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Research

An overview of my main research interests.

Image/Video Processing

My main focus lies on improving the image quality by developing novel image and video resolution enhancement techniques (super-resolution, interpolation, regridding, demosaicing), and applying image and video restoration (denoising and deblurring). Specifically for video processing, I focus on real-time processing such as recursive upscaling up to 4K video content. In the past, I've also been working on video summarization (related keywords are: shot detection, hierarchical browsing, scene clustering and keyframe selection).

(Bio-)Medical Imaging

In medical imaging, I concentrate on compressed sensing applications (MRI reconstruction) and in bio-imaging, I work on restoration (denoising and deblurring) in several microscopy applications such as confocal fluorescence microscopy and 3D electron microscopy. I also performed (objective) image quality assessment in applications such as MRI reconstruction and compression of digital pathology images.

Depth and Multi-View Processing

On the one hand, I have worked on extracting high-quality depth maps (focusing on denoising, super-resolution and sensor fusion) and on the other hand, I have worked on view synthesis (interpolation and inpainting). I also concentrate on SLAM/SFM technologies and point cloud processing for AR applications. The knowledge is applied in a wide variety of 3D/depth technologies such as Time-of-Flight, Kinect, microstereopsis, multi-camera arrays and LIDAR.

Remote Sensing

Beside restoration of hyperspectral data, I have worked on image registration and video mosaicing. Some special applications include registration of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images (main challenges: huge amount of data and the presence of speckle noise) and video mosaicing for benthic habitat mapping (main challenges: non-uniform illumination and moving benthic fauna).

Document processing

Last but not least, I have been working on improving the OCR rate (optical character recognition) of low-resolution digital documents using non-local strategies.

Projects

A list of past and ongoing research projects.

Coming soon...

Teaching

Course information and master thesis topics.

I am co-lecturer of the course estimation and decision techniques:

  • Course specifications with reference number E003421 
  • Course notes are available through Minerva 

You will find a list of (co-)supervised thesis topics below and new master thesis topics can be found on Plato. 

  • S. Leysen, "Serious Gaming: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training by Means of Augmented Reality", (in progress).
  • E. Herregat, "Binnenhuisdecoratie aan de hand van Toegevoegde Realiteit", (in progress).
  • J. Pas, "Forensische Recuperatie: Herstellen van JPEG-Afbeeldingen met Beschadigde Headerdata", (in progress).
  • Q. Schelfhout, "Binnenhuisdecoratie aan de hand van Toegevoegde Realiteit", (in progress).
  • M. Tindemans, "Reconstructie van een 3D-Ruimte met Behulp van Omnidirectionele Visie", (in progress).
  • J. Werkle, "Forensische Data-Analyse: Reconstructie van Verwijderde, Gefragmenteerde PNG-Afbeeldingen", (in progress).
  • J. Pype, "Automatic Segmentation of 3D Electron Microscopy Images", M.Sc thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, June, 2015.
  • J. Roels, "Beeldoptimalisatie voor 3D Elektronenmicroscopiebeelden", M.Sc thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, June, 2014.
  • L. Rigo, "Restauratie van gedigitaliseerde analoge televisiesequenties", M.Sc thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, June, 2014.
  • P. Everaerd, "Intelligente resolutieverbetering voor hoge-resolutie displays", M.Sc thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, June, 2012.
  • T. Stuyck, "Een “Hot Potatoes”-applicatie voor het interactieve Whiteboard-platform iumi", M.TI thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, June, 2011.
  • J. Seurynck, "YouTube++: Voorbeeldgebaseerde superresolutie aan de hand van waveletblokken", M.Sc thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, June, 2010.
  • M. Van de Velde, "Classificatie van documenten met behulp van OpenCL", M.Sc thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, June, 2010.
  • B. Bourgoignie, "Automatische detectie van coronale plasma-uitstoten", M.Sc thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, September, 2009.
  • S. De Neve, "Opname en weergave van beelden met een hoog dynamisch bereik", M.Sc thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, June, 2009.
  • J. Govaerts, G. Van Ginneken, "Patroondetectie in videobeelden van zaalsporten", M.Sc thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, June, 2009.
  • S. Debaene, "Talentidentificatie bij voetballers d.m.v. videobeelden en oogbewegingsregistratie", M.TI thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, June, 2009.
  • T. Van Doorn, T. De Rudder, "Patroondetectie in videobeelden van zaalsporten", M.TI thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, June, 2008.
  • A. Dauwe, "Ruisonderdrukking via een niet-lokaal gemiddelde", M.Sc thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, June, 2007.
  • S. De Figueiredo, "Bewegingsestimatie in het superresolutie framework", M.Sc thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, June, 2007.
  • R. Abbeloos, "Textuuradaptieve niet-lineaire beeldinterpolatie", M.Sc thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, June, 2007.
  • E. De Leersnyder, "3D-beeldverwerking: analyse van balpenlijnen op papier", M.Sc thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, June, 2006.
  • D. Van Putte, "Topografische technieken in de criminalistiek", M.Sc thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, June, 2006.
  • B. Janssens, "Beeldcorrelatietechnieken voor het meten van vervormingen m.b.v. “speckle” patronen", M.TI thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, June, 2006.
  • T. Speltinx, D. Temmerman, "Beeldverwerkingssoftware voor hoge-snelheidsvideobeelden", M.TI thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, June, 2005.
  • R. Verhelst, "Beeldverwerkingssoftware voor hogesnelheidsvideobeelden", M.TI thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, June, 2005.
  • B. De Rouck, J. Van Den Broek, "Webshop import handel", M.TI thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, June, 2004.
  • P. Deconinck, "Real-time tracking met een digitale camera", M.Sc thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, September, 2004.

Publications

List of (accepted) research publications.

  • H.Q. Luong, M. Vlaminck, W. Goeman, W. Philips, "Consistent ICP for the Registration of Sparse and Inhomogeneous Point Clouds", in Proc. 6th IEEE International Conference on Communications and Electronics (ICCE), Ha Long, Vietnam, July 27-29, 2016 (accepted).
  • M. Vlaminck, H.Q. Luong, W. Goeman, W. Philips, "Towards Online Mobile Mapping Using Inhomogeneous Lidar Data", in Proc. IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 19-22, 2016 (accepted).
  • S. Donné, H.Q. Luong, S. Dhondt, N. Wuyts, D. Inzé, W. Philips, "3D Reconstruction of Maize Plants in the PhenoVision System", in Proc. 12th Flandersbio Knownledge For Growth, Ghent, Belgium, May 26, 2016.
  • J. Roels, J. Aelterman, J. De Vylder, H.Q. Luong, S. Lippens, Y. Saeys, W. Philips, "Semi-Automated Segmentation in 3D Electron Microscopy Imaging", in Proc. 12th Flandersbio Knownledge For Growth, Ghent, Belgium, May 26, 2016.
  • J. Roels, J. Aelterman, J. De Vylder, H.Q. Luong, S. Lippens, C. Guerin, Y. Saeys, W. Philips, "From a Biological Sample to High-Quality Digital Image Representation: Avoiding and Restoring Image Artifacts Through Proper Acquisition and Image Restoration", in Proc. EMBL Workshop, Heidelberg, Germany, March 13-16, 2016.
  • M. Vlaminck, H.Q. Luong, H. Van Nam, H. Vu, P. Veelaert, W. Philips, "Indoor Assistance for Visually Impaired People Using a RGB-D Camera", in Proc. Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation (SSIAI), Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, March 6-8, 2016.
  • C. Zuo, L. Jovanov, B. Goossens, H.Q. Luong, W. Philips, Y. Liu, M. Zhang, "Image Denoising Using Quadtree-Based Nonlocal Means With Locally Adaptive Principal Component Analysis", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 434-438, 2016 (Impact Factor: 1.751). 
  • L. Jovanov, H.Q. Luong, W. Philips, "Multiview Video Quality Enhancement", in Journal of Electronic Imaging, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 013031 1-15, 2016 (Impact Factor: 0.672). 
  • J. Roels, J. Aelterman, J. De Vylder, H.Q. Luong, S. Lippens, C. Guerin, W. Philips, "Image Degradation in Microscopic Images: Avoidance, Artifacts and Solutions", Focus on Bio-Image Informatics: Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology, Springer, vol. 219, 2015.
  • B. Nys, S. Charles, H.Q. Luong, J. De Vylder, G. Thoonen, J. Lemeire, P. Scheunders, W. Philips, "The application of 'Big Data Analysis' techniques in GSR research : a novel approach to an ever evolving forensic discipline", in Proc. 7th European Academy of Forensic Science Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, September 6-11, 2015.
  • B. Goossens, H.Q. Luong, J. Aelterman, A. Pižurica, W. Philips, "An Overview of State-of-the-art Denoising and Demosaicking Techniques: Toward a Unified Framework for Handling Artifacts During Image Reconstruction", in Proc. Image Sensor Workshop, Vaals, The Netherlands, June 8-11, 2015.
  • B. Goossens, J. Aelterman, H.Q. Luong, A. Pižurica, W. Philips, "Shearlet-Domain Task-Driven Post-Processing and Filtering of CT Noise", in Proc. SPIE Optics & Photonics, Wavelets And Applications XVI, vol. 9597, San Diego, California, USA, pp. 95970I, 2015.
  • C. Zuo, L. Jovanov, H.Q. Luong, B. Goossens, W. Philips, Y. Liu, M. Zhang, "Rotation Invariant Similarity Measure for Non-Local Self-Similarity Based Image Denoising", in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Quebec, Canada, 2015.
  • J. De Vylder, H.Q. Luong, S. Dhondt, D. Inze, W. Philips, "Rotational Fusion and Extended Depth of Field for a Single Cell Layer in Differential Interference Contrast Microscopic Images", in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP), 2015.
  • J. Roels, J. Aelterman, J. De Vylder, H.Q. Luong, S. Lippens, W. Philips, Y. Saeys, "Noise Analysis in 3D Electron Microscopy", in Proc. 5th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference (BME), Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands, January 22-23, 2015.
  • L. Jovanov, H.Q. Luong, T. Ruzic, W. Philips, "Multiview Image Sequence Enhancement", in Proc. SPIE Electronic Imaging: Algorithms and Systems XIII, vol. 9399, pp. 93990K-93990K-11, 2015.
  • J. Roels, J. Aelterman, J. De Vylder, H.Q. Luong, Y. Saeys, S. Lippens, W. Philips, "Noise Analysis and Removal in 3D Electron Microscopy", in Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8888 (Advances in Visual Computing), pp. 31-40, Las Vegas, USA, December 8-10, 2014.
  • T. Ruzic, L. Jovanov, H.Q. Luong, A. Pizurica, W. Philips, "Patch-Based Disocclusion Filling via Markov Random Field Modelling and Depth-Guided Label Selection for View Synthesis", in Proc. 8th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ICSPCS), Gold Coast, Australia, December 15-17, 2014.
  • J. Aelterman, M. Naeyaert, S. Gutierrez, H.Q. Luong, B. Goossens, A. Pižurica, W. Philips, "Automatic High-Bandwidth Calibration and Reconstruction of Arbitrarily Sampled Parallel MRI", Public Library of Science (PLoS) ONE, 2014 (Impact Factor: 3.73). 
  • J. De Vylder, H.Q. Luong, S. Dhondt, M. Vlaminck, D. Inzé, W. Philips, "Rotation and Focal Depth Fusion of DIC Microscopic Images", in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), Beijing, China, April 29 - May 2, 2014.
  • J. Aelterman, J. De Vylder, H.Q. Luong, S. Lippens, Y. Saeys, B. Goossens, W. Philips, "The Image Processing Revolution: the Next Step in Electron Microscopy", in Proc. 3View Users Group Meeting and Symposium, Ghent, Belgium, March 12, 2014.
  • J. Roels, J. Aelterman, H.Q. Luong, J. De Vylder, W. Philips, S. Lippens, Y. Saeys, "Image Optimization for 3D Electron Microscopy Images", in Proc. 3View Users Group Meeting and Symposium, Ghent, Belgium, March 12, 2014.
  • A. Kumcu, K. Bombeke, H. Chen, L. Jovanov, L. Platisa, H.Q. Luong, J. Van Looy, Y. Van Nieuwenhove, P. Schelkens, W. Philips, "Visual Quality Assessment of H.264/AVC Compressed Laparoscopic Video", in Proc. SPIE Medical Imaging, vol. 9037, San Diego, USA, February 15-20, 2014.
  • W. Liao, J. Aelterman, H.Q. Luong, A. Pižurica, W. Philips, "Two-Stage Denoising Method for Hyperspectral Images Combining KPCA and Total Variation", in Proc. IEEE International Conference On Image Processing, pp. 2048-2052, Melbourne, Australia, September 15-18, 2013.
  • B. Goossens, J. Aelterman, H.Q. Luong, A. Pižurica, W. Philips, "Complex Wavelet Joint Denoising and Demosaicing using Gaussian Scale Mixtures", in Proc. IEEE International Conference On Image Processing, pp. 445-448, Melbourne, Australia, September 15-18, 2013.
  • B. Goossens, J. Aelterman, H.Q. Luong, A. Pižurica, W. Philips, "A split-augmented Lagrangian Algorithm for Spectral Factorization of a set of 2D Directional Filters and Application to the Design of Compact Shearlet Frames," in Proc. SPIE Optics & Photonics, Wavelets And Applications XV, pp. 86730J.1-12, San Diego, USA, August 25-29, 2013.
  • W. Liao, B. Goossens, J. Aelterman, H.Q. Luong, A. Pižurica, N. Wouters, W. Saeys, W. Philips, "Hyperspectral Image Deblurring with PCA and Total Variation", in Proc. 5th Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing (WHISPERS), Florida, USA, 2013.
  • M. Krols, B. Asselbergh, A. Kremer, S. Lippens, C. Guerin, H.Q. Luong, M. Matheu, S. Janssens, V. Timmerman, "Quantifying ER-Mitochondria Contact Points using 3D-EM Imaging", EMBL Bioimage Data Analysis, Heidelberg, Germany, May 13-17, 2013.
  • P. Schelkens, J. Slowack, K. Van Lier, F. Hauteete, I. Ravyse, J. Van Looy, H.Q. Luong, W. De Neve, J. De Cock, P. Ballon, A. Dooms, "Augmented Reality - JPEG's Playground", ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG1, No. WG1n6332, Incheon, Rep. of Korea, 2013.
  • L. Jovanov, H.Q. Luong, W. Philips, "Depth Video Enhancement for 3D Displays", in Proc. SID Mid-Europe Chapter Spring Meeting 2013, Ghent, Belgium, April 15-16, 2013.
  • B. Goossens, H.Q. Luong, L. Platisa, W. Philips, "Objectively Measuring Signal Detectability, Contrast, Blur and Noise in Medical Images using Channelized Joint Observers", in Proc. SPIE Medical Imaging, Orlando, USA, February 9-14, 2013.
  • B. Goossens, J. Aelterman, H.Q. Luong, A. Pižurica, W. Philips, "Bayesian Demosaicing using Gaussian Scale Mixture Priors with Local Adaptivity in the Dual Tree Complex Wavelet Packet Transform Domain", in Proc. SPIE Electronic Imaging, pp. 865704.1-8, Burlingame, USA, February 3-7, 2013.
  • B. Goossens, H.Q. Luong, J. Aelterman, A. Pižurica, W. Philips, "Realistic Camera Noise Modeling with Application to Improved HDR Synthesis", EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, vol. 2012, nr. 171, 2012 (Impact Factor: 1.01). 
  • H.Q. Luong, B. Goossens, J. Aelterman, A. Pižurica, W. Philips, "A Primal-Dual Algorithm for Joint Demosaicking and Deconvolution", in Proc. IEEE International Conference On Image Processing, pp. 2801-2804, Orlando, USA, September 30 - October 3, 2012.
  • J. Aelterman, B. Goossens, H.Q. Luong, J. Devylder, A. Pižurica, W. Philips, "Combined Non-Local and Multi-Resolution Sparsity Prior in Image Restoration", in Proc. IEEE International Conference On Image Processing, pp. 3049-3052, Orlando, USA, September 30 - October 3, 2012.
  • H.Q. Luong, B. Goossens, J. Aelterman, L. Platisa, W. Philips, "Optimizing Image Quality in MRI: on the Evaluation of k-Space Trajectories for Under-Sampled MR Acquisition", in Proc. 4th International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX), pp. 25-26, Yarra Valley, Australia, July 5-7, 2012.
  • B. Goossens, H.Q. Luong, L. Platisa, W. Philips, "Optimizing Image Quality using Test signals: trading off Blur, Noise and Contrast", in Proc. 4th International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX), pp. 260-265, Yarra Valley, Australia, July 5-7, 2012.
  • J. Aelterman, S. Baete, H.Q. Luong, B. Goossens, A. Pižurica, W. Philips, "Artifact-free Resolution Enhancement using a Shearlet Sparsity Prior", in Proc. 20th Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Chapter (ISMRM), Melbourne, Australia, May 5-11, 2012.
  • J. Aelterman, H.Q. Luong, B. Goossens, A. Pižurica, W. Philips, "On Density Compensation in Bayesian k-Space Trajectory Optimization", in Proc. 20th Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Chapter (ISMRM), Melbourne, Australia, May 5-11, 2012.
  • H.Q. Luong, B. Goossens, J. Aelterman, A. Pizurica, W. Philips, "Color Image Restoration and Reconstruction", in Proc. International Traveling Workshop for Interacting Sparse Models and Technology (iTWIST), p. 31, Marseille, France, May 9-11, 2012.
  • X. Ma, H.Q. Luong, W. Philips, H. Song, H. Cui, "Sparse Representation And Position Prior Based Face Hallucination Upon Classified Over-Complete Dictionaries", Elsevier Signal Processing, vol. 92, nr. 9, pp. 2066-2074, 2012 (Impact Factor: 1.450). 
  • H.Q. Luong, B. Goossens, A. Pizurica, W. Philips, "Total Least Square Kernel Regression", Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, vol. 23, nr. 1, pp. 94-99, 2012 (Impact Factor: 1.071). 
  • B. Goossens, J. Aelterman, H.Q. Luong, A. Pizurica and Wilfried Philips, "Wavelet-Based Analysis and Estimation of Colored Noise", in Discrete Wavelet Transforms - Algorithms and Applications, InTech, ISBN: 978-953-307-482-5, 2011. 
  • H.Q. Luong, B. Goossens, A. Pizurica, W. Philips, "Joint Photometric and Geometric Image Registration in the Total Least Square Sense", Pattern Recognition Letters, vol. 32, nr. 15, pp. 2061-2067, 2011 (Impact Factor: 1.213). 
  • J. Aelterman, H.Q. Luong, B. Goossens, A. Pizurica, W. Philips, "Augmented Lagrangian Based Reconstruction of Non-Uniformly Sub-Nyquist Sampled MRI Data", Elsevier Signal Processing, Advances in Multirate Filter Bank Structures and Multiscale Representations, vol. 91, nr. 12, pp. 2731-2742, 2011 (Impact Factor: 1.351). 
  • B. Goossens, H.Q. Luong, J. Aelterman, A. Pizurica, W. Philips, "Reconstruction of High Dynamic Range Images with Poisson Noise Modeling and Integrated Denoising", in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, pp. 3490-3493, Brussels, Belgium, September 11-14, 2011.
  • A. Pizurica, J. Aelterman, F. Bai, S. Vanloocke, H.Q. Luong, B. Goossens, W. Philips, "On Structured Sparsity and Selected Applications in Tomographic Imaging", in Proc. of SPIE Optics & Photonics, Wavelets and Sparsity XIV, San Diego, USA, August 21-25, 2011.
  • B. Goossens, J. Aelterman, H.Q. Luong, A. Pizurica, W. Philips, "Design of a Tight Frame of 2D Shearlets Based on a Fast Non-iterative Analysis and Synthesis Algorithm", in Proc. of SPIE Optics & Photonics, Wavelets and Sparsity XIV, San Diego, USA, August 21-25, 2011.
  • B. Goossens, H.Q. Luong, J. Aelterman, A. Pizurica, W. Philips, "Efficient Multiscale and Multidirectional Representation of 3D Data using the 3D Discrete Shearlet Transform", in Proc. of SPIE Optics & Photonics, Wavelets and Sparsity XIV, San Diego, USA, August 21-25, 2011.
  • T. Ruzic, H.Q. Luong, A. Pizurica, W. Philips, "Single Image Example-Based Super-Resolution Using Cross-scale Patch Matching And Markov Random Field Modelling Conference", in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (International Conference On Image Analysis And Recognition), Burnaby, Canada, June 22-24, 2011.
  • B. Goossens, H.Q. Luong, J. Aelterman, A. Pizurica, W. Philips, "A GPU-Accelerated Real-Time NLMeans Algorithm for Denoising Color Video Sequences", in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Advanced Concepts For Intelligent Vision Systems), Sydney, Australia, pp. 46-57, December 13-16, 2010.
  • J. Aelterman, H.Q. Luong, B. Goossens, A. Pizurica, W. Philips, "COMPASS: A Joint Framework for Parallel Imaging and Compressive Sensing in MRI", in Proc. IEEE International Conference On Image Processing, pp. 1653-1656, September 26-29, Hong Kong, China, 2010.
  • H.Q. Luong, B. Goossens, A. Pizurica, W. Philips, "Consistent Joint Photometric and Geometric Image Registration", in Proc. IEEE International Conference On Image Processing, pp. 1197-1200, September 26-29, Hong Kong, China, 2010.
  • H.Q. Luong, T. Ruzic, A. Pizurica, W. Philips, "Single-Image Super-Resolution Using Sparsity Constraints and Non-Local Similarities at Multiple Resolution Scales", in Proc. SPIE Photonics Europe: Optics, Photonics, and Digital Technologies for Multimedia Applications, vol. 7723, Brussels, Belgium, April 12-15, 2010.
  • S. De Neve, B. Goossens, H.Q. Luong, W. Philips, "An Improved HDR Image Synthesis Algorithm", in Proc. IEEE International Conference On Image Processing, pp. 1545-1548, Cairo, Egypt, November 7-11, 2009.
  • B. Goossens, J. Aelterman, H.Q. Luong, A. Pizurica, W. Philips, "Efficient Design of a Low Redundant Discrete Shearlet Transform", in Proc. International Workshop on Local and Non-Local Approximation in Image Processing, pp. 112-124, Tuusula, Finland, August 19-214, 2009.
  • H.Q. Luong, "Advanced Image and Video Resolution Enhancement Techniques", Ph.D thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, March, 2009. 
  • J. Aelterman, B. Goossens, H.Q. Luong, A. Pizurica, W. Philips, "Locally Adaptive Complex Wavelet-Based Demosaicing for Color Filter Array Images", in Proc. SPIE Electronic Imaging, vol. 6812, San José, USA, January 18-22, 2009.
  • B. Goossens, T. Ruzic, H.Q. Luong, A. Pizurica, W. Philips, "Adaptive Non-Local Means Filtering of Images Corrupted by Colored Noise", in Proc. 9Th FirW Ph.D Symposium, pp. 136-137, Ghent, Belgium, December 3, 2008.
  • H.Q. Luong, W. Philips, "Robust Reconstruction of Low-Resolution Document Images by Exploiting Repetitive Character Behaviour", in International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR), vol. 11, nr. 1, pp. 39-51, 2008 (Impact Factor: 1.213). 
  • H.Q. Luong, E. Fieremans, K. Deblaere, J. Aelterman, B. Goossens, A. Pizurica, W. Philips, "An In-Plane MRI Resolution Enhancement Technique", in Proc. Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, pp. 1063, Illinois, USA, November 30 - December 5, 2008.
  • B. Goossens, H.Q. Luong, A. Pizurica, W. Philips, "An Improved Non-Local Denoising Algorithm", in Proc. International Workshop on Local and Non-Local Approximation in Image Processing, pp. 143-156, Lausanne, Switzerland, August 23-24, 2008.
  • A. Ledda, H.Q. Luong, W. Philips, V. De Witte, E.E. Kerre, "Binary Image Interpolation Based on Mathematical Morphology", in Proc. 16th European Signal Processing Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, August 25-29, 2008.
  • B. Goossens, H.Q. Luong, A. Pizurica, W. Philips, "Space-variant characterization of Image Noise in Computed Tomography", Liège Imaging Days, Liège, Belgium, March 12-13, 2008.
  • A. Dauwe, B. Goossens, H.Q. Luong, W. Philips, "A Fast Non-Local Image Denoising Algorithm", in Proc. SPIE Electronic Imaging, vol. 6812, San José, USA, January 27-31, 2008.
  • M. Morbée, L. Tessens, H.Q. Luong, J. Prades-Nebot, A. Pizurica, W. Philips, "A Distributed Coding-Based Content-Aware Multi-View Video System", in Proc. First ACM/IEEE International Conference On Distributed Smart Cameras, pp. 355-362, Vienna, Austria, 2007.
  • H.Q. Luong, W. Philips, "Non-Local Text Image Reconstruction", in Proc. International Conference On Document Analysis And Recognition, pp. 546-550, Curitiba, Brazil, September 23-26, 2007.
  • H.Q. Luong, B. Goossens, W. Philips, "Image Upscaling Using Global Multimodal Priors", in Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4678 (Advanced Concepts For Intelligent Vision Systems), pp. 473-484, Delft, The Netherlands, August 28-31, 2007.
  • H.Q. Luong, W. Philips, "Reconstruction Of Low-Resolution Images Using Adaptive Bimodal Priors", in Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4633 (International Conference On Image Analysis And Recognition), pp. 69-80, Montreal, Canada, August 22-24, 2007.
  • H.Q. Luong, W. Philips, "Digital Reconstruction Of Degraded Low Resolution Images", in Proc. 7Th FirW Ph.D Symposium, Ghent, Belgium, November 29, 2006.
  • H.Q. Luong, A. Ledda, W. Philips, "Non-Local Interpolation", in Proc. IEEE International Conference On Image Processing, pp. 693-696, Atlanta, USA, October 8-11, 2006.
  • E. De Leersnyder, P. De Smet, H.Q. Luong, J. De Kinder, W. Philips, "3D-Image Processing: Analysis Of Ballpoint Lines On Paper", in Proc. 4th Conference Of The European Document Experts Working Group, pp. 18, The Hague, The Netherlands, September 27-30, 2006.
  • H.Q. Luong, A. Ledda, W. Philips, "An Image Interpolation Scheme For Repetitive Structures", in Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4141 (International Conference On Image Analysis And Recognition), pp. 104-115, Povoa De Varzim, Portugal, September 18-20, 2006.
  • A. Ledda, H.Q. Luong, W. Philips, V. De Witte, E.E. Kerre, "Greyscale Image Interpolation Using Mathematical Morphology", in Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4179 (Advanced Concepts For Intelligent Vision Systems), pp. 78-90, Antwerp, Belgium, September 18-21, 2006.
  • A. Ledda, H.Q. Luong, W. Philips, V. De Witte, E.E. Kerre, "Image Interpolation Using Mathematical Morphology", in Proc. 2nd IEEE International Conference On Document Image Analysis For Libraries, pp. 358-367, Lyon, France, April 27-28, 2006.
  • H.Q. Luong, S. Lippens, W. Philips, "Practical and Robust Super Resolution Using Anisotropic Diffusion For Under-Determined Cases", in Proc. 2nd annual IEEE BENELUX/DSP Valley Signal Processing Symposium (SPS-DARTS 2006), pp. 139-142, Antwerp, Belgium, March 28-29, 2006.
  • H.Q. Luong, A. Foubert, W. Philips, "Robust Video Mosaicing For Benthic Habitat Mapping", in Proc. International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, pp. 306-310, Setúbal, Portugal, February 25-28, 2006.
  • A. Ledda, H.Q. Luong, V. De Witte, W. Philips, E.E. Kerre, "Image Interpolation Using Mathematical Morphology", in Proc. 6th FirW Ph.D Symposium, Ghent, Belgium, November 30, 2005.
  • H.Q. Luong, P. De Smet, W. Philips, "Image Interpolation Using Constrained Adaptive Contrast Enhancement Techniques", in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, pp. 998-1001, Genova, Italy, September 11-14, 2005.
  • H.Q. Luong, W. Philips, "Sharp Image Interpolation by Mapping Level Curves", in Proc. Visual Communications and Image Processing, pp. 2012-2022, Beijing, China, July 12-15, 2005.
  • P. De Smet, J. De Bock, H.Q. Luong, "On the reconstruction of strip-shredded documents", in Proc. 1st annual IEEE BENELUX/DSP Valley Signal Processing Symposium (SPS-DARTS 2005), pp. 185-188, Antwerp, Belgium, April 19-20, 2005.
  • H.Q. Luong, P. De Smet, W. Philips, "Super resolution image reconstruction in digital video sequences", in Proc. 5Th Ph.D Symposium, Ghent, Belgium, December 1, 2004.
  • P. De Smet, F. Rooms, H.Q. Luong, W. Philips, "Do not zero-pute: an efficient homespun MPEG audio layer II decoding and optimization strategy", in Proc. ACM Multimedia, pp. 376-379, New York, USA, October 10-16, 2004.
  • H.Q. Luong, S. Gautama, W. Philips, "Automatic Registration of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Images", in Proc. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, pp. 3864-3867, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, September 20-24, 2004.
  • H.Q. Luong, P. De Smet, M. De Geyter, W. Philips, "Hierarchical browsing of digital video sequences", in Proc. IEEE Benelux Signal Processing Symposium, pp. 97-100, Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands, April 15-16, 2004.
  • H.Q. Luong, "Summarization of video sequences with keyframes", M.Sc thesis, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, June, 2003. 

About

A short academic biography and my personal interests.

  • Current work activities

    Currently I am working as a post-doctoral researcher - project manager at the research group Image Processing and Interpretation (IPI)  of the Department of Telecommunications and Information Systems (TELIN)  at Ghent University  - iMinds .

  • Leisure

    Well in my free time I do a lot of sport, like golf  and table tennis . I also used to do spinning and fitness, volleyball, indoor soccer, mountainbike, squash and many other sports...

  • University diplomas

    I received the B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in computer science engineering (option Telecommunication) from Ghent University , Belgium, in 2001 and 2003 respectively.

    In 2009, I received the Ph.D degree in computer science engineering at Ghent University  under the supervision of prof. dr. ir. Wilfried Philips .

  • Life is music

    Like almost everybody else I like to listen to music. I would like to recommend you some artists (they are chosen arbitrarily and the list is far from complete !): Nitin Sawhney , Lamb , Chicane , José Padilla  and Hooverphonic . I like them to serve jazzy and chilled music :)

  • Before university

    Before my academic studies, I have spent my time in Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Presentatie  (1983-1986), Bisschoppelijke Normaalschool  (1986-1992), Sint-Franciscuscollege (1992-1996) and Sint-Jozef-Klein-Seminarie  (science-mathematics) (1996-1998).

  • Autobiography

    I was born in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium on July 24, 1980.

Contact

How can you reach me?

Hiêp Quang Luong

iMinds
Ghent University
Department of Telecommunications and Information Processing
Image Processing and Interpretation research group
Technicum building - Room 1.19b
St-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, B-9000 Ghent