Kean University Professor Jing-Chiou Liou Named 2017 Excellence in Graduate Faculty Award Winner

UNION, N.J.– Kean University School of Computer Science Professor Jing-Chiou Liou, Ph.D., of Marlboro was awarded the Nathan Weiss Graduate College 2017 Excellence in Graduate Faculty Award on Thursday, May 25. The award recognizes outstanding research achievements and leadership at the national, local and regional levels. A dedicated teacher for over 13 years, Liou continues to challenge his students and himself in the pursuit of excellence.

“At the graduate level, I truly believe that learning should be in the student’s own hands,” said Liou. “My aim is not only to meet the learning outcomes stated in the course description, but also to provide an education that enables students to expand their knowledge of the subject beyond the classroom.”

A graduate of National Taiwan University and New Jersey Institute of Technology, Liou is a dedicated mentor and published researcher. Liou has professional experience in software engineering, information technology, telecommunication networking and various other technology fields. Kean recently filed a U.S provisional patent application on Liou’s behalf for a cybersecurity measure designed to protect new systems and software, including touch screens. He teaches graduate level courses on software assurance, cloud computing and digital forensics.

In 2014, Liou and his graduate students developed Smart Parking System, a mobile app designed to expedite the search for campus parking. They collaborated with Kean’s campus police and facilities department on the project and presented their findings to the Kean University Board of Trustees.

“I always encourage students to think of their own ways to reach a desired end result and to challenge my knowledge of the subject with their own. I invite my students to think outside the box,” said Liou.

Photo Caption: Jing-Chiou Liou, Ph.D., was awarded the Nathan Weiss Graduate College 2017 Excellence in Graduate Faculty Award on Thursday, May 25.


Founded in 1855, Kean University has become one of the largest metropolitan institutions of higher education in the region, with a richly diverse student, faculty and staff population. Kean continues to play a key role in the training of teachers and is a hub of educational, technological and cultural enrichment serving nearly 15,000 students. The University’s six undergraduate colleges offer 50 undergraduate degrees over a full range of academic subjects. The Nathan Weiss Graduate College offers four doctorate degree programs and more than 60 options for graduate study leading to master’s degrees, professional diplomas or certifications. With campuses in Union and Toms River, New Jersey, and Wenzhou, China, Kean University furthers its mission by providing an affordable, accessible and world-class education. Visit

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