Sibei Xia

Sibei Zia

Research Interests

  • 3D body scanning and body data mining
  • Customized product development (function-oriented, fit-oriented, and aesthetics-oriented)
  •  Flatbed knitting
  •  Machine learning and artificial intelligence applications in the apparel field
  • Development of open source programs for apparel researchers

Current Research

  • Review of machine learning methods applied to fashion data
  • Development of automatic basic block drafting program

Courses Taught

  • Sewing
  • Flat pattern making
  • Computer-aided design
  • Textile and Apparel Product Development


Xia, S., Guo, S., Li, J., & Istook, C. (published online). Comparison of different body measurement techniques: 3D stationary scanner, 3D handheld scanner, and tape measurement. The Journal of the Textile Institute. doi:10.1080/00405000.2018.1541437

Xia, S. West, A., Istook, C., & Li J. (2018, 16-17 October). Acquiring Accurate Body Measurements on a Smartphone from Supplied Colored Garments for Online Apparel Purchasing Platforms and E-Retailers. In N. D’Apuzzo. Proc. of 3DBODY.TECH 2018 - 9th Int. Paper presented at Conf. and Exh. on 3D Body Scanning and Processing Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland (pp. 126-130). Switzerland: Hometrica Consulting. doi:10.15221/18.126

Xia, S., & Istook, C. (2017). A method to create body sizing systems. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 35(4), 235-248. doi: 10.1177/0887302X17713298

Xia, S. (2015). Market forecasting of super strength fiber: Glass fiber. Journal of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management, 9(2).