Dr William Liu

Senior Lecturer & Programme Leader of MCIS/PGDip CIS/PGCert CIS/BCIS (Hons)

Phone: +64 9 9219999 Extn 5210

Email: william.liu@aut.ac.nz

ORCID:
  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1852-7703

Qualifications:

  • BE (Hons I). Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications, 1997.
  • ME(Distinctions). University of Canterbury, 2005.
  • PhD, University of Canterbury, 2010

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc)
  • IEEE Technical Committee on Green Communications and Computing (TCGCC)
  • IEEE Technical Committee on Big Data (TCBD), IEEE Communications Society
  • IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC)
  • IEEE Technical Committee on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance (TCFT)
  • Founding Member of Australasian Networking and Applications Conference (ATNAC) New Zealand Society
  • AUT Sustainability Research Cluster
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Tertiary Education Centre (STEM-TEC) in AUT
  • Sensor Network and Smart Environment (SeNSe) Research Center in AUT
  • Networking and Security Research Group (NSRG) in AUT

Biography:

William Liu is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Information Technology and Software Engineering, School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. He holds a Masters degree and a PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, both obtained at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He had been working as a network planner and designer in Beijing Telecom for 5 years before he immigrated to New Zealand. He has co-authored more than 50 papers published in international journals and conferences, and he participates in the Program Committees of several premier IEEE conferences including GLOBECOM, INFOCOM, ICC, GreenCom, CloudNet, DRCN, RNDM and ATNAC. His main research interests are in the design and performance evaluation of the infrastructure and protocols for packet-oriented networks. He is working especially in the areas of network survivability, sustainability and trustworthy computing.

Teaching Areas:

  • Computer networks
  • Network and system administration
  • Information security technologies
  • Cloud computing
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Next generation networks

Research Areas:

William's research interest is in the design and performance evaluation of infrastructures and protocols for packet-oriented networks. He is working especially in the area of network survivability, sustainability and trustworthy computing.

Current Research Projects:

  • Energy aware and sustainable routing in next generation networks (NGNs)
  • Trade off study in green and sustainable networking
  • Greening and sustainable cloud data centres
  • Service resilience in smartgrid communication networks
  • Robustness in complex networks
  • Trust based routing in next generation networks (NGNs)
  • Optimization in smartgrid communication networks
  • Security key management in wireless networks
  • Dependability study in cloud networking
  • Delay tolerant networking
  • Less than best effort networks

Publications:

Refereed Journal Articles:

  • Chiaraviglio, L., Cianfrani, A., Listanti, M., Liu, W., & Polverini, M. (2016). Lifetime-Aware Cloud Data Centers: Models and Performance Evaluation. Energies, 9(6), 470. doi:10.3390/en9060470
  • Xiang, M., Liu, W., & Bai, Q. (2016). A fuzzy logic-based sustainable and trusted routing for P2P enabled smart grid. International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering, 13(2), 165-174. doi:10.1504/IJCSE.2016.078445
  • Xiang, M., Liu, W., Bai, Q., & Al-Anbuky, A. (2016). The critical role of structural hole in forming trust for Securing Wireless Sensor Networks. International Journal of Information, Communication Technology and Applications, 2(1), 66. doi:10.17972/ijicta20162127
  • Usman, A. B., Liu, W., Bai, Q., & Narayanan, A. (2015). Trust of the same: Rethinking trust and reputation management from a structural homophily perspective. International Journal of Information Security and Privacy, 9(2), 13-30. doi:10.4018/IJISP.2015040102
  • Xiang, M., Liu, W., Bai, Q., & Al-Anbuky, A. (2015). Avoiding the Opportunist: The Role of Simmelian Ties in Fostering the Trust in Sensor-Cloud Networks. International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, 2015, 1-11. doi:10.1155/2015/873941
  • Tauch, S., Liu, W., & Pears, R. (2015). Evaluating the Cascade Effect in Interdependent Networks via Algebraic Connectivity. International Journal of Information, Communication Technology and Applications, 1(1), 55-68. doi:10.17972/ajicta2015115
  • Rakjit, C., Liu, W., & Gutierrez, J. (2014). An Energy Efficient Scheduling Manager for Cloud-Based Mobile Navigation Applications. International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking, 10(2), 47-68. doi:10.4018/ijbdcn.2014040104
  • Yang, M. L., Al-Anbuky., & Liu, W. (2014). An Authenticated Key Agreement Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks. Journal of Sensors and Actuators, 3(3), 181-206. doi:10.3390/jsan3030181
  • Xiang, M., Bai, Q., & Liu, W. (2014). Trust-based Adaptive Routing for Smart Grid Systems. Special Issue of Multiagent-based Societal Systems in Journal of Information Processing, 9 pages.
  • Liu, W., Sirisena, H., & Pawlikowski, K. (2012). A new BlueGreen methodology for designing next generation networks.  International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology , 2012 Vol.7, No.1  pp.15 – 25.
  • Liu, W. (2011). Pervasive Dependability in Wireless Cloud Networking: a BlueGreen Topological Control Approach. China Communications, 8(6), 1-10. Retrieved from http://www.chinacommunications.cn/EN/Y2011/V8/I6/1
  • Liu, W., Pawlikowski, K., & Sirisena, H. (2011). Algebraic connectivity metric for spare capacity allocation problem in survivable networks. Computer Communication (COMCOM) Journal, Volume 34(Issue 12), 1425-1435.

 

Book Chapters:

  • Xiang, M., Liu, W., Bai, Q., and Al-Anbuky, A. (2016). Dynamic Trust Elective Geo Routing to Secure Smart Grid Communication Networks. In Ayaz Ahmad, & Naveed Ul Hassan (Eds.), Smart Grid as a Solution for Renewable and Efficient Energy (pp. 323-343). Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-0072-8.ch014
  • Tauch, S., Liu, W., & Pears, R. (2016). Measuring Cascading Failures in Smart Grid Networks. In Ayaz Ahmad, & Naveed Ul Hassan (Eds.), Smart Grid as a Solution for Renewable and Efficient Energy (pp. 208-225). Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-0072-8.ch009
  • Alhaddadin, F. A., Liu, W., & Gutierrez, J. (2015). A User Data Profile-Aware Policy-Based Network Management Framework in the Era of Big Data. In S. Yu, X. Lin, J. Misic, & U. S. Shen (Eds.), Networking for Big Data (pp. 1-432). Chapman and Hall/CRC. 
  • Luo, B., Liu, W., & Al-Anbuky, A. (2015). Energy-Aware Survivable Routing in Ever-Escalating Data Environments. In S. Yu, X. Lin, J. Misic, & X. S. Shen (Eds.), Networking for Big Data (pp. 1-432). Chapman and Hall/CRC.
  • Foye, E., Prasad, S., Sivan, S., Faatamai, S., Yan, W. Q., & Liu, W. (2013). A Framework of Content and Context Based Network Monitoring. In Managing Trust in Cyberspace (pp. 371-388). Taylor & Francis Group. doi:10.1201/b16318-18 

 

Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings:

  • Ma, J., Choo, K. K. R., Hsu, H. H., Jin, Q., Liu, W., Wang, K., Zhou, X. (2016). Perspectives on Cyber Science and Technology for Cyberization and Cyber-Enabled Worlds. In 2016 IEEE 14th Intl Conf on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, 14th Intl Conf on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, 2nd Intl Conf on Big Data Intelligence and Computing and Cyber Science and Technology Congress(DASC/PiCom/DataCom/CyberSciTech) (pp. 1-9). doi:10.1109/DASC-PICom-DataCom-CyberSciTec.2016.17
  • Memon, A., Liu, W., & Al-Anbuky, A. (2016). CatchMe If You Can: Enable Sustainable Communications Using Internet of Movable Things. In 2016 IEEE 14th Intl Conf on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, 14th Intl Conf on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, 2nd Intl Conf on Big Data Intelligence and Computing and Cyber Science and Technology Congress(DASC/PiCom/DataCom/CyberSciTech) (pp. 947-952). doi:10.1109/DASC-PICom-DataCom-CyberSciTec.2016.163
  • Luo, B., Liu, W., & Al-Anbuky, A. (2016). SustainMe if you can: Sustainable transmission networking design for Big Data. In 2016 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS) (pp. 265-270). doi:10.1109/INFCOMW.2016.7562084
  • Qi, R., Liu, W., Gutiérrez, J., Malik, A.W. (2016), Crash me if you can: Rethinking sustainable Data Center Networking from a topological perspective. In 2016 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS) (pp. 265-270). doi:10.1109/INFCOMW.2016.7562140
  • Usman, A., Liu, W., Bai, Q., & Narayanan, A. (2016). Exploring the Role of Structural Similarity in Securing Smart Metering Infrastructure. In 2015 IEEE IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Data Intensive Systems (pp. 343-349). Sydney, Australia: IEEE DSDIS Proceedings. doi:10.1109/DSDIS.2015.95
  • Usman, A., Liu, W., Bai, Q., & Narayanan, A. (2015). Revealing the role of topological transitivity in efficient trust and reputation system in smart metering network. In 2015 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Data Intensive Systems (pp. 337-342). Sydney, Australia: IEEE. doi:10.1109/DSDIS.2015.114
  • Airehrour, D., Gutierrez, J., Liu, W., & Wu, J. (2015). When Internet raised to the Things power: Are Energy Efficiency Standards Sufficient to Curb Carbon Footprints?. In Proceedings of the first IEEE International Workshop on Green Standardizations and Industry Issues for ICT and relevant Technologies (GSICT), the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2015). San Diego.
  • Xiang, M., Liu, W., Bai, Q., & Al-Anbuky, A. (2015). Simmelian ties and structural holes: Exploring their topological roles in forming trust for securing wireless sensor networks. In The 14th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-15). Helsinki, Finland: IEEE CPS Proceedings.
  • Liu, W., Goldweber, M., & Clear, T. (2015). A Definition for a Sustainable Computing Educator. In The 6th Annual Conference of Computing and Information Technology Education and Research in New Zealand (CITRENZ) (pp. 55-59). Queenstown, New Zealand.
  • Chiaraviglio, L., Abbas, S., & Liu, W. (2015). To Sleep or Not to Sleep: Understanding the Social Behavior of Lifetime-Aware Networks. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 9197 (pp. 262-272). Beijing, China: Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-21786-4_23
  • Abbas, S., Liu, W., Bai, Q., & Al-Anbuky, A. (2015). Whom You Know Matters: Relook Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications from A Topological Perspective. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 248-261). Beijing, China: Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-21786-4_22
  • Tauch, S., Liu, W., & Pears, R. (2015). Measuring cascade effects in interdependent networks by using effective graph resistance. In 2015 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) (pp. 683-688). doi:10.1109/INFCOMW.2015.7179465
  • Alhaddadin, F., Liu, W., & Gutierrez, J. (2015). A Policy-Based Network Management Approach for Greening the Cloud Infrastructure. In International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM 2015). Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • Xiang, M., Tauch, S., & Liu, W. (2015). Dependability and Resource Optimization Analysis for Smart Grid Communication Networks. In The 4th IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Computing and Communications (SustainCom 2014) (pp. 676-681). Sydney, Australia. doi:10.1109/BDCloud.2014.115
  • Alhaddadin, F., Liu, W., & Gutierrez, J. (2015). A User Profile-Aware Policy-Based Management Framework for Greening the Cloud. In of  the 4th IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Computing and Communications (SustainCom 2014) (pp. 682-687). Sydney, Australia: IEEE. doi:10.1109/BDCloud.2014.116\
  • Tauch, S., Liu, W., & Pears, R. (2015). Measuring cascade effects in coupled networks using algebraic connectivity. In 2014 Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, ATNAC 2014 (pp. 34-39). doi:10.1109/ATNAC.2014.7020870
  • Tauch, S., Liu, W., & Pears, R. (2015). Inflicting cascade of failures in interdependent networks. In 2014 Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, ATNAC 2014 (pp. 12-16). doi:10.1109/ATNAC.2014.7020866
  • Liu, W. & Northover, M.(2014). A Badge of Honour. In McDonald, J, & Hegarty, B (Eds.), Rhetoric and Reality: Critical Perspectives on educational technology. (pp. 505-508). Dunedin, NZ: Ascilite.
  • Yang, M. L., Al-Anbuky., & Liu, W. (2014). Security of the Multiple-Key Blom's Key Agreement Scheme for Sensor Networks. In N. Cupens-Boulahia, F. Cuppens, S. Jajodia, & A. A. El Kalam (Eds.), ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection Vol. 428 (pp. 66-79). Marrakech, Morocco: Springer-Verlay GmBH, Berlin, Heideberg.
  • Liu, W. (2013). Architecturing the SmartGrid for energy efficiency and service resiliency: A BlueGreen Framework.. In The Energy Conference 2013. Conference website.
  • Tauch, S., Liu, W., & Pears, R. (2013). Cascade Effects in Coupled Networks. In The 12th New Zealand Computer Science Research Student Conference (NZCSRSC) (pp. 127-133). Hamilton, New Zealand.
  • Alhaddadin, F., Liu, W., & Gutierrez, J. (2013). A Policy Based Management Approach for Greening the Cloud Infrastructure. In The 12th New Zealand Computer Science Research Student Conference (NZCSRSC) (pp. 8-12). Hamilton, New Zealand.
  • Rakjit, C., Liu, W., & Gutierrez, J. (2013). A Greener Cloud-based Scheduling Algorithm for Improving the Energy Efficiency of Mobile Devices. In 12th New Zealand Computer Science Research Student Conference (NZCSRSC) (pp. 1-7). Hamilton, New Zealand.
  • Yang, M. L., Al-Anbuky, A., & Liu, W. (2013). The Multiple-Key Blom's Scheme for Key Establishment in Mobile Ad Hoc Sensor Networks. In Proceedings of 19th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC 2013) (pp. 423-427). USA: IEEE Xplore.
  • Tauch, S., Liu, W., & Pears, R. (2013). Cascade Effects of Load Shedding in Coupled Networks. In Proceedings of the 19th IEEE International Conference on Networks (ICON 2013) (pp. 6 pages). Singapore.
  • Ray, S. K., Liu, W., Sirisena, H., Ray, S., & Deka, D. (2013). An Energy Aware Mobile-Controlled Handover Method for Natural Disaster Situations. In Proceedings of Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC 2013) (pp. 6 pages). Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Rakjit, C., Liu, W., & Gutierrez, J. (2013). EESManager: Making Greener Cloud Apps. In Proceedings of Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC 2013) (pp. 6 pages). Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Luo, B., Liu, W., & Al-Anbuky, A. (2013). Energy Aware Survivable Routing Approaches for Next Generation Networks. In Proceedings of Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC 2013) (pp. 60-65). Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Xiang, M., Liu, W., & Bai, Q. (2013). TIGER: A Trust-based Intelligent Geographical Energy-aware Routing for Smart Grid Communication Networks. In Proceedings of 12th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (pp. 6 pages). Melbourne, Australia. 
  • Xiang, M., Bai, Q., & Liu, W. (2013). Self-adjustable trust-based energy efficient routing for smart grid systems. In Proceedings of 2012 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology Workshop on Green Computing and Sustainable Society Vol. 3 (pp. 378-382). Macau, China. 
  • Xiang, M., Liu, W., & Bai, Q. (2013). Trust-based geographical routing for smart grid communication networks. In Proceedings of third IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm 2012) (pp. 704-709). Tainan City, Taiwan.
  • Gutierrez, J., & Liu, W. (2012). A Policy-Based Management Framework for Dependable and Efficient Cloud Computing. In 4th Digital Earth Summit.. Wellington. 
  • Liu, W. (2012). Cascade effects in national cyberinfrastructures protection. In 4th Digital Earth Summit 2012. Wellington.
  • Yang, M. L., Al-Anbuky, A., & Liu, W. (2012). A Fast and Efficient Key Agreement Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks. In Proceedings of the Eighth International conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications 2012 (pp. 231-237). Italy.
  • Liu, W., Sirisena, H., & Pawlikowski, K. (2011). Building Dependable Next Generation Networks (NGNs): A New BlueGreen Design Philosophy. In 2011 Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (pp. 1-6). Melbourne, Australia.
  • Luo, B., & Liu, W. (2011). The Sustainability and Survivability Network Design for Next Generation Cloud Networking. In International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing(CGC2011) (pp. 555-560). Sydney, Australia.
  • Liu, W. (2011). Pervasive Dependability In Wireless Cloud Networking: A Novel BlueGreen Topological Control Approach. In 2011 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing and Intelligence Systems (pp. 321-326). Beijing China.
  • Liu, W., Sirisena, H., Pawlikowski, K., & Willig, A. (2010). A New Topological Index for Capacity Allocation Problem in Survivable Networks, in Proc. In Proc. of Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference  ATNAC 2010 (pp. 31-36) Auckland.
  • Liu, W., Sirisena, H., & Pawlikowski, K. (2010). A Novel Distributed Resilience Matrix for Arbitrary Failures in Spare Capacity Allocation. In Proc. Of The 7th International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing (ICICS 2009 (pp. 1-5). Macau.
  • Liu, W., Sirisena, H., & Pawlikowski, K. (2009). FoF-R Ant-based Survivable Routing Using Distributed Resilience Matrix. In Proc. of 21st International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 21), Traffic and Performance Issues in Networks of the Future.  Paris
  • Liu, W., Sirisena, H., Pawlikowski, K., & McInnes, A. (2009). Utility of Algebraic Connectivity Metric in Topology Design of Survivable Networks. In Proceedings of the 2009 7th International Workshop on the Design of Reliable Communication Networks (pp. 131-138). Washington DC.
  • Liu, W., Sirisena, H., & Pawlikowski, K. (2009). Weighted Algebraic Connectivity Metric for Non-Uniform Traffic in Reliable Network Design. In Proc. Of The International Workshop on Reliable Networks Design and Modeling (RNDM2009 (pp. 1-6). St. Petersburg.
  • Liu, W., Sirisena, H., & Pawlikowski, K. (2009). Efficacy of Fiedler Value versus Nodal Degree in Spare Capacity Allocation. In Proc. Of The 15th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC 2009 (pp. 678-681). Shanghai.
  • Liu, W., Sirisena, H., & Pawlikowski, K. (2009). Ant-Based Survivable Routing Scheme for Shared Path Protection. In Proc. Of The Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC (pp. 332-337). Adelaide.
  • Liu, W., Sirisena, H., & Pawlikowski, K. (2009). A Novel Resilience Matrix for Survivable Routing in a Distributed Control Architecture. In Proc. Of The 15th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC 2009 (pp. 648-651). Shanghai.


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