Demonstrating the University of North Texas' ongoing
commitment to globalization and collaboration,
an associate professor from the Hefei University of Technology
in China will spend 2008 researching and lecturing at UNT's College
Liangmei Hu's areas of specialty include image
processing and computer vision. She will conduct a variety of research
projects and serve as a guest lecturer in both undergraduate and
graduate computer science and engineering classes. Hu's visit is
sponsored by the China Scholarship Council.
Hu will be working with Bill Buckles, professor
of computer science and engineering, on a project to construct
a digital terrain model combining LiDAR (light detection and ranging–an
optical remote sensing technology) and infrared, or IR, information.
Hu says, "LiDAR data and IR images can provide elevation and resolution
data; infrared also gives us high resolution information. What
I am doing is looking for ways to combine both modalities for accurate
Xiaohui Yuan, assistant professor of computer
science and engineering at UNT, also will be working closely with
Hu. He says, "Dr. Hu will get a taste of different projects that
we are working on in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
I am eager to see her input in our project involving wireless capsule
endoscopy. We want to remove redundant frames from the video, condense
the viewing process and achieve computer-aided diagnostics."
Hu says it was a bit of a culture shock when she first came to
Denton. She says, "The atmosphere here is clean and fresh. The
living and research styles are different than those in China. There's
a lot for me to learn here."
Hefei University of Technology, or HFUT, was founded in 1945.
It is located in Hefei, a city of nearly 4.7 million people in
central China. HFUT has more than 23,600 students and 1,440 teachers
in more than 60 undergraduate and 65 graduate fields of study.
The university participates actively in international cooperation
and academic exchanges and has established relationships with universities
and research centers in more 30 countries.
Krishna Kavi, chair of the department
of computer science and engineering at UNT, says, "This
is a great opportunity to further research collaborations with
scholars from other countries. This also speaks positively about
the research of Drs. Buckles and Yuan."
UNT News Service Press Release
Rafael McDonnell may be reached at RMcDonnell@unt.edu.