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Digital Technology Enhanced Cultural Heritage

Current Funded projects:

  • 2017. PI, “Digital Technology Enhanced Cultural and Heritage in the Development of the Knowledge Economy ” AHRC Centre for Digital Copyright and IP Research in China, Ningbo Science and Technology Bureau, 425,000RMB
  • 2017. PI, “Applied Research in VR Education Technology Acceptance Study for Historical, Cultural Contents”, IAPS Grant. 70,000RMB
  • ERC Advanced Research Grant “Lost Frontiers” – Europe’s Lost Frontiers: exploring climate change, settlement and colonisation of the submerged landscapes of the North Sea basin using ancient DNA, seismic mapping and complex systems modelling (Co-PI, Dr Eugene Ch’ng), €2.5m
  • AHRC “Curious Travellers” Grant – A rapid response, data-mining and crowd sourced infrastructure in mitigation of large-scale heritage damage (Co-PI, Dr Eugene Ch’ng), £305,000


Funded PhD projects:

  • Learning to Detect First Stories with Word Mover’s Distance Based on Distributed Representations (Xinyu Fu)
  • Social Media Sentiment Analysis for Smart City Governance and Monitoring (Mengdi, Li)
  • Inferring Impacts from Social Networks and Communities (Hongliang, Sun)
  • Mining Consumer Feedback and Designing Features for E-commerce Platform Optimisation (Wyatt Weiqiang Lin)
  • Next Generation Data-Driven Virtual and Augmented Reality Applications (Cynthia Yue Li)


Seeding projects:

  • VR and BCI experience and performance evaluation of Augmented Reality Tasks
  • Evaluating presence, perceived and actual cognitive load and performance in Augmented Reality Task
  • Comparative martial arts sword works between different levels of experience with full-body motion capture
  • Deep Learning in Automated High-Way Charging System
  • Deep Learning in Hand-Written Telephone Number Recogniser


Current undergraduate final year dissertations:

  • Large-scale Real-Time Accelerated Data Processing and Visualisation with GPGPUs
  • Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality: 3D Object Manipulation with the LeapMotion and Oculus Rift
  • HCI and Virtual Reality: Exploring Efficient Task Performance using the HTC VIVE (2x students)


Past projects associated with our members:

  1. "Mining the Meaning", University of Nottingham Big Data Pump Priming Event Grant (10-11 Sep. 2014) (Eugene Ch'ng, Co-PI, £10K) in cooperation with UNUK's School of English, School of Medicine, Mathematical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Science, Libraries and Information Services. (More information will be provided when the project starts).
  2. Large-scale palaeoenvironmental data and computational archaeology. Members: Professor Vince Gaffney (University of Birmingham, UK), Dr Richard Bates (University of St Andrews, UK), Caroline Wickham-Jones (University of Aberdeen, UK), Dr Sue Dawson (University of Dundee, UK).
  3. A collaborative environment for assisted 3D reconstruction of cuneiform tablets, The Leverhulme Trust Grant: F/00 094/BP (£100K).  Members: Dr Eugene Ch’ng (PI), Andrew Lewis (PhD candidate, University of Birmingham, UK) Dr Rolf Erlend Gehlken (University of Heidelberg, Germany), Dr Sandra Woolley (University of Birmingham, UK), Dr Tim Collins (University of Birmingham, UK), Luis Hernandez Munoz (University of Birmingham, UK)
  4. Context aware systems and people re-identification, Telekom Malaysia Funded PhD at the University of Birmingham (£130,600).  Members: Dr Eugene Ch’ng (PI), Hafizuddin Mohd Yusof (PhD candidate, University of Birmingham, UK), Dr Sandra Woolley (University of Birmingham, UK), Dr Tim Collins (University of Birmingham, UK)
  5. Complex community of objects, devices and people, Carol Kennedy PhD Scholarship at the University of Birmingham (£50K).  Members: Dr Eugene Ch’ng (PI), Gido Hakvoort (PhD candidate, University of Birmingham, UK)