Kaida Xiao

Associate Professor in Colour and Imaging Science

School of Design

University of Leeds


Phone: +44(0)113 343 3728

Office: 2.06c Clothworkers South Building

University page: 

About Me

I received my PhD from Colour and Imaging Institute, the University of Derby, working in Colour Appearance Modelling with Professor Ronnier Luo. Between 2005-2008, I was a Senior Researcher in the Computing and Intellengence LAB, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology in South Korea, to develop image immersive enhancement methods for UDTV. I am back to UK in 2008 and worked for Tru-Colour Ltd., a spin-off company of University of Liverpool, for visual display calibration to solve common colour mismatch problem for on-line shopping. In 2010, I joined  School of Clinical Dentistry, the University of Sheffield, where I was first appointed as a Post -Doctoral Research Associate and later promoted as a University Research Fellow. I worked on a Wellcome Trust granted project that was concerned with development of a fully automated way of manufacturing soft tissue prostheses using 3D colour printing with Professor Julian Yate and Professor Richard van Noort. The project was further developed and funded by EPSRC. I worked as a research co-invetigator and research fellow in Department Psychological Science, the University of Liverpool between 2013 to 2016, with Professor Sophie Wuerger. I joined School of Design, the University of Leeds in 2016 first as an University Academic Fellow in Affactive Design Technology and promoted to be an Associate Professor in 2019. 

External Appointment

National Representative

National representative of Great Britain for CIE Division 8, Image Technology

Project coordinator

ICC Medical Imaging Working Group: Imaging and reproduction of skin

Member of Editorial Board



PhD student

Since 2019

PhD student

Since 2019

Zhen Liu

Visiting Fellow

Associate Professor from Qufu Normal University, China

Visiting Professors

Zhejiang University

Michael Pointer

University of Leeds

Changjun Li

University of Science and Technology Liaoning

Former members

Mengmeng Wang

Research Fellow (2018)

Associate Professor in JiangNan University, China

Jinxing Liang

Visiting student (2017-2018)

Lecturer in Wuhan Textile University, China

Suixian Li

Visiting Professor (2018-2019)

Professor in Binzhou University, China


Professor of Colour Science and Technology

University of Leeds, UK

Professor of cognitive  neuroscience

University of Liverpool, UK

Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Implantology

University of Manchester, UK


Norwegian university of science and technology, Norway

Guihua Cui


Wenzhou University, China

Professor of Color Science

University of Granada, Spain

Associate Professor

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Associate Professor in Colour and Illumination

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Associate Professor in Colour and Illumination

​Wuhan University, China

My Projects

My portfolio showcases a handful of my most recent projects. Take a look to get a sense of my skills, experience and approach. To learn more about a specific project, feel free to contact me directly.

Personal Project

Exceptional Achievement

Student Project

Perfect Execution

"Believe you can and you're halfway there"

Theodore Roosevelt

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