Liang Xiao is an Associate Professor at the School of Computer Sscience at the Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), Nanjing, China. He obtained his B.S. degree at the Department of Applied Mathematics of the NUST and Ph.D. degree at the Department of Computer Science of the NUST, in 1999 and 2004, respectively. From 2006 to 2008, he was also a Postdoctor Research Fellow at the Pattern Recognition Laboratory of the NUST. From 2009-2010, he was a Postdoctor Research Fellow at rensselaer polytechnic institute (RPI) . He supervised more than 20 graduate students. As an image processing and computer vision researcher, his main research areas include inverse problems in image processing, scientific computing, data mining, and pattern recognition. He has published more than 60 journal papers. He has reviewed papers for more than 20 international journals.