Risheng Liu


Full Professor

International School of Information Science & Engineering
Dalian University of Technology of China
Dalian, China
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Short Biography

Risheng Liu is currently a full professor with the Digital Media Department at International School of Information Science & Engineering, Dalian University of Technology (DUT). He obtained his B.Sc. (2007) and Ph.D. (2012) from Dalian University of Technology, China. From 2010 to 2012, he was doing research as joint Ph.D. in robotics institute at Carnegie Mellon University. From 2016 to 2018, He was doing research as Hong Kong Scholar at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He was awarded the “Outstanding Youth Science Foundation” of the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the “Top Young Talents” in Liaoning province. He serves as the program committee of top-tier conferences, including IJCAI (Senior PC), AAAI (Senior PC), NIPS, ICML, CVPR, ICCV, ACM MM, ECCV, ICLR, etc. He also serves as editor for the Journal of Electronic Imaging (Senior Editor), The Visual Computer, and IET Image Processing.

Research Interests

  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • Computer Vision
  • Optimization


  • Journal Editor
  • Senior Editor, Journal of Electronic Imaging.
  • Associate Editor, The Visual Computer Journal.
  • Associate Editor, IET Image Processing.
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on the Visual Information Processing for Underwater Images and Videos: Theories, Algorithms, and Applications, Signal Processing: Image Communication.
  • Journal Reviewer
  • Senior Program Committee
  • Program Committee
  • Area Chair


  • 2020

    1. A Convergent Framework with Learnable Feasibility for Hadamard-based Image Recovery.
      Yiyang Wang, Long Ma, Risheng Liu
      CVIU (CCF-B)
    2. A Deep Framework Assembling Principled Modules for CS-MRI: Unrolling Perspective, Convergence Behaviors, and Practical Modeling.
      Risheng Liu, Yuxi Zhang, Shichao Cheng, Zhongxuan Luo, Xin Fan
      IEEE TMI (CCF-B)
    3. Location-aware and Regularization-adaptive Correlation Filters for Robust Visual Tracking.
      Risheng Liu, Qianru Chen, Yuansheng Yao, Xin Fan, Zhongxuan Luo
    4. Investigating Task-driven Latent Feasibility for Nonconvex Image Modeling.
      Risheng Liu, Pan Mu, Jian Chen, Xin Fan, Zhongxuan Luo
      IEEE TIP (CCF-A)
    5. Learning Hadamard-Product-Propagation for Image Dehazing and Beyond.
      Risheng Liu, Shiqi Li, Jinyuan Liu, Long Ma, Xin Fan, Zhongxuan Luo
    6. A Generic First-Order Algorithmic Framework for Bi-Level Programming Beyond Lower-Level Singleton.
      Risheng Liu, Pan Mu, Xiaoming Yuan, Shangzhi Zeng, Jin Zhang
      ICML (CCF-A)
    7. Dual Neural Networks Coupling Data Regression with Explicit Priors for Monocular 3D Face Reconstruction.
      Xin Fan, Shichao Cheng, Kang Huyan, Minjun Hou, Risheng Liu, Zhongxuan Luo
      IEEE TMM (CCF-B)
    8. Bi-level Probabilistic Feature Learning for Deformable Image Registration.
      Risheng Liu, Zi Li, Yuxi Zhang, Xin Fan, Zhongxuan Luo
      IJCAI (CCF-A)
    9. Image Restoration via Data-dependent Proximal Averaged Optimization.
      Pan Mu, Jian Chen, Risheng Liu, Wei Zhong, Xin Fan, Zhongxuan Luo
      ICASSP (CCF-B)
    10. Principle-Inspired Multi-Scale Aggregation Network for Extremely Low-Light Image Enhancement.
      Jiaao Zhang, Risheng Liu, Long Ma, Wei Zhong, Xin Fan, Zhongxuan Luo
      ICASSP (CCF-B)
    11. Sequential Deep Unrolling with Flow Priors for Robust Video Deraining.
      Xinwei Xue, Ying Ding, Pan Mu, Long Ma, Risheng Liu, Xin Fan
      ICASSP (CCF-B)
    12. Real-world Underwater Enhancement: Challenges, Benchmarks, and Solutions under Natural Light.
      Risheng Liu, Xin Fan, Ming Zhu, Minjun Hou, Zhongxuan Luo
    13. Knowledge-driven Deep Unrolling for Robust Image Layer Separation.
      Risheng Liu, Zhiying Jiang, Xin Fan, Zhongxuan Luo
    14. Flexible Bilevel Image Layer Modeling for Robust Deraining.
      Jian Chen, Pan Mu, Risheng Liu, Xin Fan, Zhongxuan Luo
      ICME (CCF-B)
  • 2019

    1. Semi-supervised Skin Detection by Network with Mutual Guidance.
      Yi He, Jiayuan Shi, Chuan Wang, Haibin Huang, Jiaming Liu, Guanbin Li, Risheng Liu, Jue Wang
      ICCV (CCF-A)
    2. Learning diffusion on global graph: A PDE-directed approach for feature detection on geometric shapes.
      Nannan Li, Shengfa Wang, Risheng Liu, Ziqiao Guan, Zhixun Su, Zhongxuan Luo, Hong Qin
      CAGD (CCF-B)
    3. Learning Aggregated Transmission Propagation Networks for Haze Removal and Beyond.
      Risheng Liu, Xin Fan, Minjun Hou, Zhiying Jiang, Zhongxuan Luo, Lei Zhang
    4. Learning Converged Propagations with Deep Prior Ensemble for Image Enhancement.
      Risheng Liu, Long Ma, Yiyang Wang, Lei Zhang
      IEEE TIP (CCF-A)
    5. Toward Efficient Image Representation: Sparse Concept Discriminant Matrix Factorization.
      Meng Pang, Yiu-ming Cheung, Risheng Liu, Jian Lou, Chuang Lin
    6. Robust Heterogeneous Discriminative Analysis for Face Recognition with Single Sample per Person.
      Meng Pang, Yiu-ming Cheung, Binghui Wang, Risheng Liu
      Pattern Recognition (CCF-B)
    7. Blind Image Deblurring via Adaptive Optimization with Flexible Sparse Structure Control.
      Risheng Liu, Caisheng Mao, Zhihui Wang and Haojie Li
      JCST (CCF-B)
    8. Deep Proximal Unrolling: Algorithmic Framework, Convergence Analysis and Applications.
      Risheng Liu, Shichao Cheng, Long Ma, Xin Fan, Zhongxuan Luo
      IEEE TIP (CCF-A)
    9. On the Convergence of Learning-based Iterative Methods for Nonconvex Inverse Problems.
      Risheng Liu, Shichao Cheng, Yi He, Xin Fan, Zhouchen Lin, Zhongxuan Luo
    10. A Theoretically Guaranteed Deep Optimization Framework for Robust Compressive Sensing MRI.
      Risheng Liu, Yuxi Zhang, Shichao Cheng, Xin Fan, Zhongxuan Luo
      AAAI (CCF-A)
    11. Task Embedded Coordinate Update: A Realizable Framework for Multivariate Non-convex Optimization.
      Yiyang Wang, Risheng Liu, Long Ma, Xiaoliang Song
      AAAI (CCF-A)
    12. Exploiting Local Feature Patterns for Unsupervised Domain Adaptation.
      Jun Wen, Risheng Liu, Nenggan Zheng, Qian Zheng, Zhefeng Gong, Junsong Yuan
      AAAI (CCF-A)
    13. Asynchronous Proximal Stochastic Gradient Algorithm for Composition Optimization Problems.
      Pengfei Wang, Risheng Liu, Nenggan Zheng, Zhefeng Gong
      AAAI (CCF-A)
    14. Compounded Layer-prior Unrolling: A Unified Transmission-based Image Enhancement Framework.
      Risheng Liu, Minjun Hou, Jinyuan Liu, Xin Fan and Zhongxuan Luo
      ICME (CCF-B)
    15. Enhanced Residual Dense Intrinsic Network for Intrinsic Image Decomposition.
      Risheng Liu, Cheng Yang, Long Ma, Miao Zhang, Xin Fan and Zhongxuan Luo
      ICME (CCF-B)
  • 2018

    1. Designing a Stable Feedback Control System for Blind Image Deconvolution.
      Shichao Cheng, Risheng Liu, Xin Fan, Zhongxuan Luo
      Neural Networks (CCF-B)
    2. A Bridging Framework for Model Optimization and Deep Propagation.
      Risheng Liu, Shichao Cheng, Xiaokun Liu, Long Ma, Xin Fan, Zhongxuan Luo
      NIPS (CCF-A)
    3. Learning Collaborative Generation Correction Modules for Blind Image Deblurring and Beyond.
      Risheng Liu, Yi He, Shichao Cheng, Xin Fan, and Zhongxuan Luo
      ACM Multimedia (CCF-A)
    4. Factorization-free On-line Kernel Learning for Unlabeled Chunk Data Streams.
      Yi Wang, Nan Xue, Xin Fan, Jiebo Luo, Risheng Liu, Bin Chen, Haojie Li, and Zhongxuan Luo
      IJCAI (CCF-A)
    5. Toward Designing Convergent Deep Operator Splitting Methods for Task-specific Nonconvex Optimization.
      Risheng Liu, Shichao Cheng, Yi He, Xin Fan, and Zhongxuan Luo
      IJCAI (CCF-A)
    6. Proximal Alternating Direction Networks: A Globally Converged Deep Unrolling Framework.
      Risheng Liu, Xin Fan, Shichao Cheng, Xiangyu Wang and Zhongxuan Luo
      AAAI (CCF-A)
    7. Self-reinforced Cascaded Regression for Face Alignment.
      Xin Fan, Risheng Liu, Kang Huyan and Zhongxuan Luo
      AAAI (CCF-A)
    8. Unsupervised Representation Learning with Long-Term Dynamics for Skeleton Based Action Recognition.
      Nenggan Zheng, Jun Wen, Risheng Liu, Liangqu Long, Jianhua Dai and Zhefeng Gong
      AAAI (CCF-A)
    9. Deep Layer Prior Optimization For Single Image Rain Streaks Removal.
      Risheng Liu, Zhiying Jiang, Long Ma, Xin Fan, Haojie Li, Zhongxuan Luo
      ICASSP (CCF-B)
    10. Robust Haze Removal via Joint Deep Transmission and Scene Propagation.
      Risheng Liu, Shiqi Li, Long Ma, Xin Fan, Haojie Li, Zhongxuan Luo
      ICASSP (Oral) (CCF-B)
    11. Single Image Layer Separation via Deep ADMM Unrolling.
      Risheng Liu, Zhiying Jiang, Xin Fan, Haojie Li, Zhongxuan Luo
      ICME (Oral) (CCF-B)

  • 2017

    1. Adaptive Low-Rank Subspace Learning with Online Optimization for Robust Visual Tracking.
      Risheng Liu, Di Wang, Yuzhuo Han, Xin Fan,and Zhongxuan Luo
      Neural Networks (CCF-B)
    2. Online Low-Rank Representation Learning for Joint Multi-Subspace Recovery and Clustering.
      Bo Li,Risheng Liu, Junjie Cao, Jie Zhang, Yukun Lai, and Xiuping Liu
      IEEE TIP (CCF-A)
    3. Explicit Shape Regression with Characteristic Number for Facial Landmark Localization.
      Xin Fan, Risheng Liu, Zhongxuan Luo, Yuntao Li, and Yuyao Feng
      IEEE TMM (CCF-B)
    4. Deep Location-Specific Tracking.
      Lingxiao Yang, Risheng Liu, David Zhang, and Lei Zhang
      ACM Multimedia (CCF-A)
    5. Deep Hybrid Residual Learning with Statistic Priors for Single Image Super-Resolution.
      Risheng Liu, Xiangyu Wang, Xin Fan, Haojie Li, and Zhongxuan Luo
      ICME (Oral)(CCF-B)
    6. Blind Image Deblurring via Adaptive Dynamical System Learning.
      Risheng Liu, Shichao Cheng, Xin Fan, Zhongxuan Luo
      ICME (Oral)(CCF-B)
    7. Leveraging Geometric Correlation for Input-adaptive Facial Landmark Regression.
      Yuyao Feng, Risheng Liu, Xin Fan, Kang, Huyan, and Zhongxuan Luo
      ICME (CCF-B)
    8. Robust Heterogeneous Discriminative Analysis for Single Sample Per Person Face Recognition.
      Meng Pang, Yiuming Chueng, Binghui Wang, Risheng Liu
      CIKM (CCF-B)
  • 2016

    1. Learning to Diffuse: A New Perspective to Design PDEs for Visual Analysis.
      Risheng Liu, Guangyu Zhong, Junjie Cao, Zhouchen Lin, Shiguang Shan, and Zhongxuan Luo
    2. Subspace Segmentation by Dense Block and Sparse Representation.
      Kewei Tang, David B. Dunson, Zhixun Su, Risheng Liu, Jie Zhang and Jiangxin Dong
      Neural Networks (CCF-B)
    3. Linearized Alternating Direction Method with Penalization for Nonconvex and Nonsmooth Optimization.
      Yiyang Wang, Risheng Liu, Xiaoliang Song and Zhixun Su
      AAAI (CCF-A)
  • 2015 and before

    1. Characteristic Number Regression for Facial Feature Extraction.
      Yuntao Li, Xin Fan, Risheng Liu, Yuyao Feng, Zhongxuan Luo and Zezhou Li
      ICME 2015 (Oral, Best Student Paper Award)(CCF-B)
    2. Matrix Factorization with Column L0-Norm Constraint for Robust Mult-subspace Analysis.
      Binghui Wang, Risheng Liu, Chuang Lin, Xin Fan
      ICDM(W) 2015 (CCF-B)
    3. Linearized Alternating Direction Method with Parallel Splitting and Adaptive Penalty for Separable Convex Programs in Machine Learning.
      Zhouchen Lin, Risheng Liu, and Huan Li
      Machine Learning Journal 2015 (CCF-B)
    4. Learning Markov Random Walks for Robust Subspace Clustering and Estimation.
      Risheng Liu, Zhouchen Lin, and Zhixun Su
      Neural Networks 2014 (CCF-B)
    5. Structure-Constrained Low-Rank Representation.
      Kewei Tang, Risheng Liu, Zhixun Su and Jie Zhang
      IEEE TNNLS 2014 (CCF-B)
    6. Adaptive Partial Differential Equation Learning for Visual Saliency Detection.
      Risheng Liu, Junjie Cao, Zhouchen Lin and Shiguang Shan
      CVPR 2014 (Oral)(CCF-A)
    7. Motion Blur Kernel Estimation via Salient Edges and Low-Rank Prior.
      Jinshan Pan, Risheng Liu, Zhixun Su and Guili Liu
      ICME 2014 (Oral)(CCF-B)
    8. Robust Visual Tracking Using Latent Subspace Projection Pursuit.
      Wei Jin, Risheng Liu, Zhixun Su, Changcheng Zhang and Shanshan Bai
      ICME 2014 (Oral, Best Student Paper Award)(CCF-B)
    9. Incremental Robust Local Dictionary Learning for Visual Tracking.
      Shanshan Bai, Risheng Liu, Zhixun Su, Changcheng Zhang and Jin Wei
      ICME 2014 (CCF-B)
    10. Low-Rank Structure Learning via Nonconvex Heuristic Recovery.
      Yue Deng, Qionghai Dai, Risheng Liu, Zengke Zhang, Sanqing Hu
      IEEE TNNLS 2013 (CCF-B)
    11. Fixed-Rank Representation for Unsupervised Visual Learning.
      Risheng Liu, Zhouchen Lin, Fernando De la Torre, Zhixun Su
      CVPR 2012 (CCF-A)
    12. Linearized Alternating Direction Method with Adaptive Penalty for Low-Rank Representation.
      Zhouchen Lin, Risheng Liu, Zhixun Su
      NeurIPS 2011 (CCF-A)
    13. Feature Extraction by Learning Lorentzian Metric Tensor and Its Extensions.
      Risheng Liu, Zhouchen Lin, Zhixun Su, Kewei Tang
      Pattern Recognition 2010 (CCF-B)
    14. Learning PDEs for Image Restoration via Optimal Control.
      Risheng Liu, Zhouchen Lin, Wei Zhang, Zhixun Su
      ECCV 2010 (CCF-B)