Recent Academic and Professional Activities


Professional Activities

Finance Chair, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, Hong Kong, 2017.

 

Technical Co-Chair, 2015 APSIPA Submit and Conference, Hong Kong, 2015.

 

Technical Co-Chair, 2015 20th IEEE International Conference on Digital Signal Processing, Singapore, 2015.

 

General Co-Chair, 19th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing, Hong Kong, 2014.

 

Review Committee Member, 2014 Int. Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Melbourne, 2013.

 

Review Committee Member, 2013 Visual Communications and Image Processing, Sarawak, 2013.

 

Review Committee Member, 2013 Int. Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Beijing, 2013.

 

Review Committee Member, 2012 Visual Communications and Image Processing, San Diego, 2012.

 

Review Committee Member, 2012 IEEE Int. Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Seoul, 2012.

 

Review Committee Member, 2011 Visual Communications and Image Processing, Tainan, 2011.

 

Review Committee Member, 2011 Int. Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Rio de Janeiro, 2011.

 

Finance Chair, 2010 Int. Conference on Image Processing, Hong Kong, 2010.

 

Review Committee Member, 2010 Int. Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Paris, 2010.

 

Technical Committee Member, 2008 European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO-2008), Lausanne, 2008.

 

Review Committee Member, 2007 Int. Symposium on Circuits and Systems, New Orleans, 2007.

 

Validation Panel Member, To validate local undergraduate programmes (invited by Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications), since 2005.

 

General Chair, International Symposium on Intelligent Multimedia, Video and Speech Signal Processing, 2004.

 

Finance Chair, 2003 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2003), Hong Kong, 2003.

 

International Programme Committee Member, 3rd IASTED International Conference on Communications, Internet & Information Technology, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, U.S.A, November 2004.

Finance Chair and General Secretary, 2000 International Workshop on Multimedia Data Storage, Retrieval, Integration and Applications (MMWS2000), Hong Kong, 2000.

Secretary, 1994 Int. Symposium on Speech, Image processing & Neural Networks, Hong Kong, 1994.


Committee Member, IEEE Hong Kong Chapter of Signal Processing 2003 to now.

Ex-official, IEEE Hong Kong Chapter of Signal Processing 2001 to 2002.

Chairman, IEEE Hong Kong Chapter of Signal Processing 1999 to 2001.

Vice Chairman, IEEE Hong Kong Chapter of Signal Processing, 1997 to 1999.

Treasurer, IEEE Hong Kong Chapter of Signal Processing, 1995 to 1997.

Secretary, IEEE Hong Kong Chapter of Signal Processing, 1994 to 1995.


Leading Guest Editor, Special Issue on “Object Tracking and Monitoring Using Advanced Signal Processing Techniques”, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, 2010 to 2011.

 

Technical Committee Member, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Visual Signal Processing and Communications, since 2009

 

Technical Committee Member, Digital Signal Processing Technical Committee, since 2009

 

Editor in Electrical Engineering, HKIE Transactions, Published by Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, since 2008.

 

Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (Published by IEEE), since 1997.

Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (Published by IEEE), since 1994.

Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, since 2000.

Reviewer, Electronics Letters (Published by IET), since 1992.


Samples of Research and Consultancy Projects

Dual-tree Complex Wavelet Transform Profilometry for Efficient 3-dimensional Model Reconstruction (On-going) Supported by Hong Kong RGC GRF.

Speech Enhancement Based on Spectrally Adaptive Wavelet Denoising (Completed) Supported by Hong Kong RGC GRF.

On the Design and Applications of Symmetric Multiwavelet Systems of High Multiplicity (Completed) Supported by Hong Kong RGC CERG.

Multiwavelets for Denoising and Singularity Detection (Completed)
Supported by
Hong Kong RGC CERG.

A study of the Computer Tomography and the Wavelet Transform (Completed)
Supported by Hong Kong RGC CERG.

Efficient Algorithm for Blind Deconvolution and Its Applications to Medical Functional Imaging (Completed)
Supported by Hong Kong RGC CERG.

Wavelet Singularity Detection for Very Low Bit-rate Image and Video Coding (Completed)
Supported by Hong Kong RGC CERG.

On fast spectral estimation based on irregular sampling (Completed)
Supported by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

On the Applications of the Finite Radon Transform  (Completed)
Supported by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

On Time-varying Computer Tomography (Completed)
Supported by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

On the Architectures and Realization of Asynchronous Computer (Completed)
Supported by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Valence Semiconductor Design Limited.

Error-Resilient Video Coding (Completed)
Supported by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Content-based Video Coding for Road Traffic Video Sequences (Completed)
Supported by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Multi-channel Complex Wavelet Packet Modulation: Theory, Design and Application
Supported by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Multimedia Home and Consumer Electronics for Intelligent DSP Products
Supported by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Demonstration of Video Sequence Transmission via LAN, Internet and Mobile Network (Completed)
Supported by Ericsson Limited

Software Education Kit for Mentally Retarded Children (Completed)
Supported by Hong Chi Pinehill No.3 School

Streaming Proxy Server for Internet Multimedia Applications (Completed)
Supported by: ITF and Unitech Computer Systems Ltd.


Graduated Research Students

Shen Tak-Wai, PhD, Thesis title: "Speech Enhancement Using Sparse Representation Methods", 2015

Lo Wing-Yee, Winnie, EngD, Thesis title: "Study of Multi-Standard Video Codec Processor Architecture – A Quantitative Approach", 2012.

Shum Yu-Hing, EngD, Thesis title: "Improved Discrete Multiwavelet Transform for Vector-based Image Coding", 2007.

Cheuk Wai-Kong, PhD, Thesis title: "Proxy Servers for Internet Multimedia Streaming", 2005

Tse Kai-Wing, MPhil, Thesis title: "Design and Implementation Issues of High Performance Cluster Computing", 2004.

Chan Chi-Lun, PhD, Thesis title: "Techniques for image enhancement and robust video communications", 2003.

Ho Yuk-Fan, MPhil, Thesis title: "Singularity Detection for Regularity Scalable Image Coding", 2003.

Ho Kai-Hong, MPhil, Thesis title: "Content-based and Temporal-scalable Video Coding", 2002.

Hsung Tai-Chiu, PhD, Thesis title: "Wavelet Transform and Its Applications to Image Processing", 1998

Tse Ming-Chi, MPhil, Thesis title: "ASYNMPU: A Fully Asynchronous Microprocessor", 1999

Lau Chi-Hoi, MPhil, Thesis title: "Advances in Functional Imaging with Emission Computer Tomography", 1999

Shen Tak-Wai, MPhil, Thesis title: "Applications of the Discrete Radon Transform in Image Processing", 1998

Chu Cheung-ki, Jacky, MSc, Thesis title: "Cost effective IP address monitoring system using PC/TCP packet driver specification", 1998

Tang Ching-Chung, Eric, MSc, Thesis title: "Best Wavelet Packet Bases for Image Compression", 1997

Kwong King-Leong, Victor, MSc, Thesis title: "Optimal Scan for Time-Varying Tomography", 1996

Chan Wai-Yeung, MSc, Thesis title: "Wavelet Localization of Tomography Image Reconstruction", 1996

Chan Hei-Ping, MSc, Thesis title: "Multiscale Tomographic Reconstruction by Wavelet Transform", 1996