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Xin Chen

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Contact

2145 Sheridan Road
Tech
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

312-894-7481Email Xin Chen

Website

Xin Chen's website


Departments

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Education

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Research Interests

Dr. Xin Chen is a Senior Research Scientist in the Research and Development Division of Location and Commerce, NOKIA (formerly NAVTEQ), the world leader in premium digital map, traffic and location data. Xin leads his team in automation of next generation map making using computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, and image processing technologies. He supervises employees, interns and teams of academic collaborators at institutions such as Carnegie Mellon University, University of Wisconsin at Madison, University of Notre Dame and Columbia University. He manages several initiatives to evaluate technology and corporations to determine their value and he has experience pitching and performing government-funded research involving various aspects of 3D Mapping, Automatic Target Recognition and biometrics-related projects. Xin’s current work at NAVTEQ focuses on automatic creation of 3D visual products. During his time at NAVTEQ, he has been awarded 1 U.S Patent, 20 invention development awards and 2010 and 2011 IMPACT awards (the most prestigious award at NAVTEQ to recognize employees making outstanding contributions).

Xin currently teaches a “Geospatial Vision and Visualization” course at the undergraduate and graduate levels as an adjunct professor and Ph.D. advisor in the Computer Science Department of the Illinois Institute of Technology. This course focuses on mobile LIDAR technologies and 3D data processing and visualization. Xin is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department of Northwestern University. On the academic front, Xin has been invited to speak on next generation map making technologies at various top-notch U.S. universities. He has numerous publications in pattern recognition, GIS, computer vision and multimedia and has patents pending. Xin has served as a program chair and on the committee for several international conferences and workshops


Selected Publications

    Academic Publications

    ACM SIG SPATIAL GIS CUP 2014: Constrained Generalization. Siva Ravada, Xin Chen, Zhi Liu, Xi Zhang, ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 2014

    Learning Synthetic Models for Roof Style Classification in Point Clouds. Xi Zhang, Gady Agam and Xin Chen, ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 2014

    Textured Mesh Generation of Extracted Regions from Urban Range-Scanned LIDAR Data. Alexandri Zavodny, Patrick Flynn and Xin Chen, Workshop on Hot Topics in 3D Multimedia in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) 2011

    City-Scale Landmark Identification on Mobile Devices. David Chen, Georges Baatz, Kevin Koeser, Sam Tsai, Ramakrishna Vedantham, Timo Pylvanainen,kimmo Roimela, Xin Chen, Jeff Bach, Marc Pollefeys, Bernd Girod, Radek Grzeszczuk, IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2011

    A Multimedia Approach to Visualize and Interact with Large Scale Mobile LIDAR Data. James Lynch, Xin Chen and Roger Hui, Technical Demo, ACM Multimedia 2010

    Denoising vs. Deblurring: HDR Imaging Techniques Using Moving Cameras. Li Zhang, Alok Deshpande and Xin Chen, IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2010

    Tag Dictionaries and Its Applications. Qingxiong Yang, Bing Jian and Xin Chen, Industrial and Technical Demo, ACM SIGMM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval (MIR) 2010

    Next Generation Map Making: Geo-referenced Ground-level LIDAR Point Clouds for Automatic Retro-reflective Road Feature Extraction. Xin Chen, Matei Stroila, Ruisheng Wang, Brad Kohlmeyer, Narayanan Alwar and Jeff Bach, ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 2009

    Region Extraction in Large-scale Urban LIDAR Data. Alexandri Zavodny, Patrick Flynn and Xin Chen, International Workshop on 3-D Digital Imaging and Modeling in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2009

Patents

U.S. Patents

35 U.S. Patent Applications Filed and Pending from June 2013 to present in Big Geospatial Data Analysis and Visualization, Machine Learning, and Computer Vision (Details Available Upon Request)

U.S. Patent 8,953,838, Detection Ground Geographic Features in Images Based on Invariant Components, Xin Chen, Xiangheng Yang, 2015

U.S. Patent 8,896,686, Determining A Geometric Parameter from a Single Image, Xin Chen, Xiangheng Yang, Roger Hui, and Narayanan Alwar, 2014

U.S. Patent 8,854,453, Determining geographic position information from a single image, Xin Chen, Xiangheng Yang, Roger Hui, and Narayanan Alwar, 2014

U.S. Patent 8,761,435, Detecting geographic features in images based on invariant components, Xin Chen, 2014

U.S. Patent 8,699,755, Determining travel path features based on retroreflectivity, Matei Stroila, Xin Chen, Masha Kamali, Victor Lu, 2014

U.S. Patent 8,086,071, System and method for revealing occluded objects in an image dataset, Xin Chen and William Gale, 2010