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Prof. Yu-li LIU
Dr Stella CHIA
Associate Head
Prof. Yi-hui Christine HUANG
Chair Professor of Pubic Relations
Prof. Jonathan ZHU
Chair Professor of Computational Social Science
Dr Joe HE
Visiting Associate Professor
Dr Li Crystal JIANG
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Dr Fen LIN
Associate Professor
Dr Wan-Ying LIN
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Dr Chris Fei SHEN
Associate Professor
Dr Yue (Nancy) DAI
Assistant Professor
Dr Guanxiong HUANG
Assistant Professor
Dr Ji Won KIM
Assistant Professor
Dr Ki Joon KIM
Assistant Professor
Dr Limin LIANG
Assistant Professor
Dr Xiaofan LIU
Assistant Professor
Dr Yuan WANG
Assistant Professor
Prof. Michael PRIELER
Visiting Professor
Dr David Kurt HEROLD
Visiting Assistant Professor
Mr Sing Lai Sunny CHAN
Instructor/Mentor program coordinator/Academic advising scheme coordinator
Ms Sonia YEUNG
Instructor/Departmental Internship Coordinator

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, diffusion of innovation, online public opinion and cryptocurrencies, etc.


Short-term Senior Research Assistant/Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow (Open Aug 2019)

  • A Master degree plus at least 1 year’s experience or a PhD degree (or equivalent qualification) and with no more than three years’ postdoctoral experience;
  • Computer science or similar education background;
  • Experience with the Onion network;
  • Will work on Darknet data collection and analysis;
  • 2-3 months contract with competitive salary;
  • Please drop me an email if interested.




  • 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

  • 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。
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).

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