John See  Ph.D

 
 (603) 8312 5478
 BR3005/AR4004, FCI

I am a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Computing and Informatics, Multimedia University (Cyberjaya campus). I am leading the Pattern Recognition and Analysis subgroup of the Center for Visual Computing, which resides at the Visual Processing (ViPr) Lab.

My research interests are in computer vision and machine learning, particularly with the goal of finding effective and efficient algorithms for visual recognition tasks. While I have delved into unconstrained face recognition in my Ph.D work, I have now moved on to other new areas such as long-term video surveillance, facial micro-expression recognition, image aesthetic evaluation and a whole lot more.

News
10/16: A long-standing article with Yandan Wang on magnifying facial micro-expressions accepted to Multimedia Tools and Applications (Scopus Q1) | 3 papers accepted to ACCV 2016 Workshops | 1 paper accepted to ACE 2016.
09/16: I will be co-organizing the Workshop on Facial Informatics (WFI) at ACCV 2016 in November, with Jison Hsu, Moi-Hoon Yap, Xiaogang Wang & Su-Jing Wang.
08/16: New! 1 Graduate Research Assistant vacancy (Ph.D) on facial micro-expression analysis: Position available until filled. Flyer on information here. Apply now!
07/16: Vacancies for project SHERLOCK have been filled!
06/16: Visual Processing (ViPr) Lab is launched!
06/16: Latest work with Christy on facial strain for micro-expression recognition and detection accepted to Signal Processing: Image Communication (Scopus Q2). Available here.
03/16: Traveling to ICASSP 2016 (Dates: 20-25 March)
01/16: Latest work with Cat on sparsity-promoting dynamics for micro-expression recognition accepted to IEEE Trans. Affective Computing (Scopus/WoS Q1). Pre-print available in arXiV.
Recent Publications
Effective recognition of facial micro-expressions with video motion magnification
Y. Wang, J. See, Y.-H. Oh, R.C.-W. Phan, Y. Rahulamathavan, H.-C. Ling, S.-W. Tan, X. Li,
Multimedia Tools and Applications, 2016.
(Accepted, In Press) [bibtex] [pdf] [doi]
Sparsity in dynamics of spontaneous subtle emotions: Analysis & application
A.C. Le Ngo, J. See, R. C.-W. Phan,
IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, 2016.
(Accepted, In Press) [bibtex] [pdf] [doi]
Spontaneous subtle expression detection and recognition based on facial strain
S.-T. Liong, J. See, R.C.-W. Phan, Y.-H. Oh, A.C. Le Ngo, K. Wong, S.-W. Tan,
Signal Processing: Image Communication, 2016.
[bibtex] [pdf] [doi]
Automatic micro-expression recognition from long video using a single spotted apex
S.-T. Liong, J. See, K.S. Wong, R.C.-W. Phan,
Asian Conf. on Computer Vision Workshops (ACCVW), 2016.
[bibtex] [pdf]
Aesthetic evaluation of facial portraits using compositional augmentation for deep CNNs
M. Kairanbay, J. See, L.-K. Wong,
Asian Conf. on Computer Vision Workshops (ACCVW), 2016.
[bibtex] [pdf]
Deep or shallow facial descriptors? A case for facial attribute classification and face retrieval
R. Banaeeyan, M.H. Lye, M.F. Ahmad Fauzi, H.A. Karim, J. See,
Asian Conf. on Computer Vision Workshops (ACCVW), 2016.
[bibtex] [pdf]
DUKE: Enhancing Virtual Reality based FPS Game with Full-body Interactions
Mohd Hezri Amir, A. Quek, Nur Rasyid Bin Sulaiman, John See,
13th Int. Conf. on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE), 2016.
(Accepted) [bibtex] [pdf]
Automatic detection and counting of circular and rectangular steel bars
M. F. Ghazali, L. K. Wong, J. See,
Int. Conf. on Robotics, Vision, Signal Processing & Power Applications (ROVISP), 2016.
[bibtex] [pdf] [doi]
Leveraging textural features for recognizing actions in low quality videos
S. Rahman, J. See, C.C. Ho,
Int. Conf. on Robotics, Vision, Signal Processing & Power Applications (ROVISP), 2016.
[bibtex] [pdf] [doi]
Unsupervised face image retrieval using adjacent weighted component-based patches
R. Banaeeyan, M.H. Lye, M.F.A. Fauzi, H.A. Karim, J. See,
Int. Conf. on Intelligent and Advanced Systems (ICIAS), 2016.
[bibtex] [pdf]
Deep CNN object features for improved action recognition in low quality videos
S. Rahman, J. See, C.C. Ho,
Int. Conf. on Computational Science and Engineering (ICCSE), 2016.
(Accepted) [bibtex] [pdf]
Eulerian emotion magnification for subtle expression recognition
A.C. Le Ngo, Y.-H. Oh, R.C.-W. Phan, J. See,
IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2016.
[bibtex] [pdf]
Intrinsic two-dimensional local structures for micro-expression recognition
Y.-H. Oh, A.C. Le Ngo, R.C.-W. Phan, J. See, H.-C. Ling,
IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2016.
[bibtex] [pdf]
Current Students
  • Clarence Cheong (MSc, 2016 – Current)
  • Ryan Lim, (MSc, 2016 – Current)
  • Magzhan Kairanbay, (PhD, 2016 – Current)
  • Tan Chun Hau, (MSc, 2016 – Current) co-advising with Lai-Kuan Wong
  • Muhamad Faiz Ghazali, (MSc, 2016 – Current) co-advising with Lai-Kuan Wong
  • Saimunur Rahman (MSc, 2014 – 2016)
  • Khor Huai Qian (Student RA, Jun–Oct 2015)
Previous Students
  • Mahdi Saemi (Student RA, Nov 2014 – Feb 2015)
  • Tan Suyin (Student RA, Feb–Oct 2014)
Collaborators
  • Micro-expressions: Raphael Phan, Anh Cat Le Ngo (University of Nottingham, UK), Yandan Wang (Wenzhou Uni), Chrystalle Tan (Universiti Malaysia Sabah), Oh Yee Hui, Christy Liong
  • Image Aesthetics and Abstraction: Wong Lai Kuan
  • Surveillance and Activity: Chan Chee Seng
  • Games and Gestures: Albert Quek
On-going Projects

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Previous Projects

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