Qingkai Liang
About me

I'm a graduate student at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology. My research advisor is Prof. Eytan Modiano.

I obtained my B.E. degree (with the highest honor) from the Department of Electronic Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, in 2013. During my undergrad studies, I received a lot of research training from Prof. Xinbing Wang.

I was a summer intern in Google Platform Networking Team in 2017, implementing a new type of service for Google data center networks. Before that, I was a summer research intern at Bell Labs in 2015, working on scalable load balancing schemes in large-scale data centers. My mentor was Sem Borst, Iraj Saniee and Anwar Walid.

Research Interests

I'm interested in various learning and control problems that arise in networked systems such as data center networks, wireless networks and optical networks. My current research focuses on online learning in adversarial networks and design of ultra-low latency networks. Previously, I worked on the resilience of wireless networks, which intends to evaluate the inherent fault tolerance of wireless networks and provide them with Quality-of-Protection.


Please reach me at qingkai [at] mit.edu

Honors and Awards

Best Paper Nominee, IEEE MASCOTS, 2017

Best-in-Session Presentation Award, IEEE INFOCOM, 2016

Ho-Ching and Han-Ching Fund Award, MIT, 2014

Outstanding Thesis Award, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2013 (top 1%)

Excellent Graduate Award, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2013

National Scholarship, the Ministry of Education, China, 2010 (top 1%, nationwide)

Professional Services

I am currently serving as the reviewer for the following journals and conferences:

IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN)

IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC)

IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWC)

IEEE Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN)


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