Gene Cheung

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Name
Gene Cheung
E-mail
cheungnii.ac.jp
URL
http://research.nii.ac.jp/~cheung
Affiliation
National Institute of Informatics
Section
Digital Content and Media Sciences Research Division
Job title
Associate Professor
Degree
Ph.D.(University of California, Berkeley), M.S.(University of California, Berkeley), B.S.(Cornell University)
Other affiliation
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Profile

Associate Professor

Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (2000), University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests:
1. 3D Image Processing
2. Graph Signal Processing
3. Signal Processing for Sleep Analysis

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Jan 2015
 - 
Today
adjunct associate professor, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
 
Apr 2012
 - 
Today
associate professor, National Institute of Informatics
 
Nov 2009
 - 
Mar 2012
assistant professor, National Institute of Informatics
 
Aug 2000
 - 
Oct 2009
senior researcher, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories Japan
 

Awards & Honors

 
Sep 2017
Pre-Demosiac Light Field Image Compression Using Graph Lifting Transform, Best student paper award at ICIP'17 (first prize chosen from over 2000 submitted papers)., IEEE SPS
Winner: Yung-Hsuan Chao, Gene Cheung, Antonio Ortega
 
Nov 2016
On Dependent Bit Allocation for Multiview Image Coding with Depth-Image-based Rendering, IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Japan Best Paper Award 2016., IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Japan
Winner: Gene Cheung, Vladan Velisavljevic, Antonio Ortega
 
Jul 2016
Image Classifier Learning from Noisy Labels via Generalized Graph Smoothness Priors, Best student paper award, IEEE IVMSP Workshop
Winner: Yu Mao, Gene Cheung, Chia-Wen Lin, Yusheng Ji
 
Jan 2016
Distinguished lecturer, APSIPA
 
Jul 2015
Estimating Heart Rate via Depth Video Motion Tracking, 1 of 8 best paper finalists among 524 submitted papers, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo
Winner: Cheng Yang, Gene Cheung, Vladimir Stankovic
 
Dec 2014
MMTC Distinguished Service Award, IEEE Communications Society
 
Oct 2014
Graph-based Joint Denoising and Super-resolution of Generalized Piecewise Smooth Images, Top 10% accepted paper recognition 2, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing
Winner: Wei Hu, Gene Cheung, Xin Li, Oscar Au
 
Oct 2014
Image Bit-depth Enhancement via Maximum-a-Posteriori Estimation of Graph AC Component, Top 10% accepted paper recognition 1, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing
Winner: Pengfei Wan, Gene Cheung, Dinei Florencio, Cha Zhang, Oscar Au
 
Jun 2014
1 of 3 PIs in Microsoft CORE9 program chosen for 1-year funding extension, Microsoft Research
 
Jan 2014
NII Graduate Student Award
Winner: Zhi Liu
 
Oct 2013
Depth Map Denoising using Graph-based Transform and Group Sparsity, Top 10% paper award, IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing
Winner: Wei Hu, Xin Li, Gene Cheung, Oscar Au
 
Sep 2013
Rate-distortion Optimized Merge Frame using Piecewise Constant Functions, Best student paper award, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing
Winner: Wei Dai, Gene Cheung, Ngai-Man Cheung, Antonio Ortega, Oscar Au
 
Sep 2013
Rate-distortion Optimized Merge Frame using Piecewise Constant Functions, Top 10% accepted paper recognition 1, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing
Winner: Wei Dai, Gene Cheung, Ngai-Man Cheung, Antonio Ortega, Oscar Au
 
Sep 2013
Optimizing Peer Grouping for Live Free Viewpoint Video Streaming, Top 10% accepted paper recognition 2, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing
Winner: Yuan Yuan, Bo Hu, Gene Cheung, Vicky Zhao
 
Apr 2013
ICM English Session Encouragement Award 2012, ICM
Winner: Yunlong Feng
 
Apr 2013
The Graduate University for Advanced Studies Sokendai President's Award 2013
Winner: Yunlong Feng
 
Dec 2012
Best reviewer award, SPIE Visual Communications and Image Processing
 
Sep 2012
Quality-optimized Encoding of JPEG Images using Transform Domain Sparsification, Top 10% paper award, IEEE MMSP'12
Winner: Junichi Ishida, Gene Cheung, Akira Kubota, Antonio Ortega
 
Jul 2012
Saliency-cognizant Error Concealment in Loss-corrupted Streaming Video, Best Paper Runner-Up Award (of 609 submitted papers), IEEE ICME'12
Winner: Hadi Hadizadeh, Ivan Bajic, Gene Cheung
 
Apr 2012
The Graduate University for Advanced Studies Sokendai President's Award 2012 for supervised graduate student Zhi Liu.
Winner: Zhi Liu
 

Published Papers

 
Joint Pairwise Learning and Image Clustering based on a Siamese CNN
Wen-Tai Su, Chih-Chung Hsu, Ziling Huang, Chia-Wen Lin, Gene Cheung
(accepted to) IEEE International Conference on Image Processing      Oct 2018   [Refereed]
Non-local Graph-based Prediction for Reversible Data Hiding in Images
Qi Chang, Gene Cheung, Yao Zhao, Xiaolong Li, Rongrong Ni
(accepted to) IEEE International Conference on Image Processing      Oct 2018   [Refereed]
Path Coding on Geometric Planar Graph for 2D / 3D Visual Data Partitioning
Weihang Liao, Gene Cheung, Wei Hu
(accepted to) IEEE International Conference on Image Processing      Oct 2018   [Refereed]
RD-Optimized 3D Planar Model Reconstruction & Encoding for Video Compression
Cheng Yang, Gene Cheung, Seishi Takamura
(accepted to) IEEE International Conference on Image Processing      Oct 2018   [Refereed]
Progressive Sub-Aperture Image Recovery for Interactive Light Field Data Streaming
Eduardo Peixoto, Bruno Macchiavello, Edson Mintsu Hung, Gene Cheung
(accepted to) IEEE International Conference on Image Processing      Oct 2018   [Refereed]
Gene Cheung, Enrico Magli, Yuichi Tanaka, Michael Ng
(accepted to) Proceedings of the IEEE      Sep 2018   [Refereed]
No-Reference Quality Assessment for Stitched Panoramic Images using Convolutional Sparse Coding and Compound Feature Selection
Suiyi Ling, Gene Cheung, Patrick Le Callet
(accepted to) IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo      Jul 2018   [Refereed]
Blind Image Deblurring via Reweighted Graph Total Variation
Yuanchao Bai, Gene Cheung, Xianming Liu, Wen Gao
IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing      Apr 2018   [Refereed]
Soft Decoding of Light Field Images using POCS and Fast Graph Spectral Filters
Shuai Yang, Gene Cheung, Jiaying Liu, Zhongming Guo
IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing      Apr 2018   [Refereed]
Robust Semi-Supervised Graph Classifier Learning with Negative Edge Weights
Gene Cheung, Weng-Tai Su, Yu Mao, Chia-Wen Lin
(accepted to) IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks      Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Amin Zheng, Gene Cheung, Dinei Florencio
(accepted to) IEEE Transactions on Image Processing      Mar 2018   [Refereed]
A-Optimal Sampling and Robust Reconstruction for Graph Signals via Truncated Neumann Series
Fen Wang, Yongchao Wang, Gene Cheung
(accepted to) IEEE Signal Processing Letters      Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Ana De Abreu, Gene Cheung, Pascal Frossard, Fernando Pereira
(accepted to) Elsevier Signal Processing: Image Communication      Feb 2018   [Refereed]
Xianming Liu, Gene Cheung, Chia-Wen Lin, Debin Zhao, Wen Gao
(accepted to) IEEE Transactions on Image Processing      Jan 2018   [Refereed]
Chinthaka Dinesh, Ivan Bajic, Gene Cheung
IEEE Visual Communications and Image Processing      Dec 2017   [Refereed]
Graph-based Joint Signal / Power Restoration for Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks
Megumi Kaneko, Gene Cheung, Weng-tai Su, Chia-Wen Lin
IEEE Globecom      Dec 2017   [Refereed]
Yung-Hsuan Chao, Gene Cheung, Antonio Ortega
IEEE International Conference on Image Processing      Sep 2017   [Refereed]
Jin Zeng, Gene Cheung, Yung-Hsuan Chao, Ian Blanes, Joan Serra-Sagrista, Antonio Ortega
IEEE International Conference on Image Processing      Sep 2017   [Refereed]
Yuan Yuan, Gene Cheung, Pascal Frossard
IEEE International Conference on Image Processing      Sep 2017   [Refereed]
Gene Cheung, Zhi Liu, Zhiyou Ma, Jack Z. G. Tan
IEEE International Conference on Image Processing      Sep 2017   [Refereed]
Weng-Tai Su, Gene Cheung, Chia-Wen Lin
IEEE International Conference on Image Processing      Sep 2017   [Refereed]
Mingyuan Zhao, Gene Cheung, Dinei Florencio, Xiangyang Ji
IEEE International Conference on Image Processing      Sep 2017   [Refereed]
Eduardo Piexoto, Bruno Macchiavello, Edson Mintsu Hung, Camilo Dorea, Gene Cheung
IEEE International Conference on Image Processing      Sep 2017   [Refereed]
Weng-Tai Su, Gene Cheung, Chia-Wen Lin
IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo      Jul 2017   [Refereed]
Benjamin Renoust, Gene Cheung, Shin'Ichi Satoh
IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo      Jul 2017   [Refereed]
Amin Zheng, Gene Cheung, Dinei Florencio
submitted to IEEE Transactions on Image Processing      Apr 2017   [Refereed]
Cheng Yang, Gene Cheung, Vladimir Stankovic, Kevin Chan, Nobutaka Ono
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia   19(7) 1625-1636   Jul 2017   [Refereed]
Amin Zheng, Gene Cheung, Dinei Florencio
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing   26(2) 574-589   Feb 2017   [Refereed]
Xianming Liu, Gene Cheung, Xiaolin Wu, Debin Zhao
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing   26(2) 509-524   Feb 2017   [Refereed]
Jin Zeng, Gene Cheung, Antonio Ortega
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing   65(20) 5466-5480   Oct 2017   [Refereed]
Suiyi Ling, Patrick Le Callet, Gene Cheung
IEEE 19th International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing      Oct 2017   [Refereed]
Yuan Yuan, Gene Cheung, Patrick Le Callet, Pascal Frossard, H. Vicky Zhao
accepted to IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology      Dec 2016   [Refereed]
Optimal Lagrange Multipliers for Dependent Rate Allocation in Video Coding
Ana De Abreu, Gene Cheung, Pascal Frossard, Fernando Pereira
submitted to IEEE Transactions on Image Processing      Dec 2016   [Refereed]
Graph Laplacian Regularization for Image Denoising: Analysis in the Continuous Domain
Jiahao Pang, Gene Cheung
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing   26(4) 1770-1785   Apr 2017   [Refereed]
Yu Mao, Gene Cheung, Chia-Wen Lin, Yusheng Ji
APSIPA ASC      Dec 2016   [Refereed]
Robust Semi-Supervised Graph Classifier Learning with Negative Edge Weights
Gene Cheung, Weng-Tai Su, Yu Mao, Chia-Wen Lin
submitted to Special Issue on "Graph Signal Processing" in IEEE Journal on Selected Topics of Signal Processing      Nov 2016   [Refereed]
Cheng Yang, Gene Cheung, Vladimir Stankovic, Kevin Chan, Nobutaka Ono
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia   19(4) 822-835   Apr 2017   [Refereed]
Amin Zheng, Gene Cheung, Dinei Florencio
IEEE International Confernce on Image Processing      Sep 2016   [Refereed]
Benedicte Motz, Gene Cheung, Antonio Ortega
IEEE International Confernce on Image Processing      Sep 2016   [Refereed]
Yashas Rai, Patrick Le Callet, Gene Cheung
IEEE International Confernce on Image Processing      Sep 2016   [Refereed]
Wei Dai, Gene Cheung, Ngai-Man Cheung, Antonio Ortega
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing   25(8) 3489-3504   Aug 2016   [Refereed]
Yu Mao, Gene Cheung, Yusheng Ji
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia   18(8) 1453-1468   Aug 2016   [Refereed]
Yu Mao, Gene Cheung, Chia-Wen Lin, Yusheng Ji
IEEE IVMSP Workshop      Jul 2016   [Refereed]
Benedicte Motz, Gene Cheung, Ngai-Man Cheung
22nd International Packet Video Workshop      Jul 2016   [Refereed]
Yashas Rai, Patrick Le Callet, Gene Cheung
IEEE IVMSP Workshop      Jul 2016   [Refereed]
Pengfei Wan, Gene Cheung, Dinei Florencio, Cha Zhang, Oscar C. Au
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing   25(6) 2896-2909   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
Saboya Yang, Gene Cheung, Patrick Le Callet, Jiaying Liu, Zongming Guo
IEEE International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX)      Jun 2016   [Refereed]
Laura Toni, Gene Cheung, Pascal Frossard
Special Issue on "Cloud-based Video Processing and Content Sharing" in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia   18(5) 852-864   May 2016   [Refereed]
Bo Zhang, Zhi Liu, S.-H. Gary Chan, Gene Cheung
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia   18(3) 521-536   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Jin Zeng, Gene Cheung, Antonio Ortega
IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing      Mar 2016   [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Graph Signal Processing for Image Compression & Restoration [Invited]
Gene Cheung
invited talk in Tsinghua Shenzhen Campus   28 Dec 2017   
Interactive Media Streaming Applications Using Merge Frames [Invited]
Gene Cheung
invited talk in Beijing Jiaotong University   28 Nov 2017   
Semi-Supervised Graph Classifier Learning with Negative Edge Weights [Invited]
Gene Cheung
invited talk in Peking University   27 Nov 2017   
Graph Signal Processing for Image Coding & Restoration [Invited]
Gene Cheung
invited talk in Beijing Jiaotong University   26 Nov 2017   
Semi-Supervised Graph Classifier Learning with Negative Edge Weights [Invited]
Gene Cheung
invited talk in NYU Polytechnic Institute   5 Jun 2017   
Graph Signal Processing for Image Compression & Restoration [Invited]
Gene Cheung
invited talk in National Tsinghua University   24 May 2017   
Semi-Supervised Graph Classifier Learning with Negative Edge Weights [Invited]
Gene Cheung
invited talk in Politecnico di Torino   16 May 2017   
Inverse Imaging Problems using Graph-Signal Smoothness Priors [Invited]
Gene Cheung
invited talk in Peking University, China   2 Sep 2016   
Inverse Imaging Problems using Graph-Signal Smoothness Priors [Invited]
Gene Cheung
invited talk in Hong Kong Baptist University, China   31 Aug 2016   
Interactive Media Navigation using Merge Frames [Invited]
Gene Cheung
invited talk in Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA   15 Jul 2016   
Graph Signal Processing for Image Compression and Restoration
Gene Cheung
tutorial in IEEE ICME 2016   11 Jul 2016   
Merge Frame Design for Interactive Media Streaming Applications [Invited]
Gene Cheung
invited talk in EPFL   4 Mar 2016   
Merge Frame Design for Interactive Media Streaming Applications [Invited]
Gene Cheung
invited talk in University of Strathclyde   1 Mar 2016   
Graph Signal Processing for Image Compression and Restoration
Gene Cheung
tutorial in APSIPA ASC 2015   16 Dec 2015   
Depth Image Coding and Processing
Gene Cheung
COST Training School, 3D-AVCom 2015, Lisbon, Portugal   6 Jul 2015   
Graph-based Depth Image Processing
Gene Cheung
invited talk in DJI, Shenzhen, China   21 May 2015   
Non-intrusive Apnoea / Hypopnoea Detection System via MS Kinect captured Depth Video Analysis
Gene Cheung
invited talk in Simon Fraser University   13 Nov 2014   
3D Imaging: signal processing and applications [Invited]
Gene Cheung
invited talk in University of Science and Technology of China   11 Sep 2014   
Gene Cheung
invited talk in University of Southern California   12 Aug 2014   
Graph Signal Processing for Image Compression & Restoration [Invited]
Gene Cheung
Invited talk in Simon Fraser University   7 Mar 2014   

Others

 
Sep 2016
Co-organizer of special session on "Graph-based Multi-dimensional Image Data Compression" in ICIP 2016.
Jul 2016
Panel chair and area chair for ICME 2016.
Jan 2016
Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology 01/2016 to present.
Oct 2015
Tehnical program chair for IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing
Jul 2015
Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 07/2015 till present.
Jul 2015
Co-organizer of special session on "3D Imaging for Health Monitoring and Interventions" in IEEE ICME 2015.
Jul 2015
Tutorial chair and area chair for ICME 2015
Jun 2015
Lead Guest Editor for SI on "Interactive Media Processing for Immersive Communication" in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing
Jul 2014
Area chair for ICME 2014.
Jun 2014
Associate Eidtor for SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging 06/2014 till 01/2016
Oct 2013
Paper award committee member for APSIPA ASC 2013.
Oct 2013
Co-organizer for special session on "3D Video Representation and Coding" for APSIPA ASC 2013.
2013
area chair for ICIP 2013.
2013
TPC area chair for ICME 2013.
2013
Co-organizer for special session on "Depth map processing for 3D applications" for IEEE IVMSP Workshop 3013.
2013
Asian and Australia liaison for IEEE MMSP 2013.
2013
IEEE Tokyo section Technical Program Committee Vice-Chair 2013-2014.
2012
Co-organizer for 3rd International Workshop on Hot Topics in 3D (Hot3D'12), in conjunction with ICME 2012.
2012
Publication co-chair for VCIP 2012.
2012
Symposium co-chair for Communication Software, Services and Multimedia Applications (CSSMA) Symposium in IEEE GLOBECOM 2012.
2012
area chair for ICIP 2012.
2012
Guest Editor for SI on "Advances in 3D Video Processing" in JVCI.
2012
Area Editor of Signal Processing: Image Communication 12/2012 till present.
2011
Track co-chair for Multimedia Signal Processing track in ICME 2011.
2011
Co-organizer for special session on "compression of high-dimensional media data for interactive navigation" for ICIP 2011.
Dec 2010
Asssociate Editor of DSP Applications Column in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine 12/2010 till present.
2010
Demo Co-Chair CCNC 2010,
2010
Co-chair for special session on "cooperative media communication" in ICASSP 2010.
2010
Co-chair for special session on "immersive interaction for networked multiview video systems" for SPIE VCIP 2010.
2010
Technical Program Co-Chair PV 2010.
2010
Area Chair for ICIP 2010.
2010
Key Member of Interest Group on "Distributed and Sensor Networks for Mobile Media Computing and Applications" in IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC), 2010-2012.
2010
SPIE VCIP 2010 award committee.
2007
Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia 12/2007 till 08/2011.
Technical Program Committee Member: ICCCAS 2004-2005, 2008-2009, ICIP 2005, ICME 2005-2006, Globecom 2006-2007, 2013-2014, CCNC 2007, MMM 2008-2009, 2012-2015, DTV Workshop of ICC 2008, ICCCAS , ICME 2010-2012, Hot3D 2010-2011, 2013-2014, MMSP 2010-2011, ICCCN 2011, StreamComm 2011, ESPA 2012, PV 2012-2013, MUE 2012, EUSIPCO 2012-2014, PCM 2012-2013, ICIMCS 2012, EUVIP 2013-2014, IC3D 2013-2014, 3DTV-Con 2014.
Board Member of membership board in EEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC).
Oct 2015
Technical program chair for MMSP 2015

Misc

 
Non-intrusive Apnoea / Hypopnoea Detection System via a Graph-signal Analysis of Microsoft Kinect captured Depth Video
Cheng Yang, Yu Mao, Gene Cheung, Vladimir Stankovic, Kevin Chan
22nd Congress of the European Sleep Research Society      Sep 2014
High-dimensional Media Compression for Interactive Streaming
Gene Cheung, Ngai-Man Cheung
IEEE MMTC E-letter      Jan 2011   [Invited]
New Paradigms in Community Media: Transport and Interactivity
Gene Cheung, Wai-tian Tan
IEEE MMTC E-Letter      Apr 2009   [Invited]

Research Grants & Projects

 
Active Light Sensing for Human Bio-Signal Estimation
Microsoft Research: CORE12
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2017    Investigator(s): Gene Cheung
Signal Processing for Non-intrusive Sleep Monitoring
JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2017    Investigator(s): Gene Cheung
QoSTREAM--Video Quality Driven Multimedia Streaming in Mobile Wireless Networks
FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES: 
Project Year: Apr 2012 - Mar 2015    Investigator(s): Gene Cheung
Interactive Multiview Communication System
JSPS: young scientist (B)
Project Year: Apr 2012 - Mar 2015    Investigator(s): Gene Cheung
Distributed Source Coding for Interactive Multi-view Video Streaming
Open University: funded graduate studentship
Project Year: 2012 - 2015    Investigator(s): Gene Cheung

Books etc

 
Depth Map Compression for Depth-Image-Based Rendering
Gene Cheung, Antonio Ortega, Woo-shik Kim, Vladan Velisavljevic, Akira Kubota (Part:Joint Work, book chapter in "3DTV System with Depth-Image-Based Rendering: Architectures, Techniques and Challenges")
Springer   
Coding for Interactive Navigation in High-dimensional Media Data
Ngai-Man Cheung, Gene Cheung (Part:Joint Work, book chapter in "Emerging Technologies for 3D Video")
Wiley   

Committee Memberships

 
Jan 2016
 - 
Today
IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo  Steering Committee
 
Jan 2015
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Today
IEEE  IVMSP-TC
 
Jan 2012
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Dec 2014
IEEE  MMSP-TC
 
Jan 2014
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Dec 2016
APSIPA  Image, Video, and Multimedia (IVM) Technical Committee