Research Students and Staff


Current Research Students (in chronological order)

Haoyuan Wang

BSc(HUST), PhD since 2021

Zhenwei Wang (co-supervised with Gerhard Hancke)

BSc(Xiamen U), PhD since 2021

Huankang Guan

BSc(Wuhan U), PhD since 2020

Yiming Qin

BSc(Shandong U), Joint PhD Scheme (SJTU/CityU) since 2020

Jiayu Sun

BSc(NEU), MEng(U Queensland), Joint PhD Scheme (DLUT/CityU) since 2020

Zheng Dong (co-supervised with Weiwei Xu)

BSc(CSU), PhD at Zhejiang University since 2019

Qiang Jiang (HKPF Recipient)

BSc(SJTU), MSc(SJTU), PhD since 2019

Zhanghan Ke - homepage

BSc(NEU), MSc(CityU), PhD since 2019

Jiaying Lin - homepage

BSc(SCUT), PhD since 2019

Xin Tan

Xin Tan

BSc(CQU), Joint PhD Scheme (SJTU/CityU) since 2019

Lei Zhu

BSc(DLUT), PhD since 2019

Avishek Siris (co-supervised with Gary Tam)

BSc(Swansea U), PhD at Swansea University since 2018

Xin Tian

BSc(SWJTU), Joint PhD Scheme (DLUT/CityU) since 2018


Graduated/Graduating Research Students (in chronological order)

Ke Xu - BSc(DJTU), MSc(DLUT), Thesis submitted to joint DLUT/CityU PhD, May 2020

Thesis: Physical Priors Based Representation Learning for Image Enhancement

Current Position: Research Assistant Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)

Xiaotian Qiao - BSc(ZJU), MSc(ZJU), PhD from CityU, 2020

Thesis: Layout Modeling for Image and Graphic Design Understanding

Cherry (Nanxuan) Zhao - BSc(SCUT), PhD from CityU, 2020

Thesis: Computational Perception for Graphic Design and Elements Generation

Quanlong Zheng - BSc(BUAA), PhD from CityU, 2020

Thesis: Auxiliary Knowledge-based Learning for Visual Saliency, Shadow Detection and Reflection Removal

Xufang Pang - BSc(JMSU), MSc(NNU), PhD from CityU, 2018 (co-supervised with Antoni Chan)

Thesis: Computational Design: Attention-Driven Web Design and Structural Packaging Design

Jianbo Jiao - BSc(SWJTU), MSc(Beijing U), PhD from CityU, 2018 (HKPF Recipient)

Thesis: Joint Reasoning of Synergy Representations for Image and Scene Understanding

Current Position: Postdoc at the VGG/BIA labs at Oxford University

Xiaodan Zhang - BSc(ZZU), MSc(UCAS), PhD from UCAS/CityU (Joint PhD Scheme), 2018

Thesis: Local Semantic Learning for Image Captioning

Current Position: Beijing University of Technology

Yibing Song - BSc(USTC), MPhil (CityU), PhD from CityU, 2018

Thesis: Data Driven Face Image Editing

Current Position: Senior Research Scientist, Tencent AI Lab

Jiawei Zhang - BSc(USTC), MSc(CAS), PhD from CityU, 2018

Thesis: Image Deblurring and Matting via Deep Learning

Current Position: SenseTime Research

Shao Huang - BSc(Nankai U), PhD from UCAS/CityU (Joint PhD Scheme), 2018

Thesis: The Detection of Saliency, Objectness and Actionness in Media Data

Liangqiong Qu - BSc(CSU), PhD from UCAS/CityU (Joint PhD Scheme), 2018

Thesis: Image Illumination Modeling and Processing

Current Position: Postdoc at Stanford University

Shengfeng He - BSc(MUST), MSc(MUST), PhD from CityU, 2015

Thesis: Object Appearance Modeling and Salient Object Detection for Image Understanding

Current Position: Associate Professor, South China University of Technology, China

Xiaojun Su - BSc(Jilin U), PhD from CityU, 2015

Thesis: Target Acquisition Techniques in Human Computer Interaction

Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Ying Cao - BSc(NEU), MSc(NEU), PhD from CityU, 2014 (co-supervised with Antoni Chan)

Thesis: Data-Driven Manga Layout and Composition: Models and Methods

James (Zhe) Huang - BSc(SYSU), PhD from CityU, 2014

Thesis: Assembly-based 3D Modeling using Discrete Optimization

Current Position: CTO in a startup company

Wenxi Liu - BSc(SZU), PhD from CityU, 2014 (co-supervised with Dinesh Manocha)

Thesis: Acquisition, Simulation and Evaluation of Crowd Motion

Current Position: Associate Professor, Fuzhou University, China

Yunhua Deng - BSc(SYSU), PhD from CityU, 2014

Thesis: Workload and Resource Management in Distributed Virtual Environments

Current Position: Huawei Technologies

Tao Yan - PhD from USTC/CityU (Joint PhD Scheme), 2013

Thesis: Stereo Image and Video Editing (received the National Award for PhD Students (博士研究生国家奖学金) 2013)

Current Position: Associate Professor, Jiangnan University, China

Fan Yang - PhD from Durham University, 2013 (co-supervised with Frederick Li)

Thesis: Learning Path Construction in e-Learning - What to learn and How to learn?

Pengjie Wang - PhD from Zhejiang University, 2012 (co-supervised with Zhigeng Pan)

Thesis: Compression and Retrieval Algorithms in 3D Geometry Processing

Current Position: Professor, Dalian Nationalities University, China

Gary Tam - BEng(HKUST), MPhil(CityU), PhD from Durham University, 2009 

Thesis: Indexing and Retrieval of 3D Articulated Geometry Models
Current Position: Senior Lecturer, Swansea University, U.K.

Beta Lam - BSc(CityU), MPhil from CityU, 2008

Thesis: Martial Arts e-Learning System with Real-Time Weapon Simulation

Gurkan Koldas - Ph.D. from METU, 2008 (co-supervised with Veysi Isler)

Thesis: Efficient Visibility Estimation for Distributed Virtual Urban Environments

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

Lewis Li - BSc(CityU), MPhil from CityU, 2007

Thesis: Distributed Synchronization for Collaborative Virtual Environments

Hui Xiao - BSc(Tsinghua U), MPhil from CityU, 2007

Dissertation Title: Dynamic Radiosity on Multi-resolution Models

Meng Wang - BSc(Tsinghua U), MPhil from CityU, 2006 (co-supervised with Baining Guo)

Thesis: Dynamic Shadow Generation

Edmond Ho - BSc(HKBU), MPhil from CityU, 2006 (co-supervised with Taku Komura

Thesis: Real-time Reactive Motion Synthesis
Current Position: Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University, England

Gary Cheung - BSc(CityU), MPhil from CityU, 2006

Thesis: Incremental Rendering of Deformable Trimmed NURBS Surfaces

Oliver Chan - BSc(CityU), MPhil from CityU, 2006

Thesis: A Collision Detection Framework for Deformable NURBS Surfaces

Ken Chan - BSc(CityU), MPhil from CityU, 2005

Thesis: Dynamic Sound Rendering for Distributed Virtual Environments

Ivan Leung - BEng(HKUST), MPhil from CityU, 2005 (co-supervised with C.W. Ngo)

Thesis: Polyphonic Song Analysis and Representation for Query by Singing Systems

Ada Wan - BSc(CityU), MPhil from CityU, 2005

Thesis: Modeling with Panoramic Image Network for Image-based Walkthroughs

Angus Siu - BEng(HKUST), BSc(CityU), PhD from CityU, 2004

Thesis: Modeling and Rendering of Image-based Walkthrough Environments

Gary Tam - BEng(HKUST), MPhil from CityU, 2004 (co-supervised with C.W. Ngo)

Thesis: Matching and Retrieval of 3D Deformable Models

Current Position: Senior Lecturer, Swansea University, U.K.

Beatrice Ng - BSc(CityU), MPhil from CityU, 2004

Thesis: Multi-server Support for Distributed Virtual Environments

Frederick Ng - BA(PolyU), MPhil from CityU, 2003

Thesis: 3D Modeling Interface for Collaborative Virtual Sculpting

Addison Chan - BEng(HKUST), MPhil from CityU, 2002

Thesis: A Hybrid Motion Prediction Method for Caching and Prefetching in Distributed Virtual Environments

Frederick Li - BA(PolyU), MPhil(PolyU), PhD from CityU, 2001

Thesis: Handling of Deformable Objects in Virtual Reality Applications
Current Position: Associate Professor, Durham University, U.K.

Jimmy Chim - BA(PolyU), MPhil from PolyU, 2001 (co-supervised with H.V. Leong and Antonio Si)

Thesis: Caching and Prefetching in Distributed Virtual Environments

Danny To - BA(PolyU), MPhil from CityU, 2000

Thesis: Real-Time Multi-resolution Modeling for Distributed Virtual Environments

Sam Lin - BA(PolyU), MPhil from HKU, 1999 (co-supervised with Xiaola Lin)

Thesis: Adaptive Parallel Rendering

Janis Wong

Janis Wong - BA(PolyU), MPhil from PolyU, 1999

Thesis: Virtual 3D Sculpturing

George Fung - BSc(UNSW), MPhil from PolyU, 1998 (co-supervised with James Liu)

Thesis: Signature Verification Based on Fuzzy Feature Theory and Genetic Algorithm

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University, U.S.A.

Frederick Li - BA(PolyU), MPhil from PolyU, 1998

Thesis: Interactive Rendering of Deforming Parametric Surfaces

Kwai-Hung Chan - BSc(U Warwick), MPhil from PolyU, 1997

Thesis: Facial Image Synthesis in Suspect Identification Based on Warping and Morphing Techniques


Last updated in May 2021.