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Communications Specialist
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Expertise and Research Interests: 
  • Multimedia and videoconferencing technologies
  • Video/data/voice networking and internetworking technologies
  • Control software programming
  • Engineering system design

OHPCC ACTIVITIES 2005 to the present:

  • Manage web server, streaming server, and H.323 videoconferencing server
  • Install and test desktop and room codecs employing the H.323 standard and evaluate new codecs that may augment that standard
  • Manage the Access Grid Node, conduct beta tests of new AG software, identify and test application programs for use with the AG, and assist in the development of a group videoconferencing environment using both that node and the H.323 server 
  • Identify and test new products for streaming digital video, including high definition video
  • Experiment with wireless technologies, such as 802.x and cellular for delivery of real time video


1992 -- Masters of Business Administration, Drexel University

1988 -- Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Tamkang University

Publications/Tools by Wei-Li Liu: 
Marchell R, Locatis CN, Brgess G, Maisiak R, Liu WL, Ackerman M. Patient and Provider Satisfaction with Teledermatology. Telemed J E Health. 2017 Apr 4. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2016.0192. [Epub ahead of print]
Marchell R, Locatis C, Burges G, Maisiak R, Liu WL, Ackerman M. Comparing High Definition Live Interactive and Store-and-Forward Consultations to In-Person Examinations. Telemed J E Health. 2017 Mar;23(3):213-218. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2016.0093. Epub 2016 Oct 5.
Zhang K, Liu WL, Locatis CN, Ackerman MJ. Mobile Videoconferencing Apps for Telemedicine. Telemed J E Health. 2016 Jan;22(1):56-62. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2015.0027. Epub 2015 Jul 23.
Liu WL, Zhang K, Locatis C, Ackerman M. Cloud and traditional videoconferencing technology for telemedicine and distance learning. Telemed J E Health. 2015 May;21(5):422-6. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2014.0121. Epub 2015 Mar 18.
Locatis CN, Gaines C, Liu WL, Gill MJ, Ackerman MJ. Lessons learned from ten years of distance learning outreach. J Med Libr Assoc. 2015 Apr;103(2):78-82. doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.103.2.004.
Zhang K, Liu WL, Locatis C, Ackerman M. Uncompressed high-definition videoconferencing tools for telemedicine and distance learning. Telemed J E Health. 2013 Aug;19(8):579-84. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2012.0219. Epub 2013 Jun 29.
Liu WL, Zhang K, Locatis CN, Ackerman MJ. Internet-based videoconferencing coder/decoders and tools for telemedicine. Telemed J E Health. 2011 Jun;17(5):358-62. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2010.0193. Epub 2011 May 12.
Locatis C, Gaines C, Liu W, Gill MJ. Extending a Blended Education Programme to Native American High School Students in Alaska. J Vis Commun Med. 2009 Jan;32(1):8-13.
Zhang K, Locatis CN, Liu WL. A Study of Higher Quality Video Applications on Access Grid. Proceedings of 2008 Access Grid Retreat; 2008 May 28-30; Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.
Locatis C, Vega A, Bhagwat M, Liu W, Conde J. A Virtual Computer Lab for Distance Biomedical Technology Education. BMC Med Educ. 2008 Mar 13;8:12. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6920-8-12.