University of California, Riverside

Bourns College of Engineering

Ping Liang

Faculty Profile

Faculty Profile

Ping Liang

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ping Liang

Ph.D. Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Pittsburgh, 1987

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering                                                           323 Winston Chung Hall
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-2261
Facsimile: 951-827-2425
Personal Webpage

Former Institution: Technical University of Nova Scotia. Halifax, Cananda


Professor Ping Liang received his B.S. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Xian Jiaotong University in 1982, the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1983 and 1987 respectively. He is a senior member of IEEE, and was Associate Editor of the journals Pattern Recognition and Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing. He was the founder and CEO of a semiconductor company and led the development of an industry standard on embedded interconnectivity. He architectured and led the development of multiple ASIC chips, semiconductor IP cores and embedded software product that are used by many fortune 100 companies worldwide in over 100 million units of products ranging from cell phones, digital cameras, printers, PDAs, MP3 players, storage drives, to network gateways and routers, adapters and set-top boxes.


  • B.Sc. Computer Science & Engineering 1982 Jiatong University, Xian, China
  • M.Sc. Electrical & Computer Engineering 1983 University of Pittsburgh
  • Ph.D. Electrical & Computer Engineering 1987 University of Pittsburgh


  • Provost's Fellowship, Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA, 1982-83
  • Outstanding Conf. Paper, 2nd IEEE Conf. on Artificial Intelligence & Applications, 1985
  • Outstanding Conf. Paper, 3rd IEEE Int. Electronics Manufacturing Technical Symp., 1987
  • DOE/AWU Faculty Fellow, 1996
  • U.S. Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow, 1997

Research Areas

Dr. Liang's current research interests include VLSI/ASIC architectures for signal, video and multimedia processing and network-on-chips, and information retrieval systems.

Selected Publications

  • Zhao, Z.; Ping Liang, "Data partition for wavefront parallelization of H.264 video encoder", Proc. Of the 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 21-24, May 2006
  • Zhao, Z,; Ping Liang, "A Highly Efficient Parallel Algorithm for H.264 Video Encoder", Proc. Of the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, vol. 5, 14-19 May 2006 pp. 489-492
  • Zhao, Z.; Ping Liang, "A frame-level data re-use & mode decision strategy for H.264/AVC encoders", Proc. of the 2006 International Conference on Communications and Mobile Computing, pp. 57 – 60
  • Liang, P. 1995. Neurocomputation by reaction-diffusion. Physical Review Letters 75:1863-1866.
  • Bose, N.K. and P. Liang. 1996. Neural Networks: Graphs, Algorithms and Applications. McGraw-Hill Series in Electrical and Computer Engineering-Communications and Signal Processing.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
446 Winston Chung Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5190
Fax: (951) 827-3188