Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Chen Liu has been granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Clarkson University.
Dr. Liu’s research focuses on the interaction between hardware and software, with a specialization in using run-time hardware-level information to capture software behavior. Another part of his research falls into hardware acceleration using modern heterogeneous computing elements. The focal point of his most recent research is malware detection using hardware-level information for general computer security.
Dr. Liu has over 70 publications in journals, peer-reviewed conferences, editorial, and book chapters. He has over $1 million in research grants as principal investigator or co-principal investigator. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR), Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), and others. Among them, he is the awardee of the highly competitive Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering (BRIGE) in 2012, as well as the Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant in 2016, both from NSF.
Dr. Liu won the Tau Beta Pi Faculty Award at Clarkson University in 2017. He was two times Summer Faculty Fellow sponsored by Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and two times Visiting Faculty Research Fellow sponsored by Air Force Research Lab (AFRL). One of his research in video processing was featured in Industry-Nominated Technology Breakthroughs of NSF Industry/University Co-operative Research Centers in 2016.
Dr. Liu is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). He serves as associate editor of Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems (SUSCom) and International Journal of Embedded Systems (IJES). He serves on the IEEE Computer Society Member and Geographic Activities Board (MGAB) Award and Recognition Committee (ARC). He is also a member of IEEE Special Technical Community (STC) on Parallel Model & System Dataflow and Beyond.
Before coming to Clarkson, Dr. Liu was an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida International University (FIU). Dr. Liu received his bachelor of engineering degree in electronic and information engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and his master of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Riverside (UCR). Liu received his doctoral degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Irvine (UCI).