Prof Hujun Yin SMIEEE

Professor of Artificial Intelligence

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Hujun Yin received the BEng degree in Electronic Engineering and the MSc degree in Signal Processing from Southeast University and the PhD degree in Neural Networks from University of York, respectively. He jointed the University of Manchester (UMIST before the merge) in 1996 as a Post-doc Research Associate, was appointed Lecturer in 1998, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2003 and Reader in 2018. Currently he is a Professor.

He is a Turing Fellow of the ATI, a senior member of the IEEE, and a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College. He has been appointed Vice Chair of the IEEE CIS UK Ireland Chapter since 2019. 

He gave a plenary talk to SOCO 2017, HAIS 2013, IEEE IST 2012CBIC 2011 and HAIS 2008 and was a tutorial speaker at WCCI 2008 (Title: Nonlinear Dimensionality Reduction and Data Visualisation). He was chair of Special Session on Principal Manifolds and Data Visualisation at IJCNN 2007, and organiser of Biologically Inspired Information Fusion Workshop, Surrey, 22-23 August 2006. He gave a talk on "The Self-Organising Maps for Data Visualisation and Manifold Mapping" to Workshop on Principal Manifolds, Leicester, 24-26 August 2006. 

He has been an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics since 2015 and was an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks between 2006-2009. He has been a member of Editorial Board of International Journal of Neural Systems since 2005.

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BSc, MSc (Southeast), PhD (York)


  • Image Recognition and Analysis, Neural Networks and Deep Learning, Self-Organising/Unsupervise Learning , ICA (Independent Component Analysis), Time Series , Face Recognition, Vision systems

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