Xiaoming Liu earned his Ph.D degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2004. He received a B.E. degree from Beijing Information Technology Institute, China and a M.E. degree from Zhejiang University, China in 1997 and 2000 respectively, both in Computer Science. Prior to joining MSU, he was a research scientist at the Computer Vision Laboratory of GE Global Research. His research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, biometrics, human computer interface, etc.