Dr. Xu Liu joined Computer Science Department of North Carolina State University in August 2020. Before joining NCSU, Dr. Liu has been working as an assistant professor at The College of William and Mary since August 2014. He received Ph.D. from Rice University in 2014, working with Dr. John Mellor-Crummey. Before coming to Rice, he completed his master degree from Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and bachelor degree from Beihang University.

Research Areas

  • Architecture and Operating Systems
  • Parallel and Distributed Systems
  • Scientific and High Performance Computing
  • Software Engineering and Programming Languages


Ph.D. 2014, Rice University


  • Distinguished Artifact Award, ASPLOS'22 - 2022
  • Phi Beta Kappa John D Rockefeller Jr. Faculty Award for the Advancement of Scholarship - 2020
  • IEEE-CS TCHPC Early Career Researchers Award for Excellence in High Performance Computing - 2019
  • ACM SIGPLAN Research Highlight - 2019
  • Distinguished Paper Award, ICSE'19 - 2019
  • Best Paper Award, PPoPP'19 - 2019
  • Google Faculty Research Award - 2018
  • Best Paper Award, PPoPP'18 - 2018
  • HiPEAC Paper Award - 2017
  • Best Paper Award, SC'15 - 2015