Chi Man PUN  潘治文
Associate Professor
Head of Department of Computer and Information Science

Academic Qualifications | Working Experience | Teaching | Research | Award | Patents | Selected Publications | Professional Affiliations | Contact Details

Academic Qualifications
Working Experience


Teaching

B.Sc. Courses

  1. Fundamentals of Digital Image Processing (CISB357)
  2. Fundamentals of Pattern Recognition (CISB451)

M.Sc. Courses

  1. Advances in Pattern Recognition (COIS718)

Research

Research Interests

Recent Research Projects

External Grants
  1. Feature Based Approaches for Multimedia Security and Watermarking, funded by the Macau Science and Technology Fund, FDCT 093/2014/A2, Principal Investigator, 2015-2018, on-going.
  2. Research and Application in Object Tracking and Recognition, funded by the Macau Science and Technology Fund, FDCT 008/2013/A1, Principal Investigator, 2013-2016, completed.
  3. Robust and Geometric Invariant Digital Image Watermarking, funded by the Macau Science and Technology Fund, FDCT 034/2010/A2, Principal Investigator, 2011-2014, completed.
Internal Grants
  1. Research and Applications on Digital Forgery Detection and Information Forensics, funded by the Research Committee of University of Macau, MYRG2015-00011-FST, Principal Investigator, 2015-2018, on-going.
  2. Multimedia Feature Analysis and Retrieval, funded by the Research Committee of University of Macau, MYRG2015-00012-FST, Principal Investigator, 2015-2018, on-going.
  3. Digital Watermarking Using Feature-Based and Adaptive Approaches for Multimedia Data, funded by the Research Committee of University of Macau, MYRG134(Y1-L2)-FST11-PCM, Principal Investigator, 2011-2015, completed.
  4. Gesture and Pattern Recognition Using Machine Learning Approaches, funded by the Research Committee of University of Macau, MYRG181(Y1-L3)-FST11-PCM, Principal Investigator, 2011-2015, completed.

Award
  1. Gold Prize,  Pan-Pearl Delta Region Universities IT Project Competition (二○一五泛珠三角大學生計算機作品賽總決賽), Macau, 2015
  2. Third Prize of Natural Science Award of the Macao Science and Technology Awards  澳門科學技術獎自然科學獎三等獎(第一完成人), Macau, 2014

Patents
  1. C.-M. Pun, K.-C. Choi and C. L. Philip Chen, “Reversible Audio Data Hiding,” US Patent, Granted, US9396733, July 19, 2016.
  2. C.-M. Pun, and C. Lin, “A Real-time Detector for Parked Vehicles Based on Hybrid Background Modeling,” US Patent, Filed no. 15/364838, 30 Nov 2016.

Selected Publications

Refereed SCI Journal Papers

  1. C.-M. Pun, C.-P. Yan and X.-C. Yuan, “Image Alignment based Multi-Region Matching for Object-level Tampering Detection,” IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 12(2), pp. 377-391 2017
  2. C.-P. Yan, C.-M. Pun and X.-C. Yuan, “Quaternion-based Image Hashing for Adaptive Tampering Localization,” IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 11(12), pp.2664-2677, 2016
  3. H. Gao, C.-M. Pun and S. Kwong, “An efficient image segmentation method based on a hybrid particle swarm algorithm with learning strategy,” Information Sciences, vol. 369, pp. 500-521, 2016
  4. Y. Shi, C.-M. Pun, H. Hu, H. Gao, “An Improved Artificial Bee Colony and Its Application,” Knowledge-Based Systems, vol. 107, pp.14-31, 2016
  5. C.-M. Pun and G. Huang, “On-line video object segmentation using illumination-invariant color-texture feature extraction and marker prediction,” Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, vol. 41, pp. 391–405, 2016 
  6. X.-L. Bi, C.-M. Pun and X.-C. Yuan, “Multi-Scale Feature Extraction and Adaptive Matching for Copy-Move Forgery Detection,” Multimedia Tools and Applications, In Press, 2016 
  7. L. Liu, L. Chen, CL Philip Chen, YY Tang and C.-M. Pun, “Weighted Joint Sparse Representation for Removing Mixed Noise in Image,” IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, In Press, 2016. 
  8. G. Huang, C.-M. Pun, and C. Lin, “Unsupervised video co-segmentation based on superpixel co-saliency and region merging,” Multimedia Tools and Applications, In Press, 2016 
  9. C.-M. Pun and C. Lin, “A real-time detector for parked vehicles based on hybrid background modeling,” Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, vol. 39, pp. 82-92, 2016 
  10. X.-L. Bi, C.-M. Pun and X.-C. Yuan, “Multi-Level Dense Descriptor and Hierarchical Feature Matching for Copy–Move Forgery Detection,” Information Sciences, vol. 345, pp. 226-242, 2016 
  11. C.-M. Pun, B. Liu and X.-C. Yuan, “Multi-scale noise estimation for image splicing forgery detection,” Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, vol. 38, pp. 195-206, 2016 
  12. C. Lin, C.-M. Pun and G. Huang, “Highly non-rigid video object tracking using segment-based object candidates,” Multimedia Tools and Applications, In Press, 2016
  13. G. Huang, C.-M. Pun, C. Lin, and Y. Zhou, “Non-rigid Visual Object Tracking Using User-Defined Marker and Gaussian Kernel,” Multimedia Tools and Applications, 75(10), pp 5473-5492, 2016 
  14. C.-P. Yan, C.-M. Pun and X.-C. Yuan, “Multi-scale image hashing using adaptive local feature extraction for robust tampering detection,” Signal Processing, vol. 121, pp. 1-16, 2016
  15. C. Lin, C.-M. Pun, C.-M. Vong and D. Adjeroh, “Efficient shape classification using region descriptors,” Multimedia Tools and Applications, DOI 10.1007/s11042-015-3021-7, 20 pages, 2015
  16. C.-M. Pun, X.-C. Yuan and X.-L. Bi, “Image Forgery Detection Using Adaptive Over-Segmentation and Feature Points Matching,” IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 10(8), pp.1705-1716, 2015 
  17. X.-C. Yuan, C.-M. Pun and C. L. Philip Chen, “Robust Mel-Frequency Cepstral Coefficients Feature Detection and Dual-Tree Complex Wavelet Transform for Digital Audio Watermarking,” Information Sciences, vol. 298, pp. 159-179, 2015 
  18. Z. Hua, Y. Zhou, C.-M. Pun and C. L. Philip Chen, “2D Sine Logistic Modulation Map for Image Encryption,” Information Sciences, vol. 297, pp. 80-94, 2015 
  19. C.-M. Pun and X.-C. Yuan, “Histogram modification based image watermarking resistant to geometric distortions,” Multimedia Tools and Applications, 74(18), pp 7821-7842, 2015.  
  20. Y. Zhou, Z. Hua, C.-M. Pun and C. L. Philip Chen, “Cascade Chaotic System with Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 45(9), pp.2001-2012, 2015 
  21. C.-M. Vong, K.-I. Tai, C.-M. Pun and P.-K. Wong, “Fast and Accurate Face Detection by Sparse Bayesian Extreme Learning Machine,” Neural Computing and Applications, 26(5), pp 1149-1156, 2015 
  22. K.-C. Choi and C.-M. Pun, “Robust lossless digital watermarking using integer transform with Bit plane manipulation,” Multimedia Tools and Applications, DOI 10.1007/s11042-015-2596-3, 25 pages, 2015 
  23. K.-C. Choi, C.-M. Pun and C. L. Philip Chen, “Application of a Generalized Difference Expansion Based Reversible Audio Data Hiding Algorithm,” Multimedia Tools and Applications, 74(6), pp 1961-1982, 2015.  
  24. C.-M. Pun and K.-C. Choi, “Generalized integer transform based reversible watermarking algorithm using efficient location map encoding and adaptive thresholding,” Computing, 96(10), pp.951-973, 2014. 
  25. N.-Y. An and C.-M. Pun, “Color Image Segmentation Using Adaptive Color Quantization and Multiresolution Texture Charaterziation," Signal Image and Video Processing, 8(5), pp. 943-954, 2014.  
  26. M. Cheng, C.-M. Pun and Y. Y. Tang, " Nonnegative Class-Specific Entropy Component Analysis With Adaptive Step Search Criterion," Pattern Analysis and Applications, 17(1), pp.113-127, 2014  
  27. X.-C. Yuan, and C.-M. Pun, “Feature extraction and local Zernike moments based geometric invariant watermarking,” Multimedia Tools and Applications, 72(1), pp 777-799, 2014.  
  28. H.-M. Zhu and C.-M. Pun, “An Adaptive Superpixel Based Hand Gesture Tracking and Recognition System,” The Scientific World Journal, Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 849069, 12 pages, 2014. 
  29. B. Liu, C.-M. Pun and X.-C. Yuan, “Digital Image Forgery Detection Using JPEG Features and Local Noise Discrepancies,” The Scientific World Journal, Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 230425, 12 pages, 2014. 
  30. C.-M. Pun and X.-C. Yuan, “Robust Segments Detector for De-Synchronization Resilient Audio Watermarking,”  IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing,  21(11),  pp. 2412 – 2424, 2013 
  31. W. Feng, Z.-Q. Liu, L. Wan, C.-M. Pun and J. Jiang, “A spectral-multiplicity-tolerant approach to robust graph matching,” Pattern Recognition, 46(10), pp. 2819–2829, 2013  
  32. D. Liu, M.-C. Lee, C.-M. Pun and H. Liu, “Analysis of Wireless Localization in Nonline-of-Sight Conditions,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 62(4), pp. 1484 – 1492, 2013  
  33. X.-C. Yuan, C.-M. Pun and C. L. Philip Chen, “Geometric invariant watermarking by local Zernike moments of binary image patches,” Signal Processing, 93(7), pp. 2087–2095, 2013 
  34. C.-M. Pun, N.-Y. An and C. L. Philip Chen, “Region-based Image Segmentation by Watershed Partition and DCT Energy Compaction," International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, 5(1), pp. 55-66, 2012.   
  35. C.-M. Pun, J.-J. Jiang and M.-C. Lee, “Robust and Self-Synchronized Audio Watermarking by Invariant Feature Points," Information-An International Interdisciplinary Journal, 15(2), pp. 815-830, 2012. 
  36. M. Cheng, B. Fang, C.-M. Pun and Y. Y. Tang, “Kernel-view based discriminant approach for embedded feature extraction in high-dimensional space," Neurocomputing, 74(9),  pp. 1478-1484,  2011.  
  37. C.-M. Pun and W.-Y. Ho, “An Edge-Based Macao License Plate Recognition System," International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, 4(2), pp. 244 - 254, 2011.  
  38. C.-M. Pun, H-M Zhu and W. Feng, " Real-Time Hand Gesture Recognition using Motion Tracking," International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, 4(2), pp. 277 - 286, 2011. 
  39. S. Li, M.-C. Lee and C.-M. Pun, "Complex Zernike Moments Features for Shape-Based Image Retrieval," IEEE Transactions on System, Man and Cybernetics, Part A, 30(1), pp. 227-237, 2009. 
  40. C.-M. Pun and M.-C. Lee, “Extraction of Shift Invariant Wavelet Features for Classification of Images with Different Sizes," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 26, no. 9, pp. 1228-1233, Sept. 2004. 
  41.  C.-M. Pun, "Efficient and Adaptive Rotation Invariant Wavelet Transform," International Journal of Wavelets, Multiresolution and Information, vol. 1, no 3, pp.353-372, Sept. 2003.  
  42. C.-M. Pun and M.-C. Lee, "Log-Polar Wavelet Energy Signatures for Rotation and Scale Invariant Texture Classification," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 590-603, May 2003. 
  43. C.-M. Pun, "Rotation Invariant Texture Feature for Image Retrieval," Computer Vision and Image Understanding, vol. 89, no. 1, pp. 24-43, Jan. 2003. 
  44. M.-C. Lee and C.-M. Pun, "Rotation and Scale Invariant Wavelet Feature for Content-Based Texture Image Retrieval," Journal of American Society for Information Science and Technology, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 68-80, Jan. 2003. 
  45. C.-M. Pun and M.-C. Lee, "Rotation-Invariant Texture Classification Using a Two-Stage Wavelet Packet Feature Approach," IEE Proceedings: Vision, Image and Signal Processing, vol. 148, no. 6, pp. 422-428, Dec. 2001.

Refereed Conference Papers

  1. X.-L. Bi, C.-M. Pun and X.-C. Yuan, “Adaptive Polar based Filtering Method for Copy-Move Forgery Detection,” Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-16), Tianjin, 2016.
  2. C.-P. Yan, C.-M. Pun and X.-C. Yuan, “Adaptive local feature based multi-scale image hashing for robust tampering detection,” Proceedings of the TENCON 2015 - 2015 IEEE Region 10 Conference, Macau, 2015.
  3. X. Nie, W. Feng, L. Wan, H. Dai, C.-M. Pun, “Intrinsic Image Decomposition By Hierarchical L0 Sparsity,” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) 2014, Chengdu, China, July 14-18, 2014.
  4. S. Zhang, W. Feng, J. Zhang, C.-M. Pun, “Bag of Squares: A Reliable Model of Measuring Superpixel Similarity,” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) 2014, Chengdu, China, July 14-18, 2014.
  5. S. Yi, Y. Zhou, C.-M. Pun and C. L. Philip Chen, "A New Reversible Data Hiding Algorithm in the Encryption Domain," 2014 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC2014), San Diego, CA, 2014.
  6. Z. Hua, Y. Zhou, C.-M. Pun and C. L. Philip Chen, "Image encryption using 2D logistic-sine chaotic map," 2014 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC2014), San Diego, CA, 2014.
  7. Z. Hua, Y. Zhou, C.-M. Pun, and CLP Chen, “A new 1D parameter-control chaotic framework,” Proceedings of the IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, USA, 2014.
  8. S. Yi, Y. Zhou, C.-M. Pun, and CLP Chen, “A new collage steganographic algorithm using cartoon design,” Proceedings of the IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, USA, 2014.
  9. X.-C. Yuan and C.-M. Pun, “Feature Based Video Watermarking Resistant to Geometric Distortions,” Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-13), Melbourne, 2013.
  10. Z. Tan, L. Wan, W. Feng, and C.-M. Pun, “Image Co-Saliency Detection By Propagating Superpixel Affinities,” Proceedings of the 38th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP). Vancouver, 2013
  11. and C.-M. Pun, “A SIFT and Local Features Based Integrated Method for Copy-Move Attack Detection in Digital Image,” Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation, China, 2013.
  12.  H.-M. Zhu and C.-M. Pun, “Human Action Recognition with Skeletal Information from Depth Camera,” Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation, China, 2013. 
  13. Ng, P., and C.-M. Pun, “ Skin Segmentation Based on Human Face Illumination Feature,” Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conferences on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, Macau, 2012
  14. H.-M. Zhu and C.-M. Pun," Hand Gesture Recognition with Motion Tracking on Spatial-Temporal Filtering," Proceedings of the ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and its Applications to Industry (VRCAI 2011), pp. 273-278, Hong Kong, December 2011
  15. C.-M. Pun, X.-C. Yuan and Philip C. L. Chen, " Geometric Invariant Digital Image Watermarking Scheme Based on Feature Points Detector and Histogram Distribution," Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-11), pp. 166-172, China, November 2011.
  16. C.-M. Pun, J.-J. Jiang and Philip C. L. Chen, " Adaptive Client-Side LUT-Based Digital Watermarking," Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-11), pp. 795-799, China, November 2011.
  17. W.-L. Chan and C.-M. Pun," Robust Character Recognition Using Connected-Component Extraction,” Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, pp.310-313, IEEE Press, China, November 2011.
  18. H.-C. Tsang, M.-C. Lee and C.-M. Pun, " A robust anti-tamper protection scheme," Proceedings of the 2011 6th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2011, pp. 109-118, Czech, August 2011.
  19. C.-M. Pun and C. Lin, " Geometric Invariant Shape Classification using Hidden Markov Model," Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA 2010), pp. 406-410, IEEE Computer Society Press, Australia, December 2010.
  20. H.-M. Zhu and C.-M. Pun," Movement Tracking in Real-time Hand Gesture Recognition," Proceedings of the 9th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Computer and Information Science (ICIS 2010), pp. 240-245, IEEE Computer Society Press, Japan, August 2010.
  21. C.-M. Pun and N.-Y. An, “Image Segmentation Using an Improved Watershed Transform," Proceedings of the International Conference on Image, Signal and Vision Computing, pp. 17-21, France, July 2010.
  22. W.-Y. Ho and C.-M. Pun, "A Macao License Plate Recognition System Based on Edge and Projection Analysis," Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics, pp. 67-72, IEEE Press, Japan, July 2010.
  23. I.-T. Lam and C.-M. Pun," Embedding Biometric Watermark on Document Image using Discrete Wavelet Transform," Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation, pp. 583-588, IEEE Press, China, June 2009.
  24. W. Yao and C.-M. Pun," Invariant Shape Representation by Radon and Wavelet Transforms for Complex Inner Shapes," Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation, pp. 1145-1149, IEEE Press, China, June 2009.
  25. W.-L. Yao and C.-M. Pun," A Hybrid Macau License Plate Localization Scheme Based on Vertical Edge Analysis," Proceedings of the International Conference of Machine Learning and Cybernetics 2009, pp., IEEE Press, China, July 2009.
  26. C.-M. Pun and C.-F. Wong ,"Image Retrieval Using a Novel Color Quantization Approach," Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Signal Processing, Volume I of III, pp. 773-776, IEEE Press, Beijing, China, October 2008.
  27. C.-P. Tou, C.-M. Pun and D. Lin,"A Quantization Watermarking Scheme Based on Perceptual Invisibility," Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Signal Processing, Volume I of III, pp. 920-923, IEEE Press, Beijing, China, October 2008.
  28. C.-M. Pun and I.-K. Kong, "Digital Image Watermarking by Adaptive Quantization of Wavelet Packet Coefficients," Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, pp. 173-176, IEEE Press, Slovak, June 2008.
  29. I.-K. Kong and C.-M. Pun, "Digital Image Watermarking with Blind Detection for Copyright Verification," Proceedings of the 2008 International Congress on Image and Signal Processing (CISP'08), pp. 504-508, IEEE Computer Society Press, China, May 2008.
  30. C.-M. Pun , "Image Classification Using Wavelet Watermarking Representation," Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference of Machine Learning and Cybernetics, pp. 1493-1497, IEEE Press, Hong Kong, August 2007.
  31. C.-M. Pun, "Invariant Content-Based Image Retrieval by Wavelet Energy Signatures," Invited paper in the Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) 2003, Volume II, pp. 381-384, Maryland, U.S.A., July 2003.
  32. C.-M. Pun, "Polar-Wavelet Energy Signatures For Rotation-Invariant Texture Classification," Proceedings of the IEE International Conference on Visual Information Engineering (VIE2003), pp. 21-24, Guildford, U.K., July 2003.
  33. C.-M. Pun, "Invariant Content-Based Image Retrieval by Wavelet Energy Signatures," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP2003), Volume III, pp. 565-568, Hong Kong, April 2003.
  34. C.-M. Pun and M.-C. Lee, "Rotation Invariant Texture Feature for Content-Based Image Retrieval," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) 2002, pp. 173-176, Lausanne, Switzerland, Aug. 2002.
  35. M.-C. Lee and C.-M. Pun, "Classifying Rotated Textures Using Wavelet Packet Signatures," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP2000), Volume IV, pp. 2215-2218, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2000.
  36. M.-C. Lee and C.-M. Pun, "Texture Classification Using Dominant Wavelet Packet Energy Features," Proceedings of the Fourth IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation, pp. 301-304, Austin, Texas, USA, April 2000.

Professional Affiliations
Contact Details

Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Macau, E11
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa,
Macau, China

Room: E11-4090
Telephone: (853) 8822-4369
Fax: (853) 8822-2426
Email: cmpun