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Rongjun Qin

  • Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engr.
  • Assistant Professor, Civil, Envir & Geod Eng
  • Assistant Professor
  • 218B Bolz Hall
    2036 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 218B Bolz Hall
    2036 Neil Avenue
  • 614-292-4356

Honors

  • August, 2019

    Winner - IEEE Data Fusion Contest 2019 - Track-2: Pairwise Semantic Stereo Challenge.

  • August, 2019

    Winner - IEEE Data Fusion Contest 2019 - Track-3: Multi-view Semantic Stereo Challenge.

  • June, 2018

    My advisee (Wei Liu) - Best student paper award 3rd place - International Conference on Geoinformatics.

  • July, 2017

    Supervising Master students winning Planet Kaggle deep learning Challenge - Bronze Medal.

  • November, 2016

    Winner of IARPA Topcoder Challenge.

  • June, 2011

    Excellent Postgraduate (first Class Honor).

  • June, 2010

    "Guang Hua Scholarship" Award.

  • June, 2009

    Excellent Student Scholarship Award.

  • June, 2009

    "Triple A" Student Award.

  • June, 2009

    Innovative Undergraduate Research Program Award.

  • June, 2008

    Excellent Student Scholarship Award.

  • November, 2007

    National Mathematic Modeling Contest in China.

  • June, 2007

    Excellent Student Scholarship Award.

Chapters

2020

  • 2020. "Change detection for geodatabase updating." In 3D/4D City Modeling,
  • 2020. "Geometric processing for image-based 3D object modeling." In 3D/4D City Modeling,

Journal Articles

2019

  • Qin, R., 2019, "A critical analysis of satellite stereo pairs for digital surface model generation and a matching quality prediction model." ISPRS JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND REMOTE SENSING 154, 139-150 - 139-150.
  • Nemmaoui, A.; Aguilar, F.J.; Aguilar, M.A.; Qin, R., 2019, "DSM and DTM generation from VHR satellite stereo imagery over plastic covered greenhouse areas." COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS IN AGRICULTURE 164,
  • Albanwan^, H.; Qin*, R.; Lu^, X.; Li^, M. et al., 2019, "3D Iterative spatiotemporal Filtering for Classification of Multi-temporal Satellite Dataset." Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
  • Liu^, W.; Qin*, R.; Su, F., 2019, Weakly Supervised Classification of Time-series of Very High Resolution Remote Sensing Images by Transfer Learning. Remote Sensing Letters 10, no. 7, 689-698 - 689-698.
  • Qin, R.; Chen, M.; Huang^, X.; Hu^, K., 2019, "Disparity Refinement in Depth Discontinuity Using Robustly Matched Straight Lines for Digital Surface Model Generation." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 12, no. 1, 174-185 - 174-185.
  • Zhang^, S.; Shapiro, N.; Gehrke, G.; Castner, J. et al., 2019, Smartphone App for Residential Testing of Formaldehyde (SmART-Form). Building and Environment 148, 567-578 - 567-578.
  • Xiao^, C.; Qin*, R.; Xie, X.; Huang^, X., 2019, Individual Tree Detection and Crown Delineation with 3D Information from Multi-view Satellite Images. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 85, no. 1, 55-63 - 55-63.
  • Xiao^, C.; Qin*, R.; Huang^, X.U., 2019, "Treetop Detection using Convolution Neural Networks Trained through Automatically Generated Pseudo Labels." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING
  • Yao, H.; Qin, R.; Chen, X., 2019, "Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Remote Sensing Applications-A Review." REMOTE SENSING 11, no. 12,
  • Aguilar, M.A.; Nemmaoui, A.; Aguilar, F.J.; Qin, R., 2019, "Quality assessment of digital surface models extracted from WorldView-2 and WorldView-3 stereo pairs over different land covers." GISCIENCE & REMOTE SENSING 56, no. 1, 109-129 - 109-129.
  • Sutrisno, D.; Shih, P.T.Y.; Hashim, M.B.; Qin, R.J. et al., 2019, "Improving community capacity in rapid disaster mapping: An evaluation of summer school." Indonesian Journal of Geography 51, no. 2, 155-164 - 155-164.

2018

2017

  • Huang, X.; Wen, D.; Li, J.; Qin, R., 2017, "Multi-level monitoring of subtle urban changes for the megacities of China using high-resolution multi-view satellite imagery." REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT 196, 56-75 - 56-75.

2016

  • Qin, R.; Tian, J.; Reinartz, P., 2016, 3D Change Detection – Approaches and Applications. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 122, 41-56 - 41-56.
  • Du, S.; Zhang, Y.; Qin, R.; Yang, Z. et al., 2016, "Building Change Detection Using Old Aerial Images and New LiDAR Data." REMOTE SENSING 8, no. 12,

2015

  • Qin*, R., 2015, "A Mean Shift Vector Based Shape Feature for Classification of High Spatial Resolution Remotely Sensed Imagery." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 8, no. 5, 1974-1985 - 1974-1985.
  • Qin*, R.; Tian, J.; Reinartz, P., 2015, Spatiotemporal Inferences for Use in Building Detection Using Series of Very-high-resolution Spaceborne Stereo Images. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING 37, no. 15, 3455-3476 - 3455-3476.
  • Qin*, R.; Huang, X.; Gruen, A.; Schmitt, G., 2015, "Object-based 3D Building Change Detection on Multi-temporal Stereo Images." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 8, no. 5, 2125-2137 - 2125-2137.
  • Zhang, Q.; Qin, R.; Huang, X.; Fang, Y. et al., 2015, "Classification of ultra-high resolution orthophotos combined with DSM using a dual morphological top hat profile." Remote Sensing 7, no. 12, 16422-16440 - 16422-16440.
  • Gruen, A.; Huang, X.; Qin, R.; Du, T. et al., 2015, "Joint processing of UAV imagery and terrestrial MMS data for very high resolution 3D city modeling." gis.Science - Die Zeitschrift fur Geoinformatik no. 1, 10-20 - 10-20.

2014

2013

  • Qin*, R.; Gong, J.; Li, H.; Huang, X., 2013, A Coarse Elevation Map-based Registration Method for Super-resolution of Three-line Scanner Images. PHOTOGRAMMETRIC ENGINEERING AND REMOTE SENSING no. 8, 717-730 - 717-730.
  • Müller Arisona, S.; Zhong, C.; Huang, X.; Qin, R., 2013, "Increasing detail of 3D models through combined photogrammetric and procedural modelling." Geo-Spatial Information Science 16, no. 1, 45-53 - 45-53.
  • Qin, R.; Gruen, A.; Huang, X., 2013, "UAV Project – Building A Reality-based 3D Model." Coordinates 9, 18-26 - 18-26.

2011

  • Qin*, R.; Gong, J., 2011, "A Robust Method of Calculating Point Spread Function from Knife-edge." Journal of Remote Sensing 15, no. 5, 895-907 - 895-907.

Presentations

  • "Joint processing of UAV imagery and terrestrial mobile mapping system data for very high resolution city modeling."
  • "3D city modeling from images and LiDAR data." 2017, Presented at Ad-hoc invitation to American Family Insurance Company,
  • "Towards traffic junction and traffic flow data acquisition using camera data from drones." 2017, Presented at OTEC 2017,
  • "3D city modeling." 2017, Presented at Ad-hoc invitation to American Families Insurances Data Science Group,
  • "Development of a Smartphone-based App for Determination of Formaldehyde Concentration Indoors." 2018, Presented at Indoor Air,
  • "Automated 3D recovery from very high resolution multi-view images." 2017, Presented at ASPRS Conference (IGTF) 2017,
  • "Monitoring building dynamics during the Haiti Earthquake using high resolution satellite stereo images." 2017, Presented at COUNT (Consortium of Ohio Universities of Navigation and Time Keeping) Eleventh Annual meeting,
  • "LoD3 modeling for smart city." 2019, Presented at Ad-hoc invitation to Bentley Digital Advanced Academy & Singapore Land Authority.,
  • Modernizing geospatial data acquisition for urban applications. 2019, Presented at Ad-hoc invitation to Singapore-ETH Center, ETH Zurich,
  • "Drone-based construction progress monitoring." 2019, Presented at Ad-hoc invitation to American Electric Power,
  • "Geospatial data for urban and environmental applications." 2018, Presented at Mensueto Institute for Urban Innovation,
  • "UAS applications." 2016, Presented at UAS Center, Ohio State Department of Transportation,
  • "An operational pipeline for generating digital surface models from multi-stereo satellite images for remote sensing applications." 2019, Presented at IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium,
  • "Unsupervised transfer learning using for multi-model remote sensing data classification." 2019, Presented at IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium,
  • "Pairwise stereo image disparity and semantics estimation with the combination of U-NET and pyramid stereo matching network." 2019, Presented at 2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium,
  • "Semantic 3D reconstruction using multi-view high-resolution satellite images based on U-NET and image-guided depth fusion." 2019, Presented at IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium,
  • "A comparison of stereo-matching cost between a convolutional neural network and census for satellite images." 2019, Presented at ASPRS Annual Conference,
  • "Multi-view large-scale bundle adjustment method for very high-resolution satellite images." 2019, Presented at ASPRS Annual Conference,
  • "Individual tree detection from multi-view satellite images." 2018, Presented at International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium,
  • "Using orthophoto for object boundary sharpening in digital surface models." 2019, Presented at ASPRS Annual Conference [Poster],
  • "Analysis of critical parameters of satellite stereo images for 3D reconstruction and mapping." 2018, Presented at ASPRS Annual Conference,
  • "Image-guided dense matching for super resolution of laser range data." 2018, Presented at ASPRS Annual Conference 2019. Denver, Colorado,
  • "Multi-frame image super-resolution based on knife-edges." 2010, Presented at International Conferences on Signal Processing,
  • "Adaptive Multi-depth Map Fusion for Multi-view 3D Reconstruction." 2016, Presented at IARPA Multi-view 3D Challenge Workshop,
  • "RPC Stereo Processor (RSP) - A software package for DSM and orthophoto generation from satellite images." 2016, Presented at ISPRS Congress 2016,
  • "BUILDING CHANGE DETECTION in VERY HIGH RESOLUTION SATELLITE STEREO IMAGE TIME SERIES." Presented at ISPRS Congress,
  • "Wide-area terrain generation using multi-view stereo satellite images." 2019, Presented at [Poster] Consortium of Ohio Universities of Navigation and Time Keeping (COUNT),
  • "Comparing deep learning based stereo matching with census based matching for satellite based terrain data generation." 2019, Presented at [Poster] Consortium of Ohio Universities of Navigation and Time Keeping (COUNT),
  • "3D dense reconstruction of OSU campus from gopro videos and satellite images." 2019, Presented at [Poster] Consortium of Ohio Universities of Navigation and Time Keeping (COUNT),
  • "Automatic mapping and navigation UAV (Robot) system for the unknown environment exploration." 2019, Presented at [Poster] Consortium of Ohio Universities of Navigation and Time Keeping (COUNT),
  • "Airborne LiDAR point cloud classification using deep convolutional neural networks." 2019, Presented at [Poster] Consortium of Ohio Universities of Navigation and Time Keeping (COUNT),
  • "Monocular SLAM - a comparative analysis." 2019, Presented at [Poster] Consortium of Ohio Universities of Navigation and Time Keeping (COUNT),
  • "Accuracy assessment of image-based semantic mapping for navigation." 2018, Presented at Consortium of Ohio Universities of Navigation and Time Keeping (COUNT),
  • "Remotely sensed imagery for intelligent data acquisition." 2017, Presented at Nagoya University Signing Ceremony and Seminar,
  • "Spatial Data Processing Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Rapid Disaster Responses." 2016, Presented at Rapid mapping technique for disaster observation and global change data acquisition,
  • "Semantic Enrichment and Automatic Update of Maps for Auto-Navigation." 2016, Presented at [Poster] Consortium of Ohio Universities on Navigation and time Keeping (COUNT),
  • "Geospatial data analytics – Sensing the built and natural environment through remotely sensed image interpretation." 2016, Presented at Ohio State University - Translational Data Analytics,
  • "Earth Observation from the Sky - Earth Observation from the Sky." 2016, Presented at Guest lecturer on Advanced Topics in GPS,
  • "3D Modeling and Change Detection." 2014, Presented at Remote Sensing Technology Institute at German Aerospace Center (DLR),
  • "3D Change Detection and Monitoring Techniques with Remote Sensing Data." 2014, Presented at CREATE event, National University of Singapore,
  • "3D Remote Sensing Techniques." 2014, Presented at Guest Presentation in Department of Geography, National University of Singapore,
  • "Experiences on UAV Image Processing." 2013, Presented at 1st International workshop on reality-based 3D modeling for cultural heritage and archeological objects,
  • "UAV image processing." 2013, Presented at The Implementation of Multi sensors Remote Sensing Technology for Sustainable Disaster Management, ACRS (Asian conferences on remote sensing) 2013,
  • "3D Change Detection in Street Level." 2013, Presented at Ad-hoc Presentation to Singapore Land Authority,
  • "UAV project - Building a reality-based 3D model of the NUS (National University of Singapore) campus." Presented at Asian Conference on Remote Sensing,

Papers in Proceedings

2019

  • Huang^, X.; Qin*, R. "Multi-view large-scale bundle adjustment method for high-resolution satellite images." in ASPRS Annual Conference and International Lidar Mapping Forum. (1 2019).
  • Lu^, X.; Qin*, R.; Huang, X. "Using orthophoto for object boundary sharpening in digital surface models." in ASPRS Annual Conference 2019. (1 2019).
  • Xiao^, C.; Qin*, R. "Urban land-cover classification with façade feature from oblique images." in IGRASS 2019. (7 2019).
  • Liu^, W.; QIn*, R. "Unsupervised transfer learning for multi-modal remote sensing data classification." in IGRASS 2019. (7 2019).
  • Gruen, A.; Schubiger, S.; Qin*, R.; Schrotter, G. et al. "Semantically enriched high resolution LoD 3 building model generation." in International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. (1 2019).
  • Chen^, B.; Qin*, R.; Huang^, X.; Song^, S. et al. A comparison of stereo-matching cost between convolutional neural network and census for satellite images. in ASPRS Annual Conference and International Lidar Mapping Forum 2019. https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.09147, (1 2019).
  • Qin*, R.; Huang^, X.; Liu^, W.; Xiao^, C. "Semantic 3D reconstruction using multi-view high-resolution satellite images based on U-NET and image-guided depth fusion." in 2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. (1 2019).
  • Qin*, R.; Huang^, X.; Liu^, W.; Xiao^, C. "Pairwise stereo image disparity and semantics estimation with the combination of U-NET and pyramid stereo matching network." in 2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. (7 2019).
  • Qin*, R. "An operational pipeline for generating digital surface models from multi-stereo satellite images for remote sensing applications." in IGRASS 2019. (7 2019).

2018

  • Qin, R. "Analysis of critical parameters of satellite stereo image for 3D reconstruction and mapping." in ASPRS Annual Conference 2018. (2 2018).
  • Hu^, K.; Zhang, Y.; Qin*, R.; Huang^, X. "Block adjustment method for optical satellite on-orbit geometric calibration." in ASPRS Annual Conference 2018. (1 2018).
  • Huang^, X.; Qin*, R.; Wan, Q.; Hu^, K. "Image-guided dense matching for super-resolution of laser range data." in ASPRS Annual Conference 2018. (1 2018).
  • Xiao^, C.; Qin, R.; Huang^, X.; Li, J. "A STUDY OF USING FULLY CONVOLUTIONAL NETWORK FOR TREETOP DETECTION ON REMOTE SENSING DATA." in ISPRS TC I Mid-term Symposium on Innovative Sensing - From Sensors to Methods and Applications. (10 2018).
  • Xiao^, C.; Qin*, R.; Huang^, X.; Li, J. "Individual tree detection from multi-view satellite images." in International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). (10 2018).
  • Huang^, X.; Qin*, R.; Chen, M. "DISPARITY REFINEMENT of BUILDING EDGES USING ROBUSTLY MATCHED STRAIGHT LINES for STEREO MATCHING." in ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. (9 2018).
  • Liu^, W.; Qin*, R.; Su, F.; Hu^, K. "An Unsupervised Domain Adaptation Method for Multi-Modal Remote Sensing Image Classification." in International Conference on Geoinformatics. (12 2018).

2017

2016

  • Ninsalam, Y.; Qin, R.; Rekittke, J. "APPLICATION FOR 3D SCENE UNDERSTANDING IN DETECTING DISCHARGE OF DOMESTIC WASTE ALONG COMPLEX URBAN RIVERS." in 23rd Congress of the International-Society-for-Photogrammetry-and-Remote-Sensing (ISPRS). (1 2016).
  • Tian, J.; Qin, R.; Cerra, D.; Reinartz, P. "BUILDING CHANGE DETECTION IN VERY HIGH RESOLUTION SATELLITE STEREO IMAGE TIME SERIES." in 23rd ISPRS Congress. (7 2016).
  • Qin, Rongjun "RPC Stereo Processor (RSP) –A software package for digital surface model and orthophoto generation from satellite stereo imagery." in International Annals of the Photogram., Remote Sens. & Spatial Information Sci. ISPRS Congress 2016. (7 2016).

2014

  • Kuschk, G.; d'Angelo, P.; Qin, R.; Poli, D. et al. "DSM ACCURACY EVALUATION FOR THE ISPRS COMMISSION I IMAGE MATCHING BENCHMARK." in ISPRS Technical Commission I Symposium. (1 2014).
  • Qin, R.; Gruen, A. "A supervised method for object-based 3D building change detection on aerial stereo images." in ISPRS Technical Commission III Midterm Symposium. (9 2014).
  • Qin, R.; Gruen, A.; Fraser, C. "Quality assessment of image matchers for DSM generation - A comparative study based on UAV images." in Asian Conferences on Remote Sensing. (10 2014).

2013

  • Armin Gruen Xianfeng Huang, Rongjun Qin, Tangwu Du, Wei Fang, Joao Boavida, Adriano Oliveira "Joint Processing of UAV Imagery and Terrestrial Mobile Mapping System Data for Very High Resolution City Modeling.." in International Arch. of the Photogram., Remote Sens. & Spatial Information Sci., Volume XL-1/W2. (9 2013).
  • Huang, Xianfeng, Armin Gruen, Rongjun Qin, Tangwu Du and Wei Fang "Integration of Mobile Laser Scanning Data with UAV Imagery for Very High Resolution 3D City Modeling." in he International Symposium on Mobile Mapping Technology 2013. (4 2013).

2012

  • Seyed Vahid, M.; Qin, R. "A New Automated Hierarchical Clustering Algorithm Based on Emergent Self Organizing Maps." in IEEE International Conf. on Informa. Vis. (10 2012).
  • Rongjun Qin, Armin Gruen and Xianfeng Huang "UAV Project – Building A Reality-based 3D Model of The NUS (National University of Singapore) Campus,." in 33rd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, paper presented at Asian Conference on Remote Sens.,. (11 2012).

2010

  • Qin, R.; Gong, J.; Fan, C. "Multi-frame image super-resolution based on knife-edges." (12 2010).

2007

  • Xiang, X.; Lei, J.; Chen, Y.; Qin, R. et al. "Improved Kinetic Model of Short Term EGFR Signaling Network." in 6th Conference of Biomathematics 2007. (8 2007).

Patents

  • "Home healthcare kit for detection of harmful contaminants indoors."