Dr. Siming Liu


Computer Science

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Computer Science
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897


The main focus of Dr. Siming Liu’s scientific curiosity is in the area of computational intelligence, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, with applications in computer games and simulations. He is currently working on using evolutionary algorithms (or other global optimization algorithms) to build AI players for a variety of games (Real-Time Strategy games, Puzzle games, Fighting games, Racing games, Sandbox games, etc.).



  • PhD, Computer Science, 2015, University of Nevada – Reno
  • MS, Software Engineering, 2005, Hunan University – China
  • BS, Communication Engineering, 2002, Hunan University – China


  • CSC338 Parallel Distributed Programming
  • CSC344 Computer Systems Foundations
  • CSC590 Advanced Problem Solving
  • CSC790 AI Programming

Professional experience

  • Missouri State University, Assistant Professor, 2019-Present
  • University of Nevada, Research Assistant Professor and Lecturer, 2015-2018
  • Nokia Siemens Networks, Software Engineer, 2008-2009
  • Huawei Technologies, Software Engineer, 2005-2007

Professional affiliations

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Research and professional interests

  • Search
  • Optimization
  • Machine learning
  • Evolutionary computation
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Parallel and distributed computing
  • Games
  • Simulations

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