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Xian Du

Assistant Professor

Xian Du's research focuses on the scale up of advanced manufacturing processes from lab to industry which requires high-precision in-line inspection and pattern recognition technologies for quality control. Micro-scale and nano-scale inspections in a large area with high throughput can facilitate metrology and inspection during manufacturing at low costs and high speeds.

The quantitative assesment of clinical images requires automatic, accurate, and robust computation tools in medical devices for detection and description of biomarkers.

Current Research

1. Online inspection and feedback control of flexible electronics printing process.

2. 3D segmentation and and point pattern matching and tracking of medical images such as a MRI of the muscle.


Academic Background

  • PhD in Manufacturing Systems and Technology from the Singapore-MIT Alliance at the National University of Singapore, 2007
  • CNRS Postdoctoral Fellow at CREATIS lab in France
  • Louisiana EPSCoR RII Fellow at Louisiana Tech University
  • Research scientist at MIT
Xian Du, David Hardt, Brian Anthony, “Real Time Imaging of Invisible Micron-Scale Monolayer Patterns on a Moving Web Using Condensation Figure." IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 10.1109/TIE.2019.2914632.
Xian Du, Jingyang Yan, “Tension prediction using web moving speed and natural vibration frequency.” TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo, AI TechConnect, June 17-19, 2019, BOSTON, MA.
Ina Kundu, Xian Du, and Brian Anthony. "Imaging platforms for registering and analyzing the skin microrelief structure." In Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems XII, vol. 10600, p. 106000U. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2018.
Ian Lee, Xian Du, and Brian Anthony, "Hair segmentation using adaptive threshold from edge and branch length measures." Computers in biology and medicine, vol. 89, pp. 314-324, 2018.
Chao Yang, Liang Li, Sixiong You, Bingjie Yan, and Xian Du, "Cloud computing-based energy optimization control framework for plug-in hybrid electric bus," Energy, vol. 125, pp. 11-26, 2017.
Xian Du, Brian W. Anthony, “Controlled angular and radial scanning for super resolution concentric circular imaging,” Optics Express, vol. 24, no. 20, pp. 22581-22595, 2016 (US patent 20170371142A1, 2017).
Xian Du, Nigel C. Kojimoto, and Brian W. Anthony, “Concentric Circular Trajectory Sampling for Super-Resolution and Image Mosaicing,” Journal of the Optics Society of America A, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 293-304, 2015.
Xian Du, Brian, W. Anthony, “A concentric circle scanning system for large-area and high-precision imaging,” Optics Express, vol. 23, no. 15, pp. 20014-20029, 2015.
Xian Du, Brian W. Anthony, and Nigel C. Kojimoto, “Grid-Based Matching for Full-Field Large-Area Deformation Measurement,” Optics and Lasers in Engineering, vol. 66, pp. 307-309, 2014 (U.S. Patent Application No. 62/061215).
Xian Du, Sumeet Dua, Rajendra U. Acharya, and Chu Kuang Chua, “Classification of Epilepsy Using High-Order Spectra Features and Principle Component Analysis,” Journal of Medical Systems, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 1731-1743, 2012.
Rajendra U. Acharya, Sumeet Dua, Xian Du, Vinitha Sree S, and Chu Kuang Chua, “Automated Diagnosis of Glaucoma Using Texture and Higher Order Spectra Features,” IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, vol. 15, no. 03, pp. 449-455, 2011.
Contact Info

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
S421 Life Science Lab
240 Thatcher Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9292