Jinming is now a Lecturer within Computer Science at University of Birmingham. He was a Research Associate jointly within Department of Computing & Institute of Clinical Sciences at Imperial College London. There, he has been working closely with Prof. Daniel Rueckert and Prof. Declan P O’Regan, and developing cutting-edge machine learning methods for different cardiovascular imaging problems. Prior to that, he acquired his PhD degree in Computer Science at University of Nottingham under the supervision of Dr. Li Bai. His PhD thesis entitled Variational and PDE-based Methods for Image Processing. He was funded by EPSRC over his PhD studies.
Jinming’s research includes deep neural nets, variational methods, partial/ordinary differential equations, numerical optimisation, and finite difference/element methods, with applications to image processing, computer vision and medical imaging analysis. His work has appeared across multiple application publications, including proceedings such as MICCAI, and journals such as Nature Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision, Journal of Global Optimisation, etc. He regularly reviews 30+ reputable journals.
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Jul 2019 - Four papers are accepted to MICCAI 2019.
Mar 2019 - I join University of Birmingham as Lecturer (i.e. Assistant Professor).
Dec 2018 - I receive my PhD from University of Nottingham.
May 2018 - Two papers are accepted to MICCAI 2018.
Sep 2017 - I join Imperial College London as Research Associate.
This project will investigate human heart failure, which is a complex clinical syndrome associated with differing adaptations of ventricular contractility and geometry as a consequence of altered loading conditions, intrinsic myocardial disease and ischaemia. Although prognosis depends on eventual ventricular decompensation, conventional measures of cardiac function are often poor predictors of outcome in individual patients. Three-dimensional cardiac phenotyping coupled with advanced segmentation and deep learning (DL) algorithms offers a powerful new approach for risk stratification which can be trained on large cohorts of patients with known outcomes. We will determine if DL approaches allow high-precision prediction of individual outcomes by exploiting both complex cardiac phenotypes and conventional risk factors. We will apply this to patient cohorts with dilated cardiomyopathy and pulmonary arterial hypertension. To determine the true predictive performance in unseen patients outcome prediction will be externally validated on an independent cohort and compared to contemporary risk prediction models. The expected result is a validated technique of autonomous image interpretation to predict outcomes and guide management. This work will lay the foundation for introducing DL to decision-making and risk prediction in cardiology by exploiting massive multimodal datasets for classifier training.
This project investigated optical coherence tomography (OCT), which is a powerful imaging modality used to image various aspects of biological tissues, such as structural information, blood flow, elastic parameters, change of polarization states and molecular content. By using the low coherence interferometry, OCT can generate two or three-dimensional images from biological samples and provide high-resolution cross-sectional backscattering profiles. With a long period development of this technique, OCT has become a well-established modality for depth resolved imaging of eyes. Ophthalmology has drastically benefited from the inventions and improvements made to OCT systems. From a clinical point of view, measurements are normally required to perform on the vivo imaging of the retina in order to aid the diagnosis of pathologies by physicians. One example of various measurements is to determine the thickness of retinal layers in OCT images. Segmentation thus has to be done before such measurement can be made. We have developed novel variational methods that are able to delineate and quantify OCT images.
This project aims at developing a clinical decision system for the tumour removal surgery of paediatric livers imaged by the Computational Tomography (CT) techinque. One of many difficulties of segmenting 3D tissues from a paediatric liver is to detect vessels, as there exists strong noise and vessels sometimes can be discontinuous across image slices. We have successfully developed novel methods that overcome the two difficulties. It is worth mentioning that the system has been applied to tons of real surgeries and has saved lives of thousands of children.