Cheng-Lin Liu (刘成林) PhD, Professor

    中国科学院自动化研究所 副所长

    模式识别国家重点实验室 主 任

    Director, National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition (NLPR)

    Vice President, Institute of Automation of Chinese Academy of Sciences

    95 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190, P.R. China

    Tel: +86-10-8254-4797, Fax: +86-10-8254-4594

    Email: liucl AT nlpr.ia.ac.cn, chenglin.liu AT ia.ac.cn


Biosketch     Projects     Activities     Awards     Publications     Slides    Links

 

Biosketch

Cheng-Lin Liu received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering from Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, the M.E. degree in electronic engineering from Beijing Polytechnic University (currently Beijing University of Technology), Beijing, China, the Ph.D. degree in pattern recognition and intelligent control from the Institute of Automation of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, in 1989, 1992 and 1995, respectively. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and later at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology from March 1996 to March 1999. From 1999 to 2004, he was a research staff member and later a senior researcher at the Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. From 2005, he has been a Professor at the National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition (NLPR), Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, and is now the director of the laboratory.

His research interests include pattern recognition, image processing, neural networks, machine learning, and especially the applications to character recognition and document analysis. He has contributed many effective methods to different aspects of handwritten document analysis, including image pre-processing, page segmentation, feature extraction, classifier design, and character string recognition. His algorithms have yielded superior performance, and have been transferred to industrial applications including mail sorting, form processing and Web document retrieval. He has published over 200 technical papers at prestigious international journals and conferences, including IEEE T-PAMI, IJCV, Pattern Recognition, IEEE T-NNLS, IEEE T-IP, ICPR, ICDAR, CVPR, ICDM, AAAI and IJCAI. He won the IAPR/ICDAR Young Investigator Award of 2005, and received the Outstanding Youth Fund of NSFC in 2008. He is on the editorial board of journals Pattern Recognition, Image and Vision Computing, International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition, and Cognitive Computation.

 


Projects

Ongoing projects

1.         Brain-Inspired Learning of Neural Networks, Strategic Priority Research Program of the CAS (Grant XDA02060009), 2015-2017, PI.

2.    Analysis and Understanding of Document Images in Network Media (AUDINM), NSFC-ANR Project (Grant 61411136002), Jan. 2015-Dec. 2018, Co-PI (with Jean-Marc of University of La Rochelle).

 

Completed projects

1.        Advanced Technology for Pen-Based Memorandum Recognition and Understanding, supported by Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd., April 2005–March 2009, PI.

2.        High Accuracy Chinese Character Recognition Based on ECOC, NSFC (60543004), Jan. 2006–Dec. 2007, PI.

3.        Pattern Recognition Theory and Methods, Hundred Talents Program of the CAS, Jan. 2006–Dec. 2008, PI.

4.        Radical-Based Online Handwritten Chinese Character Recognition for Mobile Computing, supported by Microsoft Research Asia, April 2007–March 2008, PI.

5.        Information Fusion and Parameter Learning for Handwritten Character String Recognition, NSFC (60775004), Jan. 2008–Dec. 2010, PI.

6.        Video Caption Text Recognition, Beijing TVmining Tech Ltd., March 2011-March 2012, PI.

7.        Pattern Recognition Theory, Methods and Applications, Outstanding Youth Fund of NSFC (60825301), Jan. 2009—Dec. 2012, PI.

8.        Multimedia Recognition Technology Development for Renmin Search, Renmin Search Co Ltd., Feb. 2012—March 2013, PI.

9.        Recognition and Retrieval of Naturally Written Offline Chinese Handwritten Documents, Key Project of NSFC (60933010), Jan. 2010—Dec. 2013, PI.

10.    Sensory Data Computing and Understanding in Physical Space, National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) Grant 2012CB316302, Jan. 2012-August 2016, PI.

11.    Visual Perception and Semantic Computing, Strategic Priority Research Program of the CAS (Grant XDA06030300), 2012-2016, PI.

 


Activities

Editorial Board

Pattern Recognition Journal, Editorial Board Member (2010--), Area Editor (2017--)

Image and Vision Computing, Editorial Board Member (2008--)

Int. J. on Document Analysis and Recognition, Editorial Board Member (2011--)

Cognitive Computation (2015--)

Acta Automatica Sinica, Editorial Board Member (2011--), Associate Editor-in-Chief (2015--)

 

Conference Chairs

Program Co-Chair, 2008 Chinese Conference on Pattern Recognition (CCPR), Beijing, China

Program Co-Chair, First CJK Joint Workshop on Pattern Recognition (CJKPR), Nanjing, China, 2009

General Co-Chair, Second CJK Joint Workshop on Pattern Recognition (CJKPR), Fukuoka, Japan, 2010

Publicity Co-Chair, 11th Int. Conf. on Frontiers of Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR), Kolkata, India, 2010

Executive Chair, 11th Int. Conf. on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), Beijing, China, 2011

Organizing Chair, First Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR), Beijing, China, 2011

General Chair, 2012 Chinese Conference on Pattern Recognition (CCPR), Beijing, China

Program Co-Chair, Second Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR), Okinawa, 2013

Program Chair, 2014 Chinese Conference on Pattern Recognition (CCPR), Changsha, China

General Chair, 10th IAPR-TC15 Workshop on Graph-based Representations in Pattern Recognition (GbR2015), Beijing, China, May 13-15, 2015

General Co-Chair, 3rd Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR 2015), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 3-6, 2015.

Tutorial Chair, 12th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems (DAS2016), Santorini, April 11-14, 2016

General Chair, 15th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR2016), Shenzhen, China, October 23-26, 2016

General Chair, 8th International Conference on Brain-Inspired Cognitive Systems, Beijing, China, November 28-30, 2016

General Chair, 11th IAPR-TC15 Workshop on Graph-based Representations in Pattern Recognition (GbR2017), Anacapri, Italy, May 16-18, 2017

Publicity Chair, 14th Int. Conf. on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR 2017), Kyoto, Japan, 2017

 

Program Committee Members

9th Int. Workshop on Frontiers of Handwriting Recognition (IWFHR 2004), Tokyo, Japan

8th Int. Conf. on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR 2005), Seoul, Korea

IAPR Int. Workshop on Artificial Neural Networks in Pattern Recognition (ANNPR 2006), Gunzberg, Germany

10th Int. Workshop on Frontiers of Handwriting Recognition (IWFHR 2006), La Baule, France

9th Int. Conf. on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR 2007), Curitiba, Brazil

Int. Workshop on Computational Forensics (IWCF 2007), Manchester, UK

IAPR Int. Workshop on Artificial Neural Networks in Pattern Recognition (ANNPR 2008), Paris, France

Int. Workshop on Document Analysis Systems (DAS 2008), Nara, Japan

11th Int. Conf. on Frontiers of Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR 2008), Montreal, Canada

19th Int. Conf. on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2008), Tampa, Florida

10th Int. Conf. on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR 2009), Barcelona, Spain

IAPR Int. Workshop on Artificial Neural Networks in Pattern Recognition (ANNPR 2010), Cairo, Egypt

Int. Workshop on Document Analysis Systems (DAS 2010), Boston, MA

Int. Workshop on Document Analysis Systems (DAS 2012), Queensland, Australia

13th Int. Conf. on Frontiers of Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR 2012), Bari, Italy

21st Int. Conf. on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Tsukuba, Japan, 2012. Area Chair, Track 5: Document Analysis

11th Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV), Daejon, Korea, 2012.

9th IAPR-TC15 Workshop on Graph-based Representations for Pattern Recognition (GbR 2013), Vienna, Austria, 2013.

12th Int. Conf. on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR 2013), Washington D.C., USA

11th IAPR Int. Workshop on Document Analysis Systems (DAS 2014), Tours, France

14th Int. Conf. on Frontiers of Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR 2014), Crete Island, Greece

22nd Int. Conf. on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Stockholm, Sweden, 2014. Area Chair, Track 4: Document Analysis, Biometrics and Pattern Recognition Applications

10th Int. Conf. on Simulated Evolution and Learning (SEAL 2014), Dunedin, New Zealand, 2014

13th Int. Conf. on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR 2015), Nancy, France

NLPCC-ICCPOL 2016, Kunming, 2016

14th Int. Conf. on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR 2017), Kyoto, Japan, 2017, Area Chair

7th International Workshop on Camera Based Document Analysis and Recognition (CBDAR2017), Kyoto, Japan, 2017

Second International Conference on Intelligence Science (ICIS2017), Shanghai, China, 2017

 


Awards

1.    Excellent Dissertation Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1995

2.    Third-level Technical Award, Hitachi, Ltd., 2000

3.    First-level Technical Award, Hitachi, Ltd., 2001

4.    IAPR/ICDAR Young Investigator Award, Seoul, Korea, 2005

5.    Top Review 2008-2012, Pattern Recognition Letters, Elsevier

6.    Top Reviewer 2009, Image and Vision Computing Journal, Elsevier

7.    Best Poster Award, Da-Han Wang, Cheng-Lin Liu, Dynamic Text Line Segmentation for Real-Time Recognition of Chinese Handwritten sentences, 11th ICDAR, Beijing, China, 2011.

8.    ICDAR2013 Competition on Historical Newspaper Layout Analysis (HNLA2013), First Place, Kai Chen, Fei Yin, Cheng-Lin Liu

9.    ICDAR2013 Competition on Historical Book Recognition (HCR2013) Task: Layout Analysis, First Place, Kai Chen, Fei Yin, Cheng-Lin Liu

10.  ICFHR 2014 Competition on Handwritten Digit String Recognition in Challenging Datasets, First Place, Yi-Chao Wu, Fei Yin, Chang Zhong, Cheng-Lin Liu

11.  ICFHR2014 Best Poster Award, Yichao Wu, Fei Yin, Cheng-Lin Liu, Evaluation of geometric context models for handwritten numeral string recognition

12.  CAS ZhuLiYueHua Excellent Teacher Award, 2016

 

 


Publications

Google Scholar

List of Publications

 

 


Slides

 


Links

Pattern Analysis and Learning (PAL) Team, NLPR, CASIA

 

Updated 2017.04.02