B.Sc. (Kent), Ph.D. (Cambridge)

Research Interests:
Computer Graphics and Computer Vision


I received a first-class (top) B.Sc. honors degree in Computer Systems Engineering from University of Kent and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Cambridge. I have been on the faculty of Durham University, City University of Hong Kong, and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

My research interests include computer graphics, computer vision, and the development of deep-learning techniques to solve computer graphics/vision problems. The papers from my group appear in SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH Asia, CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, and NeurIPS. We also have papers in TVCG, IJCV, TPAMI, and TIP. Refer to my publications for more information.

I serve on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV). I am also serving as a Senior Program Committee (SPC) member of AAAI 2022.

I have served as the Guest Editor of a number of journal special issues, including ACM Trans. on Internet Technology, IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, and IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications. In addition, I have also served on the committees of a number of conferences, including Program Co-Chair of ACM VRST 2004 (Hong Kong), ICWL 2005 (Hong Kong), ICAT 2006 (Hangzhou, China), ICEC 2007 (Shanghai, China), ACM MTDL 2009 (Beijing, China), IEEE U-Media 2010 (Jinhua, China), and Conference Co-Chair of CASA 2005 (Hong Kong), ACM VRST 2005 (Monterey, California), ICWL 2007 (Edinburgh, U.K.), ACM MTDL 2010 (Firenze - Italy), ACM VRST 2010 (Hong Kong), ACM VRST 2014 (Edinburgh, U.K.).

PhD positions available: In the coming year, I plan to accept a few PhD students, in particular for those with good Mathematics or programming background, to work in the area of computer vision or computer graphics. My current research focus is on applying deep learning techniques to solve vision and graphics problems. (Refer to our research projects and publications for more information.) For September 2021 entrance, the deadline for application is around the beginning of December, 2020. In case if you have a strong academic background, you may also be considered for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme. In addition, CityU is running a special admission exercise this year. If you already completed your undergraduate/master degree and have a strong academic background, there is a fast-track application this year that you may start your PhD study this year. If you are interested to join my research group, please email me your CV and transcripts for consideration.



Other Information

Department of Computer Science
City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon
Telephone: +852 3442-7525
rynson dot lau at cityu.edu.hk

Last updated in August, 2021.