My name is Yuan Tian, I am a PhD candidate of Computer Science supervised by Dr. Balakrishnan Prabhakaran and Dr. Xiaohu Guo at University of Texas at Dallas. I joined UTD in 2011 after receiving M.S. from University of Science and Technology of China. My research interests include Tele-immersion, Virtual/Mixed Reality, Haptic Rendering, Machine Learning, Physics Simulation, and High Performance Computing. One of the main research I have been involved in as a key member is highlighted at Science360, an NSF news and video portal: "REMOTE IMMERSIVE TELEREHABILITATION".

Email: yuan.tian1 "at" utdallas.edu


Updates

[Update 10/2017] I successfully defense my dissertation: "Haptic Rendering in 3D Immersive Environments"
[Update 10/2017] Our paper "H-TIME: Haptic-enabled Tele-Immersive Musculoskeletal Examination" is awarded as the Best Student Paper in ACM MM 2017
[Update 10/2017] On Oct. 24, together with Dr. Thiru Annaswamy, I made the oral presentation of H-TIME paper in ACM MM 2017
[Update 08/2017] The research of remote rehabilitation has been featured on Science360, an NSF news and video portal: "REMOTE IMMERSIVE TELEREHABILITATION"
[Update 08/2017] My Turing celebration experience is featured on ECS news: "UT Dallas CS Students Share their Summer Adventures Including Winning Hackthons and Being Invited to Attend Prestigious ACM Conferences"
[Update 07/2017] I finished my dissertation proposal: "Haptic Rendering in 3D Immersive Environment"
[Update 06/2017] My colleague Shanthi helped me make the oral presentation in MMsys 2017.
[Update 06/2017] I am honored and humbled to be selected to receive the student conference scholarship from SIGMM to attend the ACM 50th Celebration of the Turing Award 50, 2017.
[Update 06/2017] I am on Enews Spring 2017 Top Billing~ Top billing on Enews Spring 2017 of Eric Jonsson School [Update 02/2017] I am hornored to attend the "Arc of Science Research to Results" at Capital Hill. Our team leaded by Dr. Balakrishnan Prabhakaran has shared the remote physical therapy work with the congress and senate members: Prof Shares Research at Capitol Hill.
[Update 01/2016] I worked as a intern software engineer in Virtroid LLC, Santa Clara.
[Update 07/2015] I worked as a intern engineer in Tuhua Tech, Hangzhou, China.
[Update 2015] As a key member, I am very glad that Tele-Rehabilitation project is published on 2015 NSF News "Veterans will be first to try cyber physical therapy".

Paper

Yuan Tian, Suraj Raghuraman, Thiru Annaswamy, Aleksander Borresen, Klara Nahrstedt, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, "H-TIME: Haptic-enabled Tele-Immersive Musculoskeletal Examination", in ACM MM 2017 (accpetance rate: 7.5%, Best Student Paper). Yuan Tian, Chao Li, Xiaohu Guo, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, "Real Time Stable Haptic Rendering of 3D Deformable Streaming Surface" , Proceedings of the 8th ACM on Multimedia Systems Conference. ACM, 2017.
Yuan Tian, Yin Yang, Xiaohu Guo, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, "Stable Haptic Interaction Based on Adaptive Hierarchical Shape Matching" , in Computational Visual Media, 2015.

Yuan Tian, Yin Yang, Xiaohu Guo, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, "Adaptive hierarchical shape matching" , to appear in PG (short paper), 2015, Beijing.

Karthik Venkatraman, Yuan Tian, Suraj Raghuraman, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, Nhut Nguyen, "MMT+AR: Architecture for enabling Collaborative Augmented Reality using ISOs MPEG Media Transport" , in ACM Multimedia Systems 2015 Conference (MMSys 2015), Portland, USA.

Shanthi Vellingiri, Yuan Tian, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, "A real time, distributed system with haptic interfaces for fine motor skill rehabilitation and its quality of experience" , in Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games (HAVE), 2014, Dallas.

Yuan Tian, Yin Yang, Xiaohu Guo, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, "Haptic Simulation of Needle-tissue Interaction Based on Shape Matching" , in Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games (HAVE), 2014, Dallas.

Karthik Venkatraman, Suraj Raghuraman, Yuan Tian, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, Klara Nahrstedt, Thiru Annaswamy Quantifying and Improving User Quality of Experience in Immersive Tele-Rehabilitation IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, Taichung, Taiwan, 2014.

Yuan Tian, Suraj Raghuraman, Yin Yang, Xiaohu Guo, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, "3D Immersive Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Trainer"(Demo Paper), in ACM Multimedia Conference (MM 2014), Orlando, USA, November 2014.

Karthik Venkatraman, Yuan Tian, Xiaohu Guo, Thiru Annaswamy, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, "Tele-Rehabilitation with a 3D augmented virtual reality and haptic devices", NextMed / MMVR21 Conference, Manhattan Beach, California, February 19 - 22, 2014 (Poster).

Yuan Tian, Yin Yang, Xiaohu Guo, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, "Haptic-Enabled Interactive Rendering of Deformable Objects based on Shape Matching", in Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games (HAVE), Istanbul, 2013.

Yuan Tian, Yin Yang, Xiaohu Guo, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, "A Multigrid Approach for Bandwidth and Display Resolution Aware Streaming of 3D Deformations"(Short Paper), MM '13 Proceedings of the 21st ACM international conference on Multimedia.

Previous Paper

Yuan Tian, Chunjiang Zhao, Shenglian Lu and Xinyu Guo, "Advances in appearance modeling and photorealistic rendering of plant leaf", Journal of Image and Graphics, 2012,17(5):613-620 (in Chinese)

Yuan Tian, Chunjiang Zhao, Shenglian Lu and Xinyu Guo, "Multiple Classifier Combination for Recognition of Wheat Leaf Diseases", Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing special issue, Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, Vol. 17, No.5, pp. 519-529, 2011.

Yuan Tian, Chunjiang Zhao, Shenglian Lu and Xinyu Guo, "SVM-based Multiple Classifier System for Recognition of Wheat Leaf Diseases", the Fourth Conference on Dependable Computing (CDC 2010), Yichang, China, November 20-22, 2010, pp.189-193.

Yuan Tian, Chunjiang Zhao, Shenglian Lu and Xinyu Guo, "Separating Pigment Components of Leaf Color Image Using FastICA", International Conference on Intelligent Computing (ICIC 2010), Changsha, China, Aug 2010, LNCS 6215, pp. 430-437.

Patent: ZL 201020169191.1 An Outdoor Device for Plant Image Acquisition (Accepted, China) 1/5