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Xueping Liang

Xueping Liang

Assistant Professor
Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 258A
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-4740


  • Ph.D. in Computer System Architecture & Information Security
    Univesity of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Areas of Expertise

  • Blockchain
  • Cybersecurity
  • Smart Cities

Professional Activities

Dr. Xueping (Susan) Liang is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics in Florida International University. She received her Ph.D from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2019, and B.S. (2013) from Beijing Institute of Technology.

Her research is centered around cybersecurity, Blockchain, data provenance mechanisms, privacy protection, healthcare and Internet of Things (IoT). Specifically, she is interested in distributed consensus models in Blockchain technology, cyber-resiliency in IoT, and various practical issues in cloud computing security. She has published more than 30 conference and journals papers, book chapters at reputed venues. One of her papers has been awarded as “Top 50 Influential Papers in Blockchain” at BlockchainConnect Conference, San Francisco, in January 2019. Her research has been funded by the Office of Naval Research.

Courses Taught

  • Data Warehousing
  • Secure Cloud Computing and Virtualization Manageme
  • Security Risk Management and Organizational Cyber

Refereed Journal Articles

Liang, X., Konstantinou, C., Shetty, S., Bandara, E., & Sun, R.


Decentralizing Cyber Physical Systems for Resilience: An Innovative Case Study from A Cybersecurity Perspective.

Computers & Security


Bandara, E., Liang, X., Shetty, S., Mukkamala, R., Foytik, P., Ranasinghe, N., & De, Z. K.


Octopus: privacy preserving peer-to-peer transactions system with InterPlanetary file system (IPFS).

International Journal of Information Security


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