Yunhao Liu

Yunhao  Liu
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Yunhao Liu is an MSU Foundation Professor and chairperson designee of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE).

His research interests include sensor network and pervasive computing; peer-to-peer computing, the Internet of Things (IOT), and supply chain. He conducted the world’s first underground coal mine sensor network surveillance system in 2005-06, and for this contribution he received the Hong Kong Best Innovation and Research Award Grand Prize in 2007.

Liu is a two-time graduate of Michigan State, receiving a master’s of science degree (2003) and PhD (2004) in CSE. He also received a Master of Arts degree from the Beijing Foreign Studies University in China. His bachelor’s degree is from the Automation Department of Tsinghua University. He previously served as the Chang Jiang Chair Professor and Dean of the School of Software at Tsinghua University, China, from 2013 through 2017. Liu served on the faculty of the Department of Computer Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 2004 through 2011 and the School of Information Technology at Tsinghua University from 2011 through 2013.

Liu is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), as well as editor-in-chief of ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks. He is the recipient of the IOT Young Achievement Award from the China Computer Federation (2016), the ACM Presidential Award (2013), and the NSF China Distinguished Young Scholar Award (2011). Liu is an ACM Distinguished Speaker and currently serves as the honorary chair of ACM China Council. He was honored with the MSU College of Engineering Computer Science and Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award in May 2017.