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Brief Biography:

Dr. Minglun Gong is a Professor and Director at the School of Computer Science, University of Guelph. Before he moved to Guelph in 2019, he was a Professor and Head at the Department of Computer Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in 2003, his M.Sc. from the Tsinghua University in 1997, and his B.Engr. from the Harbin Engineering University in 1994.

Minglun’s research interests cover various topics in the broad area of visual computing (including computer graphics, computer vision, visualization, image processing, and pattern recognition). So far, he has published ~150 referred technical papers in journals and conference proceedings, including 20+ articles in ACM/IEEE transactions. He is the inventor of an awarded patent and 6 pending patents. Currently an associate editor for Pattern Recognition, he has also served as program committee member for top-tier conferences (e.g. ICCV and CVPR) and reviewer for prestigious journals (e.g. IEEE TPAMI and ACM TOG). He was the recipient of the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Award and best paper awards at the 2015 Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the 2016 International Symposium on Visual Computing, and the 2019 Conference on Computer and Robot Vision.

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Minglun Gong

Professor
Sch. of Comp. Sci.
Univ. of Guelph

Contact Information:

+1 (519) 824-4120 ext. 54019

School of Computer Science
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON, Canada, N1G 2W1

News (since 2013):

August 1, 2020 Two papers on UAV path planning and object packing are conditionally accepted by SIGGRAPH Asia 2020.
July 28, 2020 Our paper on human motion generation is accepted by ACM Multimedia 2020.
July 17, 2020 I was invited to give a talk at the online Visual Computing Summer School of Shendong University.
July 2, 2020 Our paper on human shape and pose estimation is accepted by ECCV 2020.
June 5, 2020 Our paper on human avatar modeling is accepted by IEEE TMM.
May 14, 2020 I gave an invited symposia talk at CRV 2020 on image style transfer.
November 10, 2019 Our paper on image stylization is accepted by AAAI 2020.
September 6, 2019 Congratulations to Wendong, who has successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis.
September 3, 2019 Our paper on image stylization is accepted by NIPS 2019.
May 30, 2019 Xin's paper on text to image synthesis receives the Best Paper Award at CRV 2019.
May 1, 2019 I joined the School of Computer Science, University of Guelph as a Professor and School Director.
November 26, 2018 Congratulations to Farhad, whose M.Sc. thesis has passed the reviews.
November 19, 2018 Congratulations to Yiming, who has successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis and passed with distinction. He will visit SFU as PostDoc researcher.
November 15, 2018 I was invited to give a talk at Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University on transparent object capture.
September 20, 2018 I was invited to give a talk at Visual Computing Center, Shenzhen University on image-to-image translation.
July 31, 2018 Congratulations to Zili, who has successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. He will work for Huawei Research Lab at Vancouver.
July 3, 2018 Yiming's paper on underwater 3D reconstruction is accepted by ECCV 2018.
March 24, 2018 Two papers on transparent object modeling and drone videography are conditionally accepted by SIGGRAPH 2018.
December 15, 2017 I was invited to give a talk at the University of Central Florida on image-to-image translation.
November 18, 2017 Congratulations to Zizui, whose M.Sc. thesis has passed the reviews.
November 17, 2017 I was invited to give a talk at the NSERC CREATE Data Analytics & Visualization Bootcamp on image-to-image translation.
October 16, 2017 Our paper on appearance modeling is accepted by ACM TOG.
September 14, 2017 Our paper on structure-aware data consolidation is accepted by IEEE TPAMI.
September 7, 2017 Welcome Mingjie Wang, who joined our lab as a Ph.D. student.
August 15, 2017 Congratulations to Shiyao, whose M.Sc. thesis has passed the reviews.
July 16, 2017 Zili's paper on unsupervised dual learning is accepted by ICCV 2017.
May 30, 2017 Congratulations to Xue, whose M.Sc. thesis has passed the reviews. He will join the Moving Picture Company in Montreal.
February 27, 2017 Yiming's paper on water surface reconstruction is accepted by CVPR 2017.
February 16, 2017 Our paper on discriminative star coordinates is conditionally accepted by EuroVis 2017.
December 23, 2016 Our paper on guided texture synthesis is conditionally accepted by Eurographics 2017.
December 14, 2016 Our paper on point cloud matching receives the Best Paper Award at ISVC 2016.
September 6, 2016 Welcome Xin Huang, who joined our lab as a Ph.D. student supported by the Chinese Government Scholarship.
September 2, 2016 I gave an invited talk during my visit to Shenzhen University on transparent object rendering and modeling.
July 11, 2016 Congratulations to Yiming, who has received the prestigious AITF Graduate Student Scholarship.
May 20, 2016 I gave an invited talk during my visit to York University on autonomous object scanning.
February 29, 2016 Yiming's work on transparent object reconstruction is accepted by CVPR 2016.
February 12, 2016 Congratulations to Hao Yuan, whose M.Sc. thesis has passed the reviews.
February 10, 2016 I am invited to serve for the International Program Committee of SIGMAP 2016.
January 6, 2016 Welcome Xue Cui and Shiyao Wang, who joined our lab as M.Sc. students.
September 4, 2015 Congratulations to Yiming, who has received the CS Early Achievement Award (PhD) at Univ. of Alberta.
September 4, 2015 Welcome our new Ph.D. students, Wendong Mao, Hao Cai, and Farhad Kazemi. Wendong comes from Peiking University and is a recipant of the Dean's Doctoral Award. Hao is supported by the Chinese Government Scholarship.
August 29, 2015 Yiming's work on environment matting is accepted by ICCV 2015.
August 8, 2015 Two papers, Deep Points Consolidation and Generalized Cylinder Decomposition, are conditionally accepted by SIGGRAPH Asia 2015.
June 4, 2015 Our paper on big-data classification receives the Best Paper Award at AI 2015.
June 4, 2015 I gave an invited symposia talk at CRV 2015 on modeling and analyzing 3D shapes.
February 24, 2015 Two algorithms that we developed, WLOP and EAR, is now included into the CGAL 4.6 - Point Set Processing.
February 2, 2015 Our paper on foreground segmentation is accepted by IEEE TIP.
December 5, 2014 Our paper on distilled image collections is accepted by Eurographics 2015.
November 4, 2014 I am invited to serve for the International Program Committee of CAD/Graphics 2015.
October 14, 2014 I am invited to serve for the Program Committee of CRV 2015.
September 26, 2014 I am invited to join the Program Committee of GI 2015.
September 9, 2014 Congratulations to Yiming, whose M.Sc. thesis has passed the reviews. He will continute Ph.D. study at Univ. of Alberta, with me serving as his co-supervisor.
September 8, 2014 Welcome our new Ph.D. student, Zili, who obtained his M.Sc. at Chinese Accademy of Science.
September 3, 2014 Welcome Songyuan Ji and Zizui Chen, who joined our lab as M.Sc. student.
August 11, 2014 Two papers, Autoscanner and Morfit, are conditionally accepted by SIGGRAPH Asia 2014.
June 15, 2014 I am invited to join the Editorial Board of Pattern Recognition.
May 12, 2014 Welcome Yang Li, who joined our lab as M.Sc. student.
April 22, 2014 Congratulations to Timothy, who has successfully defended his M.Sc. thesis.
March 20, 2014 Welcome our visiting scholar, Dr. Shibai Yin, who will work in our lab for 3 months.
January 17, 2014 Grant's work on self-sorting map is accepted by IEEE TMM.
November 23, 2013 Our paper on flower modeling is accepted by Eurographics 2014.
September 14, 2013 Welcome our new PostDoc, Dr. Yunhai Wang, who will work in our lab for a year.
September 4, 2013 Welcome Hao Yuan, who joined our lab as M.Sc. student.
July 29, 2013 Two papers, Projective Shape Analysis and Mind the Gap, are conditionally accepted by SIGGRAPH Asia 2013.
May 23, 2013 A video clip for our skeletonization paper is now featured in the SIGGRAPH 2013 Technical Papers Video Preview, which is also available on YouTube.
May 21, 2013 I visited Bioinformatics Institute, A*STAR and gave two invited talks on data organization and shape composition.
April 22, 2013 Congratulations to Grant, who has successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. He is moving to Califonia to work for Google.
March 27, 2013 Our paper on point cloud skeletonization is conditionally accepted by SIGGRAPH 2013.
February 26, 2013 Timothy's work on underwater camera calibration is accepted by CVPR 2013 as oral presentation.
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