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Associate Professor Douglas Chai

Associate Dean

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5874, Email: d.chai@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO5.229
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5874
Email: d.chai@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO5.229  

 

Douglas Chai completed the BE(Hons) and PhD degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Western Australia, Australia, in 1994 and 1999, respectively. He is currently the Associate Dean (Academic) with the School of Engineering at Edith Cowan University, Australia. His research interests include image analysis, pattern recognition, computer vision, barcode technology and document imaging. He has published over 80 technical papers, and received over 3,900 citations according to Google Scholar. He was an associate editor of the Australian Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (AJEEE) in 2014-2017. Associate Professor Chai is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He has served in various IEEE committees for over 19 years, including chairmanship of IEEE Western Australia Section (in 2003-2004, 2007-2008) and the IEEE Signal Processing Western Australia Chapter (in 2005-2006, 2008, 2011-2013, 2018-2019).

Research Areas and Interests

  • Image Processing and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Vision
  • Visual Communications

Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Western Australia.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Enhanced Tele-operation for improved control of Autonomous Field Robots in Challenging Environments,  Defence Science and Technology Group of the Department of Defence,  Industry Engagement Scholarship to support PhD projects,  2019 - 2023,  $35,000.
  • Human Resource Development Universities of Engineering Science and Technology Pakistan's (UESTPs/UETs),  The Higher Education Commission,Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,  HEC Scholarship,  2018 - 2022,  $76,000.
  • Forensic Examination of Document Image Analysis,  The Higher Education Commission,Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,  HEC Scholarship,  2018 - 2022,  $76,000.
  • Image recognition of fruits and vegetables for supermarket point of sale systems,  The Higher Education Commission,Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,  HEC Scholarship,  2017 - 2021,  $76,000.
  • Exploring the State of the Art in Ground Vehicle Leader-Follower Technologies ,  Defence Science and Technology Group of the Department of Defence,  Grant,  2019,  $114,356.
  • Advanced Capture, Analysis and Compression of Facial Images,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Discovery Projects,  2003 - 2006,  $213,462.
  • A Skin Detection Micro-Sensor for Face Identification using Color and Stereo Information,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Discovery Projects,  2004 - 2006,  $4,384.
  • Visual information processing,  Edith Cowan University,  Scholarship - Post Doctoral,  1999 - 2003,  $99,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Helessage Caldera, S., Rassau, A., Chai, D., (2018), Review of deep learning methods in robotic grasp detection. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 2(3), 24p., MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/mti2030057.
  • Van Der Westhuizen, Y., Chai, D., (2018), 3D dynamic barcode. Electronics Letters, 54(17), 1024-1026, IET, DOI: 10.1049/el.2017.4385.
  • Hameed, K., Chai, D., Rassau, A., (2018), A comprehensive review of fruit and vegetable classification techniques. Image and Vision Computing, 80(n/a), 24-44, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.imavis.2018.09.016.
  • Alomran, M., Chai, D., (2018), Automatic scoring system for multiple choice test with quick feedback. International Journal of Information and Education Technology, 8(8), 538-545, DOI: 10.18178/ijiet.2018.8.8.1096.

Conference Publications

  • Chai, D., Zuo, Y., (2019), Extraction, segmentation and recognition of vehicle’s license plate numbers. Future of Information and Communications Conference (FICC’2018), 724-732, online, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-03405-4_52.
  • Chai, D., Zuo, Y., (2019), Extraction, segmentation and recognition of vehicle’s license plate numbers. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 887, , 724-732, Springer Verlag, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-03405-4_52.
  • Helessage Caldera, S., Rassau, A., Chai, D., (2018), Robotic grasp pose detection using deep learning. 2018 15th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV), 1966-1972, online, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/ICARCV.2018.8581091.
  • Alomran, M., Chai, D., (2017), Feature-based panoramic image stitching. 14th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV), 2016, Article no. 7838721, IEEE Inc., DOI: 10.1109/ICARCV.2016.7838721.
  • Chai, D., (2016), Automated Marking of Printed Multiple Choice Answer Sheets. Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE), 145-149, Red Hook, USA, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., DOI: 10.1109/TALE.2016.7851785.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A HIGH DATA CAPACITY BARCODE FOR MOBILE PHONES
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  ADAPTIVE OPTICS ABERRORMETER AND WAVEFRONT CORRECTOR USING A TWISTED-NEMATIC LIQUID-CRYSTAL ON SILICON CHIP
  • Master of Engineering Science,  AUTOMATED OPTICAL MARK RECOGNITION SCORING SYSTEM FOR MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF HIGH SPEED OPTICAL CORRELATORS FOR MULTIWAVELENGTH OPTICAL HEADER RECOGNITION AND OPTICAL CODE DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS
  • Master of Engineering Science,  LEARNING TO GRASP IN UNSTRUCTURED ENVIRONMENTS WITH DEEP CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORKS USING A BAXTER RESEARCH ROBOT

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  2D BARCODES FOR MOBILE DEVICES.
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