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A novel robust low-rank multi-view diversity optimization model with adaptive-weighting based manifold learning. (2021)
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TAN, J., YANG, Z., REN, J., WANG, B., CHENG, Y. and LING, W.-K. [2021]. A novel robust low-rank multi-view diversity optimization model with adaptive-weighting based manifold learning. Pattern recognition [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patcog.2021.108298

Multi-view clustering has become a hot yet challenging topic, due mainly to the independence of and information complementarity between different views. Although good results are achieved to a certain extent from typical methods including multi-view... Read More about A novel robust low-rank multi-view diversity optimization model with adaptive-weighting based manifold learning..

SpaSSA: superpixelwise adaptive SSA for unsupervised spatial-spectral feature extraction in hyperspectral image. (2021)
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SUN, G., FU, H., REN, J., ZHANG, A., ZABALZA, J., JIA, X. and ZHAO, H. 2021. SpaSSA: superpixelwise adaptive SSA for unsupervised spatial-spectral feature extraction in hyperspectral image. IEEE transactions on cybernetics [online], Early Access. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/TCYB.2021.3104100

Singular spectral analysis (SSA) has recently been successfully applied to feature extraction in hyperspectral image (HSI), including conventional (1-D) SSA in spectral domain and 2-D SSA in spatial domain. However, there are some drawbacks, such as... Read More about SpaSSA: superpixelwise adaptive SSA for unsupervised spatial-spectral feature extraction in hyperspectral image..

Sparse learning of band power features with genetic channel selection for effective classification of EEG signals. (2021)
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PADFIELD, N., REN, J., MURRAY, P. and ZHAO, H. 2021. Sparse learning of band power features with genetic channel selection for effective classification of EEG signals. Neurocomputing [online], 463, pages 566-579. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neucom.2021.08.067

In this paper, we present a genetic algorithm (GA) based band power feature sparse learning (SL) approach for classification of electroencephalogram (EEG) (GABSLEEG) in motor imagery (MI) based brain-computer interfacing (BCI). The band power in the... Read More about Sparse learning of band power features with genetic channel selection for effective classification of EEG signals..

Spectral-spatial self-attention networks for hyperspectral image classification. (2021)
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ZHANG, X., SUN, G., JIA, X., WU, L., ZHANG, A., REN, J., FU, H. and YAO, Y. [2021]. Spectral-spatial self-attention networks for hyperspectral image classification. IEEE transactions on geoscience and remote sensing [online], Early Access. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2021.3102143

This study presents a spectral-spatial self-attention network (SSSAN) for classification of hyperspectral images (HSIs), which can adaptively integrate local features with long-range dependencies related to the pixel to be classified. Specifically, i... Read More about Spectral-spatial self-attention networks for hyperspectral image classification..

A novel multi-stage residual feature fusion network for detection of COVID-19 in chest x-ray images. (2021)
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FANG, Z., REN, J., MACLELLAN, C., LI, H., ZHOA, H., HUSSAIN, A. and FORTINO, G. [2021]. A novel multi-stage residual feature fusion network for detection of COVID-19 in chest X-ray images. IEEE transactions on molecular, biological and multi-scale communications [online], Early Access. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/tmbmc.2021.3099367

To suppress the spread of COVID-19, accurate diagnosis at an early stage is crucial, chest screening with radiography imaging plays an important role in addition to the real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) swab test. Due... Read More about A novel multi-stage residual feature fusion network for detection of COVID-19 in chest x-ray images..

一种基于模糊成像机理的QR码图像快速盲复原方法. (2021)
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CHEN, R., ZHENG, Z., ZHAO, H., REN, J. and TAN, H. 2021. 一种基于模糊成像机理的QR 码图像快速 盲复原方法. = [Fast blind restoration of QR code images based on blurred imaging mechanism]. Guangzi xuebao/Acta photonica sinica [online], 50(7), article 0710003. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3788/gzxb20215007.0710003

A fast blind restoration method of QR code images was proposed based on a blurred imaging mechanism. On the basis of the research on the centroid invariance of the blurred imaging diffuse light spots, the circular finder pattern is designed. When the... Read More about 一种基于模糊成像机理的QR码图像快速盲复原方法..

Fast blind deblurring of QR code images based on adaptive scale control. (2021)
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CHEN, R., ZHENG, Z., PAN, J., YU, Y., ZHAO, H. and REN, J. [2021]. Fast blind deblurring of QR code images based on adaptive scale control. Mobile networks and applications [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11036-021-01780-y

With the development of 5G technology, the short delay requirements of commercialization and large amounts of data change our lifestyle day-to-day. In this background, this paper proposes a fast blind deblurring algorithm for QR code images, which ma... Read More about Fast blind deblurring of QR code images based on adaptive scale control..

Fast restoration for out-of-focus blurred images of QR code with edge prior information via image sensing. (2021)
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CHEN, R., ZHENG, Z., YU, Y., ZHAO, H., REN, J. and TAN, H.-Z. 2021. Fast restoration for out-of-focus blurred images of QR code with edge prior information via image sensing. IEEE sensors journal [online], 21(16), article 103048, pages 18222-18236. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2021.3085568

Out-of-focus blurring of the QR code is very common in mobile Internet systems, which often causes failure of authentication as a result of a misreading of the information hence adversely affects the operation of the system. To tackle this difficulty... Read More about Fast restoration for out-of-focus blurred images of QR code with edge prior information via image sensing..

Novel gumbel-softmax trick enabled concrete autoencoder with entropy constraints for unsupervised hyperspectral band selection. (2021)
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SUN, H., REN, J., ZHAO, H., YUEN, P. and TSCHANNERL, J. [2021]. Novel gumbel-softmax trick enabled concrete autoencoder with entropy constraints for unsupervised hyperspectral band selection. IEEE transactions on geoscience and remote sensing [online], Early Access. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2021.3075663

As an important topic in hyperspectral image (HSI) analysis, band selection has attracted increasing attention in the last two decades for dimensionality reduction in HSI. With the great success of deep learning (DL)-based models recently, a robust u... Read More about Novel gumbel-softmax trick enabled concrete autoencoder with entropy constraints for unsupervised hyperspectral band selection..

Nondestructive phenolic compounds measurement and origin discrimination of peated barley malt using near-infrared hyperspectral imagery and machine learning. (2021)
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YAN, Y., REN, J., TSCHANNERL, J., ZHAO, H., HARRISON, B. and JACK, F. 2021. Nondestructive phenolic compounds measurement and origin discrimination of peated barley malt using near-infrared hyperspectral imagery and machine learning. IEEE transactions on instrumentation and measurement [online], 70, article 5010715. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/TIM.2021.3082274

Quantifying phenolic compound in peated barley malt and discriminating its origin are essential to maintain the aroma of high-quality Scottish whisky during the manufacturing process. The content of the total phenol varies in peated barley malts, whi... Read More about Nondestructive phenolic compounds measurement and origin discrimination of peated barley malt using near-infrared hyperspectral imagery and machine learning..

Fusion of infrared and visible images for remote detection of low-altitude slow-speed small targets. (2021)
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SUN, H., LIU, Q., WANG, J., REN, J., WU, Y., ZHAO, H. and LI, H. 2021. Fusion of infrared and visible images for remote detection of low-altitude slow-speed small targets. IEEE journal of selected topics in applied earth observations and remote sensing [online], 14, pages 2971-2983. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2021.3061496

Detection of the low-altitude and slow-speed small (LSS) targets is one of the most popular research topics in remote sensing. Despite of a few existing approaches, there is still an accuracy gap for satisfying the practical needs. As the LSS targets... Read More about Fusion of infrared and visible images for remote detection of low-altitude slow-speed small targets..

A new cost function for spatial image steganography based on 2D-SSA and WMF. (2021)
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XIE, G., REN, J., MARSHALL, S., ZHAO, H. and LI, H. 2021. A new cost function for spatial image steganography based on 2D-SSA and WMF. IEEE access [online], 9, pages 30604-30614. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3059690

As an essential tool for secure communications, adaptive steganography aims to communicate secret information with the least security cost. Inspired by the Ranking Priority Profile (RPP), we propose a novel two-step cost function for adaptive stegano... Read More about A new cost function for spatial image steganography based on 2D-SSA and WMF..

DRL-GAN: dual-stream representation learning GAN for low-resolution image classification in UAV applications. (2020)
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XI, Y., JIA, W., ZHENG, J., FAN, X., XIE, Y., REN, J. and HE, X. 2021. DRL-GAN: dual-stream representation learning GAN for low-resolution image classification in UAV applications. IEEE Journal of selected topics in applied earth observations and remote sensing [online], 14, pages 1705-1716. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2020.3043109

Identifying tiny objects from extremely low resolution (LR) UAV-based remote sensing images is generally considered as a very challenging task, because of very limited information in the object areas. In recent years, there have been very limited att... Read More about DRL-GAN: dual-stream representation learning GAN for low-resolution image classification in UAV applications..

EACOFT: an energy-aware correlation filter for visual tracking. (2020)
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LIU, Q., REN, J., WANG, Y., WU, Y., SUN, H. and ZHAO, H. 2021. EACOFT: an energy-aware correlation filter for visual tracking. Pattern recognition [online], 112, article ID 107766. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patcog.2020.107766

Correlation filter based trackers attribute to its calculation in the frequency domain can efficiently locate targets in a relatively fast speed. This characteristic however also limits its generalization in some specific scenarios. The reasons that... Read More about EACOFT: an energy-aware correlation filter for visual tracking..

Texture-sensitive superpixeling and adaptive thresholding for effective segmentation of sea ice floes in high-resolution optical images. (2020)
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CHAI, Y., REN, J., HWANG, B., WANG, J., FAN, D., YAN, Y. and ZHU, S. 2021. Texture-sensitive superpixeling and adaptive thresholding for effective segmentation of sea ice floes in high-resolution optical images. IEEE journal of selected topics in applied earth observations and remote sensing [online], 14, pages 577-586. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/jstars.2020.3040614

Efficient and accurate segmentation of sea ice floes from high-resolution optical (HRO) remote sensing images is crucial for understanding of sea ice evolutions and climate changes, especially in coping with the large data volume. Existing methods su... Read More about Texture-sensitive superpixeling and adaptive thresholding for effective segmentation of sea ice floes in high-resolution optical images..

Topological optimization of the DenseNet with pretrained-weights inheritance and genetic channel selection. (2020)
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FANG, Z, REN, J., MARSHALL, S., ZHAO, H., WANG, S. and LI, X. 2021. Topological optimization of the DenseNet with pretrained-weights inheritance and genetic channel selection. Pattern recognition [online], 109, article ID 107608. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patcog.2020.107608

Convolutional neural networks (CNNs) have been successfully applied in many computer vision applications, especially in image classification tasks, where most of the structures have been designed manually. With the aid of skip connection and dense co... Read More about Topological optimization of the DenseNet with pretrained-weights inheritance and genetic channel selection..