Dr Jian Liu

Dr Jian Liu


Dr. Jian Liu received his BS in Mathematics at Jilin University, MS in Fluid Physics at Peking University, China, and Ph.D. in mathematics from UCLA, USA, then worked as a Postdoc Fellow at CNRS, France, and University of Goettingen, Germany. He is currently a Lecturer of Neural Computation at the School of Computing, University of Leeds, UK. His research interests include fundamental questions of neural computation, computational neuroscience, and brain-inspired computation for artificial intelligence, as well as applications to robotics, medicine, and brain-machine interface. He has over 40 research papers published in Nature communications, eLife, Journal of neuroscience, PLoS computational biology, IEEE Transactions series, etc. His research has been funded by European Commission, UK Royal Society, UK Medical Research Council, and industrial partners.

Research interests

We are working on a wide range of topics related to neural computation, from neuroscience and medicine to brain-machine interface, robotic applications, and brain-inspired computing for artificial intelligence. See visit our Lab website for more information.

We are always looking for motivated researchers to join us as PhD students, Postdocs, and visiting fellows. 

We have a number of funded PhD and Postdoc positions available, please get in touch if you have an interest. Join us be part of ongoing projects with our worldwide collaborator. DM me if you have an interest. 

For PhD students, please refer to: https://sites.google.com/site/jiankliu/news

For Postdocs, please refer to: https://sites.google.com/site/jiankliu/join-us


<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD in Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • MS in Fluid Physics, Peking University, China
  • BS in Mathematics, Jilin University, China
<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>
    <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1159-a-computational-framework-of-associative-learning-and-memory-formation">A computational framework of associative learning and memory formation</a></li> <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1137-a-multilevel-computational-framework-for-brain-diseases">A multilevel computational framework for brain diseases</a></li> <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1138-a-theoretical-framework-of-multi-task-optimisation">A theoretical framework of multi-task optimisation</a></li> <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1136-brain-inspired-see-think-act-intelligent-machines">Brain-inspired See-Think-Act Intelligent Machines</a></li>