Lichuan Liu

Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
Engineering Building Room 342

Email: liu@niu.edu
Tel: 815-753-9937

Education

  • Ph.D. (2006) in Electrical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • B.S. (1995) and M.S. (1998) in Electrical Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Research Interests

Digital signal processing, real-time signal processing, adaptive noise control, wireless communications, wireless sensor networks

Work Experience

  • Department of Electrical Engineering, NIU (2007-present)
  • SeekTech Company (2006-2007)
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology (2001-2006)

Professional Associations and Honors

  • Faculty of the Year for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching," College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, NIU (2012)
  • Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, (IEEE), Senior Member (2011)
  • Sigma Xi, Full Member
  • NSF Fellowship for Summer Institute (2008)
  • IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Best Conference Paper Finalist, Washington, DC (August 2008)
  • NSF Fellowship for WISE (2008)
  • Who's Who in American Education (2007)
  • IEEE Sarnoff Symposium Best Student Poster (2005)
  • IEEE WOCC Best Student Paper Award (2005)
  • IEEE ISCNC Best Student Paper Finalist (2005)
  • Graduate Student Achievement Award, NJIT (2003)
  • CIE Presentation Contest Award (2002)

Selected Publications

  • L. Liu, "An Efficient Non-stationary Jammer Filtering Method for Spread Spectrum Conditioning," accepted for publication in the International Journal of Intelligent Control and Systems.
  • L. Liu and M. E, "Improve the positioning Accuracy for Wireless Sensor Nodes by Data Fusion," International Journal of Intelligent Control and Systems, Vol 16, No. 3, pp. 181-189, September 2011.
  • L. Liu, S. Kuo and K. Raghuathan, "An Audio Integrated Motorcycle Helmet," Low Frequency Noise, Vibration and Active Control Journal, Vol 29, No 3, pp. 161-170, September 2010.
  • L. Liu and H. Ge, "Differential Space-Time Block Coding Scheme and its Performance Study for Cooperative Relays in Wireless Sensor Networks," accepted for publication in EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing.
  • L. Liu, S. Kuo and K. Raghuathan, "Active Noise Control for Motorcycle Helmet," International Journal on Signal Processing, No. 2, pp. 103-108, June 2010.
  • S. Kuo, L. Liu and S. Gujjula, "Development and Application of Audio-Integrated ANC System for Infant Incubators," Noise Control Engineering Journal, Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 163-175, Mar-April 2010.
  • L. Liu, Z. Wang and M. Zhou, "Space-Time-Block-Code Based Cooperative Routing for Wireless Sensor Networks," International Journal of Intelligent Control and Systems, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 213-220, September 2009.
  • L. Liu S. Gujjula, P. Thanigai and S. Kuo, ``Still in Womb: Intrauterine Acoustic Embedded Active Noise Control for Infant Incubators,'' in Advances in Acoustics and Vibration, Special Issue on Active Noise Control, June, 2008, Article ID 495317.
  • Z. Wang, L. Liu, M. Zhou and N. Ansari, ``A Position-Based Clustering Technique for Ad-hoc Inter-vehicle Communication,'' IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics--Part C: Applications and Reviews, Vol. 38 No. 2, pp. 201--208, March 2008.
  • L. Liu, K. Beemanpally and S. Kuo, "Real-time experiments of ANC systems for infant incubator," Noise Control Engineering Journal, Vol. 60, No. 1, Jan-Feb, 2012.
  • Z. Wang, L. Liu and M. Zhou, “Space and Network Diversity Combination for Masked Node Collision Resolution in Wireless Adhoc Network," IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications, Vol. 6. No. 2.  pp. 478--485, February 2007.
  • L. Liu, Z. Wang and M. Zhou, "Energy-efficient Cooperative Routing for Wireless Sensor Networks Using Space-time Block Code," accepted to IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Montreal, Canada, October 2007.
  • Z. Wang, L. Liu, M. Zhou and N. Ansari,”A Position-Based Clustering Technique for Ad-hoc Inter-vehicle Communication," to be appeared in the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, andCyberneticsPart C: Applications and Reviews.
  • L. Liu and Z. Wang, “The Performance of Cooperative Relay Sensor Network Under the Equivalent Network Resources Requirement(invited)," in the International Workshop on Wireless Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks 2006, New York City, NY, June, 2006.
  • L. Liu, H. Ge and T. J. Ott, “Differential STBC Scheme for Cooperative Relays in Multi-hop Sensor Networks," in the IEEE Military Communication Conference 2005, Atlantic City, pp. 1-6, October 2005.
  • L. Liu and H. Ge, “Space-time Coding for Wireless Sensor Networks with Cooperative Routing Diversity," IEEE. Proc. Asilomar Conf. on Signal, System and Computers, Pacific Grove, pp. 1271-1275, Nov. 2004.

Research contracts and Grants

  • Lichuan Liu (PI), Sen M. Kuo (Co-PI) (Northern Illinois University). A "New Hearing Impairment Prevention and Monitoring System for Incubator Newborns," Gerber Foundation, July 2011 to June 2012.
  • Lichuan Liu (PI), "Designing the Female-Friendly 'Introduction to Engineering Course' for Expanding Women's Opportunities in Engineering," Engineering Information Foundation, July 2011 to June 2012.
  • Lichuan Liu (PI), "Designing the Algorithm for SRC Motors," LuStone Tech. Inc., April 2011 to December 2011.
  • Lichuan Liu (PI), "Virtual Sensing Techniques and Its Application," NIU Summer Research and Artistry Grant. May 2010 to Aug 2010.
  • Lichuan Liu (PI), "Virtual Sensing Techniques for Active Noise Control," NIU Summer Research and Artistry Grant, May 2009 to Aug 2009.

Patent

  • Lichuan, Liu, "Method and system for wireless positioning and location determination," USSN Provisional 61/060,897-Filed 6-12-08 (Pending)

Other Significant Projects/Interests

Digital signal processing, real-time signal processing, adaptive noise control, wireless communications, wireless sensor networks

 

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