Short Bio

Qingju Liu received the B.Sc. degree in electronic information engineering from Shandong University, Jinan, China in 2008, and the Ph.D. degree in signal processing in 2013 under the supervision of Dr. Wenwu Wang within the Machine Audition Group at the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) in University of Surrey, Guildford, U.K. Since October 2013, she has been working as a research fellow in CVSSP. Her current research interests include audio-visual signal processing, spatial audio reproduction and machine learning.

Involved Projects


01/2014-, "S3A: future spatial audio for an immersive listener experience at home", EPSRC [University of Surrey, University of Southampton, University of Salford, and BBC.]

10/2013-03/2014, "Enhancing speech quality using lip tracking", SAMSUNG.

12/2012-12/2013, "Audio-visual cues based attention switching for machine listening", MILES and EPSRC.

10/2009-10/2012, "Multimodal blind source separation for robot audition", EPSRC and DSTL.


Education & Qualifications

Oct 2009-Aug 2013: University of Surrey – PhD. Electronic Engineering

  • Won the Best Solution Award on the DSTL Challenge "Undersampled Signal Recognition"

Sept 2008 – Sept 2009: Shandong University – MSc. Communication and Information Systems

  • Admitted by the graduate program in Shandong University without the admission test.
  • Left without completing masters, for a PhD scholarship at University of Surrey.

Sept 2004 – June 2008: Shandong University – BSc. Electronic Information Engineering

  • Finished 4th in a class of 114, with an overall grade of 90.43%.
  • Developed programming skills in C, Java, VB, VHDL and assembling language.
  • Won the first class scholarship for each academic year (top 5%).
  • Won the National Inspirational Scholarship and the National Scholarship.
  • Second Prize in the National Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest.

Employment & Relevant Experiences

Since Oct 2013:

  •  Research fellow in CVSSP, University of Surrey.

During my PhD:

  • Demonstrator on engineering mathematics.
  • One to one tutoring for electronic engineering students with learning difficulties.
  • Research assistant.
  • Exam invigilator.