Zhidan LIU (刘志丹)

Assistant Professor

College of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Shenzhen University

Office: Room 943, Computer building, south campus of Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China, 518060
Phone: +86 (755) 8693 4659
Email: liuzhidan AT szu.edu.cn

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Short Biography

Zhidan Liu is currently an Assistant Professor in College of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Shenzhen University. He received the B.E. degree in Computer Science and Technology from Northeastern University in June 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Technology from Zhejiang University in September 2014. Before joining Shenzhen University, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he worked in the Wireless And Networked Distributed Sensing (WANDS) group with Prof. Mo Li. He is now heading the Big Data and Urban Computing research group in Shenzhen University. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, and CCF.

Please find my CV here or find me in LinkedIn.


Major Honors/Awards

  • 2020 IEEE ICPADS Best Paper Award
  • 2018 Shenzhen Overseas High-Caliber Personnel Award (深圳市“孔雀计划”人才)
  • 2018 Shenzhen Nanshan District Pilot Talent Award (深圳市南山区“领航人才”)


Research Interests

Networked and Distributed Sensing, Mobile and Pervasive Computing, Big Data Analytics, and Urban Computing

Openings: I’d like to work with both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Our lab also hires postdoctor to do research on IoT, data analytics and urban computing. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested.

[招新] 欢迎对我们工作感兴趣的研究生新生和本科生加入我们的研究小组。

[招聘] 深圳大学物联网研究中心招收博士后,欢迎咨询。


Recent News

  • 2021.06 - Invited to serve as Local Chair of EAI ICECI 2021. Please consider submitting.
  • 2021.05 - Our book "Mobility Data-Driven Urban Traffic Monitoring" is published online now.
  • 2021.03 - Invited to serve on the TPC of IEEE MASS 2021. Please consider submitting.
  • 2021.03 - Invited to serve on the TPC of IEEE ICDCS 2021 (Demo/Poster track). Please consider submitting.
  • 2021.01 - Our work "Exploiting Multi-Source Data for Adversarial Driving Style Representation Learning" has been accepted by DASFAA. Congrats to Junhong and Zengyang.
  • 2020.12 - Our work "Accelerating PageRank in Shared-Memory for Efficient Social Network Graph Analytics" has won the "Best Paper Award" of IEEE ICPADS 2020. Congrats to Baofu and Prof. Wu.
  • 2020.10 - Our paper "Structure Preserved Graph Reordering for Fast Graph Processing Without the Pain" has been accepted by IEEE HPCC. Congrats to Baofu.
  • 2020.10 - Our paper "Context-Aware Taxi Dispatching at City-Scale Using Deep Reinforcement Learning" has been accepted by IEEE TITS. Congrats to Jiangzhou.
  • 2020.09 - Our paper "Accelerating PageRank in Shared-Memory for Efficient Social Network Graph Analytics" has been accepted by IEEE ICPADS 2020. Congrats to Baofu.
  • 2020.06 - Invited to serve on the TPC of IEEE HiPC 2020. Please consider submitting.
  • 2020.04 - Our paper "SD-seq2seq : A Deep Learning Model for Bus Bunching Prediction Based on Smart Card Data" has been accepted by IEEE ICCCN 2020. Congrats to Zengyang.
  • 2020.03 - Our paper "Coverage-Oriented Task Assignment for Mobile Crowdsensing" has been accepted by IEEE IOTJ. Congrats to Shiwei.


Selected and Recent Publications

See the Full List or Google Scholar.



  • PI, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), 2019-2021, Grant No. 61802261. (国家自然科学基金青年科学基金,负责人)
  • PI, Guangdong Basic and Applied Basic Research Foundation, 2019-2022, Grant No. 2020A1515011502. (广东省自然科学基金-面上项目,负责人)
  • PI, Award of Tencent "Rhinoceros Birds" - Scientific Research Foundation for Young Teachers of Shenzhen University, 2018-2019. (腾讯“犀牛鸟”-深圳大学青年教师科研基金项目,负责人)
  • PI, Natural Science Foundation of SZU, 2018-2019, Grant No. 2018061. (深圳大学新引进教师科研启动项目,负责人)


Professional Services

    Workshop Program Chair: DSC2T

    Local Chair: EAI ICECI 2021

    Finance Chair: ICPADS 2017/2018

    TPC Member:
    - 2021 ICDCS, MASS
    - 2020 ICDCS, HiPC
    - 2019 MASS, MSN
    - 2018 ICPADS, ICCCN
    - 2017 ICPADS

    Reviewer for journals:

    • ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems (TSAS)
    • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE)
    • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC)
    • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWC)
    • IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (TITS)
    • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS)
    • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON)
    • ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN)
    • IEEE Transactions on Communications (TOC)
    • IEEE Communications Magazine
    • IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine
    • IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IOTJ)

    External reviewer for conferences:

    • ACM UbiComp (2019)
    • ACM MobiCom (2015-2017)
    • IEEE INFOCOM (2014-2018)
    • ACM MobiSys (2017)
    • IEEE SECON (2018)
    • IEEE IoTDI (2016)
    • IEEE ICPP (2015)
    • IEEE ICNP (2014)
    • IEEE/CIC ICCC (2013)


Group Members

  • Weixin Lin (林维鑫), MS, 2019.09 ~
  • Junhong Zheng(郑俊鸿), MS, 2019.09 ~
  • Meiquan Lai(赖美全), MS, 2020.09 ~
  • Yingqian Zhou (周荧倩), MS, 2020.09 ~
  • Hongquan Zhang(张鸿权), MS, 2020.09 ~
  • Jiayue Ruan(阮家越), MS, 2020.09 ~
  • Yaqi Huang(黄雅琪), MS, 2021.09 ~
  • Guofeng Ouyang(欧阳国峰), MS, 2021.09 ~
  • Graduated students:

  • Zengyang Gong (龚增阳), MS, 2017-2020 (papers: ICDE'20, ICCCN'20, now PhD student in HKUST)
  • Mingliang Huang (黄明亮), MS, 2017-2020 (paper: MSN'19, now in Sangfor Technologies)
  • Jiangzhou Li(李江舟), MS, 2018-2021 (paper: IEEE TITS, now in Sangfor Technologies)
  • Baofu Huang (黄保福), MS, 2018-2021 (paper: HPCC'20, Best paper award of ICPADS'20, now in Tencent)


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