Liudong Xing

Liudong Xing, PhD


Electrical & Computer Engineering




Science & Engineering 213C


2002University of VirginiaPhD in Electrical Engineering
2000University of VirginiaMS in Electrical Engineering
1996Zhengzhou University, ChinaBE in Computer Science


  • Fault-Tolerant Computing & Reliability Engineering
  • Dependable & Secure Computing
  • Computer Systems Performance Evaluation
  • Computer Architecture




Research awards

  • $ 1,218,640 awarded by National Science Foundation for CyberCorps Scholarship for Service: Accelerating Cybersecurity Education, Scholarship and Service


Research interests

  • System Reliability Engineering
  • Probabilistic Risk Assessment
  • Fault-Tolerant Computing
  • Decision Diagrams
  • Reliability of Internet of Things Systems

Select publications

  • Y. Wang, L. Xing, G. Levitin, and N. Huang (2018).
    Probabilistic competing failure analysis in phased-mission systems
    Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 176, 37-51.
  • L. Xing and S. V. Amari (2015).
    Binary Decision Diagrams and Extensions for System Reliability Analysis
    Wiley-Scrivener, MA
  • L. Xing and Y. Dai (2009).
    A New Decision Diagram Based Method for Efficient Analysis on Multi-State Systems
    IEEE Trans. Dependable and Secure Computing, 6, 161-174.

Liudong Xing received the BE degree in computer science (with top #1 GPA) from Zhengzhou University, China in 1996, and the MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia in 2000 and 2002, respectively. She is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts (UMass) Dartmouth, U.S. Her research focuses on reliability modeling, analysis and optimization of complex systems and networks.

Prof. Xing was the recipient of the Leo M. Sullivan Teacher of the Year Award in 2014, the Scholar of the Year Award in 2010, and the Outstanding Women Award in 2011 of UMass Dartmouth. She was the recipient of the 2018 IEEE Region 1 Outstanding Teaching in an IEEE Area of Interest (University or College) Award, the 2015 ChangJiang Scholar award by the Ministry of Education of China, and the 2007 IEEE Region 1 Technological Innovation (Academic) Award. She was also co-recipient of 2018 Premium Award for Best Paper in the journal of IET Wireless Sensor Systems, and the Best (Student) Paper Award at several international conferences (ICRSE2017, QR2MSE2015, RAMS2015, RAMS2012, NAS2009). She is or was an Associate Editor or Editorial Board member of multiple journals including Reliability Engineering & System Safety, International Journal of Systems Science, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, etc. She has served as program committee chair, co-chair, vice-chair for multiple different international conferences, and technical program committee member for numerous international workshops and conferences.She is a senior member of IEEE and a member of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu.

She has been a Fellow of The International Society of Engineering Asset Management since 2019. According to in April 2023, Prof. Xing was named among the Best Scientists in Computer Science in the world and USA. According to the AD Scientific Index 2023, she was named among the World's Top 2% Scientists in the rankings that evaluate citation metrics "Total i10" and "Last 6 years i10".

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