Hubert Shum

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

Associate Professor (Reader)
Director of Research and Innovation of the Computer and Information Sciences Department
REF Unit of Assessment Lead
Leader of the Computational Intelligence and Visual Computing Research Team
Programme Leader of BSc (Hons) Computer Animation and Visual Effects

Faculty of Engineering and Environment
Northumbria University
Email: hubert.shum[at]
Research Interests: Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Motion Analysis, Machine Learning

I am an Associate Professor (Reader) in Computer Science at Northumbria University, as well as the Director of Research and Innovation of the Computer and Information Sciences Department. I lead the Computational Intelligence and Visual Computing Research Team, which consists of 11 faculty members, 2 post-doctoral researchers and 22 PhDs. Before this, I worked as a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, a Lecturer at the University of Worcester, a postdoctoral researcher at RIKEN Japan, and a research assistant at the City University of Hong Kong. I received my PhD degree from the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, as well as my Master and Bachelor degrees from the City University of Hong Kong.

As for the research funding to support my team, I am the PI of a £124,000 EPSRC grant on human motion analysis, and two £12,000 Royal Society grants. I have also been the funding management officer of a €3.03 million Erasmus Mundus project. In addition to these, I have received more than £365,000 from Northumbria University to hire PhD students and purchase research equipment.

I have organized conferences such as the British Machine Vision Conference, ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Motion in Games and the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology. I have served as a member of Program Committee more than 30 times in 9 conferences, including the Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications (PG), and the ACM/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA). I am an Associate Editor of Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, and have been a Guest Editor of Computers and Graphics. I have collaborated with industrial partners especially from the healthcare sector, such as NHS Newcastle Gateshead CCG, NHS Innovation North, Kinesio UK and Your Homes Newcastle (City Council). I have established an international academic network with institutes such as Waseda University, INRIA, the University of Edinburgh and the University of East Anglia.

For more information, please check out my YouTube YouTube channel, Google Scholar Google Scholar profile and other pages.

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Last update: 16/12/2018