Dr Jinchang Ren


Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

Dr Ren is with the Centre for Signal and Image Processing (CeSIP), Dept. of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde. Before joined Strathclyde in Dec. 2010, he took several research positions in School of Informatics, the University of Bradford, Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP), University of Surrey, Digital Imaging Research Centre (DIRC), Kingston University and ICCAVE, University of Abertay.

His research interests include: visual computing; computer vision; content-based image/video analysis and understanding; machine learning, human-computer interaction; visual surveillance; archive restoration; motion estimation; large scale data analysis and visualization e.g. hyperspectral imagery and medical data, intelligent multimedia information processing.

Recently he focused mainly on hyperspectral imaging and multimodality image fusion based AI machine learning driven big data analytics and its applications in condition monitoring, asset management, non-destructive inspection and smart manufacturing. His work has been supported by EU H2020, NERC, Innovate UK (TSB), EPSRC, RSE, NSFC (China) and industrial partners such as NNL, Canon, Franuhofer, Beatsons, Johnson and Johnson, GSK, Quality Meat Scotland, Institute of Brewing and Distilling et al.

Dr. Ren has published over 250 peer-reviewed research papers in prestigious international journals and conferences, including IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Trans. Image Processing, IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Trans. Circuits & Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Trans. Multimedia, IEEE Trans. System Man and Cybernetics, IEEE Trans. Broadcasting, ISPRS J. Photometry and Remote Sensing, Information Fusion, Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision and Image Understanding, etc.

He acts as an Associate Editor of six international journals, including IEEE JSTARS and J. of Franklin Institute, and also guest editor for several other journals. He is also a reviewer for a number of premier journals in this field, including IEEE Transactions T-PAMI, T-IP, T-CSVT, T-MM, T-SMC and other journals like Computer Vision and Image Understanding, and Pattern Recognition et al. He also involves as co-organizer or program committee of a number of international conferences and workshops.

More information about Jinchang's research and other related activities can be found in his personal webpage here http://personal.strath.ac.uk/jinchang.ren/.


Content-sensitive superpixel generation with boundary adjustment
Zhang Dong, Xie Gang, Ren Jinchang, Zhang Zhe, Bao Wenliang, Xu Xinying
Applied Sciences Vol 10 (2020)
Optimized highway deep learning network for fast single image super-resolution reconstruction
Ha Viet Khanh, Ren Jinchang, Xu Xinying, Liao Wenzhi, Zhao Sophia, Ren Jie, Yan Gaowei
Journal of Real-Time Image Processing (2020)
Adaptive distance-based band hierarchy (ADBH) for effective hyperspectral band selection
Sun He, Ren Jinchang, Zhao Huimin, Sun Genyun, Liao Wenzhi, Fang Zhenyu, Zabalza Jaime
IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (2020)
Exemplar-supported representation for effective class-incremental learning
Guo Lei, Xie Gang, Xu Xinying, Ren Jinchang
IEEE Access Vol 8, pp. 51276-51284 (2020)
Urban PM2.5 concentration prediction via attention-based CNN-LSTM
Li Songzhou, Xie Gang, Ren Jinchang, Guo Lei, Yang Yunyun, Xu Xinying
Applied Sciences Vol 10 (2020)
Weakly supervised conditional random fields model for semantic segmentation with image patches
Xu Xinying, Xue Yujing, Han Xiaoxia, Zhang Zhe, Xie Jue, Ren Jinchang
Applied Sciences Vol 10 (2020)

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Professional activities

Suha Tuna
The 10th International Conference on Brain-Inspired Cognitive System​
Faxian Cao
Hyperspectral Imaging Applications (HSI) 2018
Shunshi Hu
The 9th International Conference on Brain-Inspired Cognitive System​

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Ocean colour remote sensing for wetland mapping and chlorophyll concentration monitoring with spontaneous fluorescence and stimulated emission
Ren, Jinchang (Principal Investigator) Durrani, Tariq (Co-investigator) McKee, David (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2022
Multi-sequence segmentation of ventricles from LGE CMR: a hybrid automatic approach
Ren, Jinchang (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2020
Research on spectral image processing and analysis algorithm
Ren, Jinchang (Principal Investigator)
21-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2021
Image Processing for Enhanced Visual Inspection of Nuclear Waste Packages GC142 Phase 2
Murray, Paul (Principal Investigator) Marshall, Stephen (Co-investigator) Ren, Jinchang (Co-investigator) West, Graeme (Co-investigator) Zabalza, Jaime (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2020
Multitask Deep Learning from Images for Clinical Decision Support
Ren, Jinchang (Principal Investigator) Marshall, Stephen (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2023
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | MacLellan, Calum Robert
Ren, Jinchang (Principal Investigator) McConnell, Gail (Co-investigator) MacLellan, Calum Robert (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022

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