Jianfeng Ren

Assistant Professor (Lecturer)

Computer Science / Faculty of Science and Engineering
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Contact

Office

Room 323, Sir Peter Mansfield Building

Campus

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Address

199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

Telephone

86 574 8818 0000 (ext 8805)

Qualifications

PhD in Electrical Engineering, 2010-2015

MSc in Signal Processing, 2007-2009

B.Eng in Communication, 1997-2001


Biography

Dr. Jianfeng Ren received the B.Eng. Degree from the National University of Singapore in 2001, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), in 2009 and 2015, respectively.In December 2007, he joined NTU as a Project Officer, responsible for the development of the faceverification system on mobile devices. In September 2011, he joined the BeingThere Centre, Institute ofMedia Innovation, NTU, as a Research Associate. In 2015-2018, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, NTU. Currently, he is an assistant professor in the School of Computer Science in University of Nottingham Ningbo China. Since 2009, he has authored or coauthored 10 journal papers and 10 conference papers, including two TIP papers, three PR papers, three SPL papers, and one TMM paper. His research interests include face recognition,image/video processing, statistical pattern recognition, deep learning, human-computer interaction and radar target recognition.

 

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Teaching

Programming Paradigm

Algorithms Correctness and Efficiency

Computer Science Fundamental

Introduction to Image Processing


Research interests

Dr. Jianfeng Ren has research interests in face recognition, image/video processing, statistical pattern recognition, deep learning, human-computer interaction and radar target recognition.


Publications

Journal Publications

  1. Jianfeng Ren, Xudong Jiang and Junsong Yuan, "A Complete and Fully Automated Face Verification System on Mobile Devices", Pattern Recognition, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 45-56, January 2013.
  2. Jianfeng Ren, Xudong Jiang and Junsong Yuan, "Noise-Resistant Local Binary Pattern with an Embedded Error-CorrectionMechanism", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 22, no. 10, pp. 4049-4060, October, 2013.
  3. Jianfeng Ren, Xudong Jiang, Junsong Yuan and GangWang, "Optimizing LBP Structure For Visual Recognition Using Binary Quadratic Programming", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 21, no. 11, pp. 1346-1350, Nov. 2014.
  4. Yumak Zerrin, Jianfeng Ren, Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, and Junsong Yuan, “Modelling Multi-party Interactions among Virtual Characters, Robots and Humans", Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 172-190, 2014.
  5. Jianfeng Ren, Xudong Jiang and Junsong Yuan, "Learning LBP Structure by Maximizing the Conditional Mutual Information", Pattern Recognition, vol. 48, no. 10, pp. 3180-3190, Oct. 2015.
  6. Jianfeng Ren, Xudong Jiang and Junsong Yuan, "A Chi-Squared-Transformed Subspace of LBP Histogram for Visual Recognition", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 24, no.6,  pp.1893-1904, Jun. 2015.
  7. Jianfeng Ren, Xudong Jiang and Junsong Yuan, "LBP Encoding Schemes Jointly Utilizing the Information of Current Bit and Other LBP Bits", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 22, no. 12, pp. 2373 - 2377, Dec. 2015.
  8. Jianfeng Ren, Xudong Jiang and Junsong Yuan, "LBP-Structure Optimization with Symmetry and Uniformity Regularizations for Scene Classification", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 37 - 41, Jan. 2017.
  9. Jianfeng Ren, Xudong Jiang, Junsong Yuan and Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, “Sound-Event Classification Using Robust Texture Features for Robot Hearing", IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 447 - 458, Mar. 2017.
  10. Jianfeng Ren and Xudong Jiang, "Regularized 2-D Complex-Log Spectral Analysis and Subspace Reliability Analysis of Micro-Doppler Signature for UAV Detection", Pattern Recognition, vol. 69, pp. 225-237, Sept. 2017.

Book Chapters

  1. Jianfeng Ren, Xudong Jiang and Junsong Yuan, “Face and Facial Expressions Recognitions Using Noise-Resistant Local Binary Pattern”, Context Aware Human-Robot and Human-Agent Interaction, Springer, 2015

Conference presentations

Conference Publications

  1. Jianfeng Ren and Xudong Jiang, "Fast Eye Localization Based on Pixel Differences", IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), pp. 2733-2736, Cairo, Egypt, November, 2009.
  2. Jianfeng Ren and Xudong Jiang, "Eye Detection Based on Rank Order Filter", IEEE 7th International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing, Macau, December, 2009.
  3. Jianfeng Ren, Xudong Jiang and Junsong Yuan, "A Fast and Accurate Cascade Subspace Face/Eye Detector on Mobile Devices", International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV2011), Workshop on Mobile Vision, pp. 84-91, Barcelona, Spain, November 2011.
  4. Jianfeng Ren, Xudong Jiang and Junsong Yuan, "Dynamic Texture Recognition Using Enhanced LBP Features", IEEE Int. Conf. Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), pp. 2400-2404, Vancouver, Canada, May, 2013.
  5. Jianfeng Ren, Xudong Jiang and Junsong Yuan, "Relaxed Local Ternary Pattern for Face Recognition", IEEE Int. Conf. Image Processing (ICIP), pp. 3680-3684, Melbourne, Australia, September, 2013.
  6. Jianfeng Ren, Xudong Jiang and Junsong Yuan, "Learning Binarized Pixel-difference Pattern for Scene Recognition", IEEE Int. Conf. Image Processing(ICIP), pp. 2494-2498, Melbourne, Australia, September, 2013.
  7. Yumak Zerrin, Jianfeng Ren, Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, and Junsong Yuan, “Tracking and Fusion for Multiparty Interaction with a Virtual Character and a Social Robot", SIGGRAPH Asia Workshop on Autonomous Virtual Humans and Social Robot for Telepresence, pp. 3, Shenzhen, 2014.
  8. Jianfeng Ren, Xudong Jiang and Junsong Yuan, "Quantized Fuzzy LBP For Face Recognition", IEEE Int. Conf. Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), pp. 1503 - 1507, Brisbane, Australia, 2015.
  9. Jianfeng Ren, Xudong Jiang and Junsong Yuan, "Sound-Event Classification Using Pseudo-Color CENTRIST Feature and Classifier Selection", 1st International Workshop on Pattern Recognition, 2016.
  10. Jianfeng Ren and Xudong Jiang, "Radar Micro-Doppler Signature Analysis and Its Application on Gait Recognition", 2nd International Workshop on Pattern Recognition, 2018.