Dr Bo Liu

  • Senior Lecturer (Engineering - University of Electronic Science & Technology of China)

Research interests

Biography

Bo Liu received his B.Eng. degree from Tsinghua University, China, in 2008 and the Ph.D. degree from University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium, in 2012. From October 2012 he was a Humboldt Research Fellow, working with the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany. From April 2013, he was a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at Wrexham Glyndwr University, UK, where he was promoted to Reader (Associate Professor) in 2016. He joined in University of Glasgow as a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in 2020. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.  

His research focuses on AI-driven electronic design. His main contributions and research highlights include:

  • Firstly introduced bespoke heuristic optimization techniques into analog IC sizing (2008-2009).
  • Firstly introduced online machine learning-assisted optimization into high-frequency device synthesis (2011) and enabled it to address complex mm-wave ICs (2014).
  • Firstly addressed the bottleneck of computationally expensive EM simulations together with poor initial design in antenna and filter synthesis, which is an essential step for transforming AI-driven antenna/filter design from laboratory to industry. (2013-2014, 2017)
  • The proposed AI-driven analog IC, microwave antenna, filter, and MEMS design methods are being used as essential tools by many international leading design teams (both academia and industry). Some of the proposed AI-driven design methods are the only viable solution for complex antennas/filters and high-performance analog ICs.
  • Some of the proposed AI-driven electronic design algorithms rank first in industry testing and comparison, which have been embedded into MATLAB and are being discussed to be embedded into more renowned CAD tools.

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Research interests

While steam engines realize the mass production of labor-intensive products, AI techniques have great potential to realize the mass production of knowledge and intelligence intensive products. However, there is a gap between off-the-shelf AI techniques and real-world electronic design. Filling this gap in order to transform AI techniques for electronic design from laboratory to industry is the aim of my research. My research focuses on machine learning and data-driven optimization-based methodology for electronic circuit and system design, unblocking bottlenecks in design complexity and time-to-market. In particular, the following research directions are concentrated:

  • Novel data-driven optimization and machine learning algorithms for electronic (analog ICs and systems, microwave devices and micro-electromechanical systems) design
  • Mixed intelligence electronic design methodologies hybridizing AI techniques and designer's intelligence
  • AI-driven design in real-world electronic engineering
  • Computer-aided design tools implementing AI-driven electronic design and data analysis methods

More of my research can be found in my google scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=G-K3GC0AAAAJ&hl=en 

 

Based on the above, I am welcoming highly motivated PhD students, postdocs and visiting researchers who have the ambition to change the way of working for future electronic engineers: from experience-driven design to AI-driven design! Students/Researchers with the following backgrounds are highly welcomed:

  • AI background: You will be the core of the team. Instead of using mathematical benchmark problems, you will use real-world electronic design optimization/synthesis/modeling problems to identify the challenges of existing AI techniques, generate novel and high-performance AI algorithms ready for EE industry use.
  • EE background: For many design problems, the power of AI techniques only is insufficient and design knowledge must be a co-player to form a mixed intelligence approach. You will be the core of such novel techniques. You will also be armed with AI knowledge and realize them in real-world analog IC/biomedical system/antenna/filter/diplexer/MEMS/… design, being the first generation of electronic design engineers armed with AI techniques.
  • Software engineering background: The successful AI-driven design methodologies will be transferred to intelligent CAD tools. You will be the person to embed the new algorithms into renowned CAD tools, and millions of engineers will use your code. You will also develop our own CAD tools, which will be used by the internationally leading design teams. Proposing novel human-computer interaction methods with electronic engineers is also your playground.  

 

Let us launch the AI-driven electronic design research area together!

For interested students/researchers, please send me your CV as well as a brief description of your background and interested research direction(s). For potential funding opportunities, please visit the supervision section.

 

CURRENT FULLY FUNDED PHD OPPORTUNITIES 

PhD Studentship in AI Techniques for Automated Design of Microwave Antennas (Funded by The MathWorks Inc., application deadline: May 31, 2020) 

 


Publications

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Number of items: 55.

2020

Yu, Y., Liu, B. , Wang, Y., Lancaster, M. J. and Cheng, Q. S. (2020) A general coupling matrix synthesis method for all-resonator diplexers and multiplexers. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 68(3), pp. 987-999. (doi: 10.1109/TMTT.2019.2957430)

2019

Mistry, K. K., Lazaridis, P. I., Zaharis, Z. D., Akinsolu, M. O., Liu, B. and Loh, T. (2019) Accurate Antenna Gain Estimation Using the Two-Antenna Method. In: Antennas and Propagation Conference 2019, Birmingham, UK, 11-12 Nov 2019,

Mistry, K. K., Lazaridis, P. I., Zaharis, Z. D., Akinsolu, M. O., Liu, B. , Xenos, T. D., Glover, I. A. and Prasad, R. (2019) Time and frequency domain simulation, measurement and optimization of log-periodic antennas. Wireless Personal Communications, 107(2), pp. 771-783. (doi: 10.1007/s11277-019-06299-w)

Grout, V., Akinsolu, M. O., Liu, B. , Lazaridis, P. I., Mistry, K. K. and Zaharis, Z. D. (2019) Software solutions for antenna design exploration: a comparison of packages, tools, techniques, and algorithms for various design challenges. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 61(3), pp. 48-59. (doi: 10.1109/MAP.2019.2907887)

Akinsolu, M. O., Liu, B. , Grout, V., Lazaridis, P. I. and Mognaschi, M. E. (2019) A parallel surrogate model assisted evolutionary algorithm for electromagnetic design optimization. IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, 3(2), pp. 93-105. (doi: 10.1109/TETCI.2018.2864747)

Liu, B. , Akinsolu, M. O., Ali, N. and Abd-Akganeed, R. (2019) Efficient global optimisation of microwave antennas based on a parallel surrogate model-assisted evolutionary algorithm. IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, 13(2), pp. 149-155. (doi: 10.1049/iet-map.2018.5009)

Danjuma, I. M., Akinsolu, M. O., Mohammad, B., Eya, E., Abd-Alhameed, R., Noras, J.M. and Liu, B. (2019) A Compact Size and Low Profile Rectangular Slot Monopole Antenna for UWB Body Centric Applications. In: 2019 USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium), Atlanta, GA, USA, 07-12 Jul 2019, pp. 91-92. ISBN 9781728106953 (doi:10.1109/USNC-URSI.2019.8861713)

Hua, Q., Huang, Y., Song, C., Akinsolu, M. O., Liu, B. , Jia, T., Xu, Q. and Alieldin, A. (2019) A novel compact quadruple-band indoor base station antenna for 2G/3G/4G/5G systems. IEEE Access, 7, pp. 151350-151358. (doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2947778)

2018

Danjuma, I. M., Akinsolu, M. O., Oguntala, G., Asahraa, A., Abd-Alhameed, R. A., Bin-Melha, M., Elfergani, I.T.E., Rodriguez, J. and Liu, B. (2018) A T Slot Monopole Antenna for UWB Microwave Imaging Applications. In: The Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference (LAPC 2018), Loughborough, UK, 12-13 Nov 2018, ISBN 9781785619694 (doi:10.1049/cp.2018.1491)

Liu, B. , Grout, V. and Nikolaeva, A. (2018) Efficient global optimization of actuator based on a surrogate model assisted hybrid algorithm. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 65(7), pp. 5712-5721. (doi: 10.1109/TIE.2017.2782203)

Liu, B. , Yang, H. and Lancaster, M. J. (2018) Synthesis of coupling matrix for diplexers based on a self-adaptive differential evolution algorithm. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 66(2), pp. 813-821. (doi: 10.1109/TMTT.2017.2772855)

Yang, H., Dhayalan, Y., Shang, X., Lancaster, M. J., Liu, B. , Wang, H., Henry, M. and Huggard, P. G. (2018) WR-3 waveguide bandpass filters fabricated using high precision CNC machining and SU-8 photoresist technology. IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, 8(1), pp. 100-107. (doi: 10.1109/TTHZ.2017.2775441)

Arabi, O., Ali, N.T., Liu, B. , Abd-Alhameed, R.A. and Excell, P.S. (2018) Compact MIMO antenna array design for wireless applications. In: Elfergani, I., Hussaini, A. S., Rodriguez, J. and Abd-Alhameed, R. (eds.) Antenna Fundamentals for Legacy Mobile Applications and Beyond. Springer: Cham, pp. 173-190. ISBN 9783319639666 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-63967-3_9)

Tziris, E. N., Lazaridis, P. I., Mistry, K. K., Zaharis, Z. D., Cosmas, J. P., Liu, B. and Glover, I. A. (2018) 1.62 GHz Circularly Polarized Pin-Fed Notched Circular Patch Antenna. In: 2018 2nd URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting (AT-RASC), Meloneras, Spain, 28 May - 01 Jun 2018, ISBN 9789082598735 (doi:10.23919/URSI-AT-RASC.2018.8471447)

2017

Liu, B. , Irvine, A., Akinsolu, M. O., Arabi, O., Grout, V. and Ali, N. (2017) GUI design exploration software for microwave antennas. Journal of Computational Design and Engineering, 4(4), pp. 274-281. (doi: 10.1016/j.jcde.2017.04.001)

Di Barba, P., Liu, B. , Mognaschi, M. E., Venini, P. and Wiak, S. (2017) Multiphysics field analysis and evolutionary optimization: design of an electro-thermo-elastic microactuator. International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics, 54(3), pp. 433-448. (doi: 10.3233/JAE-160118)

Liu, B. , Yang, H. and Lancaster, M. J. (2017) Global optimization of microwave filters based on a surrogate model-assisted evolutionary algorithm. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 65(6), pp. 1976-1985. (doi: 10.1109/TMTT.2017.2661739)

Liu, B. , Koziel, S. and Ali, N. (2017) SADEA-II: a generalized method for efficient global optimization of antenna design. Journal of Computational Design and Engineering, 4(2), pp. 86-97. (doi: 10.1016/j.jcde.2016.11.002)

2016

Liu, B. , Koziel, S. and Zhang, Q. (2016) A multi-fidelity surrogate-model-assisted evolutionary algorithm for computationally expensive optimization problems. Journal of Computational Science, 12, pp. 28-37. (doi: 10.1016/j.jocs.2015.11.004)

Liu, B. and Nikolaeva, A. (2016) Efficient Global Optimization of MEMS Based on Surrogate Model Assisted Evolutionary Algorithm. In: 2016 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition (DATE), Dresden, Germany, 14-18 Mar 2016, pp. 555-558. ISBN 9783981537079

Liu, B. , Zhang, Q. and Gielen, G. (2016) A surrogate-model-assisted evolutionary algorithm for computationally expensive design optimization problems with inequality constraints. In: Koziel, S., Leifsson, L. and Yang, X.-S. (eds.) Simulation-Driven Modeling and Optimization: ASDOM, Reykjavik, August 2014. Series: Springer proceedings in mathematics & statistics (153). Springer: Cham, pp. 347-370. ISBN 9783319275154 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-27517-8_14)

Liu, B. , Zhang, Q., Grout, V. and Gielen, G. (2016) A Surrogate Model Assisted Evolutionary Algorithm for Computationally Expensive Design Optimization Problems With Discrete Variables. In: 2016 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), Vancouver, BC, Canada, 24-29 Jul 2016, pp. 1650-1657. ISBN 9781509006236 (doi:10.1109/CEC.2016.7743986)

2015

Wu, M., Kwong, S., Zhang, Q., Li, K., Wang, R. and Liu, B. (2015) Two-Level Stable Matching-Based Selection in MOEA/D. In: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Kowloon, China, 09-12 Oct 2015, pp. 1720-1725. ISBN 9781479986972 (doi:10.1109/SMC.2015.302)

Liu, B. , Fernández, F. V., Gielen, G., Karkar, A., Yakovlev, A. and Grout, V. (2015) SMAS: a generalized and efficient framework for computationally expensive electronic design optimization problems. In: Fakhfakh, M., Tlelo-Cuautle, E. and Siarry, P. (eds.) Computational Intelligence in Analog and Mixed-Signal (AMS) and Radio-Frequency (RF) Circuit Design. Springer: Cham, pp. 251-275. ISBN 9783319198712 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-19872-9_9)

Liu, B. and Koziel, S. (2015) Antenna Array Optimization Using Surrogate-model Aware Evolutionary Algorithm With Local Search. In: 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 19-24 Jul 2015, pp. 1330-1331. ISBN 9781479978151 (doi:10.1109/APS.2015.7305054)

2014

Liu, B. , Zhang, Q. and Gielen, G. G.E. (2014) A Gaussian process surrogate model assisted evolutionary algorithm for medium scale expensive optimization problems. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 18(2), pp. 180-192. (doi: 10.1109/TEVC.2013.2248012)

Liu, B. , Zhao, D., Reynaert, P. and Gielen, G. G.E. (2014) Gaspad: a general and efficient mm-wave integrated circuit synthesis method based on surrogate model assisted evolutionary algorithm. IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, 33(2), pp. 169-182. (doi: 10.1109/TCAD.2013.2284109)

Liu, B. , Aliakbarian, H., Ma, Z., Vandenbosch, G. A.E., Gielen, G. and Excell, P. (2014) An efficient method for antenna design optimization based on evolutionary computation and machine learning techniques. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 62(1), pp. 7-18. (doi: 10.1109/TAP.2013.2283605)

Liu, B. , Chen, Q., Zhang, Q., Gielen, G. and Grout, V. (2014) Behavioral Study of the Surrogate Model-aware Evolutionary Search Framework. In: 2014 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), Beijing, China, 06-11 Jul 2014, pp. 715-722. ISBN 9781479914883 (doi:10.1109/CEC.2014.6900373)

Liu, B. , Gielen, G. and Fernández, F. V. (2014) Automated Design of Analog and High-Frequency Circuits: a Computational Intelligence Approach. Series: Studies in computational intelligence (501). Springer: Berlin ; Heidelberg. ISBN 9783642391613 (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39162-0)

Wu, M., Karkar, A., Liu, B. , Yakovlev, A., Gielen, G. and Grout, V. (2014) Network on Chip Optimization Based on Surrogate Model Assisted Evolutionary Algorithms. In: 2014 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), Beijing, China, 06-11 Jul 2014, pp. 3266-3271. ISBN 9781479914883 (doi:10.1109/CEC.2014.6900559)

2013

Liu, B. , Zhang, Q., Fernández, F. V. and Gielen, G. G.E. (2013) An efficient evolutionary algorithm for chance-constrained bi-objective stochastic optimization. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 17(6), pp. 786-796. (doi: 10.1109/TEVC.2013.2244898)

Liu, B. and Gielen, G. (2013) Efficient synthesis methods for high-frequency integrated passive components and amplifiers. In: Fakhfakh, M., Tlelo-Cuautle, E. and Castro-Lopez, R. (eds.) Analog/RF and Mixed-Signal Circuit Systematic Design. Series: Lecture notes in electrical engineering (233). Springer: Berlin ; New York, pp. 27-52. ISBN 9783642363283 (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-36329-0_2)

2012

Liu, B. , Deferm, N., Zhao, D., Reynaert, P. and Gielen, G. G.E. (2012) An efficient high-frequency linear RF amplifier synthesis method based on evolutionary computation and machine learning techniques. IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, 31(7), pp. 981-993. (doi: 10.1109/TCAD.2012.2187207)

Liu, B. , Aliakbarian, H., Radiom, S., Vandenbosch, G. A.E. and Gielen, G. (2012) Efficient Multi-objective Synthesis for Microwave Components Based on Computational Intelligence Techniques. In: DAC Design Automation Conference 2012, San Francisco, CA, USA, 03-07 Jun 2012, pp. 542-548. ISBN 9781450311991

Liu, B. , Messaoudi, J. and Gielen, G. (2012) A Fast Analog Circuit Yield Estimation Method for Medium and High Dimensional Problems. In: 2012 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition (DATE), Dresden, Germany, 12-16 Mar 2012, ISBN 9781457721458 (doi:10.1109/DATE.2012.6176569)

Liu, B. , Zhang, Q., Fernández, F. V. and Gielen, G. (2012) Self-adaptive Lower Confidence Dound: a New General and Effective Prescreening Method for Gaussian Process Surrogate Model Assisted Evolutionary Algorithms. In: 2012 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Brisbane, Australia, 10-15 Jun 2012, ISBN 9781467315098 (doi:10.1109/CEC.2012.6256585)

2011

Liu, B. , Zhao, D., Reynaert, P. and Gielen, G. G.E. (2011) Synthesis of integrated passive components for high-frequency RF ICs based on evolutionary computation and machine learning techniques. IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, 30(11), pp. 1458-1468. (doi: 10.1109/TCAD.2011.2162067)

Liu, B. , Fernandez, F. and Gielen, G. G.E. (2011) Efficient and accurate statistical analog yield optimization and variation-aware circuit sizing based on computational intelligence techniques. IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, 30(6), pp. 793-805. (doi: 10.1109/TCAD.2011.2106850)

Liu, B. , He, Y., Reynaert, P. and Gielen, G. (2011) Global Optimization of Integrated Transformers for High Frequency Microwave Circuits Using a Gaussian Process Based Surrogate Model. In: 2011 Design, Automation and Test in Europe, Grenoble, France, 14-18 Mar 2011, ISBN 9783981080186 (doi:10.1109/DATE.2011.5763181)

Liu, B. , Pak, M., Zheng, X. and Gielen, G. (2011) A Novel Operating-point Driven Method for the Sizing of Analog IC. In: 2011 IEEE International Symposium of Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 15-18 May 2011, pp. 781-784. ISBN 9781424494743 (doi:10.1109/ISCAS.2011.5937682)

2010

Liu, B. , Fernández, F. V. and Gielen, G. (2010) An Accurate and Efficient Yield Optimization Method for Analog Circuits Based on Computing Budget Allocation and Memetic Search Technique. In: 2010 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition (DATE 2010), Dresden, Germany, 08-12 Mar 2010, ISBN 9783981080162 (doi:10.1109/DATE.2010.5456974)

Liu, B. , Fernández, F. V., Zhang, Q., Pak, M., Sipahi, S. and Gielen, G. (2010) An Enhanced MOEA/D-DE and its Application to Multiobjective Analog Cell Sizing. In: IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Barcelona, Spain, 18-23 Jul 2010, ISBN 9781424469116 (doi:10.1109/CEC.2010.5585957)

2009

Liu, B. , Fernández, F. V., De Jonghe, D. and Gielen, G. (2009) Less Expensive and High Quality Stopping Criteria for MC-based Analog IC Yield Optimization. In: 2009 16th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS 2009), Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia, 13-16 Dec 2009, pp. 267-270. ISBN 9781424450909 (doi:10.1109/ICECS.2009.5410991)

Liu, B. , Fernández, F. V., Gielen, G., Castro-López, R. and Roca, E. (2009) A memetic approach to the automatic design of high-performance analog integrated circuits. ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES), 14(3), 42. (doi: 10.1145/1529255.1529264)

Liu, B. , Wang, Y., Yu, Z., Liu, L., Li, M., Wang, Z., Lu, J. and Fernández, F. V. (2009) Analog circuit optimization system based on hybrid evolutionary algorithms. Integration, 42(2), pp. 137-148. (doi: 10.1016/j.vlsi.2008.04.003)

Liu, B. , Fernández, F. V., Gao, P. and Gielen, G. (2009) A Fuzzy Selection Based Constraint Handling Method for Multi-objective Optimization of Analog Cells. In: 2009 European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design, Antalya, Turkey, 23-27 Aug 2009, pp. 611-614. ISBN 9781424438969

Liu, B. , Fernández, F. V. and Gielen, G. (2009) Fuzzy Selection Based Differential Evolution Algorithm for Analog Cell Sizing Capturing Imprecise Human Intentions. In: 2009 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Trondheim, Norway, 18-21 May 2009, pp. 622-629. ISBN 9781424429585 (doi:10.1109/CEC.2009.4983003)

2008

Liu, B. , Lu, J., Wang, Y. and Tang, Y. (2008) An effective parameter extraction method based on memetic differential evolution algorithm. Microelectronics Journal, 39(12), pp. 1761-1769. (doi: 10.1016/j.mejo.2008.02.021)

Liu, B. , Zhang, X. and Ma, H. (2008) Hybrid Differential Evolution for Noisy Optimization. In: 2008 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence), Hong Kong, China, 01-06 Jun 2008, pp. 587-592. ISBN 9781424418220 (doi:10.1109/CEC.2008.4630855)

2007

Zhang, L., Tang, Y., Liu, B. , Yang, L. and Wang, Y. (2007) Modeling of Double-π Equivalent Circuit for On-chip Differential Spiral Inductors. In: 2007 IEEE Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits, Tainan, Taiwan, 20-22 Dec 2007, pp. 769-772. ISBN 9781424406364 (doi:10.1109/EDSSC.2007.4450239)

Liu, B. , Ma, H., Zhang, X. and Zhou, Y. (2007) A Memetic Co-evolutionary Differential Evolution Algorithm for Constrained Optimization. In: 2007 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Singapore, 25-28 Sep 2007, pp. 2996-3002. ISBN 9781424413393 (doi:10.1109/CEC.2007.4424853)

Lu, J., Liu, B. , Wang, Y., Li, M., Ma, L., Wang, Z. and Yu, Z.P. (2007) A New 20-element Distributed Small-Signal Model and Integrated Intelligent Extraction Method applied to AlGaN/GaN HEMTs up to 40GHz. In: 2007 International Conference on Solid State Devices and Materials (SSDM 2007), Ibaraki, Japan, 18-21 Sep 2007,

Zhang, X., Zhang, X., Zhang, J. and Liu, B. (2007) Optimization of Sequencing for Aircraft Arrival Based on Approach Routes. In: 2007 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, Seattle, WA, USA, 30 Sep - 03 Oct 2007, pp. 592-596. ISBN 9781424413959 (doi:10.1109/ITSC.2007.4357670)

Zhang, X., Zhou, Y., Liu, B. and Wang, Z. (2007) The Air Traffic Flow Management With Dynamic Capacity and Co-evolutionary Genetic Algorithm. In: 2007 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, Seattle, WA, USA, 30 Sep - 03 Oct 2007, pp. 580-585. ISBN 9781424413959 (doi:10.1109/ITSC.2007.4357707)

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Number of items: 55.

Articles

Yu, Y., Liu, B. , Wang, Y., Lancaster, M. J. and Cheng, Q. S. (2020) A general coupling matrix synthesis method for all-resonator diplexers and multiplexers. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 68(3), pp. 987-999. (doi: 10.1109/TMTT.2019.2957430)

Mistry, K. K., Lazaridis, P. I., Zaharis, Z. D., Akinsolu, M. O., Liu, B. , Xenos, T. D., Glover, I. A. and Prasad, R. (2019) Time and frequency domain simulation, measurement and optimization of log-periodic antennas. Wireless Personal Communications, 107(2), pp. 771-783. (doi: 10.1007/s11277-019-06299-w)

Grout, V., Akinsolu, M. O., Liu, B. , Lazaridis, P. I., Mistry, K. K. and Zaharis, Z. D. (2019) Software solutions for antenna design exploration: a comparison of packages, tools, techniques, and algorithms for various design challenges. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 61(3), pp. 48-59. (doi: 10.1109/MAP.2019.2907887)

Akinsolu, M. O., Liu, B. , Grout, V., Lazaridis, P. I. and Mognaschi, M. E. (2019) A parallel surrogate model assisted evolutionary algorithm for electromagnetic design optimization. IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, 3(2), pp. 93-105. (doi: 10.1109/TETCI.2018.2864747)

Liu, B. , Akinsolu, M. O., Ali, N. and Abd-Akganeed, R. (2019) Efficient global optimisation of microwave antennas based on a parallel surrogate model-assisted evolutionary algorithm. IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, 13(2), pp. 149-155. (doi: 10.1049/iet-map.2018.5009)

Hua, Q., Huang, Y., Song, C., Akinsolu, M. O., Liu, B. , Jia, T., Xu, Q. and Alieldin, A. (2019) A novel compact quadruple-band indoor base station antenna for 2G/3G/4G/5G systems. IEEE Access, 7, pp. 151350-151358. (doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2947778)

Liu, B. , Grout, V. and Nikolaeva, A. (2018) Efficient global optimization of actuator based on a surrogate model assisted hybrid algorithm. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 65(7), pp. 5712-5721. (doi: 10.1109/TIE.2017.2782203)

Liu, B. , Yang, H. and Lancaster, M. J. (2018) Synthesis of coupling matrix for diplexers based on a self-adaptive differential evolution algorithm. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 66(2), pp. 813-821. (doi: 10.1109/TMTT.2017.2772855)

Yang, H., Dhayalan, Y., Shang, X., Lancaster, M. J., Liu, B. , Wang, H., Henry, M. and Huggard, P. G. (2018) WR-3 waveguide bandpass filters fabricated using high precision CNC machining and SU-8 photoresist technology. IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, 8(1), pp. 100-107. (doi: 10.1109/TTHZ.2017.2775441)

Liu, B. , Irvine, A., Akinsolu, M. O., Arabi, O., Grout, V. and Ali, N. (2017) GUI design exploration software for microwave antennas. Journal of Computational Design and Engineering, 4(4), pp. 274-281. (doi: 10.1016/j.jcde.2017.04.001)

Di Barba, P., Liu, B. , Mognaschi, M. E., Venini, P. and Wiak, S. (2017) Multiphysics field analysis and evolutionary optimization: design of an electro-thermo-elastic microactuator. International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics, 54(3), pp. 433-448. (doi: 10.3233/JAE-160118)

Liu, B. , Yang, H. and Lancaster, M. J. (2017) Global optimization of microwave filters based on a surrogate model-assisted evolutionary algorithm. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 65(6), pp. 1976-1985. (doi: 10.1109/TMTT.2017.2661739)

Liu, B. , Koziel, S. and Ali, N. (2017) SADEA-II: a generalized method for efficient global optimization of antenna design. Journal of Computational Design and Engineering, 4(2), pp. 86-97. (doi: 10.1016/j.jcde.2016.11.002)

Liu, B. , Koziel, S. and Zhang, Q. (2016) A multi-fidelity surrogate-model-assisted evolutionary algorithm for computationally expensive optimization problems. Journal of Computational Science, 12, pp. 28-37. (doi: 10.1016/j.jocs.2015.11.004)

Liu, B. , Zhang, Q. and Gielen, G. G.E. (2014) A Gaussian process surrogate model assisted evolutionary algorithm for medium scale expensive optimization problems. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 18(2), pp. 180-192. (doi: 10.1109/TEVC.2013.2248012)

Liu, B. , Zhao, D., Reynaert, P. and Gielen, G. G.E. (2014) Gaspad: a general and efficient mm-wave integrated circuit synthesis method based on surrogate model assisted evolutionary algorithm. IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, 33(2), pp. 169-182. (doi: 10.1109/TCAD.2013.2284109)

Liu, B. , Aliakbarian, H., Ma, Z., Vandenbosch, G. A.E., Gielen, G. and Excell, P. (2014) An efficient method for antenna design optimization based on evolutionary computation and machine learning techniques. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 62(1), pp. 7-18. (doi: 10.1109/TAP.2013.2283605)

Liu, B. , Zhang, Q., Fernández, F. V. and Gielen, G. G.E. (2013) An efficient evolutionary algorithm for chance-constrained bi-objective stochastic optimization. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 17(6), pp. 786-796. (doi: 10.1109/TEVC.2013.2244898)

Liu, B. , Deferm, N., Zhao, D., Reynaert, P. and Gielen, G. G.E. (2012) An efficient high-frequency linear RF amplifier synthesis method based on evolutionary computation and machine learning techniques. IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, 31(7), pp. 981-993. (doi: 10.1109/TCAD.2012.2187207)

Liu, B. , Zhao, D., Reynaert, P. and Gielen, G. G.E. (2011) Synthesis of integrated passive components for high-frequency RF ICs based on evolutionary computation and machine learning techniques. IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, 30(11), pp. 1458-1468. (doi: 10.1109/TCAD.2011.2162067)

Liu, B. , Fernandez, F. and Gielen, G. G.E. (2011) Efficient and accurate statistical analog yield optimization and variation-aware circuit sizing based on computational intelligence techniques. IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, 30(6), pp. 793-805. (doi: 10.1109/TCAD.2011.2106850)

Liu, B. , Fernández, F. V., Gielen, G., Castro-López, R. and Roca, E. (2009) A memetic approach to the automatic design of high-performance analog integrated circuits. ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES), 14(3), 42. (doi: 10.1145/1529255.1529264)

Liu, B. , Wang, Y., Yu, Z., Liu, L., Li, M., Wang, Z., Lu, J. and Fernández, F. V. (2009) Analog circuit optimization system based on hybrid evolutionary algorithms. Integration, 42(2), pp. 137-148. (doi: 10.1016/j.vlsi.2008.04.003)

Liu, B. , Lu, J., Wang, Y. and Tang, Y. (2008) An effective parameter extraction method based on memetic differential evolution algorithm. Microelectronics Journal, 39(12), pp. 1761-1769. (doi: 10.1016/j.mejo.2008.02.021)

Books

Liu, B. , Gielen, G. and Fernández, F. V. (2014) Automated Design of Analog and High-Frequency Circuits: a Computational Intelligence Approach. Series: Studies in computational intelligence (501). Springer: Berlin ; Heidelberg. ISBN 9783642391613 (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39162-0)

Book Sections

Arabi, O., Ali, N.T., Liu, B. , Abd-Alhameed, R.A. and Excell, P.S. (2018) Compact MIMO antenna array design for wireless applications. In: Elfergani, I., Hussaini, A. S., Rodriguez, J. and Abd-Alhameed, R. (eds.) Antenna Fundamentals for Legacy Mobile Applications and Beyond. Springer: Cham, pp. 173-190. ISBN 9783319639666 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-63967-3_9)

Liu, B. , Zhang, Q. and Gielen, G. (2016) A surrogate-model-assisted evolutionary algorithm for computationally expensive design optimization problems with inequality constraints. In: Koziel, S., Leifsson, L. and Yang, X.-S. (eds.) Simulation-Driven Modeling and Optimization: ASDOM, Reykjavik, August 2014. Series: Springer proceedings in mathematics & statistics (153). Springer: Cham, pp. 347-370. ISBN 9783319275154 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-27517-8_14)

Liu, B. , Fernández, F. V., Gielen, G., Karkar, A., Yakovlev, A. and Grout, V. (2015) SMAS: a generalized and efficient framework for computationally expensive electronic design optimization problems. In: Fakhfakh, M., Tlelo-Cuautle, E. and Siarry, P. (eds.) Computational Intelligence in Analog and Mixed-Signal (AMS) and Radio-Frequency (RF) Circuit Design. Springer: Cham, pp. 251-275. ISBN 9783319198712 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-19872-9_9)

Liu, B. and Gielen, G. (2013) Efficient synthesis methods for high-frequency integrated passive components and amplifiers. In: Fakhfakh, M., Tlelo-Cuautle, E. and Castro-Lopez, R. (eds.) Analog/RF and Mixed-Signal Circuit Systematic Design. Series: Lecture notes in electrical engineering (233). Springer: Berlin ; New York, pp. 27-52. ISBN 9783642363283 (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-36329-0_2)

Conference Proceedings

Mistry, K. K., Lazaridis, P. I., Zaharis, Z. D., Akinsolu, M. O., Liu, B. and Loh, T. (2019) Accurate Antenna Gain Estimation Using the Two-Antenna Method. In: Antennas and Propagation Conference 2019, Birmingham, UK, 11-12 Nov 2019,

Danjuma, I. M., Akinsolu, M. O., Mohammad, B., Eya, E., Abd-Alhameed, R., Noras, J.M. and Liu, B. (2019) A Compact Size and Low Profile Rectangular Slot Monopole Antenna for UWB Body Centric Applications. In: 2019 USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium), Atlanta, GA, USA, 07-12 Jul 2019, pp. 91-92. ISBN 9781728106953 (doi:10.1109/USNC-URSI.2019.8861713)

Danjuma, I. M., Akinsolu, M. O., Oguntala, G., Asahraa, A., Abd-Alhameed, R. A., Bin-Melha, M., Elfergani, I.T.E., Rodriguez, J. and Liu, B. (2018) A T Slot Monopole Antenna for UWB Microwave Imaging Applications. In: The Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference (LAPC 2018), Loughborough, UK, 12-13 Nov 2018, ISBN 9781785619694 (doi:10.1049/cp.2018.1491)

Tziris, E. N., Lazaridis, P. I., Mistry, K. K., Zaharis, Z. D., Cosmas, J. P., Liu, B. and Glover, I. A. (2018) 1.62 GHz Circularly Polarized Pin-Fed Notched Circular Patch Antenna. In: 2018 2nd URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting (AT-RASC), Meloneras, Spain, 28 May - 01 Jun 2018, ISBN 9789082598735 (doi:10.23919/URSI-AT-RASC.2018.8471447)

Liu, B. and Nikolaeva, A. (2016) Efficient Global Optimization of MEMS Based on Surrogate Model Assisted Evolutionary Algorithm. In: 2016 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition (DATE), Dresden, Germany, 14-18 Mar 2016, pp. 555-558. ISBN 9783981537079

Liu, B. , Zhang, Q., Grout, V. and Gielen, G. (2016) A Surrogate Model Assisted Evolutionary Algorithm for Computationally Expensive Design Optimization Problems With Discrete Variables. In: 2016 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), Vancouver, BC, Canada, 24-29 Jul 2016, pp. 1650-1657. ISBN 9781509006236 (doi:10.1109/CEC.2016.7743986)

Wu, M., Kwong, S., Zhang, Q., Li, K., Wang, R. and Liu, B. (2015) Two-Level Stable Matching-Based Selection in MOEA/D. In: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Kowloon, China, 09-12 Oct 2015, pp. 1720-1725. ISBN 9781479986972 (doi:10.1109/SMC.2015.302)

Liu, B. and Koziel, S. (2015) Antenna Array Optimization Using Surrogate-model Aware Evolutionary Algorithm With Local Search. In: 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 19-24 Jul 2015, pp. 1330-1331. ISBN 9781479978151 (doi:10.1109/APS.2015.7305054)

Liu, B. , Chen, Q., Zhang, Q., Gielen, G. and Grout, V. (2014) Behavioral Study of the Surrogate Model-aware Evolutionary Search Framework. In: 2014 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), Beijing, China, 06-11 Jul 2014, pp. 715-722. ISBN 9781479914883 (doi:10.1109/CEC.2014.6900373)

Wu, M., Karkar, A., Liu, B. , Yakovlev, A., Gielen, G. and Grout, V. (2014) Network on Chip Optimization Based on Surrogate Model Assisted Evolutionary Algorithms. In: 2014 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), Beijing, China, 06-11 Jul 2014, pp. 3266-3271. ISBN 9781479914883 (doi:10.1109/CEC.2014.6900559)

Liu, B. , Aliakbarian, H., Radiom, S., Vandenbosch, G. A.E. and Gielen, G. (2012) Efficient Multi-objective Synthesis for Microwave Components Based on Computational Intelligence Techniques. In: DAC Design Automation Conference 2012, San Francisco, CA, USA, 03-07 Jun 2012, pp. 542-548. ISBN 9781450311991

Liu, B. , Messaoudi, J. and Gielen, G. (2012) A Fast Analog Circuit Yield Estimation Method for Medium and High Dimensional Problems. In: 2012 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition (DATE), Dresden, Germany, 12-16 Mar 2012, ISBN 9781457721458 (doi:10.1109/DATE.2012.6176569)

Liu, B. , Zhang, Q., Fernández, F. V. and Gielen, G. (2012) Self-adaptive Lower Confidence Dound: a New General and Effective Prescreening Method for Gaussian Process Surrogate Model Assisted Evolutionary Algorithms. In: 2012 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Brisbane, Australia, 10-15 Jun 2012, ISBN 9781467315098 (doi:10.1109/CEC.2012.6256585)

Liu, B. , He, Y., Reynaert, P. and Gielen, G. (2011) Global Optimization of Integrated Transformers for High Frequency Microwave Circuits Using a Gaussian Process Based Surrogate Model. In: 2011 Design, Automation and Test in Europe, Grenoble, France, 14-18 Mar 2011, ISBN 9783981080186 (doi:10.1109/DATE.2011.5763181)

Liu, B. , Pak, M., Zheng, X. and Gielen, G. (2011) A Novel Operating-point Driven Method for the Sizing of Analog IC. In: 2011 IEEE International Symposium of Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 15-18 May 2011, pp. 781-784. ISBN 9781424494743 (doi:10.1109/ISCAS.2011.5937682)

Liu, B. , Fernández, F. V. and Gielen, G. (2010) An Accurate and Efficient Yield Optimization Method for Analog Circuits Based on Computing Budget Allocation and Memetic Search Technique. In: 2010 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition (DATE 2010), Dresden, Germany, 08-12 Mar 2010, ISBN 9783981080162 (doi:10.1109/DATE.2010.5456974)

Liu, B. , Fernández, F. V., Zhang, Q., Pak, M., Sipahi, S. and Gielen, G. (2010) An Enhanced MOEA/D-DE and its Application to Multiobjective Analog Cell Sizing. In: IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Barcelona, Spain, 18-23 Jul 2010, ISBN 9781424469116 (doi:10.1109/CEC.2010.5585957)

Liu, B. , Fernández, F. V., De Jonghe, D. and Gielen, G. (2009) Less Expensive and High Quality Stopping Criteria for MC-based Analog IC Yield Optimization. In: 2009 16th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS 2009), Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia, 13-16 Dec 2009, pp. 267-270. ISBN 9781424450909 (doi:10.1109/ICECS.2009.5410991)

Liu, B. , Fernández, F. V., Gao, P. and Gielen, G. (2009) A Fuzzy Selection Based Constraint Handling Method for Multi-objective Optimization of Analog Cells. In: 2009 European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design, Antalya, Turkey, 23-27 Aug 2009, pp. 611-614. ISBN 9781424438969

Liu, B. , Fernández, F. V. and Gielen, G. (2009) Fuzzy Selection Based Differential Evolution Algorithm for Analog Cell Sizing Capturing Imprecise Human Intentions. In: 2009 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Trondheim, Norway, 18-21 May 2009, pp. 622-629. ISBN 9781424429585 (doi:10.1109/CEC.2009.4983003)

Liu, B. , Zhang, X. and Ma, H. (2008) Hybrid Differential Evolution for Noisy Optimization. In: 2008 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence), Hong Kong, China, 01-06 Jun 2008, pp. 587-592. ISBN 9781424418220 (doi:10.1109/CEC.2008.4630855)

Zhang, L., Tang, Y., Liu, B. , Yang, L. and Wang, Y. (2007) Modeling of Double-π Equivalent Circuit for On-chip Differential Spiral Inductors. In: 2007 IEEE Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits, Tainan, Taiwan, 20-22 Dec 2007, pp. 769-772. ISBN 9781424406364 (doi:10.1109/EDSSC.2007.4450239)

Liu, B. , Ma, H., Zhang, X. and Zhou, Y. (2007) A Memetic Co-evolutionary Differential Evolution Algorithm for Constrained Optimization. In: 2007 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Singapore, 25-28 Sep 2007, pp. 2996-3002. ISBN 9781424413393 (doi:10.1109/CEC.2007.4424853)

Lu, J., Liu, B. , Wang, Y., Li, M., Ma, L., Wang, Z. and Yu, Z.P. (2007) A New 20-element Distributed Small-Signal Model and Integrated Intelligent Extraction Method applied to AlGaN/GaN HEMTs up to 40GHz. In: 2007 International Conference on Solid State Devices and Materials (SSDM 2007), Ibaraki, Japan, 18-21 Sep 2007,

Zhang, X., Zhang, X., Zhang, J. and Liu, B. (2007) Optimization of Sequencing for Aircraft Arrival Based on Approach Routes. In: 2007 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, Seattle, WA, USA, 30 Sep - 03 Oct 2007, pp. 592-596. ISBN 9781424413959 (doi:10.1109/ITSC.2007.4357670)

Zhang, X., Zhou, Y., Liu, B. and Wang, Z. (2007) The Air Traffic Flow Management With Dynamic Capacity and Co-evolutionary Genetic Algorithm. In: 2007 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, Seattle, WA, USA, 30 Sep - 03 Oct 2007, pp. 580-585. ISBN 9781424413959 (doi:10.1109/ITSC.2007.4357707)

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Grants

  • Principal Investigator, “Next generation AI-driven CAD technology for electromagnetic devices”, MathWorks (65%) + Universiy matching (35%), £168,000, 2020-2023. 

  • Principal investigator, “Integrating human and machine intelligence for next-generation interactive analog IC design”, USA National Science Foundation, $799,998 (33%), 2017-2022.

  • Supervisor, mobility funding for the Artificial Intelligence-Driven Engineering Design Automation, European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students, £ 60,204. 2017-2019.

  • Principal Investigator, “Efficient black-box optimization of computationally expensive problems, with applications to electromagnetic design automation”, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (postdoctoral researcher), €76,800, 2012-2013.

  • Principal Investigator, “Computational intelligence techniques for automated design of analog and high-frequency circuits”, Belgium Government Scholarship (PhD researcher), €66,960, 2008-2012.

  • Principal Supporting Scientist, “Intelligent algorithm-based parameter extraction for high-frequency electronic devices”, Accelicon Technologies Inc, $10,000, 2008-2009.

  • Welsh government CRISP funding: £5,000, 2015.

  • Innovate UK innovative voucher: £5,000, 2015.

Supervision

I have successfully supervised three PhD students, obtaining high-quality research outcomes. I am supervising two PhD students now.

I am welcoming highly motivated PhD students, postdocs and visiting researchers who have the ambition to change the way of working for future electronic engineers: from experience-driven design to AI-driven design! Students/Researchers with the following backgrounds are highly welcomed:

  • AI background: You will be the core of the team. Instead of using mathematical benchmark problems, you will use real-world electronic design optimization/synthesis/modeling problems to identify the challenges of existing AI techniques, generate novel and high-performance AI algorithms ready for EE industry use.
  • EE background: For many design problems, the power of AI techniques only is insufficient and design knowledge must be a co-player to form a mixed intelligence approach. You will be the core of such novel techniques. You will also be armed with AI knowledge and realize them in real-world analog IC/biomedical system/antenna/filter/diplexer/MEMS/… design, being the first generation of electronic design engineers armed with AI techniques.
  • Software engineering background: The successful AI-driven design methodologies will be transferred to intelligent CAD tools. You will be the person to embed the new algorithms into renowned CAD tools, and millions of engineers will use your code. You will also develop our own CAD tools, which will be used by the internationally leading design teams. Proposing novel human-computer interaction methods with electronic engineers is also your playground.  

 

AI-driven design is at its early stage but it will be the future. Let us launch the AI-driven electronic design research area together!

For interested students/researchers, please send me your CV as well as a brief description of your background and interested research direction(s).

 

CURRENT FULLY FUNDED PHD OPPORTUNITIES

PhD Studentship in AI Techniques for Automated Design of Microwave Antennas (Funded by The MathWorks Inc., application deadline: May 31, 2020) 

 

Funding opportunities:

PhD students:

Scholarship from School of Engineering, University of Glasgow: https://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/scienceengineering/graduateschool/scholarships/

If you are a Chinese student, you may apply for CSC scholarship:

http://www.csc.edu.cn/

There is also a special opportunity for University of Glasgow:

http://www.csc.edu.cn/require/projects2017/200042.pdf

 

Fellowships for Postdocs/Visiting Researchers:

EPSRC Fellowships

The Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships

Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowships

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

Newton International Fellowships

Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions - Research Fellowship

CSC postgraduate scholarship


Teaching

I am teaching in Glasgow College of University of Electronic Science & Technology of China (UESTC).