focusing on three thrusts. On hardware-software interaction, he focuses on using run-time hardware-level information to model software behavior, with a specialization in anomaly-based malware detection. On biometrics, he focuses on face in video recognition, face quality evaluation, and face morphing. On autonomous driving and navigation, he focuses on computing, perception, mapping, and multi-sensor fusion. He has taught courses on computer architecture, secure computer system design, introduction to digital design, many-core processor architecture and programming model, software system architecture. Liu has over 100 publications in journals, peer-reviewed conferences, and other venues. This includes IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Biometrics, Behavior, and Identity Science, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine, IEEE Network Magazine, IEEE Communications Magazine. 

Liu has been involved in over 30 sponsored research projects with over USD$5M total in funding, where he served as the principal investigator (PI) for over 70% of the projects. His research has been sponsored by NSF, NIST, AFRL, CITeR, among others. Specifically, he was the awardee of the NSF Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grant in Engineering (BRIGE) in 2012, NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant in 2016, and NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) grant in 2023. 

Liu received the Tao Beta Phi Faculty award at Clarkson University in 2017. He has contributed significantly to the computer engineering program at Clarkson University, where he led the effort of the computer engineering program to pass the ABET accreditation in 2021.

Liu served as the inaugural chair of the IEEE Computer Society Special Interest Group for Autonomous Driving Technologies from 2018 to 2020. He currently serves as the site director of the Center on Electric, Connected and Autonomous Technologies for Mobility, an NSF I/UCRC center, at Clarkson University. He is a senior member of both IEEE and ACM. 

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