Dr Xing Liang


I am a lecturer in computer science in the Department of Networks and Digital Media, School of Computer Science and Mathematics. I received the PhD degree in mobile satellite communications from the University of Bradford, UK. Over the past 15 years, I have been involved in multiple EU and UK research projects: H2020 ENSURESEC, H2020 EUNOMIA, EPSRC COMCORD, IST FIFTH, IST SatNEx, and  Dunhill Medical Trust funded ATDA-BSL, and several industrial related research projects.

My commitment to academic excellence extends to serving as a reviewer for prestigious journals such as Journal of Grid Computing (IF 5.5), Journal of Pattern Analysis and Applications (IF 3.9),  IEEE Access (IF 3.9), IEEE IT Professionals (IF 2.6).

My research mainly focuses on applying computer vision, deep learning, machine learning and natural language processing in:

  • Cyber-physical system security: intrusion detection, anomaly detection, zero trust
  • Social media security: fake news detection, deepfakes, information trustworthiness 
  • Healthcare: early stage dementia diagnosis for BSL users with computer vision, AI for medical diagnosis
  • Others: AI-assisted thermal system modelling, tracking/recognising gestures in sign languages, object detection, Internet of Things, heterogeneous networks, ecommerce fraud detection  
  • Quantum Machine Learning

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Computer Science


  • PhD Mobile Satellite Communication Networks, University of Bradford, UK
  • MSc (Distinction) Radio Frequency Communications Engineering, University of Bradford, UK
  • BEng (First Hons) Electronics & Electrical Engineering, Heilongjiang University, China & University of Bradford, UK

Teaching and learning

Teaching Credentials:

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Teacher/Module Leader: CI7520 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (Level 7)

Teacher: CI6280 Threat Hunting, Analysis and Mitigation (Level 6)

Teacher: CI5450 Professional Environments 2 (Level 5)

Project Supervision: CI6660 Final Year Project / CI7000 MSc Project Dissertation 

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


Areas of specialism

  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Cyber-Physical Systems Security
  • Social Media Security

Research student supervision


Number of items: 29.


Guo, Weishuang, Zhang, Zujing, Liang, Xing, Wu, Hongwei, Ge, Liang and Mao, Ruiyong (2024) Numerical study on the heat transfer performance of mine ice-storage cooling device. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 223, p. 125255. ISSN (print) 0017-9310

Zhang, Zujing, Guo, Weishuang, Mao, Ruiyong, Ge, Liang, Liang, Xing and Wu, Hongwei (2024) Performance analysis of an improved temperature control scheme with cold stored in surrounding rock for underground refuge chamber. Applied Thermal Engineering, 236(B), p. 121589. ISSN (print) 1359-4311

Guo, Weishuang, Zhang, Zujing, Wu, Hongwei, Ge, Liang, Liang, Xing and Mao, Ruiyong (2023) Experimental study on cooling and dehumidification performance of an ice storage air conditioner used in underground refuge chamber. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 146, p. 106930. ISSN (print) 0735-1933

Zhang, Zujing, Guo, Weishuang, Wu, Hongwei, Ge, Liang, Liang, Xing and Mao, Ruiyong (2023) Thermal performance of an ice storage device for cooling compressed mine air in high-temperature mine refuge chambers. Applied Thermal Engineering, p. 121101. ISSN (print) 1359-4311 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Lan, Jiang, Zhang, Zujing, Liang, Xing, Wu, Hongwei, Wang, Gang and Mao, Ruiyong (2023) Experimental and numerical investigation on thermal performance of data center via fan-wall free cooling technology. Applied Thermal Engineering, p. 120467. ISSN (print) 1359-4311 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Gao, Jie, Hu, Zhuohuan, Yang, Qiguo, Liang, Xing and Wu, Hongwei (2022) Fluid flow and heat transfer in microchannel heat sinks : modelling review and recent progress. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, 29, p. 101203. ISSN (online) 2451-9049

Kasnesis, Panagiotis, Heartfield, Ryan, Liang, Xing, Toumanidis, Lazaros, Sakellari, Georgia, Patrikakis, Charalampos and Loukas, George (2021) Transformer-based identification of stochastic information cascades in social networks using text and image similarity. Applied Soft Computing, 108, p. 107413. ISSN (print) 1568-4946

Liang, Xing, Xie, Yongqi, Day, Rodney, Meng, Xianhai and Wu, Hongwei (2021) A data driven deep neural network model for predicting boiling heat transfer in helical coils under high gravity. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 166, p. 120743. ISSN (print) 0017-9310

Monachelis, Panagiotis, Kasnesis, Panagiotis, Patrikakis, Charalampos, Liang, Xing, Heartfield, Ryan, Loukas, George, Escravana, Nelson and Louca, Soulla (2020) How to trust a stranger. Cutter Business Technology Journal(5),

Angelopoulou, Anastassia, Garcia-Rodriguez, Jose, Orts-Escolano, Sergio, Kapetanios, Epaminondas, Liang, Xing, Woll, Bencie and Psarrou, Alexandra (2019) Evaluation of different chrominance models in the detection and reconstruction of faces and hands using the growing neural gas network. Pattern Analysis and Applications, 22(4), pp. 1667-1685. ISSN (print) 1433-7541

Meng, Xianhai, Duan, Zhongxiang, Yang, Qin and Liang, Xing (2018) Local PEBI grid generation method for reverse faults. Computers & Geosciences, 110, pp. 73-80. ISSN (print) 0098-3004

Zhang, Jianxing, Yang, Qin, Jigang, Li, Xianhai, Meng and Liang, Xing (2015) Representation of a velocity model with implicitly embedded interface information. Computers & Geosciences, 82, pp. 183-190. ISSN (print) 0098-3004

Wang, Anliang, Wu, Hongwei, Tang, Haibin, Liu, Yu and Liang, Xing (2013) Development and testing of a new thrust stand for micro-thrust measurement in vacuum conditions. Vacuum, 91, pp. 35-40. ISSN (print) 0042-207X

James, Jeanne, Shen, Pengbo, Nkansah, Anthony, Liang, Xing and Gomes, Nathan J. (2010) Nonlinearity and noise effects in multi-level signal millimeter-wave over fiber transmission using single-and dual-wavelength modulation. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 58(11), pp. 3189-3198. ISSN (print) 0018-9480

James, Jeanne, Shen, Pengbo, Nkansah, Anthony, Liang, Xing and Gomes, Nathan J. (2010) Millimeter-wave wireles LAN over multimode fiber system demonstration. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 22(9), pp. 601-603. ISSN (print) 1041-1135

Liang, X., Ong, F.L.C., Pillai, P., Chan, P.M.L., Mancuso, V., Koltsidas, G., Pavlidou, F.N., Caviglione, L., Ferro, E., Gotta, A., Cruickshank, H., Iyengar, S. and Fairhurst, G. (2007) Fusion of digital television, broadband internet and mobile communications - Part II of II: Future service scenarios. International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, 25(4), pp. 409-440. ISSN (print) 1542-0973

Ong, F.L.C., Liang, X., Pillai, P., Chan, P.M.L., Koltsidas, G., Pavlidou, F.N., Ferro, E., Gotta, A., Cruickshank, H., Iyengar, S., Fairhurst, G. and Mancuso, V. (2007) Fusion of digital television, broadband Internet and mobile communications—Part I: Enabling technologies. International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, 25(4), pp. 363-407. ISSN (print) 1542-0973

Conference or Workshop Item

Liang, Xing, Angelopoulou, Anastassia, Kapetanios, Epaminondas, Woll, Bencie, Al Batat, Reda and Woolfe, Tyron (2021) A multi-modal machine learning approach and toolkit to automate recognition of early stages of dementia among British Sign Language users. In: 16th European Conference on Computer Vision; 23-28 Aug 2020, Glasgow, U.K. (Held online).

Kasnesis, Panagiotis, Heartfield, Ryan, Toumanidis, Lazaros, Liang, Xing, Loukas, George and Patrikakis, Charalampos (2020) A prototype deep learning paraphrase identification service for discovering information cascades in social networks. In: International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops (ICMEW); 06-10 Jul 2020, London, U.K. (Held online).

Liang, Xing, Woll, Bencie, Kapetanios, Epaminondas, Angelopoulou, Anastasia and Al bata, Reda (2020) Machine learning for enhancing dementia screening in ageing deaf signers of British Sign Language. In: 9th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Sign Language Resources in the Service of the Language Community, Technological Challenges and Application Perspectives; 11-16 May 2020, Marseille, France (Held online).

Liang, Xing, Angelopoulou, Anastasia, Kapetanios, Epaminondas, Woll, Bencie and Batat, Reda (2019) Machine learning for enhancing dementia screening in ageing deaf signers of British Sign Language. In: 9th International Conference on Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention; 16-18 Dec 2019, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Liang, Xing, Kapetanios, Epaminondas, Woll, Bencie and Angelopoulou, Anastassia (2019) Real time hand movement trajectory tracking for enhancing dementia screening in ageing deaf signers of British Sign Language. In: Cross Domain Conference for Machine Learning and Knowledge Extraction; 26-28 Aug 2019, Canterbury, U.K..

Liang, Xing, Xie, Yongqi, Day, Rodney and Wu, Hongwei (2019) Boiling heat transfer prediction in helical coils under terrestrial gravity with artificial neural network. In: 4th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference; 14-17 Apr 2019, Las Vegas, U.S..

Liang, Xing, Angelopoulou, Anastassia, Woll, Bencie and Kapetanios, Epaminondas (2019) Enhancing dementia screening in aging deaf signers of British Sign Language via hand movement trajectories. In: RSLondonSouthEast 2019; 07 Feb 2019, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Gomes, N. J., Shen, P., James, J., Nkansah, A. and Liang, X. (2010) Indoor pico-cellular network operation based on a simple optical millimetre-wave generation scheme. In: Access Networks and In-house Communications 2010; 21-24 Jun 2010, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Liang, X., Shen, P., Nkansah, A., James, J. and Gomes,, N.J. (2009) Full downlink indoor pico-cellular network coverage using a millimeter-wave over fiber system. In: Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference 2009; 07-10 Dec 2009, Suntec City, Singapore.

Liang, X., Shen, P., James, J., Nkansah, A. and Gomes, N.J. (2009) Full downlink transmission using a millimeter-wave over fiber system for indoor pico-cellular network coverage. In: 2nd UK/Europe-China Workshop on Millimetre Waves and Terahertz Technologies; 19-21 Oct 2009, Oxford, U.K..

James, J., Shen, P., Nkansah, A., Liang, X. and Gomes, H.J. (2009) Full downlink transmission of multilevel QAM signals over mm-wave over fiber system using phase modulator and DWDM filtering. In: 2009 Asia-Pacific Microwave Photonics Conference (APMP 2009); 22-24 Apr 2009, Beijing, China.

Liang, Xing, Ong, F.L.C., Chan, P.M.L., Sheriff, R.E. and Conforto, P. (2003) Mobile internet access for high-speed trains via heterogeneous networks. In: 14th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC); 07-10 Sept 2003, Beijing, China.

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Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

External Examining

  • May 2023,  PhD External Examiner,  Thesis Title: "Developing a Novel Framework based on Deep Learning Techniques for Diagnosis of Nonerosive Reflux Disease",  King's College London, UK

Internal Examining

  • October 2023, PhD Internal Examiner, Thesis Title: "Signalling for Cyber Threat Intelligence Using Cryptographic Protocols", Kingston University London, UK
  • June 2023,  PhD Internal Examiner,  Thesis Title: "Security and Reliability for Future Multi-Hop Wireless Networks",  Kingston University London, UK

Scholarly Affiliations

  • Member, IEEE
  • Member, The Women's Engineering Society (WES) (2023-Present)
  • International conference Technical Program Committee member of ACAI (2023)