Sibei Xia Biography

Sibei Xia

Sibei Xia

Assistant Professor
135 Human Ecology Building



PhD, Textile Technology Management – North Carolina State University, 2018

MS, Computer Science – North Carolina State University, 2017

MS, Textiles – North Carolina State University, 2013

BS, Fashion Design and Engineering – Donghua University, 2011

Research Interests

  • Flatbed knitting
  • Fashion Informatics
  • 3D body scanning and body data mining

Current Research

  • Develop smart/functional knitted textile products for vulnerable groups
  • Computer vision applications in fashion images

Courses Taught

  • TAM 3037 Flat Pattern Design
  • TAM 3032 Textile and Apparel Product Development
  • TAM 3230 Pattern Design with Computer Application
  • TAM 3430 Emerging Technologies in Apparel Design
  • TAM 4037 Apparel Design Through Draping
  • TAM 7030 Creativity in Product Development
  • TAM 7041 Introduction to Research in Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising


Liu, C., Xia, S., & Lang, C. (2023). Online Luxury Resale Platforms and Customer Experiences: A Text Mining Analysis of Online Reviews. Sustainability. 15(10), 8137.

Liu, C., Xia, S., & Lang, C. (2023). Consumer coping with Covid-19: an exploratory study of clothing consumption shifts and the effect of consumer resilience. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. 

ul Hasan, H. M. R., Lang, C., & Xia, S. (2023). Investigating Consumer Values of Secondhand Fashion Consumption in the Mass Market vs. Luxury Market: A Text-Mining Approach. Sustainability, 15(1), Article 1. 

Xia, S., & Liu, C. (2022). Applying Machine Learning to Study the Marketing Mix’s Effectiveness in a Social Marketing Context: Fashion Brands’ Twitter Activities in the Pandemic. International Journal of Business Analytics (IJBAN), 9(6), 1–17.

Xia, S., Li, J., Istook, C.L. and West, A.J. (2022). A 2D image body measurement system developed with neural networks and a color-coded measurement garment. International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology. Vol. 34 No. 6, pp. 967-978. 

Li, J., Xia, S., West, A. J., & Istook, C. L. (2022). Fashionable sportswear working as a body measurement collecting tool. International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print). 

Liu, C., Xia, S., & Lang, C. (2021). Clothing consumption during the Covid-19 pandemic: Evidence from mining tweets. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 39(4), 314–330. 

Lang, C., Xia, S., & Liu, C. (2020). Style and fit customization: A web content mining approach to evaluate online mass customization experiences. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management: An International Journal, 25(2), 224–241. 

Xia, S., Guo, S., Li, J., & Istook, C. (2019). Comparison of different body measurement techniques: 3D stationary scanner, 3D handheld scanner, and tape measurement. The Journal of The Textile Institute, 110(8), 1103–1113. 

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).