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.

Please find my CV here or find me in LinkedIn.


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 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。

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Recent News

  • 2019.03 - Our paper "UniTask: A Unified Task Assignment Design for Mobile Crowdsourcing based Urban Sensing" has been accepted by IEEE IOTJ.
  • 2019.03 - Our paper "Real-time Arm Skeleton Tracking and Gesture Inference Tolerant to Missing Wearable Sensors" has been accepted by ACM MobiSys 2019.
  • 2019.02 - Invited to serve on the TPC of IEEE MASS 2019. Please consider submitting.
  • 2018.09 - Our paper "Think Like A Graph: Real-Time Traffic Estimation at City-Scale" has been accepted by IEEE TMC.
  • 2018.08 - We are organizing the DSC2T workshop on Data-driven Sensing & Computing for Smart City and Transportation, in conjunction with ICPADS 2018. Please consider submitting.
  • 2018.05 - Invited to serve as Finance Chair and on the TPC of ICPADS 2018. Please consider submitting.
  • 2018.03 - Our paper "Urban Traffic Prediction from Mobility Data Using Deep Learning" has been accepted by IEEE Network.
  • 2018.01 - Our paper and demo "Walkway Discovery from Large Scale Crowdsensing" have been accepted by ACM/IEEE IPSN 2018.
  • 2017.10 - Invited to serve on the TPC for ICCCN 2018. Please consider submitting.
  • 2017.07 - Invited to serve on the TPC for ICPADS 2017. Please consider submitting.
  • 2017.07 - Join in Shenzhen University to start a new journey.
  • 2017.04 - Invited to serve as Finance Chair of ICPADS 2017.


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, 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

    Finance Chair: ICPADS 2017/2018

    TPC Member: ICPADS 2017/2018, ICCCN 2018, MASS 2019

    Reviewer for journals:

    • 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)
    • Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems (IJCS)
    • IEEE Transactions on Communications (TC)
    • IEEE Communications Magazine
    • Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks (AHSWN)
    • MDPI Sensors
    • Elsevier Computer Networks

    External reviewer for conferences:

    • 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)


Teaching Experiences

  • Recent courses I teach at Shenzhen University:
    • Internet Programming (in JAVA), AY2018-2019, Semester 2
    • Introduction to Wireless Sensor Networks, AY2018-2019, Semester 1
    • Internet Programming (in JAVA), AY2017-2018, Semester 2
    • Introduction to Wireless Sensor Networks, AY2017-2018, Semester 1
  • Mentor, Final Year Projects (FYP) of undergraduates at Nanyang Technological University:
    • Neo Yeow Yang, Big Data Visualization for Transportation, 12/2015 ~ 10/2016
    • Jie Zhang, Big Data Analytics for Smart Transportation, 05/2016 ~ 03/2017


Group Members

  • Zengyang Gong (龚增阳), MS, 2017.09 ~
  • Mingliang Huang (黄明亮), MS, 2017.09 ~
  • Jiangzhou Li(李江舟), MS, 2018.09 ~
  • Baofu Huang (黄保福), MS, 2018.09 ~
  • Qiyu Long (龙其宇), undergraduate student
  • Zhen Lin (林臻), undergraduate student
  • Wenjie Rao (饶文杰), undergraduate student


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