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Dr. Zhen Liu TalkAnyone

  • Venue: iHub
  • Date: Tuesday 31st January 2012
  • Starts: 6:00pm
  • Ends: 7:00pm


Zhen joined Nokia in 2008 as the Head of NRC Beijing, and then became the Head of NRC Growth Economies Lab, which has research teams in Beijing, Shenzhen, Bangalore and Nairobi. Before joining Nokia, Zhen was with IBM T. J. Watson Research Center and served as the manager of System Analysis and Optimization group, and the senior manager of the Next Generation Distributed Systems department, and was a master inventor at IBM. Prior to this experience, Zhen worked in Orange Labs (formerly France Telecom R&D) as a Research Associate, and in INRIA (the French national research center on information and automation), first as a Researcher, then became a Research Director.
Zhen is an adjunct professor at University of Science and Technology of China and Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications. While he was in France, Zhen was also an adjunct professor of the University of Paris VI (University of Pierre & Marie Curie) and the University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis, France.
Zhen is a fellow of IEEE, a member of the IFIP W.G. 7.3. He has served NSF Panels and a number of conference program committees. Zhen Liu was the general chair of the ACM Sigmetrics 2008 Conference, co-chair of ACM HotMetrics 2008, program co-chair of the Joint Conference of ACM Sigmetrics and IFIP Performance 2004, technical program co-chair of Sensorcomm 2009, and area TPC chair for INFOCOM 2008 and INFOCOM 2009. Zhen is on the editorial boards of several journals including IEEE Transactions on Service Computing and the Journal of Performance Evaluation.
 Zhen has given keynotes and distinguished lectures in various conferences and universities. He has obtained over 50 US patents granted and over 200 scientific publications in prestigious journals and conferences. He also got the best paper award at the 37th ICPP.