Department of Electrical Engineering
The University of Texas at Dallas

Email: dannyblueliu@gmail.com

Research Interest

Deep Neural Network, Machine Learning; Computer Vision; Parallel Computing.


University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX    Aug. 2011 - May 2015

Ph.D. Candidate in Electrical Engineering  (advisor: Prof. Nasser Kehtarnavaz)

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS    Jan 2009 - May 2011

M.S. in Electrical Engineering (advisor: Prof. Jenny. Q. Du)

University of Nanchang, Nanchang, China     Jun 2001 - Jun 2005

B.S. in Electronic Information Engineering



1. K. Liu, Q. Du, H. Yang and B. Ma, “Optical flow and principal component analysis-based motion detection in outdoor videos,” EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, 2010.
2. K. Liu, H. Yang, B. Ma and Q. Du, “Fast motion detection from airborne videos using graphics computing unit,” Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS), 2011.
3.  H. Su, Y. Sheng, P. Du and K. Liu, “Adaptive affinity propagation with spectral angle mapper for semi-supervised hyperspectral band selection,” Applied Optics, 2012.
4. K. Liu and N. Kehtarnavaz, “Real-time robust vision-based hand gesture recognition using stereo images,” Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, 2013.
5. C. Chen, K. Liu and N. Kehtarnavaz, “Real-time human action recognition based on depth motion maps,” Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, 2013.
6. K. Liu, C. Chen, R. Jafari and N. Kehtarnavaz, “Fusion of inertial and depth sensor data for robust hand gesture recognition,” IEEE Sensors Journal, 2014. (One of the 50 most downloaded paper in October 2014).                                                                                                                  
7. W. Li, K. Liu and H. Su, “Wavelet-based nearest-regularized subspace for noise-robust hyperspectral image classification,” Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS), 2014.
8.  H. Su, B. Yong, P. Du, H. Liu, C. Chen and K. Liu, “Dynamic classifier selection using spectral-spatial information for hyperspectral image classification,” Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS), 2014.
9.  C. Chen, W. Li, H. Su and K. Liu, “Spectral-spatial classification of hyperspectral image based on kernel extreme learning machine,” Remote Sensing, 2014.
10. H. Su, Y. Sheng, P. Du, C. Chen and K. Liu, “Hyperspectral image classification based on volumetric texture and dimensionality reduction,” Frontier of Earth Science, 2014.
11.   B. Peng, W. Li, X. Xie, Q. Du and K. Liu, “Weighted-fusion-based representation classifiers for hyperspectral imagery,” Remote Sensing, 2015.
12.   K. Liu, S. Wei, Z. Chen, B. Jia, G. Chen, H. Ling, C. Sheaff and E. Blasch, "A Real-Time High Performance Computation Architecture for Multiple Moving Target Tracking Based on Wide-Area Motion Imagery via Cloud and Graphic Processing Units," Sensors, 2017.


1. K. Liu, H. Yang, B. Ma and Q. Du, “A joint optical flow and principal component analysis approach for Motion detection,” Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Dallas, TX, 2010.
2.   K. Liu, Y. Cheng, and P. Li, “Source localization on two-dimensional grid,” Proceedings of IEEE GLOBE Communications Conference, Houston, TX, 2011.
3.  K. Liu, N. Kehtarnavaz and M. Carlsohn, “Comparison of two real-time hand gesture recognition systems involving stereo cameras, depth camera, and inertial sensor,” Proceedings of SPIE Conference on Real-Time Image and Video Processing, Brussels, Belgium, 2014.
4. C. Chen, K. Liu, R. Jafari and N. Kehtarnavaz, “Home-based senior fitness test measurement system using collaborative inertial and depth sensor,” Proceedings of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Chicago, IL, 2014.
5.  K. Liu, C. Chen, R. Jafari and N. Kehtarnavaz, “Multi-HMM classification for hand gesture recognition using two differing modality sensors,” Proceedings of IEEE Dallas Circuits and System Conference (DCAS), Dallas, TX, 2014.
6.   K. Liu, B. Liu, E. Blasch, D. Shen, Z. Wang, H. Ling and G. Chen, “A cloud infrastructure for target detection and tracking using audio and video fusion,” Proceedings of IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW), Boston, MA, 2015.
7.  K. Liu, B. Jia, G. Chen, K. Pham and E. Blasch, “A real-time orbit satellites uncertainty propagation and visualization system using graphics computing unit and multi-threading processing,” Proceedings of IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), Prague, Czech Republic, 2015. (Best Paper Award).
8.  M. Zhang, Q. Ran, W. Li and K. Liu, “Sparse representation and smooth filtering for hyperspectral image classification,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Earth Observing and Applications, Guilin, China, 2015.
9.   J. Liu, W. Li, Q. Du and K. Liu, “Locality constrained anomaly detection for hyperspectral imagery,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Earth Observing and Applications, Guilin, China, 2015.
10.  M. Yi, F. Yang, E. Blasch, C. Sheaff, K. Liu, G. Chen and H. Ling, "Vehicle classification in WAMI imagery using deep network", Processings of SPIE, Baltimore, MD, 2016.
11.  B. Jia, K. Liu, K. Pham, E. Blasch and G. Chen, "Accelerated space object tracking via graphic processing unit", Processings of SPIE, Baltimore, MD, 2016.
12.  E. Blasch, H. Chen, Z. Wang, B. Jia, K. Liu G. Chen and D. Shen, "Target broker compression for multi-level fusion", Proceedings of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Conference (NAECON) and Ohio Innovation Summit (OIS), Dayton, OH, 2016.


1. Cloud based video detection and tracking system, Erik Blasch,  Kui Liu, Bingwei Liu, Dan Shen, Genshe Chen, Patent Number 9373174, June. 21st, 2016.
2. Fusion of Inertial and Depth Sensors for Body Movement Measurements and Recognition, Nasser Kehtarnavaz, Roozbeh Jafari, Kui Liu, Chen Chen, Jian Wu, Patent Number 0292497, Oct. 6th, 2016.
3. Method and System for Predicting Collision Probability OF Space Objects via Graphic Processing Unit, Bin Jia, Kui Liu, Genshe Chen, Khanh Pham, Erik Blasch, Patent Number 20170124758, May. 4th, 2017.
4. Method and system for detecting multiple moving targets from real-time images, Bin Jia, Kui Liu, Sixiao Wei, Erik Blasch, Carolyn Sheaff, Haibin Ling, Genshe Chen, serial number 15/263,761.

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