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Minmin Shen, PhD






Fax: +49 7531 88-4715


Curriculum Vitae

Sep 2013 -
Mar 2017
PostDoctoral Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, Germany

Apr 2012 -
Mar 2017

PostDoctoral researcher, INCIDE, University of Konstanz, Germany

July 2011

PhD, Division of Information Engineering, School of EEE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Thesis: "Super-resolution Reconstruction: Analysis and Applications"

Jul 2006 Bachelor of Science in Electronic Information Engineering, Dept. of Electronic Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China


Research Interests

  • Image/video analysis;biological/medical image processing
  • Computer vision
  • Machine learning
  • Video quality assessment




  1. Ci Wang, Minmin Shen, and Chen Yao, "Rain streak removal by multi-frame-based anisotropic filtering," Multimedia Tools and Applications, pp. 1-24, Jan. 2016. (Impact factor: 1.3 )
  2. Minmin Shen, Chen Li, Wei Huang, Paul Szyszka, Kimiaki Shirahama, Marcin Grzegorzek, Dorit Merhof, and Oliver Duessen, "Interactive Tracking of Insect Posture," Pattern Recognition, vol. 48, no. 11, pp. 3560-3571, Nov 2015.(Impact factor: 3.1)
  3. Ci Wang, Minmin Shen, Chen Yao, “No-reference Quality Assessment for DCT-based Compressed Image,” Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, vol. 28, pp. 53-59, April 2015. (Impact factor: 1.3 )

  4. Minmin Shen, Paul Szyszka, Oliver Deussen, C. Giovanni Galizia, Dorit Merhof, “Automated Tracking and Analysis of Behavior in Restrained Insects”, Journal of Neuroscience Methods, vol. 239, pp. 194-205, Jan. 2015. (Impact factor: 2.1, downloaded over 1,000 times, and listed among the top 22 hottest papers.) Download paper

  5. Wei Huang, Jing Li, Peng Zhang, Min Wan, Can Fang, Minmin Shen, "A novel marker-less lung tumor localization strategy on low-rank fluoroscopic images with similarity learning," Multimedia Tools and Applications, pp. 1-24, 2014. (Impact factor: 1.3 )

  6. Wei Huang, Peng Zhang, Minmin Shen, “A Novel Dementia Diagnosis Strategy on Arterial Spin Labeling Magnetic Resonance Images via Pixel-wise Partial Volume Correction and Ranking”, Multimedia Tools and Applications, pp. 1-24, 2014.(Impact factor: 1.3 )

  7. Qiong Liu, Guohua Wang, Minmin Shen, "Vehicle-mounted Pedestrian Detection Method Using Monocular Far Infrared Sensor", Journal of South China University of Technology (Natural Science Edition), vol. 43, no.1, Jan 2015. (in Chinese)

  8. Chen Li,Wei Yao,Zhongwei Han,Yihong Gao,Florian Schmidt,Tao Jiang,Huijun Ding,Zhenyu Wang,Minmin Shen, "A Plant Leaf Classi cation System Using CBIA and WSN", Application Research of Computers, vol.2, no.11, 2015. (in Chinese)

  9. Minmin Shen, Ping Xue, and Ci Wang, “Down-Sampling Based Video Coding Using Super-resolution Technique,” IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol.21, no.6, pp.755-765, Jun. 2011. (Impact factor: 2.3)

  10. Minmin Shen, Ping Xue, “Low-Power Video Acquisition with Super-Resolution Reconstruction for Mobile Devices,” IEEE Trans. Consumer Electronics, vol.56, no.4, pp.2520-2528, Nov. 2010. (Impact factor: 1.2 )

  11. Minmin Shen, Ci Wang, Ping Xue, and Weisi Lin, “Performance of Reconstruction-based Super-resolution with Regularization,” Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, vol. 21, issue 7, pp. 640-650, 2010. (Impact factor: 1.3 )

International Conferences

  1. Minmin Shen, Le Duan, Oliver Deussen, "Single-Image Insect Pose Estimation by Graph Based Geometric Models and Random Forests," ECCV workshop on Bioimage Computing, pp. 217-230, Oct 9, 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  2. Xinyu Huang, Chen Li, Minmin Shen, Kimiaki Shirahama, Johanna Nyffeler, Marcel Leist, Marcin Grzegorzek, and Oliver Deussen, "Stem Cell Microscopic Image Segmentation Using Supervised Normalized Cuts," IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), pp. 4140-4144, Sep. 25-28, 2016, Arizona, U.S.
  3. Huijun Ding, Jia Pan, Minmin Shen, Marcin Grzegorzek, and Oliver Deussen, "Evaluation of Objective Measures Applied on the Noise Suppressed Speech Signals with Chinese Content", International Conference on Information and Automation, pp. 892-895, August 2015, Lijiang, China.
  4. Wei Huang, Peng Zhang, Minmin Shen, "Medical Social Media Analytics via Ranking and Big Learning: An Image-based Disease Prediction Study", International Conference on Security, Pattern Analysis, and Cybernetics, pp. 389-394, Oct 18-19, 2014, Wuhan, Hubei, China.
  5. Kongfeng Zhu, Marcus Barkowsky, Minmin Shen, Patrick Le Callet, Dietmar Saupe, “Optimizing Feature Pooling and Prediction Models of VQA Algorithms”, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), pp. 541-545, Oct 27-30, 2014, Paris, France.

  6. Minmin Shen, Wei Huang, Paul Szyszka, C. Giovanni Galizia, Dorit Merhof, "Interactive Framework for Insect Tracking with Active Learning", IEEE International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), pp. 2733-2738, Aug. 24-28, 2014, Stockholm, Sweden.(oral presentation) PDF (1.3M)

  7. Minmin Shen, Paul Szyszka, C. Giovanni Galizia, Dorit Merhof, " Automatic framework for tracking honeybee's antennae and mouthparts from low frame rate video", IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), pp. 4112-4116, Sep. 15-18, 2013, Melbourne, Australia. PDF (1.8M)

  8. Minmin Shen, Bastian Zimmer, Marcel Leist and Dorit Merhof, “Automated Image Processing to Quantify Cell Migration”, Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin (BVM), pp. 152-157, March 3-5, 2013, Heidelberg, Germany (oral presentation). PDF (5.4M)

  9. Minmin Shen and Ping Xue, “A Fast algorithm for rain detection and removal from videos”, IEEE International Workshop on Advances in Automated Multimedia Surveillance for Public Safety, pp. 1-6, Jul. 11-15, 2011, Barcelona, Spain (oral presentation).

  10. Minmin Shen and Ping Xue, “Super-Resolution from Observations with Variable Zooming Ratios”, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 2622-2625, May 30-Jun. 2, 2010, Paris, France.

  11. Minmin Shen, Ping Xue and Ci Wang, “Down-Sampling Based Video Coding with Super-Resolution Technique”, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 679-676, May 30- Jun.2, 2010, Paris, France.

  12. Minmin Shen and Ping Xue, “Low-power uniform video acquisition with super-resolution reconstruction”, 7th International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing, pp. 1-4, Dec. 8-10, 2009, Macao, China (oral presentation).

  13. Minmin Shen, Ping Xue, Ci Wang, “The Influence of Regularization Parameter on Error Bound in Super-Resolution Reconstruction”, Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia, pp. 535-542, Dec. 9-13, 2008, Taiwan, China.

  14. Minmin Shen, Ping Xue, Ci Wang, “A Novel Scalable Video Coding Scheme Using Super Resolution Techniques,” IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, pp. 196-199, Oct. 8-10, 2008, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.

  15. Minmin Shen, Ci Wang, Ping Xue and Weisi Lin, “Initial Image Selection and Its Influence on Super-Resolution Reconstruction,” IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems, pp. 86-89, Oct. 17-19, 2007, Shanghai, China.

  16. Ci Wang, Ping Xue and Weisi Lin, Minmin Shen, “Image Super-Resolution Framework with Multi-Channel Constraints,” IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), pp. 456-459,  Jul. 2-5, 2007, Beijing, China.


Seminar (Winter Semester 2014/2015): Introduction to image processing in biology


Professional Activities

Inviited Talk & Poster Presentations

  •  Computer vision group, University of Jena, Interactive System for Estimating Insect Posture, May 24-25, 2015, Jena, Germany.
  •  WiCV-CVPR, Interactive System for Estimating Insect Posture, June 11, 2015, Boston, US. Awarded with travel grant.
  •  Institute for Surgical Technology & Biomechanics, University of Bern, Learning based biomedical vision, May 8, 2015, Bern, Switzerland.
  •  Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Visual Computing Research Center, An interactiveframework for insect tracking, July 24-31, 2014, Shenzhen, China.
  •  Zukunftskolleg, An interactive framework for insect tracking, June 5, 2014, Konstanz, Germany.

Reviewer for Journals

  • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP)
  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM)
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT)
  • IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
  • Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (JVCI)
  • Multimedia Systems (MMS)
  • Signal Image and Video Processing
  • IEEE Signal Processing Letters
  • Multimedia Tools and Applications

Reviewer for Conferences

  • IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speec and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2014, 2015.
  • International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA), 2013.