The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Title: Mobile Augmented Reality
Date: December 7, 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Venue: Room 1021, 10/F, Ho Sin-hang Engineering Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T.
Speaker: Prof. Pan Hui
Nokia Chair
University of Helsinki & HKUST



Mobile Augmented Reality (MAR) is widely regarded as one of the most promising technologies in the next ten years. With MAR, we are able to blend information from our senses and mobile devices in myriad ways that were not possible before. The way to supplement the real world other than to replace real world with an artificial environment makes it especially preferable for applications such as tourism, navigation, entertainment, advertisement, and education. In this talk, I will first give an overview of the MAR research in our lab and then I will use two systems that we have developed as examples to illustrate the research challenges that we have to face for our research. These two MAR systems are Ubii - Ubiquitous Interface for Seamless Interaction between Digital and Physical Worlds, and Cardea - Context-aware Visual Privacy Protection from Pervasive Cameras. I will go through them in details.



Professor Pan Hui received his PhD from the Computer Laboratory at University of Cambridge, and both his Bachelor and MPhil degrees from the University of Hong Kong. He is the Nokia Chair Professor in Data Science and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki. He is also the director of the HKUST-DT System and Media Lab at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and an adjunct Professor of social computing and networking at Aalto University. His research team is highly multicultural and international with researchers from over 12 countries. He believes diversity brews creativity and novelty. He was a senior research scientist and then a Distinguished Scientist for Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-labs) Germany from 2008 to 2015. His industrial profile also includes his research at Intel Research Cambridge and Thomson Research Paris from 2004 to 2006. His research has been generously sponsored by Nokia, Deutsche Telekom, Microsoft Research, and China Mobile. He has published more than 200 research papers and with over 13,000 citations. He has 29 granted and filed European and US patents in the areas of augmented reality, mobile computing, and data science. He has founded and chaired several IEEE/ACM conferences/workshops, and has been serving on the organising and technical program committee of numerous top international conferences including ACM SIGCOMM, IEEE Infocom, ICNP, SECON, MASS, Globecom, WCNC, ITC, IJCAI, ICWSM and WWW. He is an associate editor for the leading journals IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, and a guest editor for IEEE Communication Magazine and ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and a newly elected IEEE Fellow.


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