Ying Ingrid Liu, PhD

Computer Science Department and ITWeb Department

Office: Amos Eaton 134

Email: liuy24@.rpi.edu

Computer Science Department
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, New York 12180-3590


I am a lecturer with both the Computer Science department and the Information Technology and Web Science Department at RPI since 2013. Previously, I had over 20-years' experience as a research scientist, a system engineer, a senior software developer, and a business analyst at Virginia Tech, Phoenix Integration, Pearson Educational Measurement, Rockwell Collins, and Electronic Data Systems Corporation respectively.

Research Interest

Web development; software engineering; signal and image processing; programming; information system; computer organization.


  • CSCI_2500 Computer Organization
       Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014
  • CSCI_1190 Beginning Programming for Engineers
       Spring 2015, Fall 2015
  • ITWS-6963 Software Development
       Fall 2014, Fall 2015
  • ITWS Independent Studies
       Spring 2015, Fall 2015


  • BS   in Telecommunication Engineering, Xidian University, Xian, PRC, 1982
  • MS  in Electrical and Computer Engineering, SUNY/Buffalo, New York, 1990
  • PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, SUNY/Buffalo, New York, 1995

Selected Publications

  • F. S. Zhao, Y. Liu, P. L. Liu, "Continuous-wave synchronously pumped femtosecond dye laser at 1.3 mm", Optic Letters, vol. 14, 222-223, 1989
  • Wang G, Y. Liu, T. H. Lin, and P. C. Cheng, "A half-scan cone-beam x-ray microtomography formula", Journal of Scanning Microscopy, vol. 16, 216-220, 1994
  • Y. Liu, S. N. Srihari, "Document image binarization based on texture features", IEEE Trans. PAMI, Vol. 19, No 5, 540-544, May 1997
  • E. W. Bai, C. L. Wang, Y. Liu, G. Wang, "Controlled cardiac computed tomography", International Journal of Biomedical Imaging 1:ID14989, 2006
  • J. Liu, C. Wang, Y. Liu, E. W. Bai, G. Wang, "Selectable source rotational velocity for cardiac CT", JCAT, Vol. 31, No. 1, 16-21, 2007


  • Principal Investigator, SBIR Phases I &II, CA001807, "Volumetric CT Fluoroscopy System for Small Animal Study", 2000-2005