Dr. Yuan F. Zheng

Winbigler Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Ohio State University
2015 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210 -1272
Tel: (614) 292-8039
FAX: (614) 292-7596
Email: zheng@ece.osu.edu

Biography

Research Interests

    Professor Zheng's research interests are on the fundamental issues related to two aspects. One is in video, image, and signal processing based on wavelet transform. Current efforts focus on wavelet for waveform studies, E-V localization, and human object tracking. The other is in robotics with current efforts on humanoid robots, mobile robots, and signals and robots related to biological applications. His research activities have been supported by the National Science Foundation, DoD, Air Force Research Laboratory, and other federal agencies (see recent publications below).


Society Services and Awards

    From 1996 to 1999, Professor Zheng served as the Vice-President for Technical Affairs of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. Dr. Zheng has been an associate editor or on the Editorial Board of a number of journals including IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Autonomous Robots, International Journal of Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, International Journal of Intelligent Control and Systems, Journal of Robotic Surgery, International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, Journal of Wavelet Theory and Applications, etc. Dr. Zheng was the Program Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation which was held in Detroit, Michigan in May 1999, and was the Program Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation again which was held in Shanghai, China in May 2011. Professor Zheng received the Distinguished Service Award from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society in 2004.

    Dr. Zheng received the Best Paper or Best Student Paper Awards at International Conferences for a number of times including the Best Paper Award at the 2010 IEEE National Aerospace & Electronics Conference (NAECON2010) for his paper “Wavelet-modulated pulse for compressive sensing in SAR,” (co-authored with graduate students Xu, D. and Tongret, R., and collaborator Ewing, R. of AFRL). Professor Zheng also received the Fred I. Diamond Award for Best Technical Paper Published in a Referred Journal by the Air Force Research Laboratory in 2006, co-authored with his graduate student Eric Balster and Dr. Robert Ewing of the Air Force Research Laboratory.


Selected Recent Publications

    Professor Zheng has published more than 250 papers in his fields of interests including two books and ninety-one referred journal papers. The following is a list of selected publications in recent years.

    ·  Chen, C. and Zheng, Y.F., "Passive and active stereo vision for smooth surface detection of deformed plates," IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, No. 42, No. 3, June 1995, pp. 300-306. (pdf)

    ·   Kim, K., Zheng, Y.F. and Yi, K., "Unknown load distribution by two coordinated robots," International J. of Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1995. (pdf)

    ·  Huang, C. and Zheng, Y.F., "Integration of vision and laser displacement sensor for efficient and precise digitizing," IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 43, No. 3, June, 1996, pp 364-371. (pdf)

    ·  Al-Jarrah, O., Zheng, Y.F. and Yi, K., "Efficient trajectory planning and compliant control for two manipulators to deform flexible materials," International J. of Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1996, pp. 73-88. (pdf)

    ·  Salatian, A.W., Yi, K. and Zheng, Y.F., "Reinforcement learning for a biped robot to climb sloping surfaces, " J. of Robotic Systems, Vol. 14, No. 4, April, 1997, pp. 283-296. (pdf)

    ·  Huang, C. and Zheng, Y.F., "Efficient digitizing of sculptured surface using wavelet transform," Proc. 1997 International Conference on Robotics and Automation, (CD-ROM), April 20-25, 1997, Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    ·  Lin, C. and Zheng, Y.F., "On the real-time computation of wavelet transform," Proc. 1997 World Congress on Intelligent Control and Intelligent Automation, Xi'an, China, June 23-27, 1997, pp. 1838-1842.

    ·  Yi, K. and Zheng, Y.F., "Biped locomotion by reduced ankle power," Autonomous Robots, Vol. 4, pp. 307-314 (1997). (pdf)

    ·  Huang, C.C. and Zheng, Y.F., "Determining digitizing distance on sculptured surface using short time Fourier transform," Int. J. of Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, Vol. 3, 1997, pp. 379-390. (pdf)

    ·  Zhang, B. and Zheng, Y.F., "Packed-TS transform," Proc. 1998 Data Compression Conference, March 29 - April 1, 1998, Snowbird, Utah.

    ·  Lin, C. and Zheng, Y.F., "Efficient retrieval of compressed bi-level images using hierarchical tile cache," Proc. 1998 International Conference on Image Science, Systems, and Technology, July 6-9, 1998, Las Vegas, pp. 95-101.

    ·  Smith, K. B. and Zheng, Y.F., "Accuracy analysis of point laser triangulation," Trans. of the ASME, J. of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 120, No. 4, November 1998, pp. 736-745.

    ·  Al-Jarrah, O. and Zheng, Y.F., "Intelligent compliant motion control," IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics, Vol. 28, No. 1, February, 1998, pp. 116-122. (pdf)

    ·  Lin, C., Zhang, B., and Zheng, Y.F., "Packed integer wavelet transform constructed by lifting scheme," Proc. IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, March 15-19, 1999, Phoenix, AZ, pp. 3177-3180.

    ·  Lin C. and Zheng, Y.F., "Fast browsing of large-scale images using server prefetching and client caching techniques," Proc. of SPIE, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXII, July 20-23, 1999, Denver, Colorado, pp. 376-387.

    ·  Lin, C., Zhang, B, and Zheng, Y.F., "Packed integer wavelet transform constructed by lifting scheme," IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol. 10, No. 8, December 2000, pp. 1,496-1,501. (pdf)

    ·  Qiao, D. and Zheng, Y.F., "Dynamic bit-rate estimation and control for constant-quality communication of video," WCICA'2000, June 28 - 30, 2000, Hefei, China, pp. 2506-2511.

    ·  Smith, K.B. and Zheng, Y.F., "Point laser triangulation probe calibration for coordinate metrology," Trans. of the ASME, J. of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 122, August, 2000, pp. 582-586. (pdf)

    ·  Dong, J., He, C., and Zheng, Y.F, "AVP: a highly efficient real-time protocol for multimedia communications on Internet," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Information Technology: Coding and Computing, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2-4, 2001, pp. 280-284. (pdf)

    ·  Balster, E. and Zheng, Y.F., "Real-time video rate control algorithm for a wavelet-based compression algorithm," Proc. IEEE Middlewest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Dayton, Ohio, August 14-17, 2001, pp. 492-496.

    ·  Xu, L. and Zheng, Y.F., "Moving personal robots in real-time using primitive motions," Autonomous Robots, Vol. 10, pp. 175-183, 2001.

    ·  Smith, K.B. and Zheng, Y.F., "Optimal path planning for helical gear profile inspection with point laser triangulation probes," Trans. of the ASME J. of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 123, February 2001, pp. 90-98. (pdf)

    ·  He, C., Zheng, Y.F., and Ahalt, S., "Object tracking using the Gabor wavelet transform and the golden section algorithm," IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, Vol. 4, No. 4, December, 2002, pp. 528-538. (pdf)

    ·  He, C., Dong, J, Zheng, Y.F., and Gao, Z., "Optimal 3D coefficient tree structure for the 3-D wavelet video coding," IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol. 13, No. 10, October, 2003, pp. 961-972. (pdf)

    ·  Oh, J., Choi Y., Park, J., and Zheng, Y.F., "Complete coverage navigation using of cleaning robots using triangular cell based map," IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 51, No. 3, June, 2004, pp. 718-726. (pdf)

    ·  Cherezov, V., Peddi, A., Muthusubramaniam, L., Zheng, Y.F., and Caffrey, M., "A robotic system for crystallizing membrane and soluble protein in lipidic mespphases," Acta Crystallographica, (2004), D60, pp. 1795-1807. (pdf)

    ·  Dong, J., He, C., Zheng, Y.F., "AVP: a highly efficient transport protocol for low bit rate multimedia communications," J. of Multimedia Tools and Applications, 25, pp. 187-216, 2005. (pdf)

    ·  Liu, Yi and Zheng, Y.F., "Video object segmentation and tracking using psi-learning classification," IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol. 15, No. 7, July 2005, pp. 885-899. (pdf)

    ·  Balster, E., Zheng, Y.F and Ewing, R., "Feature-based wavelet shrinkage algorithm for image denoising," IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, Vol. 14, No. 12, December 2005, pp. 2024-2039. (pdf)

    ·  Balster, E., Zheng, Y.F and Ewing, R., "Combined spatial and temporal domain wavelet shrinkage algorithm for video denoising," IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol. 16, No. 2, February, 2006, pp. 220-230. (pdf)

    ·  Liu, Yi and Zheng, Y.F., "FS_SFS: a novel feature selection method for support vector machines," Pattern Recognition, the technical journal of the Pattern Recognition Society, Vol. 39, Issue 7, July 2006, pp. 1333-1345. (pdf)

    ·  Hang, X., Greenburg, N.L., Zheng, Y.F., and Thomas, J.D., "Compression of 3-D echocardiographic images using a modified 3-D set-partitioning-in-hierarchical-trees algorithm based on a 3-D wavelet packet transform," Journal of Electronic Imaging, 15(2), Apr-Jun, 2006, pp. 023016-1-12. (pdf)

    ·  Dong, J. and Zheng, Y.F., "Content-based retransmission for 3-D wavelet video streaming on the Internet," IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technologies, Vol. 16, No. 9, September 2006, pp. 1125-1133. (pdf)

    ·  Peddi, A., Muthusubramaniam, L., Zheng, Y.F., Cherezov, V., Misquitt, Y., and Caffrey, M., "High-throughput automated system for crystallizing membrane proteins in lipidic mesophases," IEEE Trans. on Automation Science and Automation, Vol. 4, No. 2, April 2007, pp. 129-140. (pdf)

    ·  Liu, Y. and Zheng, Y.F., " Soft SVM and its application in video object extraction," IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, Vol. 55, No. 5,July 2007, pp. 3272-3282. (pdf)

    ·  Zheng, Y.F. and Chen, W., "Mobile robot team forming for crystallization of proteins," Autonomous Robots, Vol. 23, No. 1, July, 2007, pp, 69-78. (pdf)

    ·  Tammana, G. and Zheng, Y.F., "Wavelet packet and TCQ coding for SAR raw data compression," Journal of Wavelet Theory and Applications, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2007, pp. 97-114. (pdf)

    ·  Gao, Z. and Zheng, Y.F., "Quality constrained compression using DWT based image quality metric," IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol. 18, No. 7, July 2008, pp. 910-922. (pdf)

    ·  Liu, Y., Zheng, Y.F., and Shen X., "Applying the multi-category learning to multiple video object extraction,"Pattern Recognition, the technical journal of the Pattern Recognition Society, Vol. 41, Issue 9, September 2008, pp. 2777-2788. (pdf)

    ·  Lao, Y. and Zheng, Y.F., "Optimal rate allocation for logo watermarking," Int. Journal of Image and Graphics, Vol. 9, Issue 1, January 2009, pp. 1-25. (pdf)

    ·  Lao, Y., Zhu, J., and Zheng, Y.F., "Sequential particle generation for visual tracking," IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol. 19, No. 9, September 2009, pp. 1365-1378. (pdf)

    ·  Matungka, R. Zheng, Y.F., and Ewing, R., "Image registration using adaptive polar transform," IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, Vol. 18, No. 10, October, 2009, pp. 2340-2354. (pdf)

    ·  Zhu, J., Lao, Y., and Zheng, Y.F., "Object tracking in structured environments for video surveillance applications," IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol. 20, No. 2, February 2010, pp. 223-235. (pdf)

    ·  Yuan, L., Zheng, Y.F., and Chen, W., "Efficient micro-mixing of a highly viscous bio-sample with water using orbital shaking and micro-channels," Review of Scientific Instruments, 81, Issue 5, 2010, pp. 054301-1-054301-9. (pdf)

    ·  Chen, Y., Liu, Y., and Zheng, Y.F., "Margin and domain integrated classification for images," International Journal of Information Acquisition, Vol. 8, Issue 1, 2011, pp. 1-16. (pdf)

    ·  Yuan, L. and Zheng, Y.F., "A Micro-device for the mixing of a highly viscous bio-sample with water/membrane protein solution using micro-channel and centrifugation," Journal of the Association for Laboratory Automation, Vol. 16, Issue 1, 2011, pp. 68-81. (pdf)

    ·  Xiong, H. Zhu, L., Ma, N., and Zheng, Y. F., "Scalable video compression framework with adaptive orientational multiresolution transform and nonuniform directional filterbank design," IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol. 21, No. 8, August 2011, pp. 1085-1099. (pdf)

    ·  Xiong, H., Xu, Y., Zheng, Y. F., and Chen, C., "Priority belief propagation-based inpainting prediction with tensor voting projected structure in video compression," IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol. 21, No. 8, August 2011, pp. 1101-1115. (pdf)

    ·  Yuan, L., Zhu, J, Zheng, Y.f., Wang, L., and Brown, T., "Object tracking with particle filtering in fluorescence microscopy images: application to the motion of neurofilaments in axons," IEEE Trans. on Medical Imaging, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2012, pp. 117-130. (pdf)

    ·  Zhu, J., Zheng, Y.F., and Ewing, R., "Stereo visual tracking within structured environments for measuring vehicle speed," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol. 22, no. 10, 2012, pp. 1471-1484. (pdf)

    ·  Sharma, N., Zhu, J., Zheng, Y.F., and Balster, E., "Arbitrarily shaped virtual-object based video compression," Multimedia Tools and Applications, Vol. 62, 2013, pp. 659-680. (pdf)

    ·  Zheng, Y.F., Wang, H, Li, S. Liu, Y., Orin, D., Sohn, K., Jun, Y., and Oh, P., "Humanoid robots walking on grass, sands and rocks," Proc. 2013 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications, April 22-23, 2013, pp. 136-141. (pdf)


Personal Interests:

    Like to read interesting books and Sunday newspapers, work on robots and wavelets, and drive on highways.


YFZ, February 28, 2014