Renjie Liao

Assistant Professor
B.Eng (Beijing, China), M.Phil (Hong Kong), and PhD (Toronto)

Office: KAIS 3050
Phone: 604 827 5908



Dr. Liao has been an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) since January 2022.
Before joining UBC, he was a Visiting Faculty Researcher at Google Brain. He received his Ph.D. degree in CS in 2021 from the University of Toronto. During his Ph.D., he worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Uber Advanced Technologies Group. He received an M.Phil. degree in CS in 2015 from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2011, he received a B.Eng. degree in Automation from Beihang University. He is a recipient of RBC Graduate Fellowship and Connaught International Scholarship.
Dr. Liao welcomes M.Sc. and Ph.D. applications from self-motivated students with a strong background in mathematics and/or coding, and, interests in one or more of the following areas, deep learning / machine learning, computer vision, self-driving, neural language models, neural symbolic reasoning, and statistical learning theory. Please check Dr. Liao’s webpage for further details.

Research Interests

Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Self-Driving, Neural Language Models, Neural Symbolic Reasoning, Statistical Learning Theory

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