Basser Seminar Series

Big Social Multimedia - Opportunities and Challenges

Speaker: Professor Heng Tao Shen
The University of Queensland

When: Friday 13 June, 2014, 11:30am-12:30pm Note different day and time to usual.

Where: The University of Sydney, School of IT Building, SIT Lecture Theatre (Room 123), Level 1

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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. In particular, I will introduce some recent progress in several promising directions, including automatic media tagging, near-duplicate utilization in social applications, and scalable indexing methods to manage social multimedia data.

Speaker's biography

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 1st class Honours and PhD from Department of Computer Science, National University of Singapore in 2000 and 2004 respectively. He then joined the University of Queensland 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 most prestigious international forums of multimedia and database areas. He received the Chris Wallace Award for outstanding Research Contribution in 2010 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 will serve as a PC Co-Chair for ACM Multimedia 2015.