Tie Liu was born in Jilin, China in 1976. He received his B.S. (1998) and M.S. (2000) degrees, both in Electrical Engineering, from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China and a second M.S. degree in Mathematics (2004) and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2006) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since August 2006 he has been with Texas A&M University, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His primary research interest is in the area of information theory and statistical information processing.

Dr. Liu received an M. E. Van Valkenburg Graduate Research Award (2006) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a CAREER Award (2009) from the National Science Foundation. He was a Technical Program Committee Co-Chair for the 2008 IEEE GLOBECOM, a General Co-Chair for the 2011 IEEE North American School of Information Theory, and an Associate Editor for Shannon Theory for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory during 2014-2016.