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School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science


Wei Liu received his BSc in Space Physics (minor in Electronics) in 1996 and LLB in Intellectual Property Law in1997 from Peking University, China, MPhil from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Hong Kong, in 2001, PhD in 2003 from the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, U.K. He then worked as a postdoc first in Southampton and later in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London. From September 2005 to August 2023, he worked at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield first as a Lecturer, and then a Senior Lecturer. Since September 2023, he has been a Reader at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London.


Research Interests:

Wei Liu's research interests cover a wide range of topics in signal processing, with a focus on sensor (antenna, hydrophone, microphone, seismometer, etc.) array signal processing (beamforming and source separation/extraction, direction of arrival estimation, target tracking and localisation, etc.), and its various applications, such as robotics and autonomous vehicles, remote sensing, human computer interface, radar, sonar, and wireless communications.

He has published 400+ journal and conference papers, five book chapters, and two research monographs titled ``Wideband Beamforming: Concepts and Techniques'' (Wiley, March 2010) and ``Low-Cost Smart Antennas'' (Wiley, March 2019), respectively. He received one journal “Best Paper Award” (“Approximate Gaussian Conjugacy: Parametric Recursive Filtering Under Nonlinearity, Multimodal, Uncertainty, and Constraint, and Beyond”, Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering, vol. 18, issue 12, December 2017), three conference “Best Paper" awards ("Sparse Planar Antenna Array Design for Directional Modulation", Proc. the 2019 8th International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing, and Systems (CSPS), “Improving SSVEP-BCI Performance Using Pre-Trial Normalization Methods” from the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications, and “Reduced Complexity MIMO Receiver with Real-Valued Beamforming” from the 2015 15th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology), and one conference “Excellent Paper" award (“Robust DOA Estimation for a MIMO Array Using Two Calibrated Transmit Sensors” from the 2013 IET International Radar Conference).

Scholarly Contributions

Wei Liu is a member of the Digital Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (Chair for 2022-2024), the Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) (Chair for 2021-2022), the IEEE SPS Technical Directions Board (2021-2022), and the IEEE SPS Conference Board (2022-2023). He also acted as an associate editor for IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, IEEE Access, and Journal of the Franklin Institute, and currently he is an Executive Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Frontiers of Information Technology and Electronic Engineering. He is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (2023-2024).

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