Dr Pengcheng Liu
Phone: +44 (0)1904 325548
Address: Department of Computer Science
University of York,
Deramore Lane, York YO10 5GH
I'm an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of York, UK. Before joining York, I have 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, and a Lectureship at Zhongyuan University of Technology, China. I also held academic positions as a Visiting Fellow at Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.
I am a Member of IEEE, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (SMC), IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) and IFAC. I'm member of IEEE Technical Committees (TC) on Bio Robotics, Soft Robotics, Robot Learning, and Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics. I've published over 60 journal and conference papers. I serve as an Associate Editor for IEEE Access and PeerJ Computer Science. I received the Global Peer Review Awards from Web of Science in 2019, and the Outstanding Contribution Awards from Elsevier in 2017. I was selected as regular Fundings/Grants reviewer for EPSRC, NIHR and NSFC. I have great experience in securing and involving in research projects and grants, including EPSRC, Innovate UK, Horizon 2020, Erasmus Mundus, FP7-PEOPLE, HEIF, NHS I4I, NSFC, etc. I also serve as a regular reviewer for about 30 mainstream journals and 8 flagship conferences across the domains of Robotics, artificial intelligence, and Control.
I am always looking for talented, highly motivated PhD applicants with a Master degree or BSc/BEng degree in Engineering / Computer Science / Applied Mathematics. PhD positions with possible full/partial studentships in the area of:
Design and control of bio-inspired/soft robotic system, including self-propelled vibro-driven capsule robots, and rigid/flexible arm and gripper systems.
Design of adaptive systems with VR/Mixed-Reality interfaces and embedding novel machine learning mechanisms for physical and cognitive behavioral changes in healthcare and rehabilitation.
Robot motion/path planning and optimization in complex environment using machine learning and expert-guided demonstrations.
Prosthetics and rehablitations using robotics and deep learning through EEG/ sEMG signals and Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI).
Effectively and efficiently managing, analysing and exploring Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Internet of Things (IoT), Human-in-the-Loop shared control and automation, etc. into fields of robotics, agri-food, future manufacturing and healthcare.
Potential candidates are encouraged to contact Dr Pengcheng Liu directly for informal discussions.
[Oct 6th, 2021] Paper accepted at ICAR 2021
B. Willis and P. Liu, “Simulation, Design and Control of a Soft Robotic Arm with Integrated Bending Sensing,” The IEEE 20th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR), 2021.
[Aug 30th, 2021] Paper accepted at The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology.
S. Liu and P. Liu, “Robot motion planning benchmarking and optimization through motion planning pipeline,” The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2021.
[Jul 28th, 2021] Paper accepted at PeerJ Computer Science.
J. Yang, E. Chew and P. Liu, “Service humanoid robotics: a novel interactive system based on bionic-companionship framework,” PeerJ Computer Science, 2021.
[Jun 2nd, 2021] Paper accepted at CASE 2021
S. Liu and P. Liu, “Robot motion planning benchmarking and optimization through motion planning pipeline,” The 17th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE 2021), 2021.
[Apr 6th, 2021] Award received:
Outstanding Associate Editor of 2020, IEEE Access
[Mar 11th, 2021] Book published at Springer
J. A. Mat Jizat, I. M. Khairuddin, M. A. M. Razman, A. F. Ab. Nasir, M. S. A. Karim, A. A. Jaafar, L. W. Hong, A. P. P. A. Majeed, P. Liu, H. Myung, H. Choi, G. Susto, “Advances in Robotics, Automation and Data Analytics,” Springer, Switzerland, 2021. Link
[Feb 28th, 2021] Paper accepted at PeerJ Computer Science.
Y. Feng, M. Zhong, X. Wang, H. Lu, H. Wang, P. Liu and L. Vladareanu, “Active triggering control of pneumatic rehabilitation gloves based on surface electromyography sensors,” PeerJ Computer Science, 2021.
[Jan 13th, 2021] Paper accepted at PeerJ Computer Science.
B. Zhang and P. Liu, “Control and benchmarking of a 7-DOF robotic arm using Gazebo and ROS,” PeerJ Computer Science, 2021.
[Nov 25th,2020] Fully-funded PhD studentship recruitment open (Deadline: 31st Jan 2021)
How to Apply: https://iggi.org.uk/apply
Find my projects from here: https://iggi.org.uk/IGGI%20PhD%20Projects%202021
[Nov 25th, 2020] CfP: Special Issue on "Advances in Computational Learning for Robotics".
PeerJ Computer Science (ISSN: 2376-5992, IF: 3.09)
Special Issue on "Advances in Computational Learning for Robotics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021
Special Issue Website: https://peerj.com/collections/81-computational-learning-robotics/
[Nov 24th, 2020] Paper accepted at IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs.
A. Zhang, W. Cao, P. Liu, J. Sun and J. Li, “Channel Estimation for MmWave Massive MIMO with Hybrid Precoding Base on Log-Sum Sparse Constraints,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, 2020.
[Nov 15th, 2020] Three papers accepted at RITA 2020.
J. Yang, E. Chew and P. Liu, “Service humanoid robotics: Review and design of the novel bionic-companionship conceptual framework,” The 8th International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications (RITA 2020), 2020.
B. Zhang and P. Liu, “Model-based and model-free robot control: a review,” The 8th International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications (RITA 2020), 2020.
S. Liu and P. Liu, “A review of motion planning algorithms for robotic arm systems,” The 8th International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications (RITA 2020), 2020.
[Oct 7th, 2020] I Joined Editorial Board of PeerJ Computer Science as an Academic Editor.
[Sep 20th, 2020] Paper accepted at Mechatronics.
P. Liu, M. N. Huda, L. Sun and H. Yu, “A survey on underactuated robotic systems: bio-inspiration, trajectory planning and control,” Mechatronics, 2020.
[Sep 17th, 2020] Paper accepted at IEEE Access.
A. Zhang, P. Liu, J. Sun and B. Ning " Block-sparsity log-sum-induced adaptive filter for cluster sparse system identification," IEEE Access, 2020.
[July 29th, 2020] Joined the Reviewer Board of Sensors journal.
[May 6th, 2020] Paper accepted at IEEE Access.
J. Zhang, Z. Jin, Y. Zhao, Y. Tang, F. Liu and P. Liu, " Design and Implementation of Novel Fractional-Order Controllers for Stabilized Platforms," IEEE Access (Impact Factor: 4.098), 2020.
[Apr 16th, 2020] Paper accepted at CCC 2020
P. Liu and M. N. Huda, “Adaptive Control of an Underactuated Capsule Robotic System,” the 39th Chinese Control Conference (CCC 2020), 2020.
[Mar 19th, 2020] Paper published at Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems
M. N. Huda, P. Liu, C. Saha and H. Yu, “Modelling and motion analysis of a pill-sized hybrid capsule robot,” Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems (Impact Factor: 2.02), 2020.
[Dec 21st, 2019] Paper accepted at IEEE Access.
Q. Li, A. Zhang, P. Liu, J. Li and C. Li, “A novel CSI feedback approach for massive MIMO using LSTM-attention CNN,” IEEE Access (Impact Factor: 4.098), 2020.
I will be joining the Department of Computer Science, University of York from Jan 2020.
[Oct 23rd, 2019] I joined the Technical Committee (TC) of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS).
[Oct 8th, 2019] Paper published at Nonlinear Dynamics
P. Liu, H. Yu and S. Cang, “Adaptive neural network tracking control for underactuated mechanical systems with matched and unmatched disturbances,” Nonlinear Dynamics (Impact Factor: 4.604), 2019, DOI: 10.1007/s11071-019-05170-8.
[Sep 17th, 2019] Received the Global Peer Review Awards—Top 1% in Cross-Field from Web of Science & Publons
[Sep 17th, 2019] Received the Global Peer Review Awards—Top 1% in Engineering from Web of Science & Publons
[Aug 29th, 2019] Paper accepted at IEEE Access.
Z. Tang, H. Yu, C. Lu and P. Liu, “Single-trial classiﬁcation of diﬀerent movements on one hand based on ERD/ERS and corticomuscular coherence,” IEEE Access (Impact Factor: 4.098), 2019.
[Aug 23th, 2019] I Joined Editorial Board of IEEE Access as an Associate Editor (AE).
[Aug 21st, 2019] Paper accepted at IET Communications.
A. Zhang and P. Liu, “Reweighted lp Constraint LMS-Based Adaptive Sparse Channel Estimation for Cooperative Communication System,” IET Communications (Impact Factor: 1.779), 2019.
[Jun 21st, 2019] I was selected as a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funding reviewer
[Jun 20th, 2019] Paper accepted at IROS 2019!
A. Shyam, P. Lightbody, G. Das, P. Liu, S. Gomez-Gonzalez and G. Neumann, “Improving local trajectory optimisation using probabilistic movement primitives,” the 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2019), 2019.
[May 30th, 2019] Paper accepted at Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics 2019!
M. N. Huda, P. Liu, C. Saha, N. Naz, S. M. Aziz, “Design of a Novel Hybrid Robot for In-Vivo Applications,” Workshop on *Endovascular Intervention* at the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics 2019, 2019.
[May 25th, 2019] I joined International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)
[May 20th, 2019] I was selected as a Member of EPSRC Peer Review College
[Apr 4th, 2019] Paper accepted at TAROS 2019
A. Cachia, M. N. Huda, P. Liu, C. Saha, A. Tickle, J. Arvanitakis, S. M. Aziz, “Development and evaluation of a novel robotic system for search and rescue ,” 20th Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS) Conference, 2019.
I'm invited to give a speech at the 3rd Micius Forum (墨子论坛) hosted by The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), 18th-21st April, Hefei, China, 2019. [Media 1] [Media 2] [Media 3] [Media 4] [Media 5]
Paper accepted at EWCO
P. Liu, M. N. Huda, Z. Tang and L. Sun, “A self-propelled robotic system with a visco-elastic joint: dynamics and motion analysis,” Engineering with Computers (Impact Factor: 3.551), 2019, pp. 1-15. DOI: 10.1007/s00366-019-00722-3. [BibTex] [Download PDF]
Paper accepted at IEEE Sensors Journal
L. Sun, C. Zhao, Z. Yan, P. Liu, T. Duckett and R. Stolkin, “A novel weakly-supervised approach for RGB-D-based nuclear waste object detection and categorization,” IEEE Sensor Journal (Impact Factor: 3.076), 2019, DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2018.2888815. [BibTex] [Download PDF]
I started a new career as a Senior Lecturer at CardiffMet!
Paper accepted at EJMSOL
Liu, P., Yu, H. and Cang, S., 2019. Modelling and analysis of dynamic frictional interactions of vibro-driven capsule systems with viscoelastic property. European Journal of Mechanics-A/Solids (Impact Factor: 2.931), 74, pp.16-25. [BibTex] [Download PDF]
Paper accepted at IROS 2018!
P. Liu, G. Neumann, Q. Fu, S. Pearson and H. Yu, “Energy-efficient design and control of a vibro-driven robot,” the 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018), 2018, pp. 1464-1469. [BibTex] [Download PDF]
Paper accepted at ERGON
Tang, Z., Yang, H., Zhang, L. and Liu, P., 2018. Effect of shoulder angle variation on sEMG-based elbow joint angle estimation. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics (Impact Factor: 1.571), 68, pp.280-289. [BibTex] [Download PDF]
Paper accepted at AAM
Paper accepted at NODY
Liu, P., Yu, H. and Cang, S., 2018. Optimized adaptive tracking control for an underactuated vibro-driven capsule system. Nonlinear Dynamics (Impact Factor: 4.604), 94(3), pp.1803-1817. [BibTex] [Download PDF]