UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Associate Professor Ramakrishn Mukundan

Computer Science and Software Engineering

Fields of Research

  • Computer graphics, Real-time rendering, Terrain programming, Non-photorealistic rendering
  • Image analysis, Compression algorithms, Image-based rendering, View synthesis
  • Moment functions, Discrete orthogonal moments, Tchebichef moments
  • Pattern recognition, Invariant pattern analysis, Rotation invariants, Zernike invariants
  • Biomedical Image Analysis, Volumetric Rendering, Feature Representation

Researcher Summary

Research interests include: 1. computer Vision: Pose estimation using moment functions; Object recognition using moment invariants; Moment based algorithms for stereo vision. 2. Image Analysis: Discrete orthogonal image transforms; Image compression using Tchebichef transform; Invariant characteristics of shape descriptors; Fast computation of moment invariants. 3. Computer Graphics: Real-time rendering; Non-photorealistic rendering; Terrain rendering algorithms; Image-based rendering and view synthesis.

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Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

  • Putri T. and Mukundan R. (2016) Iterative brush path extraction algorithm for aiding flock brush simulation of stroke-based painterly rendering. Porto, Portugal: 5th International Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design, 30 Mar-2 Apr 2016. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9596: 152-162. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31008-4_11. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Ibrahim M. and Mukundan R. (2015) Cascaded techniques for improving emphysema classification in computed tomography images. (Journal Article)
  • Ibrahim MA. and Mukundan R. (2015) Analysis of Scale Variations of Local Features for Accurate Classification of Emphysema Images. Shenyang, China: 8th International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics (BMEI 2015), 14-16 Oct 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/BMEI.2015.7401464. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Mukundan R. (2015) Multi-Level Stroke Textures for Sketch Based Non-Photorealistic Rendering. Vancouver, Canada: 6th International Conference and Workshop on Computing and Communication (IEMCON 2015), 15-17 Oct 2015. In IEMCON Proceedings: 7pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IEMCON.2015.7344505. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Mukundan R. (2015) Parallel Implementation of the Box Counting Algorithm in OpenCL. (Journal Article)
  • Bai H., Lee GA., Ramakrishnan M. and Billinghurst M. (2014) 3D Gesture Interaction for Handheld Augmented Reality. In SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications, SA 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2669062.2669073. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Ibrahim M. and Mukundan R. (2014) Multi-fractal Techniques for Emphysema Classification in Lung Tissue Images. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: International Conference on Future Bioengineering (ICFB-2014), 13-14 Dec 2014. In Proceedings of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering (IPCBEE) 78: 119-123. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Mukundan R. (2014) Local Tchebichef Moments for Texture Analysis. In Papakostas G (Ed.), Science Gate Publishing; University of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering. (Chapter)
  • Buchanan P., Mukundan R. and Doggett M. (2013) Automatic single-view character model reconstruction. In Proceedings - Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling, SBIM 2013 - Part of Expressive 2013: 5-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2487381.2487385. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Li B. and Mukundan R. (2013) A comparative analysis of spatial partitioning methods for large-scale, real-time crowd simulation. In WSCG 2013, COMMUNICATION PAPERS PROCEEDINGS: 104-111. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Buchanan P., Dogget M. and Mukundan R. (2012) Structural vectorization of raster images. Dunedin, New Zealand: 27th International Conference on Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ '12), 26-28 Nov 2012. In Proceedings:: 319-324. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Hunt R., Neshatian K. and Zhang M. (2012) A genetic programming approach to hyper-heuristic feature selection. Hanoi, Vietnam: 9th International Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning (SEAL 2012), 16-19 Dec 2012. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 7673:: 320-330. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34859-4_32. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Jassim WA., Raveendran P. and Mukundan R. (2012) New orthogonal polynomials for speech signal and image processing. IET Signal Processing 6(8): 713-723. http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-spr.2011.0004. (Journal Article)
  • Mukundan R. and Li B. (2012) Crowd simulation: Extended oriented bounding boxes for geometry and motion representation. In ACM International Conference Proceeding Series: 121-125. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2425836.2425863. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Mukundan R. and Li B. (2012) Extended oriented bounding boxes for geometry and motion representation. Dunedin, New Zealand: 27th International Conference on Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ '12), 26-28 Nov 2012. In Proceedings:: 121-125. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Cardwell O. and Mukundan R. (2011) Visualization and Analysis of Inverse Kinematics Algorithms Using Performance Metric Maps. University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic: 19th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision 2011, 31 Jan-3 Feb 2011. In Proceedings of WSCG 2011: 63-68. | http://wscg.zcu.cz/WSCG2011/wscg2011.htm. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Chen H., Mukundan R. and Butler A. (2011) Automatic Lung Segmentation in HRCT Images. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Tay C., Mukundan R. and Racoceanu D. (2011) Multifractal Analysis of Histopathological Tissue Images. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Abu NA., Wong SL., Herman NS. and Mukundan R. (2010) An efficient compact Tchebichef Moment for image compression. In 10th International Conference on Information Sciences, Signal Processing and their Applications, ISSPA 2010: 448-451. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISSPA.2010.5605448. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Bainbridge-Smith A., Bones PJ., Butler A., Green R., Gough PT., Hann CE., Hayes MP., Millane RP., Mukundan R. and Watts R. (2010) Computational Image Processing at the University of Canterbury. Queenstown, New Zealand: 25th International Conference of Image and Vision Computing New Zealand, 8-9 Nov 2010. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Mukundan R. and Hemsley A. (2010) Tissue Image Classification Using Multi-Fractal Spectra. International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management (IJMDEM) 1(2): 62-75. (Journal Article)
  • Obaid M., Mukundan R. and Billinghurst M. (2010) Generating and rendering expressive caricatures. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2010 Posters, SIGGRAPH '10 http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1836845.1836981. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Obaid M., Mukundan R. and Billinghurst M. (2010) Rendering and Animating Expressive Caricatures. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Obaid M., Mukundan R., Billinghurst M. and Pelachaud C. (2010) Expressive MPEG-4 Facial Animation Using Quadratic Deformation Models. In Proceedings - 2010 7th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization, CGIV 2010: 9-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CGIV.2010.11. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Hemsley A. and Mukundan R. (2009) Multifractal Measures for Tissue Image Classification and Retrieval. In ISM 2009 - 11th IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia: 618-623. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISM.2009.94. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Mukundan R. (2009) A comparative analysis of radial-tchebichef moments and zernike moments. In British Machine Vision Conference, BMVC 2009 - Proceedings http://dx.doi.org/10.5244/C.23.16. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Mukundan R. (2009) A robust inverse kinematics algorithm for animating a joint chain. International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology 34(4): 303-308. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJCAT.2009.024084. (Journal Article)
  • Obaid M., Lond D., Mukundan R. and Billinghurst M. (2009) Facial caricature generation using a quadratic deformation model. In ACM International Conference Proceeding Series: 285-288. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1690388.1690437. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Obaid M., Mukundan R., Billinghurst M. and Sagar M. (2009) Facial Expression Representation Using A Quadratic Deformation Model. Tianjin, China: 6th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization (CGIV 2009), 11-14 Aug 2009. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization (CGIV 2009): 44-49. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CGIV.2009.29. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Obaid M., Mukundany R., Goeckezx R., Billinghurst M. and Seichter H. (2009) A Quadratic Deformation Model for Facial Expression Recognition. In DICTA 2009 - Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications: 264-270. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/DICTA.2009.51. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Tay C., Obaid M., Mukundan R. and Bainbridge-Smith A. (2009) Facial Expressions Using A Quadratic Deformation Model: Analysis and Synthesis. Wellington, New Zealand: Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ), 23-25 Nov 2009. In Proceedings: 50-54. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IVCNZ.2009.5378363. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Gu J., Mukundan R. and Billinghurst M. (2008) Developing Mobile Phone AR Applications Using J2ME. In 2008 23rd International Conference Image and Vision Computing New Zealand, IVCNZ http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IVCNZ.2008.4762116. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Mukundan R. (2008) A Fast Inverse Kinematics Solution for an n-link joint chain. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Mukundan R. (2008) FAST COMPUTATION OF GEOMETRIC MOMENTS AND INVARIANTS USING SCHLICK'S APPROXIMATION. International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence 22(7): 1363-1377. (Journal Article)
  • Mukundan R. (2008) Fast computation of geometric moments and invariants using schlick's approximation. International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence 22(7): 1363-1377. http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0218001408006764. (Journal Article)
  • Mukundan R. and Han C. (2008) A Fast Algorithm for Painterly Rendering on Mobile Devices. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Soh CS., Raveendran P. and Mukundan R. (2008) Mathematical models for prediction of active substance content in pharmaceutical tablets and moisture in wheat. Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems 93(1): 63-69. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemolab.2008.04.004. (Journal Article)
  • Mukundan R. (2007) A New Set of Normalized Geometric Moments Based on Schlick's Approximation. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Mukundan R. (2007) A new set of normalized geometric moments based on Schlick's approximation. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4842 LNCS(PART 2): 205-213. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Muller-Cajar R. and Mukundan R. (2007) Triangualation - A New Algorithm for Inverse Kinematics. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Nakagaki K. and Mukundan R. (2007) A Fast 4x4 Forward Discrete Tchebichef Transform Algorithm. IEEE Signal Processing Letters 14(10): 684-687. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LSP.2007.898331. (Journal Article)
  • Neshatian K., Zhang M. and Johnston M. (2007) Feature construction and dimension reduction using genetic programming. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4830 LNAI: 160-170. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Wee CY., Paramesran R. and Mukundan R. (2007) Quality Assessment of Gaussian Blurred Images Using Symmetric Geometric Moments. In Proceedings - 14th International conference on Image Analysis and Processing, ICIAP 2007: 807-812. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICIAP.2007.4362875. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Batchelor O., Mukundan R. and Green R. (2006) Incremental Voxel Colouring by Ray Traversal. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Mukundan R. (2006) Transform Coding Using Discrete Tchebichef Polynomials. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Obaid M., Mukundan R. and Bell T. (2006) Enhancement of Moment Based Painterly Rendering Using Connected Components. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Shin J., Haller M. and Mukundan R. (2006) A Stylized Cartoon Hair Renderer. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Batchelor O., Mukundan R. and Green R. (2005) Ray casting for incremental voxel colouring. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Mukundan R. (2005) Radial Tchebichef Invariants for Pattern Recognition. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Abu NA., Suryana N. and Mukundan R. (2004) Perfect Image Reconstruction Using Discrete Orthogonal Moments. In Proceedings of the Fourth IASTED International Conference on Visualization, Imaging, and Image Processing: 903-907. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Begg C. and Mukundan R. (2004) Hierarchical Matching Techniques for Automatic Image Mosaicing. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Hunt O. and Mukundan R. (2004) A Comparison of Discrete Orthogonal Basis Functions for Image Compression. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Mukundan R. (2004) A New Class of Rotational Invariants Using Discrete Orthogonal Moments. In Sixth IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing: 80-84. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Mukundan R. (2003) Improving Image Reconstruction Accuracy Using Discrete Orthonormal Moments. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems and Technology, CISST 1: 287-291. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Pang A., Mukundan R. and Shing N. (2003) Stereo Disparity Estimation in Moment Space. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Chong CW., Mukundan R. and Raveendran P. (2002) An Efficient Algorithm for Fast Computation of Pseudo-Zernike Moments. Proceedings of the Joint Conference on Information Sciences 6: 785-788. (Journal Article)
  • Mukundan R. (2002) Quaternions - From Classical Mechanics to Computer Graphics and Beyond. Malaysia: Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics - ATCM2002, 17 Dec 2002. : 97-106. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Mukundan R. and Pang A. (2002) Stereo Image Analysis - A New Approah Using Orthogonal Moment Functions. Malaysia: Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics - ATCM2002, 17 Dec 2002. : 513-522. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Mukundan R., Chong C. and Raveendran P. (2001) An efficient algorithm for fast computation of pseudo-Zernike moments. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Mukundan R., Ong S. and Lee P. (2001) Discrete vs. Continuous Orthogonal Moments in Image Analysis. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Mukundan R., Ong SH. and Lee PA. (2001) Image Analysis by Tchebichef Moments. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 10(9): 1357-1364. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/83.941859. (Journal Article)
  • Mukundan R. (2000) Computer Graphics Algorithms in Java. Kuala Lumpur: Pearson Higher Education/Prentice Hall. 275pp. (Authored Book)
  • Mukundan R., Ong S. and Lee P. (2000) Discrete Orthognal Moment Features Using Chebyshev Polynomials. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Mukundan R. (1999) Binary Vision Algorithms in Java. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Mukundan R. (1997) A Contour Integration Method for the Computation of Zernike Moments of a Binary Image. (Conference Contribution - Published)