Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge
William Gates Building
JJ Thomson Avenue
Cambridge, CB3 0FD, UK

E-mail: yl504 "at" cam.ac.uk

I am a fourth year Ph.D. student in the Computer Laboratory at University of Cambridge, supervised by Dr. Ian Wassell. Before that, I received MPhil in Advanced Computer Science from University of Cambridge, and B.Eng. in Telecommunication Engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT).

My research focuses on Discriminative Feature Learning for robust image classification. I am also interested in deep learning and human visual perception..


  1. Synthetically Supervised Feature Learning for Scene Text Recognition
    Yang Liu, Zhaowen Wang, Hailin Jin, and Ian Wassell
    Submitted to European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018  
  2. Multi-Task Adversarial Network for Disentangled Feature Learning
    Yang Liu, Zhaowen Wang, Hailin Jin, and Ian Wassell
    IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018  
  3. Re-weighted Adversarial Adaptation Network for Unsupervised Domain Adaptation
    Qingchao Chen*, Yang Liu*, Zhaowen Wang, Ian Wassell and Kevin Chetty
    IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018  
  4. Discriminant Dictionary Learning meets CNN in Scene Recognition
    Yang Liu, Qingchao Chen, Wei Chen and Ian Wassell
    Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2018  
    [PDF]   [Bibtex


  5. Joint fall and aspect angle recognition using fine-grained micro-Doppler classification
    Qingchao Chen, Matthiew Ritchie, Yang Liu, Kevin Chetty, Karl Woodbridge,
    IEEE Radar Conference (RadarConf), 2017  
    [PDF]   [DOI]   [Bibtex


  6. Simultaneous Bayesian Sparse Approximation With Structured Sparse Models
    Wei Chen, David Wipf, Yu Wang, Yang Liu and Ian Wassell
    IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (TIP), 2016  
    [PDF]   [DOI]   [Bibtex


  7. Support Discrimination Dictionary Learning for Image Classification
    Yang Liu, Wei Chen, Qingchao Chen and Ian Wassell
    European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2016  
    [PDF]   [DOI]   [Bibtex


  8. A New Face Recognition Algorithm based on Dictionary Learning for a Single Training Sample per Person
    Yang Liu and Ian Wassell
    British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), 2015
    [PDF]   [DOI]   [Bibtex


  • 2017.03—Present: Adobe Research Intern
    Mentors: Zhaowen Wang, Hailin Jin
  • 2014.10—Present: Research Assistant
  • 2013.05: Volunteer for Global Mobile Internet Conference
  • 2011.10—2012.10: First aid member of International Committee of Red Cross
    1. Thriplow Scholarship awarded by Cambridge University 2018
    2. MariaMarina Scholarship awarded by Lucy Cavendish College 2017
    3. Newton Trust Scholarship awarded by Cambridge University 2016
    4. Honorary Studentship in Lucy Cavendish College in Cambridge 2014
    5. Queen Mary College Prize 2013
    6. Authorization of Cisco Certificate Network Associate 2012
    7. Second Prize in 2012 American Mathematical Contest in Modelling 2012
    8. First Prize in Beijing in 2011 National Student Electronics Business Challenge Nov 2011