Electronic Engineering Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Prof NGAN, King Ngi 顏慶義
Emeritus Professor
Ph.D. (Loughborough), FIEEE, FIET, CEng., FIEAust, CPEng
homepage Rm 305, Ho Sin Hang Engineering Building phone Tel: +852 3943 8255 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
hyperlinkhttp://www.ee.cuhk.edu.hk/~knngan/

Research Interests:

Video coding, Visual signal processing, Subjective evaluation of visual signals

Research Highlights

 

 

 

Resume of Career

King Ngi Ngan received his B.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D. degrees, both in Electrical Engineering from Loughborough University, U.K., in 1978 and 1982, respectively. He joined the Department of Electronic Engineering, the Chinese University of Hong Kong as Chair Professor in 2003. Previously he was a Professor at the School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Western Australia, Australia. He also worked in AT&T Bell Laboratories and Bellcore as resident consultant in 1989-1990.

Current Research Interests

Video coding, Visual signal processing, Subjective evaluation of visual signals

Highlights of Recent Achievements

  • King Ngi Ngan, Jie Dong and Yan Huo, “Method and Apparatus of De-Interlacing Video”, US Patent No. US 8165211, 24 April 2012.
  • King Ngi Ngan and Bangsheng Cheng, “Method and Apparatus for Recognizing and Localizing Landmarks from an Image onto a Map”, US Patent No. US 8180146, 15 May 2012.
  • Wai-Kuen Cham, Chi Keung Fong, Jie Dong, King Ngi Ngan, Hoi Ming Wong, Lu Wang, Yan Huo, Thomas H.Y. Pun, “Method and Device for Order-16 Integer Transform from Order-8 Integer Cosine Transform,” US Patent No. US 8228983, 24 July 2012.
  • King Ngi Ngan and Hongliang Li, “Real-time Body Segmentation System”, US Patent No. US 8233676, 31 July 2012.
  • King Ngi Ngan and Jie Dong, “Parametric Interpolation Filter for Motion-Compensated prediction”, US Patent No. US 8548065, 1 October 2013.
  • King Ngi Ngan, Lin Ma, Wai-Kuen Cham and Yu Liu, “Method and Apparatus for Video Coding by ABT-Based Just Noticeable Difference Model”, US Patent No. US 8559511, 15 October 2013.
  • 颜庆义, 马林, 湛伟权, 刘雨, “通过基于ABT的最小可觉差模型进行视频编码的方法和装置”, 香港应用科技研究院有限公司, China Patent No. CN 101835048B, 26 September 2012.

Taught Courses

  • Video Coding Technology
  • Signals and Systems

Professional Recognition

  • Fellow of I.E.E.E. (U.S.A.), 2000
  • Fellow of I.E.T. (U.K.), 1997
  • Fellow of Institution of Engineers, (Australia), 1998
  • Chartered Engineer (U.K.), 1988
  • Chartered Professional Engineer (Australia), 1998 - 2012

Honors and Awards

  • 國家千人計劃, 四川省百人計劃 Chair Professor, University of Electronic Science and Technology, Chengdu, China.
  • Director, Institute of Image Processing, University of Electronic Science and Technology, Chengdu, China.
  • RMIT Foundation International Visiting Fellow, RMIT University, Australia.
  • National Sun Yat-sen University Distinguished Scholar, Taiwan.
  • Honorary Professor, Tunku Abdul Rahman University, Malaysia.
  • Adjunct Professor, Yonsei University, Korea.
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Electronic Science and Technology, Chengdu, China.
  • Adjunct Professor, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China.
  • Adjunct Professor, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Western Australia, Australia.
  • Visiting Professor, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
  • Visiting Professor, Huaqiao University, Quanzhou, China.
  • Visiting Chair Professor, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.
  • Visiting Professor, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China.
  • Consultant Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.
  • Visiting Scientist, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore.
  • Visiting Researcher, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China.
  • External Examiner, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronics degree programme, Multimedia University, Malaysia.
  • I.E.E.E. Distinguished Lecturer, Circuits and Systems Society.

External Service

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 1992 - 2000.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Visual Communications and Image Representation, Elsevier, 1996 - 2011.
  • Area Editor, EURASIP Journal on Signal Processing: Image Communication, Elsevier, 1998 - 2011.
  • Chairman, IES (Institution of Engineers Singapore) Accreditation Team to UniSIM, 2009 - 2013.
  • Member, RGC Engineering Panel, 2007 - 2013.
  • Member, Advisory Peer Group for Electronics & Communications Technology, Open University of Hong Kong, 2010 - 2016.
  • Member, Zhejiang Integrated Information Network Technology Key Laboratory Committee, 2009 - 2013.
  • Member, Technical Committee on Human Perception and Multimedia Computing, IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, U.S.A., since 2013.
  • Member, Technical Committee on Image, Video, and Multimedia, Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA), since 2011.
  • Member, Technical Committee on Multimedia Communications, IEEE Communications Society, U.S.A., 2008 - 2011.
  • Member, Audio Video Coding Standard (AVS) Working Group of China, since 2004.
  • Honorary Chairman, IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems, Kuching, Malaysia, December 2014.
  • General Co-Chairman, IEEE International Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing, Kuching, Malaysia, November 2013.
  • General Co-Chairman, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Hong Kong, September 2010.
  • Member, International Advisory Committee, IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ISPACS), since 2009.
  • Member, Technical Program Committee, Fifth International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX 2013), Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria, July 2013.
  • Member, International Program Committee, IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing and Applications (SIP 2013), Banff, Canada, July 2013.
  • Member, International Liaison Committee, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2013), Melbourne, Australia, September 2013.
  • Member, International Program Committee, IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing and Applications (SIP 2012), Honolulu, U.S.A., August 2012.
  • Member, International Program Committee, IASTED International Conference on Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition and Applications (SPPRA 2012), Crete, Greece, June 2012.
  • Member, International Advisory Committee, International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing (ICICS 2011), Singapore, December 2011.
  • Member, International Program Committee, IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing and Applications (SIP 2011), Crete, Greece, June 2011.

Selected Publications for the Past 3 Years

  1. L. Ma and K.N. Ngan, 'Adaptive Block-Size Transform Based Just-Noticeable Difference Model for Images/Videos,' Signal Processing: Image Communication, Europe, vol. 26, no. 3, March 2011, pp. 162-174.

  2. C. Cui and K.N. Ngan, 'Scale and Affine Invariant Fan Feature,' IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, U.S.A., vol. 20, no. 6, June 2011, pp. 1627-1640.

  3. Q. Liu and K.N. Ngan, 'Automatic Body Segmentation with Graph Cut and Level Set,' Journal of Visual Communications and Image Representation, U.S.A., vol. 22, no. 5, July 2011, pp. 367-377.

  4. X. Jin, S. Goto and K.N. Ngan, 'Composite Model Based DC Dithering for Suppressing Contour Artifacts in Decompressed Video,' IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, U.S.A., vol. 20, no. 8, August 2011, pp. 2110-2121.

  5. F. Zhang, L. Ma, S. Li and K.N. Ngan, 'Practical Image Quality Metric,' IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, U.S.A., vol. 13, no. 4, August 2011, pp. 615-624.

  6. L. Ma, S. Li, F. Zhang and K.N. Ngan, 'Reduced-Reference Image Quality Assessment Using Reorganized DCT-Based Image Representation,' IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, U.S.A., vol. 13, no. 4, August 2011, pp. 824-829.

  7. S. Li, F. Zhang, L. Ma and K.N. Ngan, 'Image Quality Assessment by Separately Evaluating Detail Losses and Additive Impairments,' IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, U.S.A., vol. 13, no. 5, October 2011, pp. 935-949.

  8. J. Dong and K.N. Ngan, 'Adaptive Pre-interpolation Filter for High-performance Video Coding,' Journal of Visual Communications and Image Representation, U.S.A., vol. 22, no. 8, October 2011, pp. 697-703.

  9. H. Li and K.N. Ngan, 'Learning to Extract Focused Object from Low DOF Images,' IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, U.S.A., vol. 21, no. 11, November 2011, pp. 1571-1580.

  10. F. Zhang, W. Liu, W. Lin and K.N. Ngan, 'Spread Spectrum Image Watermarking Based on Perceptual Quality Metric,' IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, U.S.A., vol. 20, no. 11, November 2011, pp. 3207-3218.

  11. Q. Zhang and K.N. Ngan, 'Segmentation and Tracking Multiple Objects under Occlusion from Multi-view Video,' IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, U.S.A., vol. 20, no. 11, November 2011, pp. 3308-3313.

  12. H. Li and K.N. Ngan, 'A Co-saliency Model of Image Pairs,' IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, U.S.A., vol. 20, no. 12, December 2011, pp. 3365-3375.

  13. H. Li, G. Liu and K.N. Ngan, 'Guided Face Cartoon Synthesis,' IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, U.S.A., vol. 13, no. 6, December 2011, pp. 1230-1239.

  14. W. Luo, H. Li, G. Liu and K.N. Ngan, 'Global salient information maximization for saliency detection,' Signal Processing: Image Communication, Europe, vol. 27, no. 3, March 2012, pp. 238-248.

  15. J. Dong and K.N. Ngan, 'Two-Layer Directional Transform for High Performance Video Coding,' IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, U.S.A., vol. 22, no. 4, April 2012, pp. 619-625.

  16. S. Li, L. Ma and K.N. Ngan, 'Full-Reference Video Quality Assessment by Decoupling Detail Losses and Additive Impairments,' IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, U.S.A., vol. 22, no. 7, July 2012, pp. 1100-1112.

  17. Z. Liu, R. Shi, L. Shen, Y. Xue, K.N. Ngan and Z. Zhang, 'Unsupervised salient object segmentation based on kernel density estimation and two-phase graph cut,' IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, U.S.A., vol. 14, no. 4, August 2012, pp. 1275-1289.

  18. F. Meng, H. Li, G. Liu, and K.N. Ngan, 'Object Co-segmentation based on Shortest Path Algorithm and Saliency Model,' IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, U.S.A., vol. 14, no. 5, October 2012, pp. 1429-1441.

  19. L. Ma, W. Lin, C. Deng and K.N. Ngan, 'Image Retargeting Quality Assessment: A Study of Subjective Scores and Objective Metrics,' Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, U.S.A., vol. 6, no. 6, October 2012, pp. 626-639.

  20. L. Ma, S. Li and K.N. Ngan, 'Reduced-Reference Video Quality Assessment of Compressed Video Sequences,' IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, U.S.A., vol. 22, no. 10, October 2012, pp. 1441-1456.

  21. F. Zhang, W. Lin, Z. Chen and K.N. Ngan, “Additive Log-logistic Model for Video Quality Assessment,” IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, U.S.A., vol. 22, no. 4, April 2013, pp. 1536-1547.

  22. F. Meng, H. Li, G. Liu and K.N. Ngan, “Image Co-segmentation by Incorporating Color Reward Strategy and Active Contours Model,” IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, U.S.A., vol. 43, no. 2, April 2013, pp. 725-737.

  23. L. Xu, H. Li, L. Zeng and K. N. Ngan, "Saliency detection using joint spatial-color constraint and multi-scale segmentation", Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 465-476, May 2013.

  24. (Invited paper) L. Ma, C. Deng, K.N. Ngan and W. Lin, “Recent Advances and Challenges of Visual Signal Quality Assessment,” China Communication, China, vol. 10, no. 5, May 2013, pp. 62-78.

  25. L. Xu, S. Li, K.N. Ngan and L. Ma, “Consistent Visual Quality Control in Video Coding,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, U.S.A., vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 975-989, June 2013.

  26. S. Li, L. Ma and K.N. Ngan, “Anaglyph Image Generation by Matching Color Appearance Attributes,” Signal Processing: Image Communication, Europe, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 597-607, July 2013.

  27. C. Cui and K.N. Ngan, “Global Propagation of Affine Invariant Features for Robust Matching,” IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, U.S.A., vol. 22, no. 7, pp. 2876-2888, July 2013.

  28. M. Wang, B. Yan and K.N. Ngan, “An Efficient Framework for Image/video Inpainting,” Signal Processing: Image Communication, Europe, vol. 28, no. 7, pp. 753-762, August 2013.

  29. L. Ma, S. Li and K.N. Ngan, “Reduced-Reference Image Quality Assessment in Reorganized DCT Domain,” Signal Processing: Image Communication, Europe, vol. 28, no. 8, pp. 884-902, September 2013.

  30. F. Meng, H. Li, K.N. Ngan, Zeng and Q. Wu, “Feature Adaptive Co-segmentation by Complexity Awareness,IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, U.S.A., vol. 22, no. 12, pp. 4809-4824, December 2013.

  31. H. Li, F. Meng and K. N. Ngan, "Co-Salient Object Detection from Multiple Images", IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, U.S.A., vol. 15, no. 8, pp. 1896-1909, December 2013.

  32. F. Meng, H. Li, G. Liu and K.N. Ngan, “From Logo to Object Segmentation,” IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, U.S.A., vol. 15, no. 8, pp. 2186-2197, December 2013.

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