Dr Jian Liu

Dr Jian Liu


Dr Jian Liu received his Ph.D. in mathematics from UCLA, USA, then worked as Postdoc Fellow at CNRS, France, and University of Goettingen, Germany. After taking positions at Institute for Theoretical Computer Science, TU Graz, Austria and Centre for Systems Neuroscience, University of Leicester, UK, 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 50 research papers published in Nature Communications, eLife, Journal of Neuroscience, PLoS Computational Biology, IEEE Transactions series, and conferences of NeurIPS/AAAI. His research was 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, virtual reality, and brain-inspired computing for artificial intelligence. Visit our Lab website for more information.

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  • PhD in Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Current postgraduate researchers

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