Dr. Joshua Liu received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. He obtained his B.S. degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Automation at Changsha University of Science and Technology, China.

Dr. Liu is currently a Research Engineer in the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics at the Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Liu’s research interests include mechatronic system design, medical robotics, automation, and fabrication and control systems.

Education History

  • Ph.D Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Work Experience

Research Engineer, Johns Hopkins University


* Q Li, J Liu, et al. “Data-driven Shape Sensing of Continuum Dexterous Manipulators Using Embedded Capacitive Sensor” 2023 IEEE SENSORS
* KMK Leadingham, J Liu, et al “Design of a custom flexible ultrasound transducer as an implantable cranial sensor for long-term post-operative monitoring of brain tumor regrowth”
* Huang, Wei-Lun, Liu, Shuya, et al. “DICOM file for total body photography: a work item proposal.” Proc. of SPIE Vol. Vol. 11934. (2022)
* Liu, Yihao, Liu, Shuya, et al. “Inside-out tracking and projection mapping for robot-assisted transcranial magnetic stimulation.” Proc. of SPIE Optical Architectures for Displays and Sensing in Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality (AR, VR, MR) III, 1193108 (2022).
* Liu, Shuya, et al. “Automated Implant Resizing for Single-Stage Cranioplasty.” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 6.4 (2021): 6624-6631.
* Liu, Shuya, et al. “A robotic system for implant modification in single-stage cranioplasty,” in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Xi’an, China, 2021.
* Liu, Shuya, et al. “A portable projection mapping device for medical augmented reality in single-stage cranioplasty.” Optical Architectures for Displays and Sensing in Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality (AR, VR, MR). Vol. 11310. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2020.
*Gordon, Chad R, … Liu, Shuya, et al. “First in-human experience with complete integration of neuromodulation device within a customized cranial implant.” Operative Neurosurgery 15.1 (2018): 39-45.
* Liu, Joshua, et al. “Design and development of 5-axis cranial implant laser cutting system.” International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. Vol. 58110. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2017.

Honors and Awards

  • Creel Family Teaching Assistant Award, Mechanical Engineering (2016)