Zhanping Liu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor College of Business and Computer Science Division of Computer Science
Hathaway HallRoom 314G400 East Main St.Frankfort, KY 40601(502)597-6652(502) 597-6179 (fax)


Dr. Zhanping Liu is an assistant professor (tenure-track) of Computer Science at Kentucky State University. He was a 2013 summer faculty fellow of the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science at Argonne National Lab. Previously he has been: a research fellow of the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (2010 ~ 2011); a research staff member at Kitware, Inc. (2008 ~ 2010); a research scientist of the Visualization Analysis and Imaging Lab (VAIL) under the High-Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC², formerly the NSF Engineering Research Center for Computational Field Simulation) at Mississippi State University (2001 ~ 2008); and a post-doctoral associate of the Micro-CT Lab of the School of Medicine at the University of Iowa (2000 ~ 2001). He received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Peking University (2000) and the BS degree in Mathematics (with the specific major in Information Science) from Nankai University (1992), both in P. R. China. His research interests lie in computer graphics, scientific visualization (e.g., flow visualization and volume visualization), information visualization, and (bio-) medical image analysis. The primary goal of his work is to design novel visualization & analysis methods to provide deep insight into the complex pattern underlying large-scale data, investigate effective and efficient algorithms for fast as well as high-quality image generation, and develop interactive visualization & analysis systems to address real-world applications. Apart from his professional pursuit, Dr. Liu maintains a very deep interest in Chinese traditional literature as well as (Chinese and world) history. He has written a series of Chinese traditional poems (originating from his true stories coupled with his real feelings) as part of his everlasting practice in this creative art (with strict constraints on the format involving rhyme, couplet, parallelism, and antithesis). More information about Dr. Liu is available at www.zhanpingliu.org.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D. Computer Science, 2000, Peking University, P. R. China
  • B.S. Mathematics (major: Information Science), 1992, Nankai University, P. R. China