, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 301-307
Date: 14 Aug 2006

Geometric Analysis of Particle Motion in a Vector Image Field

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Abstract

This paper proposes a geometrical model for the Particle Motion in a Vector Image Field (PMVIF) method. The model introduces a c-evolute to approximate the edge curve in the gray-level image. The c-evolute concept has three major novelties: (1) The locus of Particle Motion in a Vector Image Field (PMVIF) is a c-evolute of image edge curve; (2) A geometrical interpretation is given to the setting of the parameters for the method based on the PMVIF; (3) The gap between the image edge’s critical property and the particle motion equations appeared in PMVIF is padded. Our experimental simulation based on the image gradient field is simple in computing and robust, and can perform well even in situations where high curvature exists.

Chenggang Lu received his Bachelor of Science and PhD degrees from Zhejiang University in 1996 and 2003, respectively. Since 2003, he has been with VIA Software (Hang Zhou), Inc. and Huawei Technology, Inc. His research interests include image processing, acoustic signaling processing, and communication engineering.
Zheru Chi received his BEng and MEng degrees from Zhejiang University in 1982 and 1985 respectively, and his PhD degree from the University of Sydney in March 1994, all in electrical engineering. Between 1985 and 1989, he was on the Faculty of the Department of Scientific Instruments at Zhejiang University. He worked as a Senior Research Assistant/Research Fellow in the Laboratory for Imaging Science and Engineering at the University of Sydney from April 1993 to January 1995. Since February 1995, he has been with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering. Since 1997, he has served on the organization or program committees for a number of international conferences. His research interests include image processing, pattern recognition, and computational intelligence. Dr. Chi has authored/co-authored one book and nine book chapters, and published more than 140 technical papers.
Gang Chen received his Bachelor of Science degree from Anqing Teachers College in 1983 and his PhD degree in the Department of Applied Mathematics at Zhejiang University in 1994. Between 1994 and 1996, he was a postdoctoral researcher in electrical engineering at Zhejiang University. From 1997 to 1999, he was a visiting researcher in the Institute of Mathematics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Since 2001, he has been a Professor at Zhejiang University. He has been the Director of the Institute of DSP and Software Techniques at Ningbo University since 2002. His research interests include applied mathematics, image processing, fractal geometry, wavelet analysis and computer graphics. Prof. Chen has co-authored one book, co-edited five technical proceedings and published more than 80 technical papers.
(David) Dagan Feng received his ME in Electrical Engineering & Computing Science (EECS) from Shanghai JiaoTong University in 1982, MSc in Biocybernetics and Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1985 and 1988 respectively. After briefly working as Assistant Professor at the University of California, Riverside, he joined the University of Sydney at the end of 1988, as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, Professor and Head of Department of Computer Science/School of Information Technologies, and Associate Dean of Faculty of Science. He is Chair-Professor of Information Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Honorary Research Consultant, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, the largest hospital in Australia; Advisory Professor, Shanghai JiaoTong University; Guest Professor, Northwestern Polytechnic University, Northeastern University and Tsinghua University. His research area is Biomedical & Multimedia Information Technology (BMIT). He is the Founder and Director of the BMIT Research Group. He has published over 400 scholarly research papers, pioneered several new research directions, made a number of landmark contributions in his field with significant scientific impact and social benefit, and received the Crump Prize for Excellence in Medical Engineering from USA. More importantly, however, is that many of his research results have been translated into solutions to real-life problems and have made tremendous improvements to the quality of life worldwide. He is a Fellow of ACS, HKIE, IEE, IEEE, and ATSE, Special Area Editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, and is the current Chairman of IFAC-TC-BIOMED.