Research Interests

·        Image/video content analysis and understanding

·        Media indexing, retrieval, and summarization

·        Computer vision including  image restoration, segmentation, demosaicking, super-resolution and reconstruction

·        Computational intelligence in media processing


Research Grants

1.      Project Title:              Integrated content- and context-aware media retrieval systems for mobile media applications

Role:                            Principal Investigator

Amount:                      S$ 522,677

Duration:                    2007 - 2010

Funding Source:         A*STAR, Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC)


2.      Project Title:              Image understanding for robot navigation

Role:                            Principal Investigator

Duration:                    2007 – 2008

Funding Source:         DSO National Laboratories, Singapore


3.      Project Title:              Image and multimedia processing using computational intelligence

Role:                            Principal Investigator

Duration:                    2003 - 2004


4.      Project Title:              Medical image segmentation using learned similarity function and spectral clustering

Role:                            Collaborator

Duration:                    2006 - 2008


Invited Tutorial/Talk at International Conferences

·        Invited to give a talk entitled "Mobile Media Annotation and Sharing: Current Challenges and Future Trends" at SIGIR 2008 Workshop on Mobile Information Retrieval, Singapore, Jul. 2008 (MobIR08).


·        Invited to conduct a tutorial entitled "Computational Intelligence in Media Indexing and Retrieval" at 2007 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence in Hawaii, USA, April 2007 (IEEE SSCI2007).


Editorial Board Member for International Journals

·        Serve as an Associate Editor for IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine.


·        Serve as an Editorial Board Member for the journal “The Open Electrical and Electronic Engineering Journal” published by Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.


·        Serve as a Guest Editor of the Special Issue “Recent advances in content analysis for media computing” in 2008 for the Journal of Signal Processing Systems for Signal, Image, and Video Technology, formerly known as the Journal of VLSI Signal Processing Systems for Signal, Image, and Video Technology, published by Springer.


·        Serve as a Guest Associate Editor for the IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals, Special Section on Signal Processing in 2008.