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 and computer vision. Our papers appear in SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH Asia, CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, and NIPS. We also have papers in TVCG, IJCV, TPAMI, and TIP. Refer to my publications for more information.

I serve on the Editorial Board of Computer Graphics Forum and Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds. 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.).

I am serving as a Senior Program Committee (SPC) member of IJCAI 2020.

PhD positions available: We are looking for PhD students, in particular for those with good Mathematics or programming background, to work in the area of computer vision or computer graphics. Our current research focus is on applying deep learning techniques to solve computer vision and graphics problems. (Refer to our research projects and publications for more information.) The deadline for PhD application is December 2, 2019. In case if you have a strong academic background, you may also be considered for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme. 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 January, 2020.