Advisory Board and Editors Multimedia

Rajeev Agrawal

Assistant Professor in the department of computer systems technology at North Carolina A & T State University. Research interests: Big data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Topic Modelling, and Geo Spatial information systems. Member of IEEE, ACM, and ASEE. Published more than 50 referred journal and conference papers and 4 book chapters.

Chitra Dorai

Dr. Chitra Dorai is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and a Master Inventor, with a sustained record of world renowned research and pioneering transformative innovations for clients in Banking, Financial Markets and Media & Entertainment over the last twenty three years. Chitra has co-authored 100+ peer reviewed technical papers in premier IEEE and ACM conferences and journals, edited a book and received 5 best paper awards at international conferences. She is also the inventor of 41 patents.

Pinar Duygulu

Pinar Duygulu has received her BSc, MSc and PhD degrees from Department of Computer Engineering at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey in 1996, 1998 and 2003 respectively. During her PhD, she was a visiting scholar at University of California at Berkeley under the supervision of Prof. David Forsyth. After being a post-doctoral researcher at Informadia Project at Carnegie Mellon University, she joined to Department of Computer Engineering at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey in 2004. During 2014 and 2015 she was at Carnegie Mellon University as a research associate. Currently, she is a faculty member at Department of Computer Engineering at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. She received BAGEP award in 2015, Fulbright scholarship in 2013, TUBITAK Career award in 2005, and the best paper in Cognitive Vision award at European Conference on Computer Vision in 2002. Her current research interests include computer vision and multimedia data mining, specifically object, face and action recognition in large image and video collections and analysis of historical documents.

Magda Elzarki

Magda El Zarki received the B.E.E. from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt in 1979 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York City, NY. Magda El Zarki currently holds the position of Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine, where she is involved in various research activities related to telecommunication networks and networked computer games. She is the Director of the Institute for Virtual Environments.

Edward A Fox

Dr. Edward A. Fox holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University, and a B.S. from M.I.T. Since 1983 he has been at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI&SU or Virginia Tech), where he serves as Professor of Computer Science. He directs the Digital Library Research Laboratory and the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.

Hari K Garg

Educator, researcher, innovator, and an entrepreneur. Research has evolved from the lowest layers of 7-layer OSI model to the highest! Enjoys watching NFL and singing Bollywood songs! Has worked for Syracuse University, Philips/Lucent, and National University of Singapore. Infocomm technologies and their connections to humans fascinates Hari. His start-up companies are based on his own research and intellectual capital. The record of success is mixed. The journey continues forever.

Wendy Hall

Professor of Computer Science and Executive Director of the Web Science Institute, University of Southampton. DBE, FRS, FREng, FACM, FBCS, FIET. Managing director of the Web Science Trust. Past President ACM (2008-10) and BCS (2003-4). Formerly member of PM's Council for Science and Technology, European Research Council and EPSRC Council. Currently member of Global Commission on Internet Governance and WEF GAC on Robotics and AI, and Chair of the British Council's Education Advisory Committee.

Lynda Hardman

Lynda Hardman obtained her PhD from the University of Amsterdam in 1998, having graduated in Mathematics and Physics from Glasgow University in 1982. She was the development manager for Guide, the first hypertext authoring system for personal computers (1986). Her work on modelling hypermedia documents heavily influenced the first World Wide Web Consortium Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language recommendation. She is a board member of Informatics Europe,

Ying Li

Dr. Ying Li received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, in 2003. Since then, she has been with IBM T. J. Watson Research Center as a Research Staff Member. Dr. Li’s research interests include digital image processing, multimedia content analysis and management, pattern recognition, computer vision, business analytics and service management, and computational creativity.

Herbert D. G. Maschner

Herbert Maschner is Executive Director of Center for Virtualization and Applied Spatial Technologies (CVAST) at the University of South Florida. He also holds tenured Professorships in the USF Department of Anthropology and the School of Geosciences. He serves as the Academic Editor of PeerJ, and on the Editorial Boards of the Journals Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage and Science and Technology of Archaeological Research (STAR); He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and serves as the Society for American Archaeology representative to the AAAS. 

Research areas include virtualization, visualization, informatics, 3D scanning, and public science; the creation of digital research infrastructures that transcend humanities, physical, natural, and social sciences; digital heritage, digital humanities, museum and research informatics, and digital natural history at regional and global scales. 
Other current specialties in human biocomplexity and the environment, resource and community sustainability, long- term human impacts and interactions with marine ecosystems, fisheries, ocean modeling, and human ecosystem engineering.

Shrikanth Narayanan

Shri Narayanan is a Professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Linguistics and Psychology at USC where he is founding director of the Ming Hsieh Institute and the Signal Analysis and Interpretation Lab (SAIL). He was with AT&T Bell Labs and AT&T Research from 1995-2000. His research focuses on human-centered signal and information processing and systems modeling with an interdisciplinary emphasis on applications with direct societal relevance. He is a Fellow of IEEE, AAAS and ASA.

Feiping Nie

Feiping Nie's research interests are machine learning and its application. He has published more than 100 papers in the following journals and conferences: TPAMI, IJCV, TIP, TNNLS/TNN, TKDE, TKDD, TVCG, TCSVT, TMM, TSMCB/TC, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Medical Image Analysis, Bioinformatics, ICML, NIPS, KDD, IJCAI, AAAI, ICCV, CVPR, SIGIR, ACM MM, ICDE, ECML/PKDD, ICDM, MICCAI, IPMI, RECOMB. According to Google scholar, his papers have been cited more than 2000 times.