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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/.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bradford

Master of Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University

Bachelor of Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University


  • image and video processing
  • hyperspectral imaging
  • remote sensing
  • data coding and compression
  • multimedia signal processing
  • information retrieval
  • vision and systems
  • big data analytics
  • medical imaging
  • visual computing
  • human-computer interaction

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Projects 2012 2023

Research Output 2006 2020

Automatic extraction of water inundation areas using sentinel-1 data for large plain areas

Hu, S., Qin, J., Ren, J., Zhao, H., Ren, J. & Hong, H., 10 Jan 2020, In : Remote Sensing. 12, 2, 20 p., 243.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
synthetic aperture radar
Synthetic aperture radar
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Varietal classification of rice seeds using RGB and hyperspectral images

Fabiyi, S. D., Vu, H., Tachtatzis, C., Murray, P., Harle, D., Dao, T. K., Andonovic, I., Ren, J. & Marshall, S., 27 Jan 2020, In : IEEE Access. 8, 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Spectral resolution
Image resolution
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Advanced spectral-spatial processing techniques for hyperspectral image analysis

Author: Qiao, T., 1 Oct 2015

Supervisor: Ren, J. (Supervisor) & Marshall, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Cognitive feature fusion for effective pattern recognition in multi-modal images and videos

Author: Yan, Y., 1 Dec 2016

Supervisor: Ren, J. (Supervisor) & Soraghan, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Best Paper Award

Julius Tschannerl (Recipient), Jinchang Ren (Recipient) & Stephen Marshall (Recipient), 11 Oct 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Best Poster Award

Tong Qiao (Recipient) & Jinchang Ren (Recipient), May 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Technical presentations

Activities 2011 2019

Suha Tuna

Jinchang Ren (Host)
Feb 2019Feb 2020

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

The 10th International Conference on Brain-Inspired Cognitive System​

Jinchang Ren (Chair)
2019 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference