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Dr Pengcheng Liu

Queen Mary University of London


Dr Pengcheng Liu is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Computer Science, University of York, UK. He is an internationally leading expert in robotics, Artificial Intelligence and human-machine interaction. He has been leading and involving in several research projects, including EPSRC, Innovate UK, Horizon 2020, Erasmus Mundus, FP7-PEOPLE, HEIF, NHS I4I, NSFC, etc. Several of his research works were published on top-tier journals and leading conferences in the fields of robotics and AI.

Before joining York, he has held several academic positions including a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff School of Technologies, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK, a joint Research Fellowship at Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (LCAS) and Lincoln Institute of Agri-Food Technology (LIAT), University of Lincoln, UK, a Research Assistant and a Teaching Assistant at Bournemouth University, UK. I also held academic positions as a Visiting Fellow at Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.

Dr Liu is a Member of IEEE, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (SMC), IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) and IFAC. He is member of IEEE Technical Committees (TC) on Bio Robotics, Soft Robotics, Robot Learning, and Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics. He has published over 60 journal and conference papers. Dr Liu serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Access and PeerJ Computer Science. He received the Global Peer Review Awards from Web of Science in 2019, and the Outstanding Contribution Awards from Elsevier in 2017. He was selected as regular Fundings/Grants reviewer for EPSRC, NIHR and NSFC.

Dr Liu’s research interest relevant to CDT IGGI include applied games for healthcare and rehabilitation applications, as well as using mixed reality and machine learning for human-machine interactions.

He is particularly interested in supervising students with a design, HCI, computer science or behavioural sciences background on the following topics:

  • applied games for healthcare and rehabilitation

  • design for adaptive mixed reality system for physical therapy and neurological rehabilitation

  • design for physical and cognitive behaviour change

  • learning for human intention prediction

  • analysis of mixed reality rehabilitation system with biological signals (EEG, sEMG)


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