Ik Soo Lim

Dr Ik Soo Lim BSc, MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer of Computer Science

Ik Soo Lim received a PhD in computer science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne (EPFL), an MSc in computer science from the National University of Singapore, and a BSc in physics from Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea. Dr Lim has created and taught numerous undergraduate and postgraduate modules in computer science as well as supervised research students in British universities.

Responsibilities within the university

Contributing to the teaching of 4 modules.


Supervision of 5 PhD students to successful completion in machine learning, data visualisation, computer graphics and visual perception.


Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.

Journal referees for IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, Computers & Graphics, Journal of Visualization, Visual Computer, Information Visualisation, Journal of Electronic Imaging, ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, IEE Computer Vision, Annals of the BMVA, Computers & Education, Proceedings of The Royal Society A, Annalen der Physik, Animal Behaviour, and Psychological Review.

Research / Scholarly interests

Evolutionary game theory, multi-agent systems, computational social systems, network science, machine learning, data visualisation, computer graphics, visual perception.

Key funded projects


  • HEA (FD24012), Pop-Up: Perceptually and Pedagogically Effective Visualisation of 3-Dimensional Molecular Structures (2009–2010), £4,915.
  • Leverhulme Trust (F/00 174/L), Visualisation of time-varying volume data based on topological hierarchy (2007–2010), £65,755.
  • Wellcome Trust (WT081931MA), Three-Dimensional Anatomy Colouring (2007–2008), £26,700.
  • EPSRC (CASE/CNA/05/18, EP/C547403/1), Industrial CASE (Cooperative Awards in Science and Engineering) for New Academics (2005–2008), £59,464.

Conwy Valley Systems Ltd., Automatic Recognition of Palynofacies in Microscopic Images (2005–2008), £20,000.


  • ESRC/EPSRC (RES-*******2075),  An investigation of fixational eye movement patterns during three-dimensional object recognition (2009–2012), £542,462.
  • HEFCW, The Wales Institute of Visual Computing (2008–2012), a leader of sub-programme 2 (Volume Graphics and Visualization), £1M.

Recent publications

Journal Publications

  • Lim, I.S. and Capraro, V., 2021. A synergy of institutional incentives and networked structures in evolutionary game dynamics of multi-agent systems. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs.
  • Lim, I.S., 2020. Stochastic evolutionary dynamics of trust games with asymmetric parameters. Physical Review E, 102(6), p.062419
  • Lim, I.S. and Wittek, P., 2018. Satisfied-defect, unsatisfied-cooperate: An evolutionary dynamics of cooperation led by aspiration. Physical Review E, 98(6), p.062113
  • Wittek, P., Liu, Y.H., Darányi, S., Gedeon, T. and Lim, I.S., 2016. Risk and ambiguity in information seeking: Eye gaze patterns reveal contextual behavior in dealing with uncertainty. Frontiers in psychology, 7, p.1790
  • Lim, I.S., Wittek, P. and Parkinson, J., 2015. On the origin of risk sensitivity: the energy budget rule revisited. Animal Behaviour, 110, pp.69-77
  • Najim, S.A., Najim, A.A., Lim, I.S. and Saeed, M., 2015. Parallel faithful dimensionality reduction to enhance the visualization of remote sensing imagery. Neurocomputing, 168, pp.560-565
  • Spencer, B., Jones, M.W. and Lim, I.S., 2015, February. A visualization tool used to develop new photon mapping techniques.  Computer Graphics Forum, 34 (1), pp. 127-140)
  • Najim, S.A. and Lim, I.S., 2014. Trustworthy dimension reduction for visualization different data sets. Information Sciences, 278, pp.206-220
  • Hughes, D.M., Lim, I.S., Jones, M.W., Knoll, A. and Spencer, B., 2013, September. InK‐Compact: In‐Kernel Stream Compaction and Its Application to Multi‐Kernel Data Visualization on General‐Purpose GPUs. In Computer Graphics Forum, 32(6), pp. 178-188
  • Easa, H.K., Mantiuk, R.K. and Lim, I.S., 2013. Evaluation of monocular depth cues on a high-dynamic-range display for visualization. ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP), 10(3), pp.1-13
  • Lim, I.S. and Leek, E.C., 2012. Curvature and the visual perception of shape: Theory on information along object boundaries and the minima rule revisited. Psychological Review, 119(3), p.668
  • Hughes, D.M. and Lim, I.S., 2009. Kd-jump: a path-preserving stackless traversal for faster isosurface raytracing on gpus. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 15(6), pp.1555-156
  • Charles, J.J., Kuncheva, L.I., Wells, B. and Lim, I.S., 2009. Stability of kerogen classification with regard to image segmentation. Mathematical geosciences, 41(4), pp.475-486
  • Kuncheva, L.I., Charles, J.J., Miles, N., Collins, A., Wells, B. and Lim, I.S., 2008. Automated kerogen classification in microscope images of dispersed kerogen preparation. Mathematical geosciences, 40(6), pp.639-652
  • Charles, J.J., Kuncheva, L.I., Wells, B. and Lim, I.S., 2008. Object segmentation within microscope images of palynofacies. Computers & geosciences, 34(6), pp.688-698
  • Lim, I.S., Hughes, D. and John, N.W., 2007. Closed-form solutions for lowpass filtering of 3D digital geometry. Electronics Letters, 43(9), pp.503-505
  • *John, N.W. and Lim, I.S., 2007. Cybermedicine tools for communication and learning. Journal of visual communication in medicine, 30(1), pp.4-9
  • Lim, I.S., John, N.W. and Shore, K.A., 2005. Smoothing irregularly sampled signals by convolutional RBF networks. Electronics Letters, 41(22), pp.1252-1253