Dr. Liu is a Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. Before joining IBM Research, he co-founded a small startup with seed funding from an NSF SBIR grant. Dr. Liu‟s interests include peer-to-peer streaming, large-scale interactive applications, and mobile systems. Dr. Liu graduated from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering in 2007 with a PhD on computer science and has authored many technical papers in multimedia and scalable systems design. He is also co-author of a book chapter on peer-to-peer streaming.