Professor Liming (Luke) Chen     

Professor of Computer Science

Coordinator of the EU Horizon2020 MSCA ITN ACROSSING project

Context, Intelligence and Interaction Research Group

School of Computer Science and Informatics
De Montfort University
The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH
United Kingdom, U.K.

Phone:  (+44) 116 207 8490 (Office)



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Short Biography


Liming Chen is Professor of Computer Science and the Head of the Context, Intelligence and Interaction Research Group (CIIRG) in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at De Montfort University, United Kingdom. He received his B.Eng and M.Eng from Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), Beijing, China, and his Ph.D in Artificial Intelligence from De Montfort University, UK. He has worked as a senior research fellow at the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), University of Southampton, and then a lecturer, a senior lecturer and a reader at the School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Ulster, before he took the Professorship at De Montfort University.

Liming has extensive research expertise and a wide range of research interests with special emphasis being placed on problem solving for real-world applications. His research spans from curiosity-driven theoretical exploration to practical problem-motivated technology and system development in the following focal areas.


Research Projects


Fully funded PHD research projects: (covering both fees and stipend)


Publications (since 2000)


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Publications in terms of year


Google Scholar, DBLP


Selected recent journal papers


Research Team


This is a vibrant research team of innovation and creativity, full of inspiration and curiosity, and driven by professional commitment and dedication.


Get a glimpse of some of these researchers here, photo1, photo2.


Current researchers and visitors

Current PhD students

Previous researchh visitors and researchers

Previous PhD students

Internship students

MSc students (incomplete)

Advice and useful resources for students and researchers



Professional Activities


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Senior Visiting and Advisory Roles

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Conference Keynote Speeches, Tutorials, Workshop Talks, and Seminar Talks:

Journal reviewers (incomplete)

Program Committee Membership (not up-to-date)


Teaching (Last 5 Years)





Teaching Related Activities


Software Systems

We have developed an Ontology-based Knowledge-driven Intelligent System for Cognitive Assistive Living, dubbed SMART, which can collect sensor data through wireless communication in smart environments, perform real-time activity recognition via semantic inference and provide just-in-time assistance. The system is implemented using semantic technologies, including semantic modelling, representation and reasoning for context, activities, assistance provisioning.

The system prototype and the technical manuals about system installation and usage can be downloaded.

Positions for Ph.D. Students

Highly motivated, passionate students interested in PhD study in relevant research areas are always welcome to contact me to discuss your ambition and aspiration. The following is a number of PhD research projects for your consideration.


This is a number of MSc research projects which can help establish solid technical background for a number of cutting-edge technologies.



Last Updated: 01 September 2014