Dr Minsi Chen

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Position: Lecturer in Computer Games Programming and Graphics

College: College of Engineering and Technology

Department: Electronics, Computing and Mathematics

Research Centre: Distributed and Intelligent Systems Centre for Research and Technology Transfer

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I am a Lecturer in Computer Graphics and a Principal Researcher within the DISYS Research Centre. My research interests and expertise are real-time rendering, data visualisation and augmented reality.

Teaching responsibilities

  • 5CC509 Graphics I
  • 5CC510 Graphics II
  • 6CC500 Game Development
  • 6CC507 Game Behaviour

Research interests

  • Applications of augmented and virtual reality in medicine and healthcare
  • Collaborative learning in AR and VR
  • Computational Biology
  • Simulation and visualisation
  • Serious games
  • Real-time rendering

While at the University of Oxford, I was employed as a Research Scientist on an NIHR-funded programming focusing on the development of surgical skills using virtual reality based systems. I also explored the use of augmented reality based techniques for measuring knee joint kinematics in vivio which has been applied clinically for post-operative assessment. My interdisciplinary work also involved the development of a computational model of articular cartilages for simulating the disease progression in arthritic patients.

Membership of professional bodies

  • MBCS


Undergraduate qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science, University of East Anglia (2000)

Research qualifications

  • MSc by Research Computer Science, University of East Anglia (2002)
  • PhD on Augmented reality based surgical navigation, University of East Anglia (2007)

Recent publications

Journal articles:

  • Rudy J. Lapeer, Samuel J. Jeffrey, Josh T. Dao, Gerardo G. Garcia, Minsi Chen, Steve M. Shickell, Roger S. Rowland and Carl M. Philpott. Using a passive coordinate measurement arm for motion tracking of a rigid endoscope for augmented-reality image-guided surgery. International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, DOI: 10.1002/rcs.1513, 2013.


  • CP Brown, M-A Houle, M Chen, A Price, F Légaré, HS Gill. Damage initiation and progression in the cartilage surface probed by nonlinear optical microscopy. Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials, vol 5, no. 1, pages 62-70, 2012.


  • Rudy Lapeer, Min Si Chen, Gerardo Gonzalez, Alf Linney and Ghassan Alusi. Image Enhanced Surgical Navigation for  Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: Evaluating Calibration, Registration and Tracking. International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, vol 4, page 32-45, 2008.


Conference articles:


  • Ovidiu Bagdasar and Minsi Chen. A Horadam-base Pseudo Number Generator. UKSim 16th International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation. Cambridge, UK, 2014.


  • Andrew Monk, Minsi Chen, Stephen Mellon, Christopher Gibbons, David Beard, Harinderjit Gill and David Murray. Measurement of in-vivo patella kinematics using motion analysis and ultrasound (MAUS). IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, 2013.


  • Marie-Andrée Houle, Cameron P. Brown, Konstantin Popov, Mischa Nicklaus,Andreas Ruediger, Minsi Chen, Andrew J. Price, Lora Ramunno, H. S. Gill, andFrançois Légaré. Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) microscopy of articular cartilage to image osteoarthritis. Frontiers in Optics. New York, United States, 2012


  • Cameron Brown, Marie-Andre Houle, Minsi Chen, Andrew Price, Francois Legare and Harinderjit S Gill. The Rold of Mechanics in the Progression of Collagen Meshwork Disruption in Osteoarthritis, ISB 2011, Brussels, 2011.


  • Andrew P Monk, David J Simpson, Minsi Chen, Stephen J Mellon, Max Gibbons, David J Beard, Harinderjit Gill, David W Murray. A Novel In Vivo Technique to Measure Patella Tracking Follow Total Knee Replacement. 2011 AAOS Annual Meeting, 2011.


  • Andrew Monk, George Grammatopoulos, Minsi Chen, Max Gibbons, David Beard, Harinderjit Gill and David Murray. Evolved for hip arthritis?. 12th EFFORT Congress, 2011.


  • M Chen, H.S. Gill, S. J. Mellon, A. P. Monk, D. W. Murray and D. J. Simpson. A validation study on tracking patellar movement using tracked ultrasound probes. Bioengineering 09, Oxford, UK, 2009.


  • Rudy Lapeer, Min Si Chen, Gerardo Gonzalez. A Brief Account on 3D Image Enhanced Surgical Navigation (IESN)”, In Conference Proceedings of Knowledge Transfer Through Partnership: Delivering Innovation in Healthcare, Brighton, page 25-29, 2008


  • M. S. Chen, G. Gonzales and R.J. Lapeer, Intra-operative Registration for Image Enhanced Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Using Photo-consistency. Proceedings of Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference – MMVR15, page 67-72, 2007.


  • M. S. Chen, R. J. Lapeer, and R. Rowland. Real-time Rendering of Radially Distorted Virtual Scenes for Endoscopic Image Augmentation. Proceedings of  Medicine Meets Virtual Reality conference - MMVR13, pages 87–89, 2005.


  • R. J. Lapeer, M. S. Chen, and J. Villagrana. An Augmented Reality Based Simulation of Obstetrics Forceps Delivery. Proceedings of the International symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality - ISMAR, pages 274–275, 2004.


  • R. J. Lapeer, M. S. Chen, and J. Villagrana. Simulating Obstetric Forceps Delivery in an Augmented Environment. Proceedings of AMI/ARCS sattelite workshop of MICCAI, pages 1–10, 2004.


  • R. J. Lapeer, R. Rowland, and M. S. Chen. PC-based Volume Rendering for Medical Visualisation and Augmented Reality based Surgical Navigation. Proceedings of MediViz/IV conference, pages 62–72, 2004.


  • M. S. Chen, A. M. Day, Integrating Displacement Mapping with Subdivision Surfaces, EGUK, page 105,  The 20 th Eurographics UK Conference,  2002.

Additional interests and activities

Free Radical Design Ltd: Haze, Star Wars Battlefront III

Research posts

  • University of Oxford: Surgical skill development using vritual reality. December 2008 - January 2012;
  • University of Oxford: In-vivo measurement of patella kinematics. December 2008 - January 2012;
  • University of East Anglia: Augmented reality based surgical navigation. September 2002 - January 2007;
  • University of East Anglia: Free-form surface modelling using subdivision paradigm. September 2000 - June 2002.


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