Qi Liao

Stuttgart, Germany
Senior Research Engineer

Research Interests


Qi Liao has been working as a Senior Research Engineer at Nokia Bell Labs in Stuttgart, Germany, since 2015. She received the M.S. in E.E. degree and the Dr.-Ing. degree from Heinrich-Hertz-Chair for Information Theory and Theoretical Information Technology, Technical University of Berlin in 2010 and 2015, respectively. From 2010 to 2013 she was a research associate at Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute, Berlin. From 2013 to 2014, she was a PhD intern in the Department of Statistics and Learning Research at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ. Since 2015 she has been a research scientist at Bell Labs, Stuttgart, Germany. Her current research interests include optimization for multi-agent systems, resource allocation, stochastic optimization, machine learning and deep learning techniques. She holds more than 50 peer-reviewed publications including journals, conference papers, and granted patents.

Selected articles and publications

Recent Articles and Publications 

Tianlun Hu and Qi Liao. "Real-time camera localization with deep learning and sensor fusion", in IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). 2021.

Claudia Parera, Alessandro Redondi, Matteo Cesana, Qi Liao, Ilaria Malanchini. “Anticipating mobile radio networks key performance indicators with transfer learning”, IEEE/IFIP 16th Wireless On-demand Networks systems and Services Conference (WONS), 2021

Qi Liao. "SLAMORE: SLAM with object recognition for 3D radio environment reconstruction", in IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2020.

Renato L. Cavalcante, Qi Liao and Slawomir Stanczak. "Connections between spectral properties of asymptotic mappings and solutions to wireless network problems". IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 67(10), 2747–2760, 2020

Emmanouil Fountoulakis, Qi Liao and Nikolaos Pappas. "An end-to-end performance analysis for service chaining in a virtualized network". IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, 1, 148–163, 2020

Claudia Parera, Qi Liao, Ilaria Malanchini, Cristian Tatino, Alessandro Redondi and Matteo Cesana. "Transfer learning for tilt-dependent radio map prediction". IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, 6(2), 829–843, 2020

Parera Claudia, Qi Liao, Ilaria Malanchini, Dan Wellington, Alessandro Redondi and Matteo Cesana, “Transfer Learning for Multi-Step Resource Utilization Prediction”. IEEE 31st Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 2020.

Emmanouil Fountoulakis, Qi Liao, Manuel Stein and Nikolaos Pappas. "Traversing virtual network functions from the edge to the core: An end-to-end performance analysis". In The 16th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), 2019

Parera Claudia, Alessandro Redondi, Matteo Cesana, Qi Liao and Ilaria Malanchini, “Transfer Learning for Channel Quality Prediction,” in IEEE International Symposium on Measurements & Networking (M&N), Catania, Italy, 2019.

Lei You, Qi Liao, Nikolaos Pappas and Di Yuan, "Resource optimization with flexible numerology and frame structure for heterogeneous services". IEEE Communications Letters, 22(12), 2579–2582, 2018

Qi Liao, Thomas Fischer, Jack Gao, Faisel Hafeez, Carl Oechsner, and Jana Knode, "A secure end-to-end cloud computing solution for emergency management with UAVs". In IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM). IEEE, 2018

Emmanouil Fountoulakis, Nikolaos Pappas, Qi Liao, Anthony Ephremides, and Vangelis Angelakis “Deadline Constrained Traffic Handling under Average Power Constraints”, In IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), 2018

Parera Claudia, Alessandro Redondi, Matteo Cesana, Qi Liao, Lutz Ewe and Cristian Tatino. "Transferring knowledge for tilt-dependent radio map prediction". In IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2018

Selected Past Articles and Publications 

Qi Liao and Renato LG Cavalcante. "Improving resource efficiency with partial resource muting for future wireless networks." IEEE 13th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob), 2017.

Qi Liao, Paolo Baracca, David Lopez-Perez and Lorenzo Galati Giordano. "Resource scheduling for mixed traffic types with scalable TTI in dynamic TDD systems." IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) Workshops. 2017.

Qi Liao. "Dynamic uplink/downlink resource management in flexible duplex-enabled wireless networks." IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC Workshops). 2017.

Qi Liao and Aziz Danish. "Modeling of mobility-aware RRC state transition for energy-constrained signaling reduction." IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM). 2016.

Qi Liao, "Statistical learning, anomaly detection, and optimization in self-organizing networks", Dissertation 2016

Qi Liao, Stefan Valentin, and Sławomir Stańczak. "Channel gain prediction in wireless networks based on spatial-temporal correlation." IEEE 16th International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC). 2015.

Qi Liao and Slawomir Stanczak. "Network state awareness and proactive anomaly detection in self-organizing networks." 2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM). 2015.

Qi Liao, Federico Penna, and Slawomir Stanczak "Context-aware handover optimization for relay-aided vehicular terminals." IEEE 14th Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC). 2013.

Qi Liao, Slawomir Stańczak, and Federico Penna. "A statistical algorithm for multi-objective handover optimization under uncertainties." IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC). 2013.

Qi Liao, Marcin Wiczanowski, and Sławomir Stańczak. "Toward cell outage detection with composite hypothesis testing." 2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). 2012.


Janne Ali-Tolppa, Marton Kajo, Borislava Gajic, Ilaria Malanchini, Benedek Schultza and Qi Liao (Eds.). "Towards Cognitive Autonomous Networks: Network Management Automation for 5G and Beyond, Chapter: Cognitive Autonomy for Network Self-Healing". Wiley Online Library. 2020

Stephen Mwanje, Naseer Ul-Islam Mohammed and Qi Liao (Eds.). "Towards Cognitive Autonomous Networks: Network Management Automation for 5G and Beyond, Chapter: Cognitive Autonomy for Network-Optimization". Wiley Online Library. 2020


Qi Liao and Tianlun Hu, "Adaptive camera localization scheme for real-time end-to-end applications", NC321382. 2020

Qi Liao, Stefan Wesemann, Ilaria Malanchini and Paolo Baracca. "Haptic augmented reality assisted self-service for wireless networks." U.S. Patent Application No. 16/347,029. 2019

Qi Liao, Ilaria Malanchini, Vinay Suryaprakash, Paolo Baracca. U.S. Patent Application No. 15/799,542. 2018