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Biography

Zhijie (Professor of Visual Computing) has received a BEng degree on communication engineering from the Xi’an University of Science and Technology in 1991. After graduation, he has worked for one of the major Chinese Electrical and Machinery Companies - HH Yellow River Ltd for four years as an electronics engineer. He then traveled to the UK and spent a year working in a robotics lab in Derby. In 1996, he registered and became a postgraduate student at the University of Derby. His research topic is Virtual Reality for manufacturing simulations. In 2000, he has completed his PhD study and immediately been offered a tenured academic post at the University of Huddersfield. 

Zhijie’s research in the last twenty years has mainly been focused on the areas of visual computing, vision systems, data science and machine learning. He has published over one hundred peer-reviewed journal and conference papers as well as editing 5 books in the relevant fields. He has supervised 11 postgraduate (including 8 PhD) students to completion and been continuously winning substantial research and development grants in his career to date. He is a member of the IEEE, IET, BCS, BMVA and a fellow of HEA. In addition, he has been serving as an editor, reviewer and chair for many prestigious academic journals and conferences.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Imaging, vision, and visualisation
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Simulation and systems control
  • Web technology and applications

Research Degree Supervision

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Keywords

  • computer vision, interaction and visualisation

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Research Output 2007 2019

A generic parallel computational framework of lifting wavelet transform for online engineering surface filtration

Xu, Y., Zhang, C., Xu, Z., Zhou, J., Wang, K. & Huang, J., 15 Jun 2019, In : Signal Processing. 165, p. 37-56 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wavelet transforms
Discrete wavelet transforms
Chemical reactions
Textures
Fuzzy neural networks

An Effective Pipeline for Pedestrian Detection in Mid-High Density Crowd

Hao, Y., Gledhill, D., Liu, Y., Fan, J. & Xu, Z., 2019, 25th International Conference on Automation & Computing (ICAC 2019): Improving Productivity through Automation and Computing. IEEE, p. 153-158 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Benchmarking
Pipelines
Experiments

A Static Hand Gesture Recognition Model based on the Improved Centroid Watershed Algorithm and a Dual-Channel CNN

Dong, X., Xu, Y., Xu, Z., Huang, J., Lu, J., Zhang, C. & Lu, L., 1 Jul 2019, 2018 24th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC 2018): Improving Productivity through Automation and Computing. Ma, X. (ed.). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 6 p. 8749063

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hand Gesture Recognition
Gesture recognition
Centroid
Watersheds
Gesture

Crowd Synthesis Based on Hybrid Simulation Rules for Complex Behaviour Analysis

Hao, Y., Xu, Z., Liu, Y., Wang, J. & Fan, J., 1 Jul 2019, 2018 24th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC 2018): Improving Productivity through Automation and Computing. Ma, X. (ed.). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 6 p. 8749070

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hybrid Simulation
Synthesis
Grouping
Model
Social sciences
1 Citation (Scopus)

Dual-channel CNN for efficient abnormal behavior identification through crowd feature engineering

Xu, Y., Lu, L., Xu, Z., He, J., Zhou, J. & Zhang, C., Jul 2019, In : Machine Vision and Applications. 30, 5, p. 945-958 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Neural networks
Benchmarking
Processing
Costs

Activities 2016 2017

  • 1 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Oral presentation

23rd International Conference on Automation and Computing

Zhijie Xu (Chair)
7 Sep 20178 Sep 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

A Visualization Method for Understanding Forensic Statements

Zhijie Xu (Speaker), Daniel McIntyre (Speaker)
23 Oct 201628 Oct 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation