People

Zhang Liu

Engineering Manager

David is an engineering manager at Facebook. He has worked on a variety of connectivity projects that help provide more and better internet connectivity to the world, including solar-power unmanned aircraft, free-space optical communication, network planning using advanced optimization and data, connectivity marketplace, and cellular communication systems. Prior to Facebook, David worked on a number of satellite communication systems and high-altitude long-endurance UAVs at Northrop Grumman. He received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees all in electrical engineering from UCLA.

Interests

Machine learning, connectivity and data science

Latest Publications

Trajectory Optimization of Solar-Powered High-Altitude Long Endurance Aircraft

Jack Marriott, Birce Tezel, Zhang Liu, Nicolas Stier

ICCAR - April 20, 2020

Formulation of Aerial Platform Environmental Requirements from Global Radiosonde Data

Jacob Stelman, Zhang Liu

Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems - June 15, 2017