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Dr Xianfang Sun

Dr Xianfang Sun

Name: Xianfang Sun


Lecturer at Cardiff


Telephone: +44 (0) 29 20879355


Current interests

Graphics, image processing, computer vision, and pattern recognition. Seek to apply advanced control theory and methodology in visual computing.

Example Research Title:

Automatic Bas-relief Generation From 3D models or images to Bas-reliefs Application Area: Coin and souvenir manufacturing, architecture sculpture, advertisement and art package.


Surface height compression techniques to generate bas-reliefs with hi-fidelity 3D impression from 3D models. Shape-from-shading techniques to produce surface shape from images. Combination of shapefrom-shading and surface height compression techniques to generate bas-reliefs directly from images.

Looking for Commercial Partners:

To support software development, sample sculpting, and final product commercialisation.