Prof X. Liu received his PhD in Computer Science from De Montfort University and joined Napier in 1999. He is currently leading the Software Systems research group in the SoC, Edinburgh Napier University. He was the director of Centre for Information & Software Systems. Prof 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), Cyber-Physical Systems, 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.
He has led 12 externally funded projects as the PI, and published over 160 papers in established international journals and conferences, 5 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, associate editor for 2 international journals, and editor of 3 research books and 3 journals special issues. He is a senior member of IEEE Society and a member of British Computer Society.