Faculty Profile
  Zhongfu Ye
Department: Department of Electronic Engineering & Information Science
Mailing Address:
Department of Electronic Engineering & Information Science,University of Science and Technology of China, 443 Huangshan Rd, Hefei, Anhui, PR China
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Research Profile

Ye Zhongfu, born in Dec. 1959 in Tongcheng, Anhui, was enrolled in Dept. of Radio Engineering of Hefei University of Technology in 1978 and obtained bachelor’s degree in 1982. After graduation he worked in Hefei Pen Factory and was promoted as assistant engineer in 1983. He was enrolled in Hefei University of Technology in 1983 for master program in Signal, Circuit and System and obtained master’s degree in 1986. After graduation he taught in Hefei University of Technology and was promoted as lecturer in 1987. He was enrolled in USTC in 1992 for Ph.D. program in Signal and Information Processing (division of Array Signal Processing) and obtained doctoral degree in 1995. He has been teaching and researching in USTC since graduation and was appointed as professor and Ph.D. supervisor in 2000. From Feb.1999 to Mar.2005, he was the deputy director and secretary of party branch of Division of Science and Technology of USTC.
He is currently the director of Signal Statistics and Processing Research Center of USTC, head of discipline of Signal and Information Processing of USTC, concurrent Ph.D. supervisor of Institute of Electronics of CAS, guest professor of Shantou University, member of editorial board of Journal of Communications, Acta Armamentar and Journal of Data Acquisition and Processing, reviewer for IEEE, IET, international conferences and national academic journals,member of the Committee of Instrument Science and Control Technology, Chinese Association of Higher Education, and member of the Committee of Photonics, Chinese Society of Astronautics. 
His main research areas are array signal processing, speech/audio signal processing, image analysis and processing. In recent years he has undertaken over 30 research projects including National Ninth Five-year Major Science Project “Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fibre Spectroscopy Telescope,LAMOST” and projects of National Natural Science Foundation, and has made high level research achievements, published over 200 academic papers on national and international major journals and important international conferences like IEEE, IET, PASP, PASA, Acta Electronica Sinica. He applied for 2 patents in USA, and the research achievement of super-resolution array processing won the Third Prize of Science and Technology Progress Award of Anhui Institution of Higher Education.
He teaches the courses “Statistical Signal Analysis",“Signal Detection and Estimation" and "Higher Order Spectral Analysis." The course “Statistical Signal Analysis" was honored as Excellent Curriculum of university level in 2008 and provincial level in 2009. “Statistical Signal Processing”, with him as the chief editor, was selected into Eleventh Five-year National Plan Course Books for Higher Education, Eleventh Five-year National Key Books, Excellent Books for Higher Education by Ministry of Education in 2009 and Excellent Course Books of USTC. Course Construction and Achievements of “Statistical Signal Analysis” won the Second Prize of CAS Teaching Award in 2008. He won the Chu Yuet Wah Award for Outstanding Teachers of CAS, Excellent Supervisor Award of USTC and the 3rd “Ordinary Fund for Education” of USTC in 2009. 
Under his supervision, 4 postdoctoral fellows, 23 Ph.D. students, 36 master students and a number of undergraduates have gradated with honors. Currently he has 14 Ph.D. students and 15 master students under his supervision. Six of his Ph.D. students won CAS President Award. Four of his Ph.D. students won CAS Chu Yuet Wah Award for Outstanding Doctoral Students. Under his supervision, his student wang Chao won Anhui Excellent Doctoral Dissertations Award, Xiang Li and  Du Bing won the first Anhui Excellent Master Thesis Award. 
He was invited for times to work in Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of Hong Kong, and did technological research in Japan and Australia in 2002.
Selected Publications
1) Supervised Monaural Speech Enhancement Using Complementary Joint Sparse Representations , IEEE Signal Processing Letters , 2016 , Vol.23, No.2
2) Sequential DOA Estimation Method for Multi-Group Coherent Signals , Signal Processing , 2017 , Vol.130
3) Scale Invariant static hand-postures detection using Extended Higher-order Local Autocorrelation features , International Journal of Computer Applications , 2016 , Vol.135,No.5
4) Continuous sign language recognition using level building based on fast hidden markov model , Pattern Recognition Letters , 2016 , Vol 78, No. 15
5) A Higher Order Subspace Algorithm for Multichannel Speech Enhancement , IEEE Signal Processing Letters , 2015 , Vol. 22, No. 11
6) Robust Adaptive Beamforming with a Novel Interference-Plus-Noise Covariance Matrix Reconstruction Method , IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing , 2015 , Vol.63, No.7
7) A Robust Time-frequency Decomposition Model for Suppression of Mixed Gaussian-impulse Noise in Audio Signals , IEEE Trans on Audio,Speech and Language Processing , 2015 , Vol.23, No.1
8) Single-Channel Speech Separation using Sequential Discriminative Dictionary Learning , Signal Processing , 2015 , Vol.106
9) Learning a discriminative dictionary for single-channel speech separation , IEEE Trans.on Audio,Speech and Language Processing , 2014 , Vol.22, No.7
10) Knowledge-aided robust adaptive beamforming with small snapshots , Electronics Letters , 2013 , Vol.49, No.20
11) DOA Estimation for Noncircular Signals in the Presence of Mutual Coupling , Signal Processing , 2014 , Vol. 105
12) Widely linear MVDR beamformers for noncircular signals based on time-averaged second-order noncircularity coefficient estimation, , IEEE Trans on Vehicular Technology , 2013 , Vol.62, No.7
13) DOA Estimation for Sparse Array via Sparse Signal Reconstruction , IEEE Trans on Aerospace and Electronic Systems , 2013 , Vol.49, No.2
14) DOA Estimation for Wideband Signals based on Sparse Signal Reconstruction using Prolate Spheroidal Wave Functions , Signal Processing , 2014 , Vol.96, Part B
15) A Hadamard Product based method for DOA estimation and Gain-Phase error calibration , IEEE Trans on Aerospace and Electronic Systems , 2013 , Vol.49, No.2
16) A Sky-Subtraction Algorithm for LAMOST Using Two-Dimensional Sky-Background Modeling , PASA , 2012 , Vol.29, No.1
17) DOA estimation based on fourth-order cumulants in the presence of sensor gain-phase errors , Signal Processing , 2013 , Vol.93, No.9
18) Improved decision-based detail-preserving variational method for removal of random-valued impulse noise , IET Image Processing , 2012 , Vol.6, No.7
19) Supervised Single-Channel Speech Enhancement Using Ratio Mask with Joint Dictionary Learning , Speech Communication , 2016 , Vol.82
20) A Compressed Sensing Approach to Blind Separation of Speech Mixture Based on a Two-Layer Sparsity Mode , IEEE Trans on Audio,Speech and Language Processing , 2013 , Vol.21, No.5
21) A Sparse Recovery Algorithm for DOA Estimation using Weighted Subspace Fitting , Signal Processing , 2012 , Vol.92, No.10
22) Profile recovery for LAMOST fiber spectral data with low SNR via improved time-frequency peak filtering , Optik-International Journal for Light and Electron , 2016 , Vol.127
23) A restoration algorithm for images contaminated by mixed Gaussian plus random-valued impulse noise , Journal of Visual Communication and Image Represen , 2013 , Vol.24, No.3
24) A Source Enumeration Method Based on Subspace Orthogonality and Bootstrap Technique , Signal Processing , 2013 , Vol.93, No.4
25) Linear Precoder Optimization for MIMO Systems with Joint Power Constraints , IEEE Trans on Communications , 2012 , Vol.60, No.8
26) DOA Estimation Based on Sparse Signal Recovery Utilizing Weighted l1-norm Penalty , IEEE Signal Processing Letters , 2012 , Vol.19, No.3
27)  A New Method of Wavelength Calibration for LAMOST by Combining Short- and Long-Exposure Spectral Lines , PASA , 2012 , Vol.29, No.1
28) DOA Estimation for Mixed Signals in the Presence of Mutual Coupling , IEEE Trans on Signal processing , 2009 , Vol.57, No. 9
29) Range and Direction of Arrival Estimation of Near-Field Sources in Sensor Arrays using Differential Evolution Algorithm , International Journal of Computer Applications , 2016 , Vol 139, No 4
30) 2-D DOA Estimation in The Presence of Mutual Coupling , IEEE Trans on Antennas and Propagation , 2008 , Vol.56, No.10
31) Magnetic Resonance Imaging reconstruction using a modified descent-type alternating direction method , International Journal of Imaging Systems and Tec , 2016 , Vol. 26, No. 1,
32) Wideband DOA Estimation from the Sparse Recovery Perspective for the Spatial-Only Modeling of Array Data , Signal Processing , 2012 , Vol.92, No.5
33) 2D DOA Estimation by Exploiting the Symmetric Configuration of Uniform Rectangular Array , IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation , 2012 , Vol.6, No.5
34) On the Resiliency of MUSIC Direction Finding Against Antenna Sensor Coupling , IEEE Trans on Antennas and Propagation , 2008 , Vol.56, No.2
35) Finger estimation method for hand gesture recognition , Journal of Mathematical and Computational Science , 2016 , Vol.6,No.6
36) Fiber Spectrum Extraction for LAMOST Based on 2-D Exponential Polynomial Model , Experimental Astronomy , 2012 , Vol.33, No.1
37) Spectrum extraction for 2-D fiber spectrum images based on 2-D Gaussian model , PASA , 2011 , Vol.28, No.4
38) DOA Estimation by Exploiting the Symmetric Configuration of Uniform Linear Array , IEEE Trans on Antennas and Propagation , 2007 , Vol.55, No.12
39) A Novel Hand Pose Estimation Using Discriminative Deep Model and Transductive Learning Approach for Occlusion Handling and Reduced Discrepancy , IEEE International Conference on Computer and Comm , 2016 ,
40) On Spatial Smoothing for DOA Estimation of Coherent Signals in the Presence of Unknown Mutual Coupling , IET Signal Processing , 2011 , Vol.5, No.4
41) An Efficient Profile Detection Method for Fiber Spectrum Images with Low SNR Based on Wigner Bispectrum , PASA , 2011 , Vol.28, No.2
42) Off-grid DOA Estimation using Array Covariance Matrix and Block-sparse Bayesian Learning , Signal Processing , 2014 , Vol.98
43) Widely linear minimum dispersion beamforming for sub-Gaussian noncircular signals , Signal Processing , 2016 , Vol.122
44) Brightness preserving histogram equalization with maximum entropy: a variational perspective , IEEE Trans on Consumer Electronics , 2005 , Vol.51, No.4
45) Estimation of 2-D DOA for Uncorrelated and Coherent Signals with Low Complexity , IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation , 2010 , Vol.4, No.4
46) A Rank-Reduction Based 2-D DOA Estimation Algorithm for Three Parallel Uniform Linear Arrays , Signal processing , 2016 , Vol. 2
47) An improved method of spectrum extraction based on 2-D Gauss model for LAMOST , Experimental Astronomy , 2013 , Vol.36, No.1
48) Wavelength calibration by combining arc and night sky lines for LAMOST , Experimental Astronomy , 2010 , Vol.28, Issue 2
49) An Extended TOPS Algorithm Based on Incoherent Signal Subspace Method , Signal Processing , 2010 , Vol.90
50) Adaptive Wavelength Calibration Algorithm for LAMOST , PASA , 2010 , Vol.27, No.3
51) Exponential Polynomial Fitting for Fibre Spectrum CCD Profiles , PASA , 2010 , Vol.27, No.3
52) Autocalibration Algorithm for Mutual Coupling of Planar Array , Signal Processing , 2010 , Vol.90, Issue 3
53) An Efficient DOA Estimation Method in Multipath Environment , Signal Processing , 2010 , Vol.90, Issue 2
54) Pretreatment for 2D Astronomical Spectrum Images with Low S/N before the Spectra Extracting , PASP , 2009 , Vol.121
55) DOA Estimation for Uniform Linear Array with Mutual Coupling , IEEE Trans on Aerospace and Electronic Systems , 2009 , Vol.45, No. 1
56) Particle Swam Optimization Algorithm for Crack Shape Reconstruction in Magnetic Flux Leakage Nondestructive Testing , NDT & E International , 2009 , Vol.24, No. 1-2
57)  Flux Extraction Based on Radial Basic Function for LAMOST , PASP , 2009 , Vol.121
58) Estimation of Fading Coefficients in the Presence of Multipath Propagation , IEEE Trans on Antennas and Propagation , 2009 , Vol.57, No. 7
59) An Efficient Greedy Scheduler for Zero-Forcing Dirty-Paper Coding , IEEE Trans on Communications , 2009 , Vol.57, No.7
60) Power Allocation for Maximizing the Minimum Rate with QoS-Constraints , IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology , 2009 , Vol.58, No.9
61) Detection of Cosmic-ray Hits for Single Spectroscopic CCD Images , PASP , 2008 , Vol.120
62) DOA Estimation With Circular Array Via Spatial Averaging Algorithm , IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters , 2007 , Vol.6, No.1
63) An Image Cutout Algorithm that Models User Intentions , IEEE MultiMedia , 2007 , Vol.14, No.3
64) Method of DOA Estimation for Uncorrelated, Partially Correlated and Coherent Sources , IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation , 2007 , Vol.1, No.4
65) First-order fusion of volumetric medical imagery , IEE Proceedings-Vision,Image & Signal Processing , 2006 , 2006,153(2)
66) A Deflation Approach to Direction of Arrival Estimation for Symmetric Uniform Linear Array , IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters , 2006 , Vol.5, No.1
67) 一种基于二维算法的新颖的多目标光纤光谱数据处理流程 , 天文学报 , 2016 , Vol.57, No.1
68) 未知互耦下双基地MIMO 雷达阵列DOD 和DOA 估计算法 , 数据采集与处理 , 2016 , Vol 31, No. 4
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