Lisong Xu received his B.E. and M.E. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Science and Technology Beijing under the direction of Dr. Xiuzhi Li and Dr. Xiumei Wang in 1994 and 1997, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from North Carolina State University in 2002 under the supervision of Dr. Harry Perros and Dr. George Rouskas. From 2002 to 2004, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at North Carolina State University, working on Congestion Control for High-Speed Long-Distance Networks (TCP-BIC/CUBIC) with Dr. Injong Rhee, and on PhysViz Project with Dr. James Lester.

He is currently a professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a recipient of NSF CAREER Award (2007), UNL COE Research Excellence Award (2021), UNL CSE Student Choice Outstanding Teaching Award (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2015), and UNL Distinguished Teaching Award in CAS (2011).