Cheng Liu

Cheng Liu

GIS Research and Development Staff

Phone: (865) 576-5593
Fax: (865) 241-6261


MS, Computer Science, University of Tennessee (1992).
PhD, Geography, University of Tennessee (1986).
MA, Geography, Taiwan Normal University (1976).
BS, Geography, Chinese Cultural University (1974).


Transportation Simulation and Modeling
High Performance Computation
Large Dataset Visualization

Professional Experience

2000 - Present, Researcher, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
1996 – Present , Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville,
1997 – 2000, Principle software developer, Optium, Charlotte, NC
1991 – 1997, Researcher, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
1988 – 1991, Research Associate, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
1986 – 1988, Operation Research Analyst, Federal Express Corporation, Memphis, TN

Awards & Recognition     

  • ORNL Energy Division Significant Award, 1992 and 1996
  • First prize for Public Domain Software, Microcomputer Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers, 1994
  • Applied Geography Project Award, Association of American Geographers, 1986, 1991, and 1992
  • Honorable Mention, Franz Edelman Award for Excellence in Management Science, 1991

Professional Interests

Geographic Information Science, Transportation Modeling, Optimization, High Resolution Visualization, High Performance Computing

Selected Publications

Cheng Liu, Mark Tuttle (2008). Emergency Evacuation Plan Maintenance. In: Shekhar, S, and Hui Xiong, (Eds).  Encyclopedia of GIS, 2008.  Springer-Verlag.

Ralston, B. A., Tharakan, G., & Liu, C. (1994). A spatial decision support system for transportation policy analysis in Bangladesh. Journal of Transportation Geography, 2(2), 101-110.

Hilliard, M. R., Solanki, R. S., Liu, C., & Busch, I. K. (1992). Scheduling the operation desert storm airlift: An advanced automated scheduling support system. Interfaces, 22(1), 131-146.

Blair, J.R.S., Mutchler, D., & Liu, C. (1993, October). Games with imperfect information [Working notes]. AAAI Fall Symposium Series, Raleigh, North Carolina.