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Yuchou Chang

Assistant Professor

Office: 712N
713-226-5215
changy@uhd.edu

Dr. Yuchou Chang is an assistant professor of Computer Science at University of Houston - Downtown starting from August 2015. He received Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in December 2012 and Post-Doctoral training in Barrow Neurological Institute from January 2013 to July 2015. He is an E. Kika De La Garza Fellow of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Dr. Chang's current research include Robotics, Neuroimaging, and Artificial Intelligence. Specifically, the cutting-edge techniques in computer science, electrical engineering, and biomedical engineering are investigated to advance interdisciplinary research approaches.

P h.D. in  Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee,

Master in Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Bachelor in Automatic Control, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

  • CS 1410: Introduction to Computer Science with C++
  • CS 2401: Introduction to Computer Organization
  • EET 2421: Electronic Devices
  • CS 2402: Digital Logic
  • CS 3330: Introduction to Robotics
  • CS 3420: Introduction to Software Engineering
  • CS 4330: Artificial Intelligence

Work Experience​

  • January 2013 ~ July 2015, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
  • June 2012 ~ August 2012, C++ Software Engineer, Neat Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • April 2006 ~ July 2006, Intern, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China

Academic Interest

Dr. Yuchou Chang's current research include Robotics, Neuroimaging, and Artificial Intelligence. Specifically, the cutting-edge techniques in computer science, electrical engineering, and biomedical engineering are investigated to advance interdisciplinary research approaches. 

Publications

  1. Yanyun Jiang, Yuanjie Zheng, Sujuan Hou, Yuchou Chang and James Gee, "Multi-Modal Image Alignment via Linear Mapping between Feature Modalities", Journal of Healthcare Engineering, Volume 2017, Article ID 8625951, 6 pages https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/8625951, 2017.

  2. Yuchou Chang, Haifeng Wang, Yuanjie Zheng, and Hong Lin, "Instrument Variables for Reducing Noise in Parallel MRI Reconstruction", BioMed Research International Volume 2017, Article ID 9016826, 8 pages https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/9016826, 2017.

  3. Yuchou Chang and Hong Lin, "Irrelevant Frame Removal for Scene Analysis Using Video Hyperclique Pattern and Spectrum Analysis", Journal of Advanced Computer Science & Technology, DOI: 10.14419/jacst.v5i1.4035, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 1-7, 2016.

  4. Sishir Subedi, Yuezhe Li, Christopher Early, Alexander Chan, Jonathan Garza, Gregor Schreiber, Yuchou Chang, and Hong Lin, "A System for the Analysis of EEG Data and Brain State Modeling", Book: Emerging Trends in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, and Systems Biology - Systems & Applications, chapter 30, pp. 447-465, 2016.

  5. Michael Schär, Holger Eggers, Nicholas R. Zwart, Yuchou Chang, Akshay Bakhru, and James G. Pipe, "Dixon Water-Fat Separation in Propeller MRI with Interleaved Dual-Echo Acquisition", Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.25656, vol. 75, no. 2, pp. 718-728, 2016.

  6. Yuezhe Li, Yuchou Chang, and Hong Lin, "Cultivating Chan with Calibration", International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 32-51, 2015.

  7. Yuezhe Li, Yuchou Chang, and Hong Lin, "Statistical Machine Learning in Brain State Classification using EEG Data", Open Journal for Big Data, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 19-33, 2015.

  8. Yuchou Chang, James G. Pipe, John P. Karis, Wende N. Gibbs, Nicholas R. Zwart, and Michael Schär, "The Effects of SENSE on PROPELLER Imaging", Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.25557, vol. 74, no. 6, pp.1598-1608, 2015.

  9. Jingyuan Lyu, Yuchou Chang, and Leslie Ying, "Fast GRAPPA Reconstruction with Random Projection", Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol. 74, no. 1, pp. 71-80, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.25373, 2015.

  10. Yuchou Chang, Dong Liang, and Leslie Ying, "Nonlinear GRAPPA: A Kernel Approach to Parallel MRI Reconstruction", Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol. 68, pp. 730-740, September 2012.

  11. Haifeng Wang, Dong Liang, Kevin F. King, Gajanan Nagarsekar, Yuchou Chang, and Leslie Ying, "Improving GRAPPA Using Cross-Sampled Autocalibration Data", Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol. 67, pp. 1042-1053, 2012.

  12. Dong Liang, Haifeng Wang, Yuchou Chang, and Leslie Ying, "Sensitivity Encoding Reconstruction with Nonlocal Total Variation Regularization", Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol. 65, pp. 1384-1392, 2011.

  13. Yi Hong, Sam Kwong, Yuchou Chang, and Qingsheng Ren, "Unsupervised Data Pruning for Clustering of Noisy Data", Knowledge-Based Systems, vol. 21, no. 7, pp. 612-616, 2008.

  14. Yuchou Chang, Dah-Jye Lee, Yi Hong, James Archibald, and Dong Liang, "A Robust Color Image Quantization Algorithm Based on Knowledge Reuse of K-Means Clustering Ensemble", Journal of Multimedia, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 20-27, 2008.

  15. Yi Hong, Sam Kwong, Yuchou Chang, Qingsheng Ren, "Unsupervised Feature Selection Using Clustering Ensembles and Population Based Incremental Learning Algorithm", Pattern Recognition, vol. 41, no. 9, pp. 2742-2756, 2008.

  16. Yuchou Chang, Dah-Jye Lee, Yi Hong, James Archibald, and Dong Liang, "A Robust Color Image Quantization Algorithm Based on Knowledge Reuse of K-Means Clustering Ensemble", Journal of Multimedia, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 20-27, 2008.

  17. Yi Hong, Sam Kwong, Yuchou Chang, Qingsheng Ren, "Consensus Unsupervised Feature Ranking from Multiple Views", Pattern Recognition Letters, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 595-602, 2008.

  18. Yuchou Chang, Dah-Jye Lee, Yi Hong, and James Archibald, "Unsupervised Video Shot Detection Using Clustering Ensemble with a Color Global  Scale-Invariant Feature Transform Descriptor", special issue on "Color in Image and Video Processing" of the EURASIP Journal on Video and Image Processing, vol.2008, article ID 860743, 2008.

  19. Dah-Jye Lee, James Archibald, Yuchou Chang, and Christopher Greco, "Robust Color Space Conversion and Color Distribution Analysis Techniques for Date Maturity Evaluation", Journal of Food Engineering, vol. 88, no. 3, pp. 364-372, 2008.

  20. Yonggang Wang, Jie Yang, and Yuchou Chang, "Color–Texture Image Segmentation by Integrating Directional Operators into JSEG Method", Pattern Recognition Letters, vol. 27, no. 16, pp. 1983-1990, 2006.

  21. Yuchou Chang, Yue Zhou, Yonggang Wang, and Yi Hong, "A Color Image Segmentation Algorithm by Using Region and Edge Information", Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3809, pp. 1237-1240, Springer, 2005.


Awards

  • Top 25 Semi-Finalist, NASA iTech Cycle 2 Forum, NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist & National Institute of Aerospace, Virginia, 2017
  • Semi-Finalist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Swarmathon Robotics Virtual Competition, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, 2017
  • 2nd Place Best Technical Report, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Swarmathon Robotics Virtual Competition, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, 2017
  • Distinguished Reviewer, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2015 & 2016
  • Educational Stipend Award, the 23rd Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Toronto, Canada, 2015
  • Broad Based Award, Barrow Neurological Institute, Dignity Health, Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 2014
  • Educational Stipend Award, the 22nd Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Milan, Italy, 2014
  • Chancellor's Award, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, United States, 2012
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) - sponsored financial support, 8th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging  (ISBI), Chicago, United States, 2011
  • Travel Award, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, the 19th Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Montreal, Canada, 2011

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