Liting Hu

Assistant Professor

Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences

Office: CASE 360

Phone: (305) 348-2032



Dr. Liting Hu is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University (FIU). She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Karsten Schwan. Her research interests span distributed systems, cloud and edge computing, distributed systems and system virtualization, with a focus on building scalable stream processing systems for emerging trends. She directs the Experimental and Virtualized Systems (ELVES) Research Lab, where she conducts experimental computer systems research. Examples include stream processing systems (with Spark Streaming, Storm, Flink), container as a service (with Docker and Kubernetes), identifying threats (e.g., fake news, rumors, social bots) in online social networks, and resource management in large-scale data centers (with Xen and KVM). She has served on numerous IEEE/ACM program committees and peer-reviewed more than a dozen journals.  She interned at VMware, IBM Research, Microsoft Research Asian, and Intel labs at CMU.  Her research has been funded by the NSF, Department of Homeland Security, and Cyber Florida. She was the recipient of an NSF SPX Award in 2019 and an NSF CAREER Award in 2020.