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. Prior to JHU, I got my B.S. degree from Southeast University.

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 :)

Contact Me

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