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Dr T Wan

Dr T Wan

  • Title: Senior Lecturer in Digital Visual Engineering technologies, Games and Animation
  • Email: T.Wan@Bradford.ac.uk
  • Extension: 6086
  • Room No. Horton D2.12
  • Qualifications: PhD Leeds MSc XAUEST, XIAN BSc XAUEST, XIAN
  • Additional Role: MA/MSC, Computer Animation and Visual Effects programme leader
  • Additional Role: MA, Advance Computer Animation programme leader
  • Additional Role: MSc Advanced Visual Effects programme leader
  • Web: http://www.inf.brad.ac.uk/~twan/index.html
  • Research Groups: Visual Computing

BIOGRAPHY +

Tao is a senior lecturer in the School of Informatics at the University of Bradford, Director of Post Graduate Research EIMC, and a guest professor at Xian University of Engineering Science and Technology (XAUEST). He received his BSc degree in Engineering and MSc degree in Signal Analysis and Machine State Diagnosis at the XAUEST. He had been a lecturer in the department of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering at the XAUEST before earning the ORS awards to study for his PhD at the University of Leeds on the subject of Image Pattern Recognition and Analysis.

He was a research fellow on Physics-based Modelling in computer graphics, AI and Virtual Reality at the University of Bradford. He was appointed as a lecturer at Heriot-Watt University in October 1999. He joined the School of Informatics as a lecturer in August 2000.

Tao's research interests are focused in the areas of Digital Health, VR/AR technologies, Computer Vision, AI and deep learning, Computational Models for visualisation, Real-time Modelling and Simulation, Games technology, he has over twenty years of experience in Interactive system, VR reality, modelling and simulation and computer games technology, which include:


1. Assistant Medical Technology, No-invasive Medical Procedure Simulation, Medical Training Systems

2. Virtual Reality and Augmented Virtual Reality Software Technology

3. Artificial intelligence and Deep Learning

4. Computer Vision and Image Processing

5. Computational methods for 3D visualisation and simulation, physics-based modelling and simulation for 3D Reconstruction, Digital city, 3D Flood, Urban Traffic, Crowd

6. Advanced Games Technologies, Animation and Visual Effects


He have worked as a principal or key researcher for more than eight funded research projects and have been supervising eight PhD students with four successfully completions and had so far over 90 publications published in peer reviewed international Journals, book chapters and international conferences.

He can be contacted by email: t.wan@bradford.ac.uk

He have worked as a principal or key researcher for more than eight funded research projects and have been supervising eight PhD students with four successfully completions and had so far over 90 publications published in peer reviewed international Journals, book chapters and international conferences.

See the details click on Dr Wan's home webpage above:
(or) http://www.inf.brad.ac.uk/~twan/

GRANTS +

Current, and significant recent, funded projects

International travel grant (2005) (The Royal Academy of Engineering)
International travel grant (2004) (The Royal Academy of Engineering)
Research studentship bid (2001-2004)PhD studentship grant.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION +

1. Guest professor of Shanghai University, Shanghai,China.
2. Guest professor of Xian University of Engineering Science and Technology, Xian, China.
3. Research work in virtual clothes catwalk simulation were reported in New Scientist and YTV Look North news Bulletin in 1997.
4. The Woolmen's Company Silver Medal (the top prize) for the best Ph.D. thesis at London in 1996.

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES +

1 Member of Research Council Peer Review College: Arts & Humanities Research Council
2 Member of Research Council Peer Review College: Research and Development Support Agency (Research Council), Slovakia
3 Member of Review board for funding body Leverhulme Trust.
4 Area Editor and member of Editorial board of the Journal: Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory
5 Member of Editorial board of Journal of WSCG -the Central European for Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, and Image Processing.
6 Member of the International Program Committee (IPC) for the IASTED International Conference on Computer Graphics and Imaging.
7 Member of International Program Committee, European Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms for computer Games Conference,
8 Member of International Program Committee, European Industrial Simulation Conference.
9 Reviewer of International Journals (International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Journal of WSCG -the Central European for Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, and Image Processing)
10 Conference Chair (the Airspace Simulation Programme in European Simulation Conference'2005)
11 Member of IEEE Computer Graphics Society, Eurographics Society, EUROSIMULATION Association, European Virtual Institute, European Traffic Simulation Research Group.

RESEARCH STAFF +

Dr Dongjin Huang Research assistant, 2012-13

RESEARCH STUDENTS +

1. Dr NSH Nic Ahmad (successfully completed in 2012)
Research Area: Virtual Leaning Environment

2. Dr. Cheng Wang (successfully completed in 2010)
Research Area: Modelling of Complex Geometrical Environments

3. Dr. Nasser Almojel (successfully completed in 2007)
Research Area: On-line Trust Modelling and Analysis

4. Dr. Heng Chen (successfully completed in 2006)
Research Area: Vision-based Optimised Navigation in Unknown Environments

5. Dr. Nasser Almojel (successfully completed in 2007)
Research Area: On-line Trust Modelling and Analysis

6. Mr. Nicholas Chilton (2003-2007)
Research Area: Optical Motion Analysis and Regeneration

7. Mr Huda Karajeh (Current PhD student)

8. MASYARAH ZULHAIDA BINTI (Current PhD student)

9. Mr Amrinder Pal Singh (Current PhD student)

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Publications +

  • Chen L, Tang W, John NW, Wan TR and Zhang TR (2019): "De-smokeGCN: Generative Cooperative Networks for Joint Surgical Smoke Detection and Removal" IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging Impact Factor 6.131 SJR Journal Ranking Q1(4*) under Revision, IEEE.
  • Chen CG, Chen T, Hua BZ and Wan TR TR(2019): "Structure And Functions Of The Ventral Tube Of The Clover Springtail Sminthurus Viridis" Nature Publishing Group Scientific Reports Impact Factor 4.12 SJR Journal Ranking Q1(4*) https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-37354-4, Nature Publishing Group 1-6.
  • Huang D, Tang P, Tang W and Wan TR TR(2019): "Angiography Simulation and Planning Using A Multi-fluid Approach" Applied Sciences (Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering) Impact Factor 1.689 SJR Journal Ranking Q2(3*) Published , MDPI 1-17.
  • Gao Q H, Wan T R, Tang W and Chen L L(2018): "Object registration in semi-cluttered and partial-occluded scenes for augmented reality" Multimedia Tools and Applications Impact Factor 1.541 SJR Journal Ranking Q2(3*) , Springer 1-30.
    For more information see: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11042-018-6905-5
  • Chen L, Tang W, John NW, Wan TR and Zhang TR (2018): "SLAM-based Dense Surface Reconstruction in Monocular Minimally Invasive Surgery and its Application to Augmented Reality." Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. Impact Factor 2.674 SJR Journal Ranking Q2(3*) , Elsevier, 158 135-146.
    For more information see: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmpb.2018.02.006
  • Gao Q H, Wan T R, Tang W, Chen L and Zhang KB (2017): "An Improved Augmented Reality Registration Method Based on Visual SLAM" Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer 11-19.
  • Wang L, Wan T R, Tang W and Zhu Y Y(2017): "An Efficient Human Body Contour Extraction Method for Mobile Apps" Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer 173-181.
  • Zhu YL, Wang XY, Wan TR and Yang YQ (2017): "The Analysis and Creation of Mogao Caves" Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer 191-198.
  • Zhu Y, Tian L and Wan TR (2017): "Automatic polygon mesh repair and simplification for three-dimensional human modelling" Modern Physics Letters B, 31 (19): 41-47.
    For more information see: https://doi.org/10.1142/S0217984917400772
  • Tang W, Sagi A, Green D and Wan TR (2016): "Cross-platform Cloth Simulation API for Games," Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer 224-232.
    For more information see: DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-40259-8_20
  • Lyu T, Tang W, Wan TR, Zhu Y and Wu T (2015): "Application Research for History Museum Exhibition based on Augmented Reality Interaction " Journal of Xian Polytechnic University, Xian Polytechnic University, Xian 23-38.
  • Lu T, Tang W and Wan TR (2015): "Research on Far Distance Recognized Objects in Augmented Reality" Software Engineer, 18 (04): 190-193.
  • Yong S and Wan TR (2015): "Augmented Reality System Designed Based on BRISK Feature Extraction" Software Engineer, v.18;No.190(04) 9-11, 18 (04): 9-11.
  • Tang W and Wan TR (2015): "Interactive Thin Elastic Materials" Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds SJR Journal Ranking Q2(3*).
    For more information see: http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/21960/
  • Zhu Y, Lui Y, Wan TR and Wan (2015): "Tang Dynasty clothing folds information extractions based on single image methods" Basic Sciences Journal of Textile Universities, 27 (2): 258-262.
  • Ma C, Tang W and Wan TR (2015): "3D Navigation Simulation Software Design of Vascular Intervention" Software Engineer 5-8.
  • Tang W and Wan TR (2014): "Constrained Soft Tissue Simulation for Virtual Surgical Simulation" IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering Impact Factor 4.288 SJR Journal Ranking Q1(4*) , 61 (11).
  • Wan TR and Tang W (2013): "Real-time computational modelling of textile fabric and cloth" Journal of Xian Polytechnic University, 5 (11): 551-150.
  • Yang H and Wan TR (2013): "Modelling and Simulation of the three-dimensional virtual Ancient Soldiers Mass movement" Computer & Digital Engineering, 41 (1): 101-104.
  • Tang W., Wan T.R, Gould D., How T. and John T. (2012): "A Stable and Real-Time Nonlinear Elastic Approach to Simulating Guidewire and Catheter Insertions Based on Cosserat Rod, " DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2012.2199319, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 59 (8): 2211-2218,.
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  • Shi X and Wan T.R. (2012): "A New Registration Method for Mixed Augmented Reality Environments" Applied Mechanics and Materials, 220 (23): 2649-2653.
  • Wang W.J. and Wan T.R (2012): "Virtual Object Real-time Rendering in Augmented Reality Environment" Basic Sciences Journal of Textile Universities, 25 (2): 213-150.
  • Wang W.J. and Wan T.R (2012): "Virtual Object Real-time Rendering in Augmented Reality Environment" Basic Sciences Journal of Textile Universities, 25 (2): 213-216.
  • Shi X and Wan TR (2012): "Application Research on Pose Estimation Algorithm in Ancient Building Indoor Environment" Computer and Modernization, 11 (2): 51-56.
  • Chen Wang C., Tao Ruan Wan T. R and Palmer I. J (2012): "Automatic Reconstruction of 3D Environment Using Real Terrain Data and Satelite Images" Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, SCI,, TSI® Press, USA, 18 (1): 49-64.
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  • Cheng H, Tang W and Wan TR (2012): "Motion Simulation of Three-dimensional Virtual Ancient Solder Groups" Computer & Digital Engineering, 41 (1): 101-104.
  • D. Huang D, W. Tang W, R. Wan T.R., N. W. John N.W. and D. Gould N.W. (2011): "A new approach to haptic rendering of guidewires for use in minimally invasive surgical simulation" DOI: 10.1002/cav.417, Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, 22 (2-3): 261- 268.
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  • Nik Siti Hanifah Nik Ahmad , Tao Ruan Wan and Ping Jiang (2011): "Nik Siti Hanifah Nik Ahmad, Tao Ruan Wan, Ping Jiang: Health course module in virtual world. Procedia CS 3: 1454-1463 (2011)" Procedia Computer Science, Elsevier, 3 1454–1463.
  • Wan T.R., Tang W. and Chen H. (2011): "A Real-time 3D Motion Planning and Simulation Scheme for Nonholonomic Systems" Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Elsevier, 19 (1): 423-439.
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  • Wang C., Wan T.R and Palmer I. (2010): "Urban Flood Risk Analysis for Determining Optimal Flood Protection Levels Based on Digital Terrain Model and Flood Spreading Model" DOI: 10.1007/s0037-009-0414-5, The Visual Computer, Springer, 26 (11): 1369-1381.
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  • Wen Tang , Pierre Lagadec , Derek Gould , Tao Ruan Wan and Jianhua Zhai (2010): "A Realistic Elastic Rod Model for Real-time Simulation of Minimally Invasive Vascular Interventions”" DOI: 10.1007/s00371-010-0442-1, The Visual Computer, Springer, 26 (9): 1157-1165.
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  • Wan T. R and Tang W (2002): "Simulating Virtual Characters Learning Behaviour as An Evolutionary Process Using Genetic Algorithms", 2002 Journal of WSCG, Volume 10, Number 3, ISSN 1213-6972,(ISI), pp92-97, 2002" Journal of WSCG: Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, and Image Processing, WSCG, 10 (3): 92-97.
  • Stylios G.K, Han F and Wan T.R (2001): "A Remote on-line 3D Human Measurement and Reconstruction Approach for Virtual Wearer Trials in Global Retailing" ", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, p38-49. Vol 13 No 1, p65-75, ISSN 0955-6222., 13 (1): 65-75.
  • Stylios G.K, Han F and Wan T.R (2001): "A Remote on-line 3D Human Measurement and Reconstruction Approach for Virtual Wearer Trials in Global Retailing" ", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, p38-49. Vol 13 No 1, p65-75, ISSN 0955-6222., 13 (1): 65-75.
  • Stylios G and Wan T. R (1999): "The Concept of Virtual Measurement: Drapeability"" International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, MCB University Press, 11 (1): 27-33.
  • Stylios G and Wan T. R (1998): "A New Collision Detection Algorithm for Garment Animation"" International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, MCB University Press, 10 (1): 38-49.
  • Iype C and Wan T. R (1998): "Nep Structure Identification and Analysis Using Image Processing Methods"" Textile Research Journal, SAGE, 68 (12): 889-899.
  • Stylios G and Wan T. R (1996): "Modelling the Dynamic Drape of Garment on Synthetic Humans in A Virtual Fashion Show" International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, MCB University Press, 8 (3): 95-112.
  • Wan T. R and Iype C (1995): ""A New Objective Method for Assessing Fibre Arrangement in Fibrous Webs"" Journal of the Textile Institute, MBC University Press, 86 (4): 649-663.
  • Stylios G and Wan T. R (1995): ""Modelling the Dynamic Drape of Fabrics on Synthetic Humans, Using A Physical, Lumped-Parameter Model"" International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, MCB University Press, 7 (5): 10-25.

Chapters in Books +

  • Tang W. and Wan T.R. (2010): "Yarn and fancy yarn design using three-dimensional computer graphics and visualization techniques", Technical textile yarns - Industrial and medical applications, Woodhead Publishing Ltd, The Textile Institute ISBN: 1 84569 549 6.
  • Tang W, Hurlbert A. and Wan T. R (2010): "Visual Assessment of Image representation on Mobile Phone", Computational Modelling of Objects Represented in Images. Fundamentals, Methods and Applications, Joo Manuel R.S. Tavares, Jorge R.M. Natal (ed.), Taylor and Francis, pp. 423-427.
  • Wan T. R and Tang W (2003): "Explosive Impact on Real-Time Deformable Terrain", Advances in Modelling, Animation and Rendering, R.A.Earnshaw and J. Vince (eds.), (ACM) Springer-Verlag, London, pp. 247-265.
  • Chen H., Wan T.R. and Earnshaw R.A. (2002): "Physical Based Motion Control Algorithm for Dynamic Game Environments", "Game-On 2002", SCS Publication, Quasim Mehdi, Norman Gough and Marc Cavazza (eds.), SCS Publication, London ISBN: 90-77039-10-4, pp. 134-138.
  • Tang W and Wan T. R (2002): "Synthetic Vision for Road Traffic Simulation in Virtual Environments"", Intelligent Agents for Mobile and Virtual Media, R. A. Earnshaw and J. Vince (eds.), (ACM) Springer-Verlag, London, pp. 206-212.
  • Wan T. R and Tang W (2002): "Learning by Experience: Autonomous Virtual Character Behavioural Animation", Intelligent Agents for Mobile and Virtual Media, R. A. Earnshaw and J. Vince (eds.), (ACM) Springer-Verlag, London, pp. 197-203.
  • Stylios G and Wan T. R (2000): "Artificial Garment for Synthetic Humans in Global Retailing", Digital Media: The Future, J. Vince and R. A. Earnshaw (eds.), (ACM) Springer-Verlag, London, pp. 126-132.

Conference Contributions +

  • Huang D., Tang W. and Wan T.R. (2015): "Modeling and simulation of multi-frictional interaction between guidewire and vasculature", The 8th International Conference on Image and Graphics, Tianjin, China.
  • Sagi A., Tang W. and Wan T.R. (2014): "Tang, W., Sagi, A. and Wan, T.R., 2014. Interactive and scalable cloth simulation API for games", Best short paper award, Computer Graphics & Visual Computing (CGVC), Leeds, UK.
  • Wan T.R., Tang W. and Huang D.J. (2012): "Real-time Simulation of Flexible Objects in Virtual Environments", Proceedings of VRST 2012-The 18th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, Dec 10-12, Toronto, Canada., Toronto, Canada..
  • Tang W and Wan T.R. (2012): "Simulation of Deformable Solids in Interactive Virtual Reality Applications", Proceedings of VRST 2012-The 18th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, Dec 10-12, Toronto, Canada. , Toronto, Canada.
  • Huang D., Tang W., Ding Y., Wan T.R. and Chen Y. (2011): "Dongjin Huang, Wen Tang, Youdong Ding, Tao Ruan Wan, Yimin Chen: An Interactive 3D Preoperative Planning and Training System for Minimally Invasive Vascular Surgery", CAD/Graphics 2011, Jinan, China, September 15-17, 2011. IEEE 2011, ISBN 978-1-4577-1079-7, Jinan, CHINA.
  • W.Tang , T.R. Wan , C. Niquin and A. Schildknecht (2009):, Proceedings of Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics, 2009, Cardiff, UK.
  • Tang W., Wan T.R., Niquin C. and Schildknecht A. (2009): "Fast and Accurate Finite Element Method for Deformation Animations", Proceedings of Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics, Cardiff, UK.
  • Tang W., Niquin C., Schildknecht A. and Wan T.R (2008): "W.Tang, C. Niquin, A. Schildknecht, and T.R. Wan, (2008) “Real-time Finite Element Based Deformations with Skeleton-driven Constraints", Proceedings of 21st International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2008), Seoul, Korea.
  • Wang C, Wan T. R and Palmer T. J (2008): "An Adaptive Multi-Seed Geometric Active Contour Model for River Recognition", International Conference on Audio, Language and Image Processing 2008, 7-10 July, 2008, Shanghai, China.
  • Wang C, Wan T and Palmer I. J (2007): "A Real-time Dynamic Simulation Scheme for Large-Scale Flood Hazard Using 3D Real World Data", 11th International Conference Information Visualisation, 4 - 6 July 2007, , Zurich, Swiss.
  • Tang W., Wan T. R and Gatzluois C. (2007): "Interactive Physics-based Motion Synthesis with Adaptive Optimisation", International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents, June 11th-13th, 2007, Belgium, Belgium.
  • Tang W., Hurlbert A and Wan R.T. (2006): "Visual Assessment of Image representation on Mobile Phone", Computational Modelling of Objects Represented in Images. Fundamentals, Methods and Applications: Proceedings of the International Symposium CompIMAGE 2006 (Coimbra, , 20-21 October 2006,, Coimbra, Portugal.
  • Wan T. R, Chen H and Earnshaw R. A (2005): "A Motion Constrained Dynamic Path Planning Algorithm for Multi-Agent Simulations ", 13th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision, Czech.
  • Chen H, Wan T. R and Earnshaw R. A (2004): "Adaptive Real-time Control Flight Simulation Using Neural Network", The 5th European International Conference on Intelligent Games and Simulation, EUROSIS, , Ghent, Belgium.
  • Gatzoulis C, Tang W and Wan T. R (2004): "Fuzzy Reinforcement Learning for an Evolving Virtual Servant Robot. Ro-Man 2004,13th The IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, September 20-22, 2004, The IEEE Computer Society Press, Kurashiki, Japan. ISBN: 0-78".
  • Chen H, Wan T. R and Earnshaw R. A (2004): "Continuous Motion Trajectory Generation for 3D Simulation, in Proceedings of ISC2004, The Annual International Simulation Conference, The Industrial Simulation Conference 2004, University of Malaga, Malaga Spain, ISBN 90-77381-12-0, , pp.108-112,".
  • Tang W, Gatzoulis C and Wan T. R (2004): " Proactive Anticipatory Virtual Characters-An Ethology Approach, Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling, Editor: M.H. Hamza, IASTED Publication, ISBN: 0-88986-397-0; ISSN: 1021-8181, Greece, ACTA Pre".
  • Wan T. R and Tang W (2003): ""An Intelligent Vehicle Model for 3D Visual Traffic Simulation", IEE International Conference on Visual Information Engineering, VIE 2003, Ideas, Applications, Experience, The IEE Press., University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, ISBN 0-85296-757 -8, (ACM".
  • Chen H, Wan T. R and Earnshaw R. A (2003): ""Real-Time Path Planning for Navigation in Unknown Environmen", Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics 2003, EGUK, IEEE Publication, Birmingham, UK, (ACM), ISBN 0-7695-1942-3, (ACM), pp86-92, 7-9 July 2003.".
  • Wan T. R and Tang W (2003): "Real-time Crowd Movements on Large Scale Terrain, Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics 2003, The 21th EUROGRAPHICS UK Conference, The IEEE Computer Society Press, Birmingham, UK, ISBN 0-7695-1942-3, (ACM), pp146-153, 2003".
  • Wan T. R and Tang W (2002): "Explosive Impact on Real-time Deformable Terrain CGI 2002, Proceedings of Computer Graphics International 2002, Springer-Verlag , ISBN: 1-85233-654-4, (ISTP), P247-265, 2002.".
  • Wan T.R. and Tang W (2002): "Real-time Simulating Learning Behaviours of Virtual Huamn Character", The International Game Technology Conference and IDEA Expo, 2002, 16-19 January, 2002 Hong Kong.
  • Tang W. and Wan T.R. (2002): "Intelligent Self-learning Characters for Computer Games", The 20th Eurographics UK conference, June 11-13, 2002, IEEE Computer Society Press conference proceedings, ISBN 0-7695-1518-5. .
Profile last updated on: 22-05-2018