Associate Professor

Phone: 86-27-87556301


Academic Areas: Image/video Analysis, Object Recognition, Object Tracking, Machine Learning

Research Interests:

Yihua Tan is an associate professor of the Department of Intelligent Science and Technology, School of Automation. He is a member of National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Multispectral Information Processing, and Key Laboratory of Image Processing and Intelligent Control, Ministry of Education.  He is also an IEEE member.
His research covers the following areas: (1) Image/video compression: DCT/wavelet based codec optimization, JPEG/JPEG2000, H.263/H.263+,H.264
(2) Image/video Processing: Image Enhancement, Image Restoration, Image/Video Super-resolution, image denoising
(3) Image/video Analysis: image segmentation, Object recognition, motion segmentation, local invariant feature extraction, object classification based on machine learning, object tracking
(4) Remote sensing image processing: object detection from high-resolution remote sensing imagery, Anomaly detection of Hyperspectral data
(5) Machine Learning: Deep Learning , Transfer Learning, Learning From Small Samples

Academic Degrees

Sept. 1993-Jun.1997 Wuhan University of  Technology ,B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Sept. 1997-Jun.2000 Huazhong University of Science and Technology, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Sept.2000-Dec.2004 Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Ph.D. in Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Control.

Professional Experience

Mar. 2013- present: Associate Professor, School of Automation, Huazhong University of Science and Technology . 
Aug. 2011 –Feb. 2013:Associate Professor, Institute for Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
Aug. 2010-Jul. 2011:Visiting Scholar, Purdue University. 
Nov. 2006- Jul.2010:  Associate Professor, Institute for Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
Jan. 2005-Dec. 2006: Post Doctor,Department of Electronical Information, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. 

Selected Publications

1.Tan,Yihua; Li,Yansheng;Chen, Chen; Yu, Jin-Gang;Tian Jinwen. Cauchy Graph Embedding Based Diffusion Model for Salient Object Detection, Journal of the Optical Society of America A-Optics Image Science and Vision, 33(5), pp 887-898, 2016/5.
2.Li,Yansheng; Tao,Chao; Tan Yihua; Shang,Ke; Tian Jinwen.Unsupervised Multilayer Feature Learning for Satellite Image Scene Classification, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 13(2), pp 157-161, 2016/2.
3.Tan, Yihua;   Li, Qingyun;   Li, Yansheng;   Tian, Jinwen, Aircraft Detection in High-Resolution SAR Images Based on a Gradient Textural Saliency Map, Sensors, 15(9), pp 23071-23094, 2015/9/15. 
4.Li, Yansheng;   Tan, Yihua;   Yu, Jin-Gang;   Qi, Shengxiang;   Tian, Jinwen, Kernel regression in mixed feature spaces for spatio-temporal saliency detection, Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 135, pp 126-140, 2015/6. (Corresponding Author)
5.Li, Yansheng;   Tan, Yihua;   Li, Yi;   Qi, Shengxiang;   Tian, Jinwen, Built-Up Area Detection From Satellite Images Using Multikernel Learning, Multifield Integrating, and Multihypothesis Voting, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 12(6), pp 1190-1194, 2015/6. (Corresponding Author)
6.Li, Yansheng;   Tan, Yihua;   Deng, Jianjin;   Wen, Qi;   Tian, Jinwen, Cauchy Graph Embedding Optimization for Built-Up Areas Detection From High-Resolution Remote Sensing Images, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 8(5), pp 2078-2096, 2015/5.
7.Jingang YU;  Ji ZHAO;  Jinwen Tian;  Yihua TAN,  Maximal Entropy Random Walk for Region-Based Visual Saliency, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 44(9), pp 1661-1672, 2014/9. (Corresponding Author)
8.Yihua Tan;  Dan Wu;  Airong Sun;  Qingyun Li, Adaptive and fast target detection in high-resolution SAR image, 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2014/7/13-2014/7/19, Quibec, 2014/7/18.
9.Yansheng Li;  Yihua Tan;  Jinwen Tian, URBAN BUILDING EXTRACTION VIA VISUAL GRAPHICAL TOPIC MODEL, 2014 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2014/7/13-2014/7/19, Quibec, 2014/7/18.
10.Li, Yansheng;   Tan, Yihua;   Li, Hang;   Li, Tao;   Tian, Jinwen, Biologically inspired multilevel approach for multiple moving targets detection from airborne forward-looking infrared sequences, Journal of the Optical Society of America A-Optics Image Science and Vision, 31(4), pp 734-744, 2014/4. (Corresponding Author)
11.Hang LI;  Yihua TAN;  Yansheng LI;  Jinwen TIAN, Image layering based small infrared target detection method, Electronics Letters, 50(1), pp 42-44, 2014/1/10. (Corresponding Author)
12.Tian, Xin;Wu, Lin;   Tan, Yi-Hua;   Tian, Jin-Wen, Efficient Multi-Input/Multi-Output VLSI Architecture for Two-Dimensional Lifting-Based Discrete Wavelet Transform, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTERS, 60(8), pp 1207-1211, 2011/8. (Corresponding Author)
13.Chao Tao; Yihua Tan; Huajie Cai; Jinwen Tian, Airport Detection from Large IKONOS Images Using Combination of SIFT Local Feature and Region Information”, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letter,2011,8(1):128-133.
14.Tan, Yihua;  Chen, Chen;  Tian, Jinwen, Double Regions Growing Algorithm for Automated Satellite Image Mosaicking, 7th Symposium on Multispectral Image Processing and Pattern Recognition   (MIPPR) - Remote Sensing Image Processing, Geographic Information   Systems, and Other Applications, 2011/11/4-2011/11/6, Guilin, PEOPLES R CHINA, 2011.
15.Wang, Yong;   Tan, Yihua;   Tian, Jinwen, Adaptive hybrid likelihood model for visual tracking based on Gaussian particle filter, OPTICAL ENGINEERING, 49(7), 2010/7/10.
16.Tao, C.;  Tan, Y. H.;  Wang, Y. T.;  Tian, J. W., Discard wide-baseline mismatch using contour fragments, ELECTRONICS LETTERS, 46(12), pp 834-U47, 2010/6/10.
17.Zhou, C.;   Tan, Y. H.;   Tian, J. W.;   Lu, Y. H., 3 sigma-rule-based early termination algorithm for mode decision in H.264, ELECTRONICS LETTERS, 45(19), pp 974-U26, 2009/9/10.

Awards and Honors

1 “Excellent Graduate” award, Huazhong University of Science and Technolgy,2005.
2 “Excellent Youth Teacher” Award,  Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2008.
3 “First class Scientific Report”,  China Ship Building Industry Corporation, 2011. 

Courses Taught

For Undergraduates: 
Data Structure
Computer Animation and Game Design
For Graduates:
Data Mining and Machine Learning


Current Research Projects:
l . Jan. 2014-Dec.2017: National Natural Science Foundation of China(Grant NO. 41371399): “Target Recognition and Precise Extraction from Remote Sensing Image by Using Bio-inspired Visual Mechanism and Deep Feature Learning”.
2. Jul. 2015-Jun. 2017: 863 High Technology Program: “Long-distance Target Recognition for Precise Guidance”.
3. Jan.2016-Jun.2017:Corporation funded: “Vehicle Track Detection from Video”
4. Sep.2015-Dec.2016: Industry Funded: “Time-sensitive Target Recognition”.

Finished Research Projects:
1.2011-2015: Supporting Program of Aerospace Basic Research: “Infrared Target Tracking and Re-capture under long time-delayed condition”.
2.2013-2015: National Science and Technology Major Project of Earth Observing System:“Builtup Area and Building Extraction from High Resolution Remote Sensing Imagery ”.
3.2014-2015: Aerospace Science Foundation:“Space-based Infrared Moving Target Detection Technology”. 
4.2013-2014: Industry Funded:” Detection and Recognition  of  Ground Infrared Vehicle”
5.2013-2014: Industry Funded: “ SAR Image Matching and Target Recognition”
6.2013-2015: China Aviation Natural Foundation: “Moving Infrared Target Detection and Tracking”

Patents and Software Copyright Registration
1 Chinese invention patent: An Approach of Pedestrian Detection in Surveillance Video, ZL ZL201310043922.6, 2015. 
2 Chinese invention patent: An Approach of Frame Rate Up-conversion, ZL2013100570015, 2015.
3 Chinese invention patent:  An Approach of Small Target Detection in Infrared Image Sequence, ZL201110260493.9 ,2013. 
4 Chinese invention patent:  An Approach of Building Recognition from High Resolution Remote Sensing Imagery,  ZL200910063074.9 ,2012.
5 Chinese invention patent:  An Approach of Seam Line Production for Remote Sensing Image Mosacking,  ZL201010132346.9 ,2012.
6 Chinese invention patent: A Segmentation Approach of Remote Sensing Object , ZL 200810198000.1 ,2010. 

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