Dr Wenshu Zhang

Dr Wenshu Zhang

Lecturer in Computer Games Development

Department: Department of Computer Science

Office/Location: Cardiff School of Technologies, Llandaff Campus

Telephone:  

Email: WZhang@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Staff Profile Overview

​Wenshu Zhang received her B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science and Technology from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, and her Ph.D. in computer animation from the National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth University, UK. She was a research fellow in Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton, UK before joining Cardiff Metropolitan University as a lecturer. 

Teaching

​CIS5012 Game Engine Development – Module Leader

CIS5013 Real-time Computer Graphics – Module Leader

CIS5014 Introduction to Level Design and Game Asset Creation – Module Leader

CIS6015 Creating Virtual Worlds on the GPU – Module Teaching Staff

Undergraduate dissertation project supervisor

Research

​1. January 2021 – Now, AI robotics for fine art creation, collaboration with Shenzhen Lingtu Innovation Technology Co., Ltd, Strategic Insight Programme (SIP) (funded by Cardiff Met RIS and Global Academies), PI, £2500

2. March 2020 – April 2020, Virtual/Augmented Reality Research and Design, collaboration with Barclays Eagle Lab Cardiff, Strategic Insight Programme (SIP) (funded by HEFW), PI, £2500

3. January 2018 – January , Does developmental plasticity influence speciation?, University of Southampton, Research Fellow in Computer Vision, funded by NERC large grant (NE/P019269/1)

4. March 2017 – July 2017, Image to 3D Avatar, collaboration with Zhejiang University, Visiting Scholar, funded by AniNex Project (EU-FP7-IRSES)

5. March 2015 – December 2016, The Dr. Inventor, National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth University, Research Assistant, funded by Activity ICT (FP7-ICT-2013.8.1)

6. April 2013 – November 2017, Hairstyle Modelling Based on A Single Image, National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth University, PhD research project

7. January 2010 – June 2013, The design and analysis of Memristor circuit, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, MSc research project

Key Publications

W. Zhang, T. Ezard, A. Searle-Barnes, A. Brombacher, O. Katsamenis and M. Nixon, "Towards Understanding Speciation By Automated Extraction And Description Of 3d Foraminifera Stacks," 2020 IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation (SSIAI), Albuquerque, NM, USA, 2020, pp. 30-33, doi: 10.1109/SSIAI49293.2020.9094611.

Cao, X., Guo, S., Lin, J., Zhang, W. and Liao, M., 2020. Online tracking of ants based on deep association metrics: method, dataset and evaluation. Pattern Recognition, p.107233.

Wenshu Zhang, Anieke Brombacher, Alex Searle-Barnes, Thomas H.G. Ezards, Mark S. Nixon, Understanding Genetic Variation by Using Automated Measurement of Shape from CT-Scanned Image Stacks, The 7th annual Tomography for Scientific Advancement (ToScA) symposium, poster session, Southampton, UK, September 12-13, 2019

Wenshu Zhang, Anieke Brombacher, Alex Searle-Barnes, Thomas H.G. Ezards, Mark S. Nixon, Understanding Genetic Variation by Using Automated Measurement of Shape, BMVA technical meeting: Visual Image Interpretation in Humans and Machines: Machines that see like us, poster session, London, UK, April 10, 2019

Anieke Brombacher, Alex Searle-Barnes, Wenshu Zhang, Paul A. Wilson, Thomas H.G. Ezards, Does Developmental Plasticity Influence Speciation? Using High-Resolution CT Scanning To Quantify Ontogenetic Trajectories In Planktonic Foraminifera Before, During And After Speciation, The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting 2018, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, November 4-7, 2018

Zhang, Wenshu. "Hairstyle modelling based on a single image." PhD diss., Bournemouth University, 2018.

Other Projects and activities

Reviewer and Programme Committee of The 34th  International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2021),  http://casa2021.ca/ 

Guest Editor, The Pattern Recognition Letters Special Issue on: Multi-view Representation Learning and Multi-modal Information Representation (MVRLMMIR), 2021, https://www.journals.elsevier.com/pattern-recognition-letters/call-for-papers/multi-view-representation-learning 

Programme Committee of The 8th International Conference on Robot Intelligence & Applications, Cardiff Metropolitan University (2020), http://rita2020.org 

Reviewer and Programme Committee of The 33rd International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2020), http://casa2020.bournemouth.ac.uk/ 

Reviewer of Multimedia Tools and Applications, since 2020

Member, British Machine Vision Association & Society for Pattern Recognition, since 2019

Member, International Association for Pattern Recognition, since 2019

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