Gaze estimation is a task of estimation where the people look from the input eye/face image. It is mainly about computer vision and machine learning techniques. Specifically, I am interested in gaze estimation with webcams and AR/VR. I have been working in this research area since 2013 and achieved a few milestones.
My next five years (2022-2027) research plan is to develop a talking virtual avatar that can act like a human being. To achieve the goal, we need to accurately observe human behavior to be able to model it. Therefore, I am expanding my research on face, hand, and body estimation.
My next ten years (2022 - 2032) research plan is to develop computer vision and machine learning tools for research related to biology, healthcare, and medical research. As the starting point, I am working on biomechanical prior human pose estimation for clinical applications, medical image processing, and vital sign estimation.