Dr Wei Liu


Dr Wei Liu


Dr Wei Liu received his BSc in space physics (minor in electronics) in 1996 and LLB in intellectual property law in 1997 from Peking University, China. He practised as a trainee lawyer and then received his full lawyer's licence in 1999. He received his MPhil from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Hong Kong in 2001 and later earned a PhD in 2003 from the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, UK.

He worked as a postdoc first in Southampton and later in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London. In September 2005, He joined the Communications Research Group in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Sheffield as a Lecturer, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in January 2015.

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

Dr Wei Liu received one journal 'Best paper award' – 'Approximate Gaussian conjugacy: Parametric recursive filtering under nonlinearity, multimodal, uncertainty, and constraint, and beyond', Frontiers of Information Technology and Electronic Engineering, vol. 18, issue 12, December 2017.

He received three conference 'Best paper' awards:

  1. 'Sparse planar antenna array design for directional modulation', Proc. the 2019 8th International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing, and Systems (CSPS).

  2. 'Improving SSVEP-BCI performance using pre-trial normalisation methods' from the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications.

  3. 'Reduced complexity MIMO receiver with real-valued beamforming' from the 2015 15th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology.

He also received one conference 'Excellent paper' award – 'Robust DOA estimation for a MIMO array using two calibrated transmit sensors' from the 2013 IET International Radar Conference.

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