About Me

Work Experience
Research Assistant- York University (September 2015-Present)

  • Specialized on Computer Vision and Machine Learning
  • Road Surface Classification Project

Engineering Intern – Siemens Canada Limited (August 2010 – August 2011)

  • Led, designed and implemented, on a team of 3, an intelligent Bill of Material system to replace the existed system with new user friendly interface and a new intelligent functionalities capable of automatically generating bill of material and drawings based on customer requirements
  • Performed key role in switchboard purchase order approval and product selection
  • Answered customer’s inquiries on technical issues in a timely manner
  • Reviewed and edited LV switchboard, panel board and motor control center drawings in AutoCad
  • Created final documentation package incorporating manuals/components, as-built, test reports and witness tests
  • Worked on multiple standardization projects such as Hydro Trough standardization and Siemens PAC Series Meter Wiring Diagram standardization

Program Leader – Ryerson Hobby Electronics Club (September 2009 – April 2012)

  • Led club project development
  • Organized tutorial sessions and provided training to new members
  • Played a key role in selection and procurement of electronics parts for club projects


Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science -York University, Toronto ON 2015 – 2019(Expected)
Masters of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering-Ryerson University, Toronto ON 2012 – 2014
Bachelors of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering-Ryerson University, Toronto ON 2007 – 2012


  • Almazan, E.J., Qian, Y., Elder, J.H.: Road Segmentation for Classification of Road Weather Conditions. In: European Conference on Computer Vision Workshop (ECCV Workshop), Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2016
  • Qian, Y., Almazan, E.J., Elder, J.H.: Evaluating features and classifiers for road weather condition analysis. In: International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2016 IEEE, IEEE (2016)
  • Qian, Y., Kyan, M. Interactive User Oriented Visual Attention Based Video Summarization and Exploration Framework, in IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), 2014
  • Qian, Y., Kyan, M. High Definition Visual Attention Based Video Summarization. In The 9th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISAPP), 2014
  • Qian, Y., Mahfooth, N., & Kyan, M. Improving the Yule-Nielsen modified spectral Neugebauer model using Genetic Algorithms. 45th Annual Conference of the International Circle, 2013

Awards and Certifications

  • In 2014, achieved rank 10 globally on Siemens Global Energy Data Challenge, with 155 participants
  • In 2010, awarded under Siemens “Idea, Initiatives, & Innovations” program for creating software to reduce engineering design cost by $10,000

Activities and Interests

  • Kendo, cycling, video gaming, paintball