Xingjie Wei

Dr Xingjie Wei

Lecturer (Assistant Professor), School of Management, University of Bath

Research Interests: Social computing, computational sociology, biometrics, big data, social network analysis, machine learning

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University of Bath


I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the School of Management at University of Bath. Before this, I worked as a Research Associate in the Psychometrics Centre, Cambridge Judge Business School at University of Cambridge. I received the Ph.D degree in Computer Science from University of Warwick in 2014. I was also a Visiting Researcher in the National Lab of Pattern Recognition (NLPR) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

I have been working in Computer Science, Psychology and Business School departments doing interdisciplinary research investigating the relationship between human factors and computational techniques, and how humans interact with new data technologies. My current work focuses on analysing and predicting behavioural and psychological traits (e.g., personality) of human from their social network data (e.g., text, image, activities, etc), which can be applied to improve business practice in marketing and management.



Book Chapter

  1. 2016, X. Wei and C.-T. Li, “Face Recognition Technologies for Evidential Evaluation of Video Traces”, Handbook of Biometrics for Forensic Science, ed. by M. Tistarelli and C. Champod, Springer (in press) [Bibtex] [PDF]
  2. 2015, B. Arbab-Zavar, X. Wei, J.D. Bustard, M.S. Nixon and C.-T. Li, "On Forensic Use of Biometrics", Handbook of Digital Forensics of Multimedia Data and Devices, ed. by A. T. S. Ho and S Li, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.[Bibtex] [PDF]


  1. 2014, X. Wei, C.-T. Li, Z. Lei, D. Yi, Stan Z. Li, "Dynamic Image-to-Class Warping for Occluded Face Recognition", IEEE Trans. Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), vol. 9, no. 12, Dec. 2014 [Bibtex] [PDF] [Code]
  2. 2014, Y. Guan, X. Wei, and C.-T. Li, "On the Generalization Power of Face and Gait in Gender Recognition", International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF), vol. 6, no. 1, Jan. 2014 [Bibtex] [PDF] (Winner of the 2014 IGI Global's Excellence in Research Journal Award)

Conference (Proceeding)

  1. 2017, X. Wei and D. Stillwell, “How smart does your profile image look? Estimating intelligence from social network profile images”, ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), Feb., 2017, UK [Bibtex] [PDF] [Slides] [Poster]
  2. 2016, X. Wei*, J. Palomaki*, J. Yan and P. Robinson, "The Science and Detection of Tilting", ACM International Conference in Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR), Jun., 2016, US (*denotes equal contribution) [Bibtex] [PDF] [Slides]
  3. 2015, B.-B. Liu, X. Wei and J. Yan, "Enhancing sensor pattern noise for source camera identification: an empirical evaluation", ACM Workshop on Information Hiding and Multimedia Security (IH&MMSEC), Jun., 2015, US [Bibtex] [PDF]
  4. 2014, Y. Guan, X. Wei, C.-T. Li, and Y. Keller, "People Identification and Tracking through Fusion of Facial and Gait Features", Invited Paper, Int. Workshop on Biometrics (BIOMET), Jun., 2014, Bulgaria [Bibtex] [PDF]
  5. 2014, X. Lin, X. Wei and C.-T. Li, "Two improved forensic methods of detecting contrast enhancement in digital images", IS&T/SPIE Conf. on Media Watermarking, Security, and Forensics, Feb., 2014, US [Bibtex] [PDF]
  6. 2013, Y. Guan, X. Wei, C.-T. Li, G. L. Marcialis, F. Roli and M. Tistarelli, "Combining Gait and Face for Tackling the Elapsed Time Challenges" IEEE Int. Conf. on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems (BTAS), Sep. 2013, US [Bibtex] [PDF]
  7. 2013, X. Wei and C.-T. Li, "Fixation and Saccade based Face Recognition from Single Image per Person with Various Occlusions and Expressions", IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshop on Biometrics (CVPRW), Jun. 2013, US [Bibtex] [PDF] [Slides]
  8. 2013, X. Wei, C.-T. Li and Y. Hu, "Face Recognition with Occlusion Using Dynamic Image-to-Class Warping (DICW)", IEEE Int. Conf. on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG), Apr. 2013, China [Bibtex] [PDF] [Slides] [Poster] [Code]
  9. 2013, X. Wei, C.-T. Li and Y. Hu, "Robust Face Recognition with Occlusions in both Reference and Query Images", Int. Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF), Apr. 2013, Portugal [Bibtex] [PDF] [Slides]
  10. 2012, X. Wei, C.-T. Li and Y. Hu, “Robust Face Recognition under Varying Illumination and Occlusion considering Structured Sparsity”, Int. Conf. on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA), Dec. 2012, Australia [Bibtex] [PDF] [Slides]

PhD thesis

  • 2014, Unconstrained Face Recognition with Occlusions, University of Warwick, UK, Dec. 2014 [Bibtex] [PDF]

  • Teaching

    Since 2017, University of Bath

    2011-2014, University of Warwick


    Selected media coverage around our paper How smart does your profile image look? Estimating intelligence from social network profile images:
  • Cambridge News
  • The Bold Italic
  • Digital Trends
  • Techspot
  • Fusion

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