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Dr. Antoni B. Chan
Assistant Professor
BSc MEng Cornell, PhD UC San Diego

Video, Image, and Sound Analysis Lab (VISAL)
Department of Computer Science
City University of Hong Kong

Office: Room Y6414, Academic Building (lift 9)
Phone: +852 3442 6509
Fax: +852 3442 0503
Email: abchan at cityu dot edu dot hk

Bio

Dr. Antoni Chan is an assistant professor at the City University of Hong Kong in the Department of Computer Science.  Before joining CityU, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego).  He received the Ph.D. degree from UC San Diego in 2008 studying in the Statistical and Visual Computing Lab (SVCL). He received the B.Sc. and M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 2000 and 2001. From 2001 to 2003, he was a Visiting Scientist in the Computer Vision and Image Analysis lab at Cornell. In 2005, he was a summer intern at Google in New York City. In 2012, he was the recipient of an Early Career Award from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong SAR, China.

Research Interests [more]

Computer Vision, Surveillance, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Computer Audition, Music Information Retrieval, Eye Gaze Analysis

dynamic textures, motion segmentation, motion analysis, semantic image annotation, image retrieval, crowd counting, probabilistic graphical models, support vector machines, Bayesian regression, Gaussian processes, semantic music annotation and retrieval, music segmentation, feature extraction.

  • For more information about my current research projects, please visit my lab website.
  • Opportunities for graduate students and research assistants! If you are interested in joining the lab, please check this information. Outstanding non-HK students may also consider applying for the HK PhD fellowship.

Recent Publications [more]

  • Small Instance Detection by Integer Programming on Object Density Maps.
    Zheng Ma, Lei Yu, and Antoni B. Chan,
    In: IEEE Conf. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Boston, Jun 2015.
  • Global and Local Priming Evoke Different Face Processing Strategies: Evidence From An Eye Movement Study.
    Zhijie Chen, Tim Chuk, William G. Hayward, Antoni B. Chan, and Janet H. Hsiao,
    In: Annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St. Pete Beach, Florida, May 2015.
  • An SVD-based Multimodal Clustering Method for Social Event Detection.
    Yun Ma, Qing Li, Zhenguo Yang, Zheng Lu, Haiwei Pan, and Antoni B. Chan,
    In: ICDE 2015 Workshop on Scalable Social Event Processing and Management (SSEPM), Seoul, Korea, Apr 2015.
  • A Scalable and Accurate Descriptor for Dynamic Textures using Bag of System Trees.
    Adeel Mumtaz, Emanuele Coviello, Gert R.G. Lanckriet, and Antoni B. Chan,
    IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 37(4):697-712, Apr 2015.
  • Leveraging Long-Term Predictions and Online Learning in Agent-Based Multiple Person Tracking.
    Wenxi Liu, Antoni B. Chan, Rynson W.H. Lau, and Dinesh Manocha,
    IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT), 25(3):399-410, Mar 2015.
  • Enhanced Figure-Ground Classification with Background Prior Propagation.
    Yisong Chen and Antoni B. Chan,
    IEEE Trans. on Image Processing (TIP), 24(3):873-885, Mar 2015.
  • Heterogeneous Multi-task Learning for Human Pose Estimation with Deep Convolutional Neural Network.
    Sijin Li, Zhi-Qiang Liu, and Antoni B. Chan,
    International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), to appear 2014.
  • A Robust Likelihood Function for 3D Human Pose Tracking.
    Weichen Zhang, Lifeng Shang, and Antoni B. Chan,
    IEEE Trans. on Image Processing (TIP), 23(12):5374-5389, Dec 2014.
  • A Robust Panel Extraction Method for Manga.
    Xufang Pang, Ying Cao, Rynson W.H. Lau, and Antoni B. Chan,
    In: ACM Multimedia, Orlando, Nov 2014.
  • 3D Human Pose Estimation from Monocular Images with Deep Convolutional Neural Network.
    Sijin Li and Antoni B. Chan,
    In: Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV), Singapore, Nov 2014.
  • Look Closely: Learning Exemplar Patches for Recognizing Textiles from Product Images.
    Quoc Huy Phan, Hongbo Fu, and Antoni B. Chan,
    In: Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV), Singapore, Nov 2014.
  • Understanding eye movements in face recognition using hidden Markov models.
    Tim Chuk, Antoni B. Chan, and Janet H. Hsiao,
    Journal of Vision, 14(11):8, Sep 2014.
  • Look Over Here: Attention-Directing Composition of Manga Elements.
    Ying Cao, Rynson W.H. Lau, and Antoni B. Chan,
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH 2014), Aug 2014.
  • Heterogeneous Multi-task Learning for Human Pose Estimation with Deep Convolutional Neural Network.
    Sijin Li, Zhi-Qiang Liu, and Antoni B. Chan,
    In: IEEE Conf. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition: DeepVision Workshop, Columbus, Jun 2014.
  • Joint Motion Segmentation and Background Estimation in Dynamic Scenes.
    Adeel Mumtaz, Weichen Zhang, and Antoni B. Chan,
    In: IEEE Conf. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Columbus, Jun 2014.

Selected Publications [more]

Google Scholar Google Scholar
Microsoft Academic Microsoft Academic Search

Teaching

  • CS 5487 – Machine learning — 2012A, 2013A, 2014A.
  • GE 2326 – Probability in Action: From the Unfinished Game to the Modern World — 2015B.
  • GE 1319 – Interdisciplinary Research for Smart Professionals — 2013B, 2014B, 2015B.
  • CS 5301 – Computer Programming — 2012A, 2013A, 2014A.
  • CS 2363 – Computer Programming — 2009A, 2010A, 2011A.
  • CS 3306 (B) – Contemporary Programming Methods in Java — 2010B.
  • CS 4380 (B) – Web 2.0 Technologies — 2011B, 2012B.
  • Final Year Projects
  • Research Mentoring Scheme

Service

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Letters (2014-now)
  • Conference Area Chair
    • ICCV – 2015
  • Conference Program Committees
    • CVPR – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
    • ICCV – 2011, 2013
    • ECCV – 2012, 2014
    • ACCV – 2011, 2014
    • ICML – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Journal Reviewing
    • IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI)
    • IEEE Trans. on Image Processing (TIP)
    • Intl. Journal Computer Vision (IJCV)
    • IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT)
    • IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks (TNN)
    • IEEE Trans. on Multimedia
    • IEEE Trans. Intelligent Transportation Systems

Awards and Honors

  • Early Career Award, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, 2012.
  • NSF IGERT Fellowship: Vision and Learning in Humans and Machines, UCSD, 2006-07.
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, ECE Department, UCSD, 2005-06.
  • Office of the President Award, UCSD, 2003.
  • Henry G. White Scholorship, Cornell University, 2001.
  • Knauss M. Engineering Scholorship, Cornell University, 2001.
  • GTE Fellowship, Cornell University, 2001.
Mailing Address:

Dr. Antoni Chan,
Department of Computer Science,
City University of Hong Kong,
Tat Chee Avenue,
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.

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