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A novel gradient-guided post-processing method for adaptive image steganography. (2022)
Journal Article
XIE, G., REN, J., MARSHALL, S., ZHAO, H. and LI, R. 2022. A novel gradient-guided post-processing method for adaptive image steganography. Signal processing [online], 203, article 108813. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sigpro.2022.108813

Designing an effective cost function has always been the key in image steganography after the development of the near-optimal encoders. To learn the cost maps automatically, the Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN) are often trained from the given c... Read More about A novel gradient-guided post-processing method for adaptive image steganography..

Crowdsourced Quality Assessment of Enhanced Underwater Images-A Pilot Study (2022)
Conference Proceeding
LIN, H., MEN, H., YAN, Y., REN, J. and SAUPE, D. 2022. Crowdsourced quality assessment of enhanced underwater images: a pilot study. In Proceedings of 14th International conference on quality of multimedia experience 2022 (QoMEX 2022), 5-7 September 2022, Lippstadt, Germany. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article 9900904. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/QoMEX55416.2022.9900904

Underwater image enhancement (UIE) is essential for a high-quality underwater optical imaging system. While a number of UIE algorithms have been proposed in recent years, there is little study on image quality assessment (IQA) of enhanced underwater... Read More about Crowdsourced Quality Assessment of Enhanced Underwater Images-A Pilot Study.

Bayesian gravitation based classification for hyperspectral images. (2022)
Journal Article
ZHANG, A., SUN, G., PAN, Z., REN, J., JIA, X., ZHANG, C., FU, H. and YAO, Y. 2022. Bayesian gravitation based classification for hyperspectral images. IEEE transactions on geoscience and remote sensing [online], Early Access. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2022.3203488

Integration of spectral and spatial information is extremely important for the classification of high-resolution hyperspectral images (HSIs). Gravitation describes interaction among celestial bodies which can be applied to measure similarity between... Read More about Bayesian gravitation based classification for hyperspectral images..

DRL-RNP: deep reinforcement learning-based optimized RNP flight procedure execution. (2022)
Journal Article
ZHU, L., WANG, J., WANG, Y., JI, Y. and REN, J. 2022. DRL-RNP: deep reinforcement learning-based optimized RNP flight procedure execution. Sensors [online], 22(17), article 6475. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/s22176475

The required navigation performance (RNP) procedure is one of the two basic navigation specifications for the performance-based navigation (PBN) procedure as proposed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) through an integration of t... Read More about DRL-RNP: deep reinforcement learning-based optimized RNP flight procedure execution..

An approach to emotion recognition using brain rhythm sequencing and asymmetric features. (2022)
Journal Article
LI, J.W., CHEN, R.J., BARMA, S., CHEN, F., PUN, S.H., MAK, P.U., WANG, L.J., ZENG, X.X., REN, J.C. and ZHAO, H.M. [2022]. An approach to emotion recognition using brain rhythm sequencing and asymmetric features. Cognitive computation [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12559-022-10053-z

Emotion can be influenced during self-isolation, and to avoid severe mood swings, emotional regulation is meaningful. To achieve this, efficiently recognizing emotion is a vital step, which can be realized by electroencephalography signals. Previousl... Read More about An approach to emotion recognition using brain rhythm sequencing and asymmetric features..

TransSLC: skin lesion classification in dermatoscopic images using transformers. (2022)
Conference Proceeding
SARKER, M.M.K., MORENO-GARCÍA, C.F., REN, J. and ELYAN, E. 2022. TransSLC: skin lesion classification in dermatoscopic images using transformers. In Yang, G., Aviles-Rivero, A., Roberts, M. and Schönlieb, C.-B. (eds.) Medical image understanding and analysis: proceedings of 26th Medical image understanding and analysis 2022 (MIUA 2022), 27-29 July 2022, Cambridge, UK. Lecture notes in computer sciences, 13413. Cham: Springer [online], pages 651-660. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-12053-4_48

Early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer can reduce patients' fatality rates significantly. In the area of computer-aided diagnosis (CAD), the Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) has been widely used for image classification, segmentation, and rec... Read More about TransSLC: skin lesion classification in dermatoscopic images using transformers..

Nondestructive detection and grading of flesh translucency in pineapples with visible and near-infrared spectroscopy. (2022)
Journal Article
XU, S., REN, J., LU, H., WANG, X., SUN, X. and LIANG, X. 2022. Nondestructive detection and grading of flesh translucency in pineapples with visible and near-infrared spectroscopy. Postharvest biology and technology [online], 192, article 112029. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2022.112029

Rapid, accurate, and nondestructive internal quality detection for large and rough surface fruit, such as translucency in pineapples, is challenging. In this paper, a visible and near infrared (VIS/NIR) spectrum-based platform is proposed for optimiz... Read More about Nondestructive detection and grading of flesh translucency in pineapples with visible and near-infrared spectroscopy..

An artificial neural network algorithm to retrieve chlorophyll a for Northwest European shelf seas from top of atmosphere ocean colour reflectance. (2022)
Journal Article
HADJAL, M., MEDINA-LOPEZ, E., REN, J., GALLEGO, A. and MCKEE, D. 2022. An artificial neural network algorithm to retrieve chlorophyll a for Northwest European shelf seas from top of atmosphere ocean colour reflectance. Remote sensing [online], 14(14), article 3353. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/rs14143353

Chlorophyll-a (Chl) retrieval from ocean colour remote sensing is problematic for relatively turbid coastal waters due to the impact of non-algal materials on atmospheric correction and standard Chl algorithm performance. Artificial neural networks (... Read More about An artificial neural network algorithm to retrieve chlorophyll a for Northwest European shelf seas from top of atmosphere ocean colour reflectance..

A novel band selection and spatial noise reduction method for hyperspectral image classification. (2022)
Journal Article
FU, H., ZHANG, A., SUN, G., REN, J., JIA, X., PAN, Z. and MA, H. 2022. A novel band selection and spatial noise reduction method for hyperspectral image classification. IEEE transactions on geoscience and remote sensing [online], 60, article 5535713. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2022.3189015

As an essential reprocessing method, dimensionality reduction (DR) can reduce the data redundancy and improve the performance of hyperspectral image (HSI) classification. A novel unsupervised DR framework with feature interpretability, which integrat... Read More about A novel band selection and spatial noise reduction method for hyperspectral image classification..

A music cognition-guided framework for multi-pitch estimation. (2022)
Journal Article
LI, X., YAN, Y., SORAGHAN, J., WANG, Z. and REN, J. [2022]. A music cognition-guided framework for multi-pitch estimation. Cognitive computation [online], Latest articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12559-022-10031-5

As one of the most important subtasks of automatic music transcription (AMT), multi-pitch estimation (MPE) has been studied extensively for predicting the fundamental frequencies in the frames of audio recordings during the past decade. However, how... Read More about A music cognition-guided framework for multi-pitch estimation..

IR-capsule: two-stream network for face forgery detection. (2022)
Journal Article
LIN, K., HAN, W., LI, S., GU, Z., ZHAO, H., REN, J., ZHU, L. and LV, J. [2022] IR-capsule: two-stream network for face forgery detection. Cognitive computation [online], Latest articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12559-022-10008-4

Background: With the emergence of deep learning, generating forged images or videos has become much easier in recent years. Face forgery detection, as a way to detect forgery, is an important topic in digital media forensics. Despite previous works h... Read More about IR-capsule: two-stream network for face forgery detection..

SC2Net: a novel segmentation-based classification network for detection of COVID-19 in chest X-ray images. (2022)
Journal Article
ZHAO, H., FANG, Z., REN, J., MACLELLAN, C., XIA, Y., SUN, M. and REN, K. 2022. SC2Net: a novel segmentation-based classification network for detection of COVID-19 in chest X-ray images. IEEE journal of biomedical and health informatics [online], 26(8), pages 4032-4043. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/JBHI.2022.3177854

The pandemic of COVID-19 has become a global crisis in public health, which has led to a massive number of deaths and severe economic degradation. To suppress the spread of COVID-19, accurate diagnosis at an early stage is crucial. As the popularly u... Read More about SC2Net: a novel segmentation-based classification network for detection of COVID-19 in chest X-ray images..

Multi-scale spatial fusion and regularization induced unsupervised auxiliary task CNN model for deep super-resolution of hyperspectral image. (2022)
Journal Article
HA, V.K., REN, J., WANG, Z., SUN, G., ZHAO, H. and MARSHALL, S. 2022. Multi-scale spatial fusion and regularization induced unsupervised auxiliary task CNN model for deep super-resolution of hyperspectral image. IEEE journal of selected topics in applied earth observations and remote sensing [online], 15, pages 4583-4598. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2022.3176969

Hyperspectral images (HSI) features rich spectral information in many narrow bands but at a cost of a relatively low spatial resolution. As such, various methods have been developed for enhancing the spatial resolution of the low-resolution HSI (Lr-H... Read More about Multi-scale spatial fusion and regularization induced unsupervised auxiliary task CNN model for deep super-resolution of hyperspectral image..

Novel hyperbolic clustering-based band hierarchy (HCBH) for effective unsupervised band selection of hyperspectral images. (2022)
Journal Article
SUN, H., ZHANG, L., REN, J. and HUANG, H. 2022. Novel hyperbolic clustering-based band hierarchy (HCBH) for effective unsupervised band selection of hyperspectral images. Pattern recognition [online], 130, article number 108788. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patcog.2022.108788

For dimensionality reduction of HSI, many clustering-based unsupervised band selection (UBS) methods have been proposed due to their superiority of reducing the high redundancy between selected bands. However, most of these methods fail to reflect th... Read More about Novel hyperbolic clustering-based band hierarchy (HCBH) for effective unsupervised band selection of hyperspectral images..

Multi-sourced sensing and support vector machine classification for effective detection of fire hazard in early stage. (2022)
Journal Article
CHEN, S., REN, J., YAN, Y., SUN, M., HU, F. and ZHAO, H. 2022. Multi-sourced sensing and support vector machine classification for effective detection of fire hazard in early stage. Computers and electrical engineering [online], 101, article 108046. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compeleceng.2022.108046

Accurate detection and early warning of fire hazard are crucial for reducing the associated damages. Due to the limitations of smoke-based detection mechanism, most commercial detectors fail to distinguish the smoke from dust and steam, leading to fr... Read More about Multi-sourced sensing and support vector machine classification for effective detection of fire hazard in early stage..

Superpixel nonlocal weighting joint sparse representation for hyperspectral image classification. (2022)
Journal Article
ZHANG, A., PAN, Z., FU, H., SUN, G., RONG, J., REN, J., JIA, X. and YAO, Y. 2022. Superpixel nonlocal weighting joint sparse representation for hyperspectral image classification. Remote sensing [online], 14(9), article 2125. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/rs14092125

Joint sparse representation classification (JSRC) is a representative spectral–spatial classifier for hyperspectral images (HSIs). However, the JSRC is inappropriate for highly heterogeneous areas due to the spatial information being extracted from a... Read More about Superpixel nonlocal weighting joint sparse representation for hyperspectral image classification..

Estimation of chlorophyll concentration for environment monitoring in Scottish marine water. (2022)
Conference Proceeding
YAN, Y., ZHANG, Y., REN, J., HADJAL, M., MCKEE, D., KAO, F.-J., and DURRANI, T. 2022. Estimation of chlorophyll concentration for environment monitoring in Scottish marine water. In Liang, Q., Wang, W., Liu, X., Na, Z. and Zhang, B. (eds.) Communications, signal processing and systems: proceedings of the 10th International conference on Communications, signal processing and systems 2021 (CSPS 2021), 21-22 August 2021, Baishishan, China. Lecture notes in electrical engineering, 878. Singapore: Springer [online], 1, pages 582-587. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-0390-8_71

Marine Scotland is tasked with reporting on the environmental status of Scottish marine waters, an enormous area of water extending from the shoreline to deep oceanic waters. As one of the most important variables, chlorophyll concentration (Chl) pla... Read More about Estimation of chlorophyll concentration for environment monitoring in Scottish marine water..

Superpixel based sea ice segmentation with high-resolution optical images: analysis and evaluation. (2022)
Conference Proceeding
CHEN, S., YAN, Y., REN, J., HWANG, B., MARSHALL, S. and DARRANI, T. 2022. Superpixel based sea ice segmentation with high-resolution optical images: analysis and evaluation. In Liang, Q., Wang, W., Liu, X., Na, Z. and Zhang, B. (eds.) Communications, signal processing and systems: proceedings of the 10th International conference on Communications, signal processing and systems 2021 (CSPS 2021), 21-22 August 2021, Baishishan, China. Lecture notes in electrical engineering, 878. Singapore: Springer [online], 1, pages 1004-1012. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-0390-8_126

By grouping pixels with visual coherence, superpixel algorithms provide an alternative representation of regular pixel grid for precise and efficient image segmentation. In this paper, a multi-stage model is used for sea ice segmentation from the hig... Read More about Superpixel based sea ice segmentation with high-resolution optical images: analysis and evaluation..

MVVA-net: a video aesthetic quality assessment network with cognitive fusion of multi-type feature–based strong generalization. [Dataset] (2022)
Dataset
LI, M., WANG, Z., REN, J. and SUN, M. 2022. MVVA-net: a video aesthetic quality assessment network with cognitive fusion of multi-type feature–based strong generalization. [Dataset]. Hosted on GitHub [online]. Available from: https://github.com/Lm0324/MVVA-Net

Most of the existing video aesthetic quality assessment datasets (as seen in Table 1) are not public, some are not large enough, which makes the trained depth model perform poorly and some are based on the professionalism of video shooting or the rat... Read More about MVVA-net: a video aesthetic quality assessment network with cognitive fusion of multi-type feature–based strong generalization. [Dataset].

MVVA-net: a video aesthetic quality assessment network with cognitive fusion of multi-type feature–based strong generalization. (2022)
Journal Article
LI, M., WANG, Z., REN, J. and SUN, M. 2022. MVVA-net: a video aesthetic quality assessment network with cognitive fusion of multi‑type feature–based strong generalization. Cognitive computation [online], 14(4), pages 1435-1445. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12559-021-09947-1

With the increasing popularity of short videos on various social media platforms, there is a great challenge for evaluating the aesthetic quality of these videos. In this paper, we first construct a large-scale and properly annotated short video aest... Read More about MVVA-net: a video aesthetic quality assessment network with cognitive fusion of multi-type feature–based strong generalization..