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Dr Kia C. Ng 黃嘉聰
BSc(Hons), PhD, FBCS, FIoD, FRSA, CITP, CEng, CSci
Senior Lecturer in Computing & Music, and
Director of ICSRiM

Kia is a senior lecturer at the University of Leeds where he is director and co-founder of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Research in Music (ICSRiM).

Kia involves in several research domains relating to 2D and 3D imaging, multimodal analysis, gestural interfaces, interactive multimedia, digital preservation, computer vision and computer music, in collaboration with many European and international organisations and individuals in the field. Large-scale projects include i-Maestro on
technology-enhanced learning (Coordinator), CASPAR on digital preservation and AXMEDIS on cross-media (Principle Investigator) with over 20M Euro research funding.

He has also worked on automated recognition and restoration of printed and handwritten music manuscripts, paper texture and watermark analysis. His Music via Motion (MvM) system allows users real-time control of musical sound using their physical movement.

Kia has more than 200 publications and presented talks in over 33 countries including keynotes and invited lectures in Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, UK, and USA. He has appeared on television and radio interviews such as BBC, Sky, and has been featured in the New York Times, Guardian, Financial Times, Sound on Sound, Photonics Spectra and others.

Kia has also organised over 18 international events including conferences, exhibitions and a convention and he is current chair of EVA London conference series - one of London's most innovative and interdisciplinary conferences in the field of digital visualisation.



Interdisciplinary projects include:

Research Assistants/Officers/Fellows & post-doc, past & present, include:

Research postgraduate, past & present, include:

Learning and Teaching duties include:

Other duties include:

Kia plays the violin (A painting of Kia plays the violin a painting by Toya Lim), and enjoys listening to classical music and operas.