Xiaorui Liu


Email: xiaorui@msu.edu

Office: 3308 Engineering Building


Lab: Data Science & Engineering Lab      

About Me

I'm a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University. I am fortunately advised by Prof. Jiliang Tang in the Data Science and Engineering Lab, and I also work closely with Prof. Ming Yan from Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE). Before that, I received both of my bachelor and master degree from South China University of Technology.

My research interests are machine learning and optimization, especially large-scale distributed optimization, robust and secure machine leaning, and machine learning on graphs.

I will be a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science at North Carolina State University (NCSU) starting from Fall 2022. If you are interested in working with me, please feel free to contact me.


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       Conference and Journal Publications


  • Teaching Assistant for CMSE 890 (Graduate Level) Optimization, 2019 Fall
  • Invited Lecturer for CSE 881 (Graduate Level) Data Mining, 2018 Fall
  • Teaching Assistant for CSE 260 (Undergraduate Level) Discrete Structures, 2019 Spring
  • Teaching Assistant for CSE 260 (Undergraduate Level) Discrete Structures, 2018 Fall


  • Free Registration on Virtual Conferences for ICML'21, ICLR'21, WWW'21, KDD'21, IJCAI'21, ICAPS'21, AISTATS'20
  • MSU Cloud Computing Fellowship, 2021
  • MSU COGS Conference Award, 2021
  • The Web Conference Student Scholarship Award, 2021
  • Best Paper Honorable Mention Award, ICHI'19
  • MSU Graduate School Travel Fellowship, 2019
  • MSU Graduate School Travel Fellowship, 2018
  • Student Travel Award for WSDM'18, 2018
  • MSU Engineering Distinguished Fellowship, 2017
  • First Prize Scholarship, SCUT, 2016
  • First Place in Hand Detection Challenge in CVPR VIVA, 2016
  • The First Prize in Digital Image Processing Contest, Guangdong, China, 2015
  • “Goodix” Industry Scholarship, 2014
  • “Endress+Hauser” Industry Scholarship, 2013
  • “Hongsheng Huang” Science and Technology Innovation Scholarship, 2013
  • National Endeavor Scholarship (2 times) 2012 and 2013


  • Senior Program Committee Members: IJCAI'21
  • Program Committee Members: ICLR'22, AAAI'22, WSDM'22, NeurIPS'21, ICML'21, CIKM'21, WWW'21, AAAI'21, CIKM'20, NeurIPS'20, ICONIP'20
  • External Reviewers: KDD'21, ICLR'20, KDD'20, ICML'20, NeurIPS'19, ASONAM'19, CIKM'19, ICWSM'19, IJCAI'19, SIGIR'19, ASONAM'18, CIKM'18, KDD'18, RecSys'18, AAAI'18, WWW'18, SIGIR'18, WSDM'18
  • Conference Volunteers: WSDM'18, ICML'20, ICLR'21, ICML'21
  • Session Chair: WWW'21
  • University Service: Committee Member on MSU Engineering College Advisory Council, 2021-2022