Doctor Jeffrey Zou

Doctor Jeffrey Zou

Aca, Postgraduate Electrical, Telecommunication and Biomedical Engineering,
Engineering

Senior Lecturer,
Engineering and Construction Management

Senior Lecturer,
Engineering

Biography

Jeffrey received a PhD degree in digital image processing from the University of Sydney in 2001. He was a Research Associate and then an Australian Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Sydney from 2000 to 2003. He joined the University of Western Sydney in 2003, where he is currently a Senior Lecturer. His research interests include image processing, pattern recognition, computer vision and their applications. Research projects that he has undertaken include vision controlled autonomous robotic welding systems, geotechnical characterization of compacted ground based on passive ambient noise, computer-assisted cartooning, skeleton representation of ribbon-like shapes, lane detection for driver assistance, DNA microarray image processing,  digital image processing for structural health monitoring, fire detection based on visual information, etc. Some of these projects have been funded by the Australian Research Council and the industry. He is an Associate Editor of IET Image Processing. 

This information has been contributed by Doctor Zou.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Sydney
  • MSc Zhongshan University
  • BSc Zhongshan University

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Engineering
  • Engineering and Construction Management
  • Engineering

Contact

Email: J.Zou@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 4612
Mobile:
Location: ED.G.133
Parramatta

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Uy, B., Zhu, X., Xiang, Y., Zou, J., Liyanapathirana, R., Gunawardana, U., Pap, L. and Perera, H. (2011), 'Civionics--An emerging interdisciplinary research area in Australia', Structural Health Monitoring in Australia, Nova Science Publishers 9781617288609.
  • Shan, Y., Deng, G. and Zou, J. (2009), 'Recent Advances in Image Analysis and Data Mining for DNA Microarray Processing', New Signal Processing Research, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 9781604564792.

Journal Articles

  • Russell, M., Zou, J., Fang, G. and Cai, W. (2019), 'Feature-based image patch classification for moving shadow detection', IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol 29, no 9 , pp 2652 - 2666.
  • Lyu, N., Fang, G., Xu, Y., Zhao, H., Chen, S. and Zou, J. (2017), 'Real-time monitoring of welding path in pulse metal-inert gas robotic welding using a dual-microphone array', International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, vol 90, no 9 , pp 2955 - 2968.
  • Su, F., Fang, G. and Zou, J. (2017), 'A novel colour model for colour detection', Journal of Modern Optics, vol 64, no 8 , pp 819 - 829.
  • Song, Y., Li, Q., Feng, D., Zou, J. and Cai, W. (2016), 'Texture image classification with discriminative neural networks', Computational Visual Media, vol 2, no 4 , pp 367 - 377.
  • Russell, M., Zou, J. and Fang, G. (2016), 'An evaluation of moving shadow detection techniques', Computational Visual Media, vol 2, no 3 , pp 195 - 217.
  • Xu, Y., Fang, G., Lv, N., Chen, S. and Zou, J. (2015), 'Computer vision technology for seam tracking in robotic GTAW and GMAW', Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, vol 32 , pp 25 - 36.
  • Russell, M., Zou, J. and Fang, G. (2015), 'Real-time vehicle shadow detection', Electronics Letters, vol 51, no 16 , pp 1253 - 1255.
  • Morrison, P. and Zou, J. (2015), 'Inexact graph matching using a hierarchy of matching processes', Computational Visual Media, vol 1, no 4 , pp 291 - 307.
  • Wang, S., He, Y., Zou, J., Zhou, D. and Wang, J. (2014), 'Early smoke detection in video using swaying and diffusion feature', Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, vol 26 , pp 267 - 275.
  • Wang, S., Wang, J., He, Y., Zou, J. and Duan, B. (2014), 'A flame detection synthesis algorithm', Fire Technology, vol 50, no 4 , pp 959 - 975.
  • Xu, Y., Fang, G., Chen, S., Zou, J. and Ye, Z. (2014), 'Real-time image processing for vision-based weld seam tracking in robotic GMAW', International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, vol 73, no 9-12 , pp 1413 - 1425.
  • Harutoonian, P., Leo, C., Tokeshi, K., Doanh, T., Castellaro, S., Zou, J., Liyanapathirana, S. and Wong, H. (2013), 'Investigation of dynamically compacted ground by HVSR-based approach', Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, vol 46 , pp 20 - 29.
  • Young, C., Le Brese, C., Zou, J. and Leo, C. (2013), 'A robust search paradigm with Enhanced Vine Creeping Optimization', Engineering Optimization, vol 45, no 2 , pp 225 - 244.
  • Harutoonian, P., Leo, C., Casterllaro, S., Zou, J. and Liyanapathirana, S. (2013), 'Compaction evolution observed via the HVSR of microtremors', Geotechnique Letters, vol 3, no 1 , pp 1 - 4.
  • Harutoonian, P., Leo, C., Tokeshi, K., Doanh, T., Castellaro, S., Zou, J., Liyanapathirana, S. and Wong, H. (2013), 'Investigation of composite compacted ground using microtremors', Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, vol 139, no 9 , pp 1539 - 1553.
  • Ye, Z., Fang, G., Chen, S. and Zou, J. (2013), 'Passive vision based seam tracking system for pulse-MAG welding', International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, vol 67, no 9-12 , pp 1987 - 1996.
  • Pap, L., Zou, J. and Uy, B. (2012), 'Accurate measurement of translational shifts by adaptively masking phase correlation', Electronics Letters, vol 48, no 1 , pp 20 - 22.
  • Harutoonian, P., Leo, C., Doanh, T., Castellaro, S., Zou, J., Liyanapathirana, S., Wong, H. and Tokeshi, K. (2012), 'Microtremor measurements of rolling compacted ground', Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, vol 41 , pp 23 - 31.
  • Chu, R. and Zou, J. (2011), 'Polarisation mode dispersion in transverse strain sensor based on optical fibre Solc filter', Electronics Letters, vol 47, no 4 , pp 272 - 274.
  • Chu, R. and Zou, J. (2010), 'Transverse strain sensing based on optical fibre solc filter', Optical Fibre Technology, vol 16, no 3 , pp 151 - 155.
  • Le Brese, C. and Zou, J. (2009), 'Identification of spots in rotated and skewed microarray images', Optical Engineering, vol 48, no 12 , pp 12700301 - 12700312.
  • Morrison, P. and Zou, J. (2007), 'Triangle refinement in a constrained Delaunay triangulation skeleton', Pattern Recognition, vol 40, no 10 , pp 2754 - 2765.
  • Zou, J. (2006), 'Efficient Skeletonisation Based on Generalised Discrete Local Symmetries', Optical Engineering, vol 45, no 7 , pp 1 - 7.
  • Morrison, P. and Zou, J. (2006), 'Skeletonization Based on Error Reduction', Pattern Recognition, vol 39, no 6 , pp 1099 - 1109.
  • Zou, J. and Yan, H. (2005), 'A Deblocking Method for BDCT Compressed Images Based on Adaptive Projections', I E E E Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol 15, no 3 , pp 430 - 435.
  • Zou, J., Yan, H. and Levy, D. (2003), 'Reducing artifacts in block-coded images using adaptive constraints', Optical Engineering, vol 42, no 10 , pp 2900 - 2911.
  • Zou, J. and Yan, H. (2001), 'Skeletonization of ribbon-like shapes based on regularity and singularity analyses', IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and cybernetics Part B, vol 31, no 3 , pp 401 - 407.
  • Zou, J., Chang, H. and Yan, H. (2001), 'Shape skeletonization by identifying discrete local symmetries', Pattern Recognition, vol 34, no 10 , pp 1895 - 1905.

Conference Papers

  • Sharma, S., Zou, J. and Fang, G. (2019), 'Contrast enhancement using region based image fusion in wavelet domain', IFToMM International Symposium on Robotics and Mechatronics, Parramatta, N.S.W..
  • Chu, S., Song, Y., Zou, J. and Cai, W. (2019), 'Human pose estimation using deep convolutional DenseNet hourglass network with intermediate points voting', International Conference on Image Processing, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Russell, M., Zou, J., Fang, G. and Cai, W. (2019), 'Feature-based patch matching for moving object detection', IEEE Visual Communications and Image Processing (Conference), Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Sharma, S., Zou, J. and Fang, G. (2019), 'Recent developments in halftone based image watermarking', International Conference on Electrical Engineering Research and Practice, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Sharma, S., Zou, J. and Fang, G. (2019), 'A novel method to achieve ordered dithering in images', International Conference on Image and Vision Computing New Zealand, Dunedin, N.Z..
  • Sharma, S., Zou, J. and Fang, G. (2018), 'Contrast enhancement of dithered images using complex wavelets and novel amplification factors', International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, Cairns, Qld..
  • Ghassempour, N., Zou, J. and He, Y. (2018), 'A SIFT-based forest fire detection framework using static images', IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications, Cairns, Qld..
  • Su, F., Fang, G. and Zou, J. (2018), 'Robust real-time object tracking using tiered templates', World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, Changsha, China.
  • Zarbakht, N. and Zou, J. (2018), 'Lane detection under adverse conditions based on dual color space', DICTA (Conference), Canberra, A.C.T..
  • Song, Y., Zou, J., Chang, H. and Cai, W. (2017), 'Adapting Fisher Vectors for histopathology image classification', IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, Melbourne, Vic..
  • Russell, M., Zou, J. and Fang, G. (2016), 'A novel region-based method for moving shadow detection', DICTA (Conference), Gold Coast, Qld..
  • Sharma, S., Zou, J. and Fang, G. (2016), 'Contrast enhancement using pixel based image fusion in wavelet domain', International Conference on Contemporary Computing and Informatics, Noida, India.
  • Russell, M., Zou, J. and Fang, G. (2016), 'Human shadow detection for real-time applications', TENCON, Singapore.
  • Sharma, S., Zou, J. and Fang, G. (2016), 'Detail and contrast enhancement for images using dithering based on complex wavelets', TENCON, Singapore.
  • Su, F., Fang, G. and Zou, J. (2016), 'Human detection using a combination of face, head and shoulder detectors', TENCON, Singapore.
  • Russell, M., Zou, J. and Fang, G. (2015), 'Moving shadow detection : a survey of recent methods', CSIE (Conference), Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Le Brese, C. and Zou, J. (2013), 'Affine invariant matching based on orientation estimation', International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, Gold Coast, Qld..
  • Young, C., Zou, J. and Leo, C. (2013), 'REAPER : rapid evolutionary algorithm prototyping and experiment reporting', International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, Gold Coast, Qld..
  • Russell, M. and Zou, J. (2013), 'Moving shadow detection based on spatial-temporal constancy', International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, Gold Coast, Qld..
  • Le Brese, C., Young, C. and Zou, J. (2013), 'A robust match filtering algorithm for use with repetitive patterns', International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, Gold Coast, Qld..
  • Russell, M. and Zou, J. (2012), 'Vehicle detection based on color analysis', International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies, Gold Coast, Qld..
  • Harutoonian, P., Leo, C., Tokeshi, K., Zou, J., Liyanapathirana, S., Golaszewski, R. and Moyle, R. (2012), 'Site compaction assessment : comparison of surface wave methods', International Conference on Ground Improvement and Ground Control, Wollongong, N.S.W..
  • Ye, Z., Fang, G., Chen, S. and Zou, J. (2011), 'Image selection based on Grayscale features in robotic welding', Artificial Intelligence and Computational Intelligence: Third International Conference, AICI 2011, Taiyuan, China, September 24-25, 2011: Proceedings, Taiyuan, China.
  • Dinham, M., Fang, G. and Zou, J. (2011), 'Experiments on automatic seam detection for a MIG welding robot', Artificial Intelligence and Computational Intelligence: Third International Conference, AICI 2011, Taiyuan, China, September 24-25, 2011: Proceedings, Part II, Taiyuan, China.
  • Harutoonian, P., Chapman, B., Young, C., Leo, C. and Zou, J. (2010), 'Near Surface Soil Characterisation by Passive Ambient Noise HVSR Method', GeoShanghai International Conference 2010, Shanghai, China.
  • Le Brese, C., Zou, J. and Uy, B. (2010), 'An Improved ASIF Algorithm for Matching Repeated Patterns', 2010 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Hong Kong.
  • Pap, L. and Zou, J. (2010), 'Sub-Pixel Edge Detection for Photogrammetry Using Laplace Difference of Gaussian and 4th Order ENO Interpolation', 2010 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Hong Kong.
  • Young, C., Zou, J. and Leo, C. (2010), 'Vine Creeping Algorithm for Global Optimisation', 2010 Second World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing, Kitakyushu, Japan.
  • Pap, L., Zou, J., Uy, B. and Xiang, Y. (2009), 'Sub-Pixel Edge Detection for Structural Health Monitoring', 4th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Morrison, P. and Zou, J. (2009), 'Efficient Hierarchical Graph Matching', 2009 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Young, C. and Zou, J. (2008), 'Adaptive circular object detection', 2nd International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, Gold Coast.
  • D'Cruz, C. and Zou, J. (2007), 'Lane Detection for Driver Assistance and Intelligent Vehicle Applications', The 7th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies (ISCIT 2007), Sydney, Australia.
  • Pap, L. and Zou, J. (2007), 'Image Enhancement for DNA Microarray Gridding Using Conditional Convolution Sub-Block Histogram Equalization', The 7th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies (ISCIT 2007), Sydney, Australia.
  • Le Brese, C. and Zou, J. (2006), 'Automatic Gridding of Rotated Microarray Images', International Conference on Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Engineering, Singapore.
  • Saffarian, N. and Zou, J. (2006), 'DNA Microarray Image Enhancement Using Conditional Sub-Block Bi-Histogram Equalization', IEEE International Conference on Video and Signal Based Surveillance 2006, Sydney, Australia.
  • Vareljian, V. and Zou, J. (2006), 'Intelligent Elevator Control by Application of Computer Vision', The 4th International Conference on Active Media Technology (AMT06), Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
  • Morrison, P. and Zou, J. (2005), 'Achieving a More Accurate Skeleton Through the Refinement of Skeletonization Triangles', Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA 2005), 8th Biennual Conference of the Australian Pattern Recognition Society., Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
  • Morrison, P. and Zou, J. (2005), 'An Effective Skeletonization Method Based on Adaptive Selection of Contour Points', Third International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, Sydney, Australia.
  • Shearer, M. and Zou, J. (2005), 'Detection of Dominant Points Based on Noise Suppression and Error Minimisation', Third International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, Sydney, Australia.
  • Zou, J. (2004), 'Reducing artefacts in BDCT-coded images by adaptive pixel-adjustment', 17th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Cambridge, UK.
  • Zou, J. (2003), 'A fast skeletonization method', Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications, Sydney, Australia.
  • Zou, J. and Yan, H. (2003), 'Model-based smoothing for reducing artifacts in compressed images', ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing , .
  • Zou, J. and Yan, H. (2002), 'A POCS-based method for reducing artifacts in BDCT compressed images', International Conference on Pattern Recognition , .

Jeffrey's research interests include image processing, pattern recognition, computer vision and their applications. Research projects that he has undertaken include vision controlled autonomous robotic welding systems, geotechnical characterization of compacted ground based on passive ambient noise, computer-assisted cartooning, skeleton representation of ribbon-like shapes, lane detection for driver assistance, DNA microarray image processing,  digital image processing for structural health monitoring, fire detection based on visual information, etc. Some of these projects have been funded by the Australian Research Council and the industry. 

This information has been contributed by Doctor Zou.

Previous Projects

Title: Vectorization for Computer-Aided Cartooning
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Jeffrey Zou
Years: 2004-01-20 - 2005-01-19
ID: P0010282
Title: A Vision Controlled Autonomous Multi-Robot Welding System
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • The Lincoln Electric Company (Australia) Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Gu Fang and Jeffrey Zou
Years: 2009-08-04 - 2015-12-31
ID: P00016583
Title: Geotechnical characterisation of compacted ground based on passive ambient noise techniques
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Penrith Lakes Development Corporation Ltd
  • Coffey Geotechnics Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Chin Leo and Jeffrey Zou
Years: 2009-02-24 - 2014-03-30
ID: P00016201

Supervision

Doctor Zou is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Effective SAR Image Despeckling Based on Bandlet and SRAD
Field of Research: Other Engineering And Related Technologies
Thesis Title: Road marking detection using image fusion
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Autonomous Navigation for Ground Vehicles Concerning Safety of Road Users and Pedestrians
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Lane Detection for Driver Based on Image Classification
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Shape Matching Based on Skeletonisation and Inexact Graph Matching.
Field of Research: Engineering And Related Technologies
Thesis Title: Geotechnical Characterisation of Compacted Ground by Passive Ambient Vibration Techniques
Field of Research: Civil Engineering
Thesis Title: Displacement Measures Using Phase Correlation and Eno Interpolation Image Processing Techniques
Field of Research: Structural Engineering; Electrical And Electronic Engineering And Technology
Thesis Title: Computer Vision in Target Pursuit Using a UAV
Field of Research: Practical Computing Skills; Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified; Other Engineering And Related Technologies
Thesis Title: Autonomous Weld Joint Detection and Localisation Using Computer Vision in Robotic Arc Welding
Field of Research: Manufacturing Engineering; Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified
Thesis Title: Automation in Ambient Vibration Analysis for Soil Characterisation
Field of Research: Artificial Intelligence; Geotechnical Engineering; Computer Engineering
Thesis Title: Robust Matching of Images Containing Perspective Projection and Repetitive Elements
Field of Research: Computer Science; Computer Graphics; Computer Engineering
Thesis Title: Moving Shadow Detection Based on Colour-Intensity Analysis
Field of Research: Engineering And Related Technologies; Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified; Computer Engineering
Thesis Title: A Vision Controlled Autonomous Multi-Robot Welding System
Field of Research: Manufacturing Engineering And Technology; Engineering And Related Technologies; Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified
Thesis Title: Feature-based Image Patch Classification for Moving Shadow Detection
Field of Research: Electrical Engineering; Computer Engineering; Other Engineering And Related Technologies
Thesis Title: Detail and Contrast Enhancement in Images Using Dithering and Fusion
Field of Research: Computer Engineering

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