Liu, Huifen 

BEng MEng (Tsinghua)

Associate Professor of New Media and Digital Culture

[Research Interests]

Interactive media, Social media behaviors, E-learning


» Digital Media ( 1996-)

A web assisted learning course for  undergraduate students

Awarded as one of the Best Courses of Tsinghua Univ. in 2007

Awarded second prize of Excellent Teaching Achievement of Tsinghua Univ. in 2008


» Digital Medial Design ( 1998-)

  For graduate Students of school of Journalism and Communication


» Moden life style and the art of living ( 2006- )

  A popular course for all undergraduate students


» Introduction to Computer Animation (2001-2004) 

  For undergraduate students of School of Jouranlism and Communiation


» Media Writing and Scripts for Multimedia Projects(1997–2000)

  For undergraduate students of School of Humanities and Social Science


» Fundamentals of Data Bases ( 1996 - 1999)

  For undergraduate students of School of Humanities and Social Science


» Electronic Publication and Multimedia Application (1996-1999)

  For undergraduate students of School of Humanities and Social Science




H. Liu received her B.S and M.S from Tsinghua University in the Department of Electrical Engineering. After teaching at School of Information Science at Tsinghua Univ. for about ten year, during which she worked at Japan as a software engineer for one year, she switched to School of Humanity and Social Science at Tsinghua Univ. and began teaching and researching in the inter-discipline of new media study. H. Liu joined the communications faculty in 1999 as associate professor of digital art and technology and published her first book of Introduction to Digital Media Communication in 2000. She was a State Sponsored Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University in UK (2003-2004), and at Leiden University in NL (2010-2011).


Among her recent research projects are Interactive Video on 3G Mobile and the new Business Model (2008- ); Communication and Design for Digital Media (2004-2006), both sponsored by Ministry of Education. Among her recent publications are Digital Media: Technology, Application and Design (2nd edition, 2008); Fundamentals of Digital Media application (2008); Digital Media Design( 2006); Digital Media: Review of Excellent Design Works (a CD-ROM attached, 2004); The Rhyming of Flowers: Orient Flower Arrangement and Computer Creativity (a CD-ROM attached, 2003); and Many Journal papers, book chapters and conference presentations.


H. Liu is also active in CD-ROM and web design, photograph and filed works. She was winner of many awards of Excellent Educational Software by Tsinghua Univ (2002,2005,2008); award of Excellent Photograph by National Press Photo Association (2007); and award of Web Design (1996, 2001).