Keynote Speaker
Prof. Pau-Choo Chung
Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University
IEEE Fellow

Topic: Depth Estimation using Spatial and Temporal Consistency Information

   Three-dimensional depth estimation can be used in various applications such as the depth generation for 3DTV movies, the distance estimation in unmanned aerial vehicles, robotic vision systems, etc. The prediction about the proliferation of 3DTV since the film of Avatar has not come true. Instead, ESPN announced the drop of the 3D channel. Several reasons have caused the recent failure of 3DTV, among which the lack of good quality 3D programs is the main reason. For a native 3DTV, it is essential to obtain the depth information in order for scene synthesis in different views. Consequently, several approaches have been developed for obtaining the depth information from stereo videos. One of the main problems of current approaches is the artifacts from noises, causing the flickering in the display of the 3D contents. Such flickering in a video sequence would cause dazzling and eye fatigue. In this talk we will give an overview of the current approaches using stereo matching for 3D depth estimation. Furthermore, an approach combining the spatial and temporal consistency information for obtaining more accurate and smooth depth estimation results in stereo video sequence will also be introduced.

About the Speaker:

   Pau-Choo (Julia) Chung (S’89-M’91-SM’02-F’08) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University, USA, in 1991. She then joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan, in 1991 and has become a full professor in 1996. She served as the Director of Institute of Computer and Communication Engineering (2008-2011), the Vice Dean of College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2011), the Director of the Center for Research of E-life Digital Technology (2005-2008), and the Director of Electrical Laboratory (2005-2008), NCKU. She was elected Distinguished Professor of NCKU in 2005. She currently serves as Chair of Department of Electrical Engineering, NCKU.
   Dr. Chung’s research interests include image/video analysis and pattern recognition, biosignal analysis, computer vision and computational intelligence. She applies most of her research results to healthcare and medical applications. Dr. Chung served as the program committee member in many international conferences. She was a Member on IEEE International Steering Committee, IEEE Asian Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (2006-2008), the Special Session Co-Chair of ISCAS 2009 and 2010, the Special Session Co-Chair of ICECS 2010, and the TPC of APCCAS 2010. Dr. Chung was the Chair of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) (2004-2005), Tainan Chapter. She was the Chair of the IEEE Life Science Systems and Applications Technical Committee (2008-2009) and a member of the BioCAS Technical Committee and the Multimedia Systems & Applications Technical Committee of the CAS Society. She also serves as the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems and served as the Editor of Journal of Information Science and Engineering, the Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I, and the Secretary General of Biomedical Engineering Society of the Republic of China. She was one of the co-founders of Medical Image Standard Association (MISA) in Taiwan.
   Pau-Choo Chung is a member in BoG of CAS Society (2007-2009, 2010-2012). She served as an IEEE CAS Society Distinguished Lecturer (2005-2007). She was an ADCOM member of IEEE CIS and the Chair of CIS Distinguished Lecturer Program. She is a Member of Phi Tau Phi honor society and is an IEEE Fellow since 2008.

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