Liu Fang

Phone:+86 15337135707

Academic Areas:Artificial Intelligence

Research Interests:

Ph. D in Computer Science, Associate Professor of CS

Experience with data analysis by using Machine Learning algorithms. The data were from different area such as financial, meteorological, and computer interaction

Proficiency in the principle of different kind of Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning methods

Published papers and Ph. D dissertation are in machine learning and data mining

Academic Degrees*

PhD in Computer Science, 2002, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Master in Computer Science, 1998, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Professional Experience*

Associate professor |Huazhong University of SCIence and technology | 2002.09 - present

Researched and developed projects in Data Mining, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision. Part of the results published in proceedings such as CVPR, ICML, ICPR etc.

Lectured courses include: Artificial Intelligence, Pattern Recognition & Machine Learning, and Algorithm Design and Implementation


Visting professor |Northwest research associates | 2013.09 – 2013.12 && 2014.05 – 2014.08

Introduced density based clustering method into Lightening data analysis

Evaluated the possible use of several methods from PRML in analyzing aircraft data. The potentially useful methods include Blind Signal Separation, Hidden Markov Model + Gaussian Mixture Model, and Deep Learning


Visting scholar |digipen Institute of technology |2013.09 – 2013.12 && 2014.05 – 2014.07

Attended classes in CS (C programming, Key technique in Game Implementation) and Game Design (Game history, Game analysis, Game Project 1-4)

Developed a game project as producer in a team by using pure C in Visual Studio 2012


Visting scholar |University of york |2009.09 – 2010.08

Researched in expression recognition from video by using Shape From Shading and Hidden Markov Model to capture the temporal 3D motion information.

Selected Publications*

  • Fang Liu, Edwin R. Hancock, William A. P. Smith. Facial expression recognition using nonrigid motion parameters and shape-from-shading. In Proc. of the 14th International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns(CAIP), 2011, 105-113.

  • Liyu Gong, Tianjiang Wang and Fang Liu. Shape of Gaussians as Feature Descriptors. In Proc of the 2009 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2009, 2366-2371.

  • Liyu Gong, Tianjiang Wang, Fang Liu and Gang Chen. A Lie Group based Spatiogram Similarity Measure. In Proc of the 2009 International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), 2009, 582-585.

  • Fang Liu, Xiang Peng, Tianjiang Wang and Songfeng Lu. A Density-based Approach for Text Extraction in Images. In Proc of the 2008 International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 2008, 1-4.

  • Fang Liu, Shaohua Zhu, Yuxiao Fu, Fan Fan, Tianjiang Wang and Songfeng Lu. Image Analysis of the Relationship between Changes of Cornea and Postmortem Interval. In Proc of the 10th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI), 2008, 998-1003.

  • Tianjiang Wang, Liyu Gong and Fang Liu. Detecing Human in Still Images by Learning Multi-scale Mid-level Features, In Proc of the 3rd International Conference on Innovative Computing, Information and Control (ICICIC), 2008, 361-361.

  • X. Li, T. Wang, F. Liu. Video Moving Object Segmentation Based on Gaussian Mixture Model. Computer Science. Vol.36 No.1 2009, pp. 205-207 (in Chinese)

  • Fang Liu, Lei Xue. Suspicious  foreign exchange transaction monitoring by using link analysis. Computer engineering and Science. 2007,29(9):117-119 (in Chinese)

  • Fang Liu, Su Hu, Ruixuan Li, Zhengdin Lu. T-OntoRBAC: A RSWP-Based Semantic Web Application System. Computer Science. 2006, 33(10A):51-53

  • Fang Liu, Fei He. An Online Clustering Tree based Data Cleansing Algorithm. Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. 2005,33(3):46-48 (in Chinese)

  • Fang Liu, Zhengdin Lu, Songfeng Lu. Mining association rules using clustering. Intelligent Data Analysis. 2001.5(4):309-326

  • Fang Liu, Heping Hu, Songfeng Lu. Pattern discovery from semi-structured hierarchical data.Journal of Chinese Computer Systems.2001.1, 22(1):84-88 (in Chinese)

  • Zhengdin Lu, Fang Liu. Text Mining based Intelligent Web Service. Journal of Chinese Computer Systems. 2001,22(6):703-705 (in Chinese)

Working Papers*

Selected Cases

Study on automatic recognition for abnormal behavior of moving objects in the aviation scene Jan. 2013 - present Pattern Recognition by using Dirichlet Process and Deep Learning As the leader responsible for the model of Deep Learning, time series based features of moving object Matlab, VC++ Game (in class project) – dark rising May. 2014 – Jul. 2014 2D top down zombie survival shooting game As a Producer responsible for project management and coding in both game engine and game implementation VC Text Segmentation for Scanned Prescription Image Dec. 2013 – Apr. 2014 Segmented and extracted text from the scanned prescription image As the leader responsible for project management and the implementation of Hough Transformation algorithm and text block recognition algorithm Matlab, VC++ Research on Lie Group based Gaussian Distribution Features for Image Jan. 2011 – Dec. 2013 The definition, extraction and employment of the new proposed Lie Group based Gaussian Distribution features As a team member responsible for extending the existing classifier such as SVM to deal with the new proposed features Matlab, VC++ Estimation of the Time of Death for Rabbits according to the Cornea Images JAN. 2010 – Dec. 2010 Find an effective way to estimate the time of death according to the image features of rabbits’ cornea images 9 features were found useful with the classification model includes KNN, SVM and Ada boost. Matlab Study on Emotional Recognition from Human Motion in Monocular Videos JAN. 2007 – DEC. 2009 Emotional recognition from human motion videos involved tracking, feature selection, and machine learning As a team member responsible for the building of database for training and testing by using motion tracking device, learning algorithm for object location and emotional recognition. Matlab, VC++ Study on the Key Techniques in Semantic based Image Searching Jan. 2007 – Dec. 2008 The definition, extraction of the semantic information of an image. As the leader responsible for semantic information extraction from images, and text locating in images. Matlab Hydrological Data Analysis System for Changjiang Water Resources Commission Sep. 2004 – Apr. 2005 This project mainly focused on two things. One is the web service based system design and implementation, another is the implementation of the data analysis based on existing mathematical model. As a team member responsible for the implementation of the mathematical model for Hydrological analysis. C# Decision Support System for State Administration of Foreign Exchange Sep. 2002 – Apr. 2004 This is a decision support system using data warehousing and data mining technology. The main purpose is to find suspicious transactions involving in money laundering. As the technical leader responsible for the design of the data warehouse architecture, key technology includes the implementation of data extraction, data mining algorithms and OLAP DB2 DBMS, DB2 Warehouse Manager, DB2 OLAP, Cognose, VC++ Management Information System for China Gezhouba Group Company Nov. 1996 – Jul. 1998 A MIS includes 11 sub-system. As a team member responsible for operation planning sub-system, statistical subsystem, all-purpose report generator. Powerbuilder 7.0 - 9.0, PFC, Sybase system 11

Awards and Honors

Courses Taught

Artificial Intelligence for both undergraduate and graduate students Pattern Recognition & Machine Learning Algorithm Design and Implementation C programming


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