Yongchao Xu

Yongchao Xu   许永超

Associate Professor

Office: Room E216, South Building 1, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Tel: 0086-158-2729-7033
Email: yongchaoxu[@]hust.edu.cn;  yongchao.xu1986[@]gmail.com

Biography

I am currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Electronics and Information Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. I received my PhD degree in images processing and computer vision at Université Paris Est, under the supervision of Prof. Thierry Géraud and Laurent Najman. I was a tenured Assistant Professor (Maître de Conférences) at LRDE/EPITA and an Associate Researcher with TSI/Télécom ParisTech.

Research Interests

I am looking for self-motivated students working on computer vision and medical image segmentation. Please email me with your CV if you are interested.

Publications

Preprints

Xiang Bai, Mingkun Yang, Tengteng Huang, Zhiyong Dou, Rui Yu, Yongchao Xu, "Deep-Person: Learning Discriminative Deep Features for Person Re-Identification". arXiv: 1711.10658, 2018 [ paper ]

Journal Publications

Jun Tang, Zhibo Yang, Yongpan Wang, Qi Zheng, Yongchao Xu*, Xiang Bai. "Detecting Dense and Arbitrary-shaped Scene Text by Instance-aware Component Grouping". Pattern Recognition (PR), 2019.
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Tengteng Huang, Yongchao Xu*, Song Bai, Yongpan Wang, Xiang Bai. "Feature context learning for human parsing". SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, 2019.
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Yongchao Xu, Yukang Wang, Wei Zhou, Yongpan Wang, Zhibo Yang, Xiang Bai. "TextField: Learning A Deep Direction Field for Irregular Scene Text Detection". IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (ITIP), 2019.
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Hugo J. Kuijf, J. Matthijs Biesbroek, Jeroen de Bresser, Rutger Heinen, Simon Andermatt, Mariana Bento, Matt Berseth, Mikhail Belyaev, M. Jorge Cardoso, Adria Casamitjana, D. Louis Collins, Mahsa Dadar, Achilleas Georgiou, Mohsen Ghafoorian, Dakai Jin, April Khademi, Jesse Knight, Hongwei Li, Xavier Llado, Miguel Luna, Qaiser Mahmood, Richard McKinley, Alireza Mehrtash, Sebastien Ourselin, Bo-yong Park, Hyunjin Park, Sang Hyun Park, Simon Pezold, Elodie Puybareau, Leticia Rittner, Carole H. Sudre, Sergi Valverde, Veronica Vilaplana, Roland Wiest, Yongchao Xu, Ziyue Xu, Guodong Zeng, Jianguo Zhang, Guoyan Zheng, Christopher Chen, Wiesje van der Flier, Frederik Barkhof, Max A. Viergever, and Geert Jan Biessels, "Standardized Assessment of Automatic Segmentation of White Matter Hyperintensities; Results of the WMH Segmentation Challenge". IEEE Transactions on Medical imaging (TMI), 2019.
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Li Wang, Dong Nie, Guannan Li, Élodie Puybareau, Jose Dolz, Qian Zhang, Fan Wang, Jing Xia, Zhengwang Wu, Jiawei Chen, Kim-Han Thung, Toan Duc Bui, Jitae Shin, Guodong Zeng, Guoyan Zheng, Vladimir S. Fonov, Andrew Doyle, Yongchao Xu, Pim Moeskops, Josien P.W. Pluim, Christian Desrosiers, Ismail Ben Ayed, Gerard Sanroma, Oualid M. Benkarim, Adrià Casamitjana, Verónica Vilaplana, Weili Lin, Gang Li, and Dinggang Shen, "Benchmark on Automatic 6-month-old Infant Brain Segmentation Algorithms: The iSeg-2017 Challenge". IEEE Transactions on Medical imaging (TMI), 2019.
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Xiang Bai, Mingkun Yang, Pengyuan Lyu, Yongchao Xu*, Jiebo Luo. "Integrating Scene Text and Visual Appearance for Fine-Grained Image Classification". IEEE Access, 2018.
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Yongchao Xu, Baptiste Morel, Sonia Dahdouh, et al. "The Challenge of Cerebral Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Neonates: A new method using mathematical morphology for the segmentation of structures including diffuse excessive high signal intensities". Medical Image Analysis (MIA), 2018.
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Yongchao Xu, Edwin Carlinet, Thierry Géraud, Laurent Najman. "Hierarchical Segmentation Using Tree-Based Shape Spaces". IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 2017.
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Yongchao Xu, Thierry Géraud, Laurent Najman. "Connected Filtering on Tree-Based Shape-Spaces". IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 2016.
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Yongchao Xu, Thierry Géraud, Laurent Najman. "Hierarchical images simplification and segmentation based on Mumford-Shah-salient level line selection". Pattern Recognition Letters (PRL), 2016.
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Yongchao Xu, Thierry Géraud, Pascal Monasse, Laurent Najman. "Tree-Based Morse Regions: A Topological Approach to Local Feature Detection". IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (ITIP), 2014.
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Conference Publications

Yukang Wang, Yongchao Xu*, Stavros Tsogkas, Xiang Bai, Sven Dickinson, Kaleem Siddiqi, "DeepFlux for Skeletons in the Wild". CVPR, 2019.
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Rui Yu, Zhiyong Dou, Song Bai, Zhaoxiang Zhang, Yongchao Xu, Xiang Bai, "Hard-Aware Point-to-Set Deep Metric for Person Re-identification. ". European Conference on Computer Vision(ECCV), 2018.
Yongchao Xu , Thierry Géraud, Lê Duy Huỳnh. "Morphological Hierarchical Image Decomposition Based on Laplacian 0-Crossings". Mathematical Morphology and Its Application to Signal and Image Processing--Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Mathematical Morphology (ISMM), 2017.
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Yongchao Xu, Thierry Géraud, Lê Duy Huỳnh. "Morphology-Based Hierarchical Representation with Application to Text Segmentation in Natural Images". Proceedings of the 23st International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 2016.
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Baptiste Morel, Yongchao Xu, Alessio Virzi, et al. "A challenging issue: Detection of white matter hyperintensities in neonatal brain MRI". IEEE 38th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2016.
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Yongchao Xu, Edwin Carlinet, Thierry Géraud, L aurent Najman. "Efficient Computation of Attributes and Saliency Maps on Tree-Based Image Representations". Mathematical Morphology and Its Application to Signal and Image Processing -- Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Mathematical Morphology (ISMM), 2015.
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Yongchao Xu, Edwin Carlinet, Thierry Géraud, Laurent Najman. "Meaningful disjoint level lines selection". Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2014.
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Yongchao Xu, Thierry Géraud, Laurent Najman. "Salient Level Lines Selection Using the Mumford-Shah Functional", Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2013.
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Yongchao Xu, Thierry Géraud, Laurent Najman. "Two applications of shape-based morphology: blood vessels segmentation and a generalization of constrained connectivity". Mathematical Morphology and Its Application to Signal and Image Processing -- Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Mathematical Morphology (ISMM), 2013.
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Yongchao Xu, Thierry Géraud, Laurent Najman. "Morphological Filtering in Shape Spaces : Applications using Tree-Based Image Representations". Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 2012.
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Yongchao Xu, Thierry Géraud, Laurent Najman. "Context-Based Energy Estimator: Application to Object Segmentation on the Tree of Shapes". Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2012.
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Professional Activities

Secretary of IEEE SPS Wuhan Chapter

     
Journal Reviews:   ITIP, Neuroimage, PR, PRL, Neuro-computing,  ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing
Conference Reviews:  CVPR, AAAI, ECCV, IJCAI, ICIP, ICPR, ISMM