Yun Sheng received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Surrey‚ U.K., where he worked with Prof. Abdul Sadka, now director of the Centre for Media Communication Research, Brunel University London. During his PhD study he took part in the EU FP6 project VISNET‚ working on WP1.1 Audiovisual Object Modelling for Animation as a student member‚ and was subsequently promoted to research fellow with the I-Lab‚ Centre for Communication Systems Research. In 2006‚ he joined the Media Technology Research Centre‚ Department of Computer Science‚ University of Bath‚ working on the EPSRC project‚ Efficient Geometry Parameterisation for Modelling and Animation as a post-doctoral research officer with Prof. Phil Willis, past chair of Eurographics, and this is a joint project with Prof. Hassan Ugail, the University of Bradford. In 2009, he relocated to Singapore pursuing his research interest in Partial Differential Equations in computer graphics applications as a research fellow and working with Prof. Alexei Sourin at the Nanyang Technological University. In 2011‚ he decided to take an associate professorship of Computer Science at the East China Normal University.
Yun is an awardee of Platinum Best Paper of the International Conference on Multimedia and Expo 2018 (ICME'18), a leading conference of IEEE in Multimedia, and a programme committee member of Computer Graphics International (CGI'18, CGI'19) and 13th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC'18). He has also been regularly serving as a peer reviewer in a number of international conferences and journals‚ as well as both international and domestic funding bodies. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, and CCF. His current research interests cover a wide spectrum of hotspots in digital media, computer graphics and vision, including 3D modelling and animation‚ geometric mesh processing‚ shape analysis‚ non-photorealistic rendering, etc.
Yun is lucky to have worked and be working with all the colleagues whose work has contributed to the following publications.
Q. Shen, Y. Sheng, C. Chen, G. Zhang and H. Ugail, "A PDE Patch-based Spectral Method for Progressive Mesh Compression and Mesh Denoising", The Visual Computer, volume 34, no. 11, pp. 1563-1577, 2018.
R. Li, L. Liu, Y. Sheng and G. Zhang, "A Heuristic Convexity Measure for 3D Meshes", The Visual Computer, volume 33, no. 6-8, pp. 903-912, 2017 (A full paper appeared on the 34th Computer Graphics International (CGI'17), Yokohama, Japan, Jun. 27-30, 2017, acceptance rate about 20%).
C. Chen, Y. Sheng, F. Li, G. Zhang and H. Ugail, "A PDE-based Head Visualization Method with CT Data", Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, volume 28, no.1, 2017.
D. Cui, Y. Sheng and G. Zhang, "Image-based Embroidery Modeling and Rendering", Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, volume 28, no. 2, 2017.
L. Liu, Y. Chen, Y. Sheng and G. Zhang, "Pencil Drawing Simulation Based on Adaptive Noise Model and Line Integral Convolution", Journal of Graphics, volume 36, no.1, pp. 77-82, 2015 (In Chinese, a Chinagraph2014 conference paper).
M. Pang‚ Y. Sheng‚ A. Sourin‚ G. Gonzales Castro‚ H. Ugail‚ “Reconstructing Multiresolution Mesh for Web Visualization based on PDE Resampling‚” The Transactions on Computational Science 12‚ pp.36-55‚ 2011.
Y. Sheng‚ P. Willis‚ G. Gonzalez Castro and H. Ugail‚ “Facial Geometry Parameterisation Based on Partial Differential Equations”‚ Mathematical and Computer Modelling‚ volume 54‚ no. 5-6‚ pp. 1536-1548‚ 2011.
Y. Sheng‚ A. Sourin‚ G. Gonzales Castro‚ H. Ugail‚ “A PDE Method for Patchwise Approximation of Large Polygon Meshes”‚ The Visual Computer, volume. 26, no. 6-8, pp.975-984, 2010 (A full paper appeared on the Computer Graphics International (CGI'10)‚ NTU‚ Singapore‚ Jun. 8-11‚ 2010, acceptance rate < 23%).
Y. Sheng‚ A.H. Sadka and A.M. Kondoz‚ "Automatic Single View-based 3D Face Synthesis for Unsupervised Multimedia Applications"‚ IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology‚ volume 18‚ no. 7‚ pp. 961-974‚ 2008.
Y. Sheng‚ A.H. Sadka and A.M. Kondoz‚ "Automatic 3D Face Synthesis Using Single 2D Video Frame"‚ IEE Electronics Letters‚ volume 40‚ issue 19‚ pp. 1173-1175‚ 2004.
D. Wang, Y. Sheng and G. Zhang, "A New Female Body Segmentation and Feature Localisation Method for Image-based Anthropometry", The 25th International Conference on Multimedia Modeling (MMM), Thessaloniki, Greece, Jan. 8-11, 2019 (Published by LNCS 11295, pp. 567-577, 2019).
Q. Kong, Y. Sheng, G. Zhang, "Hybrid Noise for LIC-based Pencil Hatching Simulation", The IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), San Diego, USA, July 23-27, 2018 (Platinum Best Paper Award).
H. Yuan, Y. Zhou, Y. Sheng and G. Zhang, "Dual-way Guided Depth Image Inpainting with RGBD Image Pairs", The 24th International Conference on Multimedia Modeling (MMM), Bangkok, Thailand, Feb. 5-7, 2018 (Oral presentation, acceptance rate about 25%, published by LNCS 10704, pp.178-189, 2018).
Q. Shen, D. Cui, Y. Sheng and G. Zhang, "Illumination-preserving Embroidery Simulation for Non-photorealistic Rendering," The 23rd International Conference on Multimedia Modeling (MMM), Reykjavik, Iceland, Jan. 4-6, 2017 (Published by LNCS 10133, pp. 233-244, 2017).
Y. Lu, Y. Sheng and G. Zhang, "Instant Messenger with Personalized 3D Avatar," In the Proc. of the 2015 International Conference on Cyberworlds, Visby, Sweden, Oct. 7-9, 2015, pp. 325-331.
L. Liu, Y. Sheng, G. Zhang and H. Ugail, "Graph Cut Based Mesh Segmentation Using Feature Points and Geodesic Distance," In the Proc. of the 2015 International Conference on Cyberworlds, Visby, Sweden, Oct. 7-9, 2015, pp. 115-120.
M. Pang‚ Y. Sheng‚ A. Sourin‚ G. Gonzales Castro‚ H. Ugail‚ “Automatic Reconstruction and Web Visualization of Complex PDE Shapes‚” The International Conference on Cyberworlds‚ Singapore‚ Oct. 2010.
Y. Sheng‚ P. Willis‚ G. Gonzalez Castro and H. Ugail‚ "PDE-based Facial Animation: Making the Complex Simple"‚ The 4th Int. Symposium on Visual Computing‚ Las Vagas‚ USA‚ Dec. 2008. (Published by Springer´s Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5359‚ pp. 723-732‚ 2008)
Y. Sheng‚ P. Willis‚ G. Gonzalez Castro and H. Ugail‚ "PDE Face: A Novel 3D Face Model"‚ Proc. of the 8th IASTED Int. Conf. on Visualization‚ Imaging‚ and Image Processing‚ Palma de Mallorca‚ Spain‚ September 2008‚ pp. 408-415.
G. Gonzalez Castro‚ H. Ugail‚ P. Willis and Y. Sheng‚ "Parametric Representation of Facial Expressions on PDE-based Surfaces"‚ Proc. of the 8th IASTED Int. Conf. on Visualization‚ Imaging‚ and Image Processing‚ Palma de Mallorca‚ Spain‚ September 2008‚ pp. 402-407.
K. Kucharski‚ W. Skarbek‚ Y. Sheng‚ A.H. Sadka‚ G. Dainese‚ M. Marcon‚ A. Sarti and S. Tubaro‚ "Towards 3D Face Recognition"‚ Proc. of Special VISNET Section on National Conference on Radiocommunications and Broadcasting‚ KKRRiT‚ Cracow‚ Poland‚ pp. 101-110‚ June 15-17‚ 2005.
Y. Sheng‚ A.H. Sadka and A.M. Kondoz‚ "An Automatic Algorithm for Facial Feature Extractionin Video Applications"‚ Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS´2004)‚ Lisbon‚ Portugal‚ 21-23 April 2004.
Y. Sheng‚ A.H. Sadka and A.M. Kondoz‚ "Automatic Face Segmentation for 3-D Model-Based Video Coding"‚ Proc. of IEE International Conference on Visual Information Engineering‚ University of Surrey‚ Guildford‚ UK‚ July 2003‚ pp. 274-277.
Y. Sheng‚ K. Kucharski‚ A.H. Sadka and W. Skarbek‚ "Automatic Face Synthesis and Analysis: A Quick Survey"‚ Computer Vision and Graphics‚ Published by Springer Netherlands‚ ISBN 978-1-4020-4178-5‚ pp. 147-160‚ 2006.
Y. Sheng‚ A.H. Sadka and A.M. Kondoz‚ "Fast and Automatic Facial Feature Extraction for 3-D Model-Based Video Coding"‚ Digital Media Processing for Multimedia Interactive Services‚ Ebroul Izquierdo (eds.)‚ Published by World Scientific‚ ISBN 9812383557‚ pp. 387-390‚ 2003.
Former MSc Students (Now)
2012 Liu Lei (Teradyne) Lu Yuangang (Ctrip.com) Chen Congkun (Jointly supervised with Prof. Guixu Zhang, KLA-Tencor）
2013 Cui Dele (KLA-Tencor) Zhou Yuanyuan (Works Applications)
2014 Shen Qiqi (Baidu.com) Li Rui (Shanghai Excellent Graduates Award laureate, KLA-Tencor)
2015 Yuan Hua (China Foreign Exchange Trade System)
Current MSc and PhD Students
2015 Zhang Yufan (PhD candidate, jointly suprevised with Prof. Guixu Zhang)
2016 Kong Qunye Wang Dan
2017 Shi Xiayan Ma Yifan Li Chenxiao
2018 Liu Yang Xu Zhongyou Wang Siyi Wei Yongjin Zhang Ganjun