Zhidong Xiao

Dr Zhidong Xiao

  • 01202 961125
  • zxiao at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer in Computer Animation
  • Weymouth House W234, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Dr. Xiao is currently a Senior Lecturer and the Programme Leader of BA(Hons) Computer Visualisation and Animation programme at National Centre for Computer Animation, Faculty of Media and Communication. Dr. Xiao's research focuses are in the areas of Motion Capture, Human-like Character Animation, Crowd Simulation, Image Processing, Biomechanics and Robotics. Dr. Xiao has supervised six PhD students and two of them have successfully completed their research degrees. Working as principal investigator, Dr. Xiao has developed various enterprise activities. Dr. Xiao had successfully secured and completed a few commercial projects of 3D animation production and motion capture services for companies from China and in the UK. Working as co-investigator, Dr. Xiao has helped the team to secure and complete various research council funded projects.

Journal Articles

  • Gouvatsos, A. and Xiao, Z., 2018. Digital Media in 3D Animation Pre-Production. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media.
  • Gouvatsos, A., Xiao, Z., Marsden, N. and Zhang, J., 2017. Posing 3D Models from Drawing. ACM Computers in Entertainment (CIE) - Theoretical and Practical Computer Application in Entertainment, 15 (2).
  • Liu, S., Yang, X., Wang, Z., Xiao, Z. and Zhang, J., 2016. Real-time facial expression transfer with single video camera. Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, 27 (3-4), 301-310.
  • Zhang, M., Ge, X., Huo, J., Xiao, Z., You, L. and Zhang, J., 2016. Facial expression cloning optimization method based Laplace operator. Computer Engineering and Application, 52 (6), 178-181.
  • Tang, Z., Xiao, J., Feng, Y. and Xiao, Z., 2015. Sketch-based Human Motion Retrieval via Selected 2D Geometric Posture Descriptor. Signal Processing, 113, 1-8.
  • Zhang, M., Ge, X., Liu, S., Xiao, Z., You, L. and Zhang, J.J., 2014. Fast individual Facial Animation Framework Based on Motion Capture Data. Journal of Donghua University, 31 (3), 256-261.
  • Gingrich, O., Renaud, A., Emets, E. and Xiao, Z., 2014. Transmission: A Telepresence Interface for Neural and Kinetic Interaction. Leonardo, MIT Press Journals,, 47 (4), 375-385.
  • Xiao, Z., Nait-Cherif, H. and Zhang, J.J., 2009. Incomplete motion data reconstruction for character animation. Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Computer Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision and Image Processing 2009, CGVCVIP 2009. Part of the IADIS MCCSIS 2009, 89-98.
  • Xiao, Z., Nait-Charif, H. and Zhang, J.J., 2009. Real time automatic skeleton and motion estimation for character animation. Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, 20, 523-531.
  • Xiao, Z., Yang, X. and Zhang, J.J., 2005. Motion data correction and extrapolation using physical constraints. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation, 2005, 571-576.

Chapters

  • Gouvatsos, A. and Xiao, Z., 2015. Sketch-Based Posing for 3D Animation. Encyclopedia of Computer Graphics and Games. Springer International Publishing.
  • Xiao, Z., Nait-Charif, H. and Zhang, J.J., 2008. Automatic Estimation of Skeletal Motion from Optical Motion Capture Data. Motion in Games - First International Workshop, MIG 2008, Revised Papers. Springer, 144-153.

Conferences

  • Barbieri, S., Cawthorne, B., Xiao, Z. and Yang, X., 2017. Repurpose 2D Animations for a VR Environment using BDH Shape Interpolation. In: The 11th International Conference on E-Learning and Games 26-28 June 2017 Bournemouth, UK.
  • Weaver, T. and Xiao, Z., 2016. Fluid simulation by the smoothed particle hydrodynamics method: A survey. 215-225.
  • Gouvatsos, A., Xiao, Z., Marsden, N. and Zhang, J., 2014. Automatic 3D posing from 2D hand-drawn sketches. In: The 22nd Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Application (Pacific Graphics 2014) 8-10 October 2014 Seoul.
  • Gingrich, O., Renaud, A., Emets, E. and Xiao, Z., 2014. Transmission: A Telepresence Interface for Neural and Kinetic Interaction. In: SIGGRAPH 2014 10-14 August 2014 Vancouver. 390-401.

Posters

PhD Students

  • Simone Barbieri (Character Posing by Sketch-based Interaction)
  • Tom Matko (Fluid Simulation)
  • Alexandros Gouvatsos (Image analysis and intelligent linkage to 3D systems)
  • Oliver Gingrich (Immersion and Interactivity in Telepresence)
  • David Greer (Lifelike character control in commercial physics engines)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Personal Inquiry
  • Computer Generated Imagery Tool
  • Fundamentals of Computer Graphics
  • Personal Inquiry
  • Computer Animation and Effects Common

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Effects Production Tool
  • Advanced VFX Techniques
  • Visual Effects and Compositing Techniques
  • Major Project and Report
  • MasterClasses
  • Computer Animation & Visualisation Specialist Tools
  • Computer Animation Arts Specialist Production
  • Computer Animaiton Production and Practice
  • Computer Animation Production 1 CGI Fundamental Practice

Invited Lectures

  • Computer Animation and Visual Effects
  • Computer Animation at NCCA
  • Data Visualisation for Big Data Analysis
  • Visual Effect Techniques in Computer Animation

Grants

  • Understanding visual strategies for Neuro-feedback analysis (Bournemouth University Fusion Investment Fund and Centre of Digital Entertainment research Fund, 01 Aug 2014). Completed
  • Rehabilitation Enhancement by Image Guided medical intervention and Motion Capture (Bournemouth University Fusion Investment Fund, 01 Aug 2013). Completed
  • Cross-Channel Film Lab (Interreg, 01 Mar 2012). In Progress
  • Digital Beijing Opera Project (Beijing New Media College, 10 Apr 2010). Completed
  • Behavioural Fidelity of Visual Humans and Applications to Social Pstchology of Street Violence (EPSRC, 01 Aug 2008). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • EPSRC, Peer Review (2016-)
  • Faculty of Media and Communication, Study Abroad Coordinator

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • How to Build Your Portfolio
  • Festival of Learning 2017
  • Visiting Professor to Wuhan Business University
  • UG Open day Programme support
  • The 14th European Conference on Visual Media Production
  • 13th China International Cartoon and Animation Festival in Hangzhou, China
  • GFOL 2017: Disruption in the Digital Age: Rethinking Big Data
  • Festival of Learning 2013, 2014
  • UG Open day
  • Accessmocap Studio Producer

Qualifications

  • PGCE in Research Degree Supervision (Bournemouth University, 2011)
  • PGCE in Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2010)
  • BEng (Hons) in Thermodynamics (Taiyuan University of Technology, China, 1994)
  • PhD in Computer Graphics (Bournemouth University, 2010)

Memberships

  • ACM SIGGRAPH, Member (2012-),
  • BU Coaching Community, Member (2014-),
  • Centre for Digital Entertainment, PRG Supervisor (2010-),
  • Computer Graphics and Visualisation Research Group, Member,
  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2011-),
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