Yi-Wen Liu


Curricular Vitae (Updated Aug. 2020)


Jan 2006

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (E.E.), Stanford University, CA, USA

June 2000

M.S. E.E., Stanford University

June 1996

B.S. E.E., National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Currently Professor, Dept. Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU)
Promoted in Aug. 2020 with a title of Distinguished Professor for winning the University Teaching Excellent Award in 2014, 2017, and 2020.
Aug. 2014-Jul. 2020 Associate Professor, Dept. Electrical Engineering, NTHU
Feb. 2010-Jul. 2014 Assistant Professor, Dept. Electrical Engineering, NTHU

Feb. 2006-Jan. 2010

Research and Computing Engineer, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
(1) Maintaining and developing software for measurement of middle ear acoustic responses. Participating in a technology transfer project funded by US National Institutes of Health (NIH). Project completed Dec. 2007. Manuscripts are being prepared. Mentor: Dr. Douglas Keefe.
(2) Computer modeling of cochlea electromechanics: Wave propagation and amplification. Project funded by NIH currently. Mentor: Dr. Stephen Neely.


Dissertation: Audio Watermarking through Parametric Signal Representations.
Invented, implemented, and evaluated an audio watermarking scheme based on sine + noise signal decomposition. The scheme demonstrates robust and transparent data hiding at about 5-10 bits per second.  It also shows potential in meta data hiding for the purpose of sound source segregation, a novel application previously unexplored in the watermarking literature. 
Advisors: Dr. Julius Smith and Dr. Marina Bosi.


Summer Internship, AT&T Research Labs, Middletown, New Jersey. 
Developed signal processing algorithms for acoustic echo cancellation.  Mentors: Dr. Larry Jackel and Dr. Richard Howard. 


Summer Internship, VerbalTek Inc., San Jose, CA.
Conducted research in signal classification for speech recognition in noisy environment.
Mentor: Dr. Yoon Kim.

Fellowships, Honors, and Awards
2014, 2017, & 2020 University Teaching Excellence Awards, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU)
2013 Teaching Excellence Award, School of EECS, NTHU
2012 Merry Electro-acoustic Thesis Award (won by MS student Lu-Ming Yu)
2004 Pan Wen Yuan Foundation Scholarship
Awarded by the Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan, to selected students in China, Taiwan, and the US, pursuing a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering
1998-2001 Stanford Graduate Fellowship
Full-tuition and stipend support to students pursuing a doctoral degree in the sciences and engineering.

President's Award, National Taiwan University, (5 times)
Given to students with top 5% grade point average each semester.

Memberships and Services to the Profession
2006-now Invited lectures: 台大電信所, 台大網媒所, 交大電機系, 中央大學電機所, 清大生科院, 台科大資工所國際學程, 高雄大學應數所, 清大高中教師營, 清大電機營, 羅東高中, 花蓮高中, 宜蘭高中, 精誠中學, 台南一中, University of Nebraska School of Engineering, 日本東北大學電氣通信研究所.


Associate member, The Association for Research in Otolaryngology


Sponsored member, The American Association for the Advancement of Science


Member, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


Reviewer, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEEE Transaction on Speech and Audio Processing, IEEE Transaction on Multimedia, IEEE Transaction on Information Forensics and Security, EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, Iranian Journal on Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE).

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