Hongbin Zha – Guest Lecture

3rd Guest Lecture in Creative Media Colloquium this semester with:

Professor Hongbin Zha

Date: Tuesday March 10, 2015
Time: 19.00-20.00
Venue: 6/F Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre M6094 Future Cinema Studio


Title: 3D Digital Technology and its Applications in Cultural Heritage

Speaker: Professor Hongbin Zha


3D digital technologies for object and scene modeling have significant potential for a variety of applications including industrial design, virtual reality, intelligent human-computer interaction, and digital heritage. Recently, great achievements in laser scanning technology have made it possible to create high-quality 3D models of complex objects by using dense point clouds and high-resolution texture images. In the talk, I will give an introduction to some of our efforts in applying the 3D digital technologies in archaeology and digital heritage. I will focus on a number of pilot projects we have undertaken for grottos in China, including Longmen, Maijishan, and Xiangtangshan. The main purposes of the projects ranged from 3D model assisted sketch generation for archaeologists, virtual reconstruction of historic sites and relics in grottos, to applications in digital museum.

About the speaker:

Hongbin Zha received PhD degree in electrical engineering from Kyushu University, Japan, in 1990. After working as a research associate at Kyushu Institute of Technology, he joined Kyushu University in 1991 as an associate professor. He was also a visiting professor in the Centre for Vision, Speech, and Signal Processing, Surrey University, Unite Kingdom, in 1999. Since 2000, he has been a professor at the Key Lab on Machine Perception (MOE), Peking University, China. His research interests include computer vision, digital geometry processing, and robotics. He has published more than 300 technical publications in journals, books, and international conference proceedings. He received the Franklin V. Taylor Award from the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society in 1999, and Best Paper Awards in Euromed 2010.


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