Weisi  Lin 
BSc, MSc, PhD
Associate Chair (Research)
School of Computer Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798

“Science is not only a dsciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.”
-- Stephen Hawking

Postdoc/RA positions open for visual quality modeling for human/artificial intelligence, perceptual video compression, 3D Point-Cloud Compression & processing, and multi-task machine-learning based visual analysis
contact me at wslin@ntu.edu.sg.

A few words about myself...

I received a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and then a Master's degree in Digital Signal Processing from Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China. I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Vision from King’s College, London University, UK.

I taught and researched in Sun Yat-Sen University, Shantou University (China), Bath University (UK), National University of Singapore, Institute of Microelectronics (Singapore), and Institute for Infocomm Research (Singapore). In February 2007, I joined the faculty of Nanyang Technological University. I am a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of IET, a Chartered Engineer, and Honorary Fellow of SIET (Singapore Institute of Engineering Technologists). 

My research deals with image processing, perception-based modeling, video compression, and multimedia communication. I believe that good theory is practical and effective teamwork can achieve the goal of "1+1>2"; I have kept a balance of academic research and industrial deployment in my working life, and also managed over ten successfully-delivered major projects for external customers.

It has been my good fortune to have the chances to work with many colleagues and students in various organizations. I always look forward to collaborating with more researchers who think alike, and am eager to meet new students with an interest in image processing, visual understanding and multimedia communication, as well as modeling the relevant physiological, cognitive and psychological findings.

We have recently built a COVID-19 Test Strip Reader  with colleagues in School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. We have also built a Retargeted Image Subjective Quality Database and a database for Perceptual Quality Assessment of Screen Content Images (SIQAD). Some other past research can be seen here.

At leisure, I like reading and taking walks. The books I like include: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey; Fishing Lessons-Insights, Fun, and Philosophy from a Passionate Angler, by Paul Quinnett; A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking; Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success,  by Matthew Syed; The Happy Student: 5 Steps to Academic Fulfillment and Success, by Daniel Wong; LETTERS TO HIS SON, by the EARL OF CHESTERFIELD; Tan Swie Hian Fables; Teacher Man, by Frank McCourt; Tuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Albom. I also like Prof Randy Pausch's Last Lecture, and the transcription of "You and Your Research'' by Dr. Richard W. Hamming

My current research team members:
Mr Chen Zhuo
B. Eng
Project: Deep-learnt visual feature coding
Research interests: deep learning and visual feature coding
Personal website link 
Congratulations for being selected into Lean LaunchPad Singapore - a governmental innovation and commercialisation platform- with technology in  collaborative intelligence, 2020! 
Mr Hou Jingwen
B.Eng, MSc
Project: Blind image quality assessment
Research interests: deep learning-based perceptual quality assessment  
Congratulations for leading toward Second Runner-up  for the 5-Minute Video Clip Contest at IEEE ICIP 2020 !
Mr Hu Zhi 
B. Eng
Project: Point-cloud segmentation and applications
Research interests: 3D segmentation, Semantic SLAM, Deep Learning
Dr Zhao Baoquan
B. Eng, PhD
Project: 3D Point Cloud Compression
Research interests: 3D Point Cloud Processing and Coding, Multimedia Content Analysis
Dr Zhang Guoqing
B.Sc, MSc, PhD
Project: Intelligent visual analysis with pedestrian tracking & person re-identification
Research interests: Person re-identification, pattern recognition and machine learning  
Dr Lv Chenlei
B.Eng, PhD
Project: Point Cloud Simplification
Research interests: Discrete differential geometry, Non-rigid retrieval & registration, Point cloud processing, 3D Face modelling & Recognition
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Dr Jin Jian
B. Eng, M. Eng, PhD
Project: Perceptual image/video coding
Research interests: 2D/3D image/video coding, 3D scene rendering, computer vision, and deep learning
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Mr Teerawat Piriyatharawet Project: Lightweight Deep Learning for Image Processing and Understanding
Research interests:   image processing, Just-noticeable difference models, deep learning
Mr Koh Jun Hao Project: Intelligent visual analysis with pedestrian tracking & person re-identification
Research interests:  super-resolution reconstruction, machine learning