Dr. Xin Sun (孙鑫)


Department of Computer Science and Technology
Ocean University of China
Email: sunxin@ouc.edu.cn; sunxin1984@ieee.org
Address: Road 238 Songling, Qingdao, P.R. China, 266100
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2015.12 - now Associate professor Vision Lab, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
2016.02 - 2017.02 Postdoctoral fellow Supervisor: Prof. Prof. Dr. Christian Böhm, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany (Times. Rank 29)
2013.08 - 2016.06 Postdoctoral fellow Supervisor: Prof. Junyu Dong, Vision Lab, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
2013.09 - 2015.11 Lecturer Vision Lab, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
2010.09 - 2013.07 Ph.D Supervisor: Prof. Yanheng Liu, College of Computer Science and Technology, Jilin University, China
2012.08 - 2013.02 Visiting student Supervisor: Prof. Prof. Pasi Fränti, School of Computing, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
2007.09 - 2010.07 M.S.c Supervisor: Prof. Yanheng Liu, College of Computer Science and Technology, Jilin University, China
2003.09 - 2007.07 B.S.c College of Computer Science and Technology, Jilin University, China

Research Interests

Feature Selection
Social Computing
Complex Networks
Feature selection is one of the fundamental problems in the fields of machine learning, pattern recognition and statistics. In my research works, information theory and game theory are applied in feature selection, aiming at finding a good feature subset which produces higher classification accuracy. I also like to apply feature selection algorithms for cancer diagnosis.
Social computing is the research of information technologies and digital media as social and cultural phenomena, such as recommendation systems, interests pre -diction and social network analysis. Computing with spatial trajectories is a fairly young and dynamic research field. I will devote myself to trajectories clustering, classification and prediction.
Many things around us can be described as networks: the web of friendships, the internet connection, chains of historical events. This information tells us not only how the network has formed, but more also how dynamical systems (worm speading, information flow, etc) behaves. I devoted myself to find a mathematical model for spreading dynamics of social network worms.

Research Projects


Master students Bioinfomatics (Spring semester for graduate student), Complex networks: theory and applications (Spring semester for graduate student)
Undergraduates Principles of Computer Organization (Spring semester for undergraduate students), Introduction to Web Technology (Summer semester for undergraduate students)


PhD candidates (Co-supervise with Prof. Junyu Dong) Lau Lima, Yuting Yang ,Qiong Li
Master students (Directly supervise) Yongbo Yu, Changrui Chen, Wenlong Yao, Changgang Wang, Zenghui Song, Fei Zhou, Xinyan Luo, Lipeng Liu, Zhenhua Li, Junyu Shi, Jianping Yang, Zhenhua Li, Lipeng Liu
(Co-supervise with Prof. Junyu Dong) Shuai Han, Tongtong Zhang, Ruiying Yin, Lina Wang, Hao Liu, Xueying Ma, Jing Cao

Academic Activities

TPC member

The 2018 15th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing

The 2013, 2014International Workshop on Connected Vehicles and Vehicular Networks

Reviewer for journals Knowledge-based Systems (elsevier),Neural Computing and Applications (Springer),Journal of Biomedical Informatics (elsevier), Neurocomputing (Elsevier) 
Memberships IEEE Member, ACM Member, CCF Member 


    Journal Publications

  1. Xin Sun, Junyu Shi, Lipeng Liu, Junyu Dong, Claudia Plant, Xinhua Wang, Huiyu Zhou. Transferring Deep Knowledge for Object Recognition in Low-quality Underwater Videos, Neurocomputing, 275 (2018) 897–908. (IF:3.317)
  2. Yuting Yang, Junyu Dong, Xin Sun, Estanislau Lima, Quanquan Mu, Xinhua Wang. A CFCC-LSTM Model for Sea Surface Temperature Prediction, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 15(2), 2017, pp. 207-211. (IF : 2.761)
  3. Xin Sun, Fei Zhou, Junyu Dong, Feng Gao, Quanquan Mu, Xinhua Wang. Encoding Spectral and Spatial Context Information for Hyperspectral Image Classification, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 14(12), 2017, pp. 2250-2254. (IF : 2.761)
  4. Estanislau Lima, Xin Sun*, Yuting Yang, Junyu Dong*. Application of deep convolutional neural networks for ocean front recognition, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing , 2017, 11(4): 042610. (IF : 1.107)
  5. Qin Zhang, Hui Wang, Junyu Dong, Guoqiang Zhong, Xin Sun. Prediction of Sea Surface Temperature using Long ShortTerm Memory, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters,14(10), 2017: 1745-1749 (IF : 2.761)
  6. Estanislau Lima, Xin Sun*, Junyu Dong, Hui Wang, Yuting Yang and Lipeng Liu. Learning and Transferring Convolutional Neural Network Knowledge to Ocean Front Recognition. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters , 14(3), pp. 354-358. (IF:2.228)
  7. Yuting Yang, Junyu Dong, Xin Sun*, Redouane Lguensat, Muwei Jian; Xinhua Wang. Ocean Front Detection From Instant Remote Sensing SST Images, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 13(12), pp. 1960-1964  (IF:2.228).
  8. Xin Sun, Junyu Dong, Ruichun Tang, Mantao Xu, Lin Qi, Yang Cai. Topological Evolution of Virtual Social Networks by Modeling Social Activities, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 433(1), 2015: 259–267 (IF:1.732).
  9. Xin Sun, Junyu Dong, Mantao Xu, Shengke Wang and Cui Xie. Interacting Gene Selection Via Cooperative Game Analysis for Cancer Diagnosis. Bio-medical materials and engineering 24, no. 6 (2014): 3771-3778. (IF : 1.091)
  10. Xin Sun, Yanheng Liu, Da Wei, et al. Selection of Interdependent Genes via Dynamic Relevance Analysis for Cancer Diagnosis, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 40(2), 2013:252-258. (IF:2.131).
  11. Xin Sun, Yanheng Liu, Mantao Xu, et al. Feature selection using dynamic weights for classificationKnowledge-Based Systems, 37(2013):541–9, (IF:4.104)
  12. Xin Sun, Yanheng Liu, Jianqi Zhu, et al. Feature evaluation and selection with cooperative game theory, Pattern Recognition, 45(8), 2012: 2992-3002. (IF:2.632)
  13. Xin Sun, Yanheng Liu, Bin Li, et al. Mathematical model for spreading dynamics of social network worms, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, 2012. 2012(04): p. P04009. (IF:1.866)
  14. Xin Sun, Yanheng Liu, Jin Li, et al. Using cooperative game theory to optimize the feature selection problemNeurocomputing. 97(2012):86–93. (IF:1.634)
  15. Xin Sun, Yanheng Liu, Jianqi Zhu, et al. Research on simulation and modeling of social network worm propagation, Chinese Journal of Computers, (7), 2011: 1252-1261.
  16. Yanheng Liu, Xin Sun, Jian Wang, et al.. Email-worm propagation with user behavior and network topology, Journal of Jilin University (Engineering and Technology Edition), 40(6):1655-1622, 2010.
  17.  Hui-Ling Chen, Chang-Cheng Huang, Xin-Gang Yu, Xin Xu, Xin Sun, Gang Wang, Su-Jing Wang, An efficient diagnosis system for detection of Parkinson’s disease using fuzzy k-nearest neighbor approach, Expert Systems With Applications 40 (2013) 263-271.
  18. Ting Wang, Junyu Dong, Xin Sun, Shu Zhang and Shengke Wang. Automatic Recognition of Facial Movement for Paralyzed Face. Bio-medical materials and engineering 24, no. 6 (2014): 2751-2760.
  19. Wang, Shengke, Junyu Dong, Xin Sun, Jian Wu, and P. Zou, "Probabilistic Index Maps Model Based Embryo Images Segmentation," Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics, vol. 5, pp. 317-321, 2015. (SCI)
  20. Wang, Shengke, Long Chen, Zixi Zhou, Xin Sun, Junyu Dong. "Human Fall Detection in Surveillance Video Based on Pcanet." Multimedia Tools and Applications,  (2015): 1-11.
  21. Kunhao Wang, Zhiwen Xu, Ning Wang, Ye Tian, Xin Sun, Yonggang Ma. Analysis of microRNA and gene networks in human chronic myelogenous leukemia. Molecular medicine reports, 2016. 13(1): p. 453-460. (SCI)
  22. Yanheng Liu, Feipeng Li, Xin Sun, Jianqi Zhu. Social network model based on the transmission of information, Journal of communication, 2013,(4):1-9
  23.  Wenju Yuan, Xin Sun, Feipeng Li, et al. Topology generation algorithm for P2P Network, Computer Engineering, 37(18), 2011:56-58.
  24.  Wenju Yuan, Feipeng Li, Xin Sun, Feng Fu, Yanheng Liu. Topology modeling algorithm for weighted directed network based on triad formation rule, Journal of Computer Applications, 31(3), 2011:591-593.
  25.  Jianqi Zhu, Yanheng Liu, Xv Yang, Xin SunDynamic game based intrusion response model, Journal of Computational Information Systems, 6(7), 2010: 2199-2211.
  26. Yanheng Liu, Feng Fu, Jianqi Zhu, Xin SunDoS detection model base on alive entropy, Journal of Jilin University (Engineering and Technology Edition), (4)2011:1059-1064.
  27. Yuxin Xie, Yanheng Liu, Jianqi Zhu, Xin Sun, Feng Fu. Intrusion detection model based on distributed integrated learning, Computer Engineering, 37(13), 2011:104-106.

    Conference Papers

  1. Wei Ye, Linfei Zhou, Xin Sun, Claudia Plant, Christian Böhm. Attributed Graph Clustering with Unimodal Normalized Cut, European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases(ECML PKDD 2017), September 18 - 22, 2017, Skopje, Macedonia
  2. Xin Sun, Lipeng Liu, and Junyu Dong. Underwater Image Enhancement with Encoding- Decoding Deep CNN Networks, 2017 IEEE 14th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, August 4 to August 8, 2017 East Bay of Silicon Valley, California, USA
  3. Xin Sun, Jianping Yang, Changgang Wang, Junyu Dong , Xinhua Wang. Low-contrast Underwater Living Fish Recognition Using PCANet, 2017 9th International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing, October 14-16, 2017, Qingdao, China
  4. Xin Sun, Junyu Shi, Junyu Dong, Xinhua Wang. Fish Recognition from Low-resolution Underwater Images, Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on Image and Signal Processing, BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, Oct. 15-17, 2016, Datong, China. pp.479-484 (EI)
  5. Muwei Jian, Qiang Qi, Junyu Dong, Xin Sun, Yujuan Sun, Kin-Man Lam: Saliency detection using quatemionic distance based weber descriptor and object cues. APSIPA 2016: 1-4
  6. Xin Sun, Yanheng Liu, Jian Wang. Impact of Human Factors on Email Worm Propagation. Proceedings of the 1st IEEE Symposium on Web Society, Aug. 23-24,2009, Lanzhou, Gansu, China.pp.102-107. (EI)
  7. Xin Sun, Yanheng Liu, Jian Wang. Modeling Email Worm Propagation Using Game Theory. Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimedia Information Networking and Security, Nov. 18-20, 2009, Wuhan, China. pp. 388-392. (EI)
  8. Yujuan Sun, Muwei Jian, Shengke Wang, Xin Sun. 3D reconstruction from single texture image based on patch matching and optimization. Proceedings of the 2015 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA). 2015. IEEE.
  9. Xin Xu, Yanheng Liu, Aimin Wang, Gang Wang, Xin Sun, Huiling Chen, A new adaptive bacterial swarm algorithm, International Conference on Natural Computation, 2012, pp. 991-995. (EI)
  10. Jian Wang, Yanheng Liu, Xin Sun, Yu Jiao. Modeling Cascading Failures in Congested Internet, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference for Young Computer Scientists, Nov. 18-21, 2008, Hunan, China.pp.1499-1504. (EI)
  11. Feipeng Li, Yanheng Liu, Xin Sun. Modeling algorithm for the topology of weighted directed network based on the triad formation rule, Proceedings of International Conference on Network Computing and Information Security, 2011.5, pp: 189-193. (EI)


  1. Yong Wang, Guoqiang Zhong, Xin Sun: Introduction to Machine Learning. China Machine Press, 2016. (Translation)

Honors AND Awards

  1. Excellent Teacher of Ocean University of China (2015)
  2. Prize for The Outstanding Contribution: College of Information Science and Engineering, Ocean University of China (2015)
  3. Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Jilin Province: Research on Feature Selection for Machine Learning (2015)
  4. NVIDIA CUDA Trainer Certification (2015)
  5. Sino-German (CSC-DAAD) Postdoc Scholarship Program (2015)
  6. NVIDIA Academic Hardware Grant (Tesla K40) awarded by NVIDIA (2015)
  7. Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Jilin University: Research on Feature Selection for Machine Learning (2014)
  8. Excellent Graduate (Doctor) Student Award in Jilin University (2013)
  9. National Scholarship for Graduate students (2012)
  10. Scholarship from Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window Project funded by the EU (2012)
  11. Huawei Scholarship (2012)
  12. Program for Doctoral Student Excellent Talents in Jilin University(2012-2013)
  13. Twenty-sixth Graduate “Elite Cup” Academic Achievements Contest Special class Prize of Jilin University (2011)
  14. Excellent Graduate (Master) Student Award in Jilin University (2010)
  15. Jilin University Outstanding graduate student Scholarship (2008)
  16. Jilin University Outstanding Student Scholarship (2006)

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