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Dr Hubert Shum

Associate Professor

Department: Computer and Information Sciences

Hubert ShumI am an Associate Professor (Reader) in Computer Science at Northumbria University, as well as the Director of Research and Innovation of the Computer and Information Sciences Department. I lead the Computational Intelligence and Visual Computing Research Team, which consists of 9 faculty members, 2 post-doctoral researchers and 22 PhDs. Before this, I worked as a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, a Lecturer at the University of Worcester, a postdoctoral researcher at RIKEN Japan, and a research assistant at the City University of Hong Kong. I received my PhD degree from the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, as well as my Master and Bachelor degrees from the City University of Hong Kong.

As for the research funding to support my team, I am the PI of a £124,000 EPSRC grant on human motion analysis, and a £11,800 Royal Society grant on smart environments. I have also been the funding management officer of a €3.03 million Erasmus Mundus project. In addition to these, I have received more than £300,000 from Northumbria University to hire PhD students and purchase research equipment.

I have organized conferences such as the British Machine Vision Conference, ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Motion in Games and the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology. I have served as a member of Program Committee more than 30 times in 9 conferences, including the Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications (PG), and the ACM/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA). I am an Associate Editor of Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, and have been a Guest Editor of Computers and Graphics. I have collaborated with industrial partners especially from the healthcare sector, such as NHS Newcastle Gateshead CCG, NHS Innovation North, Kinesio UK and Your Homes Newcastle (City Council). I have established an international academic network with institutes such as Waseda University, INRIA, the University of Edinburgh and the University of East Anglia.

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Pandon Building
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

Qualifications

  • Computer Science PhD January 01 2010
  • Information Technology MSc July 01 2005
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2012

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 3D Car Shape Reconstruction from a Single Sketch Image, Nozawa, N., Shum, H., Ho, E., Morishima, S. 16 Sep 2019
  • A Dual-Stream Recurrent Neural Network for Student Feedback Prediction using Kinect, Hu, S., Bhattacharya, H., Chattopadhyay, M., Aslam, N., Shum, H. 4 Feb 2019, 2018 12th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management & Applications (SKIMA): Phnom Penh, Cambodia 3 – 5 December 2018., Piscataway, NJ, IEEE
  • A Generic Framework for Editing and Synthesizing Multimodal Data with Relative Emotion Strength, Chan, J., Shum, H., Wang, H., Yi, L., Wei, W., Ho, E. 4 Feb 2019, In: Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds
  • A hybrid metaheuristic navigation algorithm for robot path rolling planning in an unknown environment, Xu, S., Ho, E., Shum, H. 26 Feb 2019, In: Mechatronic Systems and Control
  • A New Method to Evaluate the Dynamic Air Gap Thickness and Garment Sliding of Virtual Clothes During Walking, Hu, P., Ho, E., Aslam, N., Shum, H., Komura, T. 1 Oct 2019, In: Textile Reseach Journal
  • An interactive motion analysis framework for diagnosing and rectifying potential injuries caused through resistance training, Hall, J., Chan, J., Shum, H., Wei, W., Ho, E. 16 Sep 2019
  • A Secure Authentication Protocol for Multi-server-based e-Healthcare using a Fuzzy Commitment Scheme, Barman, S., Shum, H., Chattopadhyay, S., Samanta, D. 21 Jan 2019, In: IEEE Access
  • Automatic Sign Dance Synthesis from Gesture-based Sign Language, Iwamoto, N., Shum, H., Asahina, W., Morishima, S. 28 Aug 2019
  • Curvature-Based Sparse Rule Base Generation for Fuzzy Rule Interpolation, Tan, Y., Shum, H., Chao, F., Vijayakumar, V., Yang, L. 14 May 2019, In: Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems
  • DSPP, Hu, S., Shum, H., Mucherino, A. 28 Aug 2019

Further Information

External Funding

  • EPSRC First Grant (Ref: EP/M002632/1): £124,000, Principal Investigator, 2014-2017, Project title: Interaction-based Human Motion Analysis
  • Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Programme (Ref: 2014-0861/001-001): €3.03 million, Funding Management Officer, 2015-2018, Project title: Sustainable Green Economies through Learning, Innovation, Networking and Knowledge Exchange (gLink)
  • Royal Society International Exchanges (Ref: IES\R2\181024): £12,000, Principal Investigator, 2012-2014, Project title: Modelling Human Motion for Synthesis and Recognition with Deep Learning on Surface Features
  • Royal Society International Exchanges (Ref: IE160609): £11,841, Principal Investigator, Project title: An Affective Smart Environment for Personalized Learning and Teaching, 2017-2019
  • Graduate Program for Embodiment Informatics (Ref: H29-LDGSN-024 & H29-LDGSN-025): ¥2.93 million (~£20,000), Contributing Researcher, 2017-2018
  • MEXT Top Global University Project Scholarship: £5,500, Contributing Researcher, 2015-2016

Internal Funding

  • Research and Enterprise Reward Scheme (Ref: 510972): £9,700, Principal Investigator, Northumbria University, 2015-2017
  • Top-up Fund for EPSRC Project: £24,300, Principal Investigator, Northumbria University, 2015-2017
  • Capital Expenditure for Research Equipment (Ref: 511988, 511276, 511671, 510536): £94,000, Principal Investigator, Northumbria University, 2013-2017
  • Postgraduate Research Scholarship: £65,000 x 2 = £130,000, Principal Investigator, Northumbria University, 2015-2017
  • New Academic Staff Support Grant (Ref: 100700-IO114845): £2,000, Principal Investigator, Northumbria University, 2012-2013
  • Vacation Research Assistantship: £1,000, Principal Investigator, the University of Worcester, 2012
  • Initiating Knowledge Transfer Fund (Ref: 7P-2414): £15,000, Contributing Researcher, the University of Edinburgh, 2009-2010

  Journal Editorships

  • International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), Guest Editor, Special Issue on British Machine Vision 2018 Best Papers
  • Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds (CAVW), Associate Editor, since 2017
  • Computers and Graphics (C&G), Guest Editor, Special Issue on Best Papers from Motion in Games 2016

 Patents

  • Manufacturing Video Graphics (Publication Number: WO/2010/057897)

 Awards

  • Best Paper Award in the 2017 International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE)
  • Best Paper Award in the 2016 UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI)
  • Best Poster Award in the 2016 ACM SIGGGRAPH Conference on Motion in Games (MIG)
  • IEEE CIS Outstanding Student-Paper Travel Grants (USD 800) for a co-supervised PhD Jie Li in 2016
  • IEEE CIS Outstanding Student-Paper Travel Grants (USD 800) for a co-supervised PhD Yao Tan in 2016
  • Outstanding Teaching Performance Award from the University of Worcester in 2011
  • Best Paper Award in the 2008 Annual Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents
  • PhD Scholarship (£37,000) from the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh in 2006

Postgraduate Supervision

  • Daniel Organisciak, PhD, Northumbria University, Research topic: Person and Vehical Re-identification
  • Shanfeng Hu, PhD, Northumbria University, Research topic: Metric Learning for 3D Shapes
  • Zheming Zuo, PhD (Co-supervised), Northumbria University, Research topic: Artificial intelligence for Smart Home Systems
  • Jingtian Zhang, PhD (Graduated), Northumbria University, Research topic: Action Classification using Transfer Learning with Synthesized Training Data
  • Yijun Shen, PhD (Graduated), Northumbria University, Research topic: Human Motion Understanding for Analysis and Synthesis
  • Yao Tan, PhD (Co-supervised, Graduated), Northumbria University, Research topic: Rule Base Generation for Fuzzy Rule Interpolation
  • Joseph Henry, PhD (Co-supervised, Graduated), University of Edinburgh, Research topic: Crowd Formation Control
  • Naoya Iwamoto, PhD (Co-supervised, Graduated), Waseda University, Research topic: Character Deformation Simulation with Position-based Dynamics
  • Wakana Asahina, MSc (Co-supervised, Graduated), Waseda University, Research topic: Automatic Dance Generation with Sign Language
  • Pierre Plantard, PhD (Co-supervised, Graduated), Rennes 2 University, Research topic: Posture Reconstruction for Ergonomics Applications
  • Zhiguang Liu, PhD (Co-Supervised, Graduated), City University of Hong Kong, Research topic: Kinect-based Posture Reconstruction using Gaussian Models
  • Liuyang Zhou, PhD (Co-Supervised, Graduated), City University of Hong Kong, Research topic: Human Motion Variation Synthesis
  • Xi Chen, MSc (Co-Supervised, Graduated), Newcastle University, Research topic: Dimensions Estimation with Depth Images Provided by Kinect

 

Current and Recent Projects

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Modelling Human Motion for Synthesis and Recognition with Deep Learning on Surface Features, Shum, H., The Royal Society, 09/11/18 - 08/11/20, £12,000.00
  • An Affective Smart Environment for Personalized Learning and Teaching, Shum, H., The Royal Society, 31/03/17 - 30/03/19, £11,841.00
  • Interaction-based Human Motion Analysis, Shum, H., Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, 01/11/14 - 30/04/16, £123,819.00

PGR Supervision

  • Daniel Organisciak Start: 01/03/2018
  • Yi Shen Human Motion Analysis and Synthesis in Computer Graphics Start: 30/01/2014
  • Jingtian Zhang Learning Discriminative Feature for Human Motion Understanding Start: 01/02/2015
  • Shanfeng Hu Metric Representations for Shape Analysis and Synthesis Start: 01/09/2016


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