Zaoxing (Alan) Liu

PhD Student @ JHU CS


  • Jun 2016     I will give a talk at NSF Algorithm in the Field Workshop for Software-defined Networking

  • May 2016    CS@JHU and UMD are hosting 2016 Capital Area Theory Day, please register to attend.

  • May 2016    UnivMon work to appear in SIGCOMM'16

  • Apr 2016    I will attend AT&T Research Academic Summit. Rethinking Network Flow Monitoring (Update: Best Poster Award)

  • Oct 2015     Universal Monitoring framework accepted to HotNets'15


Hi! I am currently a PhD student in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University working with Prof. Vladimir Braverman.

My research interests include streaming algorithms, sublinear algorithms for 'big data', practical systems and algorithms for computer networks. In particular, I have broad interests in Software-defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization.



  • Faster big data processing system

  • Universal monitoring system based on programmable switches

  • Clustering for Massive Datasets and Applications (project webpage)

  • Efficient streaming algorithms for analyzing high dimensional data from cosmological simulation


600.463 Introduction to Algorithms/Algorithms I.

Office Hours: 9:30-11:00am Friday, Malone 239.

Notice: We are using Gradescope. Please contact me for entry code if you currently don't have the course access. For course related discussions, we use Piazza.


For fun (please ignore):

This course is about the analysis of algorithms. However, for those who are interested, I will irregularly post some interesting (at least I think interesting) coding problems here. Just for fun. Explanations or solutions are not guaranteed though :)

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