Faculty Spotlight

Rui Liu

What are your academic degrees?

Ph.D. from Colorado school of Mines, 2018.
Postdoc. Carnegie Mellon University, Robotics Institute, 2018-2019

What inspired you to teach/to become involved in your industry?

I dreamt of becoming a scientist to explore the most fundamental problems in industry. I am so glad that I am still on the way to my dream. For my work, I am using artificial intelligence to design the “mind” of robots; to teach them to think, and seamlessly cooperate with human beings. I think these are critical problems that we should solve before we widely use robotics technology to serve our daily life. This need drives me to do my current work.

What is the best part of your job?

Working with talented students are the most enjoyable part, in which you can share and learn from each other, while helping them to become young scientists.

Why do you like working at Kent State University?

I am attracted by the ambition and research setting of KSU, especially interested in the dynamic growth and vivid atmosphere of the college of aeronautics and engineering. I am proud that I can be a part of it and make contributions towards our students and college.

What is your favorite topic to teach?

I like teaching students about Unmanned Arial Vehicles (UAVs). 

What are you most looking forward to seeing in the future of CAE`s engineering program?

With the current course, faculty and research setting, I think  CAE is on the right track to provide top-quality cutting-edge education and research environment for our students.

POSTED: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 3:35am
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 11:45am