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Yunxin Liu

Yunxin Liu
LEAD RESEARCHER
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I received my Ph.D. in computer science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2011 (through the SJTU-MSRA joint PhD program), M.S. degree in computer science from Tsinghua University in 2001, and B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and computer science from University of Science and Technology of China in 1998.

I joined Wireless and Networking Group, Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA), in July 2001. My research interests are mobile systems and networking, with recent focus on power management, security and privacy, and human sensing. I am a member of the IEEE and the ACM. 

Addr: Building 2, No. 5 Dan Ling Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100080, P. R. China.

Tel: +86(10)5917-3230  Fax: +86(10)8286-8531

Email: yunliu AT microsoft DOT com

News

  • 2015-06, two papers accepted to MobiCom 2015. 

 

Selected Publications 

  • [MobiCom-2015] Duc Hoang Bui, Yunxin Liu, Hyosu Kim, Insik Shin, Feng Zhao, "Rethinking Energy-Performance Trade-Off in Mobile Web Page Loading", accepted to MobiCom 2015.
  • [MobiCom-2015] Songtao He, Yunxin Liu, and Hucheng Zhou, "Optimizing Smartphone Power Consumption through Dynamic Resolution Scaling", accepted to MobiCom 2015.
  • [MobiSys-2013] Fengyuan Xu, Yunxin Liu, Thomas Moscibroda, Ranveer Chandra, Long Jin, Yongguang Zhang, and Qun Li, “Optimizing Background Email Sync on Smartphones”, in MobiSys 2013.
  • [MobiSys-2013] Robert LiKamWa, Yunxin Liu, Nicholas D. Lane, and Lin Zhong, “Building a Mood Sensor from Smartphone Usage Patterns”, in MobiSys 2013. (featured by ABC NewsCACM, The Register, NetworkWorld, PCWorld, ComputerWorld, Mashable, Slashdot, Sina and many others, and was on Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show Youtube, Tudou.)
  • [NSDI-2013] Fengyuan Xu, Yunxin Liu, Qun Li, and Yongguang Zhang, "V-edge: Fast Self-constructive Power Modeling of Smartphones Based on Battery Voltage Dynamics", in NSDI, 2013.
  • [CCS-2013] Alexander Moshchuk, Helen J. Wang, and Yunxin Liu, "Content-Based Isolation: Rethinking Isolation Policy Design on Client Systems", in ACM CCS 2013.
  • [MobiSys-2012] Hao Han, Yunxin Liu, Guobin Shen, Yongguang Zhang, and Qun Li, "DozyAP: Power-Efficient Wi-Fi Tethering", in MobiSys 2012.
  • [MobiSys-2009] Yunxin Liu, Ahmad Rahmati, Yuanhe Huang, Hyukjae Jang, Lin Zhong, Yongguang Zhang, and Shensheng Zhang, "xShare: Supporting Impromptu Sharing of Mobile Phones," in MobiSys, 2009.

    Full publication list

 

Services

  • TPC member of INFOCOM 2016 (Advisory)
  • TPC member of MobiSys 2015, HotPower 2015, IEEE MS 2015 (MS-EMCC special track co-chair), Mobidata 2015
  • TPC member of WCSP 2014
  • TPC member of HotPower 2013 (co-located with SOSP 2013), IEEE MASS 2013
  • TPC member of CCNC 2011
  • TPC member of IWCMC 2010
  • TPC member of APCC 2009 NCS, SN 2009 (at ICCCN 2009)
  • TPC member of SN 2008 (at ICCCN 2008), IWCMC 2008
  • TPC member of IWCMC 2007

Patents

US patents granted: 8386614, 8364816, 8261361, 8180887, 7792924, 7783702, 7630997, 7626931, 7339899, 7411908, 7433814

Awards

  • Best Paper Award, PhoneSense Workshop, 2011
  • Tech Transfer Award (to Visual Studio 2010), 2010
  • MSRA "Tech Transfer of Year" Award, 2008
  • Ship-It Award for "Games for Windows LiVE", 2008
  • Ship-It Award for "XNA - DirectX SDK and Xbox XDK", 2008
  • MSRA "Demo of Year" Award, 2006

Interns

I have had the pleasure of working with the following execllent interns:

  • Fengyuan Xu, The College of William and Mary, 2012.
  • Hao Han, The College of William and Mary, 2011-2012.
  • Robert Likamwa, Rice University, 2011.
  • Wentao Shang, Tsinghua University, 2011.
  • Hyukjae Jang, KAIST, 2008-2009.
  • Yuanhe Huang, Tsinghua University, 2008-2009.
  • Wenchao Shen, Tsinghua University, 2008.
  • Chen Chen, Fudan University, 2007.
  • Seehwan Yoo, Korea University, 2007.
  • Zhe Yu, Tsinghua University, 2006.
  • Pengzhi Xu, Tsinghua University, 2005.
  • Yang Yang, Beihang University, 2005.
  • Donglin Xia, Tsinghua University, 2003.