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Dept. of Electronic Engineering
University of Surrey
Guildford GU2 7XH
United Kingdom

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Active Project

Artistic Rendering of Consumer Video

Falling hardware costs have prompted an explosion in casual video capture by domestic consumers. However, once captured, this video is infrequently accessed and often lies dormant on users' PCs. In collaboration with the MIUL team at HP Labs Bristol, we are undertaking a programme of research to breathe life into consumer video repositories, allowing users to effortlessly visualize and 'rediscover' their video collections. We are exploring ways to create compelling displays of casually captured video content, and investigate techniques to intelligently select content for display (e.g. through visual information retrieval, and automatic video directing).

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Computer Vision & Machine Learning
  • Segmentation and Feature
  • Statistics and Machine Learning for Vision
  • Vision for Visualization and Graphics
  • Multimedia Information Retrieval

Wireless Systems & Mobile Communications (Past)
  • Cognitive Radio, Spectrum Sensing
  • Wireless Mesh Networks
  • Radio Resource Management in Beyond 3G systems

Publications (Google Scholar Page)

Refereed Journal Article:

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J.-E. Kyprianidis, J. Collomosse, T. Wang, and T. Isenberg. State of the ‘Art’: A Taxonomy of Artistic Stylization Techniques for Images and Video. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG). In press.
T. Wang, J. Collomosse. Probabilistic Motion Diffusion of Labeling Priors for Coherent Video Segmentation. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. November 2011. Project
DOI: 10.1109/TMM.2011.2177078

route T. Wang, J. Collomosse, R. Hu, D. Slatter, P. Cheatle and D. Greig. Stylized Ambient Displays of Digital Media Collections.  Computers & Graphics. Elsevier. 54-66, Volume 35, Issue 1, February 2011.  PDF
DOI: 10.1016/j.cag.2010.11.004

Peer-Reviewed Conference and Workshop paper:

Computer Vision/Graphics:

sketchimg R. Hu, T. Wang and J. Collomosse. A Bag-of-Regions Approach to Sketch Based Image Retrieval. 18th International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), pp. 3661-3664, IEEE Press. September 2011.
icip T. Wang, J.-Y. Guillemaut and J. Collomosse. Multi-label Propagation for Coherent Video Segmentation and Artistic Stylization. In Proceedings 17th International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), pp. 3005-3008, IEEE Press, . September 2010.  PDF DEMO
DOI: 10.1109/ICIP.2010.5649291
npar T. Wang, J. Collomosse, D. Slatter, P. Cheatle and D. Greig. Video Stylization for Digital Ambient Displays of Home Movies. In Proceedings ACM 8th Intl. Symposium on Non-photorealistic Animation and Rendering (NPAR), pp. 137-146, ACM Press. June 2010. (Oral) PDF DEMO
DOI: 10.1145/1809939.1809955
cvmp T. Wang, A. Mansfield, R. Hu, and J. P. Collomosse, An Evolutionary Approach to Automatic Video Editing, In Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP 2009), pp. 127-134, IEEE Press. Nov. 2009. PDF BIB DEMO
DOI: 10.1109/CVMP.2009.8

Wireless Systems and Mobile Communications:
Cognitive Radio T. Wang. Y. Chen, B. Zhao, and E. Hines,  Analysis of Effect of Primary User Traffic on Spectrum Sensing Performance, Fourth International Conference on Communications and Networking in China (ChinaCom 2009), pp. 1-5, IEEE Press, Aug. 2009.  PDF
DOI: 10.1109/CHINACOM.2009.5339899
Mesh S. Max, T. Wang, Transmit Power Control in Wireless Mesh Networks Considered Harmful, Second International Conference on Advances in Mesh Networks, pp. 73-78, IEEE Press, Jun, 2009.  PDF BIB
DOI: 10.1109/MESH.2009.4
relay L. Li, T. Wang, Y. Du, and H. Hu, Adaptive Cooperative Coding in Fast Rayleigh Fading Channel, Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS) Proceedings, pp. 719-723, March, Beijing, China, 2009. PDF BIB

Non-Peer Reviewed Paper

GP T. Wang, and J. P. Collomosse, Automatic Video Editting: An Evolutionary Approach, In Proceedings 20th British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2009), UK Student Vision Workshop, Sep, 2009.  PDF


  • "Computer Vision for the Structured Representation and Stylisation of Visual Media Collections", PhD Thesis, University of Surrey
  • "Artistic Rendering of Digital Video Collections",  MPhil to PhD Transfer Thesis, University of Surrey.
  • "Capacity Evaluation of Relay-based Infrastructures and Wireless Mesh Networks in Urban Environments",  Master of Science Thesis, RWTH Aachen University, supervised by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Walke.
  • "Embedded System Design for High Performance Radar Image Processing", Bachelor of Engineering Thesis, Xidian University.


  • TouchCut: A Single Touch Object Segmentation Driven by Level Set Methods, Kyoto, Japan, March, 2011
  • TouchCut: A Single Touch Object Segmentation System, Sony Research Labs, China, July, 2011
  • Video Stylization for Digital Ambient Displays of Home Movies, NPAR 2010, Annecy, France, June, 2010
  • Artistic Rendering on Home Videos, HP Labs, Dec, 2009
  • Trend Towards Abstract, HP Labs, Bristol, UK, July, 2009
  • An Evolutionary Approach to Automatic Video Editting, HP Labs, Bristol, UK, July, 2009

Short Bio

I am a research fellow in the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) at the University of Surrey, working with Dr John Collomosse and Prof. Adrian Hilton.

I completed my PhD in computer vision/graphics at CVSSP in 2012 under the supervision of
Dr John Collomosse and Prof. Adrian Hilton. My PhD research was funded by  the HP labs at Bristol and Sony R&D. I was a visiting researcher in the Multimedia Interaction and Understanding Lab at  HP Labs during my PhD.

I received a MSc in Electrical Engineering from Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden) and
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen, Germany), with "sehr gut" (1.3 - Exceptional in German Education System).

I spent brief periods of time working at HP Labs (HP IRP project 2010), Sony R&D, the University of Bath (HP IRP project 2009), the University of Warwick (EPSRC project EP/F030843/1), Chinese Academy of Science (SHRCWC, Sino-Finland ICT Alliance Project 2007/2008), RWTH Aachen University (FP7/2007-2013 "OMEGA").

Teaching Assistance

Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (EEE3032)
An Introduction to Programming and Computer Architecture

Professional Activities

Student Member of IEEE
Student Member of IEEE Signal Processing Society

Programme Committee
Paper Reviewing

Recent Awards

Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Student Abroad, 2012
Hewlett-Packard Labs IRP PhD Studentship, 2009-2012
The IEEE SPS Travel Grant, 2010
EPSRC PhD Studentship, 2008

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