Kaida Xiao

Kaida Xiao


I received my PhD from Colour and Imaging Institute, the University of Derby, working in Colour Appearance Modelling with Professor Ronnier Luo. Between 2015-2018, I was a Senior Researcher in the Computing and Intellengence LAB, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology in South Korea, to develop image immersive enhancement methods for UDTV. I am back to UK in 2018 and worked for Tru-Colour Ltd., a spin-off company of University of Liverpool, for visual display calibration to solve common colour mismatch problem for on-line shopping. In 2010, I joined  School of Clinical Dentistry, the University of Sheffield, where I was first appointed as a Post -Doctoral Research Associate and later promoted as a University Research Fellow. I worked on a Wellcome Trust granted project that was concerned with development of a fully automated way of manufacturing soft tissue prostheses using 3D colour printing with Professor Julian Yate and Professor Richard van Noort. The project was further developed and funded by EPSRC. I worked as a research co-invetigator and research fellow in Department Psychological Science, the University of Liverpool between 2013 to 2016, with Professor Sophie Wuerger. I joined School of Design, the University of Leeds in 2016 as a University Academic Fellow in Affactive Design Technology and a Visiting Professor in the University of Science and Technology Liaoning, China.

In 2015, I organised and chaired a workshop, Colour Image Reproduction for 3D Printing at the CIE 2015 Session in Manchester, UK. In 2015, I organised and chaired a workshop in Skin colour measurement and application in IS&T 25th Color and Imaging conference to bridge the gap between skin colour measurement and their medical applications. In 2016, I gave an invited talk in Color Science for 3D Printing workshop in IS&T 26th Color and Imaging conference. In 2018, I gave a keynote speech in 3D colour printing in the 9th China Academic Conference on Printing and Packaging. I become member of Editorial board for peer review journals, Color Research and Application since 2017 and Digital Printing since 2019.

I am actively involved in the development of international standards for CIE (International Commission on Illumination) and ICC (International Color Consortium). I am the national representative for Great Britain to CIE Division 8 Image Technology. I has been appointed as Technical Committee chair for CIE TC 1-92 Skin Colour Database,CIE TC 8-17 Methods for evaluating Colour Difference between 3D Colour Objects and Co-Chair for JTC 16, Validity of Chromatic Adaptation. I am also the project coordinator for ICC medical imaging working group for project Imaging and reproduction of skin.

Research interests

My research interests are related to 3D colour image reproduction,3D colour printing3D printing facial prosthesesmedical image capture and analysis, colour appearance modelling and image quality enhancement.

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  • PhD in Colour Science

Professional memberships

  • CIE Technical Committee Chair CIE TC 1-92, Skin Colour Database
  • CIE Technical Committee Chair CIE TC 8-17, Methods for Evaluating Colour Difference between 3D Colour Objects
  • CIE Technical Committee Co-Chair CIE JTC 16, Validity of Chromatic Adaptation
  • National representative of Great Britain for CIE Division 8, Image Technology

Current postgraduate research students

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