Dr Jinchang Ren

Senior Lecturer

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

Dr Ren is a Senior Lecturer in 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. His work has been supported by NERC, EPSRC, RSE, NSFC (China), industrial partners and internal funding.

Dr. Ren has published over 150 peer-reviewed research papers in prestigious international journals and conferences, including IEEE Trans. Image Processing, IEEE Trans. Circuits & Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Trans. Multimedia, IEEE Trans. System Man and Cybernetics, IEEE Trans. Broadcasting, Computer Vision and Image Understanding, etc.

He acts as an Associate Editor of two international journals, Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing (with Springer) and International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IJPRAI), 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/.



Potential of UV and SWIR hyperspectral imaging for determination of levels of phenolic flavour compounds in peated barley malt
Tschannerl Julius, Ren Jinchang, Jack Frances, Krause Julius, Zhao Huimin, Huang Wenjiang, Marshall Stephen
Food Chemistry Vol 270, pp. 105-112 (2019)
Spatial-spectral classification of hyperspectral images : a deep learning framework with Markov random fields based modeling
Qing Chunmei, Ruan Jiawei, Xu Xiangmin, Ren Jinchang, Zabalza Jaime
IET Image Processing, pp. 1-12 (2018)
Cognitive seismic data modelling based successive differential evolution algorithm for effective exploration of oil-gas reservoirs
Zhao Jing, Ren Jinchang, Zabalza Jaime, Gao Jinghuai, Xu Xinying, Xie Gang
Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (2018)
Making industrial robots smarter with adaptive reasoning and autonomous thinking for real-time tasks in dynamic environments : a case study
Zabalza Jaime, Fei Zixiang, Wong Cuebong, Yan Yijun, Mineo Carmelo, Yang Erfu, Rodden Tony, Mehnen Jorn, Pham Quang-Cuong , Ren Jinchang
The 9th International Conference on Brain-Inspired Cognitive System​, pp. 1-10 (2018)
Deep background subtraction of thermal and visible imagery for redestrian detection in videos
Yan Yijun, Zhao Huimin, Kao Fu-Jen, Vargas Valentin Masero, Zhao Sophia, Ren Jinchang
9th International Conference on Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems (2018)
Convolutional neural network extreme learning machine for effective classification of hyperspectral images
Cao Faxian, Yang Zhijing, Ren Jinchang, Ling Bingo Wing-Kuen
Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Vol 12 (2018)

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Professional activities

IET Image Processing (Journal)
Associate Editor
Cognitive Computation (Journal)
Guest editor
Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (Journal)
Guest editor
Remote Sensing (Journal)
Guest editor
Sensors (Journal)
Guest editor
The 9th International Conference on Brain-Inspired Cognitive System​

more professional activities


Multitask Deep Learning from Images for Clinical Decision Support
Ren, Jinchang (Principal Investigator) Marshall, Stephen (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2023
Ren, Jinchang (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019
Feasibility study for remanufacturing with EagleiSystems
Ren, Jinchang (Principal Investigator)
Supported by Scottish Funding Council via Scottish Institute for Remanufacturing (SIR) £29.5k.
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2017
Large scale demonstration of new circular economy value-chains based on the reuse of end-of-life: FiberEUse (H2020-IND-CE-2016-17)
Ijomah, Winifred (Principal Investigator) Ren, Jinchang (Co-investigator) Rentizelas, Athanasios (Co-investigator) Windmill, James (Co-investigator) Xirouchakis, Paul (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2021
KTP - Innovent
Ren, Jinchang (Principal Investigator) Marshall, Stephen (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2019
Inversion Analysis of Surface Seismic Data for Effective Exploration of Oil and Gas Reservoirs
Ren, Jinchang (Principal Investigator) Marshall, Stephen (Co-investigator) Tarantino, Alessandro (Co-investigator) Weiss, Stephan (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 28-Jan-2019

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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