Liu Named 2019 IBM Ph.D. Fellow

April 15, 2019

Third-year Ph.D. candidate Song Liu was selected for the 2019 IBM Fellowship program for his research on 3D body motion capture and multi-modal sensor-based smart systems.

Advised by Professor Tian He, Liu is working at the intersection of multi-modal robotic systems and internet-of-things. Currently, he is looking for ways to reduce the cost of Kinect-like systems by eliminating expensive infrared cameras.

Liu’s research has been recognized for its impact in both academia and industry. He was the recipient of the Best Paper Award at ACM Sensys 2017 and his light-aided 3D indoor localization approach is pending patent and attracting commercial interest. He hopes to bring his ground-breaking research, creativity, and curiosity to industry in the future.

“The most influential research should aim at the real needs of the society and the industry, and such research often proves to be the most valuable assets of our society,” said Liu.

IBM created the Ph.D. Fellowship program in the 1950's to recognize and support outstanding graduate students. The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study.

Please join CS&E in extending our congratulations to Song Liu. A complete list of this year’s fellows can be found on IBM Research’s website.

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