Hubert Shum

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

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

Faculty of Engineering and Environment
Northumbria University

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

We will open a Post-doctoral Research Fellow (long-term contract) position in computer graphics/computer vision soon. Please contact me if you are interested.
We also have a self-funded PhD position on computer vision with deep-learning and multi-drones here.

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 over 10 faculty members. Before this, I worked as a Senior Lecturer and as the Programme Leader of BSc (Hons) Computer Animation and Visual Effects 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. I have over 100 publications in the fields of computer graphics, computer vision, motion analysis and machine learning.

As for the research funding to support my team, I am the PI for a number of externally funded project, including a £124,000 EPSRC grant on human motion analysis, a £125,000 DASA grant on drone formation controls and multiple 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 £430,000 from Northumbria University to hire PhD students and purchase research equipment.

I have hosted conferences including the British Machine Vision Conference and the ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Motion in Games. I have served as a member of Program Committee more than 50 times in 15 conferences, including Eurographics and the Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications. I am an Associate Editor of Computer Graphics Forum and Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, and have been a Guest Editor of International Journal of Computer Vision and Computers and Graphics. I have continuous collaborations with industrial partners particularly from the healthcare sector, such as Sunderland City Council, City Hospitals Sunderland, Royal Victoria Infirmary, NHS Innovation North and Your Homes Newcastle. I have established an international academic network with institutes such as the University of Edinburgh, the University of Leeds, Waseda University, Hokkaido University and INRIA.

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I am currently recruiting PhD and internship students. Please visit our recruitment page for further details.



Last update: 10/08/2020