Shiu Yin, Kelvin
HDEE, Asso, MPhil, HKP, D.Phil. Sus.,
Tel: (852) 3442-7717
Fax (EE Dept.): (852) 3442-0562
Vision Machine Learning
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Shiu Yin Yuen (Kelvin) was born in Hong Kong. He graduated
from the Higher Diploma in Electronic Engineering from The Hong Kong
Polytechnic (now The Hong Kong Polytechnic
University) with Credit in 1984, and obtained the Associateship
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 School 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 Pattern Recognition. He received a Best Paper
Award from Consumer Electronics Society, Chinese Institute of Electronics. He
is Program Co-chair of International Conference on Natural Computation 2013,
has served as Program Committee Member in 17 international conferences, and has
served as Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE
Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, as well as other
journals and conferences.
He is currently Associate Programme
Leader of BEng Computer Engineering programme.
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, 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.
Yuen and X. Zhang, “On composing an
(evolutionary) algorithm portfolio,” Proc.
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation
Conference (GECCO), pp. 83-84, July 2013.
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, 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.
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.
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. 6298-6307,
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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 …
Non-revisiting Stochastic Search (4th September 2009)
point ) ( Video: high
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resolution 408 MB )
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- Research Assistant Dr. X. Zhang
- Research Student Mr. Y. Lou
- Research Student Mr. J.Y. Liang
- Research Student Mr. J. Ahlgren
Graduated Research Students
- 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
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”.
Openings: One PhD Student opening is currently
available for the GRF project “Designing
world useful portfolio and benchmarks for evolutionary algorithms”.
PhD Student funded by UGC
fund from the University working on Evolutionary Computation, Computer Vision
and/or Machine Learning.
I am looking for conscientious, capable, and teachable PhD
research students who like to do research out of genuine interest. Admitted PhD
students will receive financial aid through a PhD Studentship, which is
reviewed annually. The stipend is HK$14,400 per month for a) three years for
students with MSc by Research and b) four years for undergraduate students.
Preferably please send me an email with a statement of purpose and CV before
applying. Please apply for admission to the PhD Program
through the School of Graduate Studies, and put down my name as the staff you
have contacted in your application.
The application deadline is Dec 10 (http://www.cityu.edu.hk/sgs/oas).
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship: Outstanding students may consider
applying. The fellowship awarded by the Research Grants Council (RGC) provides
a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) and a conference and
research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per
year for the awardees for a maximum period of three years. For Fellowship awardees
who are admitted to a 4-year PhD programme in
2014-15, CityU will provide a monthly studentship at the same level as the
Fellowship awarded by the RGC for their fourth year of study: Information leaflet.
application deadlines for HKPFS
are Dec 2 at 12:00nn (HK Time) for
obtaining a RGC reference number (www.rgc.edu.hk/hkphd) and Dec 10
for full submission to CityU (http://www.cityu.edu.hk/sgs/oas).
p.s. I have no summer internship position.
1. Autonomous Mental Development
This project develops robots that can learn by themselves. The demo is about the robot learning
whether to use the left or the right hand in the handshake.
by fyp students Mr. Y.S. Luk and Mr. C.Y. Ho)
2. Intelligent Ms. Pac-man
This project aims to develop a computer Ms. Pac-man that is intelligent
and plays well in the classic Ms. Pac-man arcade game.
typical run of the program written by fyp student Mr.
The Ms. Pac-man arcade game can be found here.
The IEEE CEC 2009 Ms. Pac-man competition result is here.
Moving People by a Static Camera
This project uses computer vision
techniques to find and track moving objects (in this case people).
Demo (written by fyp student Mr. K.S. Lam)
Current and Recent Courses Taught
EE3273 Design Laboratory (BEngCE Core)
EE4808 Computer Graphics for
EE5808 Topics in Computer Graphics
EE4211 Computer Vision (Undergraduate Elective)
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Letter to Hong Kong" by Prof Joseph Jao-yiu Sung
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