Visual Computing

University of Portsmouth


   Welcome to the Visual Computing Group (VCG) at the University of Portsmouth. We are interested in providing solutions to understanding, reconstructing and processing affective facial and human actions by exploring both theoretical and practical frameworks in these areas. It involves and develops knowledge and technologies in vision, AI, machine learning and computer graphics. We dedicate to helping machine perceive human motions and emotions through the analysis of facial and human action as well as cognitive signals; 3D/4D facial reconstruction and animation; understanding visual scene and environment.

   Our research topics cover real-time sensing and 3D vision, facial and human action tracking and perception, geometric processing of human/facial performances, brain-computer interface, affective analysis and object tracking/classification. The application areas of our research include human-computer interaction, healthcare, entertainment, security, virtual reality and manufacturing. We gratefully acknowledge the support of various research funders including EPSRC, EU FP7, Royal Academy of Engineering, Innovate UK and industries.


Innovate UK Grant

Dr. Hui Yu has been awarded a grant from the Innovate UK starting from late 2017!

July 2017

University Grant

Dr. Hui Yu has been awarded an RIDF grant from UoP, which will start in August 2017!

July 2017

Call for Papers: 2017 IEEE ICAC (7-8 September, Huddersfield, UK)

The 23rd IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC’17) calls for papers. 7-8 September 2017 University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK CONFERENCE THEME Addressing...

February 2017