I am a Ph.D. student at Texas State University, advised by Dr. Martin Burtscher. I am a member of the Efficient Computing Laboratory (ECL) and a Doctoral Research Assistant in the Department of Computer Science. My research focuses on benchmark suite design, data compression, and parallelization of graph algorithms.


  • CIVIC (verification of irregular parallel programs)
  • LC (high-speed lossy data compression framework)

Current Research

  • Design of irregular benchmark suites
  • High-speed data compression on GPUs

Prior Research

  • Yiqian Liu, Noushin Azami, and Martin Burtscher. The Indigo Program-Verification Microbenchmark Suite of Irregular Parallel Code Patterns. Proceedings of the 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software. May 2022. [pdf]. Best paper award.
  • Out-of-Core Graph Coloring Algorithm. Master thesis, Texas State University. August 2020. [pdf]
  • Research Excellence Award [2022]

y_l120 @ txstate.edu