Xiaoming Liu, MSU Foundation Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, has been named a 2023 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest professional organization for the advancement of technology.
The honor is the highest grade of membership in IEEE and is recognized as a prestigious honor. IEEE selects less than 0.1 percent of its voting members for this designation each year.
Liu was named a Fellow “for contributions to facial image analysis and recognition.”
Abdol Esfahanian, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, said this is an important career achievement.
“Professor Liu is one of the world's leading researchers in facial analysis. His elevation to IEEE Fellow is a great acknowledgment of his contributions and the quality of his work. We take pride in his success and are grateful for the recognition he brings for department, college, and the university.”
Liu is an internationally renowned scholar in the areas of computer vision, biometrics and artificial intelligence. He joined MSU in August 2012.
Through his outstanding research contributions, he has had a profound impact in various facets of MSU's top-15 national ranked computer vision program. Additionally, he leads large-scale multi-university research programs. He is also the Anil K. and Nandita Jain Endowed Professor of Engineering and is a Fellow of the International Association of Pattern Recognition.
His main research interests lie in developing robust, efficient, and self-aware computer vision algorithms for enhanced visual intelligence. His technical expertise has been applied to a wide range of applications, such as biometrics, autonomous driving, agriculture, and medical imaging.
He has served as the sole or Co-PI on 14 peer-reviewed federal grants and 22 sole-PI industrial and foundation research awards. Since November 2021, he is the PI for the $11-million IARPA BRIAR project. This large project includes collaborators from the University Texas at Austin, Purdue University and the University of Oregon. The total funding from all 36 grants is approximately $25.1 million, with his portion is approximately $9.1 million.
Liu has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers at top computer science conferences and journals, where 130 papers are published since he joined MSU. His major publications at MSU include 32 journal papers and 70 top conference papers.
The impact of Liu’s research is demonstrated with the high citation of his papers by other researchers. According to Google Scholar, the total number of citations of Liu’s papers since 2001 is more than 20,000, and the H-Index is 69.
He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2004; a master’s degree in computer science at Zhejang University in China in 2000; and a bachelor’s degree in computer science at Beijing Information Technology Institute in China in 1997.