Department of Computer Science



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Qi Liao

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
College of Science and Engineering
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859, U.S.A.
Tel: (989) 774-4419
Fax: (989) 774-3728
Email: liao1q AT cmich DOT edu



Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame
M.S., Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame
B.S., Computer Science, Hartwick College


Research Areas

  • Computer Security
  • Information Visualization and Data mining
  • Economics for cybersecurity


Short Biography

Dr. Qi Liao is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Central Michigan University. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He graduated with a B.S. and Departmental Distinction in Computer Science from Hartwick College with a minor concentration in Mathematics. Dr. Liao has published over 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. His research interests include computer and network security, data analysis and visualization, and economics and game theory of networking and cybersecurity. Dr. Liao received awards including USENIX best paper award, 2nd place in National Security Innovation Competition at Colorado Springs, University of Notre Dame Center for Research Computing Award for Computational Sciences and Visualization, and IEEE Visual Analytics Science and Technology Challenge Award. Dr. Liao received the 2015 College of Science & Technology (CST) Award for Outstanding Research at CMU. Dr Liao has served as international conference co-chairs, technical program committees, journal editorial board and numerous peer reviewers. He is a member of Kappa Mu Epsilon, Upsilon Pi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi. Dr. Liao is an ASEE Faculty Fellow of United States Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP).

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