About Me

I am a PhD student in the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science at Peking University. I am with the Institute of Digital Media under the supervision of Prof. Tiejun Huang and Prof. Yonghong Tian.


Shi Y, Tian YH, Wang Y, Zeng W, Huang T. Learning long-term dependencies for action recognition with abiologically-inspired deep network, in International Conference on Computer Vision. Venice, Italy: IEEE; 2017:716-725. 访问链接Abstract
Despite a lot of research efforts devoted in recent years, how to efficiently learn long-term dependencies from sequences still remains a pretty challenging task. As one of the key models for sequence learning, recurrent neural network (RNN) and its variants such as long short term memory (LSTM) and gated recurrent unit (GRU) are still not powerful enough in practice. One possible reason is that they have only feedforward connections, which is different from the biological neural system that is typically composed of both feedforward and feedback connections. To address this problem, this paper proposes a biologically-inspired deep network, called shuttleNet. Technologically, the shuttleNet consists of several processors, each of which is a GRU while associated with multiple groups of hidden states. Unlike traditional RNNs, all processors inside shuttleNet are loop connected to mimic the brain's feedforward and feedback connections, in which they are shared across multiple pathways in the loop connection. Attention mechanism is then employed to select the best information flow pathway. Extensive experiments conducted on two benchmark datasets (i.e UCF101 and HMDB51) show that we can beat state-of-the-art methods by simply embedding shuttleNet into a CNN-RNN framework.
Shi Y, Tian YH, Wang Y, Huang T. Sequential Deep Trajectory Descriptor for Action Recognition with Three-stream CNN. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia [Internet]. 2017. 访问链接Abstract
Learning the spatial-temporal representation of motion information is crucial to human action recognition. Nevertheless, most of the existing features or descriptors cannot capture motion information effectively, especially for long-term motion. To address this problem, this paper proposes a long-term motion descriptor called sequential Deep Trajectory Descriptor (sDTD). Specifically, we project dense trajectories into two-dimensional planes, and subsequently a CNN-RNN network is employed to learn an effective representation for long-term motion. Unlike the popular two-stream ConvNets, the sDTD stream is introduced into a three-stream framework so as to identify actions from a video sequence. Consequently, this three-stream framework can simultaneously capture static spatial features, short-term motion and long-term motion in that video. Extensive experiments were conducted on three challenging datasets: KTH, HMDB51 and UCF101. Experimental results show that our method achieves state-of-the-art performance on the KTH and UCF101 datasets, and is comparable to the state-of-the-art methods on the HMDB51 dataset.
Shi Y, Wang Y, Zeng W, Huang T. Learning Deep Trajectory Descriptor for Action Recognition in Videos using Deep Neural Networks, in IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME).; 2015. PaperAbstract
Human action recognition is widely recognized as a challenging task due to the difficulty of effectively characterizing human action in a complex scene. Recent studies have shown that the dense-trajectory-based methods can achieve state-of-the-art recognition results on some challenging datasets. However, in these methods, each dense trajectory is often represented as a vector of coordinates, consequently losing the structural relationship between different trajectories. To address the problem, this paper proposes a novel Deep Trajectory Descriptor (DTD) for action recognition. First, we extract dense trajectories from multiple consecutive frames and then project them onto a canvas. This will result in a “trajectory texture” image which can effectively characterize the relative motion in these frames. Based on these trajectory texture images, a deep neural network (DNN) is utilized to learn a more compact and powerful representation of dense trajectories. In the action recognition system, the DTD descriptor, together with other non-trajectory features such as HOG, HOF and MBH, can provide an effective way to characterize human action from various aspects. Experimental results show that our system can statistically outperform several state-of-the-art approaches, with an average accuracy of 95:6% on KTH and an accuracy of 92.14% on UCF50.