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Professor George Ghinea

Professor George Ghinea
Professor - Mulsemedia Computing

Research area(s)

• Multimedia and multimodal interactive environments • Mulsemedia applications and environments • Adaptive, cross-layer communication systems • Human-centred e-systems • Mobile and pervasive computing • Communications security

Research Interests

• Multimedia and multimodal interactive environments• Mulsemedia applications and environments• Adaptive, cross-layer communication systems• Human-centred e-systems• Mobile and pervasive computing• Communications security

Research supervision

I am fortunate enough to lead a team of motivated, bright and enthusiastic individuals who work on exciting research areas within my expertise:

Christian Niephaus - Christian is exploring solutions for QoS-aware load distribution

Emmanuel (Manos) Perakakis - Manos is looking at how to solve research issues pertaining to building multi-platform interactive TV ads

Jens Maiero – Jens is exploring Ad-hoc Interaction in Spatial Augmented Reality Environments

Past Members

Past members of my team, whom I have supervised on exciting projects as part of their PhD and postdoc studies, include:

Dr Stephen Gulliver (PhD, 2003) - Stephen explored the wys<> wyg relation in multimedia applications using the Quality of Perception metric. Stephen and I were the first persons to use eye-tracking to explore perceptual multimedia quality and to apply eye tracking in the assessment of continuous media.

Dr Tacha Serif (PhD, 2004) - Tacha used the Quality of Perception metric to explore the user infotainment experience across multiple access devices in his PhD. We then subsequently explored the use of PDAs for pervasive clinical data collection.

Dr Oyindamola Abass (PhD, 2007) - Oyinda integrated the use of original strategies incorporating confidence traits in e-negotiations.

Dr Oluwakemi Ademoye (PhD, 2008) - Kemi’s innovative work focused on the use of the Quality of Perception metric to explore the user experience of olfaction-enhanced multimedia.

Dr Elisabeth Enabulele (PhD, 2008) - Elisabeth enlarged the concept of quality in broadband applications through a multi-stakeholder perspective.

Dr Elahe Kani (PhD, 2008) - Elahe’s PhD focused on the implications of employing user-centred design strategies in media-rich digital libraries.

Dr Kunle Olowe (PhD, 2009) - Kunle used the Quality of Perception metric to explore the user infotainment experience of packet-based voice quality in communication networks

Dr Adel Almohammed (PhD, 2010) - Adel explored novel and efficient ways of using steganography in both images and video media content

Dr Fotis Spyridonis (PhD, 2012) - Fotis studyied the use of 3D visualization techniques for real-time, ubiquitous, data collection in telemedicine.

Dr Bachar Alrouh (PhD, 2012) - Bachar’s research focused on web services security and the computational overheads involved in adding extra such functionality to distributed systems

Dr Mathias Kretschmer (PhD, 2012) - Mathias looked at seamless integration of Broadcast technologies such as Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) to introduce support for high-bandwidth multimedia services.

Dr Tor-Morten Gronli (PhD, 2012) - Tor-Morten’s work looked at enriching the concept of context with elements of media-rich Web 2.0 and situational awareness within the framework of a Personal Information Manager.

Dr Jarle Hansen (PhD, 2012) - Jarle’s research focused on information sharing between mobile devices using the Android platform.

Dr Abdullah Alhayani (PhD, 2013) – Abdullah’s research involved examining information security threats and challenges in Saudi financial institutions.

Dr. Pardis Pourghomi (PhD, 2014) - Pardis researched mobile payment solutions using Near Field Communications

Dr. Kaveh Darabi (PhD, 2015) - Kaveh's work explored solutions for personalising multimedia video abstracts

Dr. Mohamed Hassanein (PhD, 2015)- Mohamed\'s research investigated the area of web services security and steganography

Dr. Zawlikhah Alsomali (PhD, 2015) – Zawlikhah work examined e-banking adoption in Saudi Arabia

Dr Joharah Alzahrani (PhD,2015) – Joharah looked at ways to enhance interactivity in e-learning solutions for Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Michael Scott (PhD, 2015) - Michael explored the fascinating possibilityof using digital games-based solutions to enhance learners\' programming skills

Research project(s) and grant(s)

  • Principal Investigator of H2020 Innovation Action project Networked Labs for Training in Sciences and Technologies for Information and Communication - NEWTON (2016-2019)
  • Principal Investigator of Royal Academy of Engineering Newton Research Collaboration Programme Project Multimodal Emergency Guide System for Elderly (2015)
  • External Expert on the CAPES (Brazilian Research Council) – funded project Multimodal digital media in journalistic newsrooms: a semantic computational model in a converged structure. A study of information systems in Brazil, Costa Rica, England and the United States (2015-2018)
  • Co-investigator of EU H2020 CSA project Energising Scientific Endeavour through Science Gateways and e-Infrastructures in Africa (2015-2017)
  • Co-investigator of EU H2020 CSA project Trans African Network Development -TANDEM (2015-2017)
  • Principal Investigator, EU TEMPUS project, OSSCOM -Open Source Software Communities (2014-2018)
  • Principal Investigator of EU FP7-funded VERITAS - Virtual and Augmented Environments and Realistic User Interactions To achieve Embedded Accessibility DesignS (2010-2014)