ARC Discovery Project Grant, $452,000, 2013-2015. Algorithms for collaborative micro-navigation based on spatio-temporal data management and data mining. Chief investigators: R. Kotagiri, L. Kulik, E. Tanin, S. Karunasekera, R. Zhang, H. Samet.
Traffic congestion coupled with greenhouse gas emissions is a major challenge for modern society. This project will tackle this challenge by developing computer-assisted smart vehicles that can access and exchange real-time information about traffic conditions, leading to improved driving experience, safety and environmental sustainability.
A paper authored by Muhammad Umer, Egemen Tanin and myself on Opportunistic Sampling-Based Query Processing in Wireless Sensor Networks has been accepted for publication in GeoInformatica.
The paper Countering Overlapping Rectangle Privacy Attack for Moving kNN Queries authored by Tanzima Hashem, myself and Rui Zhang has been accepted for publication in Information Systems.
ARC Linkage Project Grant, $330,000, 2012-2015. Integrating Mobility on Demand in Urban Transport Infrastructures (iMoD). Chief investigators: S. Winter, M. Savelsbergh, M. Wallace, L. Kulik, R. Kotagiri, R. Thompson, C. Duffield.
Australia’s major cities are substantially challenged for public transport services due to the dispersed and low population densities, and thus, roads are at or beyond their capacity. Smarter demand-responsive public transport services are therefore needed. This project studies the viability of such a service under a variety of scenarios.
Congratulations to Dr Tanzima Hashem. I was Tanzima's supervisor. Her thesis is entitled: Privacy Preserving Query Processing for Location-based Services.
Effective January 1st, 2012, I have been promoted to Associate Professor in the new Department of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. Many thanks to my friends and colleagues for their support.
ARC Linkage Project Grant, $195,000, 2012-2014. Growing old and staying connected: touch screen technology for ameliorating older people's experience of social isolation. Chief investigators: F. Vetere, E. Ozanne, L. Kulik.
Social isolation affects many older people. This project investigates novel technologies to prevent and to ameliorate social isolation experienced by older adults. This project will implement and trial a software application over an 18 month period, using a 3G connected touch-screen tablet, and evaluate its impact on alleviating social isolation.
The paper The Min-dist Location Selection Query authored by Jianzhong Qi, Rui Zhang, Lars Kulik, Dan Lin and Yuan Xue has been accepted for ICDE 2012.
The paper Gesture Recognition Using RFID Technology authored by Parvin Asadzadeh, myself and Egemen Tanin has been as been accepted for publication in Personal and Ubiquitous Computing.
The paper Privacy-Aware Collection of Aggregate Spatial Data authored by Hairuo Xie, myself and Egemen Tanin has been as been accepted for publication in Data & Knowledge Engineering.
Congratulations to Dr. Hairuo Xie for completing his PhD. Dr Egemen Tanin and I were Hairuo's supervisors. His thesis is entitled Privacy-Aware Aggregate Query Processing.
Congratulations to Dr Mohammed Eunus Ali for completing his PhD. Dr Egemen Tanin, Rui Zhang and I were Eunus' supervisors. His thesis is entitled Motion-Aware Optimization in Spatial Data Management.
ARC Discovery Project Grant, $300,000, 2011-2013. Managing private location data in a mobile and networked world: getting the balance right. Chief investigators: L. Kulik, E. Tanin, J. Bailey.
Location based data are transforming the mobile service industry and this project will develop novel approaches to safeguard the location privacy of mobile individuals. This will facilitate the development of privacy-aware services which can be used for real time traffic monitoring, care for the elderly and smartphone enabled location services.
One full paper authored by Sarana Nutanong, Egemen Tanin, Mohammed Eunus Ali, and myself on Local Network Voronoi Diagram has been accepted for ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2010. The second accepted full paper is authored by Jie Shao, myself, and Egemen and is titled Easiest-to-Reach Neighbor Search. The acceptance rate for full papers was 20.9%.
The paper "Don't Trust Anyone": Privacy Protection for Location-Based Services authored by Tanzima Hashem and myself has been as been accepted for publication in Pervasive and Mobile Computing.
Congratulations to Dr. Ziyuan Wang for completing her PhD. I and Prof Rao Kotagiri were Ziyuan’s supervisors. Her thesis is entitled Proactive Traffic Control Strategies for Sensor-Enabled Cars.
Congratulations to Dr. Muhammad Umer for completing his PhD. Dr Egemen Tanin and I were Umer’s supervisors. His thesis is titled A Query-Driven Approach to Efficient and Robust Data Collection in Wireless Sensor Networks.
The paper A Motion-Aware Approach for Efficient Evaluation of Continuous Queries on 3D Object Databases, authored by Mohammed Eunus Ali, Egemen Tanin, Rui Zhang, and myself, has been accepted for the VLDB Journal. The full citation is under my publications.
A paper authored by Tanzima Hashem, myself, and Rui Zhang on Privacy Preserving Group Nearest Neighbor Queries has been accepted for EDBT 2010. The acceptance rate was 17.6%.
A position paper about our Spatio-Temporal Database Research at the University of Melbourne is available now via SIGMOD Record.