PhD Candidate

SketchX Lab
Computer Vision Group
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS, UK
E-mail: q.yu at qmul.ac.uk

I am a fourth year Ph.D. student in Computer Vision Group at Queen Mary University of London, co-supervised by Dr. Tao Xiang and Dr. Yi-Zhe Song. My research focuses on sketch recognition and sketch-based image retrieval. I am also interested in machine learning and human computer interaction.

Before joining the Computer Vision Group of QMUL, I graduated from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications with a B.S. in Telecommunications Engineering with Management in July 2014.



[1] Deep Spatial-Semantic Attention for Fine-Grained Sketch-Based Image Retrieval.

Jifei Song*, Qian Yu*, Yi-Zhe Song, Tao Xiang and Timothy M. Hospedales.
International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017
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[2] Sketch-a-Net: a Deep Neural Network that Beats Humans.

Qian Yu, Yongxin Yang, Feng Liu, Yi-Zhe Song, Tao Xiang and Timothy M. Hospedales.
International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), May 2017
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[3] Sketch Me that Shoe.

Qian Yu, Feng Liu, Yi-Zhe Song, Tao Xiang, Timothy M. Hospedales, Chen Change Loy.
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016 (Oral)
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[4] Sketch-a-Net that Beats Humans.

Qian Yu, Yongxin Yang, Yi-Zhe Song, Tao Xiang, Timothy M. Hospedales.
British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), 2015 (Best Science Paper)
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