Qing Liu Wins NSF CAREER Award

August 15, 2022

Qing Liu Wins NSF CAREER AwardFormer ECE Assoc Chair Nasir Ghani writes "it gives me immense joy to let you know that my first PhD graduate at UNM, Dr. Qing (Gary) Liu has just won the NSF CAREER Award at NJIT!"

The National Science Foundation's Early Career Development Award (CAREER) recognizes those with the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.

"Gary worked with me on my NSF and DoE grants at UNM, and then continued as a research scientist at Oak Ridge National Lab [ORNL] for about six years, before returning to academia," said Ghani from his office at the University of South Florida.

"He was also the first student I hired on my NSF Career Award. So things have come full circle for me."  

These days Dr. Liu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, where he holds a Joint Faculty Appointment at ORNL in the Workflow Systems Group under the Data and AI Systems Section.

His research interests include high-performance computing, Big Data in data-intensive science, and high-speed networking. In particular, he has done extensive research on scalable data storage and analysis solutions on emerging architectures for HPC applications. His sole research products have been adopted by more than twenty HPC applications in fusion energy, high-energy physics, cancer research, quantum physics, turbine engine design, weather modeling, and etc., for production purposes.

Dr. Liu was awarded outstanding graduate of the ECE Department at UNM. He was the distinguished employee of Computing and Computational Science Directorate at ORNL in 2012. He received R&D 100 award as a principle investigator in 2013 (with Rutgers University, Georgia Tech, and NCSU) for his contributions to adaptable I/O systems for Big Data applications. He has played leadership roles in several DOE projects. Learn More about Dr. Liu's experience.

ECE congratulates Dr. Liu on winning the NSF CAREER Award and also Dr. Ghani for his success as a mentor.