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.
Our poster (authored by Muhammad Umer, Egemen Tanin, and myself) on Opportunistic Sampling in Wireless Sensor Networks has won the ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2009 best poster award.
One full paper authored by Ziyuan Wang, myself, and Rao Kotagiri on Robust Traffic Merging Strategies for Sensor-Enabled Cars Using Time Geography has been accepted for ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2009. The acceptance rate for full papers was 20.5%.
One short paper authored by Muhammad Umer, Egemen Tanin, and myself on Opportunistic Sampling in Wireless Sensor Networks has been accepted for ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2009.
The full citations are under my publications.
The paper Analysis and Evaluation of V*-kNN: An Efficient Algorithm for Moving kNN Queries, authored by Sarana Nutanong, Egemen Tanin, Rui Zhang, and myself, has been accepted for the VLDB Journal. The full citation is under my publications.
A paper authored by Hairuo Xie, myself, and Egemen Tanin on Privacy Aware Traffic Monitoring has been accepted for IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. The full citation is under my publications.
I am delighted to become a member of the editorial board of GeoInformatica. GeoInformatica is a journal to publish "the most innovative research results in the application of computer science applied to geographic information systems". More information about GeoInformatica is available under the journal website.
A paper authored by Muhammad Umer, myself, and Egemen Tanin on Optimizing Query Processing Using Selectivity-awareness in Wireless Sensor Networks has been accepted for Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems (CEUS). The full citation is under my publications.
A paper authored by Muhammad Umer, myself, and Egemen Tanin on Spatial Interpolation in Wireless Sensor Networks has been accepted for publication in GeoInformatica. The full citation is under my publications.
On September 1st 2008 I was promoted to senior lecturer in the Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering at the University of Melbourne. A big thank you to my friends and colleagues for their support.