Dr Yun Sheng

School of Computer Science and Mathematics

Yun Sheng is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Surrey‚ U.K. During his PhD study he took part in the EU FP6 project VISNET‚ working on WP1.1 Audiovisual Object Modelling for Animation as a student member‚ and was subsequently promoted to Research Fellow with the I-Lab‚ Centre for Communication Systems Research. In 2006‚ he joined the Media Technology Research Centre‚ Department of Computer Science‚ University of Bath‚ working on the EPSRC project‚ Efficient Geometry Parameterisation for Modelling and Animation as a post-doctoral Research Officer with Prof. Phil Willis, past chair of Eurographics. In 2009, he relocated to Singapore pursuing his research interest in Partial Differential Equations in computer graphics applications as Research Fellow at the Nanyang Technological University before he took an associate professorship of Computer Science at the East China Normal University, Shanghai in 2011. In 2019, Yun decided to take on a new challenge as Senior Lecturer by joining the former Department of Computer Science, now known as the School of Computer Science and Mathematics, LJMU. In 2021, he has successfully passed his pedagogic PGCert in Academic Practice and been told he could attend a graduation ceremony once again after his last one 15 years ago. Hooray!

Yun is an awardee of Platinum Best Paper of the International Conference on Multimedia and Expo 2018 (ICME'18), a leading conference of IEEE in Multimedia, and a programme committee member of Computer Graphics International (CGI'18, CGI'19, CGI'20, CGI'21) and International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC'18, ISVC'19). He has also been regularly serving as a peer reviewer in a number of international conferences and journals‚ as well as both international and domestic funding bodies. His current research interests cover a wide spectrum of hotspots in digital media, computer graphics and vision, including 3D modelling and animation‚ geometric mesh processing‚ shape analysis‚ non-photorealistic rendering, etc. In particular, he is recently fascinated by the power of Deep Learning in resolving conventional and future academic problems.

Yun is constantly looking for both PhD students and visiting scholars to collaborate in the cutting edge of the above exciting areas. If interested please contact him directly.

The modules he is currently lecturing include:
4119COMP Fundamentals of Multimedia
5109COMP Digital Games Content Production
5128COMP Interactive Multimedia Systems
6124COMP Big Data, Tools and Analysis

Yun is lucky to have worked and be working with all the colleagues whose work has contributed to his publications.

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Technology, East China Normal University, 2011 - 2019
Research Fellow, Centre for Advanced Media Technology, Nanyang Technological University, 2009 - 2011
Postdoctoral Research Officer, Media Technology Research Centre, University of Bath, 2006 - 2009
Research Fellow, Centre for Communication Systems Research, University of Surrey, 2004 - 2005

Journal article

Liu Y, Fang F, Wang T, Li J, Sheng Y, Zhang G. 2021. Multi-scale Grid Network for Image Deblurring with High-frequency Guidance The IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, DOI Public Url

Yan D, Sheng Y, Mao X. 2019. Pencil Drawing Video Rendering Using Convolutional Networks Computer Graphics Forum, 38 :91-102 DOI Author Url Public Url

Li R, Shi X, Sheng Y, Zhang G. 2019. A new area-based convexity measure with distance weighted area integration for planar shapes Computer Aided Geometric Design (a GMP'19 paper, acceptance rate around 22%), 71 :176-189 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Shen Q, Sheng Y, Chen C, Zhang G, Ugail H. 2018. A PDE patch-based spectral method for progressive mesh compression and mesh denoising The Visual Computer, 34 :1563-1577 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Li R, Liu L, Sheng Y, Zhang G. 2017. A heuristic convexity measure for 3D meshes The Visual Computer(a CGI'17 paper, acceptance rate is 20%), 33 :903-912 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Cui D, Sheng Y, Zhang G. 2017. Image-based embroidery modeling and rendering Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, 28 :e1725-e1725 DOI

Chen C, Sheng Y, Li F, Zhang G, Ugail H. 2017. A PDE-based head visualization method with CT data Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, 28 :e1683-e1683 DOI

Sheng Y, Willis P, Castro GG, Ugail H. 2011. Facial geometry parameterisation based on Partial Differential Equations Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 54 :1536-1548 DOI

Sheng Y, Sourin A, Castro GG, Ugail H. 2010. A PDE method for patchwise approximation of large polygon meshes The Visual Computer (a CGI'10 paper, acceptance rate < 23%), 26 :975-984 DOI

Sheng Y, Sadka AH, Kondoz AM. 2008. Automatic single view-based 3-D face synthesis for unsupervised multimedia applications IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 18 :961-974 DOI

Sheng Y, Sadka AH, Kondoz AM. 2004. Automatic 3D face synthesis using single 2D video frame Electronics Letters, 40 :1173-1173 DOI

Pang M, Sheng Y, Sourin A, Castro G, Ugail H. Reconstructing multiresolution mesh for web visualization based on PDE resampling Transactions on computational science, XII :36-55 DOI

Liu L, Chen Y, Sheng Y, Zhang G. Pencil drawing simulation with adaptive noise model-based line integral convolution Journal of Graphics (in Chinese), 36 :77-82

Li R, Liu L, Sheng Y, Zhang G. An improved convexity measure for 3D meshes The Journal of East China Normal University (in Chinese), 6 :63-75

Conference publication

Xu Z, Wang T, Fang F, Sheng Y, Zhang G. 2020. Stylization-based achitecture for fast deep exemplar colorization Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2020, :9360-9369 DOI

Yuan H, Ma Y, Sheng Y. 2020. Fusing IMU data into SfM for image-based 3D reconstruction Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Computer Graphics International (CGI) 2020 12221 :220-232 DOI

Shi X, Li R, Sheng Y. 2020. A new volume-based convexity measure for 3D shapes Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Computer Graphics International (CGI) 2020 12221 LNCS :59-70 DOI

Wang D, Sheng Y, Zhang G. 2019. A new female body segmentation and feature localisation method for image-based anthropometry LNCS, The 25th International Conference on Multimedia Modeling (MMM), 2019 11295 :567-577 DOI

Kong Q, Sheng Y, Zhang G. 2018. Hybrid noise for LIC-based pencil hatching simulation IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME'18, Platinum Best Paper Award) DOI

Yuan H, Sheng Y, Zhou Y, Zhang G. 2018. Dual-way guided depth image inpainting with RGBD image pairs LNCS, The 24th International Conference on Multimedia Modeling (MMM), 2018 10704 :178-189 DOI

Shen Q, Sheng Y, Zhang G. 2017. Illumination-preserving embroidery simulation for non-photorealistic rendering LNCS, The 23rd International Conference on Multimedia Modeling (MMM), 2017 10133 :233-244 DOI

Liu L, Sheng Y, Zhang G, Ugail H. 2015. Graph cut based mesh segmentation using feature points and geodesic distance 2015 International Conference on Cyberworlds (CW) :115-120 DOI

Lu Y, Sheng Y, Zhang G. 2015. Instant messenger with personalized 3D avatar 2015 International Conference on Cyberworlds (CW) :325-331 DOI

Pang M-Y, Sheng Y, Sourin A, Castro GG, Ugail H. 2010. Automatic reconstruction and web visualization of complex PDE shapes 2010 International Conference on Cyberworlds (CW) DOI

Sheng Y, Willis P, Castro G, Ugail H. 2008. PDE-based facial animation: Making the complex simple Lecture Notes in Computer Science, The 4th Int. Symposium on Visual Computing, 2008 5359 :723-732 DOI

Sheng Y, Willis P, Gonzalez Castro G, Ugail H. 2008. PDE face: A novel 3D face model The 8th IASTED Int. Conf. on Visualization, Imaging, and Image Processing

Gonzalez Castro G, Ugail H, Willis P, Sheng Y. 2008. Parametric representation of facial expressions on PDE-based surfaces The 8th IASTED Int. Conf. on Visualization, Imaging, and Image Processing

Kucharski K, Skarbek W, Sheng Y, Sadka A, Dainese G, Marcon M, Sarti A, Tubaro S. 2005. Towards 3D face recognition Polish National Conference on Radiocommunications and Broadcasting, KKRRiT :101-110

Sheng Y, Sadka A, Kondoz A. 2004. An automatic algorithm for facial feature extraction in video applications the Fifth International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS'2004)

Sheng Y, Sadka A, Kondoz A. 2003. Automatic face segmentation for 3-D model-based video coding International Conference on Visual Information Engineering (VIE 2003) :274-277 DOI

Chapters

Sheng Y, Kucharski K, Sadka A, Skarbek W. 2006. Automatic Face Synthesis and Analysis: A Quick Survey Computer Vision and Graphics International Conference, Iccvg 2004, Warsaw, Poland, September 2004, Proceedings :147-160 Springer Science & Business Media 9781402041785

Sheng Y, Sadka A, Kondoz A. 2003. Fast and Automatic Facial Feature Extraction for 3-D Model-Based Video Coding Digital Media Processing for Multimedia Interactive Services Proceedings of the 4th European Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services : Queen Mary, University of London, 9-11 April 2003 :387-390 World Scientific 9789812383556

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