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.


Major Honors/Awards

  • 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

  • 2020.10 - Our paper "Context-Aware Taxi Dispatching at City-Scale Using Deep Reinforcement Learning" has been accepted by IEEE TITS.
  • 2020.09 - Our paper "Accelerating PageRank in Shared-Memory for Efficient Social Network Graph Analytics" has been accepted by IEEE ICPADS 2020.
  • 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.
  • 2020.03 - Our paper "Coverage-Oriented Task Assignment for Mobile Crowdsensing" has been accepted by IEEE IOTJ.
  • 2019.11 - Invited to serve on the TPC of IEEE ICDCS 2020. Please consider submitting.
  • 2019.10 - Our paper "DeepRTP: A Deep Spatio-Temporal Residual Network for Regional Traffic Prediction" has been accepted by IEEE MSN 2019.
  • 2019.10 - Our paper "Mobility-Aware Dynamic Taxi Ridesharing" has been accepted by IEEE ICDE 2020.
  • 2019.07 - Invited to serve on the TPC of IEEE MSN 2019. Please consider submitting.
  • 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.


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

    Finance Chair: ICPADS 2017/2018

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

    Reviewer for journals:

    • ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems
    • 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)
    • IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IOTJ)
    • IEEE Access
    • MDPI Sensors
    • Elsevier Computer Networks

    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)


Teaching Experiences

  • Recent courses I teach at Shenzhen University:
    • Introduction to Wireless Sensor Networks, 2017 - Now
    • Internet Programming (in JAVA), 2017- Now


Group Members

  • Jiangzhou Li(李江舟), MS, 2018.09 ~
  • Baofu Huang (黄保福), MS, 2018.09 ~
  • 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 ~
  • 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)


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© Zhidan Liu 2020 (Updated on 9 October, 2020)