RESEARCH INTERESTS

Computer Graphics & Vision
Intelligent Human-Computer Interaction
Multimedia Retrieval
Pattern Recognition
Machine Learning
Artificial Intelligence

 


EDUCATION
2003-2008 Ph.D. Computer Sci. & Tech., Nanjing University, Nanjing, China      Advised by Prof. Zhengxing Sun.
2007-2008 Ph.D. Co-Supervision, Information & Computing Sci., Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Co-supervised by Prof. Remco C. Veltkamp and Prof. Zhengxing Sun. The only person in the department.
1999-2003 B.Eng., Computer Sci. & Tech., Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Graduated with Best Thesis Award. Major GPA 3.92/4.0. Be recommended for admission to Nanjing University without exams.
1995-1999 Special Class for the Talented Young, Northeast YuCai School, Shenyang, China
Complete middle school study in 4 years in stead of 6 years. One of the only 17 talented students selected all over China. Be recommended for admission to Zhejiang University without exams at the age of 16. Ranking 3/17.

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EXPERIENCES
Research Fellow
Dec 2011-present  Dept. of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong
Oct 2009-Dec 2011  Dept. of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Feb 2009-Oct 2009 Dept. of Computer Sci. & Eng., The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Software Engineer

2004-Sep 2004 & Jun 2006-Dec 2006          PracBiz Pte Ltd, Singapore Jul

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HONORS AND AWARDS
PhD Fellowship, Utrecht University, The Netherlands (Only 18 students in China got this fellowship.) 2007
Outstanding graduate student Scholarship, Nanjing University 2006
NARI-RELAYS Electric Scholarship, NARI-RELAYS Co., Ltd 2005
Individual and creative education Fellowship, Nanjing University 2004
Best thesis Award, Zhejiang University 2003
Outstanding undergraduate student Award, Zhejiang University 2003
"Triple-A" students Award, Zhejiang University  2002
Second-class Scholarship for excellent students, Zhejiang University 2002
Third-class Scholarship for excellent students, Zhejiang University 2001
Outstanding English Scholarship, Zhejiang University 2001
Freshmen Scholarship, Zhejiang University 1999

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TEACHING

Pattern Recognition  2012 fall TongJi University

Human-Computer Interaction  2013 spring TongJi University

Advanced Computer Graphics  2013 spring TongJi University

Pattern Recognition  2013 fall TongJi University

Human-Computer Interaction  2014 spring TongJi University

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PUBLICATIONS
  • Book Chapter(s)
    1. George Baciu and Shuang Liang, "Human interaction with computers and its use in the textile apparel industry", In Jinlian Hu (editor), Computer technology for textiles and apparel. Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK. July 2011. [ISBN: 1-84569-729-4]
    2. Bin Li, Zhengxing Sun, Shuang Liang, Yaoye Zhang and Bo Yuan, "Relevance Feedback for Sketch Retrieval Based on Linear Programming Classification", In Yueting Zhuang, Shiqiang Yang, Yong Rui, Qinming He (editors), Advances in Multimedia Information Processing - PCM 2006, 7th Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, Hangzhou, China, November 2-4, 2006, Proceedings. Volume 4261 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS 4261), Springer, 2006. [EI Indexed, ISBN: 978-3-540-48766-1]

  • Journal Papers
    1. Shuang Liang, Ronghua Li and George Baciu, "Cognitive Garment Panel Design based on BSG Representation and Matching", submitted to International Journal of Cognitive Informatics & Natural Intelligence.
    2. Wenyin Liu, Tuantuan Wang, Tong Lu, Yajie Yu, Shuang Liang, Rui Zhang, "On-line Stroke Segmentation by Quick Penalty-based Dynamic Programming", International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition, under second revision.
    3. Shuang Liang, Justin Cameron and George Baciu, "Generic Gesture Kernel Modeling and Extension", International Journal on Virtual Reality, accepted.
    4. Cheng Liang, Jiahua Zhang, George Baciu, Shuang Liang and Jinlian Hu, "Raw-Data Based Photometric Stereo Reconstruction for Fabrics", Textile Research Journal, 2011, accepted. [SCI Indexed, IF=1.102, Ranked 3/21 in Materials Science]
    5. Ronghua Li, Shuang Liang, George Baciu and Eddie Chan, "Equivalence Between LDA/QR and Direct LDA", International Journal of Software Science and Computational Intelligence (IJCiNi), vol. 5, no. 1, 2011. [EI Indexed]
    6. Shuang Liang and Zhengxing Sun, "Small Sample Incremental Biased Learning Algorithm for Sketch Retrieval", Journal of Software, vol. 20, no. 5, 2009. [EI Indexed]
    7. Shuang Liang and Zhengxing Sun, "Sketch Retrieval and Relevance Feedback with BSVM Classification", Pattern Recognition Letters, vol. 29, no. 12, 2008. [SCI Indexed, IF=1.213]
    8. Shuang Liang and Zhengxing Sun, "BSVM-based Relevance Feedback for Sketch Retrieval", Journal of Computer Aided Design and Computer Graphics, no. 11, 2006. [EI Indexed]
    9. Shuang Liang and Zhengxing Sun, "Research on Freehand Sketchy Graphics Recognition", Computer Engineering, vol. 31, no. 19, 2005.
    10. Bin Li, Shuang Liang and Zhengxing Sun, "Freehand Sketchy Graphics Retrieval based on Spatial Relations", Computer Science, 2005.

  • Conference Papers
    1. Xiangfei Kong, Shuang Liang, Jiuchuan Jiang, Kuan Li, Liu Wenyin, "A Quantitive Evaluation Method for Image Denoising based on Weighted Structure Index", submitted to Interactional Conference on Image Processing (ICIP2012), 2012.
    2. Shuang Liang, Justin John Cameron and George Baciu, "Generic Gesture Kernel Modeling and its application with Virtual Garment Design", The 10th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and its Applications in Industry (ACM SIGGRAPH VRCAI 2011), Hong Kong, December 2011. [AR: 41/133 = 31.2%]
    3. Jiahua Zhang, George Baciu, Shuang Liang, Cheng Liang and Jinlian Hu, "A Further Try: Composing Knitted Patterns by Playing on a Multi-Input Device", The 10th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and its Applications in Industry (ACM SIGGRAPH VRCAI 2011), Hong Kong, December 2011. [AR: 41/133 = 31.2%]
    4. Shuang Liang, Ronghua Li and George Baciu, "A graph modeling and matching method for sketch-based garment panel design", The 10th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (IEEE ICCI'CC 2011), Banff, Canada, August 2011.[EI Indexed, AR: 48/162 = 29.6%]
    5. Jiahua Zhang, George Baciu, Shuang Liang and Cheng Liang, "A Creative Try: Composing Weaving Patterns by Playing on a Multi-Input Device", The 17th ACM symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (ACM VRST2010), Hong Kong, November 2010. [Top Conference in Virtial Reality, EI Indexed, AR: 25.3%]
    6. Shuang Liang, Eddie Chan, George Baciu and Ronghua Li, "Cognitive Garment Design Interface Using User Behavior Tree Model", The 9th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (IEEE ICCI 2010), Beijing, China, July 2010. [EI Indexed, AR: 111/366 = 30.3%]
    7. Shuang Liang, Ronghua Li, George Baciu, Eddie Chan and Dejun Zheng, "Partial Matching of Garment Panel Shapes with Dynamic Sketching Design", The first ACM Augmented Human International Conference (ACM AH 2010), Megève, France, April 2010.
    8. Bo Pu, Shuang Liang, Yongming Xie, Yi Zhang and Pheng-Ann Heng, "Video Facial Feature Tracking with Enhanced ASM and Predicted Meanshift", The 2nd International Conference on Computer modeling and Simulation (IEEE ICCMS 2010), Sanya, China, February 2010.
    9. Shuang Liang and Zhengxing Sun, "Active BSVM Learning for Relevance Feedback in Content-based Sketch Retrieval", The Fifth IASTED International Conference on Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition and Applications (SPPRA 2008), Innsbruck, Austria, February 2008. [EI Indexed]
    10. Shuang Liang, Zhengxing Sun, Bin Li and Guihuan Feng, "Effective Sketch Retrieval based its Contents", The Fifth International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics (IEEE ICMLC 2005), Guangzhou, China, August 2005. [EI Indexed]
    11. Shuang Liang, Zhengxing Sun and Bin Li, "Sketch Retrieval Based on Spatial Relations", International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization (IEEE CGIV 2005), Beijing, China, July 2005. [EI Indexed]
    12. Zhengxing Sun, Shuang Liang and Lisha Zhang, "Adaptive Sketchy Shape Recognition Based On Incremental Learning", Workshop on Intelligent Virtual Environment and Mixed Reality ,14th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence of (ICAT 2004), Seoul, Korea, November 2004.

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    RESEARCH PROJECTS
    Nov 2010-present iTextile - An Intelligent Searching System for Woven Fabric Database.
    [HKRITA RD/PR/005/09, HK PolyU]
    - Lead a research group of 9 people to develop a retrieval system for digital woven textiles.
    - In charge of system architecture design, database management and system integration.
    - Design modules for fabric data classification, repeat pattern detection and multi-scale image acquisition.
    Oct 2009 - Present Attributed Hypergraph Modeling and Topological Matching for Adaptive Clothing Design.
    [HK Research Grants Council GRF PolyU 5101/08E, HK PolyU]
    - Cooperation in 3D virtual tailor and simulation, garment modeling.
    - In charge of research on partial and global panel shape recognition, matching and classification.
    Jul 2010 - present Cognitive Gesture Kernel Design for Touch Interfaces.
    [Research Program, HK PolyU]
    - Lead a group of 4 people.
    - Formalize gesture modeling and develop a gesture kernel set.
    - Design a gesture-based garment modeling platform.
    Feb 2009 - Oct 2009 3D Emotion Animation by Neural Networks.
    [China 863 High-Tech Program 2007AA01Z321, CUHK]
    - Lead and coordinate a team of 10 people.
    - In charge of system framework design and team management.
    - Responsible for facial image analysis, motion capture & tracking and pose estimation.
    Apr 2007 - Dec 2008 PROFI: Perceptually-Relevant Retrieval of Figurative Images.
    [European Community FP6 IST 511572-2, UU, The Netherlands]
    - In charge of PROFI module: Sketch-based Perceptual Logo Retrieval.
    - In charge of PROFI module: Primitive-based Relevance Feedback in Logo Retrieval.
    Sep 2003 - Dec 2008 Sketch-Based Visual Information Retrieval.
    [Ph.D. Program, NJU]
    - Propose multi-level structure of sketch data document.
    - Define sketch feature architecture, including spatial and temporal features, to represent the sketch content.
    - Propose AB-SVM learning algorithm for relevance feedback to improve the retrieval performance online.
    Sep 2007 - Dec 2008 3D Animation Creative Modeling based on Sketches.
    [China 863 High-Tech Program 2007AA01Z334, NJU]
    - In charge of system architecture design and sketch-driven 3D modeling and editing.
    - Design sketch-based 3D shape retrieval framework.
    - Research on 3D shape descriptors representational power and investigate 3D feature selection and combination.
    Mar 2006 - Dec 2008 Intelligent Cognition and Interaction in Ubiquitous Computing.
    [New Century Excellent Talents in University of China NCET-04-0460, NJU]
    - In charge of sketch recognition and understanding.
    - In charge of intelligent sketching interface design.
    Dec 2004 - Jul 2006 Web-based Intelligent Intercommunion Environment based on Sketch Understanding.
    [China NSF 60373065, NJU]
    - In charge of sketch symbol segmentation based on dynamic information.
    - In charge of shape and primitive recognition with gravitation model.
    - Propose spatial relation graph (SRG) and its partial matching method for online composite graphics representation and recognition.
    Sep 2003 - Oct 2004 Intelligent Conceptual Design Method and Implements based on Data Warehousing.
    [China NSF 69903006, NJU]
    - In charge of perception analysis and collaborative conceptual design.
    - In charge of partial matching of sketchy shapes.
    Jul 2002 - Jun 2003 Parameterization on Base Meshes.
    [Bachelor Program, Best Thesis Award, ZJU]
    - Design algorithm for parameterization on the base mesh domain.
    - Develop PM progressive mesh simplification and DK hierarchical mesh simplification algorithms.
    - Parameterize original mesh to base mesh domain by repeated conformal remapping.     
    Jun 2006 - Sep 2006 Electronic Bill Presentation and Payment Project (EBPP).
    [PracBiz Pte Ltd, Singapore]
    - Implement an online bill and payment management system by JSP / JAVABEAN / Struts technology.
    - Responsible for the dispute management module referring to biller and payment account management.
    Jul 2004 - Sep 2004 BizLink Project.
    [PracBiz Pte Ltd, Singapore]
    - Implement a web-based MIS for a Singapore Corporation (BizLink) by JSP / Servlet / JAVABEAN technology. Responsible for data management module and JSP pages.

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    ACTIVITIES
  • Invited Talk
  • - "Perceptually-Relevant Retrieval of Vector Shapes", Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI), March 2010.

    - "Sketch-Based Visual Information Retrieval", Graphics and Multimedia Applications (GAMA) Laboratory, The HongKong Polytechnic University, August 2009.

    - "Trademark Retrieval based on Spatial Relations", The 2nd Review Meeting of European Commission FP6 research program [511572-2]: Perceptually-Relevant Retrieval of Figurative Images (PROFI), Brussels, Belgium, April 2007.

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    PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
  • Reviewer
  • 2012                  IEEE Virtual Reality (Top Conference in Virtual Reality)
    2008 - 2011      Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (SCI Indexed, Elsevier, IF=1.071).
    2008 & 2009      IASTED International Conference on Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition and Applications.
    2007 & 2008      Journal of Software. (EI Indexed)
    2007                   Multimedia Tools and Applications (SCI Indexed, Springer, IF=0.885)

  • Conference Session Chair
  • Nov 2010            Chair of Session on Interactions, ACM VRST 2010, Hong Kong
    Jul 2010              Co-Chair of Special Session on Cognitive Communications and User Interface, IEEE ICCI 2010, Beijing

  • Organization Committee & Secretary General
  • Nov 2010            ACM VRST 2010, Hong Kong
    Oct 2004             The 7th Euro-Graphics Workshop on Multimedia (EGMM2004), Nanjing, China

  • Committee
  • 2008                   The 3rd Review Meeting of European Commission FP6 research program [511572-2], Innsbruck, Austria
    2007                    The 2nd Review Meeting of European Commission FP6 research program [511572-2], Brussels, Belgium

     

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