Mingming Liu


Dr. Mingming Liu is currently an Assistant Professor in Electronic and Computer Engineering with the School of Electronic Engineering at Dublin City University (DCU).

Mingming was a data scientist, applied researcher, and H2020 project lead (5G-Solutions) at IBM Ireland Lab, where the main focus of his work was to leverage the state-of-the-art machine learning and applied optimisation techniques for practical and challenging problems arising in the industry. Before IBM, he worked at University College Dublin as a (senior) postdoctoral research fellow with the Control Engineering and Decision Science Research Group within the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He spent almost three years working on both EU and SFI funded projects at UCD, including Green Transportation and Networks (SFI) and Enable-S3 (H2020), with strong collaborations with both academia and industrial partners.

He received his B.Eng. degree with first class honours (ranked 1st) from the Department of Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland Maynooth in 2011, and then his PhD from the Hamilton Institute at the same university in 2015 (26 years old). His PhD thesis entitled “Topics in Electromobility and Related Applications” was supervised by Prof Robert Shorten (Full Professor at Imperial College London) and Prof Sean McLoone (Full Professor at Queen’s University Belfast).

He is an IEEE Senior Member and an active reviewer in his research fields. He has published over 50 papers to date including top-tier journals such as “IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid”“IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation System”“IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering”“IEEE System Journal”“IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification” and “Automatica”. At present, he acts as an academic editor for PLOS ONE and an associate editor for the Journal of Information Systems and Operational Research (INFOR). Since 2018, he has secured more than 2.5 million euros in research funding from various sources as the independent PI. At present, he is one of the three awardees at DCU of the prestigious SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme in 2021. In addition, he has actively participated in many academic activities, including technical committees, organisation committees and management committees at both national and international levels. He is currently the management committee member for Ireland in the EU COST Action CA19126CA20138 and CA21131.

Research Expertise

5G & IoT Applications
Edge, Fog and Cloud Computing
Linear and Nonlinear Dynamical Systems
Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Science, SRE/MLOps
Centralized, Decentralized, Distributed Control, Algorithms, Optimization
E-Mobility, Smart Grids, Smart Transportation, Smart Healthcare, Smart Cities