Impressum

Editor-in-Chief
Pablo Cesar, CWI
Editors
Xavier Alameda-Pineda, INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes
Marco Bertini, University of Florence
Herman Engelbrecht, Stellenbosch University
Mylene C.Q. Farias, University of Brasilia (UnB)
Xavier Giro-i-Nieto, UPC
Carsten Griwodz, Simula Research Laboratory
Tobias Hoßfeld, University of Würzburg Jochen Huber, Synaptics
Ichiro Ide, Nagoya University
Martha Larson, Radboud University
Cynthia C. S. Liem, Delft University of Technology
Matthias Lux, Klagenfurt University
Mario Montagud, University of Valencia & I2CAT Foundation (Spain)
Niall Murray, Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT)
Antonio Pinheiro, University Beira Interior
Miriam Redi, Wikimedia Foundation 
Michael Riegler, Simula Research Laboratory
Pia Helén Smedsrud, Simula Research Laboratory
Bart Thomee, Google/YouTube
Christian Timmerer, Klagenfurt University
 

Bibliographies

 

Dr. Pablo Cesar leads the Distributed and Interactive Systems group at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in the Netherlands. Pablo’s research focuses on modeling and controlling complex collections of media objects (including real-time media and sensor data) that are distributed in time and space. His fundamental interest is in understanding how different customizations of such collections affect the user experience. Pablo is the PI of Public Private Partnership projects with Xinhuanet and ByBorre, and very successful EU-funded projects like 2-IMMERSE, REVERIE and Vconect. He has (co)-authored over 100 articles. He is member of the editorial board of, among others, ACM Transactions on Multimedia (TOMM). Pablo has given tutorials about multimedia systems in prestigious conferences such as ACM Multimedia, CHI, and the WWW conference. He acted as an invited expert at the European Commission’s Future Media Internet Architecture Think Tank and participates in standardisation activities at MPEG (point-cloud compression) and ITU (QoE for multi-party tele-meetings). Webpage: http://homepages.cwi.nl/~garcia/ 

Xavier Almeda-Pineda
 
Dr. Xavier Alameda-Pineda (Xavi) is a Mathematician and Telecommunications Engineer from BarcelonaTech, MSc in Computer Science from Grenoble INP and PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science from University of Grenoble. He was a post-doctoral researcher at CNRS/GIPSA-Lab and later on at the University of Trento, in the deep relational learning group. He currently holds a position of research scientist at INRIA. His research interests are signal processing, computer vision and machine learning for scene and behavior understanding using multimodal data. He is the winner of the best paper award of ACM MM 2015, the best student paper award at IEEE WASPAA 2015 and the best scientific paper award at IAPR ICPR 2016.
  Dr. Marco Bertini received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Florence in 1999, and Ph.D. in 2004. He is working at the Media Integration and Communication Center of the University of Florence and is Associate Professor at the School of Engineering of the University of Florence. His interests are focused on digital libraries, multimedia databases and social media. On these subjects he has addressed semantic analysis, content indexing and annotation, semantic retrieval and transcoding. He is author of 22 journal papers and more than 100 peer-reviewed conference papers, with h-index: 23 (according to Google Scholar). He is associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia.
 
  Dr. Herman Engelbrecht is one of the directors at the MIH Electronic Media Laboratory at Stellenbosch University. He is a lecturer in Signal Processing at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. His responsibilities in the Electronic Media Laboratory are the following: Managing the immediate objectives and research activities of the Laboratory; regularly meeting with postgraduate researchers and their supervisors to assist in steering their research efforts towards the overall research goals of the Laboratory; ensuring that the Laboratory infrastructure is developed and maintained; managing interaction with external contractors and service providers; managing the capital expenditure of the Laboratory; and managing the University’s relationship with the post­graduate researchers – See more at: http://ml.sun.ac.za/people/dr-ha-engelbrecht/#sthash.3SexKFo5.dpuf
mylene2 Mylene C.Q. Farias received her B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil, in 1995 and her M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil, in 1998. She received her Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), USA, in 2004 for work in no-reference video quality metrics. Dr. Farias has worked as a research engineer at CPqD (Brazil) in video quality assessment and validation of video quality metrics. She has also worked as an intern for Philips Research Laboratories (The Netherlands) in video quality assessment of sharpness algorithms and for Intel Corporation (Phoenix, USA) developing no-reference video quality metrics. Currently, she is an Associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Brasilia (UnB), where she is a member of the Graduate Program in Informatics and of the Graduate Program on Electronic Systems and Automation Engineering (PGEA). Dr. Farias is a researcher of the GPDS and her current interests include video quality metrics, video processing, multimedia signal processing, watermarking, and visual attention. Dr. Farias is a member of IEEE, the IEEE Signal Processing Society, ACM, and https:spie.org/ SPIE.
xavier-giró Xavier Giro-i-Nieto is an associate professor at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC). He graduated in Telecommuncations Engineering studies at ETSETB (UPC) in 2000, after completing his master thesis on image compression at the Vrije Universiteit in Brussels (VUB). He obtained his Phd on image retrieval in 2012, under the supervision by Professor Ferran Marqués from UPC and Professor Shih-Fu Chang from Columbia University. He was a visiting scholar during Summers 2008 to 2014 at the Digital Video and MultiMedia laboratory at Columbia University, in New York. He has served as area chair in ACM Multimedia 2016 and is currently a member of the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. His current research interests are focus on applying deep learning to multimodal applications, such as video analytics, eye gaze prediction and lifelogging.
Carsten Griwodz
 
Dr. Carsten Griwodz is Chief Research Scientist at the Media Department of theNorwegian research company Simula Research Laboratory AS, Norway, and professor at the University of Oslo. He is also co-founder of ForzaSys AS, a social media startup for sports. He is steering committee member of ACM MMSys and ACM/IEEE NetGames. He is associate editor of the IEEE MMTC R-Letter and was previously editor-in-chief of the ACM SIGMM Records and editor of ACM TOMM.
Hossfeld_Tobias Tobias Hoßfeld is full professor at the Chair of Communication Networks at the University of Würzburg, Germany, since 2018. He finished his PhD in 2009 and his professorial thesis (habilitation) “Modeling and Analysis of Internet Applications and Services” in 2013 at the University of Würzburg. From 2014 to 2018, he was head of the Chair “Modeling of Adaptive Systems” at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. He has published more than 100 research papers in major conferences and journals and received the Fred W. Ellersick Prize 2013 (IEEE Communications Society) for one of his articles on QoE. Among others, he is member of the advisory board of the ITC (International Teletraffic Congress), the editorial board of IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials and of Springer Quality and User Experience.
jochen_huber Dr. Jochen Huber is a Senior User Experience Researcher at Synaptics. Previously, he was an SUTD-MIT postdoctoral fellow in the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT Media Lab and the Augmented Human Lab at Singapore University of Technology and Design. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and degrees in both Mathematics (Dipl.-Math.) and Computer Science (Dipl.-Inform.), all from Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. Jochen’s work is situated at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction and Human Augmentation. He designs, implements and studies novel input technology in the areas of mobile, tangible & non-visual interaction, automotive UX and assistive augmentation. He has co-authored over 60 academic publications and regularly serves as program committee member in premier HCI and multimedia conferences. He was program co-chair of ACM TVX 2016 and Augmented Human 2015 and chaired tracks of ACM Multimedia, ACM Creativity and Cognition and ACM International Conference on Interface Surfaces and Spaces, as well as numerous workshops at ACM CHI and IUI. Further information can be found on his personal homepage: http://jochenhuber.com
ide-22x28 Dr. Ichiro Ide received his BEng, MEng, and PhD from The University of Tokyo in 1994, 1996, and 2000, respectively. He became an Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Informatics, Japan in 2000. Since 2004, he has been an Associate Professor at Nagoya University. He was also a Visiting Associate Professor at National Institute of Informatics from 2004 to 2010, an Invited Professor at Institut de Recherche en Informartique et Systèmes Aléatoires (IRISA), France in 2005, 2006, and 2007, a Senior Visiting Researcher at ISLA, Instituut voor Informatica, Universiteit van Amsterdam from 2010 to 2011. His research interest ranges from the analysis and indexing to re-targeting of multimedia contents, especially in large-scale broadcast video archives, mostly on news, cooking, and sports contents. He is a senior member of IEICE and IPS Japan, and a member of IEEE, ACM, and JSAI.
Square Martha Larson is professor in the area of multimedia information technology at Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Previously, she researched and lectured in the area of audio-visual retrieval Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany, and at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Larson is co-founder of the MediaEval international benchmarking initiative for Multimedia Evaluation. She has contributed to the organization of various other challenges, including CLEF NewsREEL 2015-2017, ACM RecSys Challenge 2016, and TRECVid Video Hyperlinking 2016. She has served on the program committees of numerous conferences in the area of information retrieval, multimedia, recommender systems, and speech technology. Other forms of service have included: Area Chair at ACM Multimedia 2013, 2014, 2017, and TPC Chair at ACM ICMR 2017. Currently, she is an Associated Editor for IEEE Transactions of Multimedia. She is a founding member of the ISCA Special Interest Group on Speech and Language in Multimedia and serves on the IAPR Technical Committee 12 Multimedia and Visual Information Systems. Together with Hayley Hung she developed and currently teaches an undergraduate course in Multimedia Analysis at Delft University of Technology, where she maintains a part-time membership in the Multimedia Computing Group.
Cynthia_Liem_2017 Dr. Cynthia C. S. Liem is an Assistant Professor in the Multimedia Computing Group of Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, and pianist of the Magma Duo. She initiated and co-coordinated the European research project PHENICX (2013-2016), focusing on technological enrichment of symphonic concert recordings with partners such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Her research interests consider music and multimedia search and recommendation, and increasingly shift towards making people discover new interests and content which would not trivially be retrieved. Beyond her academic activities, Cynthia gained industrial experience at Bell Labs Netherlands, Philips Research and Google. She was a recipient of the Lucent Global Science and Google Anita Borg Europe Memorial scholarships, the Google European Doctoral Fellowship 2010 in Multimedia, and a finalist of the New Scientist Science Talent Award 2016 for young scientists committed to public outreach.
  Dr. Mathias Lux is Associate Professor at the Institute for Information Technology (ITEC) at Klagenfurt University. He is working on user intentions in multimedia retrieval and production and emergent semantics in social multimedia computing. In his scientific career he has (co-) authored more than 80 scientific publications, has served in multiple program committees and as reviewer of international conferences, journals and magazines, and has organized multiple scientific events. Mathias Lux is also well known for the development of the award winning and popular open source tools Caliph & Emir and LIRe (http://www.semanticmetadata.net) for multimedia information retrieval. Dr. Mathias Lux received his M.S. in Mathematics 2004, his Ph.D. in Telematics 2006 from Graz University of Technology, both with distinction, and his Habilitation (venia docendi) from Klagenfurt University in 2013. He worked in industry on web-based applications, then as a junior researcher at a research center for knowledge-based applications. He was research and teaching assistant at the Knowledge Management Institute (KMI) of Graz University of Technology and in 2006 he started working in a post doc position at Klagenfurt University, at the Institute for Information Technology.
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Dr. Mario Montagud (@mario_montagud) was born in Montitxelvo (Spain). He is a Senior Researcher at i2CAT Foundation (Barcelona, Spain) and a part-time Professor at the University of Valencia (Spain). He received a BsC in Telecommunications Engineering in 2011, an MsC degree in “Telecommunication Technologies, Systems and Networks” in 2012 and a PhD degree in Telecommunications (Cum Laude Distinction) in 2015, all of them at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). During his PhD degree and after completing it, he did 3 research stays (accumulating 18 months) at CWI (The National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science in the Netherlands). He also has experience as a postdoc researcher at UPV. His topics of interest include Computer Networks, Interactive and Immersive Media, Synchronization and QoE (Quality of Experience). Mario is (co-) author of over 70 scientific and teaching publications, and has contributed to standardization within the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force). He is member of the Technical Committee of several international conferences (e.g., ACM MM, MMSYS and TVX), co-organizer of the international MediaSync Workshop series, and member of the Editorial Board of international journals. He is also lead editor of “MediaSync: Handbook on Multimedia Synchronization” (Springer, 2018) and Communication Ambassador of ACM SIGCHI (Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction). Webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/mamontor/

 

photo_nial_murray Dr. Niall Murray (www.niallmurray.info) is a lecturer and researcher with the Faculty of Engineering and Informatics and the Software Research Institute in the Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT), Ireland. He received his BE (Electronic and Computer Engineering) from National University of Ireland, Galway (2003), MEng (Computer and Communication Systems) from the University of Limerick (2004) and PhD in 2014. Since 2004, he has worked in R&D roles across a number of industries: telecommunications, finance, health and education. In 2014 he founded the Truly Immersive and Interactive Multimedia Experiences lab (TIIMEx). His research interests include immersive multimedia communication, multimedia synchronization, multisensory multimedia, quality of experience (QoE) and wearable sensor systems. In this context, TIIMEx builds and evaluates from a user perceived quality perspective, end-to-end communication systems and novel immersive and interactive applications.
antonio  Dr. Antonio Pinheiro received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from the I.S.T. University of Lisbon, Portugal, in 1988, and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Systems Engineering from University of Essex in 2002. Since 1988 he is a lecture at University da Beira Interior (UBI), Portugal. His current research interests are on image processing and computer vision domains, including Multimedia Standardisation, Quality and Privacy, and also on Image Classification and Medical Image Analysis.  He is the Communication chair and a Portuguese committee member of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 1 (JPEG). He has been Portuguese representative of the European COST Actions 292 and IC1003 -€“ Qualinet, and currently he is Portuguese representative of IC1206, DE-ID – De-identification for privacy protection in multimedia content and BM1304, MYO-MRI – Applications of MR imaging and spectroscopy techniques in neuromuscular disease.
Mariam Redi  Dr. Miriam Redi is a research scientist at the Wikimedia Foundation, in the Research team. Her research focuses on content-based social multimedia understanding and culture analytics. In particular, Miriam explores ways to automatically assess visual aesthetics, sentiment, and creativity and exploit the power of computer vision in the context of web, social media, and online communities. Previously, she was a research scientist in the Social Dynamics team at Bell Labs Cambridge, a postdoc in the Social Media group at Yahoo Labs Barcelona and a research scientist at Yahoo London. Miriam holds a PhD from the Multimedia group in EURECOM, Sophia Antipolis.
  Michael Alexander Riegler Michael is a scientific researcher at Simula Research Laboratory. He received his Master’s degree from Klagenfurt University with distinction and finished his PhD at the University of Oslo in two and a half years. His PhD thesis topic was efficient processing of medical multimedia workloads. His research interests are medical multimedia data analysis and understanding, image processing, image retrieval, parallel processing, gamification and serious games, crowdsourcing, social computing and user intentions. Furthermore, he is involved in several initiatives like the MediaEval Benchmarking initiative for Multimedia Evaluation, which runs this year the Medico task (automatic analysis of colonoscopy videos)footnote{http://www.multimediaeval.org/mediaeval2017/medico/}.
pia_simula Pia Helén Smedsrud is a PhD student at Simula Research Laboratory in Oslo, Norway. She has a medical degree from UiO (University of Oslo), and worked as a medical doctor before she started as a research trainee in the field of computer science at Simula. She also has a background from journalism. Her research interests include medical multimedia, clinical implementation, machine learning and computer vision. Currently, she is doing her PhD in the intersection between informatics and medicine on machine learning in endoscopy.
bart  Dr. Bart Thomee is a Software Engineer at Google/YouTube in San Bruno, CA, USA, where he focuses on web-scale real-time streaming and batch techniques to fight abuse, spam, and fraud. He was previously a Senior Research Scientist at Yahoo Labs and Flickr, where his research centered on the visual and spatiotemporal dimensions of media, in order to better understand how people experience and explore the world, and how to better assist them with doing so. He led the development of the YFCC100M dataset released in 2014, and previously was part of the efforts leading to the creation of both MIRFLICKR datasets. He has furthermore been part of the organization of the ImageCLEF photo annotation tasks 2012–2013, the MediaEval placing tasks 2013–2016, and the ACM MM Yahoo-Flickr Grand Challenges 2015–2016. In addition, he has served on the program committees of, amongst others, ACM MM, ICMR, SIGIR, ICWSM and ECIR. He was part of the Steering Committee of the Multimedia COMMONS 2015 workshop at ACM MM and co-chaired the workshop in 2016; he also co-organized the TAIA workshop at SIGIR 2015.
  Dr. Christian Timmerer received his M.Sc. (Dipl.-Ing.) in January 2003 and his Ph.D. (Dr.techn.) in June 2006 (for research on the adaptation of scalable multimedia content in streaming and constraint environments), and Habilitation in June 2014 (for adaptive media streaming over HTTP and quality of sensory experience) from the Alpen-Adria-Universität (AAU) Klagenfurt. He joined the AAU in 1999 (as a system administrator) and is currently an Associate Professor at the Institute of Information Technology (ITEC) within the Multimedia Communication Group. His research interests include immersive multimedia communication, streaming, adaptation, Quality of Experience, and Sensory Experience. He was the general chair of WIAMIS 2008, QoMEX 2013, and MMSys 2016 and has participated in several EC-funded projects, notably DANAE, ENTHRONE, P2P-Next, ALICANTE, SocialSensor, COST IC1003 QUALINET, and ICoSOLE. He also participated in ISO/MPEG work for several years, notably in the area of MPEG-21, MPEG-M, MPEG-V, and MPEG-DASH where he also served as standard editor. In 2012 he cofounded Bitmovin (https://bitmovin.com/) to provide professional services around MPEG-DASH where he holds the position of the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO). Follow him on http://www.twitter.com/timse7 and subscribe to his blog http://blog.timmerer.com.
Former EiC
Carsten Griwodz, Simula Research Laboratory
Former editors
Pablo Cesar, CWI; Viktor Wendel, Darmstadt University of Technology; Stephan Kopf, University of Mannheim; Mohammad Anwar Hossain, King Saud University; Lei Zhang, Microsoft Research Asia; Sheng-Wei (Kuan-Ta) Chen, Academica Sinica; Pradeep Atrey, University of Winnipeg; Touradj Ebrahimi, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne; Lexing Xie, The Australian National University. 

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