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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/.


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 2019

Automatic image segmentation with superpixels and image-level labels

Xie, X., Xie, G., Xu, X., Cui, L. & Ren, J., 10 Jan 2019, In : IEEE Access. 7, p. 10999-11009 11 p., 8607985.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Image segmentation
Image processing

Breast cancer detection using deep convolutional neural networks and support vector machines

Ragab, D. A., Sharkas, M., Marshall, S. & Ren, J., 28 Jan 2019, In : PeerJ. 7, p. e6201 23 p., e6201.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
breast neoplasms
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Area Under Curve
Support vector machines


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

Feature extraction and data reduction for hyperspectral remote sensing Earth observation

Author: Zabalza, J., 1 Jul 2015

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