Professor Lu Liu

Professor and Head of School

School/Department: Computing and Mathematic Sciences, School of



Professor Lu Liu is the Head of School for Computing and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Leicester. Professor Liu received his PhD degree from Surrey Space Centre at the University of Surrey. He had worked as a Research Fellow at the WRG e-Science Centre at the University of Leeds.


Professor Liu's research interests are in the areas of Data Science AI Sustainable Computing and the Internet of Things focusing on developing large-scale trustworthy sustainable systems based on AI and Data Analytics. He has over 250 scientific publications in reputable journals academic books and international conferences. Professor Liu has secured many research projects which are supported by research councils BIS Innovate UK British Council and leading industries. He received the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Doctoral Supervision in 2018. He has been the recipient of 7 Best Paper Awards from international conferences and was invited to deliver 8 keynote speeches at international conferences.

Professor Liu is a Fellow of BCS (British Computer Society). He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for Peer-to-Peer Networking and Application (PPNA) and Big Data Mining and Analytics (BDMA). I have chaired over 20 international conferences in the areas of Data Science AI Cloud Computing and Internet of Things. 



D. Mumin, L. Shi, L. Liu, J. Panneerselvam 'Data-Driven Diffusion Recommendation in Online Social Networks for the Internet of People', IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics: Systems (SMC) 52(1) 2022. pp 166 - 178.

J Cui Bei Li Hong Zhong Geyong Min Yan Xu Lu Liu A Practical and Efficient Bidirectional Access-Control Scheme for Cloud-Edge Data Sharing IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS) in press 2021.

J Cui L Wei J Zhang Y Xu L Liu Proven Secure Tree-based Authenticated Key Agreement for Securing V2V and V2I Communications in VANETs IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC) in press 2021.

J. Panneerselvam, L. Liu, and N. Antonopoulos 'An Approach to Optimise Resource Provision with Energy-awareness in Datacentres by Combating Task Heterogeneity IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing' (TETC) 8(3) 2020. pp 762 - 780.

J Zhang J Cui H Zhong Z Chen L Liu PA-CRT: Chinese Remainder Theorem Based Conditional Privacy-preserving Authentication Scheme in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC) 18 (2) 2021. pp. 722 - 735.

J Cui L Wei Hong Zhong Jing Zhang Yan Xu Lu Liu Edge Computing in VANETs-An Efficient and Privacy-Preserving Cooperative Downloading Scheme IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) 38 (6) 2020. pp 1191 - 1204.

J Zhang H Zhong J Cui Y Xue L Liu SMAKA: Secure Many-to-Many Authentication and Key Agreement Scheme for Vehicular Networks IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security (TIFS) 16 2020. pp. 1810 - 1824.

H Zhong C Zhang J Cui Y Xu L Liu Authentication and Key Agreement Based on Anonymous Identity for Peer-to-Peer Cloud IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC) in press 2020.

J Cui X Zhang H Zhong J Zhang L Liu Extensible Conditional Privacy Protection Authentication Scheme for Secure Vehicular Networks in a Multi-Cloud Environment IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security (TIFS) 15 2020 pp. 1654 - 1667.

L Shi L Liu Y Wu L Jiang J Panneerselvam R Crole A Social Sensing Model for Event Detection and User Influence Discovering in Social Media Data Streams IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems (TCSS) 7 (1) pp. 141-150 2020.

B Yuan J Panneerselvam L Liu N Antonopoulos Y Lu An Inductive Content-Augmented Network Embedding Model for Edge Artificial Intelligence IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII) 15(7) 2019 pp. 4295 - 4305.

UU Tariq H Ali L Liu J Panneerselvam X Zhai Energy-efficient Static Scheduler on VFI based NoC-HMPSoCs for Intelligent Edge Devices in Cyber-Physical Systems ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST) 10(6) 2019 66:1-22.

L Shi L Liu Y Wu L Jiang M Kazim H Ali and J Panneerselvam Human-centric Cyber Social Computing Model for Hot Event Detection and Propagation IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems (TCSS) 6(5) 2019 pp 1042 - 1050.

Y Guo L Liu Y Wu J Hardy Interest-Aware Content Discovery in Peer-to-Peer Social Networks ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT) 18(3) 2018 39:1-21.

L Liu N Antonopoulos M Zheng Y Zhan Z Ding A Socio-ecological Model for Advanced Service Discovery in Machine-to-Machine Communication Networks ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS) Vol 15(2) 2016 pp 38:1-38:26.

Y Wu C Yan L Liu Z Ding and C Jiang An Adaptive Multilevel Indexing Method for Disaster Service Discovery IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC) Vol 64(9) 2015 pp 2447 - 2459.



If you are interested in doing a PhD in the areas of data science AI sustainable computing Cloud computing or the Internet of Things please feel free to contact Professor Liu at


CO3201 Computer Science Project

CO3202 Entrepreneurial Project

CO4015 MComp Project

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