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Dr Gary Tam

Senior Lecturer, Computer Science

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 513383

Email address

Research Links

Office - 218
Second Floor
Computational Foundry
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Gary K.L. Tam received his B.Eng. (first class honors), M.Phil., Ph.D. degrees and PGCtHE (HEA fellow) from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong, Durham University and Swansea University respectively. In 2004, he worked as an instructor at the City University of Hong Kong. In 2009, he worked as a research associate at the Department of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University. He joined the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University, since 2012. He is now a senior lecturer, and is working collaboratively in the Visual Computing Group and the RIVIC.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Visual Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • Digital Geometry Processing
  • Pattern Recognition and Vision
  • Multi-dimensional Data Analysis
  • Information Retrieval and Indexing

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Gary teaches the following courses:
Database Systems
Software Concepts and Efficiency
Year Abroad (Computer Science)

Research

Gary's research interests include:

• Visual Analytics
• Machine Learning
• Digital Geometry Processing
• Pattern Recognition and Vision
• Multi-dimensional Data Analysis
• Information Retrieval and Indexing

He has broad interests in developing and applying graphics, visualization, vision, optimization and machine learning techniques to multi-dimensional data analysis. This data includes, but not limited to, collection of 2D images, 3D face image sequences, 3D motion capture data, 3D models with rigid / non-rigid deformation, and 4D geometry sequences.

Award Highlights

2019 ICCM Distinguished Paper Award - Paper “An Efficient Approach to Correspondences between Multiple Non-Rigid Parts"
2018 Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award, Swansea University
2017 Best Paper Award - Paper “An analysis of machine- and human-analytics in classification"
2017 Indicator of Esteem - Paper "Registration of 3D Point Clouds and Meshes: A Survey from Rigid to Nonrigid" ranked top 1% (published between 2010 to 2014), in the category Computer Science Software Engineering.
2017 Nomination for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award, Swansea University
2016 Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Collaborations

Prof Xianghua Xie, Swansea University
Prof Rynson W.H. Lau, City University of Hong Kong
Dr Yukun Lai, Cardiff University
Prof Min Chen, Oxford University
Dr Gwenno Ffrancon, Academi Hywel Teifi
Dr Rita Borgo, KCL
Prof Paul Rosin, Cardiff University