• Dr. Yuzhong Shen received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Fudan University, M.S. in Computer Engineering from Mississippi State University, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware. Dr. Shen joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2006. His research interests include signal and image processing, visualization and computer graphics and modeling and simulation. He is also affiliated with Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center(VMASC).Prior to joining Old Dominion University, Dr. Shen had worked as an engineer and as a senior engineer at Weifang Hua-Guang Technologies, a research assistant at National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Computational Field Simulation at Mississippi State University, a research assistant at the University of Delaware, and a senior research scientist at Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2018 Assessment of spatiotemporal fusion algorithms for planet and worldview imagesSensors.
    2017 Parallel implementations of structural similarity based no-reference image quality assessmentAdvances in Engineering Software. 372-379.
    2016 SiGMA: A software framework for integrating advanced mathematical capabilities in serious game developmentAdvances in Engineering Software. 319-325.
    2011 Active Cardiac Model and Its Application on Structure Detection from Early Fetal Ultrasound SequencesComputerized Medical Imaging and Graphics.
    2011 An Automated Diagnostic System of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Based on Object GrowingArtificial Intelligence in Medicine. 199-209.
    2011 Speckle Reduction of Ultrasound Images Based on Rayleigh-trimmed Anisotropic Diffusion FilterPattern Recognition Letters. 1516-1526.
    2009 System Integration between Three-Dimensional Motion Software and Hydraulic Stewart SimulatorASEE Journal of Engineering Technology.
    2008 Fetal Abdominal Contour Extraction and Measurement in Ultrasound ImagesUltrasound in Medicine & Biology. 169-182.
    2008 Noise Reduction and Edge Detection via Kernel Anisotropic DiffusionPattern Recognition Letters. 1496-1503.
    2006 Fast Adaptive Optimization of Weighted Vector Median FiltersIEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. 2497-2510.
    Prediciton of Brain Tumor Progression Using Multiple Histogram Matched MRI ScansSPIE Medical Imaging. 7.


    Year Title
    2018 A Framework for Designing Smarter Serious GamesSmart Universities: Concepts, Systems, Research. Springer.
    2011 Games for LearningUnintended Consequences of Technology: Worldwide Perspective.

    Conference Papers

    Year Title
    2017 Deep Learning for Pulmonary Nodule CT Image Retrieval—An Online Assistance System for Novice Radiologists.  1112.
    2017 Overview of game and content design for a mobile game that will prepare students in calculus and physics prerequisites to the engineering curriculum
    2016 A Toolkit for Presenting Advanced Mathematics in Serious Games
    2015 Teaching Robot Kinematics for Engineering Technology Students Using a Visualized Three-Dimensional Robot and a Camera
    2014 A Virtual Lab for Programmable Logic Controller Wiring in Automation Control
    2011 Prediction of Brain Tumor Progression using a Machine Learning Technique
    2010 Prediction of Brain Tumor Progression using a Machine Learning Technique
    2009 Multi-frame Super-resolution Based on Motion Vector Processing and Kernel Constrained Convex Set Projection.  8.
    2008 A Survey of Computerized Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring and Interpretation Techniques.  8.
    2008 MRI Brain Tumor Segmentation Using a Region Growing Method Based on Adaptive Thresholds.  6.
    2008 Modeling and Visualization of Complex Moon Craters.  7.
    2008 Polar Stratospheric Cloud Visualization: Volume Reconstruction from Intersecting Curvilinear Cross Sections.  12.
    2008 Public Transit Modeling in Cube TP+ and Voyager.  8.
    2008 Redesign of the Stewart Flight Simulator Platform with Real-Time Sensing and Actuation.  1-16.
    2008 Synthesizing High-resolution Terrains with Craters.  6.
    2007 A Study of Visualization for Mathematics Education.  8.
    2007 Aerial Image Enhancement Based on Estimation of Atmospheric Effects.  529-532.
    2007 Automatic Extraction of Road Network Topology from Shapefiles for Transportation and GIS Applications.  8.
    2007 Automatic Generation of Texture Images for Wound Debridement Simulation.  6.
    2007 Hampton Roads hurricane evacuation arterial routes preliminary study.  63-68.
    2007 Interactive Visualization of Regional Ocean Modeling System.  59-67.
    2007 Water Craft Simulator: A Prototype
    2006 A Simulation-Based Training System for Surgical Wound Debridement.  491-496.
    2006 A Software Framework for Surgical Simulation Virtual Environments.  46-48.
    2006 A simulation-based training system for surgical wound debridement. Medicine meets virtual reality.  491-496.
    2006 Realistic Irrigation Visualization in a Surgical Wound Debridement Simulator.  512-514.
    2005 Nonlinear Multivariate Signal Processing: Methods and Applications
    2004 Fast Optimization of Weighted Vector Median Filters
    2004 Optimization of Fuzzy Vector Median Filters
    2003 Fuzzy Vector Median Based Surface Smoothing in a Haptic Environment
    2003 Marginal Fuzzy Median and Fuzzy Vector Median Filtering of Color Images
    2003 Surface Denoising with Directional Fuzzy Vector Median Filtering
    1990 FD-RISC32 Design


  • Sensor and simulation-based fall injury mitigation for senior citizens  awarded by Alzheimer's Association 2017 - 2020
  • A virtual reality augmented reality lab industrial appl. shipbuil  awarded by Office of Naval Research 2017 - 2018
  • Using a Smartphone App to Improve WIC Redemptions  awarded by Duke-University of North Carolina (UNC)-US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Center for Behavioral Economics and Healthy Food Choice Research 2017 - 2018
  • Augmented Reality- Virtual Reality  awarded by National Institute of Aerospace Associates 2017
  • Smartwatch App Development  awarded by North Atlantic Treaty Organization 2016
  • A Modeling and Simulation Based Framework for Enabling Innovation in Engineering  awarded by NSF 2011 - 2015
  • Improving Programming and Financial Literacy Education Using Student-Developed Games  awarded by University of Massachusetts Lowell 2013 - 2014
  • Development of Google Earth-based Framework for Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization of Climate Change and Adaptation  awarded by Virginia Sea Grant 2012 - 2014
  • Enhancing Chemistry Education with Engaging Cyberlearning Technologies  awarded by NSF 2011 - 2014
  • Improving Programming and Financial Literacy Education Using Student-Developed Games  awarded by National Science Foundation 2011 - 2014
  • Improving Programming and Financial Literacy Education Using Student-Developed Games  awarded by National Science Foundation 2010 - 2014
  • Hands-on Wiring Software for Automation Control  awarded by ODU 2013
  • Digital History Globe  awarded by The National Endowment for the Humanities 2011 - 2012
  • My Life: to improve personal Literacy  awarded by National Science Foundation 2011 - 2012
  • RI: Small: Collaborative Research: An Efficient Ensemble Method for Data Stream Learning with Concept Drift  awarded by National Science Foundation 2011 - 2012
  • Obtaining quantitative structural information of complex natural organic matter using new, advanced solid-state NMR spectral-editing techniques combined with computer fitting  awarded by Old Dominion University 2009
  • Phase II Technical Evaluation of Synthetic Texture Generation Algorithms  awarded by Diamond Visionics 2008 - 2009
  • Analysis of Proposed Changes to the Hampton Roads Transportation System  awarded by Old Dominion University 2008
  • Commonwealth Transportation Project  awarded by Commonwealth Transportation Project 2006 - 2008
  • Modeling and Simulation Solutions for Advanced Surgical Skills, Augmented Patient Technologies, and Labor and Delivery  awarded by East Virginia Medical School 2006 - 2008
  • Analysis of Proposed Changes to the Hampton Roads Transportation System  awarded by Commonwealth of Virginia - 2008
  • MRI Image Artifact Correction and Denoising  awarded by Medical Image Engine, LLC - 2008
  • ALHAT Hazard Detection Avoidance Modeling and Simulation Architecture  awarded by Loyola Enterprises, Inc - 2007
  • EVMS Modeling and Simulation Solutions for Surgery  awarded by Eastern Virginia Medical School 2006
  • The Chesapeake Interactive Modeling Project  awarded by Office of Research - 2005
  • Android Based Open Mobile Computing Program  awarded by Google 2011 -
  • Dean’s Faculty Development Grant  awarded by Batten College of Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University 2011 -
  • Mobile and Web Application Development  awarded by Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc 2011 -
  • Serious Games for Learning Chemistry  awarded by Office of Research, Summer Research Fellowship Program, Old Dominion University 2011 -
  • Development of Google Earth-Based Tools for Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization of Sea Level Rise and Offshore Wind Energy Generation  awarded by Office of Research, Old Dominion University 2010 -
  • Development of Undergraduate Programs in Modeling and Simulation Engineering  awarded by Department of Education 2010 -
  • Faculty Development Grant  awarded by Batten College of Engineering and Technology 2010 -
  • Faculty Proposal Preparation Program  awarded by Old Dominion University 2010 -
  • My Life: A Serious Game for Improving Personal Financial Literacy  awarded by NSF 2010 -
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation Delivery System Via Xbox 360 and Zune  awarded by MYMIC LLC 2009 -
  • Characterization of Insoluble Organic Matter from Carbonaceous Meteorites by Advanced Solid-State Nuculear Magnetic Resonance and Computer Fitting  awarded by Office of Research 2009 -
  • Collaborative Research: Teaching Cross-Platform Educational Game Development and Its Uses in Multidisciplinary STEM Education  awarded by National Science Foundation 2008 -
  • Collaborative Research: Teaching Cross-Platform Educational Game Development and Its Uses in Multidisciplinary STEM Education  awarded by National Science Foundation 2005 -
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Delaware 2004
  • M.S. in Computer Engineering, Mississippi State University 2000
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Fudan University 1990
  • Full Name

  • Yuzhong Shen