K. J. Ray Liu
Dr. Liu was named a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher of the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2007, where he is Christine Kim Eminent Professor of Information Technology. He leads the Maryland Signals and Information Group conducting research encompassing broad areas of information and communications technology with a recent focus on wireless AI.
Dr. Liu was a recipient of the 2016 IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Award on graduate teaching and mentoring, IEEE Signal Processing Society 2014 Society Award, IEEE Signal Processing Society 2009 Technical Achievement Award, and over a dozen of best paper awards. Recognized by Web of Science as a Highly Cited Researcher, he is a Fellow of IEEE and AAAS. His invention of Time-Reversal Machine by Origin Wireless Inc. won the 2017 CEATEC Grand Prix award.
Dr. Liu is the Immediate PastIEEE Vice President, Technical Activities. He was President of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, where he has served as Vice President – Publications and Board of Governor, and a member of the IEEE Board of Directors as Division IX Director. He has also served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Signal Processing Magazine.
He also received teaching and research recognition from the University of Maryland including university-level Invention of the Year Award; and college-level Poole and Kent Senior Faculty Teaching Award, Outstanding Faculty Research Award, and Outstanding Faculty Service Award, all earned from A. James Clark School of Engineering.
Dr. Liu served on the 2019 IEEE Entrepreneurship Steering Committee.