Associate Professor
Director of International
School of Computer Science & Informatics
Cardiff University
Queen's Buildings, 5 The Parade, Cardiff, CF24 3AA, UK
E-mail: Hantao dot Liu at cs dot cardiff dot ac dot uk

About me
I graduated from The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom with a master’s thesis on computer vision and signal processing. I subsequently worked in the Department of Computer Science at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands for my PhD on image computing and human visual perception. My PhD research was funded by Philips Research Laboratories (Visual Experiences). After my PhD, I led a research project funded by Philips Healthcare (Medical Systems). I am a founder member of the Delft Image Quality Lab. Since 2006, I have been working closely with industry to develop next generation image and video technologies.

Academic leadership
Chair – IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee, Interest Group on Quality of Experience for Multimedia Communications
Committee Member – Society for Information Display (SID), United Kingdom and Ireland Chapter
Associate Editor – IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
Associate Editor – IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems
Associate Editor – Signal Processing: Image Communication (Elsevier)
Associate Editor – Neurocomputing (Elsevier)
Associate Editor – Signal, Image and Video Processing (Springer)
Area Chair (Technical Program Committee) – IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), 2015-2017
Member (Technical Program Committee) – IEEE International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX), 2012-2017

Signal Processing: Image Communication – Impact Factor: 2.244

Teaching @ Cardiff University
Module Leader – Data Processing and Visualisation (undergraduate)
Module Leader – Human Centric Computing (postgraduate)

Research interests
My research interests sit at the intersection of visual signal processing, computer vision, machine learning, human perception and human-computer interaction. I strive to understand the fundamental principles of human aspects and computing and their two-way interactions.
Visual Experience Computing
I am interested in how humans perceive visual information and developing computational models of visual perception. I am interested in image processing and machine vision systems that have the skills of perceptual intelligence, helping people make decisions or improving their experiences.
Perceptual Image and Video Processing
I am interested in biologically motivated visual models and integrating the perceptual elements with image and video processing algorithms. I am interested in perceptually optimised image and video engineering applications that benefit from the use of quantitative visual models.
Eye Movements and Saliency Modelling
I am interested in eye movements and computational saliency models. I am interested in integrating aspects of human visual attention with imaging and computer vision systems.

Book – Modeling Perceived Quality for Imaging Applications (ISBN 978-94-91211-72-0. Copyright © 2011)