Jing Hua - Professor of Computer Science





Jing Hua, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science


Computer Science Department

Wayne State University 

5057 Woodward Ave, Suite 14109.1

Detroit, Michigan 48202


Phone: (313) 577-9004

Fax: (313) 577-6868



Dr. Jing Hua is a Professor of Computer Science and the founding director of 3D Computer Vision Lab (VIS) and Computer Graphics and Visualization Lab (CGV) at Computer Science at Wayne State University  (WSU). He received his Ph.D. degree (2004) in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He also received his M.S. degree (1999) in Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence from the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China and his B.S. degree (1996) in Electrical Engineering from the Huazhong University of Science & Technology in Wuhan, China. His research interests lie in the area of Visual Computing including Computer Graphics and Visualization, Computer Vision, Image Analysis and Informatics, etc. He has authored over 100 papers in the above research fields in the top journals and conferences. He received the Gaheon Award for the Best Paper of International Journal of CAD/CAM in 2009, the Best Paper Award at ACM Solid Modeling 2004, the WSU Faculty Research Award in 2005, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008, the K. C. Wong Research Award in 2010, and the Best Demo Awards at GENI Engineering Conference 21 (2014) and 23 (2015), respectively. His research is supported by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Michigan Technology Tri-Corridor, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Ford Motor Company, and WSU. Dr. Hua serves as an Editorial Board Member for many journals as well as a Program Committee Member for many international conferences.


Research Areas

    Computer Graphics and Visualization

-(Geometric processing and analysis, geometric modeling, physically-based modeling, scientific visualization)

    Computer Vision

 -(3D reconstruction, feature extraction, shape analysis, tracking and motion analysis, collaborative 3D vision)

    Image Analysis and Informatics

-(Geometric techniques for image analysis, learning and mining algorithms for imaging informatics, medical imaging applications)


    Graduate students who are interested in the aforementioned research areas may contact Professor Jing Hua directly. Financial supports are available for qualified students.



selected recent publications (Click here for the full publication list)

  1. Zichun Zhong, Bruno Levy, Wenping Wang, Jing Hua, and Xiaohu Guo, "Computing a High-Dimensional Euclidean Embedding from an Arbitrary Smooth Riemannian Metric," ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH '18), Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 62:1-62:16, August 2018.

  2. Hai Jin, Yuanfeng Lian, and Jing Hua, "Learning Facial Expressions with 3D Mesh Convolutional Neural Network," ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 7:1-7:22, 2018.

  3. H. Wang, Y. Yan, J. Hua, Y. Yang, X. Wang, X. Li, J. Deller, G. Zhang, H. Bao, "Pedestrian Recognition in Multi-camera Networks Using Multilevel Important Salient Feature and Multicategory Incremental Learning," Pattern Recognition, Vol. 67, pp. 340-352, 2017.

  4. Jiaxi Hu, Nasim Hajar, Zichun Zhong and Jing Hua, "Visualizing Shape Deformations with Variation of Geometric Spectrum," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE Vis '16), Vol. 23, 2016.

  5. Jiaxi Hu, Guangyu Zou, and Jing Hua, "Volume-Preserving Mapping and Registration for Collective Data Visualization," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE Vis '14), Vol. 20, No. 6, 2014.

  6. Vahid Taimouri and Jing Hua, "Visualization of Shape Motions in Shape Space," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE Vis '13), Vol. 19, No. 6, 2013.

  7. Guangyu Zou, Jiaxi Hu, Xianfeng Gu, and Jing Hua, "Authalic Parameterization of General Surfaces Using Lie Advection," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE Vis '11), Vol. 17, No. 6, 2011.

  8. Vahid Taimouri, Xin Liu, Zhaoqiang Lai, Chang Liu, Darshan Pai, and Jing Hua, "Colon Segmentation for Prepless Virtual Colonoscopy," IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, Vol. 15, 2011.

  9. Darshan Pai, Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh, and Jing Hua, "Evaluation of Fiber Bundles across Subjects through Brain Mapping and Registration of Diffusion Tensor Data," NeuroImage, Vol. 54, pp. S165-S175, 2011.

  10. Cui Lin, Darshan Pai, Shiyong Lu, Otto Muzik, and Jing Hua, "Coclustering for Cross-subject Fiber Tract Analysis through Diffusion Tensor Imaging," IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 514 - 525, 2010.

  11. Guangyu Zou, Jing Hua, Zhaoqiang Lai, Xianfeng Gu, and Ming Dong, "Intrinsic Geometric Scale Space by Shape Diffusion," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE Vis '09), Vol. 15, No. 6, pp. 1193 - 1200, 2009.

  12. Yanhua Chen, Lijun Wang, Ming Dong, and Jing Hua, "Exemplar-based Visualization of Large Document Corpus," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE Vis '09), Vol. 15, No. 6, pp. 1169 - 1176, 2009.

  13. Yuanhong Li, Ming Dong, and Jing Hua, "Simultaneous Localized Feature Selection and Model Detection for Gaussian Mixtures," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Vol. 31, No. 5, pp. 953 - 960, 2009.

  14. Cui Lin, Shiyong Lu, Xubo Fei, Artem Chebotko, Darshan Pai, Zhaoqiang Lai, Farshad Fotouhiz, and Jing Hua. "A Reference Architecture for Visual Scientific Workflow Management Systems and the VIEW SOA Solution," IEEE Transactions on Service Computing, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 79-92, 2009.

  15. Jing Hua, Zhaoqiang Lai, Ming Dong, Xianfeng Gu, and Hong Qin. "Geodesic Distance-Weighted Shape Vector Image Diffusion," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE Vis '08), Vol. 14, No. 6, pp. 1643 - 1650, 2008.

  16. Yunhao Tan, Jing Hua, and Hong Qin, "Physically Based Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Spherical Volumetric Simplex Splines," Computer-Aided Design (ACM SPM'10), Vol. 42, 2010.

  17. Yanhua Chen, Manjeet Rege, Ming Dong, and Jing Hua, "Nonnegative Matrix Factorization for Semi-supervised Data Clustering," Knowledge and Information System, Vol. 15, 2008 (invited as one of the best papers at ICDM'07)

  18. Wei Zeng, Jing Hua, and Xianfeng Gu, "Symmetric Conformal Mapping for Surface Matching and Registration," International Journal of CAD/CAM, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 103-109, 2009 (Won the Gaheon Award, the BEST PAPER of IJCC 2009).

  19. Changbo Yang, Ming Dong, and Jing Hua. Region-Based Image Annotation Using Asymmetrical Support Vector Machine-Based Multiple-Instance Learning. In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR '06), pp. 2057 - 2063, New York, NY, 2006.

  20. Zhaoqiang Lai, Jiaxi Hu, Chang Liu, Vahid Taimouri, Darshan Pai, Jiong Zhu, Jianrong Xu, and Jing Hua, "Intra-patient Supine-Prone Colon Registration in CT Colonography Using Shape Spectrum," In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI '10), 2010 (Oral; Acceptance Rate: 5%)

  21. Jing Hua, Ying He, and Hong Qin. Trivariate Simplex Splines for Inhomogeneous Solid Modeling in Engineering Design. ASME Transactions: Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 149 - 157, 2005. (won the BEST PAPER AWARD at ACM SM'04)

  22. Jing Hua and Hong Qin. Haptics-based Dynamic Implicit Solid Modeling. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 10, No. 5, pp. 574 - 586, 2004.


Externally funded research projects (current and past)


NIH, The Next Generation of Vascular Imaging Using Contrast-Enhanced MICRO MRI.


NSF, High-Dimensional Euclidean Embedding for 4D Volumetric Shape with Multi-Tensor Field


NSF, Predictable Wireless Networked Collaborative 3D Reconstruction for Real-Time Augmented Vision.


NSF-GENI, GENI-Enabled Vehicular Sensing and Control Networking: from Experiments to Applications. 10/1/2013-12/31/2015.


NSFC, Relational Analysis and Visualization of Large-Scale Image Data. Joint Research Fund for Overseas, Hong Kong and Macao Scholars. 1/1/2013-12/31/2014.


NSF, Coordinated Visualization for Comparative Analysis of Cross-subject, Multi-measure, Multi-dimensional Imaging Data. 8/01/2009-7/31/2014.


NSF, Geometric Mapping and Diffusion for 3D Imaging Informatics. 9/01/2009-8/31/2012.


NIH, Electrical, Molecular and Clinical Correlates of Human Interictal Spiking (R01). 6/01/2008-5/31/2014.


NIH, Longitudinal Neuroimaging in Sturge-Weber Syndrome (R01). 7/1/2008-4/30/2014.


Ford, An Immersive, Interactive Visualization Environment for Large-scale Data and Visual Analytics. Ford Motor Company. 1/1/2008-12/31/2009.


NSF, CRI: IAD: Acquisition of Research Infrastructure for Knowledge-enhanced, Large-scale Learning of Multimodality Visual Data. 5/1/2008-4/30/2011.


NSF, Integrated Modeling and Learning of Multimodality Data across Subjects for Brain Disorder Study. 9/01/2007-8/31/2011.


State of Michigan, HyperEye: Susceptibility Weighted Imaging-based Informatics Tools for Brain Tumor Studies. Michigan 21st Century Jobs Funds. 12/20/2006-12/31/2010.


State of Michigan, Software Tool for Neuroimaging in Epilepsy. Michigan Technology Tri-Corridor. 10/1/2005-9/30/2009.


State of Michigan, Virtual Histology with Volumetric Computerized Tomography. Michigan Technology Tri-Corridor. 10/1/2005-9/30/2009.



    Best Demo Award at GENI Engineering Conference 23 in 2015

    Best Demo Award at GENI Engineering Conference 21 in 2014

    First Runner-up Demo Award at GENI Engineering Conference 20 in 2014.

    K. C. Wong Research Award in 2010

    Gaheon Award for the Best Paper of International Journal of CAD/CAM in 2009

    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008

    WSU Faculty Research Award in 2005

    Best Paper Award at ACM Solid Modeling 2004



CSC5870 Computer Graphics I, Fall 2004 | Fall 2005 | Fall 2006 | Fall 2007 | Fall 2008 | Fall 2009 | Fall 20011 | Fall 2013

CSC6870 Computer Graphics II, Winter 2005 | Winter 2006 | Winter 2007 | Winter 2008 | Winter 2009 | Winter 2010 | Winter 2012 | Winter 2014

CSC5991 Interactive Data Visualization, Winter 2008

CSC7991 Advanced Visual Computing, Winter 2007 | Winter 2009 | Winter 2012 | Winter 2013 | Winter 2014


Current Graduate Students, POST-DOCS and VISITING SCHOLARS

Nasim Hamidian

Guoli Yan

Tong Wu

Shaofeng Shu

Pavan Venkatavasava

Huaiwei Cong



Hai Jin, Ph.D., Ph.D., 3D Face Reconstruction and Emotion Analytics with Part-based Morphable Models, February 2018 (Toyota Research Institute, Autonomous Driving)

Fujiang Ao, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, 2017 (Henan University of Science and Technology)

Yuanfeng Lian, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, 2016-2017 (China University of Petroleum)

Jiaxi Hu, Ph.D., "Shape Analysis Using Spectrum Geometry," January 2015 (Google)

Jie Jiang, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, 2013-2014

Darshan Pai, Ph.D., "Visual Exploration and Information Analytics of High-Dimensional Medical Images," February 2013 (GE Healthcare).

Zhaohui Cai, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, 2011-2012 (Wuhan University, China).

Vahid Taimouri, Ph.D., "Shape Analysis in Shape Space," January 2012 (Research Fellow at Harvard University).

Chang Liu, Ph.D., "Deformable Meshes for Shape Recovery: Models and Applications," September 2011 (Henry Ford Health System).

Zhaoqiang Lai, Ph.D., "Multi-scale and Multi-spectral Shape Analysis: From 2D to 3D," August 2011 (Gamma Technologies, Inc).

Wei Zeng, Ph.D., Post-Doc, 2010 (Tenure-track Assistant Professor at Florida International University).

Cui Lin, Ph.D., "Data and Services Integration in Scientific Workflows," July 2010 (co-advising) (Tenure-track Assistant Professor at California State University).

Yunhao Tan, Ph.D., "Dynamic Multivariate Simplex Splines for Volume Representation and Modeling," May 2010 (Microsoft).

Guangyu Zou, Ph.D., "Multiscale Geometry Constrained Shape Diffeomorphism," November 2008 (General Motors Research).

Shaofeng Shu, M.S., "3D SLAM with Monocular Camera in Highly Dynamic Environment," December 2018.

Xinyu Zhang, M.S., "Face Tracking and Animation with Single Camera," June 2015 (Sony Computer Entertainment America).

Xiaodong Jiang, M.S., "Accurate Real-time Full Body Motion Reconstruction with Single Depth Camera," June 2013 (AET Integration).

George Liang, M.S., "Visual Analytics in Diffusion Tensor Imaging," August 2006 (Ph.D. study at University of Kentucky).

Danqing Wu, M.S., "Constrained Conformal Surface Mapping and Registration," August 2007 (Autodesk, Inc.).

Neha Chandila, M.S., "Constraint Based Region Growing with Local Shape Fitting," August, 2007. (Senior IT Consultant at the PMA Consultants).


Directed Undergraduate Students' Projects

Martin Alther, "Virtual Prototype Modeling and Simulation of a Real-World Environment", 2007.

Gus Nassar, "Algorithms for Dynamic Rainbow Effect Removal in Videos", 2005.


Professional Activities

NSF Panelist and Reviewer

Keynote Speaker, ChinaVR' 2010.

Editorial Board Member of The Open Virtual Reality Journal, 2008 - 2014

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, since 2007

Editorial Board Member of Scientific Journals International, 2008 - 2016

Editorial Board Member of Journal of Digital Culture, 2008 - present

Editorial Board Member of ISRN Computer Graphics, 2011~2013

Porgram Chair of ICSSC 2015

Chair of ICMLA BIGDATA Program ICMLA 14

Session Chair of CGI 2013

Session Chair of ICME 2007

Program Committee Member of IEEE VIS 17 | GMP 17 | BioImaging 17

Program Committee Member of IEEE VIS 16 | GMP 16 | BioImaging 16

Program Committee Member of IEEE VIS 15 | GMP 15 | BioImaging 15

Program Committee Member of IEEE VIS 14 | GMP 14 | MSI 14 | BioImaging 14

Program Committee Member of IVIC 13 | BioImaging 13

Program Committee Member of PG 12 | ASM 12ICALIP 12 | SIBGRAPI 2012

Program Committee Member of PG 11 | SIBGRAPI 11

Program Committee Member of PG 10 | SMI 10 | ICALIP10

Program Committee Member of PG 09 | SMI 09 | ASM 09

Program Committee Member of CASA 08 | SMI 08 | ASM 08 | HAID 08

Program Committee Member of IEEE HAVE 07 | CAD/Graphics 07 | ASM 07 | ISCAMP 07 | SIBGRAPI 07 | SWF 07

Program Committee Member of SIBGRAPI 06

Program Committee Member of SIBGRAPI 05 | IEEE Volume Graphics 05

Referee for many journals including IEEE TVCG, ACM TOG, IEEE CGA, CAD, ACM TOC, IEEE Multimedia, JCISE, IEEE TASE, Springer Virtual Reality Journal, IJCGA, PAA, etc., and conferences including SIGGRAPH, IEEE Visualization, ACM SPM, Eurographics, Pacific Graphics, IEEE VR, ASME IDETC, IEEE Computer Animation, IEEE Volume Graphics, MICCAI, etc.