Profile of Dr Ik Soo Lim

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Dr Ik Soo Lim
01248 382686
Dean Street


Dr Ik Soo Lim holds a BSc in Physics from POSTECH, South Korea, an MSc in Computer Science from NUS, Singapore and a PhD in Computer Science from EPFL, Switzerland. He was appointed to a lectureship at the School of Computer Science, Bangor University in 2004, where he is a member of the High Performance Visualization and Medical Graphics Group.

Dr Lim serves as a co-chair of Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics (2007, 2008) and as a paper reviewer for Computers & Education (2008), Proceedings of The Royal Society A (2007), the Journal of Electronic Imaging (2005), Information Visualisation (2005), Eurographics/IEEE-VGTC Symposium on Visualisation (2005), ACM Symposium of Applied Computing (2000-2005) and Computer Animation (2000).

Dr Lim has research interest in volume data visualization and its application to biomedicine and other domains.


  • Grants ESRC / EPSRC (RES-062-23-2075), An investigation of xational eye movement patterns during three-dimensional object recognition (2009-2012), PI: Charles Leek, £542K
  • Leverhulme Trust (F/00 174/L), Visualisation of time-varying volume data based on topological hierarchy (2007-2010), £66K
  • Welcome Trust (WT081931MA), Three-Dimensional Anatomy Colouring (2007), £26K
  • EPSRC (CASE/CNA/05/18), Cooperative Awards in Science and Engineering for New Academics (2005-2008), £57K
  • Conwy Valley Systems Ltd., Automatic Recognition of Palynofacies in Microscopic Images (2005-2008), £20K

Journal Publications

  • P. Wittek, S. Gao, I. S. Lim, and L. Zhao (2017). somoclu: An Efficient Parallel Library for Self-Organizing Maps. Journal of Statistical Software, 78 (9) : 1-21.
  • P. Wittek, Y-H. Liu, S. Darány, T. Gedeon, and I. S. Lim (2016). Risk and Ambiguity in Information Seeking: Eye Gaze Patterns Reveal Contextual Behavior in Dealing with Uncertainty. Frontiers in Psychology, 7 : 1790.
  • I.S. Lim, P. Wittek, J. Parkinson (2015). On the Origin of Risk Sensitivity: the Energy Budget Rule Revisited. Animal Behaviour, 110:69–77.
  • S. A. Najim, A. A. Najim, I.S. Lim, M. Saeed (2015). Parallel Faithful Dimensionality Reduction to Enhance the Visualization of Remote Sensing Imagery. Neurocomputing, 168:560–565.
  • B. Spencer, M. Jones, I.S. Lim. (2015). A Visualisation Tool Used to Develop New Photon Mapping Techniques. Computer Graphics Forum, 34 (1): 127 – 140.
  • S. A. Najim, I. S. Lim, P. Wittek, and M. W. Jones (2015). FSPE: Visualization of Hyperspectral Imagery Using Faithful Stochastic Proximity Embedding. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 12 (1), pp. 18-22.
  • S. A. Najim, I.S. Lim (2014). Trustworthy dimension reduction for visualization different data sets. Information Sciences, 278:206–220.
  • D. M. Hughes, I.S. Lim, M. Jones, A. Knoll, B. Spencer (2013). InK-Compact: In-Kernel Stream Compaction and Its Application to Multi-Kernel Data Visualization on General-Purpose GPUs. Computer Graphics Forum, 32 (6):178 – 188.
  • H. Easa, R. Mantiuk, I.S. Lim (2013). Evaluation of Monocular Depth Cues on a High-dynamic-range Display for Visualization. ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, 10 (3): 16:1–16:13.
  • I.S. Lim and C.E. Leek (2012), Curvature and the Visual Perception of Shape: Theory on Information along Object Boundaries and the Minima Rule Revisited, Psychological Review, 119(3):668--677.
  • D. M. Hughes and I. S. Lim, Kd-Jump: a Path-Preserving Stackless Traversal for Faster Isosurface Raytracing on GPUs,  IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 15(6):1555-1562, 2009.
  • J.J. Charles,L. I. Kuncheva, B. Wells and I.S. Lim, Stability of  Kerogen Classification with Regard to Image Segmentation, Mathematical  Geosciences, 41(4):475-486, 2009.
  • L. I. Kuncheva, J.J. Charles, N. Miles, A. Collins, B. Wells and  I.S. Lim, Automated Kerogen Classification in Microscope Images of  Dispersed Kerogen Preparation, Mathematical Geosciences, 40(6):639– 652, 2008.
  • J.J. Charles, L.I. Kuncheva, B. Wells, I.S. Lim, Object  Segmentation Within Microscope Images of Palynofacies, Computers and  Geosciences, 34(6):688–698, 2008.
  • I.S. Lim, D.M. Hughes, N.W. John, Closed-Form Solutions for Low- Pass Filtering of 3D Digital Geometry, Electronics Letters, 43(9):503– 505, 2007.
  • N. W. John, I.S. Lim, Cybermedicine Tools for Communication and  Learning, Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, 30(1):4–9,  2007.
  • I.S. Lim, N.W. John, K.A. Shore. Smoothing Irregularly Sampled  Signals by Convolutional RBF Networks, Electronics Letters, 41(22): 1252–1253, 2005.