The School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering welcomed two new professors for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Xiaojing Liao joins the faculty as an assistant professor of computer science from the College of William and Mary where she was an assistant professor of computer science. Liao earned her PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Her major research interests are related to identifying and understanding critical security issues in large systems through data-oriented security analysis and to designing innovative solutions to address these issues. Currently, Liao teaches a graduate course, I590/B649, on these topics. Furthermore, she is studying cybercrime using natural language processing techniques and looking at automatic discovery of text traces of cybercrime as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.
Luyi Xing joins the faculty as assistant professor of computer science from Amazon where he worked as a software development engineer and security engineer. He earned his PhD in security from Indiana University Bloomington.
Xing’s major research interest is in protecting computer systems by identifying new types of design and logic flaws within commodity systems and inventing protection solutions. These commodity systems include operating systems (such as Android, iOS, and OS X), IoT platforms, cloud computing platforms (like Amazon Web Services), and the high-profile applications found on those types of systems. His systems research has been featured by Time, Facebook, Forbes, and Sohu, among others.