Dr. C. L. Liu was an internationally renowned pioneer and educator
in IT sciences.
He received countless awards for his outstanding contributions in
numerous fields including computer-aided design and discrete
Also, his selfless mentorship produced many distinguished talents
in academia and industries. In addition to these enormous
achievements, Dr. Liu was also a passionate lover of poetry, a
strong advocate for humanities, and a lifelong learner.
He could quote Shakespeare when explaining AI and draw the
connection between the poems of Microsoft Xiaoice and love letters
of Tang Bohu. All in all, Dr. Liu epitomized the ideal of
understanding the present by studying the past.
Known affectionately as “the President” among his colleagues and
employees, Dr. Liu was constantly exploring and learning new
things. At the same time, he was incredibly generous in sharing
the knowledge that he gained during his many journeys. Besides
having a keen sense of fashion, Dr. Liu also loved traveling and
enjoyed good food with his family and close friends. The sound of
cheerful laughter brought a lot of warmth and comfort to everyone
As we mourn the passing of Dr. Liu and celebrate his remarkable
life, the humor and intelligence that he provided in conversations
as well as the strength of his character will always be remembered
in our hearts.