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Dr Xiaofan LIU 劉肖凡

BSc, PhD (HK PolyU)

Assistant Professor

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Contact Information

Office: M5083
Phone: +(852) 3442 8730
Fax: +(852) 3442 0228
Email: xf.liu@cityu.edu.hk
Personal CV: Personal CV
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Research Interests

  • Network science for social studies
  • Cryptocurrency and blockchain
Dr. LIU’s research interests center around network science, artificial intelligence and their applications in social and economic settings such as social network analysis, online public opinion and cryptocurrencies.

Research on cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies

Talks and thoughts

  • 为什么说央行数字货币是区块链的噩梦,2020年4月27日,随笔.
  • 还“数”于民:西方的 Web 改革浪潮及其与东方创新的潜在融合,2019年4月26日,第18届全国互联网与音视频广播发展研讨会 (NWC 2019),嘉兴. 媒体稿
  • 借天领地:广播网络能否破解区块链的“三元悖论”?,2018年11月25日,首届中国区块链技术大会,杭州. 媒体稿

Research articles

  • X.F. Liu, Z.-X. Lin and, X.-P. Han, "Homogeneity and heterogeneity of cryptocurrencies," (under preparation) arXiv
  • Y.-H. Zhang, X.F. Liu*, "Satellite Broadcasting Enabled Blockchain Protocol: A Preliminary Study," 2020 Information Communication Technologies Conference (ICTC 2020), Nanjing, China, May 29-31, 2020. arXiv
  • 林增贤、刘肖凡*,“追踪比特币新币走向:一种基于交易网络结构特征识别矿工的方案,”南京信息工程大学学报(自然科学版),南京信息工程大学学报,2018(4): 450~455. Link to Publisher arXiv

Research on the COVID-19 pandemic

  • 数字的游戏:辣评预测2020新型冠状病毒nCov传播规模的几项研究,2020年1月31日,随笔.
  • 刘肖凡、吴晔、许小可,“媒体在流行病爆发事件中的干预作用:基于传染病模型理论和新型冠状病毒疫情案例的分析”,全球传媒学刊,2020年,7(1): 169-185. Link to Publisher
  • X.-K. Xu+, X.F. Liu+, L. Wang+, S.T. ALI+, Z. Du+, P. Bosetti, B.J. Cowling, Y. Wu, "Household transmissions of SARS-CoV-2 in the time of unprecedented travel lockdown in China,” (+ equally contributed first author, under journal review). medRxiv
  • W.-J. Cao, X.-F. Liu, Z. Han, X. Feng, L. Zhang, X.F. Liu, X.-K. Xu and Y. Wu, "Statistical analysis and autoregressive modeling of confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 epidemic cases," Acta Physica Sinica (物理学报) 69(9): 090203. Link to Publisher
  • X.F. Liu, X.-K. Xu and Y. Wu, "Reconstructed COVID-19 transmission events in China during travel ban," (data descriptor, under preparation)




  • 刘肖凡、谢智刚,“知诸网:网络科学及其在艺术、金融和社会学中的应用”,科学出版社,2015年2月.

Selected Articles

  • J.J.H. Zhu, H. Chen, T.-Q. Peng, X.F. Liu, H. Dai, "How to Measure Sessions of Mobile Device Use? Quantification, Evaluation, and Applications,” Mobile Media & Communication, Vol 6, Issue 2, pp. 215 - 232 (2018). Link to Publisher
  • X.F. Liu, Y.-L. Liu, X.-H. Lu, Q.-X. Wang and T.-X. Wang, "The Anatomy of the Global Football Player Transfer Network: Club Functionalities versus Network Properties," PLoS One 11(6): e0156504 (2016). Link to Publisher
  • X.F. Liu, C.K. Tse, "A complex network perspective of world stock markets: Synchronization and volatility," International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, 22(06), 1250142. (2012). Link to Publisher
  • X.F. Liu, X.-K. Xu, M. Small and C.K. Tse, "Attack resilience of the evolving scientific collaboration network," PLoS One 6(10): e26271 (2011). Link to Publisher
  • X.F. Liu, C.K. Tse and M. Small, "Complex network structure of musical compositions: Algorithmic generation of appealing music," Physica A, 389, pp. 126-132 (2010). Link to Publisher

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