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The Research Institute has a number of on-going research projects funded by Chinese government funding bodies, a list of representative projects is given below:

  1. Video summarization via semantics-based learning in multi-kernel one-class SVMs, funded by Chinese Natural Science Foundation. The project is to develop a number of leading edge video summarization algorithms along the directions of: (i) multiple kernel OC-SVM learning algorithm towards video content adaptive semantics extraction and classification; (ii) semantics extraction via pattern recognition approaches; and (iii) low-level video processing via integration of features and fusion.
  2. Immersive 3D video reconstruction of live events, funded by Beijing WoRui Entrepreneurship Ltd. The project is to develop panoramic 3D immersive video technologies to reconstruct performance shows and hence people can have a new viewing experience as if he or she is present at the spot. Specific research directions include: (i) panoramic 3D video registration and stitching; (ii) video object segmentation and conversion of graphics-based objects; (iii) new view video regeneration via in-painting and integration of multi-view video streams; (iv) build-up of panoramic 3D immersive video capture and playback platform.
  3. Video-based localization via vision descriptors, funded by Shenzhen Science Foundation. The project is to research on extraction and reconstruction of vision descriptors from surveillance videos and hence develop a new algorithm for computerized object identification, detection and recognitions. Research directions include: (i) video object tracking; (ii) video object detection and identification; (iii) object-based video content search; and (iv) vision-based descriptor construction, modelling and extractions.
  4. Add-on video compression via sparse-based video super-resolutions, funded by Chinese Aviation Research Academy. The project is to develop an add-on video compression technique based on adaptive down-sampling scheme and sparse-based video super-resolution technology. Such an add-on video compression can work with any existing video compression standard and achieve additional video compression without compromise on its decoding quality. Specific research can be highlighted as: (i) temporal video segmentation to cut the input video stream into a number of V-units, in which the motion and the content remains relatively consistent; (ii) spatial decomposition to divide each frame into regions via quad-tree in accordance with the smoothness of texture inside each region; and (iii) adaptive down-sampling to reduce the image resolution and formulate the decomposed videos for any existing video compression technique. At the decoding end, an optimized image super-resolution algorithm is proposed to reconstruct the decomposed and down-sampled video frames, to which two stages of pruning are applied in order to select the closest correlated images for construction of an over-complete dictionary and drive the sparse representation of its enlarged frame.

While working at universities in the United Kingdom as a full professor in media computing, Professor J Jiang is a principal investigator for the following externally funded projects:

  1. J. Jiang ‘SCC-Computing: strategic collaboration with China on high performance computing based on Tianhe-1A, the world’s most powerful super-computer’, European Framework-7 SA International Collaboration project, 410,000 Euros for 24 months, started on 1st of January, 2012 (contract number 287746), in collaboration with University of Zaragoza Spain, University Stavanger Norway, National Centre for Supercomputing Applications Bulgaria, Chinese National Supercomputer Centre Tianjin and Tianjin University China;
  2. J. Jiang, ‘CockpitCI: Cybersecurity on SCADA’, European Framework-7 STREP, 2.9 million Euros for 36 months, started on 1st of January, 2012, in collaboration with Selex Systemi Integrati SPA Italy, Multitel ASBL Belgium etc.;
  3. J. Jiang, ‘EcoGem: Cooperative machine learning system for green transport environment’, European Framework-7 funded STREP project, 2.6 million Euros for 30 months, started from 1st of September, 2010;
  4. J. Jiang, ‘MICIE: Tool for systemic risk analysis and secure mediation of data exchanged across linked CI information infrastructures’, European Framework-7 funded STREP project, 2 million Euros for 36 months from 1st of November, 2008. European Contract No. 225353, in collaboration with: (i) Selex Communications S.p.A., Italy; (ii) Centre de Recherch Public Henri Tudor, Luxembourg; (iii) Telecommunication University of Rome, Italy; (iv) University of Rome, Italy; (v) ENEA, Italy; (vi) Industrial Research Institute of Automation and Measurements, Poland; (vii) Israel Electric Corp, Israel; (viii) Itrust Consulting A.a.r.l. Luxembourg; (ix) Multitel asbl, Belgium; (x) University of Coimbra, Portugal.
  5. J. Jiang, ‘HERMES: Cognitive care and guidance for active aging’, European Framework-7 funded STREP project, 3 million Euros for 36 months starting from 1st of January, 2008. European Contract No. 216709, in collaboration with: (i) Centre for Usability Research & Engineering, Austria; (ii) INGEMA Foundation, Spain; (iii) IBM Haifa Research Laboratory, Israel; (iv) Athens Information Institute, Greece; (v) TXT E-solutions, Italy.
  6. J. Jiang, ‘PROTAGE: Digital preservation and organization using tools in agent environment’, European Framework-7 funded STREP project, 2 million Euros for 36 months starting from 1st of January, 2008. European Contract No. 216746, in collaboration with: (i) National Archives of Sweden; (ii) National Archives of Estonia; (iii) Lulea University of Technology, Sweden; (iv) Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. Germany; (v) EASY Innovation S.L. Spain; (vi) Giunti Labs S.r.l. Italy.
  7. J. Jiang, ‘MDS: Misuse Detection System for e-Security’, European Framework-6 funded STREP project, 1.35 million Euros for 36 months, starting from 1st of April, 2006. European Contract No. 026459, in collaboration with: (i) ComArch S.A. Poland; (ii) University of Bremen, Germany; (iii) Tekever, Portugal; (iv) Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa, Poland.
  8. J. Jiang, ‘Live: Live Staging of Media Events’, European Framework-6 funded Integrated Project, 7 million Euros for 45 months, starting from 1st of January, 2007. European Contract No. 027312, in collaboration with: (i) Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. Germany; (ii) Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Germany; (iii) ORF, Austria national TV broadcaster, Austria; (iv) Atos Origin, Spain; (v) University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; (vi) University of Applied Science Cologne, Germany; (vi) Salzburg Research Institute, Austria; (vii) Sony NetServices, Austria.
Research Institute for Future Media Computing,Shenzhen University 2014 - 2017