Dr. Tairan Liu joined the CSULB Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2022. Dr. Liu obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University in 2020. He held postdoctoral appointments at the University of Georgia (2020-21) and North Carolina State University (2021-22) before joining CSULB.   

Dr. Liu’s research focuses on control theory, networked systems, and robotics. His research offers solutions to many real-world challenges via robot swarm automation and cooperation. Dr. Liu developed control algorithms for networked systems that can achieve better performance of robustness, efficiency, and flexibility than traditional approaches. The idea of networked systems can be applied to various fields, including manufacturing, construction, agriculture, environment monitoring, and transportation. Recently, his work on wearable robots seeks to complement or enhance human performance via human-robot interactions.