Yaoqing Liu

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

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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.


  • November 2017: Our paper "VeriTable: Fast Equivalence Verification of Multiple Large Forwarding Tables" has been accepted by IEEE INFOCOM 2018! (Accetpance Rate: 19.2%).
  • October 2017: Dr. Liu organized a regional programming contest for the 2017 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest, 8 teams with 24 students participated the event.
  • October 2017: Dr. Liu and four Clarkson students attended NANOG 71 supported by NANOG NCI program.
  • October 2017: Dr. Liu participated GENI NICE and IEEE ICNP via poster and demo presentations supported by NSF travel grant.
  • September 2017: Our poster paper "Toward a Programmable FIB Caching Architecture" has been accepted by IEEE ICNP 2017!
  • August 2017: Congratulations to our PhD candidate Garegin Grigoryan, who was awarded travel grant to attend SIGCOMM at UCLA.
  • June 2017: Dr. Liu attended NANOG 70 supported by NANOG NCI program in Seattle, WA.
  • May 2017: Dr. Liu was granted for 2017 Visiting Faculty Research Program Award by Air Force Reseach Lab in Rome, NY.
  • Apr. 2017: Congratulations to our PhD candidate Marzieh Babaeian, who was awarded to attend GENI Regional Workshop and Camp at Texas A&M University.
  • Mar 2017: Congratulations to our PhD candidate Garegin Grigoryan, who attended 25th GENI Engineering Conference (GEC) and GENI Regional Workshop (GRW) in Florida International University, Miami, with a travel grant supported by NSF.
  • Feb 2017: Thanks to our mentors and Google, we successfully completed Project Challenge program-Tasty Computing, for 17 high school students, 8 of them are female students.
  • Jan 2017: Welcome Marzieh Babaeian to join our Network Research Lab as a PhD candidate.
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Current Research interests

1. Named Data Network (NDN) routing scalability issues, applications over NDN

2. Forwarding Table Aggregation and Route Caching Techniques

3. Internet Routing/Security via Software Defined Networking (SDN)

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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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