Get updated on the latest news and events within our team

01 Sep 2022

Congratulations to Max on passing her annual PhD report! Well done!

01 Sep 2022

Congratulations to Max and Haiming on the acceptance of their oral presentation submissions for the 2nd U.S. Precision Livestock Farming Conference 2023! 

Max's presentation will be on "Robust Animal Activity Recognition Using Wearable Sensors: A Knowledge Distillation-Based Method toward Data with Low Sampling Rates". Haiming will be presenting on "Occlusion-Resistant Locomotion Analysis of Piglets Using Amodal Instance Segmentation".

30 Aug 2022

26 Aug 2022

Welcome to our two new students, George Zhaojin Guo (MSc) and Zheng He (PhD)!

21 Aug 2022

Congrats to Max, Endai and Haiming for their publication in Animals, on "FedAAR: A Novel Federated Learning Framework for Animal Activity Recognition with Wearable Sensors"

29 Jun 2022

International press attention received for work on chicken distress vocalisations, as seen in The Guardian, New Scientist, and Science

31 May 2022

Congratulations to Max on the acceptance of her manuscript "Automated identification of chicken distress vocalisations using deep learning models" in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface!

01 Jun 2022

Congratulations to Haiming on being awarded a distinction from successfully completing his PhD defence at South China Agricultural University! He will rejoin our team as a Post-doctoral researcher in August 2022.

01 May 2022

01 Apr 2022

Congratulations to Endai, Max and Haiming on having their presentation submissions accepted into the 2022 European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming! 

27 Nov 2021

Group outing day to Tai Lam Chung Reservoirs! Very beautiful day to go hiking!

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21 Oct 2021

Max and Endai present their research findings at the ISAEW 2021

04 Oct 2021

Cheryl joined our group as Research Assistant! Welcome to the team!

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30 Dec 2021

Welcome to our new visiting Master's students, Mingqiang Ou! 

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23 Oct 2021

Congratulations to Max on being awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper and Presentation Award at the 2021 ISAEW! Well done! 

03 Sep 2021

Congratulations to Endai on his publication, "Center Clustering Network Improves Piglet Counting Under Occlusion", in Computers and Electronics in Agriculture (COMPAG)!

29 Aug 2021

 12 Jul 2021

Congrats to Endai and Max on the acceptance of their paper submission into the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ASABE) 2021, on "Capacity Limit of Deep Learning Methods on Scenarios of Pigs in Farrowing Pen under Occlusion"

01 Aug 2021

Congratulations to Max on passing her annual PhD report! 

24 May 2021

Welcome to Haiming Gan, a visiting PhD student from South China Agricultural University! He will also be joining us as a Research Assistant.

01 Sep 2021

Congratulations to Haiming on his publication "Automated detection and analysis of social behaviors among preweaning piglets using key point-based spatial and temporal features" in Computers and Electronics in Agriculture (COMPAG)!

01 Oct 2021

Congratulation to Haiming on his publication "Fast and accurate detection of lactating sow nursing behavior with CNN-based optical flow and features" in Computers and Electronics in Agriculture!

02 Dec 2021

Team visit to Ocean Park

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28 Dec 2021

Welcome to our new visiting Master's students, Mingqiang Ou! 

01 Apr 2021

Congratulations to Max and Endai on the acceptance of two paper submissions into the International Symposium on Animal Environment and Welfare (ISAEW) 2021. They will be presented in the form of oral presentations:

"Cross-Modality Interaction Network for Equine Activity Recognition Using Time-Series Motion Data"

"A Key Frame Selection Method for Creating Deep Learning Training Set in Animal Research Involving Time-Series Video Data"

01 Oct 2020

Congratulations to Endai and Max on the acceptance of their paper submission into the Asian Conference on Precision Livestock Farming (ACPLF) 2020!

Their paper is on "Deep learning-based assessment of laying-hen feather conditions using color and thermal images"

01 Sep 2020

Congratulations to Max on passing her PhD qualifying exam and review! 

01 Oct 2019

07 Sep 2019

Welcome Endai Huang, a PhD student from CS at CityU! He will join in SmartAM and will be co-supervised by Dr. Liu.

06 Mar 2019

Dr. Kai LIU joined CityU as an Assistant Professor and a Principle Investigator. He established the Smart Animal Management Lab (SmartAM).