Tongping Liu
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
The University of Texas at San Antonio

Email: tongpingDOTliu AT utsa DOT edu
Office: NPB 3.328
Tel: 210-458-5550

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Tongping Liu is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He got his PhD from UMASS Amherst under the advisory of Professor Emery D. Berger in 2014. He also received his master degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology and BS degree from Harbin Institute of Technology.

Industrial Experience and Connection: He worked in industry for many years before he joined the PhD program. During his PhD, he has interned in VMware (2009), Samsung Research (2011), IBM T.J. Watson (2012), Huawei US Research Center (2013), and NEC Labs (2014). He is currently collaborating with Huawei US Research Center to do some research in distributed systems.

Real Impact: His research tried to solve realistic problems and has made real impact on both industry and academia (evidence). He have filed five US patents, three Chinese patents, and his papers have been cited more than 500 times. Industrial giants, such as Intel, IBM, SAS, MathWorks and Huawei, showed great interests on his false sharing detection technique and planned to utilize it to to discover performance problems inside their products. Many papers are built upon his open-source frameworks. His DTHREADS paper is one of the most influential papers of SOSP 2011, which has been cited more than 160 times. His work can be checked at Google Scholar.

Research Interests

Tongping Liu is interested in the security, performance, and reliability of software systems, especially with the following focuses:


I am currently working with the following students:
Hongyu Liu, Jinpeng Zhou, Sam Silvestro, and Mejbah ul Alam.


01/2017: one paper (SyncPerf) is accepted by EuroSys 2017. Congratulations to Mejbah!
02/2016: one sole-PI grant (CRII) is awarded.
01/2016: Sam Silvestro (Ph.D.) joined the lab.
12/2015: one paper (DoubleTake) is accepted by ICSE 2016
11/2015: one paper (Cheetah) is accepted by CGO 2016
08/2015: Dr. Liu got the Google Faculty Awards
08/2015: Hongyu Liu and Jinpeng Zhou joined the lab.
04/2015: FORSEER paper is accepted by ICDCS 2015.


Program Committee: ICCCN 2015, ICPADS 2016, ICCCN 2016
External Program Committee: PPoPP 2015
Reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), Middleware 2014, ICDCS 2013, Middleware 2013