Jiashu Xu

Work place: National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Kyiv, 03056, Ukraine

E-mail: xu.jiashu@lll.kpi.ua


Research Interests: Medical Informatics, Computer systems and computational processes, Computational Learning Theory, Computer Vision, Computer Architecture and Organization, Medical Image Computing


Jiashu Xu received a master's degree from the Department of computing engineering, National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”. Now is a Ph.D. student from the same university. His research interests include self-supervised learning, unsupervised learning, computer vision, GAN, and their applications in the medical image domain.

Author Articles
Denoising Self-Distillation Masked Autoencoder for Self-Supervised Learning

By Jiashu Xu Sergii Stirenko

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijigsp.2023.05.03, Pub. Date: 8 Oct. 2023

Self-supervised learning has emerged as an effective paradigm for learning universal feature representations from vast amounts of unlabeled data. It’s remarkable success in recent years has been demonstrated in both natural language processing and computer vision domains. Serving as a cornerstone of the development of large-scale models, self-supervised learning has propelled the advancement of machine intelligence to new heights. In this paper, we draw inspiration from Siamese Networks and Masked Autoencoders to propose a denoising self-distilling Masked Autoencoder model for Self-supervised learning. The model is composed of a Masked Autoencoder and a teacher network, which work together to restore input image blocks corrupted by random Gaussian noise. Our objective function incorporates both pixel-level loss and high-level feature loss, allowing the model to extract complex semantic features. We evaluated our proposed method on three benchmark datasets, namely Cifar-10, Cifar-100, and STL-10, and compared it with classical self-supervised learning techniques. The experimental results demonstrate that our pre-trained model achieves a slightly superior fine-tuning performance on the STL-10 dataset, surpassing MAE by 0.1%. Overall, our method yields comparable experimental results when compared to other masked image modeling methods. The rationale behind our designed architecture is validated through ablation experiments. Our proposed method can serve as a complementary technique within the existing series of self-supervised learning approaches for masked image modeling, with the potential to be applied to larger datasets.

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Self-supervised Model Based on Masked Autoencoders Advance CT Scans Classification

By Jiashu Xu Sergii Stirenko

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijigsp.2022.05.01, Pub. Date: 8 Oct. 2022

The coronavirus pandemic has been going on since the year 2019, and the trend is still not abating. Therefore, it is particularly important to classify medical CT scans to assist in medical diagnosis. At present, Supervised Deep Learning algorithms have made a great success in the classification task of medical CT scans, but medical image datasets often require professional image annotation, and many research datasets are not publicly available. To solve this problem, this paper is inspired by the self-supervised learning algorithm MAE and uses the MAE model pre-trained on ImageNet to perform transfer learning on CT Scans dataset. This method improves the generalization performance of the model and avoids the risk of overfitting on small datasets. Through extensive experiments on the COVID-CT dataset and the SARS-CoV-2 dataset, we compare the SSL-based method in this paper with other state-of-the-art supervised learning-based pretraining methods. Experimental results show that our method improves the generalization performance of the model more effectively and avoids the risk of overfitting on small datasets. The model achieved almost the same accuracy as supervised learning on both test datasets. Finally, ablation experiments aim to fully demonstrate the effectiveness of our method and how it works.

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A Review of Self-supervised Learning Methods in the Field of Medical Image Analysis

By Jiashu Xu

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijigsp.2021.04.03, Pub. Date: 8 Aug. 2021

In the field of medical image analysis, supervised deep learning strategies have achieved significant development, while these methods rely on large labeled datasets. Self-Supervised learning (SSL) provides a new strategy to pre-train a neural network with unlabeled data. This is a new unsupervised learning paradigm that has achieved significant breakthroughs in recent years. So, more and more researchers are trying to utilize SSL methods for medical image analysis, to meet the challenge of assembling large medical datasets. To our knowledge, so far there still a shortage of reviews of self-supervised learning methods in the field of medical image analysis, our work of this article aims to fill this gap and comprehensively review the application of self-supervised learning in the medical field. This article provides the latest and most detailed overview of self-supervised learning in the medical field and promotes the development of unsupervised learning in the field of medical imaging. These methods are divided into three categories: context-based, generation-based, and contrast-based, and then show the pros and cons of each category and evaluates their performance in downstream tasks. Finally, we conclude with the limitations of the current methods and discussed the future direction.

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