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Professor Huiyu Zhou

Professor of Machine Learning

School/Department: Computing and Mathematic Sciences, School of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 5295

Email: hz143@leicester.ac.uk

Address: Room 529B, Ken Edwards Building, School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH

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ORCID: 0000-0003-1634-9840

Group webpage: https://bipl-uol.github.io/.

Profile

Prof. Huiyu Zhou received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Radio Technology from Huazhong University of Science and Technology of China and a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Dundee of United Kingdom, respectively. He was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Computer Vision from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, supervised by Professors Patrick Green (Psychology) and Andrew Wallace (Computer Engineering).

Prof. Zhou heads the Applied Algorithms and AI (AAAI) Theme and leads the Biomedical Image Processing Lab at University of Leicester. He was Director of MSc Programme (2018-19) and Coordinator of MSc Distance Learning at Informatics (2018-2022), and is PGR Tutor and Deputy Director of Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and Modelling (AIDAM). Prior to this appointment, he worked as Reader (1/2018-3/2020) at University of Leicester, and Lecturer (9/2012-12/2017) at the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen's University Belfast (QUB). He was a visiting scholar of QUB during 2018-2020.

Prof. Zhou has published widely in the field. He was the recipient of "CVIU 2012 Most Cited Paper Award", "MIUA2020 Best Paper Award", "ICPRAM 2016 Best Paper Award in the Area of Applications" and was shortlisted for "ICPRAM 2017 Best Student Paper Award" and "MBEC 2006 Nightingale Prize". He serves as:

Editor-in-Chief of Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Associate Editor/EBM of IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Pattern Recognition, PeerJ Computer Science, Security and Safety, Scientific Reports, Machine Intelligence Research, International Journal of Image and Graphics, and IEEE Access, Editorial Board Member and Guest Editor of several refereed journals. 

Associate Editor of ICRA (2019-2022) and Area Chair of BMVC (2019-2022) and IJCAI (2021).

Reviewer for high profile journals (e.g. Nature/Lancet/IEEE TPAMI/TIP/TMI/TNNLS/TCybernetics/TRobotics) and Technical Program Committee for major conferences (e.g. NeurIPS/ICLR/AAAI/IJCAI/CVPR/ICCV/ECCV/ICRA/BMVC).

Prof. Zhou has been an external examiner for PhD candidates from universities of UK (e.g. Imperial, Manchester, QMUL, Surrey, Reading, Essex and Brunel), Hong Kong (e.g. HKU and PolyU), Australia (UNSW Sydney), India (e.g. Anna and Andhra) and China (e.g. SHU), and Digital Design and Branding MSc of Brunel University London (2018-19). He also serves as: 

Technical Committee of "IEEE Cognitive and Developmental Systems", "Information Assurance & Intelligence Multimedia-Mobile Communications in IEEE SMC Society", "Biometrics Task Force" and "Robotics Task Force" of the Intelligent Systems Applications Technical Committee, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and "Task Force on Secure Learning" of the IEEE CIS Neural Networks Technical Committee.

Interview Panel of Round 4 and SIFT Panel of Round 6 of UKRI FLF.

Assessor of Promotion of Faculty Members of UK, China/HK, Jordan and Pakistan. 

Grant reviewer for the research proposals submitted to Horizon Europe, EU H2020, South Africa's NRF, SF of Republic of Serbia, CHIST-ERA, RA of Slovakia, CSF of Czech, AME IRG&YIRG of Singapore, RGC of Hong Kong, QNRF (Qatar), Cara (Syria Programme), NIHR, MRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, UKRI FLF, NC3Rs, Wellcome Trust, NEAT and RSE.

 

Research

  • "MPhil Project: Enhancement of throughput through signal processing/power control", Co-I, AST SpaceMobile UK, 2022-23, £34K.
  • "Robust watermarking scheme in medical images for smart healthcare", PI, International Exchanges, Royal Society, 2022-24, £12K.
  • "Bring reinforcement-learning into radio light network for massive connections", UoL Lead, H2020-ICT, 2021-23. Total budget: €5.67M, UoL allocation: €399K.
  • "The Dickens Code", Technical Lead (PI: Dr. Claire Wood), AHRC, 2021-23, £33K.
  • "Maximising research impact for a study on COVID-19 vaccine uptake within Chinese communities in the UK", Co-I (PI: Dr. Sarah Gong), ESRC Impact Acceleration, 2021-23, £9983.
  • "Co-design and implement a COVID-19 vaccine uptake intervention within Chinese communities in England", Co-I (PI: Dr. Sarah Gong), AHRC, 5/2021-11/2021, £79958.
  • "Intelligent collaborative network model of complex equipment remanufacturing based on industrial IoT information perception", PI (Co-I: Prof. W. Liu), Royal Society, 2021-23, £12K.
  • "Optimising deep neural networks for fully automating a novel technology for risk stratification of sudden cardiac death", Co-I (PI: Prof. Andre Ng), MRC CIC, 2021, £43K.
  • "Deep learning methods for early detection of myocardial ischemia using digital and paper ECGs", Co-I (PI: Dr. Xin Li), The van Geest Heart and Cardiovascular Disease Research Fund, 2020-21. £11769.
  • "The detection of small objects in a large area through data fusion", Co-I (PI: Prof. Lu Liu), British Telecom,2020-21. £14964.
  • "Analysis of Twitter discussions on COVID-19 in Nigeria: Understanding trends in attitudes and social media strategies", Co-I (PI: Prof. Reiko Heckel), GCRF IRDF, May-July, 2020. £11795.
  • "Automated analysis of housing construction progress through remote sensing", PI, Research England and Stevenson Astrosat Ltd, April 2020-May, 2021. £94K.
  • "Deep learning in cell line authorisation", PI, AstraZeneca Cambridge, 2020-24, £30K.
  • "ESRC IAA Strategic Partnership: East Midlands Police and Academic Collaboration", Co-I (PI: Dr. Andy Newton), ESRC IAA, 2019-21, £46K.
  • "Deep learning for refining LifeMap - a new technology for risk stratification of sudden cardiac death", Co-I (PI: Prof. Andre Ng), MRC CIC, 2019-20, £43K.
  • "Kinect measurement of range, rhythm and rate of motion for evaluating shoulder diseases", UoL PI, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, 2018-19, £5K.
  • "Cross-cultural computer-supported collaborative learning for student capacity building in data science", Co-I (PI: Prof. Effie Law), STFC ODA Award, 2018, £17,699.
  • “Smart distribution grid: a market driven approach for the next generation of advanced operation models and services” (DOMINOES), UoL PI, H2020, 2017-21. Total budget: €4M, UoL allocation: €304K.
  • “Video traffic analysis for abnormal event detection”, PI, Newton Advanced Fellowship, 2017-23. £105K. In addition, 500K (RMB) are provided from NSF of China.
  • “AUTOMAC: AUTOmated Mouse behAviour reCognition”, PI, EPSRC, UK, 2016-17. £99K.
  • “Feasibility study of ECG identification algorithms”, PI, B-Secur Ltd., 2016-17. £62K.
  • “An early warning foetal motion detection system”, PI, Puffin Trust, 2017-18. £2K.
  • “Using game theory to assess the effects of social norms and social networks on adolescent smoking in schools: a proof of concept study”, Co-I, MRC, 2018-21. £727K.
  • "Application of a novel automated behaviour monitoring system to study the effects of Alzheimer's disease pathology in mouse models", Co-I, Alzheimer Research UK, Pump-Priming Fund, 2017-18. £5K.
  • “Plasmofluidic analytical device: a rapid point-of-sampling diagnostic and management support platform for infectious and antimicrobial resistant pathogens”, Co-I, Agri-Food Quest, 2016-18. £250K.
  • “Mobile plasmofluidic paper-based analytical device: A rapid diagnostic and management support platform to combat multi-drug resistance for resource-poor settings”, Co-I, subtask of EPSRC QUBAN Programme, 2016-17. Total budget: £395K and the team's allocation: £50K.
  • “Smartphone analyzers for on-site testing of food quality and safety” (FoodSmartPhone), Co-I, H2020-MSCA-ITN, 2017-20. Total budget: €2.84M, QUB allocation: €820K.
  • “Pathological cancer image analysis”, Co-PI, Invest NI/Philips Pathology, UK, 2016-18. £299K.
  • “Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT 2)”, Co-I, EPSRC/Innovate UK/Invest NI, 2015-20. Total budget: £38M.

Publications

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A full list of publications can be found at Google Scholar and DBLP. Our team is making continuous efforts to share the source code and/or datasets of each piece of the published works with the research community. Recent publications (accepted or published after 1st Jan. 2021) include:

Books/Proceedings -

"Medical Information Processing and Security: Techniques and applications", Singh, A.K. and Zhou, H. (Editors), Book series on eHealth Technologies, IET, Jan, 2023.

"Applications of intelligent systems in multi-model information analytics", Sugumaran, V., Xu, Z. and Zhou, H. (Editors), Springer, 2021.

Editorials -

Zhou, Y., Qiao, C., Wu, L. and Zhou, H. "Guest editorial: Intelligent control and applications for robotics", Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 2022.

Singh, A., Zhou, H. and Berretti, S. "Guest editorial: Medical data security solution for healthcare industries", IEEE Tans. on Industrial Informatics, 2022, 18(8), 5558-5560.

Zhou, H., Li, L. Shan, S., Wang, S. and Liu, J.K. "Editorial: Discrimination of genuine and posed facial expressions of emotion", Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2021, 15: 771529.

Shamsolmoali, P., Garcia, S., Zhou, H. and Celebi, E.M. "Advances in domain adaptation in computer vision", Image and Vision Computing, 2021, 114: 104268.

Journals -

O.P. Singh, A.K. Singh and Zhou, H. "Multimodal fusion-based image hiding algorithm for secure healthcare system", IEEE Intelligent Systems. Accepted for publication. [Source code]

Ren, X., Zheng, X., Cui, L., Wang, G. and Zhou, H. "Asymmetric similarity-preserving discrete hashing for image retrieval", Applied Intelligence. Published online.

Ren, X., Zheng, X., Zhou, H., Liu, W. and Dong, X. "Contrastive hashing with vision Transformer for image retrieval", International Journal of Intelligent Systems. Published online. 

Tate, C., Kumar, R., Murray, J.M., Sanchez-Franco, S., Sarmiento, O.L., Montgomery, S.C., Zhou, H., Ramalingam, A., Krupka, E., Kimbrough, E., Kee, F. and Hunter, R.F. "The personality and cognitive traits associated with adolescents' sensitivity to social norms", Scientific Reports. 2022, 12, 15247.

Gao, F., Xu, J., Lang, R., Wang, J., Hussain, A. and Zhou, H. "A few-shot learning method for SAR images based on weighted distance and feature fusion", Remote Sensing. 2022, 14(18), 4583.

Du, D., Wu, L., Zhang, C., Fei, Z., Yang, L., Fei, M. and Zhou, H. "Co-design secure control based on image attack detection and data compensation for networked visual control systems", IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement. Published online. [Source code]

Zhao, Y., Ferguson, S., Zhou, H. and Rafferty, K. "Representation camera response function by a single latent variable and fully connected neural network", Signal, Image and Video Processing. Accepted for publication. [arXiv] [Source code]

Wang, X., Chen, C., Lan, R., Liu, L., Zhou, H. and Luo X. "Binary representation via jointly personalized sparse hashing", ACM Trans. on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications. Published online. [arXiv] [Source code]

Li, F., Yu, S., Li, G., Yang, M. and Zhou, H. "Intelligent Federated Learning on Lattice-based Efficient Heterogeneous Signcryption", International Journal of Intelligent Systems. 2022, 37(11), 9480-9507.

Li, F., Cui, Y., Wang, J., Zhou, H., Wang, X. and Yang, Q. "Lattice-based batch authentication scheme with dynamic identity revocation in VANET", International Journal of Intelligent Systems. 2022, 37(11), 9442-9460.

Chen, R., Zhou, W., Li, Y. and Zhou, H. "Video-based cross-modal auxiliary network for multimodal sentiment analysis", IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. Published online. [arXiv] [Source code]

Chen, Y., Ma, J., Wang, X., Zhang, X. and Zhou, H. "DE-RSTC: A rational secure two-party computation protocol based on direction entropy", International Journal of Intelligent Systems. 2022, 37(11), 8947-8967. [arXiv]

Chen, L., Zhou, F., Wang, S., Dong, J., Li, N., Ma, H., Wang, X. and Zhou, H. "SWIPENET: Object detection in noisy underwater scenes", Pattern Recognition. 2022, Vol. 132, 108926. [arXiv] [Source code]

Lang, W., Sun, H., Xu, C., Liu, N. and Zhou, H. "Discriminative feature mining hashing for fine-grained image retrieval", Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation. 2022, Vol. 87, 103592. [Source code]

Li, T., Rong, S., Chen, L., Zhou, H. and He, B. "Underwater motion deblurring based on cascaded attention mechanism", IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering. Published online. [Final version

Wang, X., Mao, Z., Shi, A., Zhang, Z. and Zhou, H. "Dropout-based adversarial training networks for remote sensing scene classification", IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. 2022, Vol. 19, 6512905. [Datasets and source code]

Liu, Z., Tong, L., Jiang, Z., Chen, L., Zhou, F., Zhang, Q., Zhang, X., Jin, Y. and Zhou, H. "Deep learning based brain tumor segmentation: A survey", Complex & Intelligent Systems. Published online. [arXiv] [Project page with source code]

Gao, F., Tu, J., Wang, J., Hussain, A. and Zhou, H. "RoadSeg-CD: A network with connectivity array and direction map for road extraction from SAR images", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 2022, 15, 3992-4003.

Lei, X., Fei, Z., Zhou, W., Zhou, H. and Fei, M. "Low-light image enhancement using the cell vibration model", IEEE Trans. on Multimedia. Published online. [arXiv] [Source code]

Xiong, P., Long, C., Zhou, H., Zhang, X. and Shen, X. "GNSS TEC-based earthquake ionospheric perturbation detection using a novel deep learning framework", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 2022, Vol. 15, 4248-4263. [Source code]

Singh, O.P., Singh, A.K., Agrawal, A.K. and Zhou, H. "SecDH: Security of COVID-19 images based on data hiding with PCA", Computer Communications. 2022, Vol. 191, 368-377.

Tong, L., Corrigan, A., Kumar, N.R., Hallbrook, K., Orme, J., Wang, Y. and Zhou, H. "An automated cell line authentication method for AstraZeneca Global Cell Bank using deep neural networks on brightfield images", Scientific Reports. 2022, 12: 7894. [Source code]

Anand, A., Singh, A. and Zhou, H. "ViMDH: Visible-imperceptible medical data hiding for Internet of Medical Things", IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics. Published online.

Du, D., Zhang, C., Li, X., Fei, M. and Zhou, H. "Attack detection for networked control systems using event-triggered dynamic watermarking", IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics. Published online. [arXiv] [Source code]

Wang, Y., Wang, Z., Zhao, M., Han, X., Zhou, H., Wang, X., and Koe, A., "BSM-Ether: Bribery Selfish Mining in Blockchain-based healthcare systems", Information Sciences. 2022, Vol. 601, 1-17.

Jiang, Z., Liu, Z., Chen, L., Tong, L., Zhang, X., Lan, X., Crookes, D., Yang, M.-H. and Zhou, H. "Detecting and tracking of multiple mice using part proposal networks", IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks and Learning Systems. Published online. [arXiv] [Source code]

Wei, Z., Liang, D., Zhang, D., Zhang, L., Geng, Q., Wei, M. and Zhou, H. "Learning Calibrated-Guidance for Object Detection in Aerial Images", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 2022, Vol. 15, 2721-2733. [arXiv] [Source code]

Lv, X., Zhang, S., Liu, Q., Xie, H., Zhong, B. and Zhou, H. "BacklitNet: A dataset and network for backlit image enhancement", Computer Vision and Image Understanding. 2022, Vol. 218, 103403. [Supplementary]

Li, T., Rong, S., Zhao, W., Chen, L., Liu, Y., Zhou, H. and He, B. "Underwater image enhancement using adaptive color restoration and dehazing", Optics Express. 2022, 30(4), 6216-6235.

Li, F., Liu, Z., Wang, Y., Wu, N., Yu, J., Gao, C. and Zhou, H. "Aitac: an identity-based traceable anonymous communication model", J. of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing. 2022, Vol. 13, 1353-1362.

Li, F., Yu, X., Cui, Y., Yu, S., Sun, Y., Wang, Y. and Zhou, H. "An anonymous authentication and key agreement protocol in smart living", Computer Communications. 2022, Vol. 186, 110-120.

Tong, L., Liu, Z., Jiang, Z., Zhou, F., Chen, L., Lyu, J., Zhang, X., Zhang, Q., Sadka, A., Wang, Y., Li, L. and Zhou, H. "Cost-sensitive boosting pruning trees for depression detection on Twitter", IEEE Trans. on Affective Computing. Published online. [arXiv] [Source code and datasets] [Media News: YahooIndependentMetroTechnology NetworksNewsnprTECHZLE, Beebom, Vanilla]

Liang, D., Geng, Q., Sun, H., Zhou, H. and Kaneko, S. "Inferred box harmonization and aggregation for degraded face detection in crowds", Multimedia Tools and Applications. Accepted for publication. [Source code] [Dataset]

Liu, W., Liu, W., Shen, N., Xue, Z., Xie, N., Chen, J. and Zhou, H. "Pricing and collection decision of a close-loop supply chain with fuzzy demand", International Journal of Production Economics. 2022, Vol. 245, 108409.

Li, F., Yu, X., Ge, R., Wang, Y., Yang, C. and Zhou, H. "BCSE: Blockchain-based trusted service evaluation model over big data", Big Data Mining and Analytics, 2022, 5(1), 1-14.

Yu, X., Chen, X., Amrute-Nayak, M., Allgeyer, E., Zhao, A., Chenoweth, H., Clement, M., Harrison, J., Doreth, C., Sirinakis, G., Krieg, T., Zhou, H., Huang, H., Tokuraku, K., Johnston, D., Mallat, Z. and Li, X. "MARK4 controls ischaemic heart failure through microtubule detyrosination", Nature. 2021, Vol. 594, 560-565. [Source code] [Media News: CambridgeWeixinBHF]

Liang, D., Geng, Q., Wei, Z., Vorontsov, D.A., Kim, E.L., Wei, M. and Zhou, H. "Anchor retouching via model interaction for robust object detection in aerial images", IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 2022, Vol. 60, 1-13. [arXiv] [Source code]

Wang, X., Duan, L., Ning, C. and Zhou, H. "Relation-attention networks for remote sensing scene classification", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 2021, Vol. 15, 422-439. [Source code and datasets]

Ren, P., Li, F., Wag, Y., Zhou, H. and Liu, P. "IPSadas: Identity-privacy-aware secure and anonymous data aggregation scheme", International Journal of Intelligent Systems. 2022, 37(8), 5290-5324.

Chen, F., Zhang, A., Balzter, H., Ren, P. and Zhou, H. "Oil spill SAR image segmentation via probability distribution modelling", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 2022, Vol. 15, 533-5554. [arXiv] [Source code]

Yang, D., Ye, B., Zhang, W., Zhou, H. and Qian, X. "KLPPS: A k-anonymous location privacy protection scheme via dummies and Stackelberg games", Security and Communication Networks. 2021, Article ID 9635411.

Yi, C., Zhang, S., Jiang, F., Liu, J., Ding, Z., Yang, C. and Zhou, H. "Enable fully customized assistance: A novel IMU-based motor intent decoding scheme", IEEE Trans. on Cognitive and Developmental Systems. Published online. [Accepted version]

Chen, Y., Dong, S., Li, T., Wang, Y. and Zhou, H. "Dynamic multi-key FHE in asymmetric key setting from LWE", IEEE Trans. on Information Forensics & Security. 2021, Vol. 16, 5239-5249. [Accepted version]

Gao, F., Huo, Y., Wang, J., Hussain, A. and Zhou, H. "Anchor-free SAR ship instance segmentation with centroid-distance based loss", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 2021, Vol. 14, 11352-11371.

Xiong, P., Long, C., Zhou, H., Battiston, R., De Santis, A., Ouzounov, D., Zhang, X. and Shen, X. "Pre-earthquake ionospheric perturbation identification using CSES data via transfer learning", Frontiers in Environmental Science. 2021, 9: 779255. [Source code]

Fei, Z., Yang, E., Yu, L., Li, X., Zhou, H. and Zhou, W. "A novel deep convolution network based emotion analysis system for automatic detection of mild cognitive impairment in the elderly", Neurocomputing. 2022, 468, 306-316. [arXiv]

Zhao, H., Sun, X., Dong, J., Manic, M., Zhou, H. and Yu, H. "Dual discriminator adversarial distillation for data-free model compression", International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics. 2022, 13(5), 1213-1230. [arXiv] [Source code]

Shamsolmoali, P., Zareapoor, M., Chanussot, J., Zhou, H. and Yang, J. "Rotation equivariant feature image pyramid network for object detection in optical remote sensing imagery", IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 2022, Vol. 60, 1-14. [arXiv]

Yue, Z., Gao, F., Xiong, Q., Sun, J., Hussain, A. and Zhou, H. "A novel few-shot learning method for Synthetic Aperture Radar image recognition", Neurocomputing. 2021, Vol. 465, 215-227. [Accepted version]

Chen, Y., Sun, J., Yang, Y., Li, T., Niu, X. and Zhou, H. "PSSPR: A source location privacy protection scheme based on sector phantom routing in WSNs", International Journal of Intelligent Systems. 2022, 37(2), 1204-1221. [arXiv]

Du, D., Zhang, C., Li, X., Fei, M., Yang, T.C. and Zhou, H. "Secure control of networked control systems using dynamic watermarking", IEEE Trans. on Cybernetics. Published online. [arXiv] [Source code]

Shamsolmoali, P., Chanussot, J., Zareapoor, M., Zhou, H. and Yang, J. "Multi-patch feature pyramid network for weakly supervised object detection in optical remote sensing images", IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 2022, Vol. 60, 1-13. [arXiv] [Source code is coming]

Sun, H., Cen, J., Liu, N., Liang, D. and Zhou, H. "MPI: Multi-receptive and parallel integration for salient object detection", IET Image Processing. 2021, 15(13), 3281-3291. [arXiv] [Source code]

Zhou, F., Jiang, Z., Liu, Z., Chen, F., Chen, L., Tong, L., Yang, Z., Wang, H., Fei, M., Li, L. and Zhou, H. "Structured context enhancement network for mouse pose estimation", IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. 2022, 32(5), 2787-2801. [arXiv] [Source code]

Sun, X., Chen, C., Wang, X., Dong, J., Zhou, H. and Chen, S. "Gaussian dynamic convolution for efficient single-image segmentation", IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. 2022, 32(5), 2937-2948. [arXiv] [Source code]

Wu, D., Zhu, D., Sheng, M., Li, N. and Zhou, H. "Clutter suppression for wideband Radar STAP", IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 2022, Vol. 60, 1-18. [Accepted version]

Zhang, T., Zhang, X., Zhu, P., Tang, X., Li, C., Jiao, L.-C. and Zhou, H. "Semantic attention and scale complementary network for instance segmentation in remote sensing images", IEEE Trans. on Cybernetics. Published online. [arXiv] [Source code]

Ju, Y., Jian, M., Guo, S., Wang, Y., Zhou, H. and Dong, J. "Incorporating Lambertian priors into surface normals measurement", IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation & Measurement. 2021, Vol. 70, pp. 1-13. [arXiv] [Source code]

Sun, Y., Huang, X., Zhou, H. and Zhang, Q. "SRPN: Similarity-based region proposal networks for nuclei and cells detection in histology images", Medical Image Analysis. 2021, 72, 102142. [arXiv] [Source code]

Li, F., Wang, Y., Ju, H., Yu, X., Wang, Z. and Zhou, H. "LacminCC: lightweight anonymous communication model in cloud computing", EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. 2021, 120.

Jiang, Z., Zhou, F., Zhao, A., Li, X., Li, L., Tao, D., Li, X. and Zhou, H. "Multi-view mouse social behaviour recognition with deep graphical model", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. 2021, Vol. 30, 5490-5504. [arXiv] [Source code] [Media News: UoL, Pukaar News

Zhang, Z., Sun, J., Zhou, H. and Xu, C. "Group target tracking based on MS-MeMBer filters", Remote Sensing. 2021, 13(10), 1920. [Source code]

Gan, Y., Dong, X., Zhou, H., Gao, F. and Dong, J. "Learning the precise feature for cluster assignment", IEEE Transaction on Cybernetics. 2022, 52(8), 8587-8600. [arXiv] [Source code]

Gao, Y., Feng, X., Zhang, T., Rigall, E., Zhou, H., Qi, L. and Dong, J. "Wallpaper texture generation and style transfer based on multi-label semantics", IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. 2022, 32(3), 1552-1563. [arXiv] [Source code]

Feng, S., Zhou, H. and Dong, H. "Application of deep transfer learning for the prediction of crystal structure of inorganic substances", Computational Materials Science. 2021, Vol. 195, 110476. [Source code]

Wang, X., Duan, L., Shi, A. and Zhou, H. "Multi-level feature fusion networks with adaptive channel dimensionality reduction for remote sensing scene classification", IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. 2022, Vol. 19, 1-5. [Accepted version] [Source code and datasets]

Yi, C., Jiang, F., Zhang, S., Guo, H., Yang, C., Ding, Z., Wei, B. Lan, X. and Zhou, H. "Continuous prediction of lower-limb kinematics from multi-modal biomedical signals", IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. 2022, 32(5), 2592-2602. [arXiv, source code] [Demo]

He, Y., Gao, F. Wang, J., Hussain, A., Yang, E. and Zhou, H. "Learning polar encodings for arbitrary-oriented ship detection in SAR images", IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 2021, 14(3), 3846-3859. [arXiv] [Source code]

Liu, Z., Tong, L., Chen, L., Zhou, F., Jiang, Z., Zhang, Q., Wang, Y., Shan, C., Li, L. and Zhou, H. "CANet: Context aware network for 3D brain tumor segmentation", IEEE Trans. on Medical Imaging. 2021, 40(7), 1763-1777. [arXiv] [Source code]

Alkan, A., Abdullah, M., Abdulah, H., Assaf, M. and Zhou, H. "A smart agricultural application: Automated detection of diseases in vine leaves using hybrid deep learning", Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. 2021, 45, 717-729. [Accepted version]

Lu, L., Zhu, H., Dong, J., Ju, Y. and Zhou, H. "Three-dimensional reconstruction with a laser line based on image in-painting and multi-spectral photometric stereo", Sensors. 2021, 21(6), 2131. [Source code]

Zhao, A., Dong, J., Li, J., Qi, L. and Zhou, H. "Associated spatio-temporal capsule network for gait recognition", IEEE Trans. on Multimedia. 2022, Vol. 24, 846-860. [arXiv] [Source code]

Xiong, P., Zhai, D., Long, C., Zhou, H., Zhang, X. and Shen, X. "Long short-term memory neural network for ionospheric total electron content forecasting over China", Space Weather. 2021, 19(4), e2020SW002706. [Source code]

Liu, L., Zhou, W., Fei, M., Yang, Z., Yang, H. and Zhou, H. "Distributed fusion estimation for stochastic uncertain systems with networked-induced complexity and multiple noise", IEEE Trans. on Cybernetics. 2022, 52(9), 8753-8769. [arXiv] [Source code]

Zhao, A., Dong, J., Qi, L., Zhang, Q., Li, N., Wang, X. and Zhou, H. "Multimodal gait recognition for neurodegenerative diseases", IEEE Trans. on Cybernetics. 2022, 52(9), 9439-9453. [arXiv] [Source code]

Li, F., Ren, P., Yang, G., Sun, Y., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Li, S. and Zhou, H. "An efficient anonymous communication scheme to protect the privacy of the source node location in the Internet of Things", Security and Communication Networks. 2021, article ID 6670847.

Xiong, P., Tong, L., Zhang, K., Shen, X., Battiston, R., Ouzounov, D., Iuppa, R., Crookes, D., Long, C. and Zhou, H. "Towards advancing the earthquake forecasting by machine learning of satellite data", Science of the Total Environment. 2021, 771, 145256. [arXiv] [Source code]

Xu, W., Chu, J., Yu, X. and Zhou, H. "Energy-efficiency optimization scheme based on SWIPT in distributed antenna systems", KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems. 2021, 15(2), pages 673-694.

Shamsolmoali, P., Zareapoor, M., Granger, E., Zhou, H., Wang, R., Celebi, E.M. and Yang, J. "Image synthesis with adversarial networks: A comprehensive survey and case studies", Information Fusion. 2021, Vol. 72, pages 126-146. [arXiv] [More information]

Liu, K., Hu, X., Zhou, H., Tong, L., Widanage, W. and Macro, J. "Feature analyses and modelling of Lithium-ion batteries manufacturing based on Random Forest classification", IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics. 2021,26(6), 2944-2955. [arXiv]

Feng, S., Fu, H., Zhou, H., Wu, Y., Lu, Z. and Dong, H. "A general and transferable deep learning framework for predicting phase formation in materials", npj Computational Materials. 2021, 7, 10. [Source code and dataset]

Wang, X., Wang, S., Ning, C. and Zhou, H. "Enhanced feature pyramid network with deep semantic embedding for remote sensing scene classification", IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 2021, 59(9), 7918-7932. [Accepted version] [Source code and datasets]

Lv, Q., Sun, X., Chen, C., Dong, J. and Zhou, H. "Parallel complement network for semantic segmentation of road scenes", IEEE Trans. on Intelligent Transportation Systems. 2022, 23(5), 4432-4444. [Accepted version]

Liao, J., Wang, Y., Yin, J., Bi, L., Zhang, S., Zhou, H. and Zhu, D. "An integrated navigation method based on an adaptive Federal Kalman Filter for rice transplanter", Transaction of the ASABE. 2021, 64(2), 389-399.

Tu, J., Gao, F., Sun, J., Hussain, A. and Zhou, H. "Airport detection in SAR images via salient line segment detector and edge-oriented region growing", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 2021, 14, 314-326. [Accepted version]

Yu, X., Li, F., Li, T., Wu, N., Wang, H. and Zhou, H. "Trust-based secure directed diffusion routing protocol in WSN", Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing. 2022, 13, 1405-1417.

Chen, L., Jiang, Z., Tong, L., Liu, Z., Zhao, A., Zhang, Q., Dong, J. and Zhou, H. "Perceptual underwater image enhancement with deep learning and physical priors", IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. 2021, 31(8), 3078-3092. [arXiv] [Source code and datasets]

Shamsolmoali, P., Zareapoor, M., Zhou, H., Wang, R. and Yang, J. "Road segmentation for remote sensing images using Adversarial Spatial Pyramid Networks", IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 2021,59(6), 4673-4688. [arXiv] [Source code]

Li, F., Liu, Z., Li, T., Ju, H., Wang, H. and Zhou, H. "Privacy-aware PKI Model with strong forward security", International Journal of Intelligent Systems. Published online.

Xu, Z., Chang, W., Zhu, Y., Dong, L., Zhou, H. and Zhang, Q. "Building high-fidelity human body models from user-generated data", IEEE Trans. on Multimedia. 2021, Vol. 23, 1542-1556. [Accepted version] [Dataset]

Sun, X., Xu, H., Dong, J., Zhou, H., Li, Q. and Chen, C. "Few-shot learning for domain-specific fine-grained image classification", IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics. 2021, 68(4), 3588-3598. [arXiv] [Source code]

Lan, X., Zhang, D., Zhang, S., Deepak, J. and Zhou, H. "Robust multi-modality anchor graph-based label prediction for RGB-infrared tracking", IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics. Published online. [Accepted version]

Hong, X., Li, H., Miller, P., Zhou, J., Li, L., Crookes, D., Lu, Y., Li, X. and Zhou, H. "Component-based feature saliency for clustering", IEEE Trans. on Knowledge and Data Engineering. 2021, 33(3), 882-896. [Accepted version] [Source code and dataset]

Li, F., Ge, R., Zhou, H., Wang, Y., Li, T. and Liu, Z. "Tesia: A trusted efficient service evaluation model in IoT based on improved aggregation signature", Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience. 2022, 34(16), e5739. [Accepted version]

Yue, Z., Gao, F., Xiong, Q., Wang, J., Huang, T., Yang, E. and Zhou, H. "A novel semi-supervised convolutional neural network method for Synthetic Aperture Radar image recognition", Cognitive Computation. 2021, 13(4),795-806. [Accepted version]

Conferences -

Guan, X., Sun, H., Liu, N. and Zhou, H. "Polycentric clustering and structural regularization for source-free unsupervised domain adaptation", British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), London, UK, 21-24 Nov., 2022.

Qi, Y., Sun, H., Liu, N. and Zhou, H. "A task-aware dual similarity network for fine-grained few-shot learning", The Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Shanghai, China, 10-13 Nov., 2022. 

Cui, W., Wang, Y., Zhang, Y., Zhou, H., Chong, B., Zeng, L. and Zhang, Q. "CTooth+: A large-scale dental cone beam computed tomography dataset and benchmark for tooth volume segmentation", The MICCAI Workshop on Data Augmentation, Labelling and Imperfections, Singapore, 22 September, 2022. [arXiv]

Li, Y., Wang, X., Dong, L., Ye, J., Wang, L., Ge, R. Zhou, H. and Zhang, Q. "Light annotation fine segmentation: Histology image segmentation based on VGG fusion with global normalisation CAM", The MICCAI Workshop on Computational Mathematics Modellling in Cancer Analysis, Singapore, 18 September, 2022.

Li, Y., Dan, R., Wang, S., Cao, Y., Luo, X., Tan, C., Jia, G., Zhou, H., Wang, Y. and Wang, L. "Plug-and-play shape refinement framework for multi-site and lifespan brain skull stripping", The MICCAI Workshop on Machine Learning in Medical Imaging, Singapore, 18 September, 2022.

Lin, Y., Sun, H., Liu, N., Bian, Y., Cen, J. and Zhou, H. "Attention guided network for salient object detection in optical remote sensing images", International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN), Bristol, United Kingdom, 6-9 September, 2022. [arXiv] [Source code]

Li, Y., Wang, Y., Zhou, H., Wang, H., Jia, G. and Zhang, Q. "Du-net based unsupervised contrastive learning for cancer segmentation in histology images", International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA), Harbin, China, 1-3 August, 2022. [arXiv]

Cui, W., Wang, Y., Zhang, Q., Zhou, H., Song, D., Zuo, X., Jia, G. and Zeng, L. "CTooth: A fully annotated volume segmentation on cone beam computed tomography images", International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA), Harbin, China, 1-3 August, 2022. [arXiv]

Lin, Y., Sun, H., Liu, N., Bian, Y., Cen, J. and Zhou, H. "A lightweight multi-scale context network for salient object detection in optical remote sensing images", International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Montreal, Canada, 21-25 August, 2022. [arXiv] [Source code]

Shamsolmoali, P., Zareapoor, M., Yang, J., Granger, E. and Zhou, H. "Salient skin lesion segmentation via dilated scale-wise feature fusion network", International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Montreal, Canada, 21-25 August, 2022. [arXiv]

Wang, G., Zhang, X., Peng, Z., Tang, X., Zhou, H. and Jiao, L. "Absolutely wrong makes better: Boosting weakly supervised object detection via negative deterministic information", 31st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Vienna, Austria, 23-29 July, 2022. [arXiv] [Source code]

Xia, G., Zhang, Y., Ge, L. and Zhou, H. "Deep reinforcement learning based dynamic power allocation for uplink device-to-device enabled cell free network", IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB), Bilbao, Spain, 15-17 June, 2022.

Miao, L., Li, N., Zhou, M. and Zhou, H. "CBAM-Yolov5: Improved Yolov5 based on attention model for infrared ship detection", International Conference on Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Processing (ICCAID), 18 March, 2022.

Zhou, M., Li, N., Miao, L. and Zhou, H. "Arbitrary-oriented ship detection with RetinaNet embedded angle vector module", International Conference on Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Processing (ICCAID), 18 March, 2022.

Liang, D., Li, L., Wei, M., Yang, S., Zhang, L., Yang, W., Du, Y. and Zhou, H. "Semantically contrastive learning for low-light image enhancement", 36th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Vancouver, Canada, 21-28 Feb, 2022. [arXiv] [Source code]

Yang, D., Ye, B., Chen, Y., Zhou, H. and Qian, X. "A dummy location selection algorithm based on location semantics and physical distance", International Conference on Information Security Practice and Experience (ISPEC), Nanjing, China, 19-21 December, 2021.

Chen, L., Jiang, Z., Almeida, T.P., Schlindwein, F.S., Shoker, J.S., Ng, G.A., Zhou, H. and Li, X. "Spatio-temporal ECG network for detecting cardiac disorders from multi-lead ECGs", Computing in Cardiology (CiC), Brno, Czech Republic, 12-15 September, 2021. [Accepted version]

Sun, H., Bian, Y., Liu, N. and Zhou, H. "Multi-scale edge-based U-shape network for salient object detection", the Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI), 8-12 November, 2021, Hanoi, Vietnam. [arXiv] [Source code]

Sun, H., Lin, L., Liu, N. and Zhou, H. "Robust ensembling network for unsupervised domain adaptation", the Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI), 8-12 November, 2021, Hanoi, Vietnam. [arXiv] [Source code]

Zhang, X., Peng, Z., Zhu, P., Zhang, T., Li, C., Zhou, H. and Jiao, L. "Adaptive affinity loss and erroneous pseudo-label refinement for weakly supervised semantic segmentation", ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM), pages 5463-5472. 20-24 Oct, 2021, Chengdu, China. [Accepted version]

Geng, Q., Liang, D., Zhou, H., Zhang, L., Sun, H. and Liu, N. "Dense face detection via high-level context mining", IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG), 15-18 Dec., 2021.

Chen, Z., Wang, S., Hu, Y., Zhou, H., Shen, Y. and Li, X. "Cervical spondylotic myelopathy segmentation using shape-aware U-net", International Conference on Neural Neural Computing for Advanced Applications (NCAA), 27-30Aug. 2021, Guangzhou, China.

Liang, D., Wei, Z., Sun, H. and Zhou, H. "Robust cross-scene foreground segmentation in surveillance video", IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), 5-9 July, 2021. [Accepted version]

Preprint -

Zhou, F., Yang, X., Chen, F., Chen, L., Jiang, Z., Zhu, H., Heckel, R., Wang, H., Fei, M. and Zhou, H. "Cross-skeleton interaction graph aggregation network for representation learning of mouse social behaviour", [arXiv]

Montes, F., Blanco, M., Useche, A., Sanchez-Franco, S., Caro, C., Tong, L., Li, J., Zhou, H., Murray, J.M., Sarmiento, O., Kee, F. and Hunter, R.F. "Exploring the mechanistic pathways of how social network influences social norms in adolescent smoking prevention interventions", [Research Square]

Li, Y., Dan, R., Wang, S., Cao, Y., Luo, X., Tan, C., Jiang, G., Zhou, H., Wang, Y. and Wang, L. "Source-free domain adaptation for multi-site and lifespan brain skull stripping", [arXiv]

Alon, Y. and Zhou, H. "Neuroplastic graph attention networks for nuclei segmentation in histopathology images", [arXiv]

Zhao, Y., Ferguson, S., Zhou, H., Elliott, C. and Rafferty, K. "Colour alignment for colour relative constancy via non-standard references", [arXiv]

Li, Y., Li, J., Dan, R., Wang, S., Jin, K., Zeng, G., Wang, J., Pan, X., Zhang, Q., Zhou, H., Jin, Q., Wang, L. and Wang, Y. "Dispensed transformer network for unsupervised domain adaptation", [arXiv]

Sun, Y., Lopez, G., Wang, Y., Huang, X. Zhou, H. and Zhang, Q. "Structure-aware scale-adaptive network for cancer segmentation in whole-slide images", [arXiv]

Sun, Y., Huang, X., Wang, Y., Zhou, H. and Zhang, Q. "Magnification-independent histopathological image classification with similarity-based multi-scale embeddings", [arXiv]

Alon, Y., Yu, X. and Zhou, H. "Synthetic generation of three-dimensional cancer cell models from histopathological images", [arXiv]

Alon, Y. and Zhou, H. "Multi-agent reinforcement learning for unmanned aerial vehicle coordination by multi-critic policy gradient optimization", [arXiv] [Source code 1] [Source code 2]

Chen, L., Tong, L., Zhou, F., Jiang, Z., Li, Z., Lv, J., Dong, J. and Zhou, H. "A benchmark dataset for both underwater image enhancement and underwater object detection", [arXiv]

Patents - 

Zhang, X., Jiao, L.-C., Hou, W., Tang, X., Zhu, P., Zhou, H. and Ma, W. "Remote sensing ship detection method and process based on feature pyramid and distance constrained FCN", CN109711288B, 4th May, 2021.

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Supervision

PhD/MPhil students: 

  • Y. Zhu, "Deep learning for imbalanced classification". 
  • B. Cham, "Automated identification of early Alzheimer's disease" (with Dr. R. Zare). 9/2021-9/2022.
  • X. Yang, "Social behaviour analysis of mice" (with Dr. N. Leong).
  • F. Zhou, "Interpretation of social behaviours among mice with Parkinson's disease" (with Prof. R. Heckel).
  • Y. Alon, "Detection of cancer areas in histopathological images".
  • E. Jones, "Effective detection anxiety among adolescents" (with Drs. S. Gong and E. Zhang).
  • F. Chen, "Automating oil spill detection and identification" (with Prof. H. Balzter).
  • Z. Liu, "Automated acute renal injury diagnosis" (with Prof. B. Yang).
  • L. Tong, “Cell line authentication” (with Dr. Y. Wang).
  • J. Lyu, "Automated classification of mild cognitive impairment" (with Prof. E. Zhang).
  • Z. Li, "Detection of tiny objects in large areas by remote sensing" (with Prof. L. Liu).
  • L. Deng, "Crowd counting via deep learning" (with Prof. E. Zhang).
  • S. Zhang, "AI based media and communication" (with Dr. Y. Zhu).
  • T. Portilho, "Use of artificial intelligence to treat mental health in prison" (with Dr. E. Palmer).
  • D. Anderson, "Machine Learning" (with Prof. E. Zhang).
  • S. Hoare, "Graph model" (with Prof. R. Heckel).
  • J. Rogel, Bioinformatics (with Prof. D. Fennell).
  • D. Anderson, Artificial Intelligence (with Prof. E. Zhang).
  • G. Xia, Telecommunication with AI (with Dr. Y. Zhang).
  • H. Zhang, NOMA variants (with Dr. Y. Zhang).
  • W. Yu, Machine Learning (with Prof. E. Zhang).
  • L. Chen, “Deep learning based underwater object detection” (with Prof. R. Raman). Passed the viva, and Post-doctorate at University College London.
  • S. Lu, "Machine Learning" (with Prof. E. Zhang). Passed the viva.
  • H. Du, "Machine learning for data stream mining in changing environments" (with Prof. R. Raman). PhD awarded.
  • Z. Jiang, Mouse behaviour analysis. PhD awarded, and now Post-doctorate at University of Lancaster. 

Post-doctorates/RA:

  • N. Elmrabit, EU Horizon 2020 DOMINOES Project, 2018-20. Now, a Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonia University.
  • J. Bretherick, EU Horizon 2020 DOMINOES Project, 2020-21. Now, a PhD student at School of Psychology, Cardiff University.

Academic visitors:

  • Dr. L. Zhao, NTU.
  • Prof. N. Xin, XUT.
  • Prof. Q. Qin, TGU.
  • Dr. Y. Niu, SDNU.
  • Prof. Y. Yang, NUAA.

Teaching

  • Computational Intelligence and Software Engineering (CO3091/7091), Autumn 2019-22, University of Leicester.
  • Service-Oriented Architectures (CO7214/7514), Spring 2018-19, University of Leicester.
  • Big Data & Predictive Analytics (CO3093/7093), Spring 2018, University of Leicester.
  • Multimedia and Computer Graphics (CO2016), Spring 2018-19, University of Leicester.

Press and media

The Interdisciplinary Walks Project: More details including audio and description...

"What you wanted to be at 17/18 years old?" -- Here is Zhou's story...

BBC Radio Leicester interview for the Parkinson's disease mouse project, 10:35 am, 8th June 2022.

Mouse social behaviour recognition: UoLPukaar News

Depression detection on TwitterYahooIndependentMetroTechnology NetworksNewsnprTECHZLE, BUL

MARK4 controls ischaemic heart failureCambridgeWeixinBHF

AI termed future of Pakistan's healthcare (The Express Tribune): Click here

Activities

Invited talk on EPSRC Future Blood Testing Network+: Artificial Intelligence for Identification of Blood Cells, University of Reading, 14th Sep 2022.

A Research Associate in Computer Science for EU Horizon 2020 6G BRAINS is available (closed): Job Adv Link.

A new PhD studentship is available (closed): "Deep learning for imbalanced classification". Open to UK and non-UK applicants.

BBC Radio Leicester interview for the Parkinson's disease mouse project, 10:35 am, 8th June 2022.

Nominated for a Superstar Award for Best Lecturer, University of Leicester, 7th June 2022. 

Frontiers in Radiology, Research Topic "Computer-aided diagnosis based on medical image: trends and future research". Abstract deadline: 22nd July, 2022, and manuscript deadline: 20th September, 2022.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships/PhD for September 2022 start are available. Please check out application details here (closed now): https://le.ac.uk/study/research-degrees/funded-opportunities/gta-informatics.

A new MPhil studentship is available (closed now): "Enhancing throughput satellite communication links through signal processing/power control techniques".

Evaluation of machine learning algorithms for anomaly detection (by Dr. Nebrase Elmrabit): Online talk.

Invited (plenary or keynote) speech on international conferences in 2022: 

- Invited talk on AI in healthcare, Dalian University of Technology, China, 12th April, 2022.

- Invited talk on AI, Guangxi Minzu University, China, 15th April, 2022.

- Invited talk on AI, NUAA, China, 16th April, 2022.

- ICACDS'22, 22nd-23rd April, 2022, Kurnool, India.

- Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, 8th May, 2022.

- ICAIBD'22, 27th-30th May, 2022, Chengdu, China.

- ICIPMC'22, 27th-29th May, 2022, Xi'an, China.

- "Lead a Research Centre", in the theme of career development in the UK university, Aging and Sustainability, ABCP'22, 1st July, 2022, Birmingham, UK. 

- CMI'22, 15th-17th July, 2022, Chengdu, China.

- FAIML'22, 19th-21st July, 2022, Hangzhou, China.

- ECNLPIR'22, 19th-21st July, 2022, Hangzhou, China.

- ICBIBE'22, 19th-21st July, 2022, Qingdao, China.

- ICCEAI'22, 22th-24th July, 2022, Shijiazhuang, China.

- AICS'22, 30th-31st July, 2022, Beijing, China.

- ICIVIS'22, 29th-31st July, 2022, Jinan, China.

- ADMIT'22, 23th-25th Sep, 2022, Xi'an, China

- CSAE'22, 21th-23rd Oct, 2022, Nanjing, China.

- ICIS'22, 28th-31st Oct, 2022, Xi'an, China.

- MLIS'22, 8th-11th November, 2022, Seoul, Korea.

ICHVR'22, 25th-27th Nov, 2022, Nanjing, China. 

- CFAIS'22, 2nd-4th December, 2022, Beijing, China.

Dr Claire Wood from Department of English recently did an interview with the "Free Thinking" programme on BBC Radio 3 about the AHRC funded Dickens Code project, where BIPL is a research partner: Media link (in the final 15 minutes).

A new PhD studentship is available (application deadline is 9th Jan 2022): "Developing biologically plausible models of eye movement control and visual processing in reading". Open to UK and non-UK applicants. [Eligibility]

A new PhD studentship is available for application (closed now): "Deep learning for imbalanced classification" or findaphd. Open to UK and non-UK applicants, and funding includes a full overseas fee waiver.

Online symposium: "Decoding Dickens: Contexts, inspirations, approaches", where Huiyu Zhou gave the talk entitled "Can machines crack the Dickens code?" during 2.00 pm - 6.30 pm (BST) on 23rd July 2021.

IEEE RAS Prestigious Lecture: "Transform image understanding with artificial intelligence" by Huiyu Zhou at 4.00 pm (BST) on 1st July 2021.

Centenary inaugural lecture series: "Dealing with uncertainty in image analysis" by Huiyu Zhou at 5.30 pm(BST) on 1st June 2021.

One of the Superstar 2021 Nominees, 21st May 2021.

Invited (or keynote) speech on international conferences in 2021:

- Workshop on "Artificial Intelligence in Health Sciences", 20th December, 2021, University of Karachi, Pakistan. (Media News)

- FSDM'21, 27th Oct, 2021, Seoul, Korea.

- Medical Image Computing Seminar (MICS), "Tackling challenges in machine learning based analysis of histopathological imagery", 28th Sep, 2021.

- ICCEAI'21, 27-29 Aug, 2021, Shanghai, China.

- ICETCI'21, 27-29 August, 2021, Changchun, China.

- ICGIP'21, 18-20 Aug, 2021, Kunming, China.

- AICS'21, 29-31 July, 2021, Beijing, China.

- BIBE'21, 20-22 July, 2021, Hangzhou, China.

- ABCP'21, "Depression detection on Twitter", 2-3 July, 2021, UK/online.

- WABD'21, 12-14 March, 2021, Fuzhou, China (Talk is available here).

- CISE'21, 5-7 Jan, 2021, Sanya, China.

Frontiers in Neurorobotics, Research Topic "Intelligent Control and Applications for Robotics". Abstract deadline: 31st August, 2021, and manuscript deadline: 31st December, 2021.

IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics, special issue on "Medical data security solution for healthcare industries". Deadline: 30th June, 2021. Closed now.

Three Graduate Teaching Assistantships for September 2021 start are available. Please check out the project details on "PhD Projects for GTA Applications" of the following link (closed now): https://le.ac.uk/study/research-degrees/funded-opportunities/informatics-gta-2021

A new PhD studentship is available for application (closed now): "Combat Parkinson's disease - using artificial intelligence to monitor social behaviours of mice".

A RA post on cyber-security is now available (closed now): https://jobs.le.ac.uk/vacancies/1976/research-assistant--dominoes-project.html

Three Graduate Teaching Assistantships for September 2020 start are available. Please go through the project proposals here (closed now): https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/informatics/news/vacancies/gtas-sep2020

Interests

Prof. Zhou's research specialisation includes machine learning, computer vision, intelligent systems and signal processing. His research interest has focused on the development of AI/machine learning algorithms that enable a system to better understand and interpret images/signals. His research has been or is supported by UK EPSRC, ESRC, AHRC, MRC, EU ICT, Royal Society, Innovate UK, Leverhulme Trust, Invest NI, Puffin Trust, Alzheimer Research (UK) and industry.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering degree in Radio Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.
  • Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering, University of Dundee, United Kingdom.
  • Doctor of Philosophy degree in Computer Vision, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
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