Yunxin Liu (刘云新)

Guoqiang Professor

Institute for AI Industry Research (AIR), Tsinghua University

Email: liuyunxin AT air DOT tsinghua DOT edu DOT cn


Dr. Yunxin Liu is currently a Guoqiang Professor at Institute for AI Industry Research (AIR), Tsinghua University. He joined Tsinghua University in April 2021, prior to which he was a Principal Researcher and the Research Manager of Heterogeneous and Extreme Computing (HEX) group at Microsoft Research Asia where worked in Wireless and Networking (W&N) group, Mobile and Sensing System (MASS) group, and Intelligent Cloud and Edge (ICE) group, before managing HEX group. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), M.S. degree in computer science from Tsinghua University, and B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and computer science from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).

He has broad research interests on mobile computing and edge computing, including power management, security and privacy, sensing, and intelligent edge/mobile systems. His work has been published in top conferences and journals such as MobiSys, MobiCom, SenSys, NSDI, CCS, TON, TMC, and TPDS; shipped into MS products such as Visual Studio, XBOX XDK, and Windows Phone; and featured in news media including ABC News, The Register, NetworkWorld, and many others. He served as a TPC member of a set of conferences such as MobiSys, MobiCom, ATC, WWW and INFOCOM. He is serving as a general co-chair of MobiHoc 2021. He served as a co-chair of ACM Open IoT Day 2019 and HotEdgeVideo 2019/2020 workshop, and workshop co-chair of MobiSys 2016. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. He received MobiSys 2021 Best Paper Award, MobiCom 2015 Best Demo Award, PhoneSense 2011 Best Paper Award, and SenSys 2018 Best Paper Runner-up Award. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM. He is a Vice Chair of ACM China Council SIGBED Chapter. He is an adjunct professor (guest Ph.D. advisor) of USTC.

News

  • 2021-08, paper "Flexible High-resolution Object Detection on Edge Devices with Tunable Latency" accepted to MobiCom 2021 (Winter Round)
  • 2021-07, nn-Meter won MobiSys 2021 Best Paper Award!
  • 2021-07, paper "Boosting Mobile CNN Inference through Semantic Memory" accepted to ACM MM 2021
  • 2021-05, paper "Video Analytics with Zero-streaming Cameras" accepted to ATC 2021
  • 2021-05, paper "nn-Meter: Towards Accurate Latency Prediction of Deep-Learning Model Inference on Diverse Edge Devices" accepted to MobiSys 2021
  • 2021-05, paper "TaintStream: Fine-grained Taint Tracking for Big Data Platforms through Dynamic Code Translation" accepted to ESEC/FSE 2021

Selected publications

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  1. [MobiSys-2021] Li Lyna Zhang, Shihao Han, Jianyu Wei, Ningxin Zheng, Ting Cao, Yuqing Yang, and Yunxin Liu, “nn-Meter: Towards Accurate Latency Prediction of Deep-Learning Model Inference on Diverse Edge Devices”, in Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, 2021. (Best Paper Award)
  2. [MobiCom-2021] Shiqi Jiang, Zhiqi Lin, Yuanchun Li, Yuanchao Shu and Yunxin Liu, “Flexible High-resolution Object Detection on Edge Devices with Tunable Latency”, in Proceedings of the 27th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, 2021.
  3. [MobiCom-2021] Manni Wang, Shaohua Ding, Ting Cao, Yunxin Liu and Fengyuan Xu, “AsyMo: Scalable and Efficient Deep-Learning Inference on Asymmetric Mobile CPUs”, in Proceedings of the 27th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, 2021.
  4. [MobiCom-2021] Wuyang Zhang, Zhezhi He, Luyang Liu, Zhenhua Jia, Yunxin Liu, Marco Gruteser, Dipankar Raychaudhuri and Yanyong Zhang, “Elf: Accelerate High-resolution Mobile Deep Vision with Content-aware Parallel Offloading”, in Proceedings of the 27th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, 2021.
  5. [MobiCom-2021] Hao Wu, Xuejin Tian, Minghao Li, Yunxin Liu, Ganesh Ananthanarayanan, Fengyuan Xu and Sheng Zhong, “PECAM: Privacy-Enhanced Video Streaming and Analytics via Securely-Recoverable Transformation”, in Proceedings of the 27th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, 2021.
  6. [SenSys-2020] Jinrui Zhang, Deyu Zhang, Xiaohui Xu, Fucheng Jia, Yunxin Liu, XuanzheLiu, Ju Ren, and Yaoxue Zhang, “MobiPose: Real-Time Multi-PersonPose Estimation on Mobile Devices”, in Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, 2020.
  7. [MobiSys-2020] Mengwei Xu, Xiwen Zhang, Yunxin Liu, Gang Huang, Xuanzhe Liu, and Felix Xiaozhu Lin, “Approximate Query Service on Autonomous IoT Cameras”, in Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, 2020.
  8. [MobiSys-2020] Hao Wu, Jinghao Feng, Xuejin Tian, Edward Sun, Yunxin Liu, Bo Dong, Fengyuan Xu, and Sheng Zhong, “EMO: Real-Time Emotion Recognition from Single-Eye Images for Resource-Constrained Eyewear Devices”, in Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, 2020.
  9. [MobiCom-2019] Taegyeong Lee, Zhiqi Lin, Saumay Pushp, Caihua Li, Yunxin Liu, Youngki Lee, Fengyuan Xu, Chenren Xu, Lintao Zhang, and Junehwa Song, “Occlumency: Privacy-preserving Remote Deep-learning Inference Using SGX”, in Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, 2019.
  10. [MobiCom-2018] Mengwei Xu, Mengze Zhu, Yunxin Liu, Felix Xiaozhu Lin, and Xuanzhe Liu, “DeepCache: Principled Cache for Mobile Deep Vision”, in Proceedings of the 24th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, 2018.
  11. [SenSys-2018] Hyosu Kim, Anish Byanjankar, Yunxin Liu, Yuanchao Shu, and Insik Shin, “UbiTap: Leveraging Acoustic Dispersion for Ubiquitous Touch Interface on Solid Surfaces”, in Proceedings of the 16th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, 2018. (Best Paper Runner-up Award)
  12. [MobiSys-2018] Luyang Liu, Ruiguang Zhong, Wuyang Zhang, Yunxin Liu, Jiansong Zhang, Lintao Zhang, and Marco Gruteser, “Cutting the Cord: Designing a High-quality Untethered VR System with Low Latency Remote Rendering”, in Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, 2018.
  13. [MobiCom-2017] Chanyou Hwang, Saumay Pushp, Changyoung Koh, Jungpil Yoon, Yunxin Liu, Seungpyo Choi, and Junehwa Song, “RAVEN: Optimizing Power Consumption of Mobile Games Using Perception-Aware Rendering Rate Scaling”, in Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, 2017.
  14. [MobiCom-2015] Duc Hoang Bui, Yunxin Liu, Hyosu Kim, Insik Shin, and Feng Zhao, “Rethinking Energy-Performance Trade-Off in Mobile Web Page Loading”, in Proceedings of the 21st Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, 2015. (Featured by MSRC Blog, Phys.org, and WinBeta)
  15. [MobiCom-2015] Songtao He, Yunxin Liu, and Hucheng Zhou, “Optimizing Smartphone Power Consumption through Dynamic Resolution Scaling”, in Proceedings of the 21st Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, 2015. (Best Demo Award)
  16. [MobiSys-2013] Fengyuan Xu, Yunxin Liu, Thomas Moscibroda, Ranveer Chandra, Long Jin, Yongguang Zhang, and Qun Li, “Optimizing Background Email Sync on Smartphones”, in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, 2013.
  17. [MobiSys-2013] Robert LiKamWa, Yunxin Liu, Nicholas D. Lane, and Lin Zhong, “MoodScope: Building a Mood Sensor from Smartphone Usage Patterns”, in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, 2013. (Featured by ABC NewsCACM, The Register, NetworkWorld, PCWorld, ComputerWorld, Mashable, Slashdot, Sina and many others, and was on Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show Youtube, Tudou.)
  18. [NSDI-2013] Fengyuan Xu, Yunxin Liu, Qun Li, and Yongguang Zhang, “V-edge: Fast Self-Constructive Power Modeling of Smartphones Based on Battery Voltage Dynamics”, in Proceedings of the 10th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation, 2013.
  19. [MobiSys-2012] Hao Han, Yunxin Liu, Guobin Shen, Yongguang Zhang, and Qun Li, “DozyAP: Power-Efficient Wi-Fi Tethering”, in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, 2012.
  20. [MobiSys-2009] Yunxin Liu, Ahmad Rahmati, Yuanhe Huang, Hyukjae Jang, Lin Zhong, Yongguang Zhang, and Shensheng Zhang, “xShare: Supporting Impromptu Sharing of Mobile Phones,” in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, 2009.

Services

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  • General Co-chair, MobiHoc 2021
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2020- )
  • Technical Program Committee, MobiCom (2020, 2021)
  • Technical Program Committee, MobiSys (2015, 2019)

Patents

16 US patents granted: 10917336, 9681378, 9559545, 9247495, 9069766, 8386614, 8364816, 8261361, 8180887, 7792924, 7783702, 7630997, 7626931, 7433814, 7339899, 7411908.

Awards

  • Best Paper Award, MobiSys 2021
  • Best Paper Runner-up Award, SenSys 2018
  • Best Demo Award, MobiCom 2015
  • Best Paper Award, PhoneSense Workshop, 2011
  • Tech Transfer Award (to Visual Studio 2010), 2010
  • MSRA “Tech Transfer of Year” Award, 2008
  • Ship-It Award for “Games for Windows LiVE”, 2008
  • Ship-It Award for “XNA – DirectX SDK and Xbox XDK”, 2008
  • MSRA “Demo of Year” Award, 2006