Minchen Wei obtained his Bachelor degree from Fudan University in 2009. In Aug 2011 and Dec 2015, he earned his Master of Science and PhD degrees in Architectural Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. He joined PolyU in Oct 2015 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2020. His research mainly focuses on fundamental color science, color management and application for imaging systems (e.g., display, camera, AR/VR/MR), and illuminating engineering. His work has been supported by the Research Grant Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Hong Kong Policy Innovation and Coordination Office, and Hong Kong SAR Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD), and various industry partners (i.e., Facebook, Huawei, DJI, WSP, OPPLE, etc). Dr Wei is currently the Vice Chairman of CIE (HK), and national representative in CIE Division 1 and 8.
The Color and Illumination Laboratory is looking for excellent PhD students, Postdocs, and Research Associates/Assistants. Please send your CV to Dr Wei directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selected External Research Grants as PI
o 2020-2021 Projected funded by Hong Kong SAR Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD): Provision of Engineering Analysis for Outdoor Lighting System (PI). HK$ 880,000.
o 2020-2022 Project funded by HUAWEI (China)
o 2020-2021 Project funded by DJI (China).
o 2020-2021 Project funded by HUAWEI (China).
o 2020-2020 Project funded by Facebook (USA).
o 2020-2023 National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) – General Program: Two-step Chromatic Adaptation Transform for Quantifying the Effects of Adapting Chromaticities, Luminance, and Medium (PI). RMB 630,000.
o 2020-2022 Hong Kong Research Grant Council – General Research Fund (GRF): Characterizing Light Source Color Rendition and Object Color Appearance Across a Wide Range of Light Levels (PI). HK$ 673,470.
o 2019-2021 Hong Kong Research Grant Council – General Research Fund (GRF): Investigation of Perception Under Off-Planckian Light Sources Used for General Illumination (PI). HK$ 632,421.
o 2019-2020 Project funded by OPPLE Lighting: Investigating Optimal Luminous Environment for Different Lighting Applications (PI).
o 2019-2020 Project funded by Hong Kong Environment Bureau and WSP: Illumination Level, Measurement Methodology Selection, and Assessment at Selected Areas in Hong Kong (PI).
o 2019 Harbin Institute of Technology Collaborative Research Project.
o 2018-2019 Hong Kong Policy Innovation and Coordination Office – Public Policy Research (PPR): The Possibility of Reducing Illuminance Level by Using LED Lighting Products with High CRI for Energy Reduction in Green Buildings (PI). HK$ 306,691.
o 2018-2020 National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) – Young Scientists Fund: Characterization of Whiteness Appearance for Surface Colors (PI). RMB$ 210,000.
o 2017-2019 Hong Kong Research Grant Council – General Research Fund/Early Career Scheme (GRF/ECS): Development of A Metric for Characterizing Light Source Whiteness Rendition for Architectural Lighting (PI). HK$ 618,470.
o 2016-2017 Project funded by WSP: Evaluation of Light Nuisance in Causeway Bay Hong Kong (PI).
The International Commission on Illumination (CIE)
o National representative, Division 1 Color and Vision (2016-current)
o National representative, Division 8 Image Technology (2019-current)
o Chair, TC1-95 The Validity of the CIE Whiteness and Tint Equations (2015-current)
o Chair, JTC16 (D1/D8) The Validity of the Chromatic Adaptation Transforms (2018-current)
o Member, TC1-76 Unique Hue Data (2018-current)
o Member, TC4-58 Obtrusive Light from Colorful and Dynamic Lighting and Its Limitation (2018-current)
o Member, TC1-80 Methods for Psychophysical Studies for Brightness Judgements (2012-2015)
o Member, TC1-90 Color Fidelity Index (2013-2017)
o Member, TC1-91 New Methods for Evaluating the Color Quality of White-Light Sources (2012-current)
o Member, JTC10 (D1/D8) A New Color Appearance Model for Color Management Systems: CIECAM16 (2017-current)
The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
o Member, Color Committee (2016-current)
o Member, Color Metric Task Group (2013-2016)
o Advisory Member, Daylight Metrics Committee (2016-current)
o Conference Chair, The 5th CIE Expert Symposium on Color and Visual Appearance (2020)
o Chair Workshop Sessions, Color and Imaging Conference (2020)
o Member, Program Committee, IS&T London Imaging Meeting (2020)
o Session Chair, Color and Imaging Conference (2019)
o Member, Program Committee, China International Forum on Solid State Lighting (2019).
o Research Method Workshop Convener, CIE 2019.
o Member, International Organizing Committee, International Forum on Automotive Lighting (IFAL) (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
o Member, Paper Review Committee, Color and Imaging Conference (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
o Session Chair, CIE 2017 Midterm Meeting (2017)
o Session Chair, 2016 International Forum on Automotive Lighting (IFAL) (2016)