TSUI, Hung-tat
Adjunct Professor

B.Sc. (Eng) (HKU), M.Sc. (Manchester), Ph.D. (Birmingham), C.Eng., MIEE, MIEEE

Email: httsui@ee.cuhk.edu.hk

Telephone: +852 2609-8256

Fax:           +852 2603-5558

An Interview appeared on SingTao Daily (11/2/2002).

Resume of career:

Hung Tat TSUI obtained his B.Sc.(Eng) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 1964 and his M.Sc. from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in 1965 and his Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham in 1969. He joined the Mathematical section of the Central Electricity Research Laboratories at Leatherhead, U.K. as research officer in 1969. At the end of 1971, he joined the Department of Electronics (later became the Department of Electronic Engineering), the Chinese University of Hong Kong, as a lecturer and later as a senior lecturer and professor. He had retired in the summer of 2003 and became  an adjunct professor  of the same Department. 

Current Research Interests:

Computer Vision, Vision Systems for Mobile Robots, Physics Based Vision, 3D Object Recognition, 3D Reconstruction using a Hand-held Camera, Modeling of Buildings and Environments for Augmented Reality, Image Guided Surgery, 3D imaging using laser and ultrasound

Selected Publications:


  1. M.H. Chan and H.T. Tsui, 'Recognition of partially occluded 3D objects', IEE Proc. Part-E, March 1989.
  2. H.T. Tsui, Ming Hong Chan, Kin Cheong Chu, and Shao-hua Kong, "Orientation estimation of 3D surface patches", Computer Vision, Graphics, and Image Processing, April, 1990.
  3. H.T. Tsui, C.K. Chan, "A Hough Technique for 3D object Recognition", Proceeding, institution of Electrical Engineers (U.K.), Part-E, Nov., 1989.
  4. R. Buse and H.T. Tsui, "Estimating surface orientation from directional textures", Pattern Recognition Letters, pp.431-439, May, 1993.
  5. Vo Anh, Ji Yu Shi and H.T. Tsui, "Scaling theorems for Zero Crossings of Bandlimited Signals", IEEE Trans on PAMI, March 1996, p.p. 309-320.

  6. Y.B. Yang, H.T. Tsui, "Mobile robot localization by geometric hashing and model-based scene hashing", 13th International Conference of Pattern Recognition, (ICPR'96), Vienna, August, 1996.

  7. Yingli Tian and H. T. Tsui, "Shape Recovery from a Color Image for Non-Lambertian Surface", Journal of Optical Society of America A, Feb, 1997

  8. Ying-li Tian, H. T. Tsui, S, Y, Yeung and S. D. Ma, "Shape from shading for multiple light sources", Journal of Optical Society of America A, Vol. 16, No. 1, Jan 1999.

  9. J. W. Deng and H. T. Tsui, "A Novel Two-Layer PCA/MDA Scheme for Hand Posture Recognition" International Conference of Pattern Recognition (ICPR2002), August 2002 - Québec City

  10. J. W. Deng and H. T. Tsui, "A PCA/MDA Scheme for Hand Posture Recognition", The 5th International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, May 20-21, 2002 , Washington, DC , USA .pp. 294-299.

  11. Lee Sum Wai, H. T. Tsui and W. K. Cham, "A Relational Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm", IJCNN, Budapest, Hungary, 25-29 July, 2004.

  12. Chi Kin Chow and Hung Tat Tsui, “ Autonomous Agent Response Learning by a Creativity Optimization”, WSEAS Transactions on Systems, Special issue ( invited paper), Issue4, vol. 3, June 2004.

  13. Chi Kin Chow and H. T. Tsui , "Response Knowledge Learning of Autonomous Agent", IJCNN2004, July 25-29, 2004, Budapest, Hungary.

          Multiple View Geometry

  1. Wei Wang, H. T. Tsui, Chengke Wu, "An 3D SVD Decompostion of Essential Matrix with Eight Solutions for the Relative Positions for Two Perspective Cameras", 15th International Confernce on Pattern Recognition", Bacelona, Sept. 2000.

  2. Jason Z. Zhang, Hung-tat Tsui and Q. M. Jonathan Wu "A monocular approach to 3-D reconstruction based on bilateral symmetry," Machine graphics and vision, Vol. 9, No 4, 2000, pp.763-774

  3. Y. Liu, H-T. Tsui and C-K. Wu "Ambiguities and Degeneracy in Turntable Motion", Imaging Science and Technology Vol. 45, No. 1, 2001

  4. Yong Liu, H. T. Tsui, Anders Heyden, "3D reconstruction of buildings from an uncalibrated image sequence- A scene based strategy ", International symposium on Virtual and Augemented Architure 2001, Dublin, Ireland, June 2001

  5. Jiang Guang, H. T Tsui and Long Quan, "Automatic 3D Model Construction for Turn-table Sequences based on Conics", IEEE International Confrence on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2001, Hawaii, Dec 2001

  6. Guang Jiang, H. T. Tsui, Long Quan and Andrew Zisserman, "Single Axis Geometry by Fitting Conics", European Conference on Computer Vision 2002 (ECCV2002), Copenhagen, May 2002, pp. 537-550.

  7. Jason Z. Zhang, Q. M. Jonathan Wu, Hung-Tat Tsui, and William A. Gruver, "Binocular Transfer Methods for Point-Feature Tracking of Image Sequences" , IEEE Trans on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Sept 2002

  8. Guang JIANG, H. T. Tsui, Long Quan and Andrew Zisserman, “ Geometry of Single Axis Motions Using ConicFitting", IEEE Trans PAMI, October, 2003.
  9. Guanghui Wang, Hung-tat Tsui , Zhanyi Hu, Fuchao Wu, “ Camera calibration from a single image of structured scene”, The 6th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, Korea, Jan., 2004.
  10. Guang Jiang, Long Quan and H. T. Tsui, “ Circular motion using minimal data" , IEEE Trans PAMI, Vol. 26, June 2004
  11. Ping Tim  Tsui , H. T. Tsui,  Wai Kuen Cham, “Metric Measurement on Arbitrary Planes in 2 Images Using the Conformal Point”, ICPR2004, Cambridge, August, 2004.
  12. Guanghui Wang; Hung-Tat Tsui  , Zhanyi Hu,  “Reconstruction of Structured Scenes  from Two Uncalibrated Images”  , Pattern Recognition Letters, no. 26, 2005, pp. 207-220.

  13. G. Jiang, Y. Wei, L. Quan, H. T. Tsui, and H. Y. Shum, " Outward-Looking Circular Motion Analysis of Large Image Sequences", IEEE Trans on PAMI, Vol. 27, No. 2, Feb., 2005, PP. 271-277.

  14. Guanghui Wang; Hung-Tat Tsui  , Zhanyi Hu, "Camera calibration and 3D reconstruction from a single view based on scene constraints", Image and vision computing,  vol. 23, Jan 2005, PP. 311-323.

  15. Guanghui Wang, Hung-tat Tsui and Q. M. Jonathan Wu, “ Rotation Constrained Power Factorization for Structure from Motion of Nonrigid Objects”,  Patter recognition letters,  29, 2008,pp-72-80


          Biomedical Image Processing

  1. S. Y. Yeung, H. T. Tsui and A. Yim, "Global Shape from Shading for an Endoscope Image", Second International conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention- MICCAI'99, Cambidge, UK, pp.318-327. September 1999.
  2. J. W. Deng and H. T. Tsui, "A Fast Level Set method for Segmentation of Low Contrast Noisy Biomedical Images", Pattern Recognition Letters, 23, Jan 2002, 161-169.
  3. C.K. Chow, H.T. Tsui, T. Lee, "Surface Registration Using a Dynamic Genetic Algorithm" ,  Pattern Recognition, Jan., 2004
  4. Zhijun Zhang, Hung Tat Tsui and Hongning Xie, “ Variational approach for consistent multi-modal non-rigid registration”, The 6th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, Korea, Jan., 2004.
  5. Zhijun Zhang, Hung Tat Tsui and Tzekin Lau, “ Automatic segmentation by using 3D  B-spline based multi-modal deformable atlas matching”, The 6th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, Korea, Jan., 2004.
  6. Jun Xie, H. T. Tsui and Tzekin Lau, “ Edge enhancement based on salient structure extraction”, The 6th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, Korea, Jan., 2004.
  7. Jun Xie and H. T. Tsui, " Image segmentation based on Maximum-likelihood estimation and optimum entropy-distribution (MLE-OED)", Pattern Recognition Letters, Vol. 25, no.10, pp. 1133-1141, 2004.
  8. Zhijun Zhang, Yifeng Jiang, H. T. Tsui, " Geodesic Closest Point Constrianed Inter-subject Non-rigid Registration", ICPR 2004, Cambridge, August 2004.
  9. Feng Cen, Yifeng Jiang, Zhijun Zhang, H. T. Tsui, Hongning Xie, “Robust Registration of 3-D Ultrasound Images Based on Gabor Filter and Mean-Shift Method" Computer Vision Approaches to Medical Image Analysis (CVAMIA) and Mathematical Methods in Biomedical Image Analysis (MMBIA)Workshop , (in conjunction with ECCV 2004) May, 2004.
  10. Jun Xie and Hung-tat Tsui, “Ultrasound Image Segmentation using Texture and Shape Priors”, International workshop on applications of computer vision 2004 (in conjunction with ECCV 2004), Prague, May, 2004.
  11.  Jun Xie, Yifeng Jiang  and Hung Tat Tsui, “ Segmentation of Kidney from Ultrasound Image Based on Texture and Shape Priors “,  IEEE Trans on Medical Imaging, Vol.24, No. 1, January 2005.
  12.  ZhijunZhang, Yifeng Jiang and Hung tat Tsui,”Consistent Multi-modal Non-rigid Registration Based on a Variational Approach”, Pattern recognition letters, 27, May 2006. pp.715-725.
  13.   Jun Xie, Yifeng Jiang, Pheng-Ann Heng and Hung Tat Tsui, “ Boundary Enhancement and Speckle Reduction for Ultrasound Images via Salient Structure Extraction”,  IEEE Trans on Biomedical Engineering , Vol. 53, No. 11, pp.2300-2309, Nov. 2006
  14. Yifeng Jiang, Jun Xie, and Hung-tat Tsui, “ Shape Registration by Optimally Coding Shapes”, IEEE Transcaction on Inforamtion Technology in Biomedicine, Vol. 12, No.00, 2008



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