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Dr Ying Liu BEng & MEng (Chongqing Univ, China), MSc (SMA, NTU), PhD (SMA, NUS)

Dr Ying Liu

BEng & MEng (Chongqing Univ, China), MSc (SMA, NTU), PhD (SMA, NUS)

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

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+44 (0)29 2087 4696
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Determined to experience different research cultures and pursue his career, Dr. Liu joined Cardiff University as a Senior Lecturer with the Institute of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the School of Engineering in July 2013. He obtained his Bachelor and Master both in Mechanical Engineering from Chongqing University, China in 1998 and 2001, and then M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Innovation in Manufacturing Systems and Technology (IMST) program under the Singapore MIT Alliance (SMA) at Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore in 2002 and 2006 respectively. In Dec 2006, he went to teach with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, first as a Lecturer and then an Assistant Professor. From Aug 2010, Dr. Liu joined Mechanical Engineering with the National University of Singapore as an Assistant Professor until his tenure ended in Jun 2013. Dr. Liu’s research interests focus primarily on design informatics, manufacturing informatics, intelligent manufacturing, design methodology and process, product design, ICT in design and manufacturing, intelligent data analytics, information processing and management in conceptual design, engineering design and manufacturing using techniques such as data/text mining, machine learning, information retrieval, computational intelligence, AI and so on for knowledge discovery and management purpose. In Aug 2009, teamed up with academics from University of Bath UK, Purdue University and Georgia Institute of Technology in the US, Dr. Liu had initiated the first special session on Design Informatics (DI) with the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE) in San Diego. DI studies the representation, perception, processing, computation, communication, storage, retrieval and reuse of information and knowledge in the general context of design. Largely due to the fast growing services offered by WWW, Semantic Web and Web 2.0, and the intrinsic complexity of information processing in design, an undoubted information and knowledge intensive activity, DI has emerged as a multidisciplinary research arena that links up various areas like information and communication technology, cognitive science and social science, computer science and artificial intelligence, design study and so on. In 2011 Washington DC, DI was voted to be one of the four permanent topics under the Technical Committee of Systems Engineering, Information and Knowledge Management (SEIKM) with IDETC/CIE starting in IDETC/CIE 2012, Chicago. In the meantime, Dr. Liu was elected as the ASME CIE/SEIKM Technical Committee Chair for 2012-2013 and served IDETC 2013 Portland, USA. Furthermore, he was nominated as the Associate Theme Chair of Design Information and Knowledge theme with the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED’13 Seoul Korea, another premier academic conference on engineering design organized by the Design Society. Given his expertise, Dr. Liu’s past research is funded by Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), Ministry of Education Singapore, Singapore A*STAR and Chinese government, spanning industry sectors from automotive manufacturing, aerospace, energy and offshore, to public transportation, healthcare and hospital authority. Such efforts have made his research work appeared in academic journals and conferences from design and manufacturing, expert system and decision support, to engineering informatics and computer science. Dr. Liu is the lead editor for the book “Advances of Computational Intelligence in Industrial Systems” Springer 2008 and has served as guest editors for several special issues with the Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Information Systems Frontiers and Advanced Engineering Informatics. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Industrial and Production Engineering (Taylor & Francis) and is on the Editorial Board of Advanced Engineering Informatics (ADVEI), the Journal of Integrated Design & Process Science (JIDPS) and the International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning (IJTEL). He also serves as a reviewer of over 20 international journals and has acted as a Program Committee member for over 30 international conferences since 2007. He is a member with ASME, ACM and the Design Society. Mechanical, Manufacturing and Medical Engineering
Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing

Currently, Dr. Liu is looking for China CSC-funded PhD students (to be considered for Cardiff tuition waiver and higher priority is given to students with Master degree or final year Master students) and government-funded PhD students with solid background in: 1) Mechanical, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering, particularly focusing on Engineering Design (including CAD&CG) or Product Design stream or Design Theory and Study (in Industrial Design); 2) Computer Science, Information System and Human Computer Interaction, with a comfortable sense of information processing and system perspective; 3) Engineering and Technology Management with a focus on Design Thinking, Design Process, Design Methodology, Design Asset Management, etc. If you are interested and like to work out a topic with me, please email me your intent (background and motivation), CV, transcripts and language test results (based on Cardiff requirements and if applicable). Thank you!

















  • Liu, Y., Lu, W. F. and Loh, H. T. 2006. A framework of information and knowledge management for product design and development - A text mini. Presented at: 12th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing, 2006, Saint Etienne, France, 17-19 May 2006 Presented at Morel, G., Dolgui, A. and Pereira, C. eds.12th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing, 2006. Information Control Problems in Manufacturing Vol. 12. International Federation of Automatic Control pp. 667-672., (10.3182/20060517-3-FR-2903.00339)
  • Yap, I.et al. 2006. Topic detection using MFSs. Presented at: 19th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE 2006), Annecy, France, 27-30 June 2006 Presented at Ali, M. and Dapoigny, R. eds.Advances in Applied Artificial Intelligence: 19th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE 2006, Annecy, France, June 27-30, 2006. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 4031. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer pp. 342-352., (10.1007/11779568_38)


  • Liu, Y., Loh, H. T. and Tor, S. B. 2005. Comparison of extreme learning machine with support vector machine for text classification. Presented at: 18th International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems (IEA/AIE 2005), Bari, Italy, 22-24 June 2005Innovations in Applied Artificial Intelligence: 18th International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, IEA/AIE 2005, Bari, Italy, June 22-24, 2005. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 3533. Berlin: Springer pp. 390-399., (10.1007/11504894_55)



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