Xiaolan Liu


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Xiaolan is an expert in engineering and design, having completed her studies in both China and London.

Xiaolan received a B.Eng and M.Eng at Jilin University from China in 2014 and 2017, respectively, and her PhD degree at Queen Mary University of London in 2021.

While at Queen Mary University of London she also worked as a research assistant for 4 months on the design of intelligent computation offloading strategies for IoT edge computing networks. Then she worked as a Research Associate in the Centre for Telecommunications Research at King's College London from 2020-2021.

Academic background

Her research interests are including edge computing, IoT networks, distributed learning, reinforcement learning and multiagent reinforcement learning, as well as intelligent wireless communication optimization. She has the experience of working for a project Innovate UK, RCUK & MoST Newton Fund: LiveQuest, IoT System for Precision Livestock Agriculture, and an EU H2020 project: Primo5G, Virtual presence in moving objects, e.g., drones, through 5G.


Professional experience 

Technical Program Committee (TPC) Session Chair of ICT 2021
TPC Member of WCNC 2018/2019/2021, MENACOMM 2019, VTC2019/2021-Fall and GlobeCom 2021 SPC
IEEE International Conference on Communications, Shanghai, May 2019
IEEE Global Communications Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Dec. 2018
IEEE 83rd Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2016-Spring, Nanjing, May 2016


Journal Reviewer
IEEE Journal of Selected Area Communications
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
IEEE Transactions on Communications
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
IEEE Journal of Internet of Things
IEEE Communication Letters
IEEE Wireless Communication Letters
IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine
IEEE Communication Magazine
IEEE Network Magazine


Current research and collaborations

King's College London, UK
Queen Mary University of London, UK
University of Surrey, UK
Jilin University, China

Interests and activities

Xiaolan is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and a member of the IEEE Communications Society.

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