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Dr. Yanxi Liu received her B.S. degree in physics/EE (Beijing, China), her Ph.D. degree in computer science on Symmetry Groups in Robotics Assembly Planning (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, US), and her postdoctoral training in the robotics lab of LIFIA/IMAG (Grenoble, France). With an NSF research-education fellowship award, she spent one year at DIMACS (NSF center for DIscrete MAthematics and Theoretical Computer Science). Dr. Liu spent ten years as a member of the faculty of the Robotics Institute of CMU before joining the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Penn State University. She is now a full professor, a co-director of the lab for perception, action and cognition (LPAC), and the director of the Human Motion Lab of Taiji (Tai Chi) for Health Research. A central theme of Dr. Liu's research is "computational regularity" with a diverse set of applications. In the past few years, Dr. Liu has led the "Symmetry group-based regularity perception in human and computer vision" project as the PI of a prestigious NSF CREATIV/INSPIRE grant awarding fundamental creativity and multidisciplinary research. She has been a visiting professor to Stanford University (2013-2014) and ETH (2016-2017). Her industrial collaborations with Microsoft and Google resulted in two granted patents on computational symmetry. More recently, Dr. Liu has served as a program chair for CVPR 2017 and program chair for WACV 2019, the organizer and the cochair for ICCV 2017 Computational Challenge on: Detecting Symmetry from Wild, and an associate editor for IEEE Transaction of Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI).