Speaker: Heng Tao Shen, Professor, the University of Queensland
Time: 16:00－17:00 pm, June 9, 2015
Venue: Lecture Hall, Second Floor, Office Building, Software Campus
Host: Xin-Shun Xu
Title: Looking for Research Opportunities from Big Social Multimedia
Abstract: In the era of big data, the amount of social multimedia data has reached an unprecedented level and keeps growing exponentially. In this talk, we will discuss the phenomenon of big social multimedia and its emerging opportunities and challenges in related research communities, including multimedia, database, computer vision, and machine learning. By leveraging the huge amount of easily accessible social multimedia data, enormous progress has recently been made by researchers on many important research problems. Particularly, I will focus on several promising directions including automatic multimedia semantic understanding, near-duplicate utilization in social applications, and scalable indexing methods to effectively manage web-scale and heterogeneous multimedia data from different web sources.
Bio: Heng Tao Shen is a Professor of Computer Science in the School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland. He obtained his BSc with First Class Honours and PhD from Department of Computer Science, National University of Singapore in 2000 and 2004 respectively. He joined the University of Queensland in 2004 and became a Professor in 2011. His research interests mainly include multimedia/mobile/web Search, and big data management on spatial, temporal, multimedia and social media databases. Heng Tao has extensively published and served on program committees in prestigious international forums in multimedia and database areas. He received the Chris Wallace Award for outstanding Research Contribution in 2010 conferred by Computing Research and Education Association, Australasia, and was awarded the Future Fellowship by Australia Research Council in 2012. He is currently an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions of Knowledge and Data Engineering and serving as a TPC Co-Chair for ACM Multimedia 2015.