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Dr Haiming Liu

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and Technology

Dr Haiming Liu

Dr Haiming Liu joined University of Bedfordshire as a lecturer in 2011. She received her PhD on improving the interaction between users and the content-based image retrieval (CBIR) system from three perspectives: user interaction model, interactive interface and users from The Open University (UK) in 2010.

She obtained her MSc in E-Commerce at University of Sunderland (UK) and BSc in Computer Science at University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China.

Research Interests

  • Interactive multimedia information retrieval: interactive content-based information retrieval;
  • Information behaviours: information seeking, information foraging and sense making;
  • User modelling: model user interaction, user profile analysis;
  • Analytics: learning analytics, quantitative and qualitative analytics;
  • Computer science application: user experience design for e-learning, e-business and e-government.

Research opportunities

If you are interested to study a PhD degree in the above research areas, please contact me for details. For more information about application process please see the Research Graduate School


  • Liu, H., Little, S. and Rueger, S. (2011) Multimedia: Behaviour, Interfaces and Interaction, in eds. Ian Ruthven and Diane Kelly, Interactive Information-Seeking Behaviour and Retrieval, Facet Publishing.
  • Liu, H., Mulholland, P., Song, D., Uren, V. and Rueger, S. (2011) An Information Foraging Theory Based User Study of an Adaptive User Interaction Framework for Content-based Image Retrieval, Special Session: Interactive Image and Video Retrieval, The 17th International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling (MMM2011), Taipei, Taiwan, Springer
  • Liu, H., Mulholland, P., Song, D., Uren, V., and Rueger, S. (2010) Applying Information Foraging Theory to Understand User Interaction with Content-based Image Retrieval, Information Interaction in Context conference (IIiX), New Brunswick, NJ, USA
  • Zagorac, S., Llorente, A., Little, S., Liu, H., and Rueger, S. (2009) Automated Content Based Video Retrieval, TREC Video Retrieval Evaluation Notebook Papers, NIST, 2009
  • Liu, H., Zagorac, S., Uren, V., Song, D., and Rueger, S. (2009) Enabling Effective User Interactions in Content-Based Image Retrieval, The 5th Asia Information Retrieval Symposium (AIRS), pp. 265-276
  • Liu, H., Uren, V., Song, D., and Rueger, S. (2009) A Four-factor User Interaction Model for Content-Based Image Retrieval, The 2nd International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR), pp. 297-304
  • Overell, S., Llorente, A., Liu, H., Hu, R., Rae, A., Zhu, J., Song, D., and Rueger, S. (2008) MMIS at ImageCLEF 2008: Experiments Combining Different Evidence Sources, Working notes for the CLEF 2008 Workshop, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Hu, R., Rueger, S., Song, D., Liu, H., and Huang, H. (2008) Dissimilarity Measures for Content-based Image Retrieval, 2008 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2008), pp. 1365-1368
  • Liu, H., Song, D., Rueger, S., Hu, R., and Uren, V. (2008) Comparing Dissimilarity Measures for Content-based Image Retrieval, The 4th Asia Information Retrieval Symposium (AIRS), pp. 44-50
  • Llorente, A., Overell, S., Liu, H., Hu, R., Rae, A., Zhu, J., Song, D., and Rueger, S. (2008) Exploiting Term Co-occurrence for Enhancing Automated Image Annotation, 9th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, 5706, pp. 632--639
  • Uren, V., Lei, Y., Lopez, V., Liu, H., Motta, E., and Giordanino, M. (2007) The Usability of Semantic Search Tools: A Review, Knowledge Engineering Review, 22, 4, pp. 361-377
  • Liu, H. (2005) Three-factor Framework for Evaluation of ECAs. Application Research of Computers. Vol.22 No.05/163. pp. 63-65. ISSN: 1001-3695. (In Chinese)

Current Teaching Areas

  • Animation Technology
  • Digital Technologies
  • Human Computer Interaction Design
  • Multimedia Content Design and Creation
  • Supervision of Postgraduate Students (MSc and PhD)

Professional Activities

  • Reviewer for Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST)
  • Member of Interaction Design Association (IxDA)
  • Member of Multimedia Knowledge Management Network

Contact Details

Dr Haiming Liu
Lecturer in Computer Science and Technology
School of Computer Science and Technology
University of Bedfordshire
University Square
Luton LU1 3JU
T: +44 (0)1582 489168 (ext 9168)

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