Associate Professor
Room 313, Building C
113 Research Drive
Mountaintop Campus
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone Number: 
(610) 758-5941
Liang Cheng

Areas of Research

Wireless ad-hoc and Sensory Networks
System Instrumentation Analytics


Liang Cheng's current research focuses on ad-hoc/sensory networks and system instrumentation/analytics with applications in cyber-physical systems. Dr. Cheng has been the Principal Investigator (PI) and a Co-PI of projects supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Agere Systems, Inc., East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., PPL Corporation, and ABB, Inc. He has advised six Ph.D. students to their graduation, one postdoc, and several visiting scholars, authored/co-authored more than 100 papers and technical reports, and served as an expert reviewer on project proposals for programs in U.S. such as NSF, DOE and NIH and in Europe such as The Knowledge Foundation and Austrian Science Fund.

As a former awardee of Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation Minority Junior Faculty Award, Professor Cheng advocates inter-disciplinary research and integrating research results into undergraduate education. He has published papers on CSE educations, designed wireless sensing lab modules for Engineering 5: Introduction to Engineering Practice, and created a software-hardware co-design course on Network Systems Design at an advanced undergraduate level supported by the NSF and industry partner.

Dr. Cheng was a Visiting Professor at TU Dortmund and University of Science and Technology of China.


Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering, Rutgers University
M.S., Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R.China
B.S., Automation, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, P.R.China