• The University of Western Australia (M002), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Lian Xu is a research fellow with the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at The University of Western Australia (UWA). She completed her PhD at UWA in 2021. Her research interests lie in a broad area of machine learning, computer vision, healthcare, smart agriculture, automatic marine monitoring and other application domains. In particular, her research has been focusing on annotation-efficient learning for scene understanding such as weakly supervised object localization and weakly supervised semantic segmentation, and multi-modal learning with vision and language data for scene understanding. She has published several works in the top-tier conferences in the field of Computer Vision, such as the conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) and the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV).

Research interests

  • Computer Vision
  • Deep Learning
  • Annotation-efficient learning
  • Multi-modal learning
  • Scene Understanding

Teaching overview

  • Feb. 2022 – Jun. 2022, facilitator, CITS4402: Computer Vision
  • Feb. 2020 – Jun. 2020, facilitator, CITS2401: Computer Analysis and Visualization

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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