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Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Papers

  1. X. Liu, J. Yin, J. Liu, P. Ding, J. Liu*, and H. Liu, “TrajectoryCNN: a new spatio-temporal feature learning network for human motion prediction”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology Information, Accepted for publication, 2020 (*corresponding author)
  2. S.J. Jang, M. Torabinia, H. Dhrif, A. Caprio, J. Liu, S. C. Wong, and B. Mosadegh, “Development of a Hybrid Training Simulator for Structural Heart Disease Interventions”, Advanced Intelligent Systems, DOI: 10.1002/aisy.202000109, 2020.
  3. S. Wan and J. Liu, “Decode a ticking time-bomb,” J. Thorac. Dis., pp. 1–4, 2020, doi: 10.21037/jtd-2020-52.
  4. S. Wan, J. Liu, "Strength at the Cutting Edge", Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Accepted for Publication, Feb. 2020
  5. J. Liu, G. Singh, S. Al'Aref, B. Lee, O. Oleru, J. K. Min, S. Dunham, M. R. Sabuncu, B. Mosadegh. " Image Registration in Medical Robotics and Intelligent Systems: Fundamentals and Applications" Advanced Intelligent Systems, 1900048, 2019.
  6. J. Liu, S. Al'Aref, G. Singh, A. Caprio, A. A. Amiri Moghadam, S.J. Jang, S. Chiu Wong, J. K. Min, S. Dunham, B. Mosadegh. "An Augmented Reality System for Image Guidance of Percutaneous Cardiac Interventions" PLOS ONE 14(7), e0219174, 2019.
  7. Z.R. Zhang, X. Wang, J. Liu, C.S. Dai, Y. Sun, “Robotic micromanipulation – Fundamentals and Applications”, Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Automation Systems, vol. 2, pp. 181-203, 2018.
  8. X. Wang, Q.L. Zhao, L. Wang, J. Liu, H.Y. Pu, S.R. Xie, C.H. Ru, and Y. Sun, "Effect of cell inner pressure on deposition volume in microinjection," Langmuir, vol. 34, no. 35, pp. 10287–92, 2018.
  9. Z.R. Zhang, C.S. Dai, J. Huang, X. wang, J. Liu, C.H. Ru, H.Y. Pu, S.R. Xie, J.Y. Zhang, S. Moskovtsev, C. Librach, K. Jarvi, and Yu Sun, "Robotic immobilization of motile sperm for clinical intracytoplasmic sperm injection," IEEE Trans. Biomedical Engineering, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 444-452, Feb. 2019.
  10. X. Wang, Z. Zhang, H. Tao, J. Liu, S. Hopyan, eta Y. Sun, «Characterizing Inner Pressure and Stiffness of Trophoblast and Inner Cell Mass of Blastocysts», Biophys. J., vol. 115, no. 12, pp. 2443–2450, Dec. 2018.
  11. J. Liu, Z.R. Zhang, X. Wang, H.J. Liu, Q.L. Zhao, Y. Sun, “Automated Robotic Measurement of 3D Cell Morphologies,” IEEE Robotics & Automation Letters, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 499-505, 2017.
  12. X. Wang, M. Luo, H. Wu, Z.R. Zhang, J. Liu, Z.S. Xu, W. Johnson, Y. Sun, “A 3D Magnetic Tweezer System for Intra-Embryonic Navigation and Measurement", IEEE Transaction on Robotics, Vol. 34, pp. 240-247, 2018.
  13. J. Liu*, Z.R. Zhang*, X. Wang, Q.L. Zhao, S.R. Xie, Y. Sun, “Robotic Pick-and-Place of Multiple Embryos for Vitrification”, IEEE Robotics & Automation Letters, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 570-576, Apr. 2016. (*Authors contributed equally)
  14. W. Johnson, C. Dai, J. Liu, X. Wang, D. K. Luu, Z. Zhang, C. Ru, C. Zhou, M. Tan, H. Pu, S. Xie, Y. Peng, J. Luo, and Y. Sun, “A Flexure-Guided Piezo Drill for Penetrating the Zona Pellucida of Mammalian Oocytes,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, accepted for publication, doi: 10.1109/TBME.2017.2713302, 2017.
  15. Z.R. Zhang, J. Liu, J. Meriano, C.H. Ru, S.R. Xie, J. Luo, and Y. Sun, "Human sperm rheotaxis: a passive physical process," Scientific Reports, Vol. 6, article number: 23553, 2016. (*Authors contributed equally)
  16. C.Y. Shi, D.K. Luu, Q.M. Yang, J. Liu, J. Chen, C.H. Ru, S.R. Xie, Jun Luo, J. Ge, and Y. Sun, "Recent advances in nanorobotic manipulation inside scanning electron microscopes," Microsystems & Nanoengineering, Vol. 2, no. 16024, 2016.
  17. J. Liu, J. Wen, Z.R. Zhang, H.J. Liu, and Y. Sun, “Voyage inside the Cell: Microsystems and Nanoengeering for Intracellular Manipulation and Characterization”, Microsystem & Nanoengineering (a Journal by Nature Publishing Group), vol. 1, p. 15020, 2015. (Featured Article)
  18. J. Liu, C.Y. Shi, J. Wen, D.G. Pyne, H.J. Liu, C.H. Ru, S.R. Xie, Y. Sun, “Automated Vitrification of Embryos – A Robotics Approach,” Robotics & Automation Magazine, vol. 22, pp. 33-40, 2015. (Featured Article)
  19. J. Liu, V. Siragam, Z. Gong, J. Chen, M.D. Fridman, C. Leung, Z. Lu, C.H. Ru, S.R. Xie, J. Luo, R. Hamilton, and Y. Sun, "Robotic adherent cell injection (RACI) for characterizing cell-cell communication," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 62, no. 1, pp. 119-24, 2015.
  20. J. Ge, S. Xie, Y. Wang, J. Liu, H. Zhang, B. Zhou, F. Weng, C. Zhou, M. Tan, and Y. Sun, “A system for automated detection of ampoule injection impurities”, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 19-28, 2017. (Best New Application Award)
  21. J. Liu, Z. Gong, K. Tang, Z. Lu, C. Ru, J. Luo, S. Xie, and Y. Sun, "Locating end-effector tips in robotic micromanipulation," IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol. 30, pp. 125-30, 2014.
  22. J. Liu, V. Siragam, J. Chen, M.D. Fridman, R.M. Hamilton, and Y. Sun, "High-throughput measurement of gap junctional intercellular communication," American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology (AJP-Heart), Vol. 306, pp. H1708-13, 2014.
  23. D.G. Pyne*, J. Liu*, M. Abdelgawad, and Y. Sun, "Digital microfluidic processing of mammalian embryos for vitrification," PLoS ONE, Vol. 9, No. 9, pp. e108128-14, 2014.
  24. P. Sharma, C. Abbasi, S. Lazic, A.C. Teng, D. Wang, N. Dubois, V. Ignatchenko, V. Wong, J. Liu, T. Araki, M. Tiburcy, C. Ackerley, W. H. Zimmermann, R. Hamilton, Y. Sun, P. P. Liu, G. Keller, I. Stagljar, I. C. Scott, T. Kislinger, and A. O. Gramolini, “Evolutionarily conserved intercalated disc protein Tmem65 regulates cardiac conduction and connexin 43 function.,” Nature Communications, vol. 6, p. 8391, 2015.
  25. C. Ru, J. Liu, M. Pang, and Y. Sun, “Controlled ultrasonic micro-dissection of thin tissue sections,” Biomedical Microdevices, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 567–573, Aug. 2014.
  26. Z. Gong, B.K. Chen, J. Liu, and Y. Sun, "Robotic probing of nano structures inside scanning electron microscopy," IEEE Trans. Robotics, Vol. 30, pp. 758-765, 2014.
  27. J. Ge, Z. Gong, J. Chen, J. Liu, J. Nguyen, Z. Yang, C. Wang, and Y. Sun, “A System for Counting Fetal and Maternal Red Blood Cells,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 61, no. 12, pp. 2823–2829, Dec. 2014.
  28. Z. Gong, B.K Chen, J. Liu, C. Zhou, D. Anchel, X. Li, J. Ge, D.P. Bazett-Jones, and Y. Sun, "Fluorescence and SEM correlative microscopy for nanomanipulation of sub-cellular structures," Light: Science & Applications, accepted for publication, 2014. (impact factor: 13.62)
  29. H.J. Liu, J. Wen, Y. Xiao, J. Liu, S. Hopyan, M. Radisic, C.A. Simmons, and Y. Sun, "In situ mechanical characterization of cell nucleus by atomic force microscopy," ACS Nano, Vol. 8, pp. 3821-8, 2014.
  30. V. Siragam, X. Cui, S. Masse, C. Ackerley, S. Aafaqi, L. Strandberg, M. Tropak, M. D. Fridman, K. Nanthakumar, J. Liu, Y. Sun, B. Su, C. Wang, X. Liu, Y. Yan, A. Mendlowitz, and R. M. Hamilton, “Tmem43 mutation p.s358l alters intercalated disc protein expression and reduces conduction velocity in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy,” PLoS ONE, vol. 9, no. 10, pp. e109128, 2014.
  31. J. Liu, C. Leung, Z. Lu, and Y. Sun, "Quantitative analysis of locomotive behavior of human sperm head and tail," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 60, pp. 390-396, 2013.
  32. J. Liu, C. Moraes, Z. Lu, C.A. Simmons, and Y. Sun, "Single cell deposition," Methods in Cell Biology, Vol. 112, pp. 403-420, 2012.
  33. B. Y. Song, G. H. Tian, J. Liu, F. Y. Zhou, and Y. R. Zhang, “Zigbee wireless sensor networks based detection and help system for elderly abnormal behaviors in service robot intelligent space,” Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 48–49, pp. 1378–1382, 2011.

Peer-reviewed Conference Papers

  1. J. Liu, G. Singh, S.J. Al'Aref, A. Caprio, J.K. Min, S. Dunham, and B. Mosadegh, “Registration of Fluoroscopy and CT Images for Augmented Reality Assisted Percutaneous Cardiac Interventions”, in Proceedings of the 40th International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Honolulu, HI, U.S., 2018.
  2. Z.R. Zhang, C.S. Dai, J. Huang, X. Wang, J. Liu, J.Y. Zhang, S. Moskovtsev, C. Librach, K. Jarvi, and Y Sun, “Robotic Immobilization of Motile Sperm”, in 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 1-6, Queensland, Australia, 2018.
  3. X. Wang, M. Luo, H. Wu, Z.R. Zhang, J. Liu, Z.S. Xu, W. Johnson, Y. Sun, “Three-Dimensional Robotic Control of a 5-Micrometer Magnetic Bead for Intra-Embryonic Navigation and Measurement”, in 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 1-6, Singapore, 2017.
  4. J. Liu, Z. Zhang, H. Tao, J. Ge, H. Liu, J. Wen, S. Hopyan, S. Xie, and Y. Sun, “Robotic Fluidic Jet for Automated Cellular and Intracellular Mechanical Characterization,” in 2016 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation (ICIA), pp. 1-6, Ningbo, China, 2016. (Gaitech Best Paper in Robotics Award)
  5. Z. Zhang, J. Liu, J. Meriano, C. Ru, S. Xie, J. Luo, and Y. Sun, “An automated system for investigating sperm orientation in fluid flow,” in 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 3661–3666, Stockholm, 2016.
  6. J. Liu, Chaoyang Shi, Jun Wen, D. Pyne, Haijiao Liu, C. Ru, and Y. Sun, “Automated robotic vitrification of embryos,” in 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 2685–2690, Seattle, US, 2015.
  7. Jun Wen*, J. Liu*, K. Lau, Haijiao Liu, S. Hopyan, and Y. Sun, “Automated micro-aspiration of mouse embryo limb bud tissue,” in 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 2667–2672, Seattle, US, 2015. (*Authors contributed equally)
  8. J. Liu, V. Siragam, Z. Gong, J. Chen, C. Leung, Z. Lu, C. H. Ru, S. R. Xie, J. Luo, R. Hamilton, and Y. Sun, “Automated microrobotic characterization of cell-cell communication,” in 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 469–474, Hong Kong, 2014. (Best Student Paper Award Winner & Best Manipulation Paper Award Finalist)
  9. J. Ge, Z. Gong, J. Chen, J. Liu, J. Nguyen, Z. Y. Yang, C. Wang, and Y. Sun, “A system for automated counting of fetal and maternal red blood cells in clinical KB test,” in 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 1706–1711, Hong Kong, 2014. (Best Medical Robotics Paper Finalist)
  10. Z. Gong, B. K. Chen, J. Liu, C. Zhou, D. Anchel, X. Li, D. P. Bazett-Jones, and Y. Sun, “Correlative microscopy for nanomanipulation of sub-cellular structures,” in 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 5209–5214, Hong Kong, 2014.
  11. D. G. Pyne*, J. Liu*, M. Abdelgawad, and Y. Sun, “Automated vitrification of mammalian embryos on a digital microfluidic device,” in 2014 IEEE 27th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 829–832, 2014. (*Authors contributed equally)
  12. J. Liu, Z. Gong, K. Tang, Z. Lu, and Y. Sun, “Locating end-effector tips in automated micromanipulation,” in 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 1724–1729, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2013. (Nominated for Best Student Paper Award)
  13. Z. Gong, B. K. Chen, J. Liu, and Y. Sun, “Automated nanoprobing under scanning electron microscopy,” in 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 1433–1438. Karlsruhe, Germany, 2013.
  14. H. Liu, J. Wen, J. Liu, S. Hopyan, C. Simmons, and Y. Sun, “Mechanical characterization of cancer cell nuclei in situ,” in the 9th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (NEMS), pp. 669–673, Hawaii, US, 2014.
  15. L. MacQueen, Z. Gong, B.K. Chen, J. Liu, H.J. Liu, C.A. Simmons, and Y. Sun, "Natural leaf replicas to study cell contact guidance," The 17th International Conf. on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS), Freiburg, Germany, Oct. 27-31, 2013.
  16. J. Liu, C. Leung, Z. Lu, and Y. Sun, "Analyzing sperm velocity and tail behavior for automated sperm selection," 13th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER), 2012.