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 and visual scenes by exploring both theoretical and practical frameworks. 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/reconstructing 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.


Newton International Fellowships

Prof. Hui Yu has been awarded a grant from the Newton International Fellowships, which will start in November 2018!

November 2018


Dr. Dongjoe Shin has been awarded a grant from the EPSRC starting from October 2018!

November 2018

Innovate UK Grant

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

July 2017