Kaikai Liu joined SJSU as an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Engineering in August 2015. His research interests include Mobile and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Smart Sensing, Internet-of-Things (IoT), Software-Defined Computing and Networking. He has published over 15 peer-reviewed papers in journals and conference proceedings, 1 book, and holds 4 patents (licensed by three companies). He developed several prototype systemsthat can potentially improve people’s lives, for example, emergency communication system for smart city, Ultra-wideband communication and detection for search and rescue victims, indoor localization and navigation for the disabilities.
He was a member in the Scalable Software Systems Laboratory (S3Lab) and Advanced Computing and Information Systems Laboratory (ACIS) at the University of Florida (UF), where he contributed to many Nation-level Landmark Projects, including NSF GatorCloud (SDN-enabled campus cloud), and GENI (global environment for network innovations). He received a Ph.D degree in Computer Engineering from UF under the direction of Dr. Xiaolin (Andy) Li. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award at UF (four times), the Apple WWDC Student Scholarship (2013 and 2014), the Innovator Award from the Office of Technology Licensing at UF (2014), the Top Team Award at NSF I-Corps Winter Cohort (Bay area, 2015), the 2015 Gator Engineering Attribute Award for Creativity at UF (only one from the whole college), IEEE SECON 2016 Best Paper Award, ACM SenSys 2016 Best Demo - Runner up, 2016 CoE Kordestani Endowed Research Professor, and 2017 CoE Research Professor Award. He served as the TPC member for the Data Center & Big Data track of the 24th and 25th ICCCN, EUC 2016, SEKE 2016, IEEE SCI 2017, and technical reviewers for many IEEE/ACM conferences and transactions.
News and Awards
[New] My student team won the First Prize in 2017 Juniper SDN Throwdown;
[New] 2017 CoE Research Professor Award;
[New] ACM SenSys 2016 Best Demo - Runner Up;
[New] PI, NSF EAGER "Creating a Community Infrastructure for Interoperable Emergency Connectivity", $200,000, Period Covered: 8/15/2016 - , Award No. CNS 1637371;
[New] IEEE SECON 2016 Best Paper Award;
[New] PI, Arista Network Funded Research;
[New] 2016 Kordestani Endowed Research Professor;
[Others] CoE Faculty Mini Grant; SJSU UGA Grant; Outstanding Achievement Award at UF (four times); Apple WWDC Student Scholarship (2013 and 2014); the Innovator Award from the Office of Technology Licensing at UF (2014); the Top Team Award at NSF I-Corps Winter Cohort (Bay area, 2015); the 2015 Gator Engineering Attribute Award for Creativity at UF (only one from the whole college); the National Scholarship of China (the highest honor for nationwide undergraduates in China).