Professor Weifa Liang

Weifa received the PhD degree from the Australian National University in 1998, the ME degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1989, and the BSc degree from Wuhan University, China in 1984, all in computer science. He is currently Professor in the Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University. His research interests include design and analysis of algorithms and protocols for wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, Software-Defined-Networking (SDN), cloud computing, information processing in wireless sensor networks, design and analysis of parallel and distributed algorithms, approximation algorithms for combinatorial optimization problems, and graph theory. He has been a Senior Member of the IEEE since 2001.

Cloud computing; Wireless ad hoc and sensor networks; Approximation algorithms; Parallel and distributed algorithms; Query optimization in graph databases and social networks; Combinatorial optimisation; Graph theory

Research Description

My main research focuses are developing fast and efficient routing approximation algorithms for fundamental optimization problems raised in wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, these include multicasting, data gathering, trajectory finding of mobile sinks, etc, with the aim of optimizing critical network resources and prolonging network life) that will help environmental monitoring and security surveillance.  We also focus on the operational cost minimization in a distributed cloud computing by exploiting electricity diversities geographically, and close community finding in a large-scale social networks.

Complete student projects

Mengyu Chen »

PhD Student

Zhenge Jia »

Honours Student

Mr Julian Knowles »

Honours Student

Jing Li »

Honours Student

Xiaojiang Ren

Mr Richard Ren »

PhD Student

Mr Omid Rezvani »

Phd Candidate

Zhuang Wang »

PhD Student

Qiufen Xia

Ms Qiufen Xia »

PhD Student

COMP3000 series courses
Code Title Year 20.. Semester
COMP3600 Algorithms 18, 19, 20, 21 S2
COMP4000 series courses
Code Title Year 20.. Semester
COMP4600 Advanced Algorithms 18 S2
COMP6000 series courses
Code Title Year 20.. Semester
COMP6466 Algorithms 18, 19, 20, 21 S2
COMP8000 series courses
Code Title Year 20.. Semester
COMP8460 Advanced Algorithms 18 S2

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