About


I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the School of Computer Science at University of Birmingham. Before joining Birmingham, I was fortunate to work as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Biomedical Image Analysis (BioMedIA) group and the Visual Geometry Group (VGG) at the University of Oxford, advised by Prof Alison Noble and Prof Andrew Zisserman. I obtained my PhD in Computer Science from City University of Hong Kong, advised by Prof Qingxiong Yang and Prof Rynson W. H. Lau. I have been lucky to work as a visiting scholar in the Image Formation and Processing(IFP) group at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), advised by Prof Thomas S. Huang. I was also lucky to work with Dr Linchao Bao as an intern at Tencent AI Lab. My research interests include Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Medical Imaging. I am particularly interested in learning better representations by exploring auxiliary from different modalities and reducing the dependency on supervisions, with application to vision and healthcare problems.

I am looking for self-motivated PhD students (as well as PostDoc, Master students, RAs, Visiting students/researchers, etc.). Please drop me an email if you are interested in working with me!

News

Feb 2022:   Will be serving as an Area Chair for ACM MM 2022, please consider contributing your work to the conference!
Feb 2022:   I joined the University of Birmingham as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
Oct 2021:   One paper is accepted to NeurIPS 2021 Workshop (MedNeurIPS) about explainability of self-supervised learning in medical imaging
Oct 2021:   One paper is accepted to BMVC 2021 about achieving equivariance to transformations in deep networks
Oct 2021:   Proud to receive the Outstanding Reviewer Award (top 8%) from NeurIPS 2021
Sep 2021:   One paper is accepted to NeurIPS 2021 about self-supervised visual representation learning via implicitly borrowing attention from transformers
Jul 2021:   One paper is accepted to ICCV 2021
Jun 2021:   Proud to be an Outstanding Reviewer for CVPR 2021
May 2021:   One paper accepted to T-PAMI, in which we show state-of-the-art performance on weakly-supervised semantic segmentation across different supervision levels
Jan 2021:   One paper accepted to T-PAMI, with state-of-the-art performance on self-supervised video representation learning
Nov 2020:   Will be serving as a Senior PC for IJCAI 2021
Oct 2020:   Proud to be an Outstanding Reviewer for MICCAI 2020
Jun 2020:   Proud to be an Outstanding Reviewer for ECCV 2020

Publications


Quantised Transforming Auto-Encoders: Achieving Equivariance to Arbitrary Transformations in Deep Networks
Jianbo Jiao, João F. Henriques
British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), 2021
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Presentation] [Project]

Explainability of Self-Supervised Representation Learning for Medical Ultrasound Video
Kangning Zhang, Jianbo Jiao, Alison Noble
Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems Workshop (MedNeurIPS), 2021
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Poster]

Self-Supervised Video Representation Learning by Uncovering Spatio-temporal Statistics
Jiangliu Wang*, Jianbo Jiao*, Linchao Bao, Shengfeng He, Wei Liu, Yunhui Liu (*Equal contribution)
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (T-PAMI), 2021
This paper subsumes our preliminary work presented at CVPR 2019, with ~30% performance improvement!
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Code]

Revitalizing CNN Attentions via Transformers in Self-Supervised Visual Representation Learning
Chongjian Ge, Youwei Liang, Yibing Song, Jianbo Jiao, Jue Wang, Ping Luo
Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), 2021
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Project] [OpenReview] [Media Coverage]

Scene Context-Aware Salient Object Detection
Avishek Siris, Jianbo Jiao, Gary K.L. Tam, Xianghua Xie, Rynson W.H. Lau
IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2021
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Code and Dataset]

Facial Anatomical Landmark Detection using Regularized Transfer Learning with Application to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Recognition
Zeyu Fu, Jianbo Jiao, Michael Suttie, Alison Noble
IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI), 2021
[PDF] [BibTeX]

Affinity Attention Graph Neural Network for Weakly Supervised Semantic Segmentation
Bingfeng Zhang, Jimin Xiao, Jianbo Jiao, Yunchao Wei,Yao Zhao
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (T-PAMI), 2021
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Code]

Multi-View Face Synthesis via Progressive Face Flow
Yangyang Xu, Xuemiao Xu, Jianbo Jiao, Keke Li, Cheng Xu, Shengfeng He
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (T-IP), 2021
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Code]

Self-Supervised Contrastive Video-Speech Representation Learning for Ultrasound
Jianbo Jiao, Yifan Cai, Mohammad Alsharid, Lior Drukker, Aris Papageorghiou, Alison Noble
International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Oral Presentation (Early Acceptance), 2020
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Presentation Video] [Graphical Abstract] [MICCAI Daily Coverage, Best of MICCAI 2020 Coverage]

Unified Image and Video Saliency Modeling
Richard Droste*, Jianbo Jiao*, Alison Noble (*Equal contribution)
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), Spotlight Presentation, 2020
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Short Video] [Long Video] [More Results] [Project]

Self-Supervised Video Representation Learning by Pace Prediction
Jiangliu Wang, Jianbo Jiao, Yun-Hui Liu
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2020
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Short Video] [Long Video] [Code]

Self-Supervised Ultrasound to MRI Fetal Brain Image Synthesis
Jianbo Jiao, Ana Namburete, Aris Papageorghiou, Alison Noble
IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (T-MI), 2020
This paper subsumes our preliminary work presented at MICCAI-MLMI 2019.
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Code]

Self-Supervised Representation Learning for Ultrasound Video
Jianbo Jiao, Richard Droste, Lior Drukker, Aris Papageorghiou, Alison Noble
IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), 2020
[PDF] [BibTeX]

Tactile Sketch Saliency
Jianbo Jiao, Ying Cao, Manfred Lau, Rynson W.H. Lau
ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM), 2020
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Data & Code]

Inferring Attention Shift Ranks of Objects for Image Saliency
Avishek Siris, Jianbo Jiao, Gary K.L. Tam, Xianghua Xie, Rynson W.H. Lau
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2020
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Presentation Video] [Project] [Dataset]

When AWGN-based Denoiser Meets Real Noises
Yuqian Zhou, Jianbo Jiao, Haibin Huang, Yang Wang, Jue Wang, Honghui Shi, Thomas S. Huang
AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Spotlight Presentation, 2020
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Code] [GIMP-ML]

Cross-Task Representation Learning for Anatomical Landmark Detection
Zeyu Fu, Jianbo Jiao, Michael Suttie, Alison Noble
International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Workshop on MLMI, 2020
[PDF] [BibTeX]

Differentiating Operator Skill During Routine Fetal Ultrasound Scanning Using Probe Motion Tracking
Yipei Wang, Richard Droste, Jianbo Jiao, Harshita Sharma, Lior Drukker, Aris T. Papageorghiou, Alison Noble
International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Workshop on ASMUS & PIPPI, 2020
[PDF] [BibTeX]

FormNet: Formatted Learning for Image Restoration
Jianbo Jiao, Wei-Chih Tu, Ding Liu, Shengfeng He, Rynson Lau, Thomas S. Huang
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (T-IP), 2020
This paper subsumes our preliminary work presented at CVPRW 2017.
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Code]

Connecting Image Denoising and High-Level Vision Tasks via Deep Learning
Ding Liu, Bihan Wen, Jianbo Jiao, Xianming Liu, Zhangyang Wang, Thomas S. Huang
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (T-IP), 2020
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Code]

Anatomy-Aware Self-Supervised Fetal MRI Synthesis from Unpaired Ultrasound Images
Jianbo Jiao, Ana Namburete, Aris Papageorghiou, Alison Noble
International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Workshop on Machine Learning in Medical Imaging (MLMI), Oral Presentation, 2019
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Presentation]

Geometry-Aware Distillation for Indoor Semantic Segmentation
Jianbo Jiao, Yunchao Wei, Zequn Jie, Honghui Shi, Rynson W.H. Lau, Thomas S. Huang
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2019
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Code]

Self-Supervised Spatio-temporal Representation Learning for Videos by Predicting Motion and Appearance Statistics
Jiangliu Wang, Jianbo Jiao, Linchao Bao, Shengfeng He, Yunhui Liu, Wei Liu
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2019
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Code]

Ground-Aware Point Cloud Semantic Segmentation for Autonomous Driving
Jian Wu, Jianbo Jiao, Qingxiong Yang, Zheng-Jun Zha, Xuejin Chen
ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM), Oral Presentation, 2019
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Project]

Few-shot Breast Cancer Metastases Classification via Unsupervised Cell Ranking
Jiaojiao Chen, Jianbo Jiao, Shengfeng He, Guoqiang Han, Jing Qin
IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (T-CBB), 2019
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Code]

Stereoscopic Image Generation from Light Field with Disparity Scaling and Super-Resolution
Tao Yan, Jianbo Jiao, Wenxi Liu, Rynson W.H. Lau
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (T-IP), 2019
[PDF] [BibTeX]

Referring Image Segmentation by Generative Adversarial Learning
Shuang Qiu, Yao Zhao, Jianbo Jiao, Yunchao Wei, Shikui Wei
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (T-MM), 2019
[PDF] [BibTeX]

Look Deeper into Depth: Monocular Depth Estimation with Semantic Booster and Attention-Driven Loss
Jianbo Jiao, Ying Cao, Yibing Song, Rynson W.H. Lau
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Code]

Task-Driven Webpage Saliency
Quanlong Zheng, Jianbo Jiao, Ying Cao, Rynson W.H. Lau
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Project]

Delving into Salient Object Subitizing and Detection
Shengfeng He, Jianbo Jiao, Xiaodan Zhang, Guoqiang Han, Rynson W.H. Lau
IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017
[PDF] [BibTeX]

Joint Image Denoising and Disparity Estimation via Stereo Structure PCA and Noise-Tolerant Cost
Jianbo Jiao, Qingxiong Yang, Shengfeng He, Shuhang Gu, Lei Zhang, Rynson W. H. Lau
International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), 2017
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Code] [Data]

FormResNet: Formatted Residual Learning for Image Restoration
Jianbo Jiao, Wei-Chih Tu, Shengfeng He, Rynson W. H. Lau
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshop (NTIRE), Oral Presentation, 2017
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Code] [Slides] [Poster]

A Hand Pose Tracking Benchmark From Stereo Matching
Jiawei Zhang, Jianbo Jiao, Mingliang Chen, Liangqiong Qu, Xiaobin Xu, Qingxiong Yang
IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Oral Presentation, 2017
[PDF] [Tech Report] [BibTeX] [Data: Dropbox, OneDrive]

Color Image Guided Boundary-inconsistent Region Refinement for Stereo Matching
Jianbo Jiao, Ronggang Wang, Wenmin Wang, Dagang Li, Wen Gao
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (T-CSVT), 2015
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Code]

Local Stereo Matching with Improved Matching Cost and Disparity Refinement
Jianbo Jiao, Ronggang Wang, Wenmin Wang, Shengfu Dong, Zhenyu Wang, Wen Gao
IEEE Multimedia, 2014
[PDF] [BibTeX]

Cost-Volume Filtering-Based Stereo Matching with Improved Matching Cost and Secondary Refinement
Jianbo Jiao, Ronggang Wang, Wenmin Wang, Shengfu Dong, Zhenyu Wang, Wen Gao
IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), Oral Presentation (Best Student Paper candidate), 2014
[PDF] [BibTeX] [Slides] [Poster] [demo]

Teaching

2022 - (Computer Science @ Birmingham)

   Computer Vision and Imaging
   Robot Vision

2018 - 2022 (Engineering Science @ Oxford)

   Deep Learning Module at HDS-CDT-2020 Cohort
   4th Year Undergraduate Project
   CDT Short-term Projects

2015 - 2018 (CS @ CityU)

    Computer Graphics (CS4182/CS5182)
    Multimedia Technologies and Applications (CS4185/CS5185)
    Computer Vision for Interactivity (CS4187)
    Computer Programming (CS2311)

2012 - 2015 (ECE @ PKU)

    Digital Media Software and System Development (04703920)
    Fundamentals of Digital Media Technology (04713901)

Services

Co-Chair / Organizing Committee:

   25th UK Conference on Medical Image Understanding and Analysis (MIUA 2021) 

Area Chair

   ACM International Conference on Multimedia 2022 (ACM MM) 
   Vision And Learning SEminar (VALSE) 

Conference Reviewer:

   ICLR 2022, NeurIPS 2021 (Outstanding Reviewer), CVPR 2021 (Outstanding Reviewer), IJCAI 2021 (Senior Program Committee member), AAAI 2021, WACV 2021, CVPR 2020, ECCV 2020 (Outstanding Reviewer), MICCAI 2020 (Outstanding Reviewer), AAAI 2020, IJCAI 2020, ACCV 2020, ICCV 2019 (Outstanding Reviewer), CVPR 2019, MICCAI 2019, Pacific Graphics 2018

Journal Reviewer:

   IEEE T-PAMI, T-IP, T-MI, T-NNLS, T-CSVT, T-Cybernetics, T-MM, Multimedia, Signal Processing Letters; Springer IJCV, Neurocomputing, Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (Outstanding Reviewer), Computer Vision and Image Understanding, Computer Graphics Forum