Dehong Liu

Dehong Liu
  • Biography

    Prior to joining MERL in 2010, Dehong worked at Duke University as a post-doctoral Research Associate (2003-2008), Research Scientist (2008-2010) and Sr. Research Scientist (2010). His main research interests include compressive sensing, signal processing and machine learning.

  • Recent News & Events

    •  NEWS    Bingnan Wang gave seminar talk at WEMPEC in University of Wisconsin-Madison
      Date: October 28, 2022
      MERL Contacts: Dehong Liu; Bingnan Wang; Jinyun Zhang
      Research Areas: Applied Physics, Data Analytics, Multi-Physical Modeling
      Brief
      • MERL researcher Bingnan Wang gave seminar talk at Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC), which is recognized globally for its sustained contributions to electric machines and power electronics technology. He gave an overview of MERL research, especially on electric machines, and introduced our recent work on quantitative eccentricity fault diagnosis technologies for electric motors, including physical-model approach using improved winding function theory, and data-driven approach using topological data analysis to effectively differentiate signals from different fault conditions.

        The seminar was given on Teams. MERL researchers Jin Zhang, Dehong Liu, Yusuke Sakamoto and Bingnan Wang held meetings with WEMPEC faculty members before the seminar to discuss various research topics, and met virtually with students after the talk.
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    •  NEWS    MERL presenting 13 papers and an industry talk at ICASSP 2020
      Date: May 4, 2020 - May 8, 2020
      Where: Virtual Barcelona
      MERL Contacts: Karl Berntorp; Petros T. Boufounos; Chiori Hori; Toshiaki Koike-Akino; Jonathan Le Roux; Dehong Liu; Yanting Ma; Hassan Mansour; Philip V. Orlik; Anthony Vetro; Pu (Perry) Wang; Gordon Wichern
      Research Areas: Computational Sensing, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Signal Processing, Speech & Audio
      Brief
      • MERL researchers are presenting 13 papers at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech & Signal Processing (ICASSP), which is being held virtually from May 4-8, 2020. Petros Boufounos is also presenting a talk on the Computational Sensing Revolution in Array Processing (video) in ICASSP’s Industry Track, and Siheng Chen is co-organizing and chairing a special session on a Signal-Processing View of Graph Neural Networks.

        Topics to be presented include recent advances in speech recognition, audio processing, scene understanding, computational sensing, array processing, and parameter estimation. Videos for all talks are available on MERL's YouTube channel, with corresponding links in the references below.

        This year again, MERL is a sponsor of the conference and will be participating in the Student Job Fair; please join us to learn about our internship program and career opportunities.

        ICASSP is the flagship conference of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and the world's largest and most comprehensive technical conference focused on the research advances and latest technological development in signal and information processing. The event attracts more than 2000 participants each year. Originally planned to be held in Barcelona, Spain, ICASSP has moved to a fully virtual setting due to the COVID-19 crisis, with free registration for participants not covering a paper.
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  • Awards

    •  AWARD    GRSS 2014 Symposium Prize Paper Award
      Date: May 1, 2014
      Awarded to: Dehong Liu and Petros T. Boufounos
      Awarded for: "Synthetic Aperture Imaging Using a Randomly Steered Spotlight"
      Awarded by: IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS)
      MERL Contacts: Dehong Liu; Petros T. Boufounos
      Research Area: Computational Sensing
      Brief
      • Dehong Liu and Petros T. Boufounos are the recipients of the the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society 2014 Symposium Prize Paper Award for their paper "Synthetic Aperture Imaging Using a Randomly Steered Spotlight," presented at IGARSS 2013 (TR2013-070).
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  • Internships with Dehong

    • MD1891: Electric machine monitoring technologies

      MERL is looking for a self-motivated intern to work on electric machine monitoring, fault detection, and predictive maintenance. The ideal candidate would be a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering or computer science with solid research background in electric machines, signal processing, and machine learning. Proficiency in MATLAB and Simulink is necessary. The intern is expected to collaborate with MERL researchers to perform simulations, analyze experimental data, and prepare manuscripts for scientific publications. The total duration is anticipated to be 3 months and the start date is flexible. This internship requires work that can only be done at MERL.

    • MD1937: Mechanical vibration analysis

      MERL is looking for a self-motivated intern to work on monitoring of motor drive system via vibration analysis. The ideal candidate would be a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering or mechanical engineering with solid research background in signal processing, vibration analysis, and mechanical system. Proficiency in Matlab or other related software is necessary. Experience in machine learning is a plus. The intern is expected to collaborate with MERL researchers to perform model simulation, data analysis, and prepare manuscripts for scientific publications. The total duration is anticipated to be 3 months and the start date is flexible. This internship requires work that can only be done at MERL.

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  • MERL Publications

    •  Liu, D., Inoue, H., Kanemaru, M., "Robust Motor Current Signature Analysis (MCSA)-based Fault Detection under Varying Operating Conditions", 2022 International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems, November 2022.
      BibTeX
      • @inproceedings{Liu2022nov2,
      • author = {Liu, Dehong and Inoue, Hiroshi and Kanemaru, Makoto},
      • title = {Robust Motor Current Signature Analysis (MCSA)-based Fault Detection under Varying Operating Conditions},
      • booktitle = {2022 International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems},
      • year = 2022,
      • month = nov
      • }
    •  Zheng, X., Liu, D., Inoue, H., Kanemaru, M., "Eccentricity Severity Estimation of Induction Machines using a Sparsity-Driven Regression Model", The Fourteenth Annual Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, October 2022.
      BibTeX TR2022-126 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Zheng2022oct,
      • author = {Zheng, Xiangtian and Liu, Dehong and Inoue, Hiroshi and Kanemaru, Makoto},
      • title = {Eccentricity Severity Estimation of Induction Machines using a Sparsity-Driven Regression Model},
      • booktitle = {The Fourteenth Annual Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition},
      • year = 2022,
      • month = oct,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-126}
      • }
    •  de Castro, M., Wang, Y., Vanfretti, L., Wang, H., Liu, D., Bortoff, S.A., Takegami, T., "Modeling, Simulation and Control of Turboelectric Propulsion Systems for More Electric Aircrafts using Modelica", AIAA Aviation Forum, DOI: 10.2514/​6.2022-3873, June 2022, pp. 3873.
      BibTeX TR2022-087 PDF
      • @inproceedings{deCastro2022jun,
      • author = {de Castro, Marcelo and Wang, Yebin and Vanfretti, Luigi and Wang, Hongyu and Liu, Dehong and Bortoff, Scott A. and Takegami, Tomoki},
      • title = {Modeling, Simulation and Control of Turboelectric Propulsion Systems for More Electric Aircrafts using Modelica},
      • booktitle = {AIAA Aviation Forum},
      • year = 2022,
      • pages = 3873,
      • month = jun,
      • doi = {10.2514/6.2022-3873},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-087}
      • }
    •  Tohme, T., Liu, D., Youcef-Toumi, C., "GSR: A Generalized Symbolic Regression Approach", arXiv, May 2022.
      BibTeX arXiv
      • @article{Tohme2022mar,
      • author = {Tohme, Tony and Liu, Dehong and Youcef-Toumi, Camal},
      • title = {GSR: A Generalized Symbolic Regression Approach},
      • journal = {arXiv},
      • year = 2022,
      • month = may,
      • url = {https://arxiv.org/abs/2205.15569}
      • }
    •  Yu, L., Liu, D., Mansour, H., Boufounos, P.T., "Fast and High-Quality Blind Multi-Spectral Image Pansharpening", IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, DOI: 10.1109/​TGRS.2021.3091329, Vol. 60, pp. 1-17, January 2022.
      BibTeX TR2022-004 PDF
      • @article{Yu2022jan,
      • author = {Yu, Lantao and Liu, Dehong and Mansour, Hassan and Boufounos, Petros T.},
      • title = {Fast and High-Quality Blind Multi-Spectral Image Pansharpening},
      • journal = {IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing},
      • year = 2022,
      • volume = 60,
      • pages = {1--17},
      • month = jan,
      • doi = {10.1109/TGRS.2021.3091329},
      • issn = {1558-0644},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-004}
      • }
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  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "Multi-Layer Axial and Radial flux Vernier Permanent Magnet Motor"
      Inventors: Zhou, Lei; Wang, Bingnan; Lin, Chungwei; Liu, Dehong; Wang, Yebin; Teo, Koon Hoo
      Patent No.: 11,502,564
      Issue Date: Nov 15, 2022
    • Title: "Systems and Methods for Blind Multi-Spectral Image Fusion"
      Inventors: Liu, Dehong; Ma, Yanting; Mansour, Hassan; Boufounos, Petros T.; Yu, Lantao
      Patent No.: 11,481,876
      Issue Date: Oct 25, 2022
    • Title: "Estimation Device and Estimation Method"
      Inventors: Hana, Norihiko; Akiyoshi, Masao; Liu, Dehong
      Patent No.: 11428612
      Issue Date: Aug 30, 2022
    • Title: "EMI reduction in PWM inverters using adaptive frequency modulated carriers"
      Inventors: Liu, Dehong; Sugawara, Retsu; Orlik, Philip V.
      Patent No.: 11,258,357
      Issue Date: Feb 22, 2022
    • Title: "Tomographic Imaging System"
      Inventors: Mansour, Hassan; Kadu, Ajinkya; Boufounos, Petros T.; Liu, Dehong
      Patent No.: 11,204,317
      Issue Date: Dec 21, 2021
    • Title: "Method for Estimating Bearing Fault Severity for Induction Motors"
      Inventors: Wang, Bingnan; Zhang, Shen; Kanemaru, Makoto; Lin, Chungwei; Liu, Dehong; Teo, Koon Hoo
      Patent No.: 11,099,101
      Issue Date: Aug 24, 2021
    • Title: "Robust Image Registration For Multiple Rigid Transformed Images"
      Inventors: Liu, Dehong; Mansour, Hassan; Boufounos, Petros T.
      Patent No.: 10,949,987
      Issue Date: Mar 16, 2021
    • Title: "Systems and Methods for Multi-Spectral Image Fusion Using Unrolled Projected Gradient Descent and Convolutinoal Neural Network"
      Inventors: Liu, Dehong; Lohit, Suhas; Mansour, Hassan; Boufounos, Petros T.
      Patent No.: 10,891,527
      Issue Date: Jan 12, 2021
    • Title: "System and Method for Robust Sensor Localization Based on Euclidean Distance Matrix"
      Inventors: Liu, Dehong; Mansour, Hassan; Boufounos, Petros T.; Kamilov, Ulugbek
      Patent No.: 10,823,845
      Issue Date: Nov 3, 2020
    • Title: "System and Method for Fused Radar Imaging Under Position Ambiguity of Antennas"
      Inventors: Mansour, Hassan; Liu, Dehong; Kamilov, Ulugbek; Boufounos, Petros T.
      Patent No.: 10,677,915
      Issue Date: Jun 9, 2020
    • Title: "SPARSITY ENFORCING NEURAL NETWORK"
      Inventors: Kamilov, Ulugbek; Mansour, Hassan; Liu, Dehong
      Patent No.: 10,657,446
      Issue Date: May 19, 2020
    • Title: "System and Method for Determining Structure of Material"
      Inventors: Kamilov, Ulugbek; Liu, Dehong; Mansour, Hassan
      Patent No.: 10,571,408
      Issue Date: Feb 25, 2020
    • Title: "System and Method for Radar Imaging Using Distributed Moving Platforms Under Unknown Position Perturbations"
      Inventors: Liu, Dehong; Kamilov, Ulugbek; Boufounos, Petros T.
      Patent No.: 10,545,232
      Issue Date: Jan 28, 2020
    • Title: "Systems and Methods for Multi-Spectral Image Super-Resolution"
      Inventors: Liu, Dehong; Wen, Bihan; Kamilov, Ulugbek; Mansour, Hassan; Boufounos, Petros T.
      Patent No.: 10,482,576
      Issue Date: Nov 19, 2019
    • Title: "ONLINE CONVOLUTIONAL DICTIONARY LEARNING"
      Inventors: Kamilov, Ulugbek; Degraux, Kevin; Boufounos, Petros T.; Liu, Dehong
      Patent No.: 10,409,888
      Issue Date: Sep 10, 2019
    • Title: "System and Method for Processing Images using Online Tensor Robust Principal Component Analysis"
      Inventors: Liu, Dehong; Zhang, Zemin; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 10,217,018
      Issue Date: Feb 26, 2019
    • Title: "Systems and Methods of Fusing Multi-angle View HD Images Based on Epipolar Geometry and Matrix Completion"
      Inventors: Liu, Dehong; Ma, Yanting; Mansour, Hassan; Kamilov, Ulugbek; Taguchi, Yuichi; Boufounos, Petros T.; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 10,212,410
      Issue Date: Feb 19, 2019
    • Title: "Method and System for Autofocus Radar Imaging"
      Inventors: Liu, Dehong
      Patent No.: 10,209,356
      Issue Date: Feb 19, 2019
    • Title: "System and Method for Radar Imaging Using Distributed Arrays and Compressive Sensing"
      Inventors: Liu, Dehong; Kamilov, Ulugbek; Boufounos, Petros T.
      Patent No.: 10,042,046
      Issue Date: Aug 7, 2018
    • Title: "System and Method for 3D Imaging using Compressive Sensing with Hyperplane Multi-Baseline Data"
      Inventors: Liu, Dehong; Boufounos, Petros T.
      Patent No.: 9,971,031
      Issue Date: May 15, 2018
    • Title: "System and Method for Through-the-Wall-Radar-Imaging using Total-Variation Denoising"
      Inventors: Handa, Hiroyuki; Mansour, Hassan; Liu, Dehong; Kamilov, Ulugbek
      Patent No.: 9,971,019
      Issue Date: May 15, 2018
    • Title: "System and Method for 3D Imaging Using a Moving Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Linear Antenna Array"
      Inventors: Liu, Dehong
      Patent No.: 9,948,362
      Issue Date: Apr 17, 2018
    • Title: "System and Method for 3D SAR Imaging using Compressive Sensing with Multi-Platform, Multi-Baseline and Multi-PRF Data"
      Inventors: Liu, Dehong; Boufounos, Petros T.
      Patent No.: 9,864,054
      Issue Date: Jan 9, 2018
    • Title: "Fault Detection in Induction Motors Based on Current Signature Analysis"
      Inventors: Liu, Dehong
      Patent No.: 9,618,583
      Issue Date: Apr 11, 2017
    • Title: "System and Method for Multiple Spotlight Synthetic Radar Imaging Using Random Beam Steering"
      Inventors: Liu, Dehong; Boufounos, Petros T.
      Patent No.: 9,335,410
      Issue Date: May 10, 2016
    • Title: "Method and System for Through-the-Wall Imaging using Compressive Sensing and MIMO Antenna Arrays"
      Inventors: Boufounos, Petros T.; Li, Li; Liu, Dehong; Mansour, Hassan; Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 9,261,592
      Issue Date: Feb 16, 2016
    • Title: "Method and System for Random Steerable Sar Using Compressive Sensing"
      Inventors: Liu, Dehong; Boufounos, Petros T.
      Patent No.: 9,182,483
      Issue Date: Nov 10, 2015
    • Title: "Method for Pan-Sharpening Panchromatic and Multispectral Images Using Wavelet Dictionaries"
      Inventors: Liu, Dehong; Boufounos, Petros T.
      Patent No.: 8,699,790
      Issue Date: Apr 15, 2014
    • Title: "Method for Pan-Sharpening Panchromatic and Multispectral Images Using Dictionaries"
      Inventors: Liu, Dehong; Boufounos, Petros T.
      Patent No.: 8,693,771
      Issue Date: Apr 8, 2014
    • Title: "High Resolution SAR Imaging Using Non-Uniform Pulse Timing"
      Inventors: Boufounos, Petros T.; Liu, Dehong
      Patent No.: 8,487,808
      Issue Date: Jul 16, 2013
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