Cong Liu

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
The University of Texas at Dallas

ECSS 4.211, UTD
Richardson, Texas
                         Office phone: (972) 883-3572

Research Assistant (RA) positions available for self-motivated PhD students. I am particularly interested in working with both 'provers' and 'hackers' (i.e., strong theory-inclined students and strong systems students). If you are interested in my research and working with me, please include some samples of your work (e.g., major projects, open source contributions, etc.) when contacting me directly (note: it is highly recommended that you read some of my recent papers to get some understanding of my research first).

For current UTD students who are interested in working with me, please stop by my office so that we can discuss and see if there is a good match.


» Served on the External Review Committee at ASPLOS 2017.

» Congratulations to Zheng Dong, who got two first-authored papers accetped by RTSS 2016. I am not aware of any other graduate student who managed to get multiple first-authored RTSS papers in a single year :-)

» Our paper titled "Closing the loop for the selective conversion approach: a utilization-based test for hard real-time suspending task systems" has been accepted to the 37th RTSS (RTSS 2016).

» Our paper titled "Enabling predictable wireless data collection in severe energy harvesting environments" has been accepted to the 37th RTSS (RTSS 2016).

» Our paper titled "k2Q: A quafratic-form response time and schedulability analysis framework for utilization-based analysis" has been accepted to the 37th RTSS (RTSS 2016).

» Served on the TPC at RTSS 2016.

» My students Husheng Zhou will intern at IBM Research T.J. Watson Center this upcoming summer, working on a GPU-related research project; and Zheng Dong will intern at Huawei-US Research this summer, working on real-time scheduling of cellular baseband systems. Congratulations to them! It's now time to leverage research experience and skills learned in school to solve some of the practical industrial cases.

» Two papers have been accepted to INFOCOM'16 and one paper has been accepted to SECON'16.

» Received the "Up-and-Coming Young Outstanding Teacher" award from UT-Dallas in 2015.

» Served on the TPC at RTAS 2016 (CPSweek) and ECRTS 2016.

» Received an NSF grant from the CSR core program (as the sole PI) and a gift money grant from an industrial colloborator.

» Our paper titled "k^2U: A General Framework from k-Point Effective Schedulability Analysis to Utilization-Based Tests" has been accepted to the 36th RTSS (RTSS 2015).

» Served on the TPC at RTSS 2015 and RTAS 2015 (CPSweek).

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Short Bio

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with Prof. Jim Anderson in 2013.

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