报告题目：Motion Interpretation - Virtual Music Instrument as Examples
报告时间：12月12日 (周二) 上午11:00
Human-Computer-Interaction may allow people to communicate with machines in intuitive ways by exploring new usability of cameras and sensors. The MINE Lab (http://mine.csie.ncu.edu.tw/core/) uses a number of cameras, such as Kinect, Leap Motion and Creative Senz3D, to design a series of virtual music instruments. These instruments include Drum, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Xylophone, as well as a specially designed virtual instrument called the Spider King. Techniques include gesture tracking on human body and fingers. We follow three important principals. Frist, the performers should not carry anything in hand. Second, the performance must be understood and appreciated by general audiences. Third, music professionals may appreciate the designs. The MINE Virtual Band was introduced in May 2013. The concert performed in May 9th, 2013 and May 8th, 2014 receives very good comments from the audiences. This presentation includes basic techniques and concepts of using different sensors, as well as the designs of virtual instruments. In addition to the virtual band, our performance includes special effects on large screen, for real-time interaction with the audiences.
Timothy K. Shih (http://www.csie.ncu.edu.tw/~tshih/) is a Distinguished Professor at the National Central University, Taiwan. He was the Dean of the College of Computer Science, Asia University, Taiwan and the Chairman of the CSIE Department at Tamkang University, Taiwan. Prof. Shih is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). He was also the founding Chairman Emeritus of the IET Taipei Local Network. In addition, he is a senior member of ACM and a senior member of IEEE. Prof. Shih joined the Educational Activities Board of the IEEE Computer Society. He was the founder and co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, USA. He is the Associate Editor of IEEE Computing Now. And, he was the associate editors of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, the ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, and the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. Prof. Shih was the Conference Co-Chair of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME’2004). He has been invited to give more than 50 keynote speeches and plenary talks in international conferences, as well as tutorials in IEEE ICME 2001 and 2006, and ACM Multimedia 2002 and 2007. Prof. Shih’s current research interests include Multimedia Computing, Computer-Human-Interaction, and Distance Learning. He has edited many books and published over 500 papers and book chapters. Prof. Shih has received many research awards, including research awards from National Science Council of Taiwan, IIAS research award from Germany, HSSS award from Greece, Brandon Hall award from USA, the 2015 Google MOOC Focused Research Award, and several best paper awards from international conferences. Professor Shih was named the 2014 Outstanding Alumnus by Santa Clara University.