• 269 Citations
  • 8 h-Index

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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

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Research Expertise and Interests

  • computer vision, interaction and visualisation

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Research Output

  • 269 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 36 Conference contribution
  • 29 Article
  • 1 Conference article

A Comparative Study in Real-time Scene Sonification for Visually Impaired People

Hu, W., Wang, K., Yang, K., Cheng, R., Ye, Y., Sun, L. & Xu, Z., 5 Jun 2020, In : Sensors. 20, 11, 17 p., 3222.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Hierarchical Visual Localization for Visually Impaired People Using Multimodal Images

    Cheng, R., Hu, W., Chen, H., Fang, Y., Wang, K., Xu, Z. & Bai, J., 10 Jul 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Expert Systems with Applications. 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Unifying Visual Localization and Scene Recognition for People with Visual Impairment

    Cheng, R., Wang, K., Bai, J. & Xu, Z., 16 Apr 2020, In : IEEE Access. 8, p. 64284-64296 13 p., 9051719.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3D Object Detection Algorithm for Panoramic Images with Multi-Scale Convolutional Neural Network

    Wang, D., He, Y., Liu, Y., Li, D., Wu, S., Qin, Y. & Xu, Z., 26 Nov 2019, In : IEEE Access. 7, p. 171461-171470 10 p., 8913499.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • A Dynamic Hand Gesture Recognition Model Based on the Improved Dynamic Time Warping Algorithm

    Li, Y., Feng, X., Xu, Y., Dong, X., Xu, Z., Huang, J. & Lu, L., 11 Nov 2019, 2019 25th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing: Improving Productivity through Automation and Computing. Yu, H. (ed.). IEEE, 6 p. 8895002

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

  • Activities

    • 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