Shiu Yin, Kelvin
AP, MPhil, HKP,
D.Phil. Sus., MIEEE
Tel: (852) 3442-7717
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Shiu Yin Yuen (Kelvin) was born in Hong Kong. He graduated
from the Higher Diploma in Electronic Engineering (HDEE) from The Hong Kong
Polytechnic (now The Hong Kong Polytechnic
University) with Credit in 1984, and obtained the Associateship (AP) in
Electronic Engineering, with Credit, one year later. He became the first person
to obtain the MPhil Degree from the Polytechnic in November, 1988, with a
dissertation on ¡§Computer
Perception of Hidden Line¡¨. During this time, he was also a Visiting
Lecturer of the department. He obtained the Doctorial
degree (DPhil) from the School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences (now Department of Informatics), University of Sussex, UK in January, 1992.
His dissertation title is ¡§Shape
from Contour and Segmentation Using Symmetries¡¨. He joined City University in 1992 as a
Lecturer, and is now an Associate Professor.
He has published more than 80 research papers, which
includes papers in IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, International
Journal of Computer Vision, and Journal of Machine Learning Research. He
received a Best Paper Award from Consumer Electronics Society, Chinese
Institute of Electronics. He was Program Co-chair of International Conference
on Natural Computation 2013 and has served as Program Committee Member in 17
He is currently Associate Programme Leader of BEng Computer
Engineering programme, and is also Coordinator of the
University initiative Community of
Practice for Social Responsibility and Ethics. (News and activity update
can also be found in the following face book page.) He is active in collaborating with the
Hong Kong Blind Union to develop aids for the
visually impaired. Recently, he also becomes interested in how to reduce
myopia and other eye diseases in children. He serves as an Adjudicator and
Advisor at various stages of the Joint School
Dr. Yuen was the recipient of the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship and the Croucher
Foundation Scholarship. He was listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's
Who in Finance and Industry, and Who¡¦s Who in Science and Engineering.
Selected Recent Publications
Yuen and X. Zhang, ¡§Multiobjective evolutionary algorithm portfolio: choosing
suitable algorithm for multiobjective
optimization problem,¡¨ Proc.
IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), July 2014.
Yuen, C.K. Chow, and X. Zhang, ¡§Which
algorithm should I choose at any point of the search: an evolutionary
portfolio approach,¡¨ Proc. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation
Conference (GECCO), pp. 567-574, July 2013. (Errata)
Yuen and X. Zhang, ¡§On composing an
(evolutionary) algorithm portfolio,¡¨ Proc.
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation
Conference (GECCO), pp. 83-84, July 2013.
Chow and S.Y. Yuen, ¡§A Dynamic
history-driven evolutionary algorithm,¡¨ Proc. IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), July
Zhang, X. Zhang, S.Y. Yuen, S.L. Ho, and W.N. Fu, ¡§An improved artificial
bee colony algorithm for optimal design of electromagnetic devices,¡¨ IEEE Trans. Magnetics, vol. 49, no.
8, pp. 4811-4816, 2013.
Zhang and S.Y. Yuen, ¡§Improving artificial
bee colony with one-position inheritance mechanism,¡¨ Memetic Computing, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 187-211, 2013.
Leung, S.Y. Yuen, and C.K. Chow, ¡§Parameter control system of evolutionary
algorithm that is aided by the entire search history,¡¨ Applied Soft Computing, vol. 12,
no. 9, pp. 3063-3078, 2012.
Chow and S.Y. Yuen, ¡§A multi-objective evolutionary algorithm that
diversifies population by its density,¡¨ IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, vol. 16, no. 2,
pp. 149-172, 2012.
Chow and S.Y. Yuen, ¡§An Evolutionary algorithm that makes decision based
on the entire previous search history,¡¨ IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, vol. 15, no. 6,
pp. 741-769, 2011.
- S.Y. Yuen and C.K. Chow, ¡§A Genetic algorithm
that adaptively mutates and never revisits,¡¨ IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary
Computation, vol. 13, no. 2, pp.
454-472, Apr. 2009.
Energy Saving Applications
Zhang, K.F. Fong, and S.Y. Yuen, ¡§A Novel
artificial bee colony algorithm for HVAC optimization problems,¡¨ HVAC&R Research, vol. 19, no.
6, pp. 715-731, 2013.
Fong, C.K. Lee, C.K. Chow, and S.Y. Yuen, ¡§Simulation-optimization of
solar-thermal refrigeration systems for office use in subtropical Hong
Kong,¡¨ Energy, vol. 36, pp.
Fong, S.Y. Yuen, C.K. Chow, and S.W. Leung, ¡§Energy management and design
of centralized air-conditioning systems through the non-revisiting
strategy for heuristic optimization methods,¡¨ Applied Energy, vol. 87, no. 11, pp. 3494-3506, Nov. 2010.
Sung and S.Y. Yuen, ¡§Analysis of (1+1)
evolutionary algorithm and randomized local search with memory,¡¨ Evolutionary Computation, vol. 19,
no. 2, pp. 287-323, summer 2011.
Visual Attention Model
- J. Liang and S.Y. Yuen, ¡§An Edge detection with
automatic scale selection approach to improve coherent visual attention
model,¡¨ Pattern Recognition Letters,
vol. 34, pp. 1519-1524, 2013.
3D Shape from 2D Shape Cues (Explanatory Computer Vision)
- C.K. Chow and S.Y. Yuen, ¡§A Solution to illumination direction
estimation of a shaded image: genetic algorithm,¡¨ Image and Vision Computing, vol. 28, pp. 1717-1730, 2010.
Chow and S.Y. Yuen, ¡§Recovering shape by shading and stereo under Lambertian shading model,¡¨ International Journal of Computer Vision, vol. 85, no. 1, pp.
58-100, Oct. 2009.
Inductive Logic Programming
- J. Ahlgren and S.Y. Yuen, ¡§Efficient program
synthesis using constraint satisfaction in inductive logic programming,¡¨ Journal of Machine Learning Research,
vol. 14, pp. 3649-3681, 2013.
Neural Network Design
- C.K. Chow and S.Y. Yuen, ¡§Illumination direction
estimation for augmented reality using a surface input real valued output
regression network,¡¨ Pattern
Recognition, vol. 43, pp. 1700-1716, Apr. 2010.
More Papers ¡K
Non-revisiting Stochastic Search (4th September 2009)
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- Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. X. Zhang
- Research Student Mr. Y. Lou
- Research Student Mr. J.Y. Liang
Graduated Research Students
- Dr. J. Ahlgren, ¡§Automated programming
using constrained inductive logic programming¡¨.
- Dr. X. Zhang, ¡§Techniques for improving
differential evolution and artificial bee colony algorithms¡¨.
- Dr. S.W. Leung, ¡§Applying entire search
history for parameter control of evolutionary algorithms¡¨.
C.Y. Lam, ¡§Methodologies of 2D object recognition: a robust hypothesis/verification
T.S. Lam, ¡§2-D object
recognition by computer: a robust Hough-like prediction/correction
S.F. Chen, ¡§Graph-based stereo correspondence algorithms and occlusion
Y.Y. Tsui, ¡§A Study of fast marching method for shape from shading under
orthographic and perspective projection¡¨.
C.K. Fong, ¡§A Study of statistical design for genetic algorithm and its
application on object localization¡¨.
C.H. Tse, ¡§Object boundary estimation using successive approximating
C.H. Ma, ¡§An investigation of Hough transform and genetic algorithm for
multi-modal pattern recognition¡¨.
I¡¦m recruiting PhD
students. I would require students to be conscientious, genuinely interested in
research, teachable and have good academic background, especially in
programming (for those who wish to work on algorithm designs) and/or
mathematics (for those who wish to work on theory).
positions are available. They will be funded by an ongoing General Research
Fund or CityU strategic grant, as well as UGC fund. Successful research
students will receive full financial support.
Please apply through
the School of Graduate Studies. You
may also decide to apply concurrently the Hong Kong PhD
Fellowship Scheme (additional
notes by department). You should put down my name as the staff you have
contacted/potential supervisor where appropriate in your application.
I am currently
interested in supervising the following inter-disciplinary topics, but it does
not exclude other topics not listed below:
Main research topic:
Algorithm selection (please refer to my most
Other research topics:
Evolutionary computation theory (for a taste of what this field is concerned,
for the Special Issue on Theoretical Foundations of Evolutionary Computation,
IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, vol. 18, pg. 625, 2014.)
robotics (plan to collaborate
with another colleague)
Human brain project
(plan to collaborate with another colleague)
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