Professor Honghai Liu



November 3rd - 7th, 2013

IROS2013, Tokyo, Japan

[Call for Paper]

October 13th - 16th, 2013

SMC2013, Manchester, UK

[Call for Paper]

September 25th - 28th, 2013

SSCI2013, Singapore

[Call for Paper]

May 6th - 10th, 2013

ICRA2013, Karlsruhe, Germany

[Call for Paper]

October 3th - 5th, 2012

ICIRA2012, Montreal, Canada

[Call for Papers]

July 26th, 2012

IEEE TII special section on Intelligent Sensing,

[Call for Papers]

April 10th, 2012

Mr Hongyi Li won a 2011 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Overseas Student.

December 6-9, 2011

ICIRA2011, Aachen, Germany


November 2, 2011

IEEE TII special section on Intelligent Video Systems and Analytics

[Editorial, Papers]

October 19th, 2011

ICIRA2010 journal issue in the International Journal of Humanoid Robotics

[Editorial, Papers]

May. 14th, 2011

IJUFKS special issue on Fuzzy Qualitative Reasoning,

[Editorial, Journal Issue]

March 30th, 2011

Robot Intelligence, Springer

[Review] by Choice

March 11th, 2011

Our thoughts and heartfelt sympathies are with all the people affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

November 10-12th, 2010

ICIRA2010, Shanghai China


July 31st, 2010

Dr Chan Chee Seng won the IET Malaysia Young Engineer Award 2010.

December 16-18th, 2009

ICIRA2009, Singapore


August 24th, 2009

ISR won Best Competition Prize at FUZZ-IEEE2009

October 15-17th, 2008

ICIRA2008, Wuhan China


October 17th, 2008

ISR won a Best Paper Award at ICIRA2008

January 18, 2008

Interview with IEEE Intelligent Systems Magazine


May 12th, 2008

Our thoughts and heartfelt sympathies are with all the people affected by the earthquakes in SiChuan.


October 11th, 2006

ISR won Best Student Paper Award at KES2006

August 8th, 2006

JIRS Special Issue on Model  Based Reasoning in Engineering and Robotic Systems

[Editorial, Paper]

I am Professor of Intelligent Systems, lead Intelligent Systems and Robotics Group, in the School of Creative Technologies, University of Portsmouth. I previously held research appointments at the University of London, University of Aberdeen, and project leader appointments in large-scale industrial control and system integration industry. I received a PhD in Intelligent Robotics from Kings College, University of London, UK.

In general, I am interested in approximate computation, pattern recognition, multi-sensor based information fusion and analytics, intelligent robotics and their practical applications, especially in cognition-driven biomechatronics and information abstraction, with an emphasis on approaches which could make contribution to the intelligent connection of perception to action using contextual information. For this emphasis, I have developed a framework based on approximate computing and it has been implemented into intelligent video analytics, human motion analysis, multi-fingered robot manipulation, data novelty detection and intelligent control for electric vehicle suspensions. I am an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part C, IEEE ICRA CEB, International Journal of Fuzzy Systems and KES Journal. I am also a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of IET.

I acknowledge financial support from UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), European Commissions Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), The Royal Society, UK South East England Development Agency (SEEDA), the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), British Council, national and international industrial and academic partners.

Group Members

Dr Zhaojie Ju (2012 - )

Lecturer (URL)

Dr Alexander Kadyrov (2010 - )

Exploring Human Hand Capabilities into Multifingered Robot Manipulation

Email: Alexander.Kadyrov at

Mr Nalinda Hettiarachchi (2011 - )

Human-Machine Interaction via Wireless Sensor Networks in a Rehabilitation Context

Email: Nalinda.Hettiarachchi at

Ms Qi Zhou (2012 - )

Key Control Issues for Multifingered Robot Hands

Email: qi.zhou at

Mr Lim Chern Hong (2012 - )

Vision based View-invariant Human Motion Analysis

Email: limchern.hong at

Mr Wei Zeng (2012 - )

Robot Vision for Material Categorisation

Email: wei.zeng at

Mr Yinfeng Fang (2012 - )

Multisensor Fusion for Humanoid-Robot Interaction

Email: yinfeng.fang at

Former Group Members

Hongyi Li (Ph.D. 2012)

Robust Control Design for Vehicle Active Suspension Systems with Uncertainty

Mehdi Khoury (Ph.D. 2010)

A Fuzzy Probabilistic Inference Methodology for Constrained 3D Human Motion Classification

Zhaojie Ju (Ph.D. 2010)

A Unified Fuzzy Framework for Human Hand Motion Recognition

Xiaofei Ji (Ph.D. 2010)

View-Invariant Human Action Recognition via Probabilistic Graphical Models

Jiangtao Cao (Ph.D. 2009)

Modeling and Adaptive Control of Vehicle Suspension Control Systems

Ian Morgan (Ph.D. 2009)

Fault Detection and Diagnosis based upon Elemental Analysis of Engine Lubrication Oil

Chee Seng Chan (Ph.D. 2008)

Fuzzy Qualitative Human Motion Analysis

Luke Stutters (MPhil 2007)

Navigation for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Xin Wen (Ph.D. 2010)

Novel Approaches to Motor Fault Diagnosis

Edward Smart (Ph.D. 2010)

Support Vector Machine based Approaches for Flight Data Analysis

Donggui Han (Ph.D. 2009)

Localisation for Search Robots in Catastrophic Coal Mines

Josh Fahimi (Ph.D. 2009)

A Real-Time Feature Extraction System for Human Surveillance

Piyush Goel (Ph.D. 2009)

Spiking Neuron based EEG Signal Analysis

Lewis Hibell (Ph.D. 2007)

Image Enhancement using Self-Delaying Neural Networks

Gaoxiang Ouyang (Leverhulme Fellow, 2011 - 2012 )

Analysing Human Movement via Brian Signals: a Neuroscience Approach

Zhaojie Ju (Postdoctoral Researcher, 2010 - 2012)

Probabilistic Inference and Learning for Human Manipulation Intentions

Geoff Samuel (Researcher, 2009 - 2012)

Interactive Human Motion Analysis & Synthesis

Ping Liu (Researcher, 2010 - 2011 )

Human Motion Analytics in Smart Camera Network

Tianqi Jia (Visiting Professor, 2010 - 2011)

Human Motion Centred Physiological Analysis

JianJiang Yu (Postdoctoral Researcher, 2010 - 2011)

Stochastic Analysis and Control for Networked Control Systems

Yang Wang (Postdoctoral Researcher, 2007 - 2008)

Congestion Avoidance Dynamic Routing Engine

Joe Eyles (2012 - )

Coupling Eye Tracking and Hand Movement for proactive Interaction in Internet based Conversation

Romain Depoivre (2012 - )

Coupling Eye Tracking and Hand Movement for proactive Interaction in Internet based Conversation

Mathieu Dutilh (Visiting Researcher, 2011)

Arts et Métiers Paristech Paris, France

Guillaume Gordia (Visiting Researcher, 2011)

Ingénierie Faisceaux Hertziens, France

Justine Chavez (Visiting Researcher, 2010)

Arts et Métiers Paristech Paris, France

Yuhui Shao (Visiting Researcher, 2008 - 2009)

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Intelligent Systems & Biomedical Robotics @ Portsmouth