Centre for Media Communications Research (CMCR)

CMCR

CMCR LogoThe Centre for Media Communications Research (CMCR) pulls together peer recognised expertise within Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Brunel in order to conduct, promote and disseminate world-class research in the area of Media Communications systems. CMCR integrates the research efforts and expertise of 11 academics and over 40 researchers aiming to establish a nationally leading and internationally competent world force in this expanding area of technology. Some of the integrated researchers are internationally recognised authorities in their respective fields of research and possess a long track record of research income generation and high-quality publications. CMCR boasts state of the art facilities in the Media Laboratory in the Michael Sterling building. The Media Lab houses most CMCR researchers and provides a home to a major part of the centre research activities and showcases its work.

Themes

  1. Image/video compression
  2. Visual media processing
  3. 3D Imaging technologies
  4. Speech/audio processing and recognition
  5. Media search and retrieval
  6. Real-time signal processing
  7. Networked media systems
  8. Media transport and delivery over heterogeneous networks
  9. Virtual/augmented reality technologies

Research

Mission:

The CMCR mission is to capitalise on the existing expertise in Electronic and Computer Engineering in Brunel to create a sustainable world force in the area of Media Communication Systems with view to conduct, promote and disseminate research of international standing and competence.

Research Objectives:

CMCR aims to pioneer future research directions and innovations in Media Communication systems through the development of new technologies, dissemination of world-class research outputs and system integration of developed hardware and software modules. The core objectives of the Centre are as follows:

  • To conduct high calibre basic and applied research in key areas related to Media Communications technologies
  • To consolidate and support the research activities of the School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University, through the sustainable generation of research income from a variety of funding bodies
  • To promote, encourage and support the wider dissemination of its  research outputs by publishing in prestigious and internationally leading journals
  • To provide a platform for recruiting and training high-quality PhD students and Research Assistants
  • To network with and develop further partnerships and alliances with industry
  • To facilitate and promote the exploitation of its research outputs in particular technology transfer

Scientific Objective

In order to fulfil its strategic objectives, CMCR develops new technologies and conducts innovative research in key areas related to Media Communication systems such as:

  • Image/video compression
  • Visual media processing
  • 3D Imaging technologies
  • Speech/audio processing and recognition
  • Media search and retrieval
  • Real-time signal processing
  • Networked media systems
  • Media transport and delivery over heterogeneous networks
  • Virtual/augmented reality technologies

Projects

On-going Projects

Completed Projects

Partners


Fraunhofer/HHI, Berlin, Germany (Coordinator)

Athens Technology Center, Athens, Greece

Telefonica I+D, Spain

Queen Mary University, London, UK
VICOMTech, San Sebastian, Spain Fast Search & Transfer, Oslo, Norway

CNIT - University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy

Euskal Telebista, Basque Country, Spain

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Professor Abdul Sadka, of the School of Engineering and Design, is the Director of Brunel University's Centre for Media Communications Research (CMCR). Here he describes the research activities of the centre.”

Publications

Journal Papers

(2013) Eiza, MH., Ni, Q., Owens, TJ. and Min, G., Investigation of routing reliability of vehicular ad hoc networks, Eurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 179 - Download publication

(2013) Agius, H., Angelides, MC. and Daylamani Zad, D., MC²: A framework and service for MPEG-7 content modelling communities, The Computer Journal 56 (5) : 593- 616

(2013) Aggoun, A., Tsekleves, E., Swash, MR., Zarpalas, D., Dimou, A., Daras, P., Nunes, P. and Soares, LD., Immersive 3D holoscopic video system, IEEE Multimedia 20 (1) : 28- 37

(2013) Liu, M., Tsekleves, E. and Cosmas, JP., Semi-automated mobile TV service generation, IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting

(2013) Kezhi Li., Gan, L. and Cong Ling., Convolutional compressed sensing using deterministic sequences, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing 61 (3) : 740- 752

(2013) Aggoun, A., Makanjuola, JK., Swash, M., Grange, P., Challacombe, BJ. and Dasgupta, P., 3D-Holoscopic Imaging: A new Dimension to enhance imaging in minimally invasive therapy in urological oncology, Journal of Endourology

(2013) Alham, NK., Li, M. and Liu, Y., Parallelizing Multiclass Support Vector Machines for Scalable Image Annotation, Neural Computing and Applications 1- 15

(2013) Caruana, G. and Li, M., An Ontology Enhanced Parallel SVM for Scalable Spam Filtering, Neurocomputing Volume 108 45- 57

(2013) Baker, CC., MINDtouch: Embodied mobile media ephemeral transference, Leonardo Journal 46 (3) : 221- 225 Download publication

(2013) Agius, H., Angelides, MC. and Zad, DD., MC2: A Framework and Service for MPEG-7 Content-Modelling Communities, The Computer Journal 56 (5) : 593- 616

(2013) Angelides, MC. and Sofokleous, AA., A game approach to optimization of bandwidth allocation using MPEG-7 and MPEG-21, Multimedia Tools and Applications 62 (1) : 287- 309

(2013) Agius, H., Angelides, MC. and Daylamani Zad, D., Experimenting with tagging and context for collaborative MPEG-7 metadata, Multimedia Tools and Applications 62 (1) : 143- 177

(2012) Tsekleves, E., Whitham, R., Kondo, K. and Hill, A., Investigating pay-as-you-go to address issues of trust, privacy and security around media use at home, Universal Access in the Information Society 1- 15

(2012) Falzon, G. and LI, M., Enhancing List Scheduling Heuristics for Dependent Job Scheduling in Grid Computing Environments, Journal of Supercomputing 59 (1) : 104- 130

(2012) Falzon, G. and Li, M., Enhancing Genetic Algorithms for Dependent Job Scheduling in Grid Computing Environments, Journal of Supercomputing 62 (1) : 290- 314

(2012) Caruana, G. and LI, M., A Survey of Emerging Approaches to Spam Filtering, ACM Computing Surveys 44 (2) : 1- 27

(2013) Liu, Y., Li, M., Alham, NK. and Hammoud, S., HSim: A MapReduce Simulator in Enabling Cloud Computing, Future Generation Computer Systems 29 (1) : 300- 308

(2012) Jan, S., LI, M., Al-Raweshidy, H., Mousavi, A. and Qi, M., Dealing with Uncertain Entities in Ontology Alignment using Rough Sets, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews 42 (6) : 1600- 1612

(2012) Deigmoeller, J., Itagaki, T., Just, N. and Stoll, G., Contextual cropping and scaling of TV productions, Multimedia Tools and Applications 61 (3) : 623- 644 Download publication

(2012) Shen, H., Gan, L., Newman, N., Dong, Y., Li, C., Huang, Y. and Shen, YC., Spinning disk for compressed imaging, Optics Letters 37 (1) : 46- 48

(Forthcoming) Baker, C., Peer Instruction as Pedagogical Solution for Teaching Advanced Motion Graphics Software, The Journal of Interactive Media in Education forthcoming

(2012) Baker, C., Instilling Creativity in Broadcast Media Students: Creative Processes: Applied Video Aesthetics, International Journal of Learning and Media 3 (2) : 13072

(2012) Zad, DD., Angelides, MC. and Agius, H., Personalise your massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) with Artemis, Multimedia Systems 18 (1) : 69- 94

(2012) Angelides, MC. and Agius, H., Collaboration and Gaming, Multimedia Tools and Applications 1- 3

(2012) Tsekleves, E., Aggoun, A. and Cosmas, J., Investigating the Use and Effectiveness of Diverse Types of Materials in the Delivery and Support of Lab Sessions for Multimedia Subjects and Students, British Journal of Educational Technology 43 (4)

(2012) Almaadeed, N., Aggoun, A. and Amira, A., Audio-visual feature fusion for speaker identification, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 7663 LNCS (PART 1) : 56- 67

(2012) Makanjuola, JK., Aggoun, A., Swash, M., Grange, P., Challacombe, BC. and Dasgupta, P., 3D-holoscopic imaging: A novel way to enhance imaging in minimally invasive therapy in urological oncology, Journal of Endourology 26 (1) : A39- A40

(2012) Zhou, H., Li, X. and Sadka, AH., Nonrigid structure-from-motion from 2-d images using markov chain monte carlo, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia 14 (1) : 168- 177

(2012) Sadka, AH. and Zhou, H., “Non-rigid structure for motion from 2-D images using Markov chain Monte Carlo”,, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia VOL. 14, (NO. 1,)

(2011) TSEKLEVES, E., Whitham, R., Kondo, K. and Hill, A., Investigating media use and the television user experience in the home, Entertainment Computing

(2011) Mast, N. and Owens, TJ., A survey of performance enhancement of transmission control protocol (TCP) in wireless ad hoc networks, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2011 (96) : - Download publication

(2011) Shanmugam, K., Powell, RS. and Owens, T., An approach for validation of digital anti-forensic evidence, Information Security Journal: a Global Perspective 20 (4-5) : 219- 230

(2011) Jan, S., Li, M., Al-Sultany, G., Al-Raweshidy, H. and Shah, IA., Semantic File Annotation and Retrieval on Mobile Devices, Mobile Information Systems 7 (2) : 107- 122

(2011) Jan, S., Li, M. and Al-Raweshidy, H., FARM: File Annotation and Retrieval on Mobile Devices, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 15 (7) : 771- 779

(2011) Alham, NK., Li, M., Liu, Y. and Hammoud, S., A MapReduce-based Distributed SVM Algorithm for Automatic Image Annotation, Computers and Mathematics with Applications 62 (7) : 2801- 2811

(2011) Wei, G., Wang, Z., Shen, B. and Li, M., Probability-Dependent Gain-Scheduled Filtering for Stochastic Systems with Missing Measurements, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs 58 (11) : 753- 757 Download publication

(2011) Do, T., Gan, L., Nguyen, N. and Tran, T., Fast and efficient compressive sensing using structurally random matrices, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing 60 139- 154

(2011) Baker, C., MINDtouch embodied ephemeral transference: Mobile media performance research, The International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media 7 (1) : 97- 116 Download publication

(2011) Baker, C., Methodologies for Mobile Media Performance, Acoustic Space: ART AS RESEARCH 9 131- 144

(2011) Angelides, M., Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, Multimedia Systems 1- 2

(2011) Aggoun, A., Compression of 3D integral images using 3D wavelet transform, IEEE Journal Of Display Technologies

(2011) Aggoun, A., Compression of 3D integral images using 3D wavelet transform, IEEE/OSA Journal of Display Technology 7 (11) : 586- 592

(2011) Makanjuola, JK., Grange, P., Aggoun, A., Rouse, P., Lanigan, P., Swash, M. and Yamamoto, H., A revolutionary dimension in imaging and minimal access therapy, JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY 25 A65- A66

(2011) Umar, AS., Swash, RM. and Sadka, AH., Subjective quality assessment of 3D videos, IEEE AFRICON Conference

(2011) Zhou, HY. and Sadka, AH., Combining perceptual features with diffusion distance for face recognition, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews 41 (5) : 577- 588

(2010) Tsekleves, E., Cosmas, J. and Yang, C., Semi-automated human body 3D animator, International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology 38 (1/2/3) : 144- 156

(2010) Wu, T., LI, M. and Qi, M., Optimizing Peer Selection in BitTorrent Networks with Genetic Algorithms, Future Generation Computer Systems 26 (8) : 1151- 1156

(2010) Liu, X., Li, M., Liu, Y. and Qi, M., OBIRE: Ontology based bibliographic information retrieval in P2P networks, International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies 1 (4) : 58- 73

(2010) Liu, X., Li, M. and Qi, M., OBIRE: Ontology based Bibliographic Information Publication and Retrieval, International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies 1 (4) : 59- 74

(2010) Sahota, V., Li, M. and Hadjinicolaou, M., Modeling Scalable Grid Information Services with Colored Petri Nets, International Journal of Grid and High Performance Computing 2 (1) : 51- 68

(2010) Falzon, G. and Li, M., Evaluating Heuristics for Scheduling Dependent Jobs in Grid Computing Environments, International Journal of Grid and High Performance Computing 2 (4) : 65- 80

(2010) Bravo-Solorio, S., Gan, L., Nandi, A. and Aburdene, M., Secure Private Fragile Watermarking Scheme with Improved Tampering Localisation Accuracy, IET Information Security 4 137- 148

(2010) Money, AG. and Agius, H., ELVIS: Entertainment-led video summaries, ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applic 6 (3) : 17

(2010) Aggoun, A. and Youssef, OH., Coherent grouping of pixels for faster shadow cache in 3D holoscopic computer graphics, 3DTV-CON 2010: The True Vision - Capture, Transmission and Display of 3D Video

(2010) Schreer, O., Feldmann, O., Alonso Mediavilla, I., Concejero, P., Sadka, AH., Swash, MR., Benini, S., Leonardi, R., Janjusevic, T. and Ixquierdo, E., RUSHES – an annotation and retrieval engines for multimedia semantic units, Multimedia Tools and Applications 48 (1) : 23- 49

(2010) Zhou, H., Sadka, AH., Swash, MR., Azizi, J. and Sadiq, UA., Feature extraction and clustering for dynamic video summarisation, Neurocomputing 73 (10-12) : 1718- 1729

(2010) Jiang, RM., Sadka, AH. and Crookes, D., Multimodal biometric human recognition for perceptual human-computer interaction, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews 40 (6) : 676- 681

(2010) Vaseghi, S., Modeling and synthesis of English regional accents with pitch and duration correlates, Computer Speech & Language 24 (4) : 15-

(2010) Yan, Q. and Vaseghi, S., Modeling and synthesis of English regional accents with pitch and duration correlates, Computer Speech & Language 24 (4) : 711- 725

(2009) Li, M., Tu, B., Sahota, V. and Qi, M., Web Services Discovery with Rough Sets, Journal of Web Services Research 6 (1) : 69- 86

(2009) Li, M. and Qi, M., Facilitating Resource Discovery in Grid Environments with Peer-to-Peer Structured Tuple Spaces, Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications 2 (4) : 283- 297

(2009) Sahota, V., Li, M., Baker, M. and Antonopoulos, N., A Grouped P2P Network for Scalable Grid Information Services, P2P Networking and Applications 2 (1) : 3- 12

(2009) Hadjinicolaou, MG., Nilavalan, R., Itagaki, T., Voskarides, SC., Pattichis, CS. and Schizas, AN., Emergency TeleOrthoPaedics m-health system for wireless communication links, IET Communications 3 (8) : 1284- 1296 Download publication

(2009) Ling, C., Mow, WH. and Gan, L., Dual-lattice ordering and partial lattice reduction for SIC-based MIMO detection, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing 3 (6) : 975- 985

(2009) Shen, Y-C., Gan, L., Stringer, M., Burnett, A., Tych, K., Shen, H., Cunningham, J., Linfield, EH., Davies, AG., Parrott, EPJ., Zeitler, JA. and Gladden, LF., Terahertz pulsed spectroscopic imaging using optimized binary masks, Applied Physics Letters 95231112

(2009) Baker, C., Schleser, M. and Molga, K., Aesthetics of mobile media art, International Journal of Media Practice 10 (2) : 101- 122 Download publication

(2009) Angelides, MC., Mylonas, P. and Wallace, M., Editorial: Semantic media adaptation and personalization, Multimedia Tools and Applications 41 (3) : 333- 336

(2009) Sofokleous, AA. and Angelides, MC., Dynamic selection of a video content adaptation strategy from a Pareto front, The Computer Journal 52 (4) : 413- 428

(2009) Agius, H. and Angelides, MC., From MPEG-7 user interaction tools to hanging basket models: bridging the gap, Multimedia Tools and Applications 41 (3) : 375- 406

(2009) Money, AG. and Agius, H., Analysing user physiological responses for affective video summarisation, Displays 30 (2) : 59- 70

(2009) Tsekleves, E., Cosmas, J., Aggoun, A. and Loo, J., Converged digital TV services: The role of middleware and future directions of interactive television, International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting 2009 - Download publication

(2009) Abdul Karim, H., Sali, A., Worrall, S., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., Multiple description video coding for stereoscopic 3D, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics 55 (4) : 2048- 2056 Download publication

(2009) Jiang, RM., Sadka, AH. and Crookes, D., Hierarchical video summarization in reference subspace, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics 55 (3) : 1551- 1557 Download publication

(2009) Zhou, HY., Schaefer, G., Sadka, AH. and Celebi, ME., Anisotropic mean shift based fuzzy c-means segmentation of dermoscopy images, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing 3 (1) : 26- 34

(2009) Jiang, RM., Sadka, AH. and Crookes, D., Advances in video summarization and skimming, Studies in Computational Intelligence 231 27- 50

(2009) Zhou, H., Sadka, AH., Swash, MR., Azizi, J. and Umar, AS., Content-based image retrieval and clustering: A brief survey, Recent Patents on Electrical Engineering 2 (3) : 187- 199

(2009) Vaseghi, S., Yan, Q. and Ghorshi, A., Speech accent profiles: modeling and synthesis, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine 26 (3) : 69- 74

(2009) Vaseghi, S., Yan, Q. and Ghorshi, S., Speech Accent Profiles: Modeling and Synthesis, Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE 26 (3) : 69- 74

(2008) Yang, X. and Owens, TJ., Intersystem soft handover for converged DVB-H and UMTS networks, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 57 (3) : 1887- 1898 Download publication

(2008) Zhang, Y., Zhang, C., Cosmas, J., Loo, KK., Owens, T., Di Bari, R., Lostanien, Y. and Bard, M., Analysis of DVB-H network coverage with the application of transmit diversity, IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting 54 (3) : 568- 577 Download publication

(2008) Li, M., Yu, B., Rana, O. and Wang, Z., Grid service discovery with Rough sets, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 20 (6) : 851- 862 Download publication

(2008) Li, M. and Hadjinicolaou, M., Curriculum Development on Grid Computing, International Journal of Education and Information Technology 1 (2) : 71- 78

(2008) Li, M., Yu, B., Qi, M. and Antonopoulos, N., Automatically Wrapping Legacy Software into Services: A Grid Case Study, P2P Networking and Applications 1 (2) : 139- 147

(2008) Kurdi, H., Li, M. and Al-Raweshidy, HS., A classification of emerging and traditional grid systems, IEEE Distributed Systems Online 9 (3) : 1- 13 Download publication

(2008) Hoffmann, H., Itagaki, T., Wood, D., Hinz, T. and Wiegand, T., A novel method for subjective picture quality assessment and further studies of HDTV formats, IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting 54 (1) : 1- 13 Download publication

(2008) Hoffmann, H., Itagaki, T. and Wood, D., Quest for finding the right HD format: A new psychophysical method for subjective HDTV assessment, SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal 117 (4) : 30- 39

(2008) Gan, L. and Ling, C., Computation of the para-pseudoinverse for oversampled filter banks: forward and backward greville formulas, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing 56 (12) : 5851- 5860

(2008) Baker, C., 'Liveness' and 'presence' in bio-networked mobile performance practices: emerging perspectives, International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media 4 (2) : 117- 136 Download publication

(2008) Angelides, MC. and Sofokleous, AA., Semantic content ranking through collaborative and content clustering, Neurocomputing 71 (13-15) : 2587- 2595

(2008) Sofokleous, AA. and Angelides, MC., DCAF: an MPEG-21 dynamic content adaptation framework, Multimedia Tools and Applications 40 (2) : 151- 182

(2008) Aggoun, A. and Mazri, M., Wavelet-based compression algorithm for still omnidirectional 3d integral images, Signal, Image and Video Processing 2 (2) : 141- 153

(2008) Wu, CH., McCormick, M., Aggoun, A. and Kung, SY., Depth mapping of integral images through viewpoint image extraction with a hybrid disparity analysis algorithm, Journal of Display Technology 4 (1) : 101- 108 Download publication

(2008) Sheng, Y., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., Automatic single view-based 3-D face synthesis for unsupervised multimedia applications, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology 18 (7) : 961- 974

(2008) Zhou, HY., Yuan, Y. and Sadka, AH., Application of semantic features in face recognition, Pattern Recognition 41 (10) : 3251- 3256

(2008) Sheng, Y., Sadka, AH. and Kondoz, AM., Automatic single view-based 3-D face synthesis for unsupervised multimedia applications, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology 18 (7) : 961- 974

(2008) Yan, Q., Vaseghi, S., Zavarehei, E., Milner, B., Darch, J., White, P. and Andrianakis, I., Kalman tracking of linear predictor and harmonic noise models for noisy speech enhancement, Computer Speech and Language 22 (1) : 69- 83

(2008) Zavarehei, E. and Vaseghi, S., Interpolation of lost speech segments using LP-HNM model with codebook post-processing, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia 10 (3) : 493- 502

(2008) Ghorshi, S., Vaseghi, S. and Yan, Q., Cross-entropic comparision of formants of British, Australian and American English accents, Speech Communication 50 (7) : 564- 579

(2008) Darch, J., Milner, B. and Vaseghi, S., Analysis and prediction of acoustic speech features from mel-frequency cepstral coefficients in distributed speech recognition architectures, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 124 (6) : 3989- 4000

Conference Papers

(2013) Money, A. and Agius., ‘Mind the Gap’: Evaluating User Physiological Response for Multi-Genre Video Summarisation, The 27th International British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Conference: The Internet of things, Forthcoming (Forthcoming)

(2012) Baker, C., Raskob, E., French, F. and Rothwell, N., The life project, The Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA), Proceedings of Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2012)

(2012) Fatah, OA., Aggoun, A., Nawaz, M., Cosmas, J., Tsekleves, E., Swash, MR. and Alazawi, E., Depth mapping of integral images using a hybrid disparity analysis algorithm, , Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB), 2012 IEEE International Symposium on 1- 4

(2012) Al-Sultany, G., Li, M., Ponraj, M. and Al-Raweshidy, H., Mobile Message-Aware Enhancement using Fuzzy Lattice Reasoning, International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery

(2012) Alham, A., Li, M., Liu, Y., Ponraj, M. and Qi, M., A Distributed SVM Ensemble for Image Classification and Annotation, International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery

(2011) Baker, C., Tactile Video Love Letters: finding new modalities for non-verbal communication, (ISEA)2011 International Symposium of Electronic Arts, LEA - Leonardo Almanac Online Journal

(2011) Mast, N., Owens, TJ. and Javed, M., Comparison of wrong notification of route failure when using DSR with that of AODV routing, Proceeding 27th Annual UK Performance Engineering Workshop

(2011) Tsekleves, E., Skordoulis, D., Paraskevopoulos, I. and Kilbride, C., Wii your health: A low-cost wireless system for home rehabilitation after stroke using Wii remotes with its expansions and blender, BioMed 2011

(2011) Jan, S., Li, M. and Al-Raweshidy, H., Semantic Based File Retrieval on Resource Limited Devices with Ontology Alignment Support, International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery

(2011) Liu, Z., Li, M. and Ponraj, M., Performance Evaluation of Latent Dirichlet Allocation in Text Mining, International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery

(2011) Alham, N., Li, M., Liu, Y. and Hammoud, S., Parallelizing Multiclass Support Vector Machines for Scalable Image Annotation, International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery

(2011) Jan, S., Li, M. and Al-Raweshidy, H., Ontology Based File Retrieval Framework for Resource Limited Mobile Devices, International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery

(2011) Jan, S., Li, M. and Al-Raweshidy, H., Ontology Alignment using Rough Sets, International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery

(2011) Liu, Y., Li, M., Alham, N., Hammoud, S. and Ponraj, M., Load Balancing in MapReduce Environments for Data Intensive Applications, International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery

(2011) Al-Sultany, G., Li, M. and Al-Raweshidy, H., Intelligent Mobile Messaging, International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery

(2011) Caruana, G., Li, M. and Qi, M., A MapReduce based Parallel SVM for Large Scale Spam Filtering, International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery

(2011) Alham, N., Li, M., Liu, Y., Hammoud, S. and Ponraj, M., A Distributed SVM for Scalable Image Annotation, International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery

(2010) Itagaki, T. and Owens, TJ., A medium to long term roadmap for access services on DTV, eChallenges 2010, eChallenges e-2010 Conference Proceedings

(2010) Baker, C., MINDtouch: embodied ephemeral transference, DRHA 2010 Conference: Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts

(2010) Liu, M., Tsekleves, E. and Cosmas, JP., Semi-automatic creation of graphically-rich mobile Television services and applications using an XHTML browser and J2ME, 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB)

(2010) Deigmoeller, J., Itagaki, T., Stoll, G. and Just, N., An approach to intelligently crop and scale video for broadcast applications, 25th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

(2010) Deigmoeller, J., Itagaki, T., Stoll, G. and Just, N., A context-based approach to crop and scale video for broadcast applications, 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB)

(2010) Cosmas, J., Loo, J., Aggoun, A. and Tsekleves, E., Matlab traffic and network flow model for planning impact of 3D applications on networks, 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB)

(2010) Aggoun, A., Mehanna, A., Tsekleves, E., Cosmas, J. and Loo, J., Live immerse video-audio interactive multimedia, , 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB) 1- 5

(2010) Hammoud, S., Li, M., Liu, Y., Alham, N. and Liu, Z., MRSim: A Discrete Event based MapReduce Simulator, International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery

(2010) Alham, N., Li, M., Hammoud, S., Liu, Y. and Ponraj, M., MapReduce-based Distributed SMO for Support Vector Machines, International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery

(2010) Jan, S., Li, M., Al-Sultany, G. and Al-Raweshidy, H., File Annotation and Sharing on Low-End Mobile Devices, International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery

(2010) Al-Sultany, G., Li, M., Jan, S. and Al-Raweshidy, H., Facilitating Mobile Communication with Annotated Messages, International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery

(2010) Liu, Y., Li, M., Hammoud, S., Alham, N. and Ponraj, M., Distributed LSI for Information Retrieval, International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery

(2010) Kurdi, H., Li, M. and Al-Raweshidy, H., A Personal Mobile Grid, UK e-Science All Hands Meeting

(2010) Caruana, G. and Li, M., A MapReduce based Anti-Spam Architecture, International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery

(2010) Agius, H., Emotion description with MPEG-7,

(2009) Cody, RL., Cosmas, J. and Tsekleves, E., Open-standards rich media mobile platform and rapid service creation tool, Global Mobile Congress 2009

(2009) Baker, C., MindTouch: SMARTfashion developments, 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2009)

(2009) Baker, C., MindTouch: ephemeral transferance - mobile participatory performance, 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2009)

(2009) Schreer, O., Feldmann, I., Alonso, I., Concejero, P., Sadka, AH. and Swash, MR., RUSHES - retrieval of multimedia semantic units for enhanced reusability, 7th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI '09)

(2009) Do, TT., Gan, L., Chen, Y., Nguyen, N. and Tran, TD., Fast and efficient dimensionality reduction using structurally random matrices, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2009)

(2009) Do, TT., Chen, Y., Nguyen, N., Gan, L. and Tran, TD., A fast and efficient heuristic nuclear norm algorithm for rank minimization, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2009)

(2009) Jan, S., Khan, S., Li, M. and Al-Raweshidy, HS., Distributed execution of an inherently sequential network simulator, International Conference on Communication Software and Networks (ICCSN'09)

(2009) Tsekleves, E., Whitham, R., Kondo, K. and Hill, A., Bringing the television experience to other media in the home: an ethnographic study, 7th European Conference on Interactive Television (EUROITV'09)

(2009) Caruana, G. and Li, M., SpamCloud: A Distributed Anti-Spam Infrastructure, UK e-Science All Hands Meeting

(2009) Alham, N., Li, M., Hammoud, S. and Qi, H., Evaluating Machine Learning Techniques for Automatic Image Annotations, International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery

(2009) Falzon, G. and Li, M., Evaluating Heuristics for Grid Workflow Scheduling, International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery

(2009) Hentschel, M., Li, M. and Qi, M., Distributed Indexing for Resource Discovery in P2P Networks, IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing

(2009) Liu, X. and Li, M., A Peer to Peer Network for Bibliographic Information Retrieval, International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery

(2009) Wu, T., Li, M., Ponraj, M. and Qi, M., A Genetic Algorithm based Peer Selection Strategy for File Downloading in BitTorrent Networks, The World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing

(2008) Baker, C., Embodied presence in mobile media performance, MobileFest

(2008) Do, TT., Gan, L., Nguyen, N. and Tran, TD., Sparsity adaptive matching pursuit algorithm for practical compressed sensing, 42nd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers

(2008) Liu, L., Gan, L. and Tran, TD., Lifting-based Laplacian Pyramid reconstruction schemes, 15th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2008)

(2008) Aggoun, A., Amon, P., Arbel, I., Chernilov, A., Cosmas, J., Garcia, G., Jari, A., Keller, S., Mattavelli, M., Kontopoulos, C., Lamy-Bergot, C., Leon, A., Mauthe, A., Mota, T., Naumann, M., Navarro, A., Negru, O., Pinto, F., Shao, B., Timmerer, C., Tsekleves, E. and Zahariadis, T., Multimedia delivery in the future internet: A converged network perspective, Multimedia Delivery in the Future Internet, NEM 2008 Summit Download publication

(2008) Zhou, H., Schaefer, G., Sadka, AH. and Celebi, ME., Anisotropic mean shift based fuzzy c-means segmentation of skin lesions, 1st International Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Medical Imaging (CIMI-1), Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Soft Computing as Transdisciplinary Science and Technology 438- 443

(2008) Kurdi, H., Li, M. and Al-Raweshidy, HS., A generic framework for resource scheduling in personal mobile grids based on honeybee colony, 2nd International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services, and Technologies (NGMAST 2008)

(2008) Gan, L., Do, TT. and Tran, TD., Fast compressive imaging using scrambled block Hadamard ensemble, 16th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2008)

(2008) Li, MZ. and Hadjinicolaou, M., Introducing grid computing to a masters course: the design rationale and practice, 5th WSEAS/IASME International Conference on Engineering Education, New Aspects of Engineering Education 150- 154

(2008) Zhou, H., Sadka, AH. and Jiang, M., Speech extraction for speech and music discrimination, 6th International Workshop on Content-based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI’08)

(2008) Zhou, H., Sadka, A. and Jiang, RM., Feature extraction for speech and music discrimination, International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing(CBMI 2008) Download publication

(2008) Jiang, RM., Sadka, AH. and Zhou, HY., Automatic human face detection for content-based image annotation, International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI 2008) Download publication

(2008) Schreer, O., Ardeo, LF., Sotiriou, D., Sadka, A. and Izquierdo, E., User requirements for multimedia indexing and retrieval of unedited audio-visual footage - RUSHES, Ninth International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS '08) Download publication

(2008) Zhou, H., Sadka, A. and Jiang, RM., Speech enhancement in noisy environments for video retrieval, Ninth International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS '08) Download publication

(2008) Zhou, H., Sadka, A. and Jiang, RM., 3D inference and modelling for video retrieval, Ninth International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS '08) Download publication

(2008) Deigmoeller, J., Itagaki, T. and Stoll, G., An approach for an intelligent crop and scale application to adapt video for mobile TV, IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting

(2008) Bravo, S., Gan, L., Nandi, AK. and Aburdene, MF., Fragile logo watermarking for public authentication, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2008)

(2008) Do, TT., Tran, TD. and Gan, L., Fast compressive sampling with structurally random matrices, IEEE International Conference Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2008)

(2008) Donato, G., Sequeira, V. and Sadka, AH., Stereoscopic helmet mounted system for real-time 3D environment reconstruction and indoor ego-motion estimation, Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XIII: Design and Applications, Proceedings of the SPIE Defence and Security Symposium (6955) : 69550P-1- 69550P-12

(2008) Donato, G., Bostrom, G., Sequeira, V. and Sadka, AH., A markerless tracking method based on sensor fusion and iterative closest point, IEEE International Conference on Distributed Human-Machine Systems

(2008) Cody, RL., Tsekleves, E. and Cosmas, J., Open-standards rich media mobile platform and rapid deployment service creation tool, World Wireless Congress 2008 Download publication

(2008) Naseer, A., Stergioulas, L., Hammoud, S. and Li, M., Grid-based semantic integration and dissemination of medical information, Third IEEE International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2008)

(2008) Qi, M., Li, M. and Willis, P., Fast Implementation of Cel-Based Animation, International Conference on Advanced Infocomm Technology

(2008) Alham, N. and Li, M., Content Based Image Retrieval: A Review, International Conference on Autonomic Computing

(2008) Kurdi, H., Li, M. and Al-Raweshidy, H., A Bio-inspired Scheduling Heuristic for Personal Mobile Grids, International Conference on Autonomic Computing

(2008) Cirstea, S., Aggoun, A. and McCormick, M., Depth extraction from 3D-integral images approached as an inverse problem, IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE 2008)

(2008) Milner, B., Darch, J. and Vaseghi, S., Applying noise compensation methods to robustly predict acoustic speech features from MFCC vectors in noise, 33rd IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2008)

(2011) Paraskevopoulos, I. and Tsekleves, E., Simulation of photovoltaics for defence and commercial applications by extending existing 3D authoring software: A validation study, , SIMULTECH 2011 - Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications 366- 373

(2012) Paraskevopoulos, I. and Tsekleves, E., Simulation of photovoltaics for defence applications: Power generation assessment and investigation of the available integration areas of photovoltaic devices on a virtual infantryman, , SIMULTECH 2012 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications 384- 396

(2010) Aggoun, A., 3D Holoscopic video content capture, manipulation and display technologies, , 2010 9th Euro-American Workshop on Information Optics, WIO 2010

(2012) Nawaz, M., Fatah, OA., Comas, J. and Aggoun, A., Extracting foreground in video sequence using segmentation based on motion, contrast and luminance, , IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting, BMSB

(2009) Abdul Karim, H., Arif, NAM., Sali, A., Worrall, S. and Sadka, AH., An error resilience method for depth in stereoscopic 3D video, , ICSIPA09 - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications, Conference Proceedings 140- 144

Book Chapters

(2013) Baker, C., Exploring Mobile Media Performance and Embodying the Network: Visual Communication Re-Mixed. In: Schleser, MRC. and Fry, C. eds. Creative Mobile Media Practices. London : Routledge

(2012) Onwubiko, C. and Owens, T., Situational Awareness in Computer Network Defense. In: Onwubiko, C. and Owens, T. eds. Situational Awareness in Computer Network Defense. Information Science Reference -

(2012) Mussabbir, Q. and Owens, T., IEEE802.21 Assisted Fast Re-authentication Scheme over GSABA. In: Onwubiko, C. and Owens, T. eds. Situational Awareness in Computer Network Defense: Principles, Methods and Applications.

(2012) Ali, K. and Owens, TJ., Forensic Investigative Process for Situational Awareness in Information Security. In: Situational Awareness in Computer Network Defense: Principles, Methods and Applications.

(2012) Abdollahi, SR., Al-Raweshidy, HS. and Owens, TJ., Super-Broadband Wireless Access Network. In: Eskim, A. ed. Wireless Communcations and Networks – Recent Advances. InTech

(2011) Daylamani Zad, D. and Agius, H., An MPEG-7 Profile for Collaborative Multimedia Annotation. In: Angelides, MC. and Agius, H. eds. The Handbook of MPEG Applications: Standards in Practice. Wiley

(2010) Kurdi, H., Li, M. and Al-Raweshidy, HS., A Taxonomy of Grid Systems. In: Antonopoulos, N., Exarchakos, G., Li, M. and Liotta, A. eds. Handbook of Research on P2P and Grid Systems for Service-Oriented Computing: Models, Methodologies and Applications. Information Science Publishing

(2010) Aggoun, A., 3D holoscopic imaging technology for real-time volume processing and display. In: Mrak, M., Grgic, M. and Kunt, M. eds. High-Quality Visual Experience: Creation, Processing and Interactivity of High-Resolution and High-Dimensional Video Signals. Berlin/Heidelberg : Springer-Verlag 411- 428

(2009) Li, M. and Yu, B., Service Discovery with Rough Sets. In: Udoh, E. and Wang, F. eds. Handbook of Research on Grid Technologies and Utility Computing: Concepts for Managing Large-Scale Applications. Information Science Reference 147- 155

(2009) Li, M., Yu, B. and Qi, M., Service Composition Automation with AI Planning. In: Cao, J. ed. Cyberinfrastructure Technologies and Applications. Nova Science Publishers 179- 197

(2009) Sahota, V. and Li, M., Modeling P2P Grid Information Services with Colored Petri Nets. In: Wei, J. ed. Grid Computing: Technology, Services, and Applications. CRC Press

(2009) Cherry, D. and Li, M., MediaGrid: A Distributed Storage System for Archiving Broadcast Media Content. In: Udoh, E. and Wang, F. eds. Handbook of Research on Grid Technologies and Utility Computing: Concepts for Managing Large-Scale Applications. Information Science Reference 136- 146

(2009) Sofokleous, AA. and Angelides, MC., Dealing bandwidth to mobile clients using games. In: Handbook of Digital Media in Entertainment and Arts. US : Springer (Part 1) : 219- 235

(2009) Parmar, MJ. and Angelides, MC., Automatic feature extraction to an MPEG-7 content model. In: Angelides, MC., Mylonas, P. and Wallace, M. eds. Advances in Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalisation. Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press (2) : 399- 423

(2009) Daylamani Zad, D. and Agius, H., Multimedia metadata 2.0: Challenges of collaborative content modelling. In: Angelides, MC., Wallace, M. and Mylonas, P. eds. Advances in Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization. Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press (2) : 1- 20

(2009) Daylamani Zad, D. and Agius, H., Collaborative movie annotation. In: Furht, B. ed. Handbook of Multimedia for Digital Entertainment and Arts. New York, NY : Springer 265- 288

(2008) Sofokleous, AA. and Angelides, MC., Multimedia content personalisation on mobile devices using MPEG-7 and MPEG-21. In: Furht, B. ed. Encyclopedia of Multimedia. US : Springer (Part 13) : 516- 521

(2008) Angelides, MC. and Sofokleous, AA., Mobile devices: quality of service (QoS). In: Fuhrt, B. ed. Encuclopedia of Wireless and Mobile Communications. Boca Raton, FL : Taylor and Francis (II) : 686- 693

Books

(2013) Bessis, N., Xhafa, F., Varvarigou, D., Hill, R. and Li, M., Internet of Things and Inter-Cooperative Computational Technologies for Collective Intelligence. Springer-Verlag GmbH

(2010) Antonopoulos, N., Exarchakos, G., Li, M. and Liotta, A., Handbook of research on P2P and grid systems for service-oriented computing: models, methodologies and applications. Information Science Publishing

(2010) Peter, C., Crane, E., Axelrod, L., Agius, H., Afzal, S. and Balaam, M., Emotion in human-computer interaction - real world challenges: Proceedings of the 2009 international workshop. Fraunhofer Verlag

(2010) Peter, C., Crane, E., Fabri, M., Agius, H. and Axelrod, L., Emotion in human-computer interaction - designing for people: Proceedings of the 2008 international workshop. Fraunhofer Verlag

(2010) Angelides, MC. and Agius, H., The Handbook of MPEG Applications: Standards in Practice. Wiley

(2009) Vaseghi, S., Advanced Digital Signal Processing and Noise Reduction. Wiley

Members

Director

Deputy Director

Members of the steering committee

 

Research Students

  • Hatem Deif: Single Channel Source Separation
  • Mohd Mohd Sazali: Hardware implementation of multiview video compression schemes
  • Salim Qatoob Al Amri: The Effect of the Implementation of e-Governance System on the Operational Performance of the Sultanate of Oman
  • OBAIDULLAH ABDUL FATAH: Depth Map Generation and 3D Image Processing
  • Eman Alazawi: 3D Holoscopic Image Depth-Map Estimation Techniques
  • NOOR ALMAADEED: Multimodal Biometric: The fusion of face and voice
  • INAS ARUSI: Accelerating and Enhancing of 3D II Algorithms on embedded platforms
  • MOHAMMAD RAFIQ SWASH: 3D Displays
  • JIANBIN CUI: Optimising MapReduce/Hadoop Scheduling for Big Data Analysis
  • MUKHTAJ KHAN: Massive Data Analysis on Smart Grids
  • ZELONG LIU: High Performance Latent Dirichlet Allocation for Text Mining
  • MAHESH PONRAJ: Optimisation of Bandwidth Utilisation in WiMax LTE Networks
  • MARY-JANE SULE: Scalable and High Performance Data Stream Processing
  • WENQIAN WEI: Network Optimisation for Finance Risk Management
  • YU ZHAO: Parallel Monte Carlo Modelling for Finance Risk Management
  • MUHAMMAD IRFAN AZIZ: Bluetooth Navigation System for Blind People
  • SUAD EL GEDER: Study of the need of 4G networks to support the demand for IMS services in countries with low density of population
  • FOROUGH GOUDARZI: Routing in Vehicular ad hoc Networks using Position Related Information
  • MAHMOUD HASHEM EIZA: Reliable Routing in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks
  • MOHAMMAD KHAN: Extending the capabilities of Network Simulator ns-2 to the simulation of Wi-Fi Access Mechanisms
  • SULTAN EFE: Multimedia design tools and technologies
  • KAWTHER REKABI: Investigating the effectiveness of the use various types of material to support of existing mixed e-learning language using algorithms
  • ACHILLEAS TSITROULIS: Multimedia design tools and technologies
  • BAHAREH LANGARI: Packet loss modelling and recovery for multimedia IP networks
  • SEYED PEDRAM RAD: Packet loss modelling and recovery for voice over IP networks
  • Hamdullah Mohib: 3D Video Transport over Heteregeneous Networks
  • Abdelkareem Ibrahim: Error Resilience in MultiView Video Communications
  • Abdulkadir Audu: Real and Virtual Camera Positioning for 3D Panoramic Image Rendering
  • Andrej Tupa: Sports and Fitness Signal Processing

Alumnus

  • Dr Minaz Parmar - MAC-REALM: A video content feature extraction and modelling framework (2014)
  • Dr Damon Daylamani Zad - MC2: MPEG-7 Content Modelling Communities (2013)
  • Dr Alipah Bte Pawi - Modeling and Extraction of Fundamental Frequency in Speech Signals
  • Dr Godwin Caruana - Parallel Support Vector Machines for Large Scale Spam Filtering
  • Dr Sanusi Mohammad - Scalability Techniques for Optimal Video Communications over Heterogenous Mobile Networks
  • Dr Ghaidaa Al-Sultany - Context aware Mobile Message Annotation and Processing (2012)
  • Dr Abubakr Umar - Multiple Description Coding for 3D Video Communications over Wireless Networks (2011)

About

For more information about the research activities including opportunities for PhD projects, industrial and academic collaboration, please contact:

Email: sed-cmcr-urc@brunel.ac.uk

Postal Address

Centre for Media Communications Research
Electronic and Computer Engineering
School of Engineering and Design,
Brunel University,
Uxbridge, Middlesex,
UB8 3PH, United Kingdom
Tel.  +44 (0)1895 265886
Fax. +44 (0)1895 269695

Location in University

Centre for Media Communications Research
Michael Sterling building

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