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About Us

Dr. Li Liu - McGill University


Ph.D.: Computer Science and Engineering 2002–2007
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University , Hong Kong  

l 5-years Ph.D Scholarship
l Thesis: Wide Line Detector and Its Application (Biometrics and Medical Imaging)

Master of Engineering: Computer Science & Engineering 2000–2002
Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Harbin , Province of Heilongjiang , China  

l Outstanding Graduate Award of Heilongjiang Province , China ;
l Haiwang Award (the highest award in HIT);
l Thesis: Automated Palm Diagnosis based on Palm Colors

Bachelor of Engineering: Computer Science & Engineering  1996–2000
Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Harbin , Province of Heilongjiang , China  

l Outstanding Graduate Award of HIT;
l Best Graduate Thesis Award of HIT;
l Baogang Award of HIT (the highest undergraduate award in HIT, 1998)
l Thesis: Palmprint Recognition System based on Subpalms



Book Chapters

  1. Michael O. Ngadi and L. Liu, "Hyperspectral Image Processing Techniques," in Hyperspectral Imaging for Food Quality Analysis and Control, Elsevier Ltd, 2009; (in press)
  2. David Zhang and L.Liu, "Palmprint Features," in Encyclopedia of Biometrics, Springer Science + Business Media, 2008.

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals & Conferences

  1. Li Liu, M.O. Ngadi, B. Adedeji, S.O. Prasher, and C. Gariepy, "Predicting intramuscular fat content of pork using hyperspectral imaging technique," Annual Meeting of Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Anaheim, USA, June 6-10, 2009;
  2. Li Liu, M.O. Ngadi, B. Adedeji, S.O. Prasher, and C. Gariepy, "Hyperspectral imaging analysis of pork quality using Gabor filter," Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Tech. Conference, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada, March 25th, 2009;
  3. Li Liu, M.O. Ngadi, S.O. Prasher, and C. Gariepy, "Assessment of pork quality levels by hyperspectral imaging technology," 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (WCCE), Montreal, August 23-27, 2009;
  4. K.T. Leung, Li Liu and C.S. Tong, "Multilevel image reconstruction by interpolating wavelet coefficients," SPIE 2008;
  5. Li Liu and David Zhang, "Tongue line detection," 19th Int’l Conf. Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Tampa, Florida, Dec. 8-11, 2008;
  6. L. Liu and David Zhang, "Extracting tongue cracks using the wide line detector," invited by International Conference on Medical Biometrics, pp. 49-56, 2008;
  7. L. Liu, David Zhang, and Jane You, "Detecting wide lines using isotropic nonlinear filter," IEEE Trans. Image Processing, vol. 16, no. 6, pp.1584-1595, 2007;
  8. L. Liu and David Zhang, "Palm-line detection," Int’l Conf. Image Processing (ICIP), pp. 269-272, Genova, September 11-14, 2005;
  9. Li Liu and David Zhang, "A novel palm-line detector," the 5th International Conference on Audio- and Video-based Biometric Person Authentication, pp. 563-571, New York, July 20-22, 2005;
  10. Kuanquan Wang, Li Liu, Xiangqian Wu and David Zhang, "Multi-central dynamic clustering algorithm classifying color palm images for cancer diagnosis," Journal of Computer Science, vol.30, no.3, 2003.
  11. Xiangqian Wu, Li Liu, Naimin Li, Xiaodong Lin, Shuying Wang, Jun Meng, Kuanquan Wang, and David Zhang, "Automated palm diagnosis system," The 2nd World Integrative Medicine Congress (WIMCO 2002), Beijing, 2002;

Papers Submitted and in Preparation

  1. Li Liu, M.O. Ngadi, S.O. Prasher, and C. Gariepy, "Categorization of pork quality using gabor filter-based hyperspectral imaging technology," submitted to Journal of Food Engineering;
  2. L. Liu and David Zhang, "Palmprint recognition by using line features," submitted to Pattern Recognition;
  3. L. Liu and David Zhang, "Detecting linear features on tongue surface," submitted to Pattern Recognition;
  4. Li Liu, M.O. Ngadi, S.O. Prasher, and C. Gariepy, "Hyperspectral image analysis of intramuscular fat content of pork," in preparation;
  5. Li Liu, M.O. Ngadi, S.O. Prasher, and C. Gariepy, "Pork marbling level assessment using the wide line detector-based hyperspectral imaging technology," in preparation;
  6. Akinbode Adedeji, Michael O. Ngadi, and Li Liu, "Use of confocal laser scanning microscopy in the study of deep-fat fried breaded food microstructures,” in preparation;
  1. l Practical and theoretical experience in Digital Image Processing and Analysis, Biometrics, Hyperspectral Imaging, and Statistical Pattern Recognition
  2. Experience in Super-resolution, 3-D image processing, and Medical Imaging
  3. Programming languages: Proficient in Matlab and C/VC++; ENVI; Java
  4. Operating systems: Windows, Linux, and Unix
  5. Languages: English (speak, read, and write fluently), Chinese/Mandarin (native language) Cantonese (speak with competence, read and write fluently)
  1. 2002-2007 Full-time PhD Studentship by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  2. 2005 Student Travel Award by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  3. 2002 Outstanding Graduate Award of Heilongjiang Province, China
  4. 2001 Haiwang Award (the highest honour in HIT)
  5. 2000 Outstanding Graduate Award of HIT
  6. 2000 Best Graduate Thesis Award of HIT
  7. 1998 Baogang Award of HIT
  8. 1997-2000 First-class Scholarship of Computer Science & Technology
  9. 1997-1998 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award of Computer Science & Technology
  1. Program Committee Member, International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition (ICIAR), 2008, 2009.
  2. Reviewer, IEEE Signal Processing Letters
  3. Reviewer, Pattern Recognition Letter
  1.  L. Liu, M.O. Ngadi, S.O. Prasher, and C. Gariepy, “Determinating Intramuscular Fat Content Using Spectral Imaging,” Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
  2. L. Liu & M.O. Ngadi, “Spectral method for detecting fertility and embryo development of eggs,” McGill Invention No. 11025, 2010.