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Prof. LIU Hongyu

PhD in Mathematics (CUHK)


Contact Information

Office: AC1-Y6511 
Phone: 3442-7155
Fax: 3442-0250
Email: hongyu.liuip@gmail.com hongyliu@cityu.edu.hk
Web: Personal Homepage

Research Interests

  • Inverse problems
  • Wave propagation
  • Partial differential equations
  • Mathematical materials science
  • Scattering theory
  • Spectral theory
  • Numerical analysis
  • Scientific computing
  • Mean Field Games
Hongyu Liu is a Professor at the Department of Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong. Before taking up the current position, he held faculty positions at Hong Kong Baptist University (2014-2020), University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA (2011-2014), University of Reading, UK (2010/11), and University of Washington, Seattle, USA (2007-2010). He obtained his PhD in Mathematics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2007). His research focuses on the analysis, computation and applications of inverse problems and imaging, wave propagation, partial differential equations, mathematical materials science, scattering theory, spectral theory and the theory of mean field games. He has also been working on the interplay among scattering methods, biomimetic learning and artificial intelligence.

Awards and Achievements

  • 2023 “Fellow of IOP” Institute of Physics, UK. [URL]
  • 2023 “Fellow of IMA” Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, UK. [URL]
  • 2023 “Top Cited Paper Award” IOP Publishing, UK. [URL]
  • 2023 “IOP Trusted Reviewer Status ” IOP Publishing, UK. [URL]
  • 2020 “Changjiang Chair Professorship” Changjiang Scholars Program, Ministry of Education, China. [URL]
  • 2020 “Minjiang Chair Professorship” Minjiang Scholars Program, Fujian Province, China.
  • 2019 “HKMS Young Scholar Award” Hong Kong Mathematical Society. [URL]
  • 2017 “Calderon Prize” Inverse Problems International Association. [URL]
  • 2016 “MediaV Prize” The 8th International Conference on Inverse Problems and Related Topics, Seoul, Korea. [URL]


  • Hongyu Liu and Daniel Ho, Method and system for generating a 3D image of a body shape, US Patent No. Priority No. 17/736,382.


Last update date : 27 Jan 2024