Monica Liu

Monica Liu

Affiliate Scholar

The research goal of Monica Liu has been and still is to combine math, data analytics and machine learning in modelling and predicting systemic risks threatening sustainable cities. By combining risk modelling and intelligent technology, Monica Liu hopes to help identify structural features, common patterns and early warning signs of systemic risks beyond human limits of processing. She has published extensively on journals, conferences and books in the aforementioned topics, and has received more than twenty research grants from various funding agencies including the UNDP, China National Science Foundation, China National Social Science Foundation, China Ministry of Science and Technology, China Earthquake Administration and Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission, University of Washington and NSF of the United States. Monica Liu currently serves as guest editor, co-chairs, program committee members and panel organizers on international conference including Government Information Quarterly, the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), International Network of Disaster Studies, International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, International Conference on Data Science, International Conference on Digital Transformation and Global Society, International Conference on Digital Society and eGovernments, International Conference on eDemocracy & eGovernments. Over the years, Monica Liu collaborated with domain experts from more than 20 countries to provide policy advices and solutions in the area of Digitalization and Risk Prediction. Her research outcome has been adopted by international organizations such as the UNDP, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the US National Committee on US-China Relations, US Government International Affairs Committee, and The Red Cross Society. Her policy advices were also adopted by government bodies such as the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Civil Affairs, National Earthquake Administration, National Search and Rescue Center, National Information Center and Shanghai Municipal Government in China. She also provided consulting services to Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Microsoft, and Parsons Brinckerhoff. Before coming to IASS, Monica Liu worked as an associate professor and the Founding Director of the Research Institute of Intelligent Complex System (RIICS) at Fudan University. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Information Sciences from University of Washington in 2009.

  • Technology Innovation, Risk Prediction and Sustainable Megacities;
  • Dynamic Evolution Analysis;
  • Complex System Analysis, Decision Process Modeling and Behavior Simulation

Publikationen vor der Tätigkeit am IASS


  • Liu, S.(M.)(2019)Intelligent Complex Systems: The Co-Evolution of Complex Systems and Intelligent Engineering, Fudan University Press(Forthcoming)
  • Liu, S.(M.) (2011) What shapes employees' decisions to share knowledge in real work practices, Proquest, 2011(ISBN 978-1249851240, University of Washington Distinguished Dissertation Award Nominee, 2007-2008)

Journal/Conference Publications

  • Liu, S.(M.) and Zui Chen (2019) The Governance Experience of American Complex Critical Infrastructure System and Its Implication for China, Chinese Publication Administration (CSSCI)(Under review)
  • Liu, S.(M.) and Jiun-hung Chen (2019) Verified Account Prediction on Sina Weibo With Deep Learning, Soft Computing. (SCI) (Under Review)
  • Liu, S.(M.) and Jiun-hung Chen (2019) Food Poisoning Detection on Sina Weibo Using BERT with TFIDF Weighted Masked Language Model. Neurocomputing. (SCI) (Under Review)
  • Liu, S.(M.), et al.(2019)Research on Local Government Crisis Management Policy Dissemination and Information Interaction Behavior in the Age of Social Media--Taking "8`12 Tianjin Port Explosion Accident" as an Example,Public Safety Research: Risk Management and Corporate Governance, Beijing: Science Press,2019
  • Liu, S.(M), Liting Pan and Yupei Lei (2019) What is the Role of New Generation of ICTs in Transforming Government Operation and Redefining State-citizen Relationship in the Last Decade? The 12th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, Melbourne, Australia, April 3-5, 2019 (ACM).
  • Liu, S. (M.) and Yushim Kim, (2018) Special Issue on Internet Plus Government: New Opportunities to Solve Public Problems? Government Information Quarterly, S0740624X18300248 ( SSCI)
  • Yushim Kim and Liu, S.(M.) (2017) The Internet, Citizens, and Public Policy. Information Polity, 22(2-3), 69-72(ACM)
  • Liu, S.(M.) et al.(2017)Research on Local Government Crisis Management and Policy Communication from the Perspective of Data Analysis,Fudan Public Administration Review,2017 (CSSCI).
  • Liu, S.(M.) et al.(2017)Data Capabilities and National Governance,Fudan Public Administration Review,2017 (CSSCI).
  • Liu, S.(M.) et al.(2017)A Research on the Policy Propagation and Information Interaction Behavior in Local Crisis Management Based on Massive Data Analysis, Journal of Public administration,2017.01(CSSCI)
  • Liu, S.(M.) (2016) Chinese Netizens' Collective Deliberation on Bystander Controversies and the Role of Micro-blogging, dg.o '16 Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Digital Government Research, 425-434, Shanghai, China (ACM)
  • Liu, S.(M.) and Jiun-hung Chen (2015) An Empirical Study of Empty Prediction of Multilabel Classification, Expert Systems with Applications, Doi:10.1016/j.eswa, 2015.01 (SCI)
  • Liu, S.(M.) and Qianli Yuan (2015) Technology Innovation and the Evolution of Public Administration through an Enactment Lens, Public Administration and Development (SSCI)
  • Liu, S.(M.)(2015)Collective Movement in the Age of Big Data-An Analysis of Qidong Case in Jiangsu Province,Chinese Public Administration (CSSCI)
  • Jianjun Liu and Liu.S. (M) (2014) From "digital government" to smart governance,Jiefang Daily,2014 Sept 10.
  • Liu.S. (M) (2014) Microblogging use and changes in governance: Netizens deliberation on controversial traffic accidents in China. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, Guimarães, Portugal.
  • Liu, S. (M) and Jiun-hung Chen (2014) An Empirical Study of Empty Prediction of Multilabel Classification. Expert Systems with Applications (SCI)
  • Liu, S. (M) (2013) Urban Community Grids Management in metropolitan China: A case study on factors contributing to mobile governance success. In J. Ramon Gil-Garcia (ed.) E-Government Success Factors and Measures: Concepts, Theories, Experiences, and Practical Recommendations.
  • Liu,S. (M) (2013) When food quality control in China meets mobile and wireless technology: Interactions, potentials and pitfalls, International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, Seoul, Korea, Oct.21-26th, 2013(Best Paper Award Nominee)
  • Liu,S. (M) (2013) Emergency technology application, bottleneck and integration of China's emergency management system development,Fudan Public Administration Review,2013.2 (CSSCI).
  • Liu, S. (M) (2012) The use of mobile and wireless technology and food quality control in China. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, page 518-530, ACM, USA.
  • Liu, S. (M)(2012) Mobile Government and China's Urban Governance, in 'China Government Development Report: Inclusive Governance',People's Publishing House,2012 Oct.
  • Liu, S. (M) (2012) Mobile Technology Risk and Modern Urban Security Management,in 'Interventional governance',Shanghai People's Publishing House.
  • Liu, S. (M) (2011) What shapes fieldworkers' knowledge sharing when government operations go mobile? Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, Pages 125-130, ACM New York, USA
  • Liu, S. (M) et al. (2011) Mobile technology and urban governance, e-government.
  • Liu, S. (M) and Chongzhao Li (2011) Analysis of the status quo of China's mobile government platform construction, China Information Yearbook, National Development and Reform Commission Information Yearbook.
  • Chongzhao Li and Liu, S. (M)(2011)Smart City, New Trend of Urban Governance in China, E-Government, 2011.6
  • Liu, S. (M)(2010)A new generation of mobile communications and e-government,Blue Book of E-Government: China E-Government Development Report (2010), Social Science Literature Publishing House,June 1. 2010
  • Liu, S. (M)(2010)Social survey and data analysis, Shanghai New Recruitment Civil Service Initial Training Materials, China Publishing Group Oriental Publishing Center,2010 August.
  • X. Liu, L. Zheng and Liu, S.(M.)(2010)Assessment of Research Status of Online Public Service Provision in China, E-Government, Issue 10, pages 21-30.
  • C. Liu, Liu, S.(M.) and L. Zheng (2010)Research on Government Chief Information Officer System in China: A Critical Assessment. The 4th International Conference on Theory and Practice.
  • Liu, S. (M) and Fidel, R. (2007) New public innovation, regional economic development and strategic planning. The First International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, Macau, China, Dec. 10-13, 2007 (ACM). Liu, S. (M), Unsworth, K., Fidel, R., and Scholl, H.J. (2007) Fully Mobile Wirelessly Connected Technology Applications in public innovations: Organizational Communication, Business flow, and Informational Challenges. The American Society for Information Science and Technology: Annual Meeting. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Oct. 18-25, 2007.
  • Liu, S.(M), Scholl, H.J., Fidel, R. and Unsworth, K. (2007) Choices and Challenges in public innovation and Mobile Government Field Force Automation. The First International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, Macau, China, Dec. 10-13, 2007.
  • Scholl, H.J., Fidel, R., Liu S.(M), Paulsmeyer, M. and Unsworth, K. (2007) Mobile Gov Field Force Automation: Promises, Challenges and Stakeholders. The 6th international EGOV conference 2007, Regensburg (Germany), September 3 - 7, 2007.
  • Fidel, R., Scholl, H.J., Liu S.(M) and Unsworth, K. (2007) Mobile government fieldwork: A Preliminary Study of Technological, organizational and social challenges. The 8th Annual International Digital Government Research Conference May 20-23, 2007 Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • Scholl, H.J., Fidel, R., Liu, S.(M.) and Unsworth, K. (2007) Fully Mobile City Government (mCity). Poster presented at dg.0 2007, The 8th Annual International Digital Government Research Conference May 20-23, 2007, Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Selected Research Reports for International Organizations and Government Body

  • Liu, S.(M.)(2013)Microblogging, Analysis of Public Human-Computer Interaction Behavior and Governance in the New Media Era (Shanghai Municipal Committee Decision-making Advisory Committee)
  • Liu, S.(M.)(2012)Analysis of China's public emergency training needs (the Chinese Red Cross Society)
  • G. Qu, Liu, S. (M) and G. Sun (2012) Capacity assessment for Nepal: Urban search and rescue, sustainable training and resilient disaster management. UNDP, United Nation( Adopted by the United Nations Development Programme) Selected Research Projects:
  • "Research and Application Development in intelligent risk behavior recognition, collaborative sensing, situation prediction and early warning for complex risk governance", Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Action Plan, Principal Investigator, 2018.06-2020.06.
  • "Citizen Participation Research in the Network Age Based on Big Data Integration and Analysis", National Social Science Foundation of China, Principal Investigator, 2015-2018
  • "Research of the Application and Regulation of Information Technology in Administrative Management", Development Research Center of the Shanghai Municipal Government, Principal Investigator, 2015.6-2017.12.
  • "Evaluation of Emergency Preparedness and Capacity of Provincial and Municipal Earthquake Risk Analysis and Disaster Relief", Ministry of Science and Technology of China, Co-Principal Investigator, 2015.02-2018.02.
  • "Research on Dynamic Risk Prediction and Emergency Preparedness of Shanghai International Tourism Resort", Shanghai Science and Technology Commission, Principal Investigator, 2014.12-2017.10.
  • "Comprehensive Management Model Innovation in Shanghai International Tourism Resort", Development Research Center of the Shanghai Municipal Government, Project Expert, 2014.06-2014.10.
  • "Research on Bottleneck and Countermeasures in the Construction of Smart Cities", Shanghai Jiading Science and Technology Commission, Project Expert, 2014.04-2014.10.
  • "Asian Community Integrated Disaster Reduction and Cooperation Project", United Nations Development Programme, China Expert, 2014.04-2016.
  • "Research on New Approaches and Methods of Serving the Public by Administrative Organizations Employing New Internet Platforms", Shanghai Municipal Decision Advisory Committee, Principal Investigator, 2013.6.-2013.12.
  • "Comparative Study on Emergency Management System of Big Cities in China and Foreign Countries", Dr. Seaker Chan Center for Comparative Political Development Studies, Principal Investigator, 2013.01-2013.12.
  • "Research on Search and Rescue Technology and Capacity Assessment in Developing Countries", United Nations Development Programme, Principal Investigator, 2012-2014.
  • "Analysis of China's Public Emergency Training Needs", China Red Cross Society, Project Investigator, 2011.03-2012.03.
  • "Empirical Studies on Joint Emergency Response Operations in Megacities Based on Mobile Real-Time Communication Technology", National Social Science Foundation of China (Young Scientists track), Principal Investigator, 2011-2014.
  • "Modern Urban Governance and Smart City Development: Urban Governance and Public Service Models Based on New Generation Digital Technology", Ministry of Education of China, Principal Investigator, 2011-2014.
  • "Research on Joint Intelligent Emergency Operation System in Major Urban Emergency Events", Shanghai Pujiang Talent Program, Principal Investigator, 2011-2013.
  • "Identifying and Understanding the Unique Requirements for Mobile Public Administration Systems for Daily Routine and Emergency Situations, and the Adjustments for Policies, Procedures, Processes, and Human Actors", National Science Foundation (USA), Project Manager & Research Associate, 2008-2009.
  • "What shapes stakeholders' decisions to use mobile devices in public innovation and multimodal transportation hub operations", University of Washington PhD Dissertation Research Funds, Principal Investigator, 2007-2009.
  • "Public Innovation and Fully Mobile City Government", National Science Foundation (USA), Research Assistant and Project Manager, 2005-2009.
  • Best Paper Award Nominee International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance 2013
  • Nominee for University of Washington Distinguished Dissertation Award University of Washington 2007-- 2008