Models, code, and papers for "Jianchun Wang":

Model Reduction with Memory and the Machine Learning of Dynamical Systems

Aug 10, 2018
Chao Ma, Jianchun Wang, Weinan E

The well-known Mori-Zwanzig theory tells us that model reduction leads to memory effect. For a long time, modeling the memory effect accurately and efficiently has been an important but nearly impossible task in developing a good reduced model. In this work, we explore a natural analogy between recurrent neural networks and the Mori-Zwanzig formalism to establish a systematic approach for developing reduced models with memory. Two training models-a direct training model and a dynamically coupled training model-are proposed and compared. We apply these methods to the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation and the Navier-Stokes equation. Numerical experiments show that the proposed method can produce reduced model with good performance on both short-term prediction and long-term statistical properties.

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Coherent Point Drift Networks: Unsupervised Learning of Non-Rigid Point Set Registration

Jul 14, 2019
Lingjing Wang, Xiang Li, Jianchun Chen, Yi Fang

Given new pairs of source and target point sets, standard point set registration methods often repeatedly conduct the independent iterative search of desired geometric transformation to align the source point set with the target one. This limits their use in applications to handle the real-time point set registration with large volume dataset. This paper presents a novel method, named coherent point drift networks (CPD-Net), for the unsupervised learning of geometric transformation towards real-time non-rigid point set registration. In contrast to previous efforts (e.g. coherent point drift), CPD-Net can learn displacement field function to estimate geometric transformation from a training dataset, consequently, to predict the desired geometric transformation for the alignment of previously unseen pairs without any additional iterative optimization process. Furthermore, CPD-Net leverages the power of deep neural networks to fit an arbitrary function, that adaptively accommodates different levels of complexity of the desired geometric transformation. Particularly, CPD-Net is proved with a theoretical guarantee to learn a continuous displacement vector function that could further avoid imposing additional parametric smoothness constraint as in previous works. Our experiments verify the impressive performance of CPD-Net for non-rigid point set registration on various 2D/3D datasets, even in the presence of significant displacement noise, outliers, and missing points. Our code will be available at

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Non-Rigid Point Set Registration Networks

Apr 02, 2019
Lingjing Wang, Jianchun Chen, Xiang Li, Yi Fang

Point set registration is defined as a process to determine the spatial transformation from the source point set to the target one. Existing methods often iteratively search for the optimal geometric transformation to register a given pair of point sets, driven by minimizing a predefined alignment loss function. In contrast, the proposed point registration neural network (PR-Net) actively learns the registration pattern as a parametric function from a training dataset, consequently predict the desired geometric transformation to align a pair of point sets. PR-Net can transfer the learned knowledge (i.e. registration pattern) from registering training pairs to testing ones without additional iterative optimization. Specifically, in this paper, we develop novel techniques to learn shape descriptors from point sets that help formulate a clear correlation between source and target point sets. With the defined correlation, PR-Net tends to predict the transformation so that the source and target point sets can be statistically aligned, which in turn leads to an optimal spatial geometric registration. PR-Net achieves robust and superior performance for non-rigid registration of point sets, even in presence of Gaussian noise, outliers, and missing points, but requires much less time for registering large number of pairs. More importantly, for a new pair of point sets, PR-Net is able to directly predict the desired transformation using the learned model without repetitive iterative optimization routine. Our code is available at

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Two-Stream CNN with Loose Pair Training for Multi-modal AMD Categorization

Jul 28, 2019
Weisen Wang, Zhiyan Xu, Weihong Yu, Jianchun Zhao, Jingyuan Yang, Feng He, Zhikun Yang, Di Chen, Dayong Ding, Youxin Chen, Xirong Li

This paper studies automated categorization of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) given a multi-modal input, which consists of a color fundus image and an optical coherence tomography (OCT) image from a specific eye. Previous work uses a traditional method, comprised of feature extraction and classifier training that cannot be optimized jointly. By contrast, we propose a two-stream convolutional neural network (CNN) that is end-to-end. The CNN's fusion layer is tailored to the need of fusing information from the fundus and OCT streams. For generating more multi-modal training instances, we introduce Loose Pair training, where a fundus image and an OCT image are paired based on class labels rather than eyes. Moreover, for a visual interpretation of how the individual modalities make contributions, we extend the class activation mapping technique to the multi-modal scenario. Experiments on a real-world dataset collected from an outpatient clinic justify the viability of our proposal for multi-modal AMD categorization.

* accepted by MICCAI 2019 

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