Welcome Dr. Ming Liu

We are proud to announce the addition of Dr. Ming Liu as Technical Leader for Hardware and Software within DRI's Applied Innovation Center. 

Dr. Liu has more than 18 years working in California’s high-tech industry. His most recent position was Director of Engineering with MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY), a leader in semiconductor solutions that enable fast, intelligent data access for network and communications systems. While at MoSys, Inc. he led an advanced engineering team that developed the company’s high bandwidth serial memory solutions for the international computing and networking market.

“I am really impressed with what’s happening at DRI – and in Nevada,” Liu said. “DRI’s depth of expertise in environmental sciences aligns nicely with my academic background and this is a great opportunity to join a really entrepreneurial team. I am excited to work with DRI scientists bridging the gap between academia and private industry.”

Dr. Liu previously worked for several other high-tech companies including Sandisk Corp., Matrix Semiconductor, Inc., and Motorola. He has a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from Brown University. His Ph.D. research at Brown and postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) concentrated on kinetics of solid state reactions, rheology of materials and their applications to geological processes.

As Technical Leader, Dr. Liu will apply his formidable skills to a variety of software and hardware engineering solutions in the AIC, including the new WINDS™ (Weather Intelligence and Numerical Decision Support) platform unveiled last month at TechCrunch Disrupt, explained Joseph Grzymski, Ph.D., AIC Senior Director.

“Attracting a talented private-sector veteran such as Dr. Liu represents how the Knowledge Fund is fundamentally changing higher-education in Nevada,” Grzymski said. “By aligning DRI’s core scientific expertise with high-tech business needs and integrating people like Dr. Liu with research faculty we are creating the next generation of technology-based research applications and services. We are thrilled to welcome Ming onto our team.”

Supported by the State of Nevada’s Knowledge Fund and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the team of environmental researchers and high performance computing experts in DRI’s Applied Innovation Center are working at the forefront of new approaches to natural resource and urban infrastructure instrumentation, advanced data collection and integrated analysis to support intelligent decision-support systems.