Professorial Staff

Associate Professor Lihong Zheng


Associate Professor in Computer Science
Wagga Wagga
Building 1, Room 308

Lihong Zheng received her MSc degree on Automation of Industry, Taiyuan University of Technology. She got her PhD degree in Computing of Sciences at Faculty of Information Technology, University of Technology, Sydney. She is a lecturer at School of Computing and Mathematics, Charles Sturt University since June 2008. In recent years, she had one patent and more than twenty referred publications in books, journals and conferences.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • ITC233 Network Engineering 1
  • ITC306 Project Preparation & Professional Practice
  • ITC308 IT Project
  • ITC354 Network Engineering 2
  • ITC359 Advanced Network Technologies
  • ITC511 Network Concepts 1
  • ITC512 Network Concepts 2


Research Focus

  • Computer vision
  • Image analysis
  • Human action recognition
  • Document/Character analysis
  • Machine learning and Robotics
  • Network security

Research Projects:

  • Project "Human gesture recognition"
  • Project " Biomedical image analysis"
  • Project " Efficient low- resolution image segmentation"
  • Project "Learning based boundary/contour extraction"
  • Project "Efficient character segmentation on ANPR"

Current Research Students

  • Bin Liang(PhD) (Principle Supervisor)
  • Grey Miller(DIT)  (Principle Supervisor)
  • Sabih Rehman (PhD)  (Co-Supervisor)
  • Hami Aksu (DIT) (Co-Supervisor)
  • Hasen Ali(DIT)  (Co-Supervisor)

Past Research Students

  • Nesa Mouzehkesh Pirborj(PhD, CS), completed in 2014
  • Adrian Letchford (PhD, CS), completed in 2013
  • Benjamin Lloyd (Honours), completed in 2009

Potential PhD Students

If you are interested in doing research in Machine Learning & Computer Vision, please contact

Professional Activities

  • Member of ACS, IEEE

Grants and Awards

  • A pipe walking robot ZL 95 1 00242.2 IPCN. B25J11/00, 1999
  • Faculty of Business, CSU seed grant for Efficient Character Segmentation on ANPR
    Year: 2009
  • ARC Linkage Project for RTA Heavy Vehicle Monitoring Project
    Year: 2006/2008
  • ARC discovery project for A Novel System for Surveillance of Moving Objects
    Year: 2004-2006
  • China General Administration of Sport Grants for Wrestling Training Robot
    Year: 2003/2004
  • National Nature Science Foundation of Shanxi for High Accuracy Measurement Technology of Area CCD
    Year: 2002/ 2003
  • TYUT Research Grant for High Accuracy Measure System of Magnetic Rings
    Year: 2002/ 2004
  • Development Project of Sanhuan Co. Ltd. China for MB9211Semi-automatic Abrasive Flow machine
    Year: 2000
  • Development Project of Sanhuan Co. Ltd. China for No Contact Measurement System of Ceramic Substrate
    Year: 2000
  • Development Project of Sanhuan Co. Ltd. for Automatic sorting robot of ceramic substrate
    Year: 2000

Selected Publications (from 2010)

Book Chapter
  • Lihong Zheng, X. He, and T. Hintz, 'Comparison of SVMs in Number Plate Recognition', in book progress in Pattern Recognition', Springer, pp.152-160 , July 2007.
Refereed Journal Articles
  • Bin Liang, Lihong Zheng, 'Multi-modal Spatio-temporal Pyramid Matching for 3D Human Action Recognition ', IEEE Transaction of  Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence(TPAMI), 2015 (submitted)
  • Nesa Mouzehkesh, Tanveer Zia, Saman Shafigh, and Lihong Zheng, "Dynamic Backoff Scheduling of Low Data Rate Applications in Wireless Body Area Networks", Journal of Wireless Networks, (in press) 2015. (ID: WINE-D-14-00272R2 )
  • Bin Liang and Lihong Zheng, 'Gesture Recognition from One Example Using Depth Images', Lecture Notes on Software Engineering (ISSN:2301-3559), vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 339-343, 2013.
  • Md. Musfequs Salehin, Lihong Zheng, and Junbin Gao, 'Automated Diagnostic System for Laryngeal Hemiplegia using Endoscopic Image',  International Journal of Signal Processing Systems,  Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 79-83,  June 2013.doi: 10.12720/ijsps.1.1.79-83.
  • Sabih-Ur Rehman, M. Arif Khan, Tanveer Zia, and Lihong Zheng, 'Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANETs) An Overview and Challenges ', Journal of Wireless Networking and Communications, Volume 3, Number 3, pp. 29-38 , 2013.
  • Farid, Mahboubeh, Wah June Leong, and Lihong Zheng. "A new diagonal gradient-type method for large scale unconstrained optimization." UNIVERSITY POLITEHNICA OF BUCHAREST SCIENTIFIC BULLETIN-SERIES A-APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS 75.1 (2013): 57-64.
  • Lihong Zheng, Xiangjian He, 'An Algorithm for Accuracy Enhancement of License Plate Recognition'. Journal of Computer and System Sciences – Elsevier, doi: 10.1016/j.jcss.2012.05.006, 2012. (Q2,IF 1.0).
  • Xinwei Jiang, Junbin Gao, Tianjiang Wang and Lihong Zheng, 'Supervised Latent Linear Gaussian Process Latent Variable Model for Dimensionality Reduction'. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Part B. 2012. Vol.4 2 (6), pp. 1620 – 1632. Doi: 10.1109/TSMCB.2012.2196995.
  • Farid, Mahboubeh, Wah June Leong, and Lihong Zheng. "Accumulative approach in multistep diagonal gradient-type method for large-scale unconstrained optimization." Journal of Applied Mathematics 2012 (2012).
  • Adrian Letchford, Junbin Gao and Lihong Zheng, 'Filtering Financial Time Series by Least Squares', International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics. doi: 10.1007/s13042-012-0081-0, pp. 1-6, 2012.
  • Lihong Zheng, Xiangjian He, A system for licence plate recognition using a hierarchically combined classifier, the International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications (IJISTA), Inderscience. Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 189 -202. 2011 (ISSN : 1740-8873).
Refereed Conferences
  • Bin Liang, Lihong Zheng, 'A Survey on Human Action Recognition Using Depth Sensors', The International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA), 23 – 25 Nov. 2015, Adelaide, Australia (accepted)
  • Bin Liang, Lihong Zheng, 'Spatio-Temporal Cuboid Pyramid Matching for Action Recognition Using Depth Maps', The International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2015, 27 – 30 Sept. 2015, Canada.
  • Md. Musfequs Salehin, Lihong Zheng, and Junbin Gao, 'Conics Detection Method based on Pascal's Theorem', The 11th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISAPP), 27 – 29 Feb. 2015, Germany.
  • Bin Liang, Lihong Zheng, 'Multi-modal Gesture Recognition Using Skeletal Joints and Motion Trail Model ', European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), September 6-12, 2014. Zurich.
  • Bin Liang, Lihong Zheng, '3D Motion Trail Model based Pyramid Histograms of Oriented Gradient for Action Recognition', the 22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition(ICPR), Stockholm, August, 2014.
  • Adrian Letchford, Junbin Gao and Lihong Zheng,  'Smoothing Security Prices', the 22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition(ICPR2014), Stockholm, August 2014.
  • Bin Liang, Lihong Zheng, 'Three Dimensional Motion Trail Model for Gesture Recognition', ICCVW2013,
  • Md. Musfequs Salehin, Lihong Zheng and Junbin Gao, 'Automatic Segmentation of Equine Larynx for Diagnosis of Laryngeal Hemiplegia', CMLS2013, Sydney. AIP Conf. Proc. 1559, 230 (2013)
  • Nesa Mouzehkesh Pirborj, Tanveer Zia, Saman Shafigh and Lihong Zheng, 'Light-Weight History-Based Medium Access Control (MAC) Protocol for Wireless Body Area Networks', 7th International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST 2013), Wellington NZ, 3-5 December 2013
  • Nesa Mouzehkesh Pirborj, Tanveer Zia, Saman Shafigh and Lihong Zheng, 'Dynamic Delayed Medium Access Control (MAC) Protocol with Fuzzy Technique for Wireless Body Area Networks', IEEEBSN 2013.
  • Sabih-Ur Rehman, Tanveer Zia, and Lihong Zheng, 'A Border Base Directional Routing (BBDR) Protocol for VANETs', The 2012 International Conference on Broadband and Biomedical Communications, 2012.
  • Sabih-Ur Rehman, Tanveer Zia, and Lihong Zheng, 'A virtualized framework for implementation of a realistic Vehicular Ad-hoc Network', the 7th International Conference on Broadband Communications & Biomedical Applications (2012).
  • Adrian Letchford, Junbin Gao and Lihong Zheng, 'Optimizing The Moving Average', the 2012 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2012).
  • Lihong Zheng and Xiangjian He, 'Character Segmentation for License Plate Recognition by K-means Algorithm', Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2011, Volume 6979/2011, 444-453, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-24088-1_46.
  • Adrian Letchford, Junbin Gao and Lihong Zheng, 'Penalized Least Squares for Smoothing Financial Time Series' the 24th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Dec. 2011.
  • Lihong Zheng, Junbin Gao, and Xiangjian He, 'Efficient Character Segmentation on Car License Plates', Control Automation Robotics & Vision (ICARCV), 2010 11th International Conference on  ICARCV2010. pp. 1139 – 1144, 2010.
  • Lihong Zheng, Xiangjian He,, 'Accuracy Enhancement for License Plate Recognition', 10th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, 2010 (CIT 2010), pp. 511-516, 2010.

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