Mingyan Liu
Professor, EECS
University of Michigan
1301 Beal Ave, 4427 EECS
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122
Tel (734) 764-9546
Fax (734) 763-8041

BS in Electrical Engineering, Nanjing University of Aero. and Astro., China, 1995
MS in Systems Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 1997
PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 2000

I am currently on partial leave at FICO following its acquisition of QuadMetrics, Inc, a startup I co-founded in 2014. See news release and a related WSJ article.

Short Bio

I came to Ann Arbor, Michigan in August 2000, and have been with this department ever since. Prior to that I was a graduate student at the ECE Department , the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland, College Park. I was a recipient of the 2002 NSF CAREER Award, the University of Michigan Elizabeth C. Crosby Research Award in 2003 and 2014, and the 2010 EECS Department Outstanding Achievement Award. I serve/have served on the editorial boards of IEEE/ACM Trans. Networking, IEEE Trans. Mobile Computing, and ACM Trans. Sensor Networks. I am a member of the ACM and a Fellow of the IEEE.


My research interests are in optimal resource allocation, sequential decision theory, incentive design, and performance modeling and analysis, all within the context of communication networks. My most recent research activities involve online learning, modeling and mining of large scale Internet measurement data concerning cyber security, and incentive mechanisms for inter-dependent security games.


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