Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Senior Lecturer



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Tae-Kyun (T-K) Kim is Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) and the leader of Computer Vision and Learning Lab at Imperial College London, UK, since Nov 2010. He obtained his PhD from Univ. of Cambridge in 2008 and Junior Research Fellowship (governing body) of Sidney Sussex College, Univ. of Cambridge for 2007-2010. His research interests primarily lie in tree-structured classifiers for: articulated hand pose estimation, face analysis and recognition by image sets and videos, 6D object pose estimation, active robot vision, activity recognition, which lead to novel active and interactive visual sensing. He has co-authored over 50 academic papers in top-tier conferences and journals in the field, and has co-organised HANDS workshops (at CVPR15/CVPR16/ICCV17), and Object Pose workshops (at ICCV15/ECCV16/ICCV17). He is the general chair of BMVC17 in London, and is Associate Editor of Image and Vision Computing Journal, and IPSJ Trans. on Computer Vision and Applications. He received KUKA best robotics paper award at ICRA 2014, and 2016 best paper award by the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, and his co-authored algorithm for face image retrieval is an international standard of MPEG-7 ISO/IEC.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Kim T-K, Kittler J, 2005, Locally Linear Discriminant Analysis for Multi-modally Distributed Classes for Face Recognition with a Single Model Image, Ieee Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (tpami), Vol:27, Pages:318-327

Kim T-K, Kittler J, Cipolla R, 2007, Discriminative Learning and Recognition of Image Set Classes Using Canonical Correlations, Ieee Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (tpami), Vol:29

Kim T-K, Cipolla R, 2009, Canonical Correlation Analysis of Video Volume Tensors for Action Categorization and Detection, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Vol:31, ISSN:0162-8828, Pages:1415-1428

Kim T-K, Kittler J, Cipolla R, 2010, On-line Learning of Mutually Orthogonal Subspaces for Face Recognition by Image Sets, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol:19, ISSN:1057-7149, Pages:1067-1074

Kim T-K, Stenger B, Kittler J, et al., 2011, Incremental Linear Discriminant Analysis Using Sufficient Spanning Sets and Its Applications, International Journal of Computer Vision, Vol:91, ISSN:0920-5691, Pages:216-232

Kim T-K, Budvytis I, Cipolla R, 2012, Making a Shallow Network Deep: Conversion of a Boosting Classifier into a Decision Tree by Boolean Optimisation, International Journal of Computer Vision, Vol:100, ISSN:0920-5691, Pages:203-215

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