Second Place in 2014 IEEE Signal Processing Cup
Image Restoration and Super-resolution for Electron Microscopic Imaging
Kai-Wen Liang, Yen-Chen Wu, Guan-Lin Chao, Kuan-Hao Huang, Shao-Hua Sun, Ming-Jen Yang, Po-Wen Hsiao, Ti-Fen Pan, Yi-Ching Chiu, Wei-Chih Tu, Shao-Yi Chien
We propose an example-based electron microscopic (EM) image reconstruction framework to denoise and super-resolve real-world 3D protein structures. By exploiting prior information from the Protein Data Bank, we masked the input data using TOMOBFLOW to subtract the background. We then matched the foreground patches with the prior images by using a Nearest-neighbor algorithm and replaced them with the corresponding prior images. Finally we obtained high-resolution denoised images.
IEEE Signal Processing Cup is a competition for undergraduate students to solve real-world problems using signal processing techniques and methods. Our team NtUeLsA proposed an example-based electron microscopic (EM) image reconstruction framework to denoise and super-resolve real-world 3D protein structures. We were in the final 3, out of 95 teams worldwide, selected to participate in the final round in the Signal Processing Cup at the IEEE 2014 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2014) in Florence, Italy. I gave a 10-min presentation and answered questions for signal processing experts from the IEEE Bio Imaging and Signal Processing Technical Committee and MathWorks. Our team won Second Place.
Silver Medal Award and Outstanding Paper Award in 2013 InnovateAsia FPGA Workshop and Design Contest
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Interactive Dance Coach System on Altera FPGA
Hsin-Yu Lai, Guan-Lin Chao, Meng-Ting Zhong, Shao-Yi Chien
We develop a dance coaching system, called iCoach, featuring a “virtual dance coach,” for multiple novice users to learn dancing with real-time feedback on their performance. The system is implemented in Verilog on an Altera DE2-115 FPGA board.
Our team developed an FPGA-based interactive dance coaching system, called iCoach, and participated in the 2013 Altera InnovateAsia FPGA Workshop and Design Contest. In the final round held in Nanjing, China, I gave a 10-minute oral presentation and 15-minute demonstration to 100+ professors and judges. Our team won Silver Medal Award and Outstanding Paper Award among 250+ undergraduate/graduate teams from China, Taiwan and the UK.