Liming Xu

Research Associate


Dr Liming Xu is a Research Associate within the Manufacturing Analytics Group (MAG) of the Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory (DIAL), at the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. Currently he works with Dr Alexandra Brintrup in the Pitch-in project of demonstrating the feasibility of autonomous supply chain with IoT. This project aims to develop an integrated platform for showcasing how the multi-agent technologies and internet of things (IoT) can be combined together to achieve supply chain automation, with emphases on designing suitable agent architecture and improving the Technology Readiness Levels (TRL). Before moving to Cambridge, Liming did his PhD in computer science at the University of Nottingham, working in a multidisciplinary project about Artcode detection with the supervision of Prof Steve Benford (human-computer interaction), Dr Andrew French (computer vision) and Dr Dave Towey (software engineering). Through his PhD’s training in working within a multidisciplinary team, Liming has trained the necessary skills to deal with the complex problems that needs knowledge from many areas of computer science, such as image processing, human-computer interaction, software engineering, computer vision, IoT, database and web development.



L Xu, D Towey, AP French, S Benford, ZQ Zhou, TY Chen, Enhancing supervised classifications with metamorphic relations, 2018 IEEE/ACM 3rd International Workshop on Metamorphic Testing (MET), pp. 46-53.


L Xu, AP French, D Towey, S Benford, Recognizing the Presence of Hidden Visual Markers in Digital Images, The 25th ACM Conference on Multimedia (Thematic Workshop), Mountain View, CA, USA, Oct 23 - 27, 2017.


S Benford, A Hazzard, and L Xu. The carolan guitar: a thing that tells its own story". In interactions 22.3, April 2016, pp. 64-66.


S Benford, A Hazzard, A Chamberlain, and L Xu. Augmenting a guitar with its digital footprint". In Proceedings of International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME'15). Louisiana, USA, June 2015.


S Benford, A Hazzard, A Chamberlain, K Glover, C Greenhalgh, L Xu, M Hoare, and D Darzentas. Accountable artefacts: the case of the Carolan guitar". In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computer Systems (CHI'16). ACM. San Jose, CA, USA, July 2016, pp. 1163-1175.

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