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Dr. Xianghua Xie

I am an Associate Professor in the Visual Computing Group at the Department of Computer Science, University of Swansea. I was holding an RCUK Academic Fellowship between September 2009 and March 2012, and I was a Senior Lecturer between October 2012 and March 2013. Prior to my position at Swansea, I was a Research Associate in the Computer Vision Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol, working on a European Commission project, CASBliP.

I received the M.Sc. degree (with commendation) in Advanced Computing in 2002 from the University of Bristol, UK. Then, I continued to pursue a Ph.D. degree in the same department from the end of 2002, under the supervision of Prof. Majid Mirmehdi. Prof. Barry Thomas was also involved in cosupervision at the earlier stage. I finished my Ph.D. study in March 2006.

I have strong research interests in video analysis, stereo systems, active contour models, level set methods, texture analysis, and medical image understanding.

  • 3D Pose Estimation and Tracking
  • Video Segmentation
  • Depth Estimation from Stereo Camera
  • Contour Based Object Tracking
  • Active Contour Models
  • Texture Analysis
  • Surface Inspection
  • Medical Image Analysis
  • Document Analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Big Data
  • Data Mining

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You may call me Jason, if you struggle to pronounce a name beginning with "X" (I have two!). My surname is pronounced probably similar to "Shay".


Publications:


External Grant Capture:

  • Data Release - Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security, Co-investigator, led by Prof. Mark Jones (Swansea), funded by EPSRC (EP/N028139/1 and EP/N027825/1), £1.6M, June 2016 - 30 November 2019.
  • Biomedical Research Unit: Advanced Medical Image Analysis and Visualisation, Collaborator, led by Prof. John (Bangor University), funded by NISCHR, £312K to Swansea (£1.5M in total), 2011 - 2015.
  • Non-Invasive Quantification of Complex Heart Valve Lesions: A model-based approach using 3D echocardiography, Co-investigator, led by Dr. van Lool(Swansea University), funded by NISCHR, £58K, 2011 - 2014.
  • Patient Specific Multi-view Coronary Geometry and Computational Disease Modelling, Principal investigator, funded by WORD, £144K, 2010 - 2012.
  • NISCHR Registered Research Group: Medical Image Analysis and Visualisation, Co-investigator, led by Prof. Zwiggelaar (Aber University), funded by NISCHR, £95K, 2010 - 2013.
  • Wales Research Institute on Visual Computing (RIVIC), I am leading a sub-programme on 3D Vision and Medical Image Analysis. RIVIC attracts £5M funding from WAG, 2009-2013.
  • PRINS: Prior-independent Shape Regularisation for Geometric Active Contours, Co-investigator, led by Prof. Mirmehdi ( Bristol University), funded by The Leverhulme Trust, £65K, 2006 - 2008.

Projects:

Here is a list of some of the projects that I have been involved with.

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  • Patient Specific Multi-view Coronary Geometry and Computational Disease Modelling (2010-2012)
  • 3D Pose Estimation and Tracking (2009-2012)
  • CASBliP Project (2006-2009)
  • PRINS Project (2006-2008)
  • MAC: Magntostatic Active Contour (2006-2007)
  • Charged Active Contour based on Electrostatics (CACE) (2006)
  • Historical Document Retrieval (2005-2006)
  • Eardrum Medical Image Analysis (2005)
  • MONOTONE Project (2002-2005)
  • Region-aided Geometric Active Contour (2002)

Professional Activities:

  • Associate Editor: IET Computer Vision, 2012 -.
  • Executive Committee: British Machine Vision Association (BMVA), since 2012.
  • Steering Committee: Medical Image Understanding and Analysis (MIUA), since 2011.
  • International Advisory Committee: CMBE2015 France.
  • Organising Committee: CGA 2015 San Antonio USA, CMBE 2013 Hongkong, CMBE 2011 Washington, CMBE 2009 Swansea, PSM 2013 Cardiff, 3rd International Conference on Big Data Analysis and Data Mining 2016 London.
  • General Chair: 26th British Machine Vision Conference, 7-11 September 2015, Swansea UK.
  • Chair: 16th Conference on Medical Image Understanding and Analysis, 9-11 July 2012, Swansea UK.
  • Chair: BMVA Computer Vision Summer School 2014, 30 June - 4 July 2014, Swansea UK.
  • Chair: EPSRC Network Meeting on Patient-Specific Meeting, half-day session on "Imaging, Segmentation and Meshing", April 2011.
  • Chair: Shape Analysis and Deformable Modeling, ICPRAM Special Session 2012.
  • Chair: Segmentation and Registration for Biomedical Applications, mini-symposium in CMBE 2013.
  • Chair: Shape and Deformable Modelling in Biomedical Image Analysis, mini-symposium/special session in CMBE 2009 & CMBE2011.
  • Co-chair: RIVIC Visual Computing Graduate School 2010.
  • Co-chair: Methods of Image Processing and Analysis for Biomedical Applications, mini-symposium/special session in CMBE 2015.
  • Co-chair: Segmentation of Anatomical Soft Tissue Regions in Medical Data, BMVA Technical Meeting 2008.
  • Area Chair: BMVC2017, BMVC2016, BMVC 2015
  • Session Chair: MIUA2013, MIUA 2009, CMBE 2009 & CMBE 2011, SITIS 2007.
  • Keynote: "Deformable Model in Segmentation and Tracking", AMDO 2012, July 2012.
  • Conference Tutorial: SITIS December 2007.
  • Grant Referee:
    • Major research councils, including EPSRC, MRC, NISCHR, Luxembourg National Research Fund, and various charities such as Leverhulme.
  • External Examiner:
    • External examiner for the MSc in Computational and Software Techniques in Engineering, Cranfield University, 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2016;
    • External PhD Examiner - Julia Dietlmeier, A Machine Learning Approach to Unsupervised Segmentation of Mitochondria in Subcellular Electron Microscopy Data, PhD, Dublin City University, August 2016;
    • External PhD Examiner - Alexandros Neophytou, Data driven models of human shape, pose and garment deformation, PhD, Surrey University, July 2015;
    • External PhD Examiner - Ningyu AN, Hierarchical Image Segmentation via Efficient Image Decomposition and Texture Characterization based Region Merging, PhD, University of Macau, April 2014;
    • External PhD Examiner - Ziming Zeng, Medical Image Segmentation on Multimodality Images, PhD, Aberystwyth University, May 2013;
    • External PhD Examiner - Bartlomiej Wladyslaw PAPIEZ, Diffeomorphic image registration with applications to deformation modelling between multiple data sets, PhD, University Central Lancashire, May 2012;
    • External PhD Examiner - Muayed S Al-Huseiny, On Analysing Deformable Moving Objects, PhD, Southampton University, November 2011;
    • External PhD Reviewer - Adolfo Martinez Uso, Unsupervised Band Selection and Segmentation in Hyper/Multispectral Images, PhD, Universitat Jaume I, Spain, June 2008;

  • NISCHR Faculty Lead Researcher, since August 2013.
  • Memeber of: IEEE (Senior Member since 2013, Member 2007 - 2012, Student Member 2003 - 2006), IEE (2006-2007), and BMVA (since 2002).
  • Journal Referee: >20, including:
    • International Journal of Computer Vision,
    • IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence,
    • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing,
    • IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging,
    • IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering,
    • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics,
    • IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics,
    • IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications,
    • IET Computer Vision,
    • Pattern Analysis and Applications,
    • Pattern Recognition Letters,
    • International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence,
    • International Journal of Image and Graphics,
    • International Journal of Numerical Methods for Biomedical Engineering,
    • Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation,
    • Journal of Image and Video Processing,
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America A,
    • Journal of Real Time Image Processing,
    • Neural Processing Letters,
  • Programme/Technical Committee:
    • BMVC 2015, BMVC 2014, BMVC 2013, BMVC 2012, BMVC 2011, BMVC 2010,
    • IEEE SMC 2016, IEEE SMC 2014, IEEE SMC 2013,
    • ICPR2016, ICPR2014, ICPR2012, ICPR 2010, ICPR 2008,
    • CVMP2013, CVMP2014,
    • ICPRAM 2017, ICPRAM 2016, ICPRAM 2015, ICPRAM 2014, ICPRAM 2012,
    • AVSS 2013,
    • CAIP 2015, CAIP 2013,
    • ICIAR 2017, ICIAR 2016, ICIAR 2015,
    • ICACCI 2016,
    • CMVIT 2017,
    • IASTED Technical Committee on Image Processing 2008-2011,
    • SPPRA 2009,
    • SIGGRAPH 2009 (reviewer),
    • EuroGraphics 2009 & 2011 (reviewer),
    • IWICP 2014,
    • MIUA2016, MIUA 2015, MIUA 2014, MIUA 2013, MIUA 2012, MIUA 2011, MIUA 2010, MIUA 2009, MIUA 2008, MIUA 2006, MIUA 2005,
    • EMBC 2006,
    • CMVIT 2017.

Teaching:

  • CSC345/M45 Big Data and Machine Learning (level 3 and Masters, since 2015)
  • CSC377/M77 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (level 3, MSc and MRes, since 2009)
  • CS-M00 Research Methodology (all Master Level, since 2011, 10% contribution)
  • CS-M70 Visual Computing Project Development (MRes, since 2011)
  • CS-115 Programming 2 (level 1, 2011 -2015)
  • CS-099 Computers Unplugged (level 0, 2012, 10% contribution)
  • CS-126x Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science II (level 1, 2010)

Admin:

  • Programme Coordinator (incl. Recruitment and Admissions): MSc Data Science (since 2017)
  • Programme Coordinator (incl. Recruitment and Admissions): MRes in Visual Computing (since 2010)
  • Programme Coordinator (incl. Recruitment and Admissions): MSc by Research in Visual Computing (since 2011)
  • Foundation year head (2011 - 2016)
  • Programme Coordinator: MSc with specialism in Visual Computing (2011- 2015)
  • General Teaching Management: University and Subject Statistics (2010)
  • Engagement and Impact Committee (co-opted): University and Subject Statistics (2010)
  • Departmental Seminar Coordination (2008 - 2010)
  • Visual Computing Research Away Day 2009
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