Zikun Liu 刘子坤

zikunliu [at] illinois [dot] edu

I am a CS Ph.D. Candidate at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) advised by Prof. Deepak Vasisht, starting from 2020 Fall.

Prior to UIUC, I obtained my B.E. degree in Electronic Engineering and Information Science, from School of the Gifted Young, University of Sciecne and Technology of China (USTC).

My research interests include Wireless Networking and IoT.

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RF-Protect: Privacy against Device-Free Human Tracking
Jayanth Shenoy, Zikun Liu, Bill Tao, Zach Kabelac, and Deepak Vasisht
ACM SIGCOMM 2022 (To Appear)

FIRE: Enabling Reciprocity for FDD MIMO Systems
Zikun Liu, Gagandeep Singh, Chenren Xu, Deepak Vasisht
ACM Mobicom 2021
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One Protocol to Rule Them All: Deep Reinforcement Learning Aided MAC for Wireless Network-on-Chips
Suraj Jog, Zikun Liu, Antonio Franques, Vimuth Fernando, Haitham Hassanieh, Sergi Abadal, Josep Torrellas
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Poster: Millimeter Wave Wireless Network on Chip Using Deep Reinforcement Learning
Suraj Jog, Zikun Liu, Antonio Franques, Vimuth Fernando, Haitham Hassanieh, Sergi Abadal, Josep Torrellas
SIGCOMM'20 Student Research Competition Winner
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Importance-Aware Filter Selection for Convolutional Neural Network Acceleration
Zikun Liu, Zhen Chen, Weiping Li.
2019 IEEE International Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP 2019), Australia.

Peking University (Mar. 2021 - Jul.2021)
Research Intern, mentored by Prof. Chenren Xu

ETH Zürich (Nov. 2020 - Feb.2021)
Academic Guest, mentored by Prof. Martin Vechev

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Jul. 2019 - Nov. 2019)
Research Intern, advised by Prof. Haitham Hassanieh

University of Science and Technology of China (Nov. 2018 - May. 2019)
Research Assistant, advised by Prof. Weiping Li

University of Florida (June. 2018 - Jul. 2018)
Intern student, Summer deep learning workshop


I was born and raised in Hefei, China, where I happened to attend my middle school, high school, and undergraduate school.

Swimming fanatic, amateur violinist, entry-level bodybuilder, electronica and remixing fan.

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