Yaoqing Liu

Assistant Professor
Science Center 381
Computer Science
Clarkson University
Email: liu at clarkson dot edu
Tel: 315-268-2374

[News] [Research Interests] [Teaching] [Ongoing Projects] [Patents] [Publications] [Activities]

Dr. Liu is looking for highly motivated PhD students, who are interested in computer networking and would like to conduct high quality research. Teaching Assistants or Research Assistants with Highly Competitive Stipends are Available for Qualified Candidates. Please send your CV and transcripts directly to me. Exchange students or scholars are welcome as well.


  • August 2018: Dr. Liu has been awarded a new research grant from Comcast for IPv6 research. Thanks to Comcast!
  • August 2018: Dr. Liu has been awarded an extension research grant from AFRL for Information Centric Networking research. Thanks to AFRL!
  • July 2018: Our research work has been selected as one of the 2018 TechConnect Defense Innovation Awards recognizing the top 15% of submitted challenge technologies. Rankings are based on the potential positive impact the submitted technology will have for the warfighter and national security.
  • June 2018: Three submissions have been accepted by the 14th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems (ANCS '18).
  • May 2018: Dr. Liu has been sponsored by NSF and CITeR for Blockchain and Biometrics research.
  • May 2018: Dr. Liu has been supported by AFRL for VFRP award for the second time in a row.
  • Apr 2018: Garegin Grigoryan succesfully defended his Master theisis and graduated, congratulations!
  • Mar 2018: Dr. Liu has been supported by NSF to select ten applicants to participate ACM SOSR 2018 (Symposium on SDN Research).
  • Feb 2018: We have successfully finished Project Challenge program with a full registration of 25 high school students (8 female), thanks to all mentors! The program is partially sponsored by Google IgniteCS program.
  • Jan 2018: Our paper "Performance Evaluation of NDN Applications in Low-interference Mobile Ad Hoc Environments" has been accepted by 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)!
  • Jan 2018: Our paper "Enabling Cooperative IoT Security via Software Defined Networks (SDN)" has been accepted by ICC'18 SAC-6 IoT!
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Current Research interests

1. Named Data Networking (NDN) and its applications

2. IoT Security

3. Blockchain and its applications

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  • CS 444/544: Operating Systems, Spring 2017
  • CS 241: Computer Oragnization, Spring 2016
  • CS 654: Current Issues/Computer Networks, Spring 2014, Spring 2016
  • CS 634: Thesis (Thesis Research), Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016
  • CS 455/555 EE 407/507: Computer Networks, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017
  • CS 350/550: Software Design and Development, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017

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  • Mobile Ad Hoc Networks in NDN
  • Network-Wide FIB Aggregation and IPv6
  • Programmable FIB Caching Architecture

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  1. Y. Liu, L. Wang, B. Zhang and X. Zhao, "FIB Aggregation", Formal Patent Application filed.
  2. Y. Liu, L. Wang, "FIB Caching", Formal Patent Application filed.

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Publications (Google Scholar Citations)

  • G. Grigoryan, Y. Liu, "Toward a Programmable FIB Caching Architecture", IEEE 25th International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP). Oct. 2017. (Poster paper)
  • W. Qi, J. Li, Y. Liu, C. Liu, "Planning of Distributed Internet Data Center Microgrids", IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Oct. 2017.
  • H. Jiang, Y. Liu, J. Matthews, "IP Geolocation Estimation using Neural Networks with Stable Landmarks", 19th IEEE Global Internet Symposium. Apr. 2016.
  • J. Pan, Y. Liu, "A Flexible and Lightweight BGP Route Injector to Multiple Peers", Network Computing and Applications (NCA), 2015 IEEE 14th International Symposium on. Sep. 2015.
  • Y. Liu, V. Lehman, L. Wang, ""Efficient FIB caching using minimal non-overlapping prefixes", Computer Networks, Mar. 2015.
  • J. Abraham, Y. Liu, L. Wang and B. Zhang, "A Flexible Quagga Based Virtual Network With FIB Aggregation," Network, IEEE 28 (5), 47-53, Sep. 2014.
  • Y. Liu, S. Amin and L. Wang, "Efficient FIB Caching Using Minimal Non-Overlapping Prefixes", ACM SIGCOMM CCR, vol. 43, issue 1, pp. 14-21, Jan. 2013.(Acceptance Rate: <= 15%)
  • Y. Liu, X. Zhao, L. Wang, and B. Zhang, "On the Aggregatability of Router Forwarding Tables", Book Chapter ( Solutions for Sustaining Scalability in Internet Growth), page 39-59.
  • Y. Liu, B. Zhang and L. Wang, "FIFA: Fast Incremental FIB Aggregation", INFOCOM'2013, Turin, Italy, April, 2013. (Acceptance Rate: 17.4%)
  • C. Yi, A. Hoque, Y. Liu, G. Sanders, L. Wang and B. Zhang, "OSPFN: a routing software package for Named Data Networking (NDN) based on Quagga".
  • Y. Liu, X. Zhao, K. Nam, L. Wang and B. Zhang, "Incremental Forwarding Table Aggregation", GlobeCom 2010, Miami, FL, December 6-10, 2010.
  • V. Khare, D. Jen, X. Zhao, Y. Liu, B. Zhang, D. Massey, L. Wang and L. Zhang, "Evolution Towards Global Routing Scalability", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications(JSAC). (Impact factor: 3.413)
  • X. Zhao, Y. Liu, L. Wang and B. Zhang, "On the Aggregatability of Router Forwarding Tables", INFOCOM'2010 main conference, San Diego, CA, March 15-19, 2010.(Acceptance Rate: 17.5%).
  • B. Zhang, L. Wang, X. Zhao, Y. Liu and L. Zhang, "FIB Aggregation: draft-zhang-fibaggregation-02.txt", IETF 76 - Hiroshima, Japan, November 8-13, 2009.
  • L. Wang, Q. Wu, Y. Liu, "Design and Validation of PATRICIA for the Mitigation of Network Flooding Attacks", in Proceedings of the IEEE/IFIP International Symposium on Trusted Computing and Communications, Vancouver, Canada, August 29-31, 2009.
  • Z. Guo, Y. Liu and W. Liu, "Vehicles arrangement model in production scheme of open-pit mine," Journal of Dalian Maritime University, vol.30, no. 3, Aug. 2004, Dalian, China. (1st place of National Mathematical Modeling Contest)

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Professonal Activities

  • TPC, ICCCN 2015 (The 24th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks)
  • TPC, The International Workshop on Computer and Networking Experimental Research Using Testbeds (CNERT 2014, 2015)
  • ICCCN 2013
  • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems 2012
  • IEEE INFOCOM 2012 NOMEN workshop
  • IEEE International Conference on Communications ICC 2011
  • IEEE GlobeCom 2010
  • INSS 2010
  • MSWiM 2009

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