Tongping Liu
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Email: tongping AT umass DOT edu. Phone: 413-545-0239
Office: KEB 309J

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Tongping Liu is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Massachusetts Amherst, and he is directing MASS Lab (Massachusetts Software Systems Research Lab). Before that, he has worked at Compter Science Department of UTSA. He got his PhD from the CS department of UMass with Professor Emery D. Berger (the author of in 2014. He received his master degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology and BS degree from Harbin Institute of Technology.

Research Interests

Tongping Liu is interested in the security, performance, and reliability of software systems, especially with the following focuses: Note: 9 papers (marked as red) are published in prestigious venues choosen by CSRankings and 6 papers in CSRankings' optional list. Based on CCF's ranking, 13 papers (most red ones and blue ones) are classified as A and 4 papers are ranked as B.
Our research is generously supported by:


I am fortunately working with the following students:
Ph.D. students:
Jin Zhou
Hanmei Yang
Jiaxun Tang
Mingcan Xiang

Master Students:
Yuping Lin

Thanathorn Sukprasert

Alumni in the past:
Hongyu Liu    (09/2015 -- 12/2019): Postdoc of Purdue University, Intern at Alibaba DAMO Academy between 06/2019 and 12/2019
Sam Silvestro (01/2016 -- 08/2019): First Employment--Practice of Professor at University of Texas at San Antonio

Jinpeng Zhou, Corey Crosser

Kyle Haley

Other students (Project, REU, Independent Study):
Ph.D.: Mohammad Mejbah ul Alam
Masters: Xin Zhao, Javier Guzman, Al Amin Hossain, Bharadwaj Prabhala
Undergraduates: Zachary Rodriguez, Charles Dix, Danny Tsang, Riley Marfin, Huu Nguyen, Dalton Sumrall, Joseph Rocha, Alexander Jones, Daniel Peek, Richard Salcedo

Recent News

04/2022: UnHang is accepted to ISTTA'22. Congratulations to Jinpeng and Hanmei.
01/2022: Mingcan Xiang became a Ph.D. student in the lab.
12/2021: CachePerf is accepted to SIGMETRICS'22. Congratulations to Jin, Steven, and Hanmei.
09/2021: The first paper in machine learning is accepted to MCHPC'21.
07/2021: Dryadic is accepted to PACT'21.
05/2021: GraphZero is accepted to ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review.
03/2021: NumaPerf is accepted to ICS'21. Congratulations to Xin and Jin.
01/2021: Steven Tang became a Ph.D. student in the lab.
01/2021: Welcome the joining of Mingchan Xiang.
08/2020: Welcome the joining of Hanmei Yang and Steven Tang.
08/2020: Watcher is accepted to OOPSLA. Congratulations to Hongyu!
08/2020: Prober is accepted to ASE. Congratulations to Hongyu!
01/2020: Welcome the joining of Xin Zhao and Jin Zhou.
08/2019: I moved to University of Massachusetts Amherst.
05/2019: Congratulations to Hongyu and Sam for defending their thesis successfully!
10/2018: Causer is accepted to CGO. Congratulations to Hongyu and Sam!
08/2018: Invited to serve at PLDI'19 External Review Committee.
07/2018: Sampler is accepted by Micro'18. Congratulations to Sam and Hongyu!
06/2018: SPX grant (around $500,000) proposal is funded by NSF. Many thanks to NSF and Bo Wu.
05/2018: Guarder is accepted by USENIX Security 2018. Congratualations to Sam and Hongyu!
02/2018: iReplayer paper is finally accepted by PLDI 2018 after many years of work on it. Congratualations to Hongyu and Sam!
12/2017: Our research about secure allocator got the Mozilla Research Grant, thank Mozilla for the support. Our target is to get our allocator to be used by FireFox!
10/2017: The paper "A User Space-based Project for Practicing Core Memory Management Concepts" is accepted by SIGCSE 2018. Congratulations to Sam and Corey!
09/2017: Congratulating Sam and Hongyu for getting Carlos Alvarez Graduate Fellowship!
08/2017: FreeGuard paper is accepted by CCS 2017. Congratulations to Sam, Hongyu and Corey!
07/2017: UnDead paper is accepted by ASE 2017. Congratulations to Jinpeng, Sam and Hongyu!
05/2017: Corey Crosser graduated and will join West Point (United States Military Academy) as an instructor in EECS department!
05/2017: Jinpeng successfully defended his master thesis!
01/2017: SyncPerf paper is accepted by EuroSys 2017. Congratulations to Mejbah!
02/2016: One sole-PI grant (CRII) is awarded.
01/2016: Sam Silvestro (Ph.D.) joined the lab.
12/2015: DoubleTake paper is accepted by ICSE 2016
11/2015: Cheetah paper is accepted by CGO 2016
08/2015: Dr. Liu got the Google Faculty Awards
08/2015: Hongyu Liu and Jinpeng Zhou joined the lab.
04/2015: FORSEER paper is accepted by ICDCS 2015.


Program Committee: PPoPP 2015 (ERC), ICCCN 2015, ICPADS 2016, ICCCN 2016, ICSDE2017, COMPSAC 2018, TrustCom 2018, SETTA 2018, PLDI 2019 (ERC), ISMM 2019
Reviewer: Journal of Systems and Software, Journal of Computational Science, NCS17, CCGrid 2017, TDSC, TPDS, IJICT, TCC, TC, ICDCS 2013, Middleware 2013, ICDCS 2014

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