[Univ of Cambridge] [Dept of Engineering]

Xunying Liu ΑυΡ­ΣΆ

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I am an Associate Professor in with the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong since 2016. Before joining CUHK, I was previously a Senior Research Associate in the Speech Research Group of the Machine Intelligence Laboratory, Cambridge University Engineering Department.

Prospective Students

    If you are interested in pursuing a PhD please CONTACT ME. You can find potential topical areas below. Full funding support for suitable PhD candiates are vailable from sources such as the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship, a prestigious award open every year for application. Students from outside Hong Kong and China are also encouraged to apply.

Research Interests

  • Machine learning
  • Large vocabulary continuous speech recognition
  • Language modelling
  • Speech synthesis
  • Speech and language processing
  • Big data analytics


  • ENGG1110: Problem Solving by Programming (Year 1 Undergraduate: 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • ENGG1410: Linear Algebra and Vector Calculus for Engineers (Year 1 Undergraduate: 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • SEEM5330: Speech and Language Processing (PhD/MPhil: 2017, 2018)

Research Students

  • Shoukang Hu (PhD, from 2017)
  • Max Lam (MPhil, from 2017)
  • Shansong Liu (PhD, from 2017)
  • Jianwei Yu (PhD, from 2017)
  • Junhao Xu (PhD, from 2018)
  • Xurong Xie (PhD at EE Dpt. CUHK from 2015, with Prof. Tan Lee)
  • Rongfeng Su (PhD at CAS-CUHK SIAT from 2015, with Prof. Lan Wang)

Visiting Students and Interns

  • Cathleen Law, Winnie Liu, Jinze Sha, Zhiyuan Xu (CUED UG Year 1, CUHK hosted Industrial Placement Jul-Sep 2017)
  • Hengfai Chang, Shahang Chen, Calvin Chow, Cindy Lam, Danyi Liu, Yi Wang (CUED UG Year 1 & 2, CUHK hosted Industrial Placement Jul-Sep 2018)

FYP Students

  • Chamwing Sin, Wingpan So, Haufung Tang (2017)
  • Jiani Chen, Wingchung Lau, Kahei To (2018)

Research Grants

  • Hong Kong Research Grant Council General Research Fund
  • Microsoft Research Asia Collaborative Research Grant
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong Direct Allocation Grant


  • HTK Version 3.5 Now supports DNN based acoustic modelling and RNN based language model lattice rescoring.
  • CUED-RNNLM toolkit for efficient GPU parallel training of RNN based statistical language models.

Completed Projects


Some of my published or on-going research work may be found here, or on third party sites such as ResearchGate, DPLP, and less reliably in GoogleScholar.

Contact Information

Rm. 708, William M.W. Mong Engineering Building
TEL: +852 3943 8318
Chinese University of Hong Kong FAX: +852 2603 5505
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong Email xyliu@se.cuhk.edu.hk

[Univ of Cambridge] [Dept of Engineering]