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Deep Learning based Computer Graphics for Virtual Human Synthesis
Computer Vision with Deep Learning for Human Data Modelling
Deep Learning and Computer Vision for Understanding the People Context in Artworks
Machine Learning based Human Motion Analysis for Automatic Diseases Diagnosis
Dr Hubert P. H. Shum

Dr Hubert P. H. Shum SMIEEE, PhD, FHEA, PGCert, MSc, BEng (Hons)

Associate Professor in Computer Science
Durham University

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Research Interests:
Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Motion Analysis, Machine Learning

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If you aspire to develop yourself and to conduct high-quality research, do explore working with me as a PhD student, a visiting/internship student, or an academic visitor. My team has a supportive culture with members coming from different countries. My past students and researchers have developed successful research and have enjoyed their vibrant lifes in the UK. See further information and application procedures.

About Me

I am an Associate Professor in Computer Science at Durham University. Before this, I worked as the Director of Research/Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, a Postdoctoral Researcher at RIKEN Japan, and a Research Assistant at the City University of Hong Kong. I received my PhD degree from the University of Edinburgh, my Master and Bachelor degrees from the City University of Hong Kong. To develop my research team, I led funded research projects as the Principal Investigator awarded by EPSRC, the Ministry of Defence (DASA) and the Royal Society. This facilitated me to supervise more than 20 PhDs, to recruit multiple Post-doctoral Researchers, and to collaborate with international researchers from the UK, China, France, Japan and India. Together, we published over 100 research papers in the fields of computer graphics, computer vision, motion analysis and machine learning, particularly focusing on the modelling of human-related data. I led my team hosting important conferences such as BMVC and ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on MIG to engage the academic and industry networks. Contributing to the research community, I have served as an Associate Editor for Computer Graphics Forum, a Guest Editor for International Journal of Computer Vision, and a Program Committee member in 15 conferences such as CVPR, Eurographics, Pacific Graphics.

Durham University is ranked top 100 in the world and the 4th in the UK. As a member of the elite Russell Group, Durham University focuses on research excellence delivered by world-class academics. It is the third oldest UK university following Oxford and Cambridge, with the campus's Cathedral and Castle being a UNESCO world heritage. It is located at Durham in North East England, which is one of the safest cities in the UK with an affordable living cost. The Department of Computer Science is one of the fastest-growing departments in the University, supported by major investments in staff recruitment and academic infrastructure. 83% of its research outputs are considered as “world-leading” and “internationally excellent” by the UK Research Excellence Framework.

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Last update: 21 October 2020