Liang Ma is a Research Staff Member at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY. Dr. Ma received the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College London in July, 2014. During his Ph.D. study, he was fully supported by the U.S.-U.K. ITA (International Technology Alliance) project, EPSRC (Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council, U.K.), and departmental scholarships. He received both the M.Sc. and B.Sc. degree with distinction from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China. He was a member in the Lab of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Wireless Communication Technologies at BUPT, participating National 863/973 Projects during 2007-2010. His current research is focusing on Network Measurement, Social Networks, Graph Theory, Optimization, and Mobility Control in Wireless Networks.
Before joining Imperial College, he once worked as a research intern at NTT DoCoMo Beijing Labs, Ericsson (China) Communications, and Microsoft Research Asia, where he was involved in WLAN Medium Access Control, High-speed Switching System, and Software Radio-Based Gigabit Multi-antenna Communications, respectively. Starting from 2011, He has been working with IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Army Research Lab, UMASS-Amherst, and UCSB on network analytics and algorithm design. In addition, he is currently leading a U.S.-U.K. DAIS ITA project with team members from Yale, Imperial College, U.S. NRL, and U.K. Dstl.
Dr. Ma has been an IEEE member since 2009, and an ACM member since 2013. He has served as a peer reviewer in a range of journals and conferences, including IEEE Network Magazine, Journal of Wireless Networks, TKDD, INFOCOM, SECON, WCNC, etc. He was the recipient of IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing System (ICDCS 2013) Best Paper Award, IBM Invention 1st File Regular Patent Award, Chatschik Bisdikian Memorial Best Student Paper Award of ITA in Network & Information Sciences 2013, ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC 2013) Best Paper Award Finalist, INFOCOM 2014 Student Travel Grant, and the winner of Outstanding Graduate Student 2008 and Excellent Student Awards four times during 2003-2006.