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N2RPP: An Adversarial Network to Rebuild Plantar Pressure for ACLD Patients

May 08, 2018
Yi Zhang, Zhengfei Wang, Guoxiong Xu, Hongshi Huang, Wenxin Li

Foot is a vital part of human, and lots of valuable information is embedded. Plantar pressure is one of which contains this information and it describes human walking features. It is proved that once one has trouble with lower limb, the distribution of plantar pressure will change to some degree. Plantar pressure can be converted into images according to some simple standards. In this paper, we take full advantage of these plantar pressure images for medical usage. We present N2RPP, a generative adversarial network (GAN) based method to rebuild plantar pressure images of anterior cruciate ligament deficiency (ACLD) patients from low dimension features, which are extracted from an autoencoder. Through the result of experiments, the extracted features are a useful representation to describe and rebuild plantar pressure images. According to N2RPP's results, we find out that there are several noteworthy differences between normal people and patients. This can provide doctors a rough direction of adjusting plantar pressure to a better distribution to reduce patients' sore and pain during the rehabilitation treatment for ACLD.

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A Model for Medical Diagnosis Based on Plantar Pressure

Feb 28, 2018
Guoxiong Xu, Zhengfei Wang, Hongshi Huang, Wenxin Li, Can Liu, Shilei Liu

The process of determining which disease or condition explains a person's symptoms and signs can be very complicated and may be inaccurate in some cases. The general belief is that diagnosing diseases relies on doctors' keen intuition, rich experience and professional equipment. In this work, we employ ideas from recent advances in plantar pressure research and from the powerful capacity of the convolutional neural network for learning representations. Here, we propose a model using convolutional neural network based on plantar pressure for medical diagnosis. Our model learns a network that maps plantar pressure data to its corresponding medical diagnostic label. We then apply our model to make the medical diagnosis on datasets we collected from cooperative hospital and achieve an accuracy of 98.36%. We demonstrate that the model base on the convolutional neural network is competitive in medical diagnosis.

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A Fusion Method Based on Decision Reliability Ratio for Finger Vein Verification

Dec 17, 2016
Liao Ni, Yi Zhang, He Zheng, Shilei Liu, Houjun Huang, Wenxin Li

Finger vein verification has developed a lot since its first proposal, but there is still not a perfect algorithm. It is proved that algorithms with the same overall accuracy may have different misclassified patterns. We could make use of this complementation to fuse individual algorithms together for more precise result. According to our observation, algorithm has different confidence on its decisions but it is seldom considered in fusion methods. Our work is first to define decision reliability ratio to quantify this confidence, and then propose the Maximum Decision Reliability Ratio (MDRR) fusion method incorporating Weighted Voting. Experiment conducted on a data set of 1000 fingers and 5 images per finger proves the effectiveness of the method. The classifier obtained by MDRR method gets an accuracy of 99.42% while the maximum accuracy of the original individual classifiers is 97.77%. The experiment results also show the MDRR outperforms the traditional fusion methods as Voting, Weighted Voting, Sum and Weighted Sum.

* 5 pages, 6 figures 

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A Multimodal Alerting System for Online Class Quality Assurance

Sep 01, 2019
Jiahao Chen, Hang Li, Wenxin Wang, Wenbiao Ding, Gale Yan Huang, Zitao Liu

Online 1 on 1 class is created for more personalized learning experience. It demands a large number of teaching resources, which are scarce in China. To alleviate this problem, we build a platform (marketplace), i.e., \emph{Dahai} to allow college students from top Chinese universities to register as part-time instructors for the online 1 on 1 classes. To warn the unqualified instructors and ensure the overall education quality, we build a monitoring and alerting system by utilizing multimodal information from the online environment. Our system mainly consists of two key components: banned word detector and class quality predictor. The system performance is demonstrated both offline and online. By conducting experimental evaluation of real-world online courses, we are able to achieve 74.3\% alerting accuracy in our production environment.

* The 20th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education(AIED), 2019 

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Learning to Design Games: Strategic Environments in Reinforcement Learning

May 23, 2018
Haifeng Zhang, Jun Wang, Zhiming Zhou, Weinan Zhang, Ying Wen, Yong Yu, Wenxin Li

In typical reinforcement learning (RL), the environment is assumed given and the goal of the learning is to identify an optimal policy for the agent taking actions through its interactions with the environment. In this paper, we extend this setting by considering the environment is not given, but controllable and learnable through its interaction with the agent at the same time. This extension is motivated by environment design scenarios in the real-world, including game design, shopping space design and traffic signal design. Theoretically, we find a dual Markov decision process (MDP) w.r.t. the environment to that w.r.t. the agent, and derive a policy gradient solution to optimizing the parametrized environment. Furthermore, discontinuous environments are addressed by a proposed general generative framework. Our experiments on a Maze game design task show the effectiveness of the proposed algorithms in generating diverse and challenging Mazes against various agent settings.

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Layout Design for Intelligent Warehouse by Evolution with Fitness Approximation

Nov 14, 2018
Haifeng Zhang, Zilong Guo, Han Cai, Chris Wang, Weinan Zhang, Yong Yu, Wenxin Li, Jun Wang

With the rapid growth of the express industry, intelligent warehouses that employ autonomous robots for carrying parcels have been widely used to handle the vast express volume. For such warehouses, the warehouse layout design plays a key role in improving the transportation efficiency. However, this work is still done by human experts, which is expensive and leads to suboptimal results. In this paper, we aim to automate the warehouse layout designing process. We propose a two-layer evolutionary algorithm to efficiently explore the warehouse layout space, where an auxiliary objective fitness approximation model is introduced to predict the outcome of the designed warehouse layout and a two-layer population structure is proposed to incorporate the approximation model into the ordinary evolution framework. Empirical experiments show that our method can efficiently design effective warehouse layouts that outperform both heuristic-designed and vanilla evolution-designed warehouse layouts.

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ICFVR 2017: 3rd International Competition on Finger Vein Recognition

Jan 04, 2018
Yi Zhang, Houjun Huang, Haifeng Zhang, Liao Ni, Wei Xu, Nasir Uddin Ahmed, Md. Shakil Ahmed, Yilun Jin, Yingjie Chen, Jingxuan Wen, Wenxin Li

In recent years, finger vein recognition has become an important sub-field in biometrics and been applied to real-world applications. The development of finger vein recognition algorithms heavily depends on large-scale real-world data sets. In order to motivate research on finger vein recognition, we released the largest finger vein data set up to now and hold finger vein recognition competitions based on our data set every year. In 2017, International Competition on Finger Vein Recognition(ICFVR) is held jointly with IJCB 2017. 11 teams registered and 10 of them joined the final evaluation. The winner of this year dramatically improved the EER from 2.64% to 0.483% compared to the winner of last year. In this paper, we introduce the process and results of ICFVR 2017 and give insights on development of state-of-art finger vein recognition algorithms.

* 8 pages, 15 figures 

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Artificial Intelligence for Prosthetics - challenge solutions

Feb 07, 2019
Łukasz Kidziński, Carmichael Ong, Sharada Prasanna Mohanty, Jennifer Hicks, Sean F. Carroll, Bo Zhou, Hongsheng Zeng, Fan Wang, Rongzhong Lian, Hao Tian, Wojciech Jaśkowski, Garrett Andersen, Odd Rune Lykkebø, Nihat Engin Toklu, Pranav Shyam, Rupesh Kumar Srivastava, Sergey Kolesnikov, Oleksii Hrinchuk, Anton Pechenko, Mattias Ljungström, Zhen Wang, Xu Hu, Zehong Hu, Minghui Qiu, Jun Huang, Aleksei Shpilman, Ivan Sosin, Oleg Svidchenko, Aleksandra Malysheva, Daniel Kudenko, Lance Rane, Aditya Bhatt, Zhengfei Wang, Penghui Qi, Zeyang Yu, Peng Peng, Quan Yuan, Wenxin Li, Yunsheng Tian, Ruihan Yang, Pingchuan Ma, Shauharda Khadka, Somdeb Majumdar, Zach Dwiel, Yinyin Liu, Evren Tumer, Jeremy Watson, Marcel Salathé, Sergey Levine, Scott Delp

In the NeurIPS 2018 Artificial Intelligence for Prosthetics challenge, participants were tasked with building a controller for a musculoskeletal model with a goal of matching a given time-varying velocity vector. Top participants were invited to describe their algorithms. In this work, we describe the challenge and present thirteen solutions that used deep reinforcement learning approaches. Many solutions use similar relaxations and heuristics, such as reward shaping, frame skipping, discretization of the action space, symmetry, and policy blending. However, each team implemented different modifications of the known algorithms by, for example, dividing the task into subtasks, learning low-level control, or by incorporating expert knowledge and using imitation learning.

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Combining Random Walks and Nonparametric Bayesian Topic Model for Community Detection

Aug 03, 2016
Ruimin Zhu, Wenxin Jiang

Community detection has been an active research area for decades. Among all probabilistic models, Stochastic Block Model has been the most popular one. This paper introduces a novel probabilistic model: RW-HDP, based on random walks and Hierarchical Dirichlet Process, for community extraction. In RW-HDP, random walks conducted in a social network are treated as documents; nodes are treated as words. By using Hierarchical Dirichlet Process, a nonparametric Bayesian model, we are not only able to cluster nodes into different communities, but also determine the number of communities automatically. We use Stochastic Variational Inference for our model inference, which makes our method time efficient and can be easily extended to an online learning algorithm.

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Hierarchical Mixtures-of-Experts for Exponential Family Regression Models with Generalized Linear Mean Functions: A Survey of Approximation and Consistency Results

Jan 30, 2013
Wenxin Jiang, Martin A. Tanner

We investigate a class of hierarchical mixtures-of-experts (HME) models where exponential family regression models with generalized linear mean functions of the form psi(ga+fx^Tfgb) are mixed. Here psi(...) is the inverse link function. Suppose the true response y follows an exponential family regression model with mean function belonging to a class of smooth functions of the form psi(h(fx)) where h(...)in W_2^infty (a Sobolev class over [0,1]^{s}). It is shown that the HME probability density functions can approximate the true density, at a rate of O(m^{-2/s}) in L_p norm, and at a rate of O(m^{-4/s}) in Kullback-Leibler divergence. These rates can be achieved within the family of HME structures with no more than s-layers, where s is the dimension of the predictor fx. It is also shown that likelihood-based inference based on HME is consistent in recovering the truth, in the sense that as the sample size n and the number of experts m both increase, the mean square error of the predicted mean response goes to zero. Conditions for such results to hold are stated and discussed.

* Appears in Proceedings of the Fourteenth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI1998) 

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Gibbs posterior for variable selection in high-dimensional classification and data mining

Oct 31, 2008
Wenxin Jiang, Martin A. Tanner

In the popular approach of "Bayesian variable selection" (BVS), one uses prior and posterior distributions to select a subset of candidate variables to enter the model. A completely new direction will be considered here to study BVS with a Gibbs posterior originating in statistical mechanics. The Gibbs posterior is constructed from a risk function of practical interest (such as the classification error) and aims at minimizing a risk function without modeling the data probabilistically. This can improve the performance over the usual Bayesian approach, which depends on a probability model which may be misspecified. Conditions will be provided to achieve good risk performance, even in the presence of high dimensionality, when the number of candidate variables "$K$" can be much larger than the sample size "$n$." In addition, we develop a convenient Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithm to implement BVS with the Gibbs posterior.

* Annals of Statistics 2008, Vol. 36, No. 5, 2207-2231 
* Published in at the Annals of Statistics ( by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics ( 

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Convergence Rates for Mixture-of-Experts

Nov 01, 2011
Eduardo F. Mendes, Wenxin Jiang

In mixtures-of-experts (ME) model, where a number of submodels (experts) are combined, there have been two longstanding problems: (i) how many experts should be chosen, given the size of the training data? (ii) given the total number of parameters, is it better to use a few very complex experts, or is it better to combine many simple experts? In this paper, we try to provide some insights to these problems through a theoretic study on a ME structure where $m$ experts are mixed, with each expert being related to a polynomial regression model of order $k$. We study the convergence rate of the maximum likelihood estimator (MLE), in terms of how fast the Kullback-Leibler divergence of the estimated density converges to the true density, when the sample size $n$ increases. The convergence rate is found to be dependent on both $m$ and $k$, and certain choices of $m$ and $k$ are found to produce optimal convergence rates. Therefore, these results shed light on the two aforementioned important problems: on how to choose $m$, and on how $m$ and $k$ should be compromised, for achieving good convergence rates.

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Automatically Generating Macro Research Reports from a Piece of News

Nov 21, 2019
Wenxin Hu, Xiaofeng Zhang, Gang Yang

Automatically generating macro research reports from economic news is an important yet challenging task. As we all know, it requires the macro analysts to write such reports within a short period of time after the important economic news are released. This motivates our work, i.e., using AI techniques to save manual cost. The goal of the proposed system is to generate macro research reports as the draft for macro analysts. Essentially, the core challenge is the long text generation issue. To address this issue, we propose a novel deep learning technique based approach which includes two components, i.e., outline generation and macro research report generation.For the model performance evaluation, we first crawl a large news-to-report dataset and then evaluate our approach on this dataset, and the generated reports are given for the subjective evaluation.

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Nuclear Environments Inspection with Micro Aerial Vehicles: Algorithms and Experiments

Mar 14, 2019
Dinesh Thakur, Giuseppe Loianno, Wenxin Liu, Vijay Kumar

In this work, we address the estimation, planning, control and mapping problems to allow a small quadrotor to autonomously inspect the interior of hazardous damaged nuclear sites. These algorithms run onboard on a computationally limited CPU. We investigate the effect of varying illumination on the system performance. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first fully autonomous system of this size and scale applied to inspect the interior of a full scale mock-up of a Primary Containment Vessel (PCV). The proposed solution opens up new ways to inspect nuclear reactors and to support nuclear decommissioning, which is well known to be a dangerous, long and tedious process. Experimental results with varying illumination conditions show the ability to navigate a full scale mock-up PCV pedestal and create a map of the environment, while concurrently avoiding obstacles.

* 10 pages, ISER 2018 

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Multi-sense Definition Modeling using Word Sense Decompositions

Sep 19, 2019
Ruimin Zhu, Thanapon Noraset, Alisa Liu, Wenxin Jiang, Doug Downey

Word embeddings capture syntactic and semantic information about words. Definition modeling aims to make the semantic content in each embedding explicit, by outputting a natural language definition based on the embedding. However, existing definition models are limited in their ability to generate accurate definitions for different senses of the same word. In this paper, we introduce a new method that enables definition modeling for multiple senses. We show how a Gumble-Softmax approach outperforms baselines at matching sense-specific embeddings to definitions during training. In experiments, our multi-sense definition model improves recall over a state-of-the-art single-sense definition model by a factor of three, without harming precision.

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Robustness Meets Deep Learning: An End-to-End Hybrid Pipeline for Unsupervised Learning of Egomotion

Dec 21, 2018
Alex Zihao Zhu, Wenxin Liu, Ziyun Wang, Vijay Kumar, Kostas Daniilidis

In this work, we propose a method that combines unsupervised deep learning predictions for optical flow and monocular disparity with a model based optimization procedure for camera pose. Given the flow and disparity predictions from the network, we apply a RANSAC outlier rejection scheme to find an inlier set of flows and disparities, which we use to solve for the camera pose in a least squares fashion. We show that this pipeline is fully differentiable, allowing us to combine the pose with the network outputs as an additional unsupervised training loss to further refine the predicted flows and disparities. This method not only allows us to directly regress pose from the network outputs, but also automatically segments away pixels that do not fit the rigid scene assumptions that many unsupervised structure from motion methods apply, such as on independently moving objects. We evaluate our method on the KITTI dataset, and demonstrate state of the art results, even in the presence of challenging independently moving objects.

* 10 pages, 6 figures, 6 tables 

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Adaptive Scenario Discovery for Crowd Counting

Dec 06, 2018
Xingjiao Wu, Yingbin Zheng, Hao Ye, Wenxin Hu, Jing Yang, Liang He

Crowd counting, i.e., estimation number of pedestrian in crowd images, is emerging as an important research problem with the public security applications. A key ingredient in the design of crowd counting systems is the construction of counting models while being robust to various scenarios under facts such as camera perspective and physical barriers. In this paper, we present an adaptive scenario discovery framework for crowd counting. The system is structured with two parallel pathways that are trained with different sizes of receptive field to represent different scales and crowd densities. After ensuring that these components are present in the proper geometric configuration, a third branch is designed to adaptively recalibrate the pathway-wise responses by discovering and modeling the dynamic scenarios implicitly. Our system is able to represent highly variable crowd images and achieves state-of-the-art results in two challenging benchmarks.

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Cascaded Detail-Preserving Networks for Super-Resolution of Document Images

Nov 25, 2019
Zhichao Fu, Yu Kong, Yingbin Zheng, Hao Ye, Wenxin Hu, Jing Yang, Liang He

The accuracy of OCR is usually affected by the quality of the input document image and different kinds of marred document images hamper the OCR results. Among these scenarios, the low-resolution image is a common and challenging case. In this paper, we propose the cascaded networks for document image super-resolution. Our model is composed by the Detail-Preserving Networks with small magnification. The loss function with perceptual terms is designed to simultaneously preserve the original patterns and enhance the edge of the characters. These networks are trained with the same architecture and different parameters and then assembled into a pipeline model with a larger magnification. The low-resolution images can upscale gradually by passing through each Detail-Preserving Network until the final high-resolution images. Through extensive experiments on two scanning document image datasets, we demonstrate that the proposed approach outperforms recent state-of-the-art image super-resolution methods, and combining it with standard OCR system lead to signification improvements on the recognition results.

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Supporting interoperability of collaborative networks through engineering of a service-based Mediation Information System (MISE 2.0)

Sep 30, 2015
Frederick Benaben, Wenxin Mu, Nicolas Boissel-Dallier, Anne-Marie Barthe-Delanoë, Sarah Zribi, Herve Pingaud

The Mediation Information System Engineering project is currently finishing its second iteration (MISE 2.0). The main objective of this scientific project is to provide any emerging collaborative situation with methods and tools to deploy a Mediation Information System (MIS). MISE 2.0 aims at defining and designing a service-based platform, dedicated to initiating and supporting the interoperability of collaborative situations among potential partners. This MISE 2.0 platform implements a model-driven engineering approach to the design of a service-oriented MIS dedicated to supporting the collaborative situation. This approach is structured in three layers, each providing their own key innovative points: (i) the gathering of individual and collaborative knowledge to provide appropriate collaborative business behaviour (key point: knowledge management, including semantics, exploitation and capitalization), (ii) deployment of a mediation information system able to computerize the previously deduced collaborative processes (key point: the automatic generation of collaborative workflows, including connection with existing devices or services) (iii) the management of the agility of the obtained collaborative network of organizations (key point: supervision of collaborative situations and relevant exploitation of the gathered data). MISE covers business issues (through BPM), technical issues (through an SOA) and agility issues of collaborative situations (through EDA).

* Enterprise Information Systems, Taylor \& Francis: STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles, 2015, 9 (5-6), pp.556-582 
* \<10.1080/17517575.2014.928949\&gt 

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