Yu-qian Zhao is a professor and Ph.D supervisor in School of Information Science and Engineering of Central South University.
He received the B.S. degree in applied geophysics, M.S. degree in control theory and engineering, and Ph.D. degree in computer applications from Central South University, China, in 1997, 2002 and 2006, respectively. After that, he engaged in postdoctoral research at Xiangya School of Medicine, Changsha, China, from July 2007 to July 2009, at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, USA, from July 2009 to August 2010, and at National Engineering Research Center of Advanced Energy Storage Materials, Changsha, China, from July 2012 to September 2015. And he visited Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France, as a senior visiting scholar from January to February 2015. He became an associate professor of Central South University in September 2006, and was promoted to a professor in September 2012. From June 2002 to July 2006, he was appointed as the associated director of Institute of Biomedical Engineering, and from December 2005 to October 2010, the associated director of College of Information Physics Engineering in Central South University. In 2013, he was awarded New Century Excellent Talents in University of Education Ministry of China.
Prof. Zhao is now the associate director of Hunan Machine Vision and Intelligent Medical Research Center, and the member of Hunan Association for Artificial Intelligence (HAAI), Computer Vision Committee of China Computer Federation (CCF-CV), Visual Big Data Committee of China Society of Image and Graphics (CSIG-VBD), Biomedical Information and Control Committee of Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering (CSBME-BIC), and Mixed Intelligence Committee of Chinese Association of Automation (CAA-MI).
His major teaching courses include Medical image processing, Methods and applications of object detection and recognition, Pattern recognition, Automatic control theory, Signals and systems, etc. He has instructed national and provincial innovative experimental projects several times and has trained many outstanding students, including 38 postgraduates, and 6 ph.Ds. With an excellent power for teaching, he has won “Excellent teaching quality award”, “Experimental teaching achievement award”, “Educational teaching achievement award”, and “Teacher excellence award of Xinheng educational foundation” many times, and won “Faculty Advisor Award for excellent master’s dissertation in Hunan Province” two times.
His major research interests include image processing, machine vision, intelligent medical treatment, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, digital image forensics, video processing, industrial image detection, etc. During the past several years, he has published over 90 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, including over 30 papers covered by Science Citation Index (SCI) and over 50 papers by Elsevier Engineering Village Index (EI), and has been authorized with 24 invent patents, 3 utility model patents, and 3 software copyrights. Besides, he has presided over 3 projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China and 15 provincial and ministerial scientific research projects. The research production of project “Research of Digital Geological Data Tampering Detection Method and Application” was identified as the advanced domestic level by Hunan Provincial Department of Land and Resources. The project “Image Analysis for Multi-object Detection and Identification” won the second class prize of Hunan Provincial Natural Science Award in 2017.