Jia (Kevin) Liu is currently an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science and Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering (by courtesy) at Iowa State University, where he joined in Aug. 2017. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Bradley Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech in 2010. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher and subsequently a Research Assistant Professor from Feb. 2010 to Jul. 2017, both in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University. His research areas include theoretical foundations of control and optimization for stochastic networked systems, distributed algorithms design, optimization of cyber-physical systems, data analytics infrastructure, and machine learning. Dr. Liu is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM. His work has received numerous awards at top venues, including IEEE INFOCOM'16 Best Paper Award, IEEE INFOCOM'13 Best Paper Runner-up Award, IEEE INFOCOM'11 Best Paper Runner-up Award, and IEEE ICC'08 Best Paper Award. He is a recipient of Bell Labs President Gold Award in 2001. His research has been supported by NSF, AFOSR, AFRL, and ONR.