Ya-Feng Liu

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Ya-Feng Liu (刘亚锋)
Associate Professor
State Key Laboratory of Scientific and Engineering Computing
Institute of Computational Mathematics and Scientific/Engineering Computing
Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Short CV 中文简历


  • [May 25, 2021] Our patent ‘‘System and Method for Network Slicing for Service-Oriented Networks,’’ joint with Nan Zhang, Hamid Farmanbar, Prof. Tsung-Hui Chang, Prof. Mingyi Hong, and Prof. Zhi-Quan Luo, has been granted. [link]

  • [May 22, 2021] Our paper ‘‘Optimal Network Slicing for Service-Oriented Networks with Flexible Routing and Guaranteed E2E Latency,’’ jointly with Dr. Wei-Kun Chen, Dr. Antonio De Domenico, Prof. Yu-Hong Dai, and Prof. Zhi-Quan Luo, has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management. [link]

  • [May 16, 2021] Our paper ‘‘Traffic-Aware Task Offloading Based on Convergence of Communication and Sensing in Vehicular Edge Computing,’’ jointly with Yanli Qi, Prof. Yiqing Zhou et al. has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Internet of Things Journal. [link]

  • [Mar. 16, 2021] Together with Prof. Pavlo A. Krokhmal, Prof. Jiming Peng, and Prof. Zi Xu, we are organizing a special issue for 2020 International Workshop on Modern Optimization and Applications in JoGO. More details can be found here. Welcome your submission!

  • [Mar. 5, 2021] Our paper ‘‘An Efficient Quadratic Programming Relaxation Based Algorithm for Large-Scale MIMO Detection,’’ jointly with Ping-Fan Zhao (Master Student), Prof. Qing-Na Li, and Dr. Wei-Kun Chen, has been accepted for publication in the SIAM Journal on Optimization. [link]

  • [Dec. 8, 2020] It is my great honor to receive the 15th IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award virtually. Some press release can be found here and here.

  • [Dec. 3, 2020] Our paper ‘‘High Order PSK Modulation in Massive MIMO Systems with 1-bit ADCs,’’ jointly with Bule Sun, Prof. Yiqing Zhou, Prof. Jinhong Yuan et al., has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. [link]

  • [Oct. 15, 2020] Our paper ‘‘Max-Min Fairness in IRS-Aided Multi-Cell MISO Systems via Joint Transmit and Reflective Beamforming,’’ jointly with Hailiang Xie and Prof. Jie Xu, has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. [link]

  • [Aug. 24, 2020] Our paper ‘‘Time-Division Energy Beamforming for Multiuser Wireless Power Transfer with Non-Linear Energy Harvesting,’’ jointly with Ganggang Ma, Prof. Jie Xu and Dr. Mohammad R. Vedady Moghadam, has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. [link]

  • [Aug. 22, 2020] Our paper ‘‘AggreFlow: Achieving Power Efficiency, Load Balancing, and Quality of Service in Data Center Networks,’’ jointly with Prof. Zehua Guo et al., has been accepted for publication in the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

  • [Aug. 9, 2020] Our paper ‘‘An Enhanced SDR based Global Algorithm for Nonconvex Complex Quadratic Programs with Signal Processing Applications,’’ jointly with Prof. Cheng Lu and Dr. Jing Zhou, has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Open Journal of Signal Processing. [link]

  • [Aug. 7, 2020] Our paper ‘‘Optimal Virtual Network Function Deployment for 5G Network Slicing in a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure,’’ jointly with Dr. Antonio De Domenico and Prof. Wei Yu, has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. [link]

  • [Mar. 10, 2020] The preface of the special issue of MOA 2018, coedited with Prof. Fengmin Xu, Prof. Neng Fan, and Prof. Jiming Peng, has published in the Journal of Global Optimization. We thank all the authors for their interest in this special issue, and all the reviewers who helped to provide their expertise in improving the papers. We are grateful to Prof. Sergiy Butenko, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Global Optimization, for his great support, help, and guidance in the editorial process and Prof. Yu-Hong Dai for the organization of the wonderful workshop. [link]

Research Interests

  • My main research interests are nonlinear optimization and its applications to signal processing, wireless communications, and machine learning. I am particularly interested in characterizing the computational complexity of and designing efficient algorithms for optimization problems arising from these applications.

  • My current research interests are sparse optimization, global optimization, large-scale optimization, and various optimization problems from 5G communications and big data applications.


  • I am looking for self-motivated students with solid mathematical background who are interested in pursuing Master's or Ph.D. degrees. Please send me an email (with a copy of your resume) for details.


P.O. Box 2719, No. 55, ZhongGuanCun DongLu
HaiDian District, Beijing 100190, China

Tel: (86) 8254-1018
Fax: (86) 8254-1993
Office: Room 406, LanBai Building
Email: yafliu at lsec.cc.ac.cn