Taehyun Rhee

Senior Lecturer School of Engineering and Computer Science

Teaching in 2017

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Research Interests

Taehyun Rhee's research interest is to solve scientific problems related to
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Animation
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Computer Vision and Medical Images

His current research activity is focused on perceptually based rendering and lighting, mixed reality rendering, realistic human body modeling and animation, soft-tissue deformation, surface/volume reconstruction from scans, and human digital content interaction.

Biography

Taehyun Rhee is a Senior Lecturer (equivalent to tenured associate professor in US) of School of Engineering and Computer Science. He is a founder and leader of the Computer Graphics Research Lab in Victoria while directing their Computer Graphics Programme that has been established in collaboration with local industry partners including Weta Digital. Before joining Victoria, he was a principal researcher and leader of Computer Graphics and Medical Physics research teams at Samsung Research (SAIT: Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology) in Korea from 2008 to 2012. Also, he was a senior researcher of Research Innovation Center at Samsung Electronics from 1996 to 2003.

Computer Graphics Program

Taehyun Rhee is a director of a Computer Graphics Programme which was developed in close collaboration with Wellington's internationally recognised entertainment and digital technology sectors. This relationship with industry leaders such as Weta Digital (Lord of the Rings, Avatar), Sidhe (game development), and Unlimited Realities (advanced interaction design) be continued in the programme through consultations, guest lectures, internship opportunities, and scholarship (e.g. Weta Digital PhD Scholarship in Computer Graphics).

Recent Publications

  • T. Rhee, L. Petikam, B. Allen, A. Chalmers, "MR360: Mixed Reality Rendering for 360-degree Panoramic Videos", IEEE Virtual Reality 2017 (accepted), will be published to IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG).
  • S. Yoon, J. Lewis, T. Rhee, "Blending Face Details: Synthesizing a Face using Multi-Scale Face Models", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 2017. (Accepted).
  • T. Iorns, T. Rhee, "Real-Time Image Based Lighting for 360-degree Panoramic Video", Lecture Note in Computer Science, Springer, Presented in PSIVT workshop, Vision Meets Graphics 2015, Auckland, NZ, Nov, 2015.
  • W. Ma, T. Iorns, A. Chalmers, and T. Rhee, “Synthesizing Radiance Maps from Legacy Outdoor Photographs for Real-time IBL on HMDs”, Proc. of 30th International Conference on Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ 2015), Auckland, NZ, Nov, 2015.
  • K. Carnegie, T. Rhee, "Reducing Visual Discomfort with HMDs Using Dynamic Depth of Field", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Vol. 35, Issue 5, 2015.
  • T. Rhee, P. Lui, J.P. Lewis, “Deformable Human Body Modeling from 3D Medical Image Scans”, Proc. of Forum Math for Industry (FMI 2015), Fukuoka, Japan, Oct, 2015.
  • J.P.Lewis, Ken Anjyo, T. Rhee, "Superresolution Principal Component Models by RKHS Sampling", Proc. of Mathematical Progress in Expressive Image Synthesis (MEIS2014), Fukuoka, Japan, Nov. 2014
  • A. Chalmers, J. Choi, T. Rhee, "Perceptually Optimised Illumination for Seamless Composites", Proc. of Pacific Graphics 2014, Seoul Korea, Oct, 2014.
  • A. Chalmers, J.P. Lewis, P. Hillman, C. Tait, T. Rhee, "Sky Browser: Search for HDR Sky Maps", Proc. of Pacific Graphics 2014, Seoul Korea, Oct, 2014.
  • J.P. Lewis, K. Anjyo, T. Rhee, F. Pighin, Z. Deng, "Practice and Theory of Blendshape Facial Models", Eurographics STAR 2014.
  • A. Chalmers, J. Choi and T. Rhee, “Perceptually Based Radiance Map for Realistic Composition”, Proc. of 28th International Conference on Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ 2013), Wellington, NZ, Nov, 2013.
  • C. Pawaskar, W. Ma, K. Carnegie, J.P. Lewis, and T. Rhee, “Expression Transfer: a System to build 3D Blend Shapes for Facial Animation”, Proc. of 28th International Conference on Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ 2013), Wellington, NZ, Nov, 2013.
  • J.P. Lewis, and T. Rhee, “Principal Component Analysis and Laplacian Splines: steps toward a unified model”, Proc. of Forum Math for Industry (FMI 2013), Fukuoka, Japan, Oct, 2013.
  • J.P. Lewis, K. Anjyo, Z. Mo, and T. Rhee, “Probable and improbable faces”, Proc. of Mathematical Progress in Expressive Image Synthesis (MEIS2013), Fukuoka, Japan, Oct, 2013.
  • S. Rhee, Y. Lee, J. Kim, T. Rhee, "Pose estimation of a depth camera using plane features", IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, pp 133-134, 2013.
  • N. Kang, M.W. Lee, T. Rhee, "Liver Deformation during Respiration using Sparse Local Features", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Vol. 32, No.5, 2012.
  • H. Shim, R. Adelsberger, J.D. Kim, S. Rhee, T. Rhee, J. Sim, M. Gross, C. Kim, "Time-of-flight sensor and color camera calibration for multi-view acquisition," The Visual Computer, Vol. 28, Issue 12, 2012.
  • I. Ha, T. Rhee, J. Kim, “Smooth mesh generation from noisy depth image”, Proc. of The 1st IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE2012), Tokyo, Japan, Oct. 2012.
  • S. Rhee, Y. Lee, J.D. Kim, T. Rhee, "Split and Merge Approach for Detecting Multiple Planes in a Depth Image", Proc. of the International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2012), Orlando, U.S.A., September, 2012.
  • I. Ha, T. Rhee, "Composition of Synthetic Objects with Color‐Depth Video", Proc. of Computer Graphics International (CGI 2012, short), U.K., Jun. 2012.
  • N. Kang, K. Kim, S. Kim, T. Rhee, "Robust Organ Deformation Driven by Sparse Local Features", IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2012, poster), Barcelona, Spain, May., 2012.
  • K. Kim, N. Kang, T. Rhee, J. Kim, "Analysis of Liver Deformation on Breathing", IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2012, poster), Barcelona, Spain, May. 2012.
  • S. Kim, N. Kang, K. Kim, T. Rhee, J. Kim, "Panoramic Elasticity Modeling", IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2012, poster), Barcelona, Spain, May. 2012.
  • T. Rhee, Y. Hwang, J.D. Kim, C. Kim, "Real-time Facial Animation from Live Video Tracking", Proc. Of Eurographics/ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Computer Animation, Vancouver, Canada, Aug. 2011.
  • H. Liu, X. Wei, J. Chai, I. Ha, T. Rhee, "Realtime Human Motion Control with A Small Number of Inertial Sensors", Proc. of ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games 2011 (I3D), San Francisco, U.S.A., Feb. 2011.
  • T. Rhee, J.P. Lewis, U. Neumann, K. Nayak, "Scan-Based Volume Animation Driven by Locally Adaptive Articulated Registrations", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol.17, No.3, 2011.
  • H. Shim, I. Ha, T. Rhee, J. Kim, C. Kim, "Probabilistic Approach to Realistic Face Synthesis", Proc. of the International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2010), Hong Kong, Sep. 2010.
  • S. Lee, K. Lee, T. Rhee, U. Neumann, "Reservoir Model Information System: REMIS", Proc. SPIE 7243, Visualizaion and Data Analysis 2009.
  • T.Rhee, J.P. Lewis, Krishna Nayak, U. Neumann, "AdaptiveNon-rigid Registration of 3D Knee MRI in Different Pose Spaces", Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI '08), presented at Paris, France, May 2008.
  • T. Rhee, J.P. Lewis, K. Nayak, U. Neumann, "Creating an Animatable 3D Volume Hand Model from In Vivo MRI", Proc. of MMVR 16, In The Studies of Health Technology and Informatics (SHTI) series pp402-407, presented
    at Long Beach, CA, Jan 2008.
  • T. Rhee, J.P. Lewis, U. Neumann, K. Nayak, "Soft-tissue Deformation for In-Vivo Volume Animaton", Proc. of Pacific Graphics 2007, pp 435-438, presented at Maui, Hawaii, October 2007.
  • T. Rhee, J.P. Lewis, U. Neumann, "Real-Time Weighted Pose-Space Deformation on the GPU", Computer Graphics Forum, Vol 25, No 3, pp439-448, Proc. of Eurographics 2006, presented at Vienna, Austria, September 2006.
  • T. Rhee, U. Neumann, J.P. Lewis, "Human Hand Modeling from Surface Anatomy", Proc. of ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games 2006 (I3D), pp27-34, presented at Redwood City, CA, March 2006.

Recent Patents

  • “A rendering process and system”, PCT International Patent Application No. PCT/AU2016/051137, 2016
  • “A rendering process and system”, Australian Provisional Patent Application No. 2016904448, 2016
  • N. Kang, T. Rhee, K. Kim, D. Kim, S. Kim, "Method and apparatus for creating model of patient specified target organ", (US20140015833A1)
  • M. Ahn, D. Kim, T. Rhee, C. Kim, J. Ahn, D. Lee, "Apparatus and method for data processing based on vertex grouping (US8660376B2)
  • J. Chai, I. Ha, T. Rhee, D. Kim, H. Liu, X. Wei, "Data processing apparatus and method for motion synthesis", (US8655810B2)
  • S. Rhee, D. Kim, Y. Lee, and T. Rhee, "Plane-characteristic-based markerless augmented reality system and method for operating same", (US20130265392 A1, CN103181157A, WO2013015549A3, WO2013015549A2)
  • T. Rhee, S. Rhee, Y. Lee, D. Kim, "Method and apparatus for expressing rigid area based on expression control points", (US20130002669A1)
  • K. Kim, N. Kang, T. Rhee, S. Kim, "Method of generating elasticity data, elasticity data generating apparatus, and elasticity image generating system based thereon", (US20130217994A1)
  • S. Rhee, D. Kim, Y. Lee, T. Rhee, "Apparatus and method for plane detection", (US20130188861A1)
  • I. Ha, T. Rhee, "Image processing apparatus and method", (US20130106849A1)
  • H. Shim, D. Kim, T. Rhee, "Image processor, lighting processor and method therefor", (US20130251243, EP 2650843 A2, CN103262126A, WO2012078006A2)
  • S. Kim, N. Kang, K. Kim, D. Kim, T. Rhee, "Method of generating elasticity image and elasticity image generating apparatus", (US20130170724A1)
  • N. Kang, T. Rhee, K. Kim, D. Kim, S. Kim, "Method and apparatus for estimating organ deformation model and medical image system", (US 20130170725 A1)
  • I. Ha, T. Rhee, Y. Lee, D. Kim, "Image processing apparatus and method", (US20130002694A1)
  • I. Ha, T. Rhee, "Image processing apparatus and method", (WO2013081398A1)
  • Y. Kho, D. Kim, T. Rhee, M. Ahn, H. Lee, "Apparatus and method of multi-view rendering", (US 20130027394 A1)
  • T. Rhee, S. Rhee, D. Kim, A. Ghosh, J. Busch, J. Chiang, "Method and apparatus for realistically reproducing eyeball", (US20120188228A1)
  • T. Rhee, H. Lee, Y. Kho, "Apparatus and method for generating realistic pose including texture", (US20120113129A1)
  • T. Rhee, I. Ha, D. Kim, X. Wei, J. Chai, H. Liu, "Processing apparatus and method for creating avatar", (US20120127164A1)
  • M. Ahn, D. Kim, T. Rhee, "Apparatus and method for encoding three-dimensional (3d) mesh, and apparatus and method for decoding 3d mesh", (US20120188241A1)
  • M. Ahn, D. Kim, T. Rhee, "Graphic processing unit and method for decompressing data", (US20120200559A1)
  • M. Ahn, D. Kim, T. Rhee, C. Kim, J. Ahn, D. Lee, "Apparatus and method for data processing", (US20120189220A1)
  • J. Chai, I. Ha, T. Rhee, D. Kim, H. Liu, X. Wei, "Data processing apparatus and method for motion synthesis", (US20120136817A1)
  • T. Rhee, S. Rhee, H. Shim, D. Kim, A. Ghosh, J. Busch, M. Chiang, P. Devebec, "Apparatus and method for realistically expressing teeth", (US20120287130A1)
  • I. Ha, H. Shim, T. Ritschel, D. Kim, T. Rhee, E. Eisemann, H. P. Seidel, "Image processing apparatus and method", (US20120299922A1)
  • I. Ha, T. Rhee, "apparatus and method for image processing", (US20120320039A1)
  • T. Rhee, "Apparatus and method of transforming 3D object", (US20110050690A1)

Current Thesis and Research Project Students

Previous Thesis and Research Project Students