Faculty Feature: Qiang Liu

Qiang Liu
Qiang Liu

Each week we're featuring a Q&A with a member of our faculty in the School of Computing. Get to know some of our professors! This week we're featuring Assistant Professor Qiang Liu.

Name: Qiang Liu
Title: Assistant Professor

What are your research areas or areas of specialty/interest?
Wireless networks and autonomous driving.

What courses are you teaching this year?
Multi-access edge computing (it is a more seminar-based course, where I lead students to read state-of-the-art papers and build edge computing systems based on various hardware platforms, such as Nivida Jetson).

How did you first become interested in computing or your specific area of computing?
Communication and computing are the two key technologies that continuously change everyone's daily life. I was amazed by the rapid evolution of wireless communication from 3G, 4G, and more in the past decade and how it has changed people's lives forever.

What are some of your hobbies and interests outside of computing? What do you enjoy most about those?
I like running and badminton. Badminton is preferred, as it can keep me focused.

What is your favorite weekend activity?
Feed kids and make them busy.

Where is your favorite place you've traveled?
Rome, Italy. That was to attend and present at ACM CoNEXT 2022. I felt that the whole of Rome is a history museum.

What is your favorite food?
Chinese Hotpot. You can put every ingredient you like into the hotpot.

What is a fun fact or something other members of the school may not know about you?
I love fishing. I can do it all day.

What is your favorite thing about being a part of the School of Computing?
There is no place like Nebraska! As a part of the School of Computing, we can do more in Nebraska. I really like the collaborative culture among excellent faculties, and we have good students here.