Dr. X. Liu received his PhD in Computer Science from De Montfort University and joined Napier in 1999. He is a Reader and is currently leading the Software Systems research group in the SoC, Edinburgh Napier University. He was the director of Centre for Information & Software Systems. Dr Liu is an active researcher in software engineering with internationally excellent reputation and leading expertise, focusing on its emerging themes including pervasive systems (Internet of Things), services-oriented architecture, evolution of cloud services, and intelligence-driven software engineering. He has meanwhile a successful track record of teaching in a number of software engineering courses which are widely informed by his research activities.
Dr Liu has led 10 externally funded projects as the PI, and published over 90 papers in established international journals and conferences, 3 book chapters and 3 research handbooks. He is the inventor of 1 patent registered in UK and USA and the founder of a spin-out company. He has been the chair, co-chair or PC member of a number of IEEE and IASTED International Conferences. He is the editorial board member of 4 international journals and editor of 3 research books and 2 journals special issues. He is a member of IEEE Computer Society and British Computer Society.