Benyuan Liu

Professor

Department of Computer Science
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Phone: (978) 934-2425 Fax: (978) 934-3551
Email: bliu@cs.uml.edu


Research Interests and Projects

  • Mobile and Wireless Networks (Project: Wireless sensor network, funded by NSF)
  • Network and Mobile Security
  • Online Social Networks and Social Computing (Project: OSN Flu Trends, funded by NIH)
  • Network Measurement and Modeling

Selected Publications (5000+ citations)

  • Improved Multimodal Representation Learning with Skip Connections
    Ning Zhang, Yu Cao, Yan Luo, Benyuan Liu
    ACM Multimedia, 2017.
  • TX-CNN: Detecting Tuberculosis in Chest X-Ray Images using Convolutional Neural Network
    Chang Liu, Yu Cao, Marlon F. Alcantara, Benyuan Liu, Maria J. Brunette, Jesus Peinado, Walter H. Curioso
    International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2017.
  • Predicting Stock Price Returns using Microblog Sentiment for Chinese Stock Market
    Tong Sun, Jia Wang, Pengfei Zhang, Yu Cao, Degang Wang, Benyuan Liu
    The 3rd International Conference on Big Data Computing and Communications (BigCom), 2017.
  • Effective Mobile Data Trading in Secondary Ad-hoc Market with Heterogeneous and Dynamic Environment
    Hengky Susanto, Honggang Zhang, Shing Yip Ho, Benyuan Liu
    IEEE ICDCS, 2017.
  • Incentive Mechanism for Proximity-based Mobile Crowd Service Systems
    Honggang Zhang, Benyuan Liu, Hengky Susanto, Guoliang Xue, Tong Sun
    IEEE Infocom, 2016.
  • Improving Tuberculosis (TB) Diagnostics using Mobile Health Technologies among Resource-poor and Marginalized Communities
    Yu Cao, Chang Liu, Benyuan Liu, Ning Zhang, Pengfei Zhang, Maria Brunette, Tong Sun, Jesus Peinado, Epifanio Sanchez Garavito, Leonid Lecca Garcia, Walter H. Curioso
    International Conference on Connected Health: Applications, Systems, and Engineering Technologies (CHASE), 2016.
  • Smartphone Applications for Preventing Cancer through Educational and Behavioral Interventions: State of the Art and Remaining Challenges
    Steven Coughlin, Herpreet Thind, Benyuan Liu, Nicole Champagne, Molly Jacobs, Rachael I Massey
    JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 2016. [link]
  • Towards Research-Tested Smartphone Applications for Preventing Breast Cancer
    Steven S. Coughlin, Herpreet Thind, Benyuan Liu, Candy Wilson
    AME mHealth Journal, 2016. [link]
  • Design of Reciprocal Recommendation Systems for Online Dating
    Peng Xia, Shuangfei Zhai, Benyuan Liu, Yizhou Sun, Cindy Chen
    Journal of Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM), Springer, 2016. [link]
  • Pricing and Revenue Sharing for Secondary Market Mobile Users Internet Access
    Hengky Susanto, Benyuan Liu, Byung-Guk Kim, Honggang Zhang, Xinwen Fu
    IEEE IPCCC, 2015. [pdf]
  • Reciprocal Recommendation System for Online Dating
    Peng Xia, Benyuan Liu, Yizhou Sun, Cindy Chen
    IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), 2015. [pdf]
  • User Experience Driven Multi-Layered Video Based Applications
    Hengky Susanto, B.G. Kim, Benyuan Liu
    IEEE ICCCN, 2015. [pdf]
  • Targeted Emergency Network Service Deployment Algorithm for Disaster Relief Agencies
    Hengky Susanto, Jonathan Lassa, Benyuan Liu, B.G. Kim
    IEEE ICC, 2015.
  • My Google Glass Sees Your Password!
    (Reported by CNN, Wired, Huffington Post, Forbes, Yahoo, MIT Technology Review, PC Magazine, etc check here)
    Qinggang Yue, Zhen Ling, Xinwen Fu, Benyuan Liu, Wei Yu, Wei Zhao
    Black Hat Conference, USA, 2014. [pdf]
  • Who is Dating Whom: Characterizing User Behaviors of a Large Online Dating Site
    (Reported by MIT Technology Review Site , Men's Fitness Magazine, and a number of other news media.)
    Peng Xia, Kun Tu, Bruno Ribeiro, Hua Jiang, Xiaodong Wang, Cindy Chen, Benyuan Liu, Don Towsley
    Social Network Analysis: Community Detection and Evolution, Springer, to appear. arXiv:1401.5710, Jan, 2014. [pdf]
  • Predicting User Replying Behavior on a Large Online Dating Site
    (Reported by the Conversation and Follow the Crowd)
    Peng Xia, Hua Jiang, Xiaodong Wang, Cindy Chen, Benyuan Liu
    International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), 2014. [pdf]
  • Online Dating Recommendations: Matching Markets and Learning Preferences
    Kun Tu, Bruno Ribeiro, Hua Jiang, Xiaodong Wang, David Jensen, Benyuan Liu, Don Towsley
    The 5th International Workshop on Social Recommender Systems (SRS 2014), in conjunction with 23rd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), 2014.
  • Blind Recognition of Touched Keys on Mobile Devices
    Qinggang Yue, Zhen Lin, Xinwen Fu, Benyuan Liu, Kui Ren, Wei Zhao
    ACM Conference on Computer and Communication Security (CCS), 2014.
  • Cooperation across Payoff Equivalent Public Good and Common Pool Resource Experiments
    David C. Kingsley, Benyuan Liu
    Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Ecnomics, accepted, available online since May, 2014. [pdf]
  • Leveraging Online Social Friendship to Improve Data Swarming Performance
    Honggang Zhang, Benyuan Liu, Bin Nie, Zhiyong Xu, Xiayin Weng, Chao Yu
    Computer Networks Journal, accepted, 2014.
  • Providing Service Assurance in Mobile Opportunistic Networks
    Bhanu Kaushik, Honggang Zhang, Xinyu Yang, Xinwen Fu, Benyuan Liu, Jie Wang
    Computer Networks Journal, accepted, 2014.
  • Pricing and Revenue Sharing Mechanism for Secondary Re-distribution of Data Service for Mobile Devices
    Hengky Susanto, Bhanu Kaushik, Benyuan Liu,Byung-Guk Kim
    IEEE IPCCC, 2014.
  • Rise of Mini-Drones: Applications and Issues
    Zhongli Liu, Zupei Li, Xinwen Fu, Raptis Ioannis, Benyuan Liu, Kui Ren
    IEEE Globecom, 2014.
  • Optimizing Aggregate Query Processing in Cloud Data Warehouse
    Swathi Kurunji, Tingjian Ge, Xinwen Fu, Benyuan Liu, Amrith Kumar, Cindy Chen
    International Conference on Data Management in Cloud, Grid and P2P Systems (Globe 2014), 2014.
  • Capacity of Cache Enabled Content Distribution Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
    Benyuan Liu, Victor Firoiu, Jim Kurose, May Leung, Soumendra Nanda
    IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS), 2014. [pdf]
  • Customizable, Scalable and Reliable Community based Mobile Health Interventions
    Bhanu Kaushik, Maria Brunette, Xinwen Fu, Benyuan Liu
    ACM Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Healthcare (MobileHealth 2014), in conjunction with ACM Mobihoc, 2014.
  • CollabAssure: A Collaborative Market Based Data Service Assurance Framework for Mobile Devices
    Bhanu Kaushik, Honggang Zhang, Xinyu Yang, Xinwen Fu, Benyuan Liu
    IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), 2014.
  • Barrier Coverage: Foundation and Design
    Anwar Saipulla, Juin-Hong Cui, Xinwen Fu, Benyuan Liu, Jie Wang
    The Art of Wireless Sensor Networks, Signals and Communication Technology, Springer, pp 59-115, 2014.
  • HAWK: An Unmanned Mini Helicopter-based Aerial Wireless Kit for Localization (selected as the Spotlight article of the issue)
    Zhongli Liu, Yinjie Chen, Benyuan Liu, Chunyu Cao, Xinwen Fu
    IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), Feb, 2014.
  • Online Social Networks Flu Trend Tracker - A Novel Sensory Approach to Predict Flu Trends
    Harshavardhan Achrekar, Avinash Gandhe, Ross Lazarus, Ssu-Hsin Yu, Benyuan Liu
    Springer Lecture Notes, Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS), Springer-Verlag, 2013.
  • Admission Control on Multipath Routing in 802.11-based Wireless Mesh Networks
    Peng Zhao, Xinyu Yang, Jiayin Wang, Benyuan Liu, Jie Wang
    Ad Hoc Networks, online since 2013.
  • Optimizing Communication for Multi-Join Query Processing in Cloud Data Warehouses
    Swathi Kurunji, Benyuan Liu, Tingjian Ge, Benyuan Liu, Cindy Chen, Xinwen Fu
    International Journal of Grid and High Performance Computing, 2013.
  • Barrier Coverage with Line-Based Deployed Mobile Sensor
    Anwar Saipulla, Cedric Westphal, Benyuan Liu, Jie Wang
    Ad Hoc Networks, 2013.
  • A Study of User Behaviors on an Online Dating Site
    Peng Xia, Bruno Ribeiro, Cindy Chen, Benyuan Liu, Don Towsley
    ACM ASONAM, 2013.
  • Theory Underlying Measurement of AOA with a Rotating Directional Antenna
    Yingjie Chen, Zhongli Liu, Xinwen Fu, Benyuan Liu, Wei Zhao
    IEEE Infocom, 2013.
  • Dynamic Coverage of Mobile Sensor Networks
    Benyuan Liu, Olivier Dousse, Philippe Nain, Don Towsley
    IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Feb, 2013. [pdf]
  • Twitter improves Seasonal Influenza Prediction (Acceptance ratio: 9%, Best Student Paper Award )
    Harshavardhan Achrekar, Avinash Gandhe, Ross Lazarus, Ssu-Hsin Yu, Benyuan Liu
    Fifth Annual International Conference on Health Informatics, 2012. [pdf]
  • Can Online Social Friends Help to Improve Data Swarming Performance?
    Honggang Zhang, Benyuan Liu, Xiayin Weng, Chao Yu
    The 18th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), 2012. [pdf]
  • Communication Cost Optimization for Cloud Data Warehouse Queries
    Swathi Kurunji, Tingjian Ge, Benyuan Liu, Cindy Chen
    IEEE CloudCom, 2012. [pdf]
  • Fingerprint Attack against Touch-enabled Devices
    Yang Zhang, Peng Xia, Junzhou Luo, Zhen Ling, Benyuan Liu, Xinwen Fu
    2nd Annual ACM CCS Workshop on Security and Privacy in Smartphones and Mobile Devices (SPSM), 2012. [pdf]
  • HAWK: An Unmanned Mini Helicopter-based Aerial Wireless Kit for Localization
    Zhongli Liu, Yinjie Chen, Benyuan Liu, Chengyu Cao, Xinwen Fu
    IEEE Infocom, 2012. [pdf]
  • Secret Communication in Large Wireless Networks without Eavesdropper Location Information
    Cagatay Capar, Dennis Goeckel, Benyuan Liu, Don Towsley
    IEEE Infocom, 2012. [pdf]
  • Exploiting Data Fusion to Improve the Coverage of Wireless Sensor Networks
    Rui Tan, Guoliang Xing, Benyuan Liu, Jianping Wang, Xiaohua Jia
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), 2012.
  • Performance Analysis of Real-Time Detection in Fusion-based Sensor Networks
    Rui Tan, Guoliang Xing, Jianping Wang, Benyuan Liu
    IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), 2011.
  • Barrier Coverage with Line-Based Deployed Mobile Sensors
    Anwar Saipulla, Cedric Westphal, Benyuan Liu, Jie Wang
    Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, in press.
  • Wikipedia as Mature Knowledge Networks: Domain Extraction
    Zheng Fang, Jie Wang, Benyuan Liu, Weibo Gong
    International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval (KDIR), 2011. [pdf]
  • An Intersection Collision Warning System using Wi-Fi Smartphones in VANET
    Jie Yang, Jie Wang, Benyuan Liu
    IEEE Globecom, 2011.
  • Predicting Flu Trends using Twitter data
    Harshavardhan Achrekar, Avinash Gandhe, Ross Lazarus, Ssu-Hsin Yu, Benyuan Liu
    International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Networking Systems (CPNS) 2011, in conjunction with IEEE Infocom, 2011. [pdf]
  • Classification of Commercial and Personal Profiles on MySpace
    William Gauvin, Cindy Chen, Xinwen Fu, Benyuan Liu
    IEEE International Workshop on security and social Networking (SESOC), in conjunction with Percom, 2011. [pdf]
  • Identifying Mobiles Hiding behind Wireless Routers
    Yingjie Chen, Zhongli Liu, Benyuan Liu, Xinwen Fu, Wei Zhao
    IEEE Infocom, 2011. [pdf]
  • Cooperative Jamming to Improve the Connectivity of the 1-D Secrecy Graph,
    Cagatay Capar, Dennis Goeckel, Benyuan Liu, Don Towsley,
    45th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, 2011.
  • Vision: Towards Real Time Epidemic Vigilance through Online Social Networks
    Lingji Chen, Harshavardhan Achrekar, Benyuan Liu, Ross Lazarus
    The First ACM Workshop on Mobile Cloud Computing & Services: Social Networks and Beyond (MCS), in conjuction with ACM MobiSys, 2010. [pdf]
  • Measurement and Gender-Specific Analysis of User Publishing Characteristics on MySpace
    William Gauvin, Bruno Ribeiro, Benyuan Liu, Don Towsley, Jie Wang, IEEE Network special issue on Online Social Networks, 2010. [pdf]
  • On MySpace Account Spans and Double Pareto-Like Distribution of Friends
    Bruno Ribeiro, William Gauvin, Benyuan Liu, Don Towsley
    Second International Workshop on Network Science for Communication Networks (NetSciCom), 2010. [pdf]
  • Barrier Coverage with Sensors of Limited Mobility
    Anwar Saipulla, Benyuan Liu, Guoliang Xing, Xinwen Fu, Jie Wang
    Eleventh ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (Mobihoc), 2010. [pdf]
  • Finding and Mending Barrier Gaps in Wireless Sensor Networks
    Anwar Saipulla, Benyuan Liu, Jie Wang
    IEEE Globecom, 2010. [pdf]
  • Barrier Coverage of Line-Based Deployed Wireless Sensor Networks
    Anwar Saipulla, Cedric Westphal, Benyuan Liu, Jie Wang
    IEEE Infocom, 2009. (acceptance ratio: 282/1435=19.7%)[pdf]
  • Data Fusion Improves the Coverage of Wireless Sensor Networks
    Guoliang Xing, Rui Tan, Benyuan Liu, Jianping Wang, Xiaohua Jia, Chih-wei Yi
    ACM MobiCom, 2009. (acceptance ratio: 30/282=10.6%) [pdf]
  • Impact of Data Fusion on Real-Time Detection in Sensor Networks
    Rui Tan, Guoliang Xing, Benyuan Liu, Jianping Wang
    The 30th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), Washington, DC, December, 2009. (acceptance ratio: 21%) [pdf]
  • Asymptotic Connectivity Properties of Cooperative Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
    Dennis L. Goeckel, Benyuan Liu, Don Towsley, Liaoruo Wang, Cedric Westphal
    IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) Issue on Stochastic Geometry and Random Graphs for Wireless Networks, 2009. [pdf]
  • Underwater Barriers with Sensor Networks Using Auction Algorithms
    Stanley Barr, Benyuan Liu, Jie Wang
    The 18th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), 2009. [pdf]
  • Utopia: Providing Trusted Social Network Relationships within an Un-Trusted Environment
    William Gauvin, Benyuan Liu, Xinwen Fu, Jie Wang
    to appear in Workshop on Social Networks, Applications, and Systems (SNAS'09), 2009.[pdf]
  • Full Connectivity and Percolation in Large Cooperative Wireless Networks
    Cagatay Capar, Dennis Goeckel, Benyuan Liu, Don Towsley, Liaoruo Wang, Cedric Westphal
    The Third Annual Conference of the International Technology Alliance (ITA'09), 2009.
  • Strong Barrier Coverage of Wireless Sensor Networks
    Benyuan Liu, Olivier Dousse, Jie Wang, Anwar Saipulla
    ACM Mobihoc, 2008. (acceptance ratio: 44/300=14.7%) [pdf]
  • Connectivity in Cooperative Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
    Liaoruo Wang, Benyuan Liu, Dennis Goeckel, Don Towsley, Cedric Westphal
    ACM Mobihoc, 2008.(acceptance ratio: 44/300=14.7%) [pdf]
  • Data Gathering Capacity of Large Scale Multihop Wireless Networks
    Benyuan Liu, Don Towsley, Ananthram Swami
    IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS), 2008. [pdf] (regular paper, acceptance ratio: 12.4%)
  • Capacity of a Wireless Ad Hoc Network with Infrastructure
    Benyuan Liu, Patrick Thiran, Don Towsley
    ACM Mobihoc, 2007. (acceptance ratio: 27/146=18.5%) [pdf]
  • Throughput Optimization and Fair Bandwidth Allocation in Multi-hop Wireless LANs
    Qunfeng Dong, Suman Banerjee, Benyuan Liu
    IEEE Infocom, 2006. (acceptance ratio: 252/1040=18%) [pdf]
  • On the Efficiency of Fluid Simulation of Networks
    Daniel R. Figueiredo, Benyuan Liu, Yang Guo, Jim Kurose, Don Towsley
    Computer Networks Journal, Volume 50, Issue 12, 2006. [pdf]
  • Mobility Improves Coverage of Sensor Network
    Benyuan Liu, Peter Brass, Olivier Dousse, Philippe Nain, Don Towsley
    ACM MobiHoc, 2005. (acceptance ratio: 40/281 = 14.2%) [pdf]
  • On TCP and self-similar Traffic
    Daniel R. Figueiredo, Benyuan Liu, Anja Feldmann, Vishal Misra, Don Towsley, Walter Willinger
    Performance Evaluation, Vol 61, 2005. [pdf]
  • Properties of Random Direction Model
    Philippe Nain, Don Towsley, Benyuan Liu, Zhen Liu
    IEEE Infocom, 2005. (acceptance ratio: 244/1419=17.2%) [pdf]
  • A study on the Coverage of Large-scale Sensor Networks
    Benyuan Liu, Don Towsley
    IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS), 2004. (acceptance ratio: 52/207=25.1%) [pdf]
  • Single-Hop Probing Asymptotics in Available Bandwidth Estimation: Sample-Path Analysis
    X. Liu, K. Ravindran, Benyuan Liu, and D. Loguinov
    ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), 2004. (acceptance ratio: 39/157=24.8%) [pdf]
  • Modeling Frame-level Errors in GSM Wireless Channels
    Ping Ji, Benyuan Liu, Don Towsley, Zihui Ge, Jim Kurose
    Performance Evaluation, Vol 55, 2004. [pdf]
  • On the Coverage and Detectability of Wireless Sensor Networks
    Benyuan Liu, Don Towsley
    Proc. of WiOpt'03: Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks, extended abstract
  • On the Capacity of Hybrid Wireless Networks
    Benyuan Liu, Zhen Liu, Don Towsley
    IEEE Infocom, 2003. (acceptance ratio: 224/1078=20.8%) [pdf]
  • On the Autocorrelation Structure of TCP Traffic
    Daniel R. Figueiredo, Benyuan Liu, Vishal Misra, Don Towsley
    Computer Networks Journal Special Issue on "Advances in Modeling and Engineering of Long-Range Dependent Traffic", 2002. [pdf]
  • TCP-Cognizant Adaptive Forward Error Correction in Wireless Networks
    Benyuan Liu, Dennis L. Goeckel, Don Towsley
    IEEE Globecom (Global Internet Symposium), 2002. (acceptance ratio: 28/142=19.7%) [pdf]
  • Modeling Frame-level Errors in GSM Wireless Channels
    Ping Ji, Benyuan Liu, Don Towsley and Jim Kurose
    IEEE Globecom, 2002 (Internet Performance Symposium)[pdf]
  • A Study of Networks Simulation Efficiency: Fluid Simulation vs. Packet-level Simulation
    Benyuan Liu, Daniel R. Figueiredo, Yang Guo, Jim Kurose, Don Towsley
    IEEE Infocom 2001. (acceptance ratio: 192/830 submissions=23.1%) [pdf]
  • Fluid Simulation of Large Scale Networks: Issues and Tradeoffs
    Benyuan Liu, Yang Guo, Jim Kurose, Don Towsley, and Weibo Gong
    PDPTA'99 [pdf]