Peng Liu

Courtesy Appointment with SC&IS , Assistant Professor of Information Science & Technology
Department: Supply Chain and Information Systems
Office: 313G IST Building
Phone: 814-863-0641


Dr. Liu is the founding program co-chair of the ACM Workshop on Survivable and Self-Regenerative Systems, the proceedings chair of the 2003 and the 2004 ACM International Confernce on Computer and Communications Security. He is a program committee member of several international conferences, including the 2001-2003 ACM International Conference on Computer and Communications Security and the 2004 International Conference on World Wide Web. He is a referee for several international journals, including the ACM Transaction on Information and Systems Security, IEEE Internet Computing, and the Journal of Computer Security. Dr. Liu has published a book and about 40 referred technical papers. Dr. Liu is now leading the Cyber Security Lab. His current research is sponsored by DARPA, NSF, DHS, DOE, AFRL, Cisco, NSA, and Penn State. Dr. Liu is a recipient of the DOE Early CAREER Award.

Current Research

Dr. Liu's research interests are in the field of computer and network security. His current research aims to significantly improve people's ability to build survivable systems, people's understanding about attacker intent, objectives, and strategies, and people's understanding about "How secure is our cyberspace?"


Information Security
Information Assurance
Data Management
Network Security
Distributed Computing

Publication List

P. Liu and W. Zang, "Self Healing Workflow Systems under Attacks", Proc 24th International Confernce on Distributed Computing Systems, Forthcoming,

P. Liu and W. Zang, "Incentive-Based Modeling and Inference of Attacker Intent, Objectives, and Strategies", Prof 10th ACM Confernce on Computer and Commnications Security, Forthcoming,


PhD, George Mason University, 1999

MS, University of Science and Technology of China, 1996

BS, University of Science and Technology of China, 1993