Current Mission

A short story

I am a PhD candidate at York University, my supervisor is professor John K. Tsotsos.

My research interests include:

   . Visual Attention

   . Computer Vision

   . Image & Video Compression

I am from China, a country has a history and civilization of more than 5000 years. I received my Master degree from BUAA in China in 2006, my previous research area is computer graphic and my advisor is associate professor Aimin Hao.

I performed my industry internship in 2009 at Research In Motion, where I published a bundle of FIVE patents in North America and European, as well as one ICIP paper.

For more info, refer to my CV.

Other Interests


My Photo Albums


Academic Research

  1. CIHR training grant 2008~2009.

  2. International Student Scholarship: 2006~2009.

  3. Xun Shi, Xiang Yu and Da-ke He, “Rate-distortion Optimal Downsampling of H.264 Compressed Video Using Full-resolution Information.”, Proceeding of ICIP 2010.

  4. Xun Shi, “Towards a Comprehensive Computational Model of Visual Attention.”, Qualifying Exam, Jan 2010, York University, Canada.


A dream about to graduate as a PhD student with thousands of possibilities.

Industrial Work

  1. Internship at Research In Motion, 2009/01~2009/06, Waterloo, Canada.

  2. H.264 Transcoding (FIVE North American/European patents as first Author)

  3. Internship at Microsoft Research Asia, 2005/11~2006/04, Beijing, China.

  4. Photoshop plug-in: Lazy Snap (an Image Segmentation)

Xun Shi   (史逊)

Contact info:


    CSEB 3002 - 4700 Keele St.

    Toronto, ON, Canada

    M3J 1P3

Email: shixun at

Towards mission:

  1. Lab and Research

  2. Course

  3. Teaching Assistant

  4. Industrial Practice

  5. Lab of Active and Attentive Vision