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Dr Jiamou Liu

PhD (Auckland)


2016 - Present     Lecturer / (Since 2019) Senior Lecturer , The University of Auckland, New Zealand
2013 - 2016         Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology, NZ
2013                    Visiting Researcher, Paris Diderot University - Paris 7, France
2011 - 2012         Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology, NZ
2009 - 2010         Research Associate, University of Leipzig, Germany
2008                    Research Intern, Microsoft Research Asia, China
2005,2007,2008  Visiting PhD Student, Department of Mathematics, Cornell University, USA
2006 - 2010         PhD Candidate, The University of Auckland, NZ
2006                    Visiting Student, Singapore National University, Singapore
2005                    Summer Scholar, Australian National University, Australia
2002 - 2005         BSc(Hon), The University of Auckland, NZ

Research | Current

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Social Networks
  • Intelligent Agents and Multi-agent Systems
  • Computational Linguistics

My research interests lie in the intersection between theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. Recently my research mainly focuses on the interdisciplinary area of computational social science and multi-agent systems.

My main research activities involve exploring social networks; topics of interests include interpersonal ties, influence, communities structures, information diffusion and social cohesion. I am also interested in pure and applied aspects of logic, algorithmic model theory, computational complexity and automata theory.   

Teaching | Current

I have taught the courses COMPSCI225, COMPSCI367, SOFTENG 211, SOFTENG 250, COMPSCI 767

Postgraduate supervision

I am supervising / co-supervising the following PhD Students and their general directions:

Nurilla Avarov (Since Oct 2017) - Neural Network and Machine Learning

Mengxiao Zhang (Since May 2018) - Issues on Pricing and Privacy in Data Marketplace

Jaron Mar (since Oct 2018) - Natural Language Processing

Yang Chen (since Nov 2018) - Mutli-agent Systems and Social Networks

Roger Su (since Nov 2018) - Spectral Graph Theory




2014 Vice-Chancellor's Award of Excellence on Teaching (Highly Commended), AUT
2013 DCT Faculty Teaching and Learning Award (For Excellence in Teaching), AUT
2011 Vice-Chencellor's Award of Excellence on Research (Emerging Researcher), AUT
2008 Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship


BSc(Hon) Coordinator - CS

Project Coordinator - CS

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Zhao, H. J., & Liu, J. (2018). Finding Answers from the Word of God: Domain Adaptation for Neural Networks in Biblical Question Answering. Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks. 10.1109/IJCNN.2018.8489756
  • Ni, L., & Liu, J. (2018). A Framework for Domain-Specific Natural Language Information Brokerage. Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 27 (5), 559-585. 10.1007/s11518-018-5389-1
  • Kuske, D., Liu, J., & Moskvina, A. (2018). Infinite and bi-infinite words with decidable monadic theories. Logical Methods in Computer Science, 14 (3).10.23638/LMCS-14(3:9)2018
  • Liu, Y. P., Yan, B., Liu, J., Su, H. Y., Zheng, H., & Cai, Y. J. (2018). From the Periphery to the Core: Information Brokerage in an Evolving Network. In J. Lang (Ed.) Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 3912-3918. Stockholm, Sweden: International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence. 10.24963/ijcai.2018/544
  • Cai, Y., Zheng, H., Liu, J., Yan, B., Su, H. Y., & Liu, Y. P. (2018). Balancing the Pain and Gain of Hobnobbing: Utility-Based Network Building over Atributed Social Networks. In E. Andre, S. Koenig (Eds.) AAMAS '18 Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems, 193-201. Stockholm, Sweden: International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. Related URL.
  • Liu, J., & Wei, Z. (2017). Network, popularity and social cohesion: A game-theoretic approach. In S. Singh, S. Markovitch (Eds.) Proceedings of the Thirty-First AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, February 4-9, 2017, San Francisco, California, USA, 1, 600-606. San Francisco, USA: The AAAI Press.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ziheng Wei
  • Yan, B., Chen, Y., & Liu, J. (2017). Dynamic relationship building: Exploitation versus exploration on a social network. In A. Bouguettaya, Y. Gao, A. Klimenko, L. Chen, X. Zhang, F. Dzerzhinskiy, W. Jia, S. V. Klimenko, Q. Li (Eds.) Web Information Systems Engineering – WISE 2017, 18th International Conference Proceedings, Part I, 10569 LNCS, 75-90. Puschino, Russia,. 10.1007/978-3-319-68783-4_6
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Yang Chen
  • Liu, J., Li, L., & Russell, K. (2017). What becomes of the broken hearted?: An agent-based approach to self-evaluation, interpersonal loss, and suicide ideation. In K. Larson, M. Winikoff, S. Das, E. Durfee (Eds.) AAMAS '17 Proceedings of the 16th Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems, 436-445. São Paulo, Brazil: International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems Richland, SC ©2017.

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Level 4, Room 487
New Zealand

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