Hang Liu


  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • School

  • School of Engineering
  • Expertise

  • wireless communications and networking
  • cognitive radio networks
  • millimeter wave communications
  • Internet of Things
  • mobile computing
  • media streaming
  • future Internet architecture and protocols
  • network security
  • Bio

    Dr. Hang Liu joined The Catholic University of America in 2013, where he is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Faculty of the School of Engineering. He has also served as the Site Director of NSF IUCRC Broadband Wireless Access and Applications Center (BWAC) since 2016. Prior to joining Catholic University, he had more than 10 years of research experience in networking industry, and worked in senior research and management positions at several companies including InterDigital Communications Inc., Thomson (now Technicolor) Corporate Research Lab in Princeton, NJ, and NEC Laboratories America. He also led several industry-university collaborative research projects. He was an adjunct professor of WINLAB, the ECE Dept., Rutgers University from 2004 to 2012. Dr. Liu has published more than 100 papers in leading journals and conferences, and received two best paper awards and one best student paper award. He is the inventor/co-inventor of over 50 granted U.S. patents. He has also made many contributions to the IEEE 802 wireless standards and 3GPP standards, and was an Editor of the IEEE 802.11aa standard and the rapporteur of a 3GPP work item. Hang Liu received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include wireless communications and networking, dynamic spectrum management, millimeter wave communications, mobile computing, Internet of Things, future Internet architecture and protocols, information-centric networking, software-defined networks, mobile content distribution, video streaming, and network security.

    After joining Catholic University in 2013, Dr. Liu began government-sponsored research work. He is currently serving as the PI for five NSF and industry funded projects in the areas of next-generation (5G and beyond) wireless networking and mobile computing.

    The Cathlic University is a site of NSF Broadband Wireless Access and Applications Center (BWAC), a multi-university Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC). BWAC aims at advancing wireless technologies and providing cost-effective and practical solutions for next-generation (5G & beyond) wireless systems and applications.

    Selected Publications

    H. Liu, F. Eldarrat, H. Alqahtani, A. Reznik, X. de Foy, Y. Zhang, "Mobile Edge Cloud System: Architectures, Challenges, and Approaches," IEEE Systems Journal, pp. 1-14, DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2017.2654119, 2017.

    J. Chen, S. Li, H. Yu, Y. Zhang, D. Raychaudhuri, R. Ravindran, H. Gao, L. Dong, G. Wang, and H. Liu, “Exploiting ICN for Realizing Service-Oriented Communication in IoT,” IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 54, no. 12, pp. 24–30, DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.2016.1600405CM, Dec. 2016.

    X. Xing, B. Chen, H. Liu, X. Cheng, W. Zhou, D. Chen, “Game Theoretic Analysis of Green Spectrum and Infrastructure Leasing,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 66, no.7, pp. 6511 - 6522, DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2016.2636331, July 2017.

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