Yao Liu

Assistant Professor

ECE

Phone:
Email:yao.liu@rutgers.edu
Office:CoRE 518
Website: https://yaoliu-yl.github.io/

Dr. Yao Liu joined Rutgers ECE as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2021. Before that, she was an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Her research interests include immersive streaming, mobile/cloud and edge computing, and distributed systems. She has received the NSF CAREER Award, Binghamton University’s Watson School Recognition Award for Early-Stage Distinguished Research, George Mason University’s Volgenau School Outstanding Graduate Award, the Best Student Paper Award at ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys) in 2017, and the Best Paper Award at MMSys 2020. She received her PhD degree from George Mason University and her BSc degree from Nanjing University.

 

Education

PhD, Computer Science, George Mason University, 2013

BS, Computer Science, Nanjing University, 2007

Honors

National Science Foundation CAREER Award

2018-19 Watson School Recognition Award for Early-Stage Distinguished Research
Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science
Binghamton University, State University of New York 

2012 Volgenau School Outstanding Graduate Award
Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University

Research Interests

  • Immersive video streaming
  • Virtual/augmented/mixed reality
  • Multimedia systemsedge/cloud computing
  • Computer networks
  • Mobile systems
  • Distributed systems

 

Selected Publications

A Smartphone Thermal Temperature Analysis for Virtual and Augmented Reality
Xiaoyang Zhang, Harshit Vadodaria, Na Li, Kyoung-Don Kang, Yao Liu
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Virtual Reality Utrecht, Netherlands, December 14-18, 2020

SphericRTC: A System for Content-Adaptive Real-Time 360-Degree Video Communication
Shuoqian Wang, Xiaoyang Zhang, Mengbai Xiao, Kenneth Chiu, Yao Liu
Proceedings of the 28th ACM International Conference on Multimedia (Full Research Paper) Seattle, WA, October 12-16, 2020

AdaP-360: User-Adaptive Area-of-Focus Projections for Bandwidth-Efficient 360-Degree Video Streaming
Chao Zhou, Shuoqian Wang, Mengbai Xiao, Sheng Wei, Yao Liu
Proceedings of the 28th ACM International Conference on Multimedia (Full Research Paper) Seattle, WA, October 12-16, 2020

QuRate: Power-Efficient Mobile Immersive Video Streaming (Best Paper Award and 3rd Place in DASH-IF Excellence in DASH Award)
Nan Jiang, Yao Liu, Tian Guo, Wenyao Xu, Viswanathan Swaminathan, Lisong Xu, Sheng Wei
Proceedings of the 11th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference Istanbul, Turkey, June 8-11, 2020