Huiyu Zhou, PhD


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Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence                 

F3 Informatics Building                       
School of Informatics
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH

Telephone number (office): +44(0)116 252 5295

Email: hz143@leicester.ac.uk

ORCID: 0000-0003-1634-9840

Group webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/huiyujoe/

Updates

Two Graduate Teaching Assistantships for September 2019 start are available. Please go through the project proposals (applications have been closed): https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/informatics/news/vacancies/gta-projects

We are making continuous efforts to release the source code of each piece of our published works to the public.

Personal Details

Dr. Huiyu (Joe) Zhou received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Radio Technology from Huazhong University of Science and Technology of China and a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Dundee of United Kingdom, respectively. He was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Computer Vision from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Dr. Zhou currently heads the Knowledge Discovery and Machine Learning Theme and is leading the Biomedical Image Processing Lab at University of Leicester. He was the Director of MSc Programme (2018/19), and currently is the Coordinator of MSc Distance Learning and a Member of Research Committee at Department of Informatics. Prior to this appointment, he worked as a Lecturer (2012/17) at the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen's University Belfast.

Dr. Zhou has published widely in the field. He was the recipient of "CVIU 2012 Most Cited Paper  Award", "ICPRAM 2016 Best Paper Award in the Area of Applications" and was shortlisted for "ICPRAM 2017 Best Student Paper Award" and "MBEC 2006 Nightingale Prize". He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems and IEEE Access, Editorial Board Member and Guest Editor of several refereed journals.

Dr. Zhou has been an external examiner for PhD candidates from universities of UK, Hong Kong and India. He is the external examiner of taught MSc programme in Digital Design & Branding at Brunel University London (2018/22). He is a grant reviewer for the research proposals submitted to EU H2020, CHIST-ERA, Slovakia, Czech, MRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, UKRI FLF, NC3Rs, Wellcome Trust, NEAT and RSE. He is one of the Technical Committee of "Information Assurance & Intelligence Multimedia-Mobile Communications in IEEE SMC Society", "Biometrics Task Force" and "Robotics Task Force" of the Intelligent Systems Applications Technical Committee, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.

Dr. Zhou's research specialisation includes machine learning, computer vision and artificial intelligence. His research interest has focused on the development of AI/machine learning algorithms that enable a system to better understand and interpret images/signals. His research has been or is supported by UK EPSRC, MRC, EU ICT, Royal Society, Innovate UK, Leverhulme Trust, Invest NI, Puffin Trust, Alzheimer Research (UK) and industry.

Teaching

  • Computational Intelligence and Software Engineering (CO3091/7091), Autumn, 2019-20, University of Leicester.
  • Service-Oriented Architectures (CO7214/7514), Spring, 2018-19, University of Leicester.
  • Big Data & Predictive Analytics (CO3093/7093), Spring, 2018, University of Leicester.
  • Multimedia and Computer Graphics (CO2016), Spring, 2018-19, University of Leicester.
  • Web and Mobile App Development (CSC3054/7054), Spring, 2013-17, Queen's University Belfast.

Research Grants

  • "ESRC IAA Strategic Partnership: East Midlands Police and Academic Collaboration", Co-I, ESRC IAA, 2019-21, £46K.
  • "Deep learning for refining LifeMap - a new technology for risk stratification of sudden cardiac death", Co-I, MRC CIC, 2019-20, £43K.
  • "Kinect measurement of range, rhythm and rate of motion for evaluating shoulder diseases", UoL PI, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, 2018-19, £5K.
  • "Cross-cultural computer-supported collaborative learning for student capacity building in data science", Co-I, STFC ODA Award, 2018, £17,699.

Patents

Publications

A full list of publications can be found at Google Scholar. Recent publications (accepted or published after 1st Jan. 2019) include:

Books -

Journals -

Conferences -

  • Xiang, C., Shi, H., Li, N., Ding, M. and Zhou, H. "Pedestrial detection under unmanned aerial vehicle", Proc. of International Congress on Image and Signal Processing, BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, Suzhou, China, 19-21 October, 2019.
  • Qi, Y., Shi, H., Li, N., Li, Y. and Zhou, H. "Vehicle detection under unmanned aerial vehicle based on improved YOLOv3", Proc. of International Congress on Image and Signal Processing, BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, Suzhou, China, 19-21 October, 2019.
  • Zhao, Y., Choi, S.Y., Lou-Franco, J., Nelis, J.L.D., Zhou, H., Cao, C., Campbell, K., Elliott, C., and Rafferty, K. "Smartphone modulated colorimetric reader with color subtraction", Proc. of IEEE Sensors Conference, Montreal, Canada, 27-30 October, 2019.
  • Fei, Z., Yang, E., Li, D., Butler, S., Ijomah and Zhou, H. "Combining deep neural network with traditional classifier to recognise facial expressions", Proc. of ICAC, Lancaster, UK, 5-7 September, 2019.
  • Song, Y., Du, D., Zhou, H., Fei, M. and Feng, D. "Sliding mode variable structure control for inverted pendulum visual servo systems", Proc. of ICONS, Belfast, UK, 21-23 August, 2019.
  • Wu, T., Liang, D., Pan, J., Sun, H., Kang, B., Kaneko, S. and Zhou, H. "Score-specific non-maximum suppression and coexistence prior for multi-scale face detection", Proc. of ICASSP, Brighton, UK, 12-17 May, 2019. [Source code]
  • Du, H., Minku, L.L. and Zhou, H. "Multi-source transfer learning for non-stationary environments", Proc. of IJCNN, Budapest, Hungary, 14-19 July, 2019. [Source code]

Others -

Research Team

  • Feixiang Zhou, "Interpretation of social behaviours among mice with Parkinson's disease", School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 10/2019-9/2023. PhD student.
  • Yoav Alon, "Detection of cancer areas in histopathological images with Convolutional Neural Networks", School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 2/2019-1/2023. PhD student (co-supervised with Prof. Effie Law).
  • Elinor Jones, "Effective detection anxiety among adolescents", School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 1/2019-1/2022. PhD student (co-supervised with Drs. Michelle O'Reilly and Sarah Gong).
  • Honghui Du, "Machine learning for data stream mining in changing environments", School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 9/2018-2020. PhD student (co-supervised with Prof. Rajeev Raman).
  • Fang Chen, "Automating oil spill detection and identification in images", University of Leicester, 3/2019-3/2022. PhD student (co-supervised with Dr. Aihua Zhang and Prof. Heiko Balzter).
  • Thais Portilho, "Use of artificial intelligence to treat mental health in prisons", University of Leicester, 9/2018-9/2021. PhD student (co-supervised with Drs. Andy Newton and Wendy Fitzgibbon).
  • Haichao Zhu, "Automating fetal image analysis", School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 10/2018-9/2021. PhD student (co-supervised with Dr. Fer-Jan De Vries).
  • Zhihua Liu, "Brain tumor segmentation", School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 10/2018-9/2020. MPhil student (co-supervised with Prof. Eugene Zhang).
  • Zheheng Jiang, “Mouse tracking and behaviour analysis”, School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 2016-present. PhD student (co-supervised with Dr. Michael Hoffmann).
  • Lei Tong, “On-line depression detection”, School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 10/2017-present. MPhil student (co-supervised with Dr. Sarah Gong).
  • Long Chen, “Marine animal behaviour analysis with deep learning”, School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 5/2018-present. PhD student (co-supervised with Prof. Rajeev Raman).
  • Jialin Lyu, "Automated classification of Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment", School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 11/2019-11/2021. MPhil student (co-supervised with Prof. Eugene Zhang).
  • Aite Zhao, "Multimodal gait recognition in neurodegenerative diseases", School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 12/2018-12/2019. Visiting PhD researcher (OUC).
  • Pinggai Zhang, "Optimisation with reasoning learning", School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 2018. Visitor (SHU).
  • Lisi Yang, "Image encryption", School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 2019. Visitor (SHU).
  • Siting Zou, "Process identification", School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 2019. Visitor (SHU).
  • Dr. Nebrase Elmrabit, "Cyber security and data handling" (EU DOMINOES Project), School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 8/2018-7/2020. Research Associate.
  • Prof. Fengyin Li, "Cyber-security and machine learning", School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 9/2019-9/2020. Academic visitor (QFNU).
  • Dr. Yiming Xu, "Image analysis using deep learning", School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 8/2019-8/2020. Academic visitor (NUAA). Co-hosted with Prof. Reiko Heckel.
  • Prof. Yong Wang, "SAR image processing", School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 8/2019. Academic visitor (HIT).
  • Prof. Yong Hu, "Dynamic spine image analysis and gait motion detection", School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 5/2019. Academic visitor (HKU).
  • Prof. Xin Wang, "Remote sensing data analysis", School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 9/2019-9/2020. Academic visitor (HHU).
  • Dr. Juan Liao, "Image analysis for agricultural applications", School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 12/2019-12/2020. Academic visitor (AAU).
  • Dr. Changkui Lyu, "Machine Learning", School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 9/2018-9/2019. Academic visitor (NUAA). Co-hosted with Prof. Reiko Heckel.
  • Dr. Weiye Xu, "Signal Processing and Telecommunication", School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 3/2019-2/2020. Academic visitor (NJIT). Co-hosted with Prof. Reiko Heckel.
  • Dr. Zhenhua Zhang, "Decision theory in order information systems and its application", School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 2/2018-8/2018. Academic visitor (GDUFS).
  • MSc/Final Year project students, Department of Informatics, University of Leicester, 2019/20.
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