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Dongfang Liu

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Dongfang Liu

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Bio

Dr. Dongfang Liu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). He earned his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University. Dr. Liu has dedicated his research efforts to develop AI-based solutions for interdisciplinary research to address challenges with societal relevance. His current research interests include AI/ML/DL/CV/HCI, which span from transportation to agriculture, and medical science. His publication portfolio includes flagship conferences in the AI and robotics domain such as CVPR, ICCV, AAAI,  WACV, and IROS.

Currently Teaching

CMPE-679
3 Credits
Deep learning has been revolutionizing the fields of object detection, classification, speech recognition, natural language processing, action recognition, scene understanding, and general pattern recognition. In some cases, results are on par with and even surpass the abilities of humans. Activity in this space is pervasive, ranging from academic institutions to small startups to large corporations. This course emphasizes convolutional neural networks (CNNs) and recurrent neural networks (RNNs), but additionally covers reinforcement learning and generative adversarial networks. In addition to achieving a comprehensive theoretical understanding, students will understand current state-of-the-art methods, and get hands-on experience at training custom models using popular deep learning frameworks.