Centre for Vision, Speech, and Signal Processing (CVSSP)
Dept. Of Electronic Engineering
University of Surrey
Guildford GU2 7XH
United Kingdom

Recent News

I have submitted my PhD thesis:
"Visual Information Retrieval Using Annotated Free-hand Sketches"

Internship at XEROX Research Centre Europe (Sep. 2011-March 2012)
on Semantic Image Segmentation

Active Project

Sketch-based Visual Information Retrieval





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Short Bio

I am currently a doctoral candidate based in the Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) at the University of Surrey, supervised by Dr John Collomosse and Dr Krystian Mikolajczyk.


Multimedia Information Retrieval
Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition



, J. Collomosse,  Markov Random Fields for Sketch Based Video Retrieval, accepted by ICMR 2013. (PDF)


R. Hu, J. Collomosse, A Performance Evaluation of Gradient Field HOG Descriptor for Sketch Based Image Retrieval, accepted for publication in Computer Vision and Image Understanding. (PDF, project page)

R. Hu, D. Larlus, G. Csurka, On the use of Regions for Semantic Image Segmentation, accepted by the 8th Indian Conference on Vision, Graphics and Image Processing (ICVGIP 2012) as oral (9%). (PDF)
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, S. James, J. P. Collomosse, Annotated Free-hand Sketches for Video Retrieval using Object Semantics and Motion, accepted by International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling (MMM 2012). (PDF)
R. Hu, T. Wang and J. Collomosse. A Bag-of-Regions Approach to Sketch Based Image Retrieval. 18th International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP). 2011.  (PDF)
route T. Wang, J. Collomosse, R. Hu, D. Slatter, P. Cheatle and D. Greig. Stylized Ambient Displays of Digital Media Collections.  Computers & Graphics. Elsevier. 54-66, Volume 35, Issue 1, February 2011. (DOI)
sketchimg R. Hu, M. Barnard and J. Collomosse, "Gradient Field Descriptor for Sketch based Retrieval and Localization", accepted by the International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2010. (PDF, DEMO)
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and J. Collomosse Motion-sketch based Video Retrieval using a Trellis Levenshtein Levenshtrin Distance, accepted by the International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) 2010. (PDF)
cvmpT. Wang, A. Mansfield, R. Hu, and J. P. Collomosse, An Evolutionary Approach to Automatic Video Editing, In Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP 2009), Nov. 2009. (PDF, BIB)

R. Hu
, "Free-hand Sketch based image and video retrieval", in Proceedings of ACM International Conference of Multimedia (ACM MM) 2010, Doctoral Symposium.

R.Hu, J.Collomosse, Sketch Based Video Retrieval Using Spatial-Temporal Features, In Proceedings 20th British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2009), UK Student Vision Workshop, Sep, 2009.

Previous Publication:

R. Hu, S. Rueger, D. Song, H. Liu, and Z. Huang, Dissimilarity Measures for Content-based Image Retrieval", IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), pp. 1365-1368, 2008.

H. Liu, D. Song, S. Rueger, R. Hu, and V. Uren, Comparing Dissimilarity Measures for Content-based Image Retrieval", Asia Information Retrieval Symposium (AIRS), LNCS 4352, pp.44-50, 2008.

S. Overell, A. Llorente, H. Liu, R. Hu, A. Rae, J. Zhu and, S. Rueger, Experiments Combining Different Evidence Sources", to be published in ImageCLEF 2008 workshop.

L. Jiao, R. Hu, W. Zhou, and Y. Gao,  Face Recognition Using Kernel Uncorrelated Discriminant Analysis", 13th International Multimedia Modeling Conference (MMM), LNCS 4352, Part II, pp.415-422, 2007.

Y. Gao, R. Hu, L. Jiao, W. Zhou, and X. Zhang, SAR Occluded Targets Recognition Using SVM", 13th International Multimedia Modeling Conference (MMM), LNCS 4352, Part II, pp.423-432, 2007.

R. Hu, L. Jiao, W. Zhou, and Y. Gao, Remote Sensing Target Recognition Based on Contourlet and Kernel Fisher Discriminant", International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security (CIS), Part II, pp.1716-1721, 2006.

Transfer Report:

Sketch Based Visual Information Retrieval

Summer School:

BMVA 2009

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