Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Yang
University of Twente
SUG - Scene Understanding Group
Assistant Professor
Hengelosestraat 99
phone: +31 53 489 2916
fax: +31 53 487 4335
Michael Yang left the Institut für Informationsverabeitung.
Publications and research activities from the time after the departure are not listed here.

Email: yang(at)

Michael Ying Yang studied Communication Engineering at Sichuan University, China. From 2005 to 2008, he studied Communication and Information System at Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, where he received Ms.Eng. in 07/2008.

From 2008 to 2012, he was a Research Assistant at Department of Photogrammetry, Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation, Universität Bonn. He was involved in the DFG project 'Semi-automatic generation of highly detailed textured building models', which is part of the Sino-German bundle project 'Interoperation of 3D Urban Geoinformation'. He received the Dr.-Ing. (summa cum laude) in 12/2011 with PhD thesis 'Hierarchical and Spatial Structures for Interpreting Images of Man-made Scenes Using Graphical Models'.

Since 05/2012, he works as PostDoc at the Institute for Information processing (TNT), Leibniz Universität Hanover. His research interests include multiple object tracking and cosegmentation, graphical models, and classification.

Research Interests

  • Probabilistic Graphical Models
  • Scene Understanding
  • Object Segmentation and Tracking
  • Digital Photogrammetry


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  • Conference Contributions
    • Michael Ying Yang, Yu Qiang, Bodo Rosenhahn
      A global-to-local framework for infrared and visible image sequence registration
      IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, accpeted for publication, January 2015
    • Michael Ying Yang, Bodo Rosenhahn
      Video Segmentation with Joint Object and Trajectory Labeling
      IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, IEEE, March 2014
    • Oliver Müller, Michael Y. Yang, Bodo Rosenhahn
      Slice Sampling Particle Belief Propagation
      IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), pp. 1129--1136, Sydney, Australia, December 2013
    • Michael Ying Yang, Wolfgang Förstner, Dengfeng Chai
      International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences; Proc. of 22nd Congress of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), pp. 513-518, Melbourne, August 2012
    • Michael Ying Yang, Wolfgang Förstner
      A Hierarchical Conditional Random Field Model for Labeling and Classifying Images of Man-made Scenes
      ICCV Workshop on Computer Vision for Remote Sensing of the Environment , IEEE, p. 196 – 203, 2011
    • Michael Ying Yang, Wolfgang Förstner
      Regionwise Classification of Building Facade Images
      Photogrammetric Image Analysis (PIA2011), p. 209 – 220, 2011
  • Journals
    • W. Huang, X. Gong, Michael Ying Yang
      Joint object segmentation and depth upsampling
      Signal Processing Letters, IEEE, Vol. 22, No. 2, p. 192–196, 2015
    • Saif Al-shaikhli, Michael Yang, Bodo Rosenhahn
      Multi-Region Labeling and Segmentation Using a Graph Topology Prior and Atlas Information in Brain Images
      Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics Journal (CMIG), Elsevier, Vol. 38, No. 8, pp. 725-734, December 2014, edited by Stephen Wong, Ph.D., P.E. (Impact Factor: 1.588)
    • Muhammad Shoaib, Michael Ying Yang, Bodo Rosenhahn, Jörn Ostermann
      Estimating layout of cluttered indoor scenes using trajectory based priors
      Image and Vision Computing, December 2014
    • Michael Ying Yang, Yanpeng Cao, John McDonald
      Fusion of camera images and laser scans for wide baseline 3D scene alignment in urban environments
      ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Vol. 66, No. 6, pp. S52-S61, 2011
Other activities

Professional Activities

  • Since 2009    Member of German Association for Pattern Recognition (DAGM)
  • 2012-2016    Secretary of ISPRS WG III/3 ‘Image Sequence Analysis