Roger ZIMMERMANN

Associate Professor
Ph.D. (University of Southern California)
M.S. (University of Southern California)
AS6-05-05
651 67949

http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~rogerz

Research Areas

  • Media

Research Interests

  • Multimedia and Distributed Systems
  • Multimedia and Mobile Networking
  • Spatio-temporal Data Management
  • Streaming Media Architectures
  • Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH)
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Applications of Machine Learning
  • AR/VR and Immersive Environments
  • Group and Real-Time Communications
  • Mobile Location-Based Services
  • Multimedia Databases

Profile

Roger Zimmermann is an Associate Professor at the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also Deputy Director with the Smart Systems Institute (SSI) at NUS. From 2010 to 2016 he co-directed the Centre of Social Media Innovations for Communities (COSMIC), a research institute funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore. Prior to joining NUS he held the positions of Research Area Director with the Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC) and Research Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California (USC). He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California. Among his research interests are streaming media architectures, mobile video management, distributed and peer-to-peer systems, spatio-temporal data management and location-based services. Dr. Zimmermann is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Distinguished Member of the ACM. He has co-authored a book, seven patents and more than two hundred-twenty conference publications, journal articles and book chapters in the areas of multimedia, GIS and information management. He has received funding from NSF (US), A*STAR (Singapore), NUS Research Institute (NUSRI, China), NRF (Singapore), and NSFC (China) as well as several industries such as Fuji Xerox, Yunphant, HP, Intel, and Pratt & Whitney. Dr. Zimmermann is on the editorial boards of the IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC) Review Board and the Springer International Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP). He is also an associate editor for the ACM Transactions on Multimedia journal (ACM TOMM) and he was elected as Secretary of ACM SIGSPATIAL for the term of 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2017. He has served on the conference program committees of many leading conferences and as reviewer of many journals. Recently he was the general chair of the ACM Multimedia Systems 2014 and the IEEE ISM 2015 conferences, and TPC co-chair of the ACM TVX 2017 conference. Professor Zimmermann is has received numerous awards and accolades for his research and service. He received the Best Paper Award at the 7th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on GeoStreaming (IWGS 2016). His team placed second at the ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS Cup 2013 contest on geo-fencing out of 29 entries. In 2012 he received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2012). He was nominated for the IEEE Communications Society, Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC) Best Paper Award in 2010. His Remote Media Immersion (RMI) project was awarded an Honorable Mention in the CENIC 2003 “On the Road to a Gigabit” Awards in the ”Gigabit or Bust” category and an Idea Award by the Internet2 consortium. For his service he received the 2017 Best Editor Award of the IEEE Communications Society, Technical Committee on Multimedia Communications (MMTC) Review Board. He is a recipient the Outstanding Reviewer Award at the Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM 2014) and the Quality Reviewer Award at the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2011). More information about Dr. Zimmermann's research and activities can be found on his Google Scholar Citation page, his DBLP page, his ACM Author page, his ResearchGate page, and his Elsevier Mendeley page. His ORCID persistent digital identifier is 0000-0002-7410-2590 and his Researcher ID is D-7944-2015.

Current Projects

  • Multiview and Multimodal Pervasive Indoor Localisation
  • Applications of Volunteered Geo-Crowdsourcing Videos in Smart Urban Management
  • Deep Learning for Medical Image Classification on Mobile Devices
  • Effective Smartfan Deployment in NUS SDE NetZero Building
  • Fleet Tracking in Support of Smart Nation

Selected Publications

  • Liu Q., Zhang Y., Liu Z., Yuan Y., Cheng L., and Zimmermann R. (2018) “Multi-modal Multi-task Learning for Automatic Dietary Assessment, “Thirty-second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-18), February 2–7, 2018, New Orleans, Lousiana, USA.

  • Liu Z., Zhang L., Liu Q., Yin Y., Cheng L., Zimmermann R. (2017) “Fusion of Magnetic and Visual Sensors for Indoor Localization: Infrastructure-Free and More Effective,” IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Vol. 19 (4), pp. 874 – 888. (DOI: 10.1109/TMM.2016.2636750)

  • Bentaleb A; Begen AC; Zimmermann R; Harous S (2017) “SDNHAS: An SDN-enabled architecture to optimize QoE in HTTP adaptive streaming,” IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Vol. 19 (10), pp. 2136 – 2151. (DOI: 10.1109/TMM.2017.2733344)

  • Perera D., Zimmermann R. (2017) “Exploring the use of time-dependent cross-network information for personalized recommendations,” MM 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Multimedia Conference, pp. 1780 – 1788. (DOI: 10.1145/3123266.3123447)

  • Liu Z; Cheng L; Liu A; Zhang L; He X; Zimmermann R (2017) “Multiview and multimodal pervasive indoor localization,” MM 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Multimedia Conference, pp. 109 – 117. (DOI: 10.1145/3123266.3123436)

  • Yin Y; Shah RR; Zimmermann R (2016) “A General Feature-based Map Matching Framework with Trajectory Simplification,” 7th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on GeoStreaming (IWGS), pp. 43 – 52, San Francisco, CA (31 Oct 2016), (DOI: 10.1145/3003421.3003426) (Best Paper Award)

  • Bai M; Xin J; Wang G; Zhang L; Zimmermann R; Yuan Y; Wu X (2016) “Discovering the k Representative Skyline Over a Sliding Window,” IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Vol. 28 (8), pp. 2041 – 2056. (DOI: 10.1109/TKDE.2016.2546242)

  • Zhang Y; Zimmermann R (2016) “Efficient Summarization From Multiple Georeferenced User-Generated Videos,” IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Vol. 18 (3), pp. 418 – 431. (DOI: 10.1109/TMM.2016.2520827)

  • Yin Y; Thapliya R; Zimmermann R (2016) “Encoded Semantic Tree for Automatic User Profiling Applied to Personalized Video Summarization,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, pp. 1 – 1. (DOI: 10.1109/TCSVT.2016.2602832)        

  • Yin Y; Wang G; Zimmermann R (2016) “Automatic Geographic Metadata Correction for Sensor-rich Video Sequences,” GIS: Proceedings of the ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems. (DOI: 10.1145/2996913.2997015)

Awards & Honours

  • Best Paper Award at the 7th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on GeoStreaming (IWGS 2016)
  • His team placed second at the ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS Cup 2013 contest on geo-fencing out of 29 entries.
  • In 2012 he received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2012).
  • He was nominated for the IEEE Communications Society, Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC) Best Paper Award in 2010.
  • His Remote Media Immersion (RMI) project was awarded an Honorable Mention in the CENIC 2003 “On the Road to a Gigabit” Awards in the ”Gigabit or Bust” category and an Idea Award by the Internet2 consortium.
  • For his service he received the 2017 Best Editor Award of the IEEE Communications Society, Technical Committee on Multimedia Communications (MMTC) Review Board.
  • He is a recipient the Outstanding Reviewer Award at the Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM 2014) and the Quality Reviewer Award at the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2011)

Teaching (2018/2019)

  • CS2010: Data Structures and Algorithms II
  • TT1002: Teaching Claim (Roger Zimmermann)