Liming Xu

Research Assistant

Liming Xu is a Research Assistant (Associate after officially getting PhD degree) in the Distributed Information and Automation Lab (DIAL) at the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. Currently he is also a final-year PhD student (finished PhD thesis writing-up) within the International Doctoral Innovation Centre (UNNC) and the Mixed Reality Lab (UNUK) at the University of Nottingham, under the supervision of a multidisciplinary team (Dr Dave Towey (Software Engineering), Prof Steve Benford (Human-Computer Interaction), and Dr Andrew French (Computer Vision)). Liming obtained his Master degree in Computer Science (data management) from Hohai University, China, before joining University of Nottingham as a PhD student in 2013. Liming’s PhD is about Artcode, a project hosted at the Mixed Reality Lab of the University of Nottingham, which brings the techniques and concepts from human-computer Interaction, image processing and computer vision together to deal with the problem of discovering Artcodes. Before that, Liming’s research is about data management. Has worked in many areas of computer science and within multidisciplinary research team, Liming has gained the necessary skills to deal with the complex problems that need knowledge from many areas of computer science, such as database, human-computer interaction, software engineering, image processing, computer vision, and IoT.




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.


S Benford, A Hazzard, A Chamberlain, K Glover, C Greenhalgh, L Xu, M

Hoare, and D Darzentas. Experiencing the carolan guitar". In Proceedings of the 2016

CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computer Systems CHI'16

Extended abstract. ACM. 2016, pp. 3651-3654.


J Feng, Z Tang, M Wei, L Xu. HQ-tree: a distributed spatial index based on

Hadoop". In China Communications, 2014, 11(7):128-141.


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