Dr Yin is a research fellow with the Centre for Applied Informatics, College of Engineering & Science. In 2009, she got her PhD degree from University of Adelaide. Her PhD is in the area of biomedical signal and image processing for pattern recognition and computer tomography using coherent terahertz radiation. As an Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Research Fellow, she has been focusing on pattern identification using compressive sampled dynamic contrast enhanced MRI—she is applying complex 3D image processing techniques for pattern identification.

Recent publications


X.X. Yin, B.W.-H. Ng, and D. Abbott (2012) Pattern Recognition and Tomographic Reconstruction of Terahertz Signals: Applications in Biomedical Engineering, Springer-Verlag. ISBN 978-1-4614-1820-7.

Refereed Journal Publications

X. X. Yin, B. W.-H. Ng, K. Ramamohanarao, A. Baghai-Wadji, and D. Abbott (2012) “Exploiting sparsity and low-rank structure for the recovery of multi-slice breast MRIs with reduced sampling error,” Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, Vol. 50, No. 9, pp. 991-1000.

X. X. Yin, B. W.-H. Ng, K. Ramamohanarao, and D. Abbott (2011) “Tensor Based Sparse Decomposition of 3D Shape for Visual Detection of Mirror Symmetry,” Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, Vol. 108, No. 2, pp.629-643.

X. X. Yin, B. W.-H. Ng, Q. Yang, A.  Pitman, K. Ramamohanarao, and D. Abbott (2011) “Anatomical Landmark Localization in Breast Dynamic Contrast Enhanced MR Imaging,” Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, Vol. 50, No. 1, pp. 91-101.

X. X. Yin, B. W.-H. Ng, J.A. Zeitler, K.L. Nguyen, L.F. Gladden, and D. Abbott (2010) “Local Computed Tomography Using a THz Quantum Cascade Laser,” IEEE Sensor Journal, Vol. 10, No. 11, pp. 1718 - 1731.

Research grants

2010 The Gertrude Rohan Memorial Prize, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, the University of Adelaide

2009 & 2010 The Short Overseas Conference Leave Scheme (SOCL), Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences, University of Adelaide,  

2009 – 2011 ARC Discovery Project (DP0988064), CI $245,000

2007 Dr Strank’s Traveling Fellowship, the University of Adelaide  

2007 Overseas Travel Fellowship, ARC Nanotechnology Network   

2007 Mutual Community Postgraduate Travel Grant, Uni of Adelaide

2007 Student scholarship, IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, Vigo, Spain

Industry experience

Dr Yin has extensive industrial experience. She has been employed for eight years as an electronic research engineer in the Chinese Post Bureau, Dalian Branch, China. This gave her research experience in working with various industry partners and in developing a greater awareness of the operational issues that are the characteristics of such collaboration.

Areas of expertise

  • Compressive sensing
  • Computer tomography
  • Electronic magnetics
  • Image analysis
  • Multi-resolution analysis
  • Pattern classification
  • Photonics
  • T-rays

Contact details