I am a PhD student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I am advised by Prof. Walter S. Lasecki in EECS. My research interest spans digital image processing, human-computer interaction (HCI), machine learning and crowdsourcing.


Crowd-Assisted Robotics

We are building crowdsourcing tools to help autonomous robots recognize new contexts or problems in real-time. Our system uses a hybrid intelligent workflow that combines human intelligence from the crowd with automated support in the form of focused tasks (ones that the system is not able to complete on its own) and smart tools for aiding object segmentation. This uses the machine’s ability to precisely select content with people’s semantic understanding of the scene. It also allows us to benefit from as much automated labeling as can be done reliably, while using human intelligence to both fill in the gaps, and ensure that new objects in a scene do not result in failures to complete an assigned task.

Intermodal Non-rigid Image Registration

I've also collaborated with Prof. (Emeritus) Charles R. Meyer in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Prof. Jeffrey A. Fessler in EECS. I worked on image registration stuff such as intermodal non-rigid image registration based on mutual information, and 2D-3D projection image registration.
  • Jean Y. Song and Charles R. Meyer, 2D-3D Image Registration using Thin-Plate Spline and Volume Rendering, SPIE Medical Imaging 2015, Orlando, Feb. 2015.
  • Jean Y. Song, J. A. Fessler, and C. R. Meyer, Adaptive Filtering on Conditional Mutual Information for Intermodal Non-Rigid Image Registration, IEEE NSS/MIC 2014, Seattle, Nov. 2014.