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Director

Shih-Wei Sun

(中文簡介 Chinese Version)

Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan

  • Associate Professor, Department of New Media Art
  • Chief Director, Computer Center
  • Director, Ultra-Communication Vision Laboratory (ucVision Lab)

Research interests : interactive applications with computer vision technologies,  sensing applications for mobile devices, 3D signal processing for depth cameras

Contact Information:
Email:swsun@newmedia.tnua.edu.tw
Tel:+886-2-28961000 ext. 5148

Education

2001-2007, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, National Central University, Taiwan (with highest honors)
1997-2001, B.S., Electrical Engineering, Yuan-Ze University, Taiwan

Employment/Academic Appointments

Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan

  • 2016.11 – now, Chief Director, Computer Center
  • 2016.2 – now, Associate Professor, Department of New Media Art
  • 2017.8 – 2018.1, Chief Director, Center for Art and Technology
  • 2012.2 – 2016.1, Assistant Professor, Department of New Media Art

Academia Sinica, Taiwan

  • 2007.10 – 2012.1, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Information Science

Service in Professional Organizations

  • Supervisor, Taiwan Human Computer Interface Association (2018-now)
  • Founding Member, Taiwan Human Computer Interface Association (2016-now)
  • Member, TATA (Taiwan Art & Technology Association) (2013-now)
  • Member, IPPR (Image Processing and Pattern Recognition) (2012-now)
  • Member, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) (2012-now)
  • Member, ACM(Association for Computing Machinery ) (2012-now)

Biography

    Dr. Shih-Wei Sun received the B.S. degree from Yuan-Ze University and Ph.D. degree from National Central University, Taiwan, in 2001 and 2007, respectively, both in Electrical Engineering. From 2007 to 2012, he was a post doctoral research fellow at the institute of information science, Academia Sinica. In 2012, he joined the Department of New Media Art, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan, as an assistant professor. Since 2016, he is an associate professor.  He is the founding leader with the Ultra-Communication Vision Laboratory (ucVision Lab). His research interest includes: computer vision, sensor applications for mobile devices, and applications for human-computer interface. He received a research award from the Prize Award of Multimedia Grand Challenge from the 2014 ACM Multimedia Conference. He published more than 50 international journal papers (SCI) and conference papers. He serves as the reviewers and technical program committee (TPC) members for many international SCI journals and academic conferences. In addition, Dr. Sun advised the technical production for the tech-art installations and performances, exhibited in Taipei Fine Art Museum and Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, which are the most representative exhibition places in Taiwan, in 2013 and 2015.

Academic Honors, Awards

  • Top 10 popular articles, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence (Aug., 2017)
  • Prize award, Multimedia Grand Challenge, ACM Multimedia (2014)
  • Honorary member of the Phi Tau Phi Honor Scholastic Society of ROC, Taiwan (2007)
  • Scholarship for Outstanding Research Graduate Student, NCU, Taiwan (2006–2007)
  • Best Paper Award, IPPR Conf. on CVGIP, Taiwan (2004)

Editorship

  • Guest Editor, Journal of Computers: Special Issue on Advances in Multimedia (2010)

Organizer

  • Organizer, IEEE Intl. Workshop on Emerging Topics in XR (ETXR) (with IEEE AIVR) (2018)
  • Web Chair, IEEE Visual Communications and Image Processing Conference (VCIP) (2018)
  • Special Session Organizer, Behavior Recognition and Multimedia Signal Processing in a Smart City, IPPR Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics, and Image Processing (CVGIP) (2018)
  • Special Session Organizer, Behavior Recognition for Emerging Technologies, IPPR Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics, and Image Processing (CVGIP) (2017)
  • Special Session Organizer, Interactive Multimedia Technologies and Entertainment Computing, IPPR Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics, and Image Processing (CVGIP) (2014)

Technical Program Committee

  • Program committee member, Workshop on Multimedia Artworks Analysis and Attractiveness Computing in Multimedia (with ACM ICMR) (2018)
  • Committee member, IEEE Intl. Workshop on Mobile Multimedia Computing  (MMC) (with IEEE ICME) (2014-2018)
  • Program committee member, TANET (2017-2018)
  • Program committee member, Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology (PSIVT) (2017)
  • Program committee member, IPPR Conf. on Computer Vision, Graphics, and Image Processing (CVGIP) (2017)
  • Program committee member, Taiwan Computer-Human Interaction Workshop (TAICHI) (2017)
  • Committee member, IEEE Intl. Workshop on Multimedia Artworks Analysis (MMArt) (with IEEE ICME) (2016-2017)
  • TPC member, IEEE ICASSP (2014-2017)
  • International Computer Symposium(ICS), 2016
  • Technical Program Committee (TPC) Member, EUSIPCO (2016)
  • Committee member, IEEE International Workshop on Learning Semantics for Multimedia Big Data (LSMBD) (in conjunction with Asian Conf. Pattern Recognition, ACPR) (2015)

Referee for Journals

  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing (2017-2018)
  • Reviewer, IEEE Sensors Journal (2017-2018)
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (2017)
  • Reviewer, Optical Engineering (2011-2017)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Electronic Imaging (2010–2018)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Information Science and Engineering (2007–2018)
  • Reviewer, Imaging Science Journal (2015-2017)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (2014-2016)
  • Reviewer, IET Computer Vision (2016)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering (2016)
  • Reviewer, IET Electronics Letters (2016)
  • Reviewer, IEEE Communication Letters (2010)
  • Reviewer, Future Generation Computer Systems (2010)
  • Reviewer, IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications (2009)
  • Reviewer, IEEE Signal Processing Letters (2008)
  • Reviewer, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing (2008)
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (2007–2008)
  • Reviewer, Research Letters in Signal Processing (2007)

Referee for Conferences

  • Reviewer, Workshop on Multimedia Artworks Analysis and Attractiveness Computing in Multimedia (with ACM ICMR) (2018)
  • Reviewer, TAICHI (2018)
  • Reviewer, TANET (2017-2018)
  • Reviewer, Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology (PSIVT) (2017)
  • Reviewer, Taiwan Computer-Human Interaction Workshop (TAICHI) (2017)
  • Reviewer, IEEE ICASSP (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Reviewer, IEEE Intl. Workshop on Multimedia Artworks Analysis (MMArt) (in conjunction with IEEE ICME) (2016, 2017)
  • Reviewer, International Computer Symposium (2016)
  • Reviewer, EUSIPCO (2016)
  • Reviewer, IEEE ICICS (2015)
  • Reviewer, IEEE Intl. Workshop on Mobile Multimedia Computing (in conjunction with ICME) (2015)
  • Reviewer, EUSIPCO (2015)
  • Reviewer, CVGIP (2014)
  • Reviewer, IEEE Intl. Workshop on Mobile Multimedia Computing (in conjunction with ICME) (2014)
  • Reviewer, IEEE ICICS (2013)
  • Reviewer, IEEE ICIP (2013)
  • Reviewer, IEEE ITST (2012)
  • Reviewer, APSIPA ASC (2012, 2013)
  • Reviewer, NST (2012)
  • Reviewer, IEEE Intl. Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) (2009)
  • Reviewer, KES 2009 (2009)
  • Reviewer, IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (2008)

Academic Referee

  • Reviewer, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) – Research Projects, 2017-2018
  • Reviewer, Ministry of Education – Research Projects, 2018
  • Reviewer, Professor Promotion – Other Universities, 2017-2018
  • Reviewer, National Museum of Prehistory, 2017
  • Reviewer, Dept. Information Communication, MingDao Univ., 2017
  • Reviewer, National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, 2015
  • Reviewer, Dept. R&D, ntnu, 2013

 Domestic Competition Referee

  • Reviewer, Makerthon Taiwan, 2017
  • Reviewer, DigiAward, Acer, 2013

Research Lab

Ultra-Communication Vision Lab
, Taipei National University of the Arts

Research Projects

  • Machine-Learning Based Action Recognition Technology: Applications for Contemporary Inter-discipline Performance Art with Virtual Puppets, Dancing, and Interactive Technologies, PI, 2017-2018, TNUA, MOST research project
  • Performing Action Recognition from EMG/Accelerometer Sensors for Virtual Puppet Shows, PI, 2016-2017, TNUA, MOST research project
  • Automatic 3D Construction of Virtual Puppets for Real-Time Drama Performance, Co-PI, 2016-2017, NCU, MOST research project
  • 3D complexity analysis and design, PI, 2016, TNUA, Institute for Information Industry (III) project
  • Human identification for performing art and galleries: a study of multiple cameras and mobile devices environment, PI, 2015-2016, TNUA, MOST research project
  • Gesture-Interactive Smart TV, Horizon 2020, pre-Study, European Commission, co-PI(Shih-Wei Sun), 2014-2015, tnua/Academia Sinica/ncku/ntust/Universität Klagenfurt, Austria/Eurecom, France, joint project (PI: Wen-Huang Cheng)
  • 2014 Kuan-Du Festival, real-time interactive display for mobile device and cloud service, PI, 2014, school for film making and new media, TNUA / institute for information industry (III)
  • CPR+AED immersive educational bus, co-PI(Shih-Wei Sun), 2013-2014, CITI, Academia Sinica/TNUA, joint project (PI: Wen-Huang Cheng)
  • A study of human detection and localization in 3D space based on a RGB-D camera, PI, 2013-2014, TNUA, MOST research project
  • A study on individual-based sports video indexing technique, PI, 2012-2013, TNUA, MOST research project

Art Creation Projects

  • “Soldom Night”, technical-art installation, human detection technology PI, center for art and technology (CAT), TNUA, 2014-2015, tech-art interdisciplinary creation sponsorship, TW-MOFA, 2015
  • “Sin City”, technical media unmanned theater, digital technology PI, center for art and technology (CAT), TNUA, 2013

Tech-Art Exhibition and Presentation

  • 《Machine Sensing》, S.W. Sun, Artistic Technical Director, NCU,  Tao-Yuan, 2017
  • 《Flash》, S.W. Sun, Artistic Technical Director, Kuan Du Light Art Festival,  Taipei, 2016
  • 《Keep Walking》W.T. Hsieh, R.T. Sheh, C.R. Cho, and S.W. Sun, Kuan Du Light Art Festival, Taipei, 2016
  • 《Spatial Memory》, S.W. Sun, C.W. Peng, W.C. Lin, Digital Art Center, Taipei, 2015
  • “An Interactive 3D Social Media Browsing System in a Tech-Art Gallery”, S.W. Sun et al., ACM SIGGRAPH Asia, Kobe, Japan, 2015
  • “A Cloud Service for a Geo-Based Social Media Interactive Display”, S.W. Sun et al., Kuan-Du Art Festival, Taipei, 2014

Educational  Projects

  • Experimental courses for Film Making and New Media, 2017, Education Ministry Project
  • Experimental courses for Dancing, 2017, Education Ministry Project
  • Experimental courses for Culture Resource, 2017, Education Ministry Project
  • Experimental courses for New Media, 2017, Education Ministry Project
  • Experimental courses for SASFAB, teaching project by TNUA/NTUST/NYLUST/CGU/TTU, 2015-2017, Education Ministry Project
  • Experimental courses of arts schools and medical schools, teaching project by TNUA/NYMU, 2012-2013, Education Ministry Project

Awards of Advising Students

  • Yi-Shan Lang, advised master student, attending ACM SIGGRAPH Asia “Sponsor for the graduate students attending international academic conferences,” Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), 2017
  • Best innovation award, (student makers team from dept. new media art, tnua) The Innovation, Creation, and Entrepreneurial Contest, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, 2016.
  • Best technology integration award, (student makers team from dept. new media art, tnua)  The Innovation, Creation, and Entrepreneurial Contest, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, 2016.
  • Kai-Wen Liu, advised master student, attending ACM SIGGRAPH, “Sponsor for the graduate students attending international academic conferences,” Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), 2015
  • Jheng-Wei Peng, advised master student, attending ACM SIGGRAPH Asia “Sponsor for the graduate students attending international academic conferences,” Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), 2014

Publications

Courses:
Graduate level:
Study for Mobile Device and Its Applications (Fall, 2014-2018)
The Applications of Computer Vision (2013-2018)
Computer Networks and Communication (Fall, 2013)
Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision (English course, Spring, 2012)

Under Graduate level:
Computer Programming (Fall, 2012-2018)
Computer Programming II (Spring, 2012-2018)
Interactive 3D Programming (Fall, 2016-2017)
Mobile Device Programming (Spring, 2012-2016)
Creative Web Programming and Design (Fall, 2013-2015)
Creation Project of New Media (Spring, 2016)
The Applications of Networking and Communication (Spring, 2012)
Computational Photography (Spring, 2012)
Database (Fall, 2012)

Invited Talks

Dept. Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE), NTUST, Apr., 2018
Dept. Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE), NTUST, Apr., 2018
Department of Information and Technology Education – VR/AR Educational Projects, Ministry of Education, Mar., 2018
Dept. Design, NTUST, Mar., 2018
Program of Creativity and Own Business, NCU, Nov., 2017
Dept. Communications, Navigation, and Control Engineering, NTOU, Oct., 2017
Dept. Electrical Engineering (EE), YZU, Oct., 2017
Dept. Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE), NTUT, Jun., 2017
Dept. Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE), YZU, May, 2017
Dept. Information Communication, YZU, May, 2017
Dept. Electrical Engineering (EE), NCU, Apr., 2017
Dept. Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE), NCU, Apr., 2017
Yi-Lan High School, Yi-Lan County, Mar., 2017
Dept. Information Communication, YZU, Dec., 2016
Dept. Electrical Engineering (EE), YZU, Nov., 2016
Dept. M-Commerce and Multimedia Applications, AU, Nov., 2016
Dept. Communication Engineering, NCU, Oct., 2016
Dept. Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE), NYUST, Apr., 2016
Yi-Lan High School, Yi-Lan County, Mar., 2016
Dept. Geomatics, NCKU, Oct., 2015
Dept. Electrical Engineering (EE), CCIT, NDU, Oct., 2015
College of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering (CMEE), NTUT, May, 2015
Dept. Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE), NCKU, Dec., 2014
Dept. Communication Engineering, NCU, Dec., 2014
Dept. Dance, TNUA, Oct. 2014
Zhu-Wei High School, New Taipei City, Oct. 2014
Inst. Information and Computer Education (ICE), NTNU, Sept., 2014
France-Taiwan Multimedia Workshop, Eurecom, Nice, France, Sept., 2014
Dept. Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE), NTUST, Mar., 2014
EITA-New Media (hold by College of EECS, NTU), Nov., 2013
Dept. Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE), NTNU, Oct., 2013
Dept. Communication Engineering, NCU, Oct., 2013
Program in Digital Content and Technologies, NCCU, Apr., 2013
Dept. Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE), AU, Dec., 2012
Dept. Communication Engineering, NCU, Oct., 2012
Dept. Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE), CCU, Oct., 2012
Dept. Music, TNUA, Sept. 2012
Dept. Communication Engineering, NCU, May, 2012
College of Engineering (COE), CYU, Apr., 2012

 

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