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Electrical Engineering

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Yanxi Liu

Yanxi Liu

AProfessor of Electrical Engineering

338B IST Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-7495

E-mail: yanxi_at_cse_dot_psu_dot_edu / Personal Web Site

Research Area: Signal and Image Processing

Research Group: Laboratory for Perception,Action, and Cognition

Liu joined Penn State in a joint appointment with computer science and engineering in 2006. She is also currently an adjunct associate professor in the Radiology Department of the University of Pittsburgh and a guest professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China. Liu is the co-director of the Laboratory for Perception, Action, and Cognition at Penn State. One of her recent research highlights in computer graphics includes the introduction of a novel image segmentation algorithm that uses translational symmetry as the primary foreground/ background separation cue.


Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Computer Science
B.S. Beijing Normal University, Physics and Electrical Engineering


Computational symmetry group theory and application, machine learning (particularly low-dimensional subspace learning from very large, multi-modality feature set), computer-aided diagnosis, computer vision, computer graphics, biomedical image analysis/indexing/retrieval, robotics

Selected Publications and Patents

Link here to selected publications and patents

Honors and Awards

Google Research Award - 2009