Visual Processing and Communication Research Group


Lab Name and Affiliation

Visual Processing and Communication Research Group

Nanyang Technological University

Lab Director (or Principal Investigator)

Lap-Pui Chau received the B. Eng degree with first class honours in Electronic Engineering from Oxford Brookes University, England, and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, in 1992 and 1997, respectively.
In June 1996, he joined Tritech Microelectronics as a senior engineer. Since March 1997, he joined Centre for Signal Processing, a national research centre in Nanyang Technological University as a research fellow, subsequently he joined School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University as an assistant professor and currently, he is an associate professor. His research interests include fast signal processing algorithms, video processing, robust video transmission, image representation for 3D content delivery, and image based human skeleton extraction.
He involved in organization committee of international conferences including the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2010, ICIP 2004), and IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME 2010). He is a Technical Program Co-Chairs for Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP 2013) and 2010 International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communications Systems (ISPACS 2010).

He was the chair of Technical Committee on Circuits & Systems for Communications (TC-CASC) of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society from 2010 to 2012, and the chairman of IEEE Singapore Circuits and Systems Chapter from 2009 to 2010. He served as a member of Singapore Digital Television Technical Committee from 1998 to 1999. He served as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and is currently serving as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting and IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Newsletter. Besides, he is IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for 2009-2013, and a steering committee member of IEEE Transactions for Mobile Computing from 2011-2013.

Lab Introduction

As a research group in School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, we focuses on development of algorithms and applications for understanding, processing, representation and transmission of visual content.
The evolution of the Internet and content driven community pushes the development of 3D world interaction and exploration to a new height in recent years. This is a trend seen from the rapid growth in 3D research and applications for 3D gaming and 3D video. With the increasing demand for high quality 3D contents, there is an urgent need to address the effective representation and smooth delivery of such information across networks given the erratic nature of the communication channels.
Current research includes 3D motion capture (MOCAP), MOCAP data representation, analysis and transmission, noise removal for visual contents, 3D video processing and transmission, and application of human skeleton extraction.

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