Ling Liu

2012 Technical Achievement Award Recipient
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"For pioneering contributions to novel internet data management and decentralized trust management"


Ling Liu
is a Professor in the School of Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology. Ling's research interests are in the areas of database systems, distributed computing, and Internet data management and data mining with the focus on performance, availability, fault tolerance, security and privacy. Ling has published over 300 International journal and conference papers, and has supervised more than 20 Ph.D. dissertations.  She is a recipient for 2012 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Advisor award from Georgia Institute of Technology, co-recipient of Best Paper Awards at the IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems 2003 and International Conference on World Wide Web 2004, and co-recipient of 2005 Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award. With Tamer Ozsu, Ling is a co-editor-in-chief of the 5 volumes of Encyclopedia of Database Systems (Springer 2010). Her research has been supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as industrial companies including IBM and Intel.

Ling is currently co-Chair of the 38th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB 2012). She has served as general chair and program chair for numerious IEEE and ACM international conferences, including a Program co-Chair of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing and a Program co-Chair of the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE). Ling has also served on editorial board of over a dozen international journals.  Currently Ling is on the editorial board of eight international journals, including Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), IEEE Transactions on Service Computing (TSC), and ACM Transactions on Web (TWEB), Distributed and Parallel Databases (Springer).