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Department of Computer Science

Dr Hoshang Kolivand

Dr Hoshang Kolivand

Biography

Hoshang Kolivand received his MS degree in applied mathematics and computer from Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, in 1999, and his PhD from Media and Games Innovation Centre of Excellence (MaGIC-X) in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2013. He has completed his Post Doctoral in Augmented Reality in UTM. Previously he worked as a lecturer in Shahid Beheshti University, Iran and then as a Senior Lecturer in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Currently he is a Senior Lecturer in Liverpool John Moores University. He has published numerous articles in international journals, conference proceedings and technical papers, including chapters in books. He is an active reviewer of many conference and international journals. He has also published many books in object-oriented programming and mathematics. His research interests include Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.

Research interests:
Dr Hoshang currently seeking motivated students with strong background in computer science for Master and PhD projects on the following areas:
-Computer Graphics
-Virtual Reality
-Augmented Reality
-Gamification
-Computer Vision and Visualisation
-Image processing
-Animal Computer Interaction
-Human Computer Interaction
-Photorealistic/non photorealistic Rendering
-Artificial Intelligence
-Pathfinding
-Data Modeling

Languages

Persian
English

Degrees

2014, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, Post Doctoral
2013, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia, PhD
1999, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, MSc

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, Computer Science, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - present
Senior Lecturer, MaGICX (Media and Game Innovation Centre of Excellence), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, 2014 - 2016
Visiting Lecturer, Health an Environment, Shahid Beheshty University of Tehran, 2006 - 2010

Publications

Journal article

Rehman A, Abbas N, Saba T, Mahmood T, Kolivand H. 2018. Rouleaux red blood cells splitting in microscopic thin blood smear images via local maxima, circles drawing, and mapping with original RBCs Microscopy Research and Technique, >DOI

Kaji S, Kolivand H, Madani R, Salehinia M, Shafaie M. 2018. Augmented Reality in Smart Cities: A Multimedia Approach Journal of Engineering Technology, 6 :28-45

Kolivand H, Mei Fern B, Mohd Rahim MS, Sulong G, Baker T, Tully D. 2018. An expert botanical feature extraction technique based on phenetic features for identifying plant species PLoS ONE,

Kolivand H, El Rhalibi A, Sunar MS, Saba T. 2018. ReVitAge: Realistic Virtual Heritage Taking Shadows and Sky Illumination into Account Journal of Cultural Heritage, >DOI

Kajit S, Kolivand H, Madani R, Salehinia M. 2017. Utilizing “Augmented Reality” Technology to Illustrate Residential Open Space Greenery International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 12 :6022-6028

Dalim CSC, Kolivand H, Kadhim H, Sunar MS, Billinghurst M. 2017. Factors influencing the acceptance of augmented reality in education: A review of the literature Journal of Computer Science, 13 :581-589 >DOI

Ali HH, Sunar MS, Kolivand H. 2017. Realistic real-time rendering of light shafts using blur filter: considering the effect of shadow maps Multimedia Tools and Applications, :1-16 >DOI

Ali HH, Sunar MS, Kolivand H. 2017. Soft bilateral filtering volumetric shadows using cube shadow maps PLOS ONE, 12 >DOI >Link

Algfoor ZA, Sunar MS, Abdullah A, Kolivand H. 2017. Identification of metabolic pathways using pathfinding approaches: A systematic review Briefings in Functional Genomics, 16 :87-98 >DOI

Ali IR, Kolivand H, Alkawaz MH. 2017. Lip syncing method for realistic expressive 3D face model Multimedia Tools and Applications, :1-44 >DOI

Kolivand H, Riyad Al-Rousan , Mohd Shahrizal Sunar . 2017. Geometry-based shading for shape depiction Enhancement, Multimedia Tools and Applications, >DOI

Kolivand H, Sunar MS, Rehman A, Almazyad AS, Saba T. 2017. Outdoor 3D illumination in real time environments: A novel approach Journal of Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, 8 :208-217

Rad AE, Rahim MSM, Kolivand H, Amin IBM. 2017. Morphological region-based initial contour algorithm for level set methods in image segmentation MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS, 76 :2185-2201 >DOI >Link

Kolivand H, Al-Rousan R, Shahrizal Sunar . 2016. Interactive toon shading using mesh smoothing Int. J. Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, 15 :218-229 >DOI

Ali HH, Kolivand H, Sunar MS. 2016. Soft bilateral filtering shadows using multiple image-based algorithms MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS, 76 :2591-2608 >DOI >Link

Kolivand H, Billinghurst M, Sunar MS. 2016. LivePhantom: Retrieving Virtual World Light Data to Real Environments PLOS ONE, 11 >DOI >Link

Zarei A, Yusof KM, Daud MFB, Kolivand H, Saba T. 2016. A novel approach of multimedia instruction applications in engineering education Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, 93 :472-486

Abuhashish FAM, Kolivand H, Sunar MS, Mohamad D. 2015. Framework of controlling 3d virtual human emotional walking using BCI Jurnal Teknologi, 75 :17-25

Al-Rousan R, Sunar MS, Kolivand H, Alhajhamad H. 2015. Interactive non-photorealistic rendering Jurnal Teknologi, 75 :57-64

Ismail I, Sunar MS, Kolivand H. 2015. Motion deformation style control technique for 3D humanoid character by using MoCap data Jurnal Teknologi, 78 :35-40 >DOI

Abd Algfoor Z, Sunar MS, Kolivand H. 2015. A comprehensive study on pathfinding techniques for robotics and video games International Journal of Computer Games Technology, 2015 >DOI

Kolivand H, Sunar MS. 2015. Anti-aliasing in image based shadow generation techniques: a comprehensive survey MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS, 74 :7461-7487 >DOI >Link

Kolivand H, Sunar MS. 2015. Soft shadows using sp-line approximation Jurnal Teknologi, 75 :63-69 >DOI

Mousa R, Sunar MS, Kolivand H, Rehman A, Al-Dhelaan A, Al-Rodhaan M. 2015. Marker Hiding Methods: Applications in Augmented Reality APPLIED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, 29 :101-118 >DOI >Link

Kolivand H, Sunar MS, Altameem A, Rehman A, Uddin M. 2015. Shadow mapping algorithms: Applications and limitations Applied Mathematics and Information Sciences, 9 :1307-1315 >DOI

Kolivand H, Zakaria AH, Sunar MS. 2014. Shadow Generation in Mixed Reality: A Comprehensive Survey IETE TECHNICAL REVIEW, 32 :3-15 >DOI >Link

Abuhashish FA, Sunar MS, Kolivand H, Mohamed FM, Mohamad DB. 2014. Feature extracted classifiers based on EEG signals: A survey Life Science Journal, 11 :364-375

Kolivand H, Sunar MS. 2014. Covering photo-realistic properties of outdoor components with the effects of sky color in mixed reality MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS, 72 :2143-2162 >DOI >Link

Kolivand H, Noh Z, Sunar MS. 2014. A quadratic spline approximation using detail multi-layer for soft shadow generation in augmented reality MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS, 73 :1225-1245 >DOI >Link

Kolivand H, Sunar MS. 2014. Realistic Real-Time Outdoor Rendering in Augmented Reality PLOS ONE, 9 >DOI >Link

Ismail I, Kolivand H, Sunar MS, Basori AH. 2013. An overview on dynamic 3D character motion techniques in virtual environments Life Science Journal, 10 :846-853

Kolivand H, Sunar MS. 2013. A Survey of Shadow Volume Algorithms in Computer Graphics IETE TECHNICAL REVIEW, 30 :38-46 >DOI >Link

Kolivand H, Sunar MS, Rehman A, Altameem A. 2013. Simulated real-time soft shadow in mixed reality using fuzzy logic 3D Research, 4 :1-8 >DOI

Kolivand H, Sunar MS. 2012. REAL-TIME OUTDOOR RENDERING USING HYBRID SHADOW MAPS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INNOVATIVE COMPUTING INFORMATION AND CONTROL, 8 :7169-7184 >Link

Kolivand H, Sunar MS. 2012. An overview on base real-time shadow techniques in virtual environments Telkomnika, 10 :171-178

Kolivand H, Sunar MS. 2012. Real-time outdoor rendering using Hybrid Shadow Maps International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control, 8 :7168-7184

Kolivand H, Sunar MS, Altameem A, Rehman A. 2012. A New Coherent Technique for Real-Time Shadow Generation with Respect to the Sun's Position LIFE SCIENCE JOURNAL-ACTA ZHENGZHOU UNIVERSITY OVERSEAS EDITION, 9 :1039-1045 >Link

Kolivand H, Sunar MS. 2011. Shadow Mapping or Shadow Volume? International Journal of New Computer Architectures and their Applications, 1

Kolivand H, Sunar MS, Amirshakarami A, Ranjbari Z. 2011. Real-time volume shadow using visible-non visible algorithm Journal of Computer Science, 7 :980-985 >DOI

Kolivand H, Sunar MS, Kakh S, Al-Rousan R, Ismahafezi I. Photorealistic rendering: a survey on evaluation Multimedia Tools and Applications,

Kolivand H, Fern BM, Mohd Rahim MS, Solung G, Wren C. A Comprehensive Survey on Feature Extraction Methods for Leaf Recognition Journal of Forestry Research,

Kolivand H, Sunar MS. To Combine Silhouette Detection and Stencil Buffer for Generating Real-Time Shadow International Journal of Computer Graphics,

Kolivand H, Sunar MS. Real-Time Projection Shadow with Respect to Sun’s Position in Virtual Environments International Journal of Computer Science Issues, 8

Kolivand H, Sunar MS. Hybrid Silhouette Detection for Real-Time Shadow Volume The international journal of virtual reality : a multimedia publication for professionals, 10

Kolivand H, Sunar MS. Real-Time Sky Color with Effect of Sun’s Position International Journal of Scientific Research Engineering & Technology (IJSRET),

Kolivand H, Sunar MS, Jusoh N, Olufemi O. Real-Time Shadow Using a Combination of Stencil and The Z-Buffer The International Journal of Multimedia & Its Applications, 3

Kolivand H, ALHAJHAMAD H, HASHISH FA, Sunar MS. An Overview: Image Segmentation Techniques for Geometry and Color Detection in Augmented Reality Environments Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 6

Kolivand H, Sunar MS, Rehman A. Extended edge silhouette detection algorithm to create real-time shadow volume International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences,

Kolivand H, Sunar MS, Zakaria A. Shadow Generation in Augmented Reality: A Complete Survey IETE Technical Review,

Kolivand H, Abuhashish F, Zraqou J, Alkhodour W, Sunar MS. Emotion Interaction With Virtual Reality Using Hybrid Emotion Classification Technique Toward Brain Signals International Journal of Computer Science & Information Technology,

Kolivand H, Ali IR, Sulong G. Realistic Lip Syncing for Virtual Character Using Common Viseme Set Computer and Information Science, 8

Kolivand H, Sunar MS, Ismail I, Kolivand M. Fuzzy Soft Shadow in Augmented Reality Systems BORNEO Science,

Kolivand H, Joudaki S, Sunar MS, Mohamad D. Background Subtraction Methods in Video Streams: A Review JOURNAL OF SOFT COMPUTING AND DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS,

Kolivand H, Sunar MS, Ali H, Arsad MA. A Review on Light Shafts Rendering for Indoor Scenes International Journal of Computer, Electrical, Automation, Control and Information Engineering,

Kolivand H, Kolivand M, Sunar MS, Arsad M. A Fast Silhouette Detection Algorithm for Shadow Volumes in Augmented Reality International Journal of Computer, Electrical, Automation, Control and Information Engineering,

Conference publication

Kolivand H, Ehsani Rad A, Tully D. 2018. Virtual Sex: Good, Bad or Ugly? Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 10715 LNAI :26-36 >DOI

Joudaki S, Bin Sunar MS, Kolivand H. 2016. Background subtraction methods in video streams: A review Proceedings of the 2015 4th International Conference on Interactive Digital Media, ICIDM 2015, >DOI

Al-Rousan R, Sunar MS, Kolivand H. 2016. Stylized line drawings for shape depiction Proceedings of the 2015 4th International Conference on Interactive Digital Media, ICIDM 2015, >DOI

Kolivand H, Sunar MS, Selamat A. 2015. Real-time light shaft generation for indoor rendering Communications in Computer and Information Science, 532 :487-495 >DOI

Kolivand H, Sunar MS. 2015. An Intelligent Application for Outdoor Rendering Taking Sky Color and Shadows into Account Fujita H, Selamat A. INTELLIGENT SOFTWARE METHODOLOGIES, TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES, SOMET 2014, 13th International Conference on Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools, and Techniques (SoMeT) 513 :178-190 >DOI >Link

Alhajhamad H, Sunar MS, Kolivand H. 2015. Automatic estimation of illumination features for indoor photorealistic rendering in augmented reality Communications in Computer and Information Science, 532 :541-544 >DOI

Rad AE, Amin IBM, Rahim MSM, Kolivand H. 2015. Computer-Aided Dental Caries Detection System from X-Ray Images PhonAmnuaisuk S, Au TW. COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 4th INNS Symposia on Computational Intelligence in Information Systems (INNS-CIIS) 331 :233-243 >DOI >Link

Mousa R, Kolivand H, Sunar MS. 2015. Enhanced Exemplar Based Inpainting Algorithm for Hiding the Augmented Reality Marker 12TH ADVANCES IN COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE (ACE15), 12th Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference (ACE) >DOI >Link

Kolivand H, Sunar MS. 2014. An Intelligent Real-Time Application for Casting Shadows in Outdoor Environments Fujita H, Selamat A, Haron H. NEW TRENDS IN SOFTWARE METHODOLOGIES, TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES, 13th International Conference on Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools, and Techniques (SoMeT) 265 :846-856 >DOI >Link

Kolivand H, Sunar MS, Farhang Y, Fattahi H. 2011. Real-Time Volume Shadow Using Stencil Buffer Zain JM, Mohd WMB, ElQawasmeh E. SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS, PT 2, 2nd International Conference on Software Engineering and Computing Systems (ICSECS 2011) 180 :680-+ >Link

Kolivand H, Sunar MSB. 2011. New silhouette detection algorithm to create real-time volume shadow Proceedings - Workshop on Digital Media and Digital Content Management, DMDCM 2011, :270-274 >DOI

Kolivand H, Bin Sunar MS. 2011. A New Application for Real-Time Shadow and Sun's Position in Virtual Environment Zaman HB, Robinson P, Petrou M, Olivier P, Shih TK, Velastin S, Nystrom I. VISUAL INFORMATICS: SUSTAINING RESEARCH AND INNOVATIONS, PT I, 2nd International Visual Informatics Conference 7066 :300-306 >Link

Kolivand H, Samihah C, Sunar MS. Influential Factors of Augmented Reality Acceptance in Education: A Review of the Literature 1st ICRIL-International Conference on Innovation in Science and Technology >Link

Kolivand H, Al rousan R, Sunar MS. Interactive Toon Shading Using Mesh Smoothing >Link

Kolivand H, Ali H, Sunar MS. Interactive Rendering of Light Scattering in Dust Molecules using Particle Systems >Link

Kolivand H, Koliand M, Sunar MS. An Overview on Utilization of Augmented Reality in Surgery ICRIL-International Conference on Innovation in Science and Technology >Link

Kolivand H, Hatam A, Sunar MS. A Review on Light Shafts Rendering for Indoor Scenes >Link

Kolivand H, Kolivand M, Sunar S. A Fast Silhouette Detection Algorithm for Shadow Volumes in Augmented Reality World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology >Link

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Award title: Real-Time Outdoor Rendering Application (ReTORA), Awarding body: Silver Medal, URL: http://eng.spb-venchur.ru/news/22493.htm

Award title: Real-Time Outdoor Rendering Application (ReTORA), Awarding body: Silver Medal, URL: http://www.ahlashkari.com/awards/Inatex2012.asp

Award title: Best Paper Award, Awarding body: Best Paper, URL: https://seminar.utmspace.edu.my/icidm2013/

Award title: MOTION CHANGE, Awarding body: Gold Medal, URL: http://www.utm.my/insteg/photo-gallery/inatex2013/

Award title: Real-Time Outdoor Augmented Reality Application (RoARA), Awarding body: Best Invention, URL: http://www.utm.my/insteg/photo-gallery/inatex2013/

Award title: Real-Time Outdoor Augmented Reality Application (RoARA), Awarding body: Gold Medal 15th Industrial Art and Technology Exhibition (INATEX 2013), URL: http://www.utm.my/insteg/photo-gallery/inatex2013/

Award title: WiFi-AR, Awarding body: Bronze Medal 16th Industrial Art and Technology Exhibition (INATEX 2014), URL: http://magicx.utm.my/2015/11/05/17th-industrial-art-and-technology-exhibition-inatex-2015/

Award title: KinectPhantom: Realistic Virtual Shadows on Real Environments, Awarding body: Gold Medal 17th Industrial Art and Technology Exhibition (INATEX 2015), URL: http://magicx.utm.my/2015/11/05/17th-industrial-art-and-technology-exhibition-inatex-2015/

Award title: SunAR, Awarding body: Silver Medal Malaysia Technology Expo(MTE2016), 18-20 February , Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, URL: http://en.nrct.go.th/en/News/tabid/78/ctl/ArticleView/mid/388/articleId/260/Malaysia-Technology-Expo-2016.aspx

Award title: BrainX, Awarding body: Silver Medal Malaysia Technology Expo(MTE2016), URL: http://en.nrct.go.th/en/News/tabid/78/ctl/ArticleView/mid/388/articleId/260/Malaysia-Technology-Expo-2016.aspx

Editorial boards:

Publication: Committee member of 1st International Conference on Interactive Digital Media ICIDM, Langkawi, Malaysia, 2012, URL: https://seminar.utmspace.edu.my/icidm2012/callforpaper.html

Publication: Committee member of 2nd International Conference on Interactive Digital Media ICIDM, (ICIDM), Sarawak, Malaysia, 2013, URL: https://seminar.utmspace.edu.my/icidm2013/

Publication: Committee member of 3th International Conference on Interactive Digital Media ICIDM, (ICIDM), Sabah, Malaysia, 2014, URL: https://seminar.utmspace.edu.my/icidm2014/

Publication: Co-Chair of INNS-CIIS 2014: The Fourth INNS Symposia Series on Computational Intelligence in Information Systems, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, 2014, URL: https://sites.google.com/site/innswc2014/

Publication: Committee member of ICRIL-International Conference on Innovation in Science and Technology (IICIST 2015), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2015, URL: http://www.utm.my/iicist/

Publication: Committee member of, The 14th International Conference on Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques
Monumental Complex of St. Chiara, Naples, Italy
September 15-17, 2015, URL: http://www.impianti.unina.it/somet2015/

Publication: Committee member of, Second International Conference on Electrical Engineering (ELE 2015), Dubai, UAE, Aug 28-29 2015, URL: http://conference.researchbib.com/view/event/46035

Publication: Committee member of, The 29th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems to be held in August 2~4 2016 in Iwate, Japan, 2016, URL: http://www.wikicfp.com/cfp/servlet/event.showcfp?eventid=50837©ownerid=83844

Publication: Editor of Book Chapter, Image and Vision Computing (Applications and Issues), 2016, UTM Press, URL: http://www.utm.my/penerbit/

Publication: Committee member of, The 15th International Conference on Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques
 12-14 September, Larnaca, Cyprus, 2016, URL: http://www.cyprusconferences.org/somet2016/

Publication: Committee member of 4th International Conference on Interactive Digital Media ICIDM, (ICIDM), Bandung, Indonesia, 2015, URL: http://www.proceedings.com/31051.html

Publication: Committee member of 2nd International Conference on Fuzzy System and Data Mining(FSDM 2016), Macau University of Science and Technology, December 11-14, 2016, URL: http://conference.city/conference.php?e_id=100646

Publication: Committee member of ICSCA 2017 (2017 6th International Conference on Software and Computer Applications), Bangkok, Thailand, Feb 26-28, 2017, URL: http://www.icsca.org/

Publication: Committee member of, The 16th International Conference on Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques,
 September 26-28, 2017, Kitakyushu, Japan, URL: http://somet2017.iwate-pu.net/

Publication: Committee member , International Symposium on Computer Science and Intelligent Controls (ISCSIC 2017)

Publication: Committee member, IEEE Computing Conference (SAI) 2017, 18-20 July 2017 - London, United Kingdom

Publication: Committee member, Thirteenth International Conference on Intelligent Computing (ICIC 2017), August 7-10, 2017, in Liverpool, UK.

Publication: Committee member, 10th Malaysian Software Engineering Conference (MySEC 2017), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), Malaysia, Aug 7-9, 2017

Publication: Committee member, 7th International Conference on Software and Computer Applications (ICSCA 2018), Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Kuantan, Malaysia, Feb 8-10, 2018

Publication: Editor in Chief, International Journal of Interactive Digital Media (IJIDM), UTM ViCubeLab, 2016-17

Other invited event:

Title of event: Advanced Augmented Reality Technology to Enhance Current Researches,, Location: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia,, Description: Using Augmented Reality to enhance your research in term of publication

Title of event: Advanced Mixed Reality Technology for Research and Publications, Location: Kyushu Institute of Technology, Fukuoka, Japan, Description: How to engage your research with new technologies

Title of event: Engaging the Advanced Technologies in Current Research, Location: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia International Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2015, Description: Engaging the Advanced Technologies in Current Research