Byoung-keon Daniel Park, PhD

ASSOCIATE RESEARCH Scientist

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)

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ABOUT ME

“I am an Associate Research Scientist in the Biosciences Group at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and the Chief Engineer at HumanShape LLC. I joined UMTRI as research faculty in 2015 and have primarily focused on research based on parametric human anatomy models, which account for morphological variances of human body shapes and musculoskeletal systems across populations of different ages, gender, and ethnic groups.

Research Areas

  • Parametric digital human model development - Statistical body shape model developments, parametric skeleton modeling (e.g. lower extremities and skull), Posable body shape models, etc.

  • Model-based automatic anthropometric measurements - Automatic standard body dimension prediction, Body shape estimation under clothing/equipment, data-driven body landmark and joint location estimation, etc.

  • Model-based naturalistic behavior analysis - Marker-less motion capture, naturalistic human behavior capture in fields, Multi people behavior tracking, data-driven motion prediction, etc.

  • Others - Computer-aided orthopedic surgery, function-based geometric modeling, virtual/augmented reality.

What's New

[3D Scap Prediction From Face and Neck Shape] Head shape data obtained with optical scanners include hair artifacts so that the scalp is not accurately measured unless the subject is bald. I have developed a new model-based methodology to predict three-dimensional scalp shapes from face and neck shapes. A statistical head shape model (http://humanshape.org/head/) was used, which was developed using a principal component analysis in a previous study based on face and scalp data from 180 ethnically diverse men and women. Detailed information can be found in this paper (download paper).