Research

My research is in the area of image analysis for remote sensing. During my graduate studies in Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, I worked on ways to improve the effectiveness of using computers to analyze satellite images. This helps automate the process of getting useful information out of satellite imagery, which is essential now that there is so much satellite data that manual interpretation becomes very time consuming and labor intensive. Example application areas include sea ice monitoring for both scientists (to help understand global climate) and ship operators (for safer navigation) and also crop and agricultural monitoring.

During my work terms at the Hospital for Sick Children, I worked in the area of MRI imaging as a research student, where I had the opportunity to be thoroughly confused by K-space. I have since become enlightened enough to confuse other people about it.

Scroll down for a non-technical overview of my research work and my list of publications. The PDFs on this page are low resolution off-prints of the article based on the last-submitted revision.

I have also written some tutorials that should be useful for researchers and academics that use MATLAB and LaTeX.

Refereed journal publications

Refereed conference publications

  • Peter Yu, D. A. Clausi, R. De Abreu, and T. Agnew. Combining AMSR-E and QuikSCAT image data to improve sea ice classification. In 5th IAPR Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Remote Sensing, Tampa, FL, USA, Dec. 7, 2008.
  • D. A. Clausi, A. K. Qin, M. S. Chowdhury, Peter Yu, and P. Maillard. MAGIC: MAp-Guided Ice Classification system for operational analysis. In 5th IAPR Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Remote Sensing, Tampa, FL, USA, Dec. 7, 2008.
  • A. Euerby, M. Neiman, S. Swanson, C. Denis, B. Best, T. Gevaert, C. Wilson, Peter Yu, and J. Zelek. The MAGLET - A new electrical outlet for the elderly. In R. Merrell and R. Cooper, editors, Proc. Fourth IASTED International Conference on Telehealth and Assistive Technologies, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Apr. 2008. This was the project of one of the undergraduate design teams that I supervised as a TA for SYDE 361.
  • M. McLarty, E. Migicovsky, P. Srikantha, A. Gopal, P. Marchwica, C. Gawne, Peter Yu, and J. Zelek. A reminder system for memory loss. In R. Merrell and R. Cooper, editors, Proc. Fourth IASTED International Conference on Telehealth and Assistive Technologies, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Apr. 2008. This was the project of one of the undergraduate design teams that I supervised as a TA for SYDE 361.

Thesis

Non-refereed publications

  • P. Yu, D. A. Clausi, A. K. Qin, M. S. Chowdhury and P. Maillard. “MAGIC 2.0 : MAp-Guided Ice Classification System”, IPY Canada Early Results Workshop, Ottawa, ON, Canada, Feb 16 - 18, 2010.
  • P. Yu, D. A. Clausi, and T. Agnew. Combining Quikscat with AMSR-E for sea ice classification. In Workshop of Variability and Change in the CRYospheric SYStem in Canada (CRYSYS), Toronto, ON, Canada, Feb. 22 - 24, 2006.
  • T. Agnew, J. Vandeweghe, and P. Yu. Estimating sea-ice transport using the Advanced Sensor Microwave Imager (AMSR). In 8th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography at the 85th AMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, Jan. 9 - 13, 2005.

Research organizations where I have worked

Academic Activities

  • Reviewer, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 2012
  • Reviewer, Pattern Recognition Letters, 2010
  • Organizing committee, Biomedical Imaging and Computer Vision Workshop (http://rousseau.uwaterloo.ca/~bicv/), University of Waterloo, 2007

About Peter Yu I am a research and development professional with expertise in the areas of image processing, remote sensing and computer vision. I received BASc and MASc degrees in Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo. My working experience covers industries ranging from district energy to medical imaging to cinematic visual effects. I like to dabble in 3D artwork, I enjoy cycling recreationally and I am interested in sustainable technology. More about me...

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