OUR TEAM


Current Team

Professors

Zheng Liu

Professor

Dr. Zheng Liu joined the University of British Columbia (Okanagan campus) in 2015. His research interests include condition assessment, computer and machine vision, pattern recognition, machine learning. Dr. Liu is a senior member of IEEE and member of SPIE.

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Nezih Mrad

Adjunct Professor

Nezih Mrad received his Ph.D. degree from The Pennsylvania State University (USA) in 1995.,He is currently an Operational Research Scientist at Centre for Security Science (CSS) of Defence R&D Canada of the Department of National Defence in Canada. His research work mainly focuses on the development of advanced technologies in support of military and aerospace platforms life extension and management. (Based on document published on 15 May 2013).

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Jian Ge

Visiting Professor

My research interests focus on Advanced geophysical instrumentation, and I have built a variety of magnetometers for marine and aerial surveys; Also, I am exploring the application of machine learning and intelligent optimization algorithms to improve the detection ability of magnetometers for weak magnetic targets.

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Postdoctoral research fellow

Ke Feng

Postdoctoral reseach fellow

Ke Feng is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia. He received a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 2021. He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the University of Technology Sydney in 2021. His main research interests include digital-twin-based RUL prediction, vibration analysis, structural health monitoring, dynamics, tribology, signal processing, and machine learning.

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Ph.D. Students

Rakiba Rayhana

Ph.D. Candidate

I am a PhD student in Electrical Engineering. My interest lies in condition monitoring and prognostic, data analysis and machine learning. I have completed my Msc in Electrical Engineering from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow,Uk and received my bachelor's from BRAC University, Bangladesh

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Ran Zhang

Ph.D. Candidate

I am a PhD student in Electrical Engineering at University of British Columbia Okanagan, supervised by Prof. Zheng Liu. I got my Bachelor degree at Xidian University, Xi'an, China and master degree at Capital Normal University, Beijing, China. My research focus on computer vision and fault diagnosis.

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Zhila Bahrami

Ph.D. Candidate

I am a PhD student in Electrical Engineering at University of British Columbia Okanagan, supervised by Prof. Zheng Liu. I got my Bachelor degree at Kurdistan University, Iran and master degree at Kurdistan University, as well. My research would focus on Computer vision specifically damage classification and detection.

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Teng Wang

Ph.D. Student

I received the Bachelor’s degree from Hefei University of Technology and Master’s degree from Shandong University. I am Currently a Ph.D candidate at The University of British Columbia, Canada. My research interests include machine monitoring, prognostics, digital twin and health management.

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Amirhossein Zaji

Ph.D. Student

Amirhossein Zaji is a Ph.D. student in Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He has completed his BSc. in Civil Engineering from Razi University, Iran and MSc. in Water and Hydraulic Structures Engineering from Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran.

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Junchi Bin

Ph.D. Student

Junchi Bin received the B.Sc. in eletrical engineering from dual-degree program of Northern Arizona University, AZ, USA and Chang'An University, Shaaxi, China in 2016 and the M.A.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada, 2019. Junchi Bin is currently a Ph.D. student in electrical engineering at The University of British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada, where he works under Prof. Dr. Zheng Liu. His research interests include data fusion/mining, urban computing and machine learning .

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Hongguang Yun

Ph.D. Student

I am a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at University of British Columbia Okanagan, supervised by Prof. Zheng Liu. I got my Bachelor degree and master degree at Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China. My research focus on Ultrasonic Nondestructive Evaluation and machine learning based fault detection of materials.

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Rui Wang

Ph.D. Student

I am a PhD student in Electrical Engineering at UBC, supervised by Prof. Zheng Liu. I got my Bachelor degree from Nanjing Tech University and Master degree from Simon Fraser University. My research primarily wants to build a reliable intelligent system with the power of AI algorithms and distributed system designs.

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Jiatong Ling

Ph.D. Student

I am a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, supervised by Prof. Zheng Liu. I got my Bachelor's degree and master's degree from China University of Petroleum - Beijing. My research interests include data analysis and data fusion.

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Yongchao Zhang

Ph.D. Student (Visiting)

I am currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree from the School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China. Concurrently, I am a visiting Ph.D. student in the School of Engineering, University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada. My research interests include intelligent machinery fault diagnosis, machine Learning, prognostics and health management..

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Zhijun Ren

Ph.D. Student (Visiting)

I am a PhD student in School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China. Concurrently, I am a visiting PhD student in the School of Engineering, University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada. I got my Bachelor degree at Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, China. My research focus on intelligent fault diagnosis.

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Zihao Lei

Ph.D. Student (Visiting)

Zihao Lei is a PhD student in School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China. Concurrently, he is a visiting PhD student at The University of British Columbia, Canada. He got his Bachelor degree at Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China. His research interests include transfer learning, deep learning, and intelligent fault diagnosis and prognosis.

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Mohammad Zihaib Khan

Ph.D. Student

Mohammad Zihaib Khan joined the University of Bristish Columbia (Okanagan campus) as a Ph.D. student under the able guidance of Dr. Zheng Liu. His previous work assignment was as an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering Section at University Polytechnic, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He has 7.5 years of teaching and research experience. He did his B.Tech in Electronics Engineering in the year 2009 and M.Tech in Electronics Engineering ( Electronic Circuits and Systems Design) in the year 2012 from Aligarh Muslim University, India. During B.Tech, M.Tech and working years, he has contributed 07 papers in referred international conferences and journals. His areas of interest include Analog Signal Processing, Artificial Neural Networks, Machine Learning and Deep Learning.

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Debangsha Sarkar

Ph.D. Student

I have a B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of West Bengal, India. I have a Master's of Data Science (MDS) from the University of British Columbia, Okanagan. I have a M.Sc. in computer science from University of British Columbia, Okanagan. During my M.Sc., I focused on machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) and worked with the Composite Research Network (CRN) lab on Industry 4.0 technology as part of the NFRF grant. Currently, I am a Ph.D. student under the areful supervision of Dr. Zheng Liu where my research focus is 3D object detection, 3D semantic segmentation, digitial twin. I have worked in two companies, Infosys Ltd and HSBC, in India as senior software engineer for three years. I am also an ameture bodybuilder.

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Master's Students

Zhenyu Ma

Master's Student

I received my B.Eng degree in both Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China and University of Detroit Mercy, US. Currently, I am a M.A.Sc student at the University of British Columbia supervised by Dr. Zheng Liu. My research focus on computer vision, intelligent monitoring and IoT systems.

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Yanshuo Fan

Master's Student

Yanshuo received her B.Eng degree in Automation from Beijing University of Post and Telecommunication. She is currently a master student at the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus under the supervision of Prof. Zheng Liu. Her research interest mainly focus on Deep Learning and Machine Learning.

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Yue Cao

Master's Student

I received my Bachelor's degree at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, and continue my study as a M.A.Sc student at UBCO, supervised by Prof. Zheng Liu. My research interests include computer vision, data fusion, and deep learning.

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Alumni

Ph.D. Graduates

Xiang Peng

Ph.D. Student

Xiang obtained his B.Eng. from China University of Mining and Technology, and M.Sc. from Beihang University. His PhD research at UBC focuses on data intergration, data analysis, and machine learning.

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Master's Graduates

Shuo Liu

Master's Graduate

Shou Liu research on Data analysis and Machine Learning models.

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Chengkai Zhang

Master's Graduate

I received the B.Eng. in the interdisciplinary area of electrical engineering and computer science from the Hohai University, Nanjing, China. From July 2016 to October 2016, I was invited to join Prof. Huosheng Hu's Robotics research team as an academic visitor in the University of Essex, Colchester, UK. I am currently an AWS Certified Developer - Associate, and was honored with the University of Graduate Fellowship (UGF) by UBC in 2018. In 2018, I led a team which won the 2nd position award in 2017-2018 IEEE International "Sensor and Measurements" Student Contest. My research areas include Trajectory analysis, Cloud service development, IoT, Data-driven anomly detection.

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Uchenna Anyaoha

Master's Graduate

Uchenna Anyaoha received his B.Eng degree in Civil Engineering from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria. He is currently a research graduate student under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Zheng Liu with research interest in Machine Learning, IoT systems, Optimization and Predictive analysis.

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Yutong Jiao

Master's Graduate

Hi, I’m Yutong. I received my B.Eng degree in the Information Science and Technology Institute from Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China. Currently I'm a master student in the University of British Columbia. I’m now doing the water pipeline inspection project and also opensource platform project for medical clinic.

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Jing Lin

Master's Graduate

I obtained my B.Eng. from Jiangnan University in China and the major was automation. I am proficient in PLC and SCM for system control based on my undergraduate study. I proceeded my graduate study in UBCO since the September 2018 and my research fields are data migration, data analysis and machine learning.

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Wells Wang

Master's Graduate

Wells Wang research interest lies in Data Science, Data Visualization.

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Fangrui Liu

Master's Graduate

Fangrui recieved his B.Eng degree in Information Security from Beijing University of Technology, China. He is currently a M.A.Sc student at the University of British Columbia, supervised by Prof. Zheng Liu. His research interest is Computer Vision and Deep Learning.

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Meng Kang

Master's Graduate

I received my B.Eng degree in both Beijing University of Chemical Technology ,China and University of Detroit Mercy,US.I used to write algorithms for mobile robots and robot arms.Currently I am a M.A.Sc student at the University of British Columbia supervised by Dr.Zheng Liu

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Usama Ansari

Master's Graduate

I am a PhD student working on the Data Analysis and Machine Learning Algorithms. I like to work with raw data and extract knowledgeable information from it.

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Fang Shi

Master's Graduate

She received B.Eng in Electrical Engineering at Fuzhou University on 2016, and M.A.Sc in Electrical Engineering at UBCO on 2018. Her research interest includes ensemble learning and data mining.

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Visiting Professors

Ying Huang

Visiting Associate Professor

Huang Ying, associate professor, IEEE member, CCF senior member, CCF YOCSEF Chongqing AC member, senior member of Chongqing Institute of Electronics. In 2002 and 2012, he received a master's degree and a doctorate degree from Wuhan University and the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China respectively. From August 2017 to August 2018, he was a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia. The main research direction is image fusion and image quality assessment, etc., presided over 2 provincial and ministerial projects, mainly researched 4 national self-science funds, published more than 20 SCI and EI journal conference papers, and won the 5th China Cloud Computing Academic Conference Excellent 1 paper, 1 monograph published by Electronic Industry Press.

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Mingliang Gao

Visiting Associate Professor

Mingliang received his Ph.D.in communication and information systems from Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, in 2013. Currently, he is an associate professor in Shandong Univeristy of Technology, Shandong, China. He studied in UBCO from 2018.04 to 2019.04 as a visiting scholar cooperated with Prof. Zheng Liu. His main research interests include meta-heuristicoptimization,analysis of motion, and visua ltracking.

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Guofeng Zou

Visiting Associate Professor

Dr. Guofeng Zou research interest includes Data Analysis and Machine learning.

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Visiting Students

Qiwen Jin

Visiting Ph.D. Student

Qiwen Jin researches on computer vision and Machine Learning algorithms.

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Huan Liu

Visiting Ph.D. Student

My research interest lies in intelligent geophysical instrumentation, weak signal processing, data mining and machine learning applications with the focuses on weak magnetic detection and nondestructive testing.

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Lihua Jian

Visiting Ph.D. Student

I am currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in College of Electronics and Information Engineering from Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. My research interest includes computer vision and image processing.

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Xiaoli Zhao

Visiting Ph.D. Student

Xiaoli Zhao is a Ph.D. candidate in Southeast University, Nanjing, China. He is also as a visiting PhD. Student in the School of Engineering, the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada. His main research interest is electromechanical equipment intelligent monitoring and fault diagnosis, rehabilitation robot, artificial intelligence and signal processing.

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Siddhant Haldar

Visiting Undergraduate Student

I am an undergraduate stuudent pursuing a major in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from IIT Kharagpur, India. My research interests include the applications of deep learning in the field of computer vision.

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