Liudong Xing, PhD


Electrical & Computer Engineering




Science & Engineering 209A


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 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 B.E. degree in computer science (with top #1 GPA) from Zhengzhou University, China in 1996, and the M.S. and Ph.D. 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.

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