Qiong Liu



Office Address:
FX Palo Alto Laboratory
3400 Hillview Avenue, Bldg. 4
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: (650)-813-6957

Email:



Education

·        Ph.D., May 2001, Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  GPA: 3.961/4.0.

·        M.S., March 1992, Department of Precision Instrument, College of Engineering, Tsinghua University (Beijing, China).  GPA: 92/100.

·        B.S., September 1989, Department of Scientific Instrument, College of Engineering, Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China).  GPA: 89/100.

 

Research Interests:

·        One of my research interests is to develop software and hardware that can facilitate immersive conferencing.  To facilitate new people-centric work styles, Immersive Conferencing research is central to the vision of the Open Office Frontier. As broadband and high-performance computing become ubiquitous, we hope to identify directions and technologies that will support future information investment and inter-office collaboration. With this vision in mind, I am working on a hybrid camera system that combines the high resolution of an optomechanical video camera with the wide field of view always available from a panoramic camera. The control system integrates requests from multiple users so that each controls a virtual camera. The control system seamlessly integrates manual and fully automatic control. It supports a range of options from untended automatic to full manual control.  The system can also learn control strategies from user requests. Additionally, the panoramic view is always available for an intuitive interface, and objects are never out of view regardless of the zoom factor.  Besides my current projects at FXPAL, I spent two summers in Microsoft Research to develop an automatic camera management system that can automatically record and edit class/seminar videos.  Research work involved in that system appeared as headline news on MSR homepage.  Related paper of that research project got nominated for best paper award in ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Multimedia 2001 Conference.

·        I am also interested in developing systems that can facilitate natural human-computer interaction.  I propose a novel framework for natural human-computer interaction in my thesis research project.  In this project, a multisensory mobile robot is used as the interface for human-computer interaction, and spoken language is taught to the computer through natural human-robot interaction.  Different from state-of-the-art speech recognizers, our approach associates speech patterns directly with sensory inputs of the robot.  This approach allows our system to learn multilingual speech patterns online.  Further investigation of this project will include human-computer interaction that involves more modalities, and applications that use the proposed idea to train home appliances.

 

Research Experience

·        Senior Research Scientist, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, April 2001 – present.  My research work here is to generate, capture, index, browse and retrieve digital media. The goal is to make audiovisual media as easy to use as text. The research emphasis is on informal media, such as raw video shot at conferences and trade shows, videotaped meetings, lectures, and presentations, and handwritten and audio notes.

·        Research Assistant, Image Formation and Processing Group, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997 – April 2001.  For my thesis research, I develop software, hardware, and algorithms for a multisensory mobile-robot learning system.  This learning system can learn short-time audio inputs online.   According to what the robot learns, the robot can respond to its audio inputs.  These short-time audio inputs can be multi-language speech utterances, such as English, Chinese, or Japanese.  At this time, the robot cannot learn long sequences, such as speech sentences.  We are now extending our work to long-sequence learning and recognition.  Besides the research on audio learning, I also spend some time on computer vision research.  We believe that audio and vision inputs are equally important for the robot to understand its outside world.  Demos of these researches can be found at: http://www.fxpal.com/people/liu/research.html.

·        Summer Research Internship, Collaborative and Multimedia Group, Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington, Summer 1999 and Summer 2000.  At Microsoft Research, I develop an intelligent camera management system.  The goal of this research is to automate video shooting in a conference room or a classroom.  The camera is automated (automatically targeted at the speaker or the audience, properly zoomed, and focused) using audio and vision techniques.  It has been used to record lectures without human supervision in a Microsoft Research lecture room.  The performance is comparable to human camera operators. Four MS studio video-directors rated the auto-recorded video as the best computer-produced lecture video they have seen.  To see the demos, please check http://www.fxpal.com/people/liu/research.html.

·        Research Assistant, VLSI CAD Group, Computer Science Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996 - 1997.

·        Electrical Engineer, Experimental Music Studio, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995 - 1997.

·        Research Assistant, Machine Vision Lab, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994 - 1996.

·        Electrical Engineer, Media Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994 - 1995.

·        Electrical Engineer, Beijing Hi-Tech Optical Disk Company, 1993 - 1994.

·        Electrical Engineer, Beijing Metallurgical Equipment Research Center, 1992 - 1993.

Papers:

·        Framework for effective use of multiple displays
Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, Frank Zhao, and Jeffrey Huang
Proceedings of SPIE International Symposium ITCom 2005 on Multimedia Systems and Applications VIII, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, October 2005. Available as Abstract, PDF (537 KB)

·        The Convertible Podium: A rich media teaching tool for next-generation classrooms
Maribeth Back, Surapong Lertsithichai, Patrick Chiu, John Boreczky, Jonathan Foote, Don Kimber, Qiong Liu, Frank Zhao, and Takashi Matsumoto
Paper presented at SIGGRAPH 2005, Los Angeles., September 29, 2005
[Abstract]

·        The Convertible Podium: a rich media control station
Maribeth Back, Surapong Lertsithichai, Patrick Chiu, Jonathan Foote, John Boreczky, Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, and Frank Zhao
Short presentation in UbiComp 2005 workshop in Tokyo, Japan. , September 11, 2005
[Abstract]

·        AN ONLINE VIDEO COMPOSITION SYSTEM
Qiong Liu, Xiaojin Shi, Don Kimber, Frank Zhao, and Frank Raab
IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo July 6-8, 2005, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  Available as Abstract, PDF (146 KB)

·        Reach-Through-the-Screen: A New Metaphor for Remote Collaboration
Jonathan Foote, Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, Patrick Chiu, and Frank Zhao
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science - Advances in Multimedia Information Processing, Proc. PCM 2004 5th Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, Tokyo, Japan Aizawa, K., Nakamura,%, December 1, 2004
[Abstract, PDF (923 KB)]

·        An EPIC Enhanced Meeting Environment
Qiong Liu, Frank Zhao, John Doherty, and Don Kimber
Proc. of ACM Multimedia 2004, October 10, 2004, October 10, 2004
[Abstract, PDF (155 KB)]

·        A Web Based Multi-display Presentation System
Frank Zhao, and Qiong Liu
Proc. of ACM Multimedia 2004, October 10, 2004, October 10, 2004
[Abstract, PDF (418 KB)]

·        A Presentation Authoring Tool for Media Devices Distributed Environments
Hangjin Zhang, Qiong Liu, Surapong Lertsithichai, Chunyuan Liao, and Don Kimber
Proceedings of 2004 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2004)., June 27, 2004
[Abstract, PDF (269 KB)]

·        A Tele-robot Assistant for Remote Environment Management
Chunyuan Liao, Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, and Surapong Lertsithichai
Proceedings of 2004 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2004)., June 27, 2004
[Abstract, PDF (256 KB)]

·        Stained-Glass Visualization for Highly Condensed Video Summaries
Patrick Chiu, Andreas Girgensohn, and Qiong Liu
Proceedings of 2004 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2004)., June 27, 2004
[Abstract, PDF (433 KB)]

·        Immersive Conferencing Directions at FX Palo Alto Laboratory
Jonathan Foote, Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, and Patrick Chiu
JOINT AMI/PASCAL/IM2/M4 Workshop on Multimodal Interaction and Related Machine Learning Algorithms (6/22/2004) Available as Abstract, PDF (1242 KB)

·        Shared Interactive Video for Teleconferencing
Chunyuan Liao, Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, Patrick Chiu, Jonathan Foote, and Lynn Wilcox
Proc. ACM Multimedia 2003, pp. 546-554 , November 2, 2003
[Abstract]

·        LEARNING AUTOMATIC VIDEO CAPTURE FROM HUMAN'S CAMERA OPERATIONS
Qiong Liu, and Don Kimber
Proc. IEEE Intl. Conf. on Image Processing , September 14, 2003
[Abstract, PDF (533 KB)]

·        Manipulating and annotating slides in a multi-display environment
Patrick Chiu, Qiong Liu, John Boreczky, Jonathan Foote, Tohru Fuse, Don Kimber, Surapong Lertsithichai, and Chunyuan Liao
Proceedings of INTERACT '03, pp. 583-590., September 1, 2003
[Abstract, PDF (474 KB)]

·        MULTICHANNEL VIDEO/AUDIO ACQUISITION FOR IMMERSIVE CONFERENCING
Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, Jonathan Foote, and Chunyuan Liao
2003 International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, July 6, 2003
[Abstract, PDF (119 KB)]

·        FLYSPEC: A Multi-User Video Camera System with Hybrid Human and Automatic Control
Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, Jonathan Foote, Lynn Wilcox, and John Boreczky
ACM Multimedia 2002, December 1, 2002
[Abstract, PDF (716 KB)]

·        MANAGING A CAMERA SYSTEM TO SERVE DIFFERENT VIDEO REQUESTS
Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, Lynn Wilcox, Matthew Cooper, Jonathan Foote, and John Boreczky
IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo 2002, August 26, 2002
[Abstract, PDF (435 KB)]

·        Capturing and Presenting Shared Multi-Resolution Video
Don Kimber, Qiong Liu, Jonathan Foote, and Lynn Wilcox
SPIE ITCOM 2002, July 31, 2002
[Abstract, PDF (593 KB)]

·        Building an Intelligent Camera Management System
Y Rui, L He, A Gupta, and Qiong Liu
Proceedings of ACM Multimedia 2001, Ottawa, Canada, Oct. 5, 2001., October 5, 2001

·        On Building Automatic Camera-Management System for Online Lecture Broadcast
Qiong Liu
In Proceedings of Conference on Modeling and Design of Wireless Networks (ITCOM2001), Denver, Colorado, August 23-24 August 2001., August 23, 2001

·        SPOKEN LANGUAGE ACQUISITION VIA HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION
Qiong Liu, T S. Huang, Y Wu, and S E. Levinson
Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME2001), Tokyo, Japan, August 22-25, 2001., August 22, 2001

·        How to Teach Speech to an Autonomous Robot through Human-Robot Interaction
Qiong Liu, S E. Levinson, Y Wu, and T S. Huang
Proceedings of the 5th world multi-conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, vol. III, pp. 34 - 39, Orlando, Florida, USA, July 22 - 25, 2001., July 22, 2001

·        Robot Speech Learning via Entropy Guided LVQ and Memory Association
Qiong Liu, S E. Levinson, Y Wu, and T S. Huang
Proceedings of the INNS-IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, vol. 3, pp. 2176 - 2181, Washington DC., July 14-19, 2001., July 14, 2001

·        Automating Camera Management for Lecture Room Environments
Qiong Liu, Y Rui, A Gupta, and J Cadiz
Proceedings of ACM CHI2001, vol. 3, pp. 442 - 449, Seattle, Washington, USA, March 31 - April 5, 2001., April 5, 2001

·        Q. Liu, S. E. Levinson, Y. Wu, T. S. Huang.  "Interactive and Incremental Learning via a Mixture of Supervised and Unsupervised Learning Strategies".  Proceedings of the Fifth Joint Conference on Information Sciences, vol. 1, pp. 555-558.  Atlantic City, NJ, U.S.A., February 27-March 3, 2000.

·        S. E. Levinson, Q. Liu, C. Dodsworth, R. Lin, W. Zhu, M. Kleffner.  "The Role of Sensorimotor Function, Associative Memory and Reinforcement Learning in Automatic Acquisition of Spoken Language by an Autonomous Robot".  Proceedings of the NSF/DARPA Workshop on Development and LearningEast Lansing, MI, U.S.A., April 5-7, 2000.

·        Y. Wu, Q. Liu and T. S. Huang.  "Tracking, Analyzing and Recognizing Gesture Commands".  Proceedings of ARL 2000 SymposiumMaryland, March 2000.

·        Y. Wu, Q. Liu, T. S. Huang.  "An Adaptive Self-Organizing Color Segmentation Algorithm with Application to Robust Real-Time Human Hand Localization".  Proceedings of the Fourth Asian Conference on Computer Vision, pp.1106-1111.  Taipei, Taiwan, January 2000.

·        Y. Wu, Q. Liu, T. S. Huang.  "Robust Real-Time Human Hand Localization by Self-Organization Color Segmentation". Proceedings of the International Workshop on Recognition, Analysis, and Tracking of Faces and Gestures in Real-Time Systems (RATFG-RTS'99)Corfu, Greece, September 1999.

·        Q. Liu, Y. Rui, T. S. Huang, S. E. Levinson.  "Video Sequence Learning and Recognition via Dynamic SOM". Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Image ProcessingKobe, Japan, October 24-28, 1999.

·        Q. Liu, S. Ray, S. E. Levinson, T. S. Huang, J. Huang.  "Temporal Sequence Learning and Recognition with Dynamic SOM".  Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, vol. 5, pp. 2970-2975.  Washington DC, U.S.A., July 10-16, 1999.

·        Q. Liu, C. Lansing, T. S. Huang.  "Facial Motion Tracking from Fine to Coarse". Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, vol. 1, pp. 725 - 728.  Brisbane, Australia, August 16-20, 1998.

 

Patents and Invention Proposals:

·        IP-05-007: An Immersive User Interface for Analyzing and Monitoring Videos from Multiple Cameras
Inventors: Hanning Zhou, Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, Matthew Cooper, and Lynn Wilcox
Keywords: video surveillance, 3D visualization, GMM, MDS, background subtraction, alpha blending
Status:
Application Filed.

·        IP-05-007B: System and Method for User Monitoring Interface of 3D Videos
Inventors: Hanning Zhou, Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, Matthew Cooper, and Lynn Wilcox
Keywords: 3D virtual environment, user interface, video surveillance
Status:
Application Filed.

·        IP-04-009: Mediated Meeting Interaction for Teleconferencing
Inventors: Don Kimber, Kazumasa Murai, John Doherty, Jonathan Foote, and Qiong Liu
Keywords: videoconferencing, turn-taking, latency
Status:
Application Filed.

·        IP-04-006: An Algorithm for Finding Regions of Interest in Photos and Images with Applications to Stained-Glass Collages and Pan-and-Scan
Inventors: Patrick Chiu, Qiong Liu, and Andreas Girgensohn
Keywords: image analysis, photo applications, interactive media, Stained-Glass, Pan-and-Scan, Rich Media Organizer
Status:
Application Filed.

·        IP-04-006B: Determining Regions of Interest in Synthetic Images
Inventors: Patrick Chiu, Qiong Liu, and Andreas Girgensohn
Keywords: image analysis, slide applications, interactive media, Stained-Glass, Pan-and-Scan, Rich Media Organizer, FXViewer
Status:
Application Filed.

·        IP-04-001: Computer Assisted Presentation Authoring for Enhanced Multimedia Venues
Inventors: Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, Frank Zhao, Surapong Lertsithichai, and Jonathan Foote
Keywords: Computer Assisted Presentation Authoring, Multimedia Venues, Presentation Authoring, Rich Media Presentation
Status:
Application Filed.

·        IP-03-019: A Convertible Podium System
Inventors: Surapong Lertsithichai, Jonathan Foote, Patrick Chiu, Qiong Liu, and Don Kimber
Keywords: immersive, podium, convertible, multifunction
Status:
Application Filed.

·        IP-03-018: Stained-Glass Visualization for Highly Condensed Summarization of Videos and Images
Inventors: Patrick Chiu, Andreas Girgensohn, and Qiong Liu
Keywords: Stained-Glass, Video summarization, Information Visualization
Status:
Application Filed.

·        IP-03-018B: Stained-Glass Visualization for Highly Condensed Summarization of Videos and Images (split)
Inventors: Patrick Chiu, Andreas Girgensohn, and Qiong Liu
Keywords: Stained-Glass, Video summarization, Information Visualization
Status:
Application Filed.

·        IP-03-009: Methods For Presentation Authoring In A Media Device Distributed Environment
Inventors: Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, Patrick Chiu, Surapong Lertsithichai, and Chunyuan Liao
Keywords: Presentation Authoring, Rich Media Presentation
Status:
Application Filed.

·        IP-02-015: ADO: An Audio Device Organizer
Inventors: Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, Jonathan Foote, Chunyuan Liao, and John Adcock
Keywords: Audio Device Management, Two-way Audio Communicati
Status:
Application Filed.

·        IP-02-014: VETCH: a Video Enabled Tele-presence Control Host
Inventors: Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, Jonathan Foote, Chunyuan Liao, Patrick Chiu, and Lynn Wilcox
Keywords: Human Computer Interface, Equipment Control, Tele-
Status:
Application Filed.

·        IP-02-013: Capturing and Presenting Shared Multi-Resolution Video
Inventors: Don Kimber, Qiong Liu, Jonathan Foote, Lynn Wilcox, and Hai Tao
Keywords: Collaborative and automatic camera control, panora
Status:
Patent issued.

·        IP-02-008: Telepresence system for videoconferencing
Inventors: Jonathan Foote, John Adcock, and Qiong Liu
Keywords: immersive conferencing
Status:
Application Filed.

·        IP-02-004: ModSlideShow: A Slide Presentation System for Peer-to-Peer Modular Displays with a Gestural Interaction Technique
Inventors: Patrick Chiu, Qiong Liu, and John Boreczky
Keywords: slide presentation application, gesture interface;
Status:
Application Filed.

·        IP-01-018: Systems and Methods for Remote Control of Multiple Displays and Devices
Inventors: Jonathan Foote, Qiong Liu, Matthew Cooper, and John Boreczky
Keywords: Kumo teleconferencing smart rooms
Status:
Application Filed.

·        IP-01-016: Video Production Through Collaborative Control of FlySPECs
Inventors: Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, Lynn Wilcox, Shingo Uchihashi, Jonathan Foote, Patrick Chiu, and John Boreczky
Keywords: Camera control, collaborative camera control; coll
Status:
Patent 6839067 issued.

·        IP-01-014: MediaMarker: Bookmarking Live and Recorded Multimedia Documents
Inventors: Patrick Chiu, Laurent Denoue, Tohru Fuse, Qiong Liu, and Lynn Wilcox
Keywords: multimedia bookmarks, multimedia documents; meetin
Files: Invention Proposal
View Details ( Update ) | Assessment: 10/17/2001 rated | Status:
Application Filed

·        Y. Rui, A. Gupta, Q. Liu. “AUTOMATED VIDEO PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND METHOD USING EXPERT VIDEO PRODUCTION RULES FOR ONLINE PUBLISHING OF LECTURES”.  MSFT Matter No. 158340.1.  Attorney Docket No. MCS-071-00. Status: Patent issued.

 

Extra Technical Reports

·        FXPAL-TR-05-032: Evaluation and Analysis of ePic with Suggestions for Redesign
Pernilla Qvarfordt, Qiong Liu, and Frank Zhao (9/28/2005)

·        FXPAL-TR-05-023: IMSPECT: An Immersive Video Surveillance System
Hanning Zhou, Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, Matthew Cooper, and Lynn Wilcox (9/6/2005)

·        FXPAL-TR-05-006: ePic 2.3E Web Presentation User Guide
Frank Zhao, and Qiong Liu (5/4/2005)

·        FXPAL-TR-05-005: ePic 2.3E Personal Edition User Manual
Frank Zhao, and Qiong Liu (5/4/2005)

·        FXPAL-TR-05-004: ePic 2.3E Personal Edition Installation Guide
Frank Zhao, and Qiong Liu (5/4/2005)

·        FXPAL-TR-04-048: Finding Regions of Interest in Photos and Images with Applications to Stained-Glass Collages and Pan-and-Scan
Patrick Chiu, Qiong Liu, and Andreas Girgensohn (3/17/2005)

·        FXPAL-TR-04-047: Rethinking the Podium: An integrated design for tangible control of rich media in next-generation conference rooms
Maribeth Back, Surapong Lertsithichai, Patrick Chiu, Jonathan Foote, Don Kimber, John Boreczky, Qiong Liu, Frank Zhao, and Takashi Matsumoto (3/17/2005)

·        FXPAL-TR-04-041: A Web Based Multi-display Presentation System
Frank Zhao, and Qiong Liu (2/14/2005)

·        FXPAL-TR-04-040: COMPUTER ASSISTED PRESENTATION AUTHORING FOR ENHANCED MULTIMEDIA VENUES
Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, and Frank Zhao (2/11/2005)

·        FXPAL-TR-04-039: AN ONLINE VIDEO COMPOSITION SYSTEM
Qiong Liu, Xiaojin Shi, Don Kimber, and Frank Zhao (2/11/2005)

·        FXPAL-TR-04-026: ePic 1.0 Design Description
Frank Zhao, and Qiong Liu (9/20/2004)

·        FXPAL-TR-04-021: Meeting Support Using Interactive Images and Video
Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, Frank Zhao, Patrick Chiu, Jonathan Foote, Lynn Wilcox, Xiaojin Shi, Chunyuan Liao, and Hangjin Zhang (9/2/2004)

·        FXPAL-TR-04-010: An EPIC Enhanced Meeting Environment
Qiong Liu, Frank Zhao, John Doherty, and Don Kimber (7/7/2004)

·        FXPAL-TR-04-009: Computer Assisted Presentation Authoring for Enhanced Multimedia Venues
Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, Frank Zhao, Surapong Lertsithichai, and Jonathan Foote (7/7/2004)

·        FXPAL-TR-04-004: FX Palo Alto Laboratory: Shaping the Office of the Future
Andreas Girgensohn, Elizabeth Churchill, Laurent Denoue, Jonathan Foote, Gene Golovchinsky, David Hilbert, Candy Kamm, Qiong Liu, Livia Polanyi, Eleanor Rieffel, and Lynn Wilcox (4/21/2004)

·        FXPAL-TR-03-035: PreAuthor Technical Reference
Qiong Liu, Jonathan Foote, Surapong Lertsithichai, and Don Kimber (10/7/2003)

·        FXPAL-TR-03-034: PreAuthor User Guide
Qiong Liu, Jonathan Foote, Surapong Lertsithichai, and Don Kimber (9/29/2003)

·        FXPAL-TR-03-012: Shared Interactive Video for Teleconferencing
Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, Patrick Chiu, Chunyuan Liao, Jonathan Foote, and Lynn Wilcox (4/14/2003)

·        FXPAL-TR-03-011: FLYMEDIA : AN INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA CONFERENCING SYSTEM
Chunyuan Liao, Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, Jonathan Foote, and Lynn Wilcox (4/7/2003)

·        FXPAL-TR-02-067: MULTICHANNEL VIDEO/AUDIO ACQUISITION FOR IMMERSIVE CONFERENCING
Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, Jonathan Foote, and Chunyuan Liao (2/3/2003)

·        FXPAL-TR-02-064: Manipulating and Annotating Slides in a Multi-Display Environment
Patrick Chiu, Qiong Liu, John Boreczky, Jonathan Foote, Tohru Fuse, Don Kimber, Surapong Lertsithichai, and Chunyuan Liao (1/28/2003)

·        FXPAL-TR-02-059: LEARNING AUTOMATIC VIDEO CAPTURE FROM HUMAN’S CAMERA OPERATIONS
Qiong Liu, and Don Kimber (1/8/2003)

·        FXPAL-TR-02-043: MANAGING A CAMERA SYSTEM TO SERVE DIFFERENT VIDEO REQUESTS
Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, Lynn Wilcox, Matthew Cooper, Jonathan Foote, and John Boreczky (9/10/2002)

·        FXPAL-TR-02-017: Capturing and Presenting Shared Multi-Resolution Video
Don Kimber, Qiong Liu, Jonathan Foote, and Lynn Wilcox (5/15/2002)

·        FXPAL-TR-02-016: FLYSPEC: A Multi-User Video Camera System with Hybrid Human and Automatic Control
Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, Jonathan Foote, Lynn Wilcox, and John Boreczky (5/13/2002)

·        FXPAL-TR-02-003: COORDINATING USER'S VIDEO REQUESTS FOR FLYSPEC CONTROL
Qiong Liu, Lynn Wilcox, John Boreczky, Jonathan Foote, and Matthew Cooper (3/19/2002)

·        FXPAL-TR-01-045: FlySPEC: a Spot Enhanced Panoramic Camera that Can Facilitate Tele-service, Online-sales, Surveillance, Videoconferences and the Video Production of Seminars, Lectures, and Sport s Games
Qiong Liu, Don Kimber, Lynn Wilcox, Shingo Uchihashi, Jonathan Foote, Patrick Chiu, and John Boreczky (10/1/2001)

·        Q. Liu, Y. Rui, A. Gupta, J. Cadiz.  “Automating Camera Management for Lecture Room Environments”.  Technical Report 00-90, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA.  http://www.research.microsoft.com/coet/Camera/TRs/00-90.pdf

 

Invited Talks:

·        Q. Liu.  ePic – Meeting Support Using Interactive Image/Video Canvas”.  Presented at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University,  Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., October 25th, 2005.

·        Q. Liu.  Shared Interactive Video and Its Meeting Applications”.  Presented at Xerox PARC, Palo Alto, CA, U.S.A., January 26th, 2004.

·        Q. Liu. “How to Teach a Multisensory Mobile Robot to Understand Human Speech”.  Presented in the College of Engineering Research Seminar at University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, U.S.A., November 29th, 2001.

·        Q. Liu, Y. Wu, S. E. Levinson, T. S. Huang.  “SVM Guided Nearest Neighbor Rule Classifier”. Presented in the NIPS'99 Support Vector Machines Workshop.  Breckenridge, CO, U.S.A., December 2-4th, 1999.

 

Research Projects:

·        Immersive Conferencing

·        Interactive and Incremental Learning via a Multisensory Mobile Robot

·        Intelligent Camera Management

·        Color Tracking by Adaptive SOM

·        Face Movement Tracking with Gabor Jets

 

Research Advisors: Thomas Huang & Stephen Levinson.

 

References

Reference letters will be provided upon request.


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