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The personal website of Roger Zimmermann at the School of Computing is here.

Short Bio

Roger's Google Scholar Citation count (mostly accurate), his DBLP page, his Microsoft Academic Search results, his Academia.edu page, his Elsevier Mendeley page, his Publons page, his ACM account, and his ResearchGate page (note, these last two links do not work correctly because ACM and ResearchGate use an underscore in the URL; remove the backslash (or forward slash) to load the page). His ORCID persistent digital identifier is 0000-0002-7410-2590, his Researcher ID is D-7944-2015 and his SCOPUS ID is 55423994500.

Roger Zimmermann is associate professor of Computer Science in the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also deputy director with the Smart Systems Institute (SSI) at NUS and was recently the co-director of 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 in 2007 he held the position of Research Area Director with the Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC) at the University of Southern California (USC). Recently he was affiliated with USC as Adjunct Associate Professor, where he received his Ph.D. degree in 1998. His research interests are in the areas of streaming media architectures, distributed and peer-to-peer systems, mobile and geo-referenced video management, collaborative environments, spatio-temporal information management, and mobile location-based services. His work on high-resolution Internet streaming resulted in the Remote Media Immersion system which has been demonstrated on Internet2. Dr. Zimmermann is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Distinguished Member of 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), NRF (Singapore), and NSFC (China) as well as several industries such as Fuji Xerox, HP, Intel, Pratt & Whitney, and Nvidia. Dr. Zimmermann is on the editorial board 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 with the ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMM) journal and the IEEE MultiMedia magazine. He has served on the conference program committees of many leading conferences. 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.
Email: rogerz@comp.nus.edu.sg
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Alumni

  • Now Senior Platform Product Manager at Paypal, Silicon Valley, CA.
  • Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.
  • Ph.D. thesis "Resource Management in Large-Scale Data Stream Recording Architectures."
  • Kun passed his Ph.D. defense on 15 August 2005. Congratulations!
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award of USC's Computer Science Department for the Fall 2004 semester.
  • Kun passed his qualifying exam on 17 May 2004. Congratulations!
  • Teaching Assistant for CSci585 "Database Systems," Fall 2003 and 2004.
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  • Now with Google, Mountain View, CA.
  • Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.
  • Ph.D. thesis "Supporting Multimedia Streaming among Mobile Ad-hoc Peers with Link Availability Prediction" is available online here.
  • Min passed his PhD defense exam on 8 May 2007. Congratulations!
  • Internship with Microsoft, 2007.
  • Min passed his qualification exam on 30 August 2006. Congratulations!
  • Academic Achievement Award from the USC Office of International Services, Spring 2006 semester.
  • Imagine Cup 2006 US Finalist.
  • Teaching Assistant for CSci402 "Operating Systems," Fall 2004, Fall 2005, Spring 2006 and Fall 2006.
  • Recipient of three Intel scholarships.
Phone: (213) 740-4177
  • Now a Full Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Auburn University, Alabama.
  • Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.
  • Ph.D. thesis "Location-based Spatial Queries in Mobile Environments" is available online here.
  • Wei-shinn passed his Ph.D. defense exam on 30 January 2007. Congratulations!
  • Internship with the National University of Singapore, 2007.
  • Wei-shinn passed his qualification exam on 3 May 2006. Congratulations!
  • Certificate for Outstanding Service to the Viterbi School of Engineering, 2006.
  • Chief Financial Officer, USC IMSC Student Council, 2005-2006.
  • Certificate for Outstanding Service to the Viterbi School of Engineering, 2005. 
  • Teaching Assistant for CSci410 "Translation of Programming Languages," Fall 2005.
  • Teaching Assistant for CSci585 "Database Systems," Fall 2003, 2004 and 2006.
  • Director of Conferences, USC IMSC Student Council, 2004-2005.
  • Academic Achievement Award from the USC Office of International Services, Spring 2004 semester.
  • Outstanding Leadership Award from the USC Office of International Services, Spring 2004 semester.
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award of USC's Computer Science Department for the Fall 2003 semester.
  • Finance Vice President, USC Computer Science Graduate Organization, 2003-2004.
Phone: (213) 740-4177
  • Now Corporate Vice President, ecosystem group of JD Cloud at JD.com, Beijing, China.
  • Previously with IBM Research China, Beijing, China.
  • Previously with IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, New York, NY.
  • Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.
  • Ph.D. thesis "Scalable Peer-to-Peer Streaming for Interactive Applications" is available online here.
  • Leslie passed his Ph.D. defense exam on 7 May 2007. Congratulations!
  • Leslie passed his qualification exam on 5 December 2005. Congratulations!
  • Selected as one of only 8 students to participate in the 2006 Watson Emerging Leaders in Multimedia Workshop organized by the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Hawthorne, NY, held on 16-17 October 2006.
  • Presentation of PartyPeer at The 2006 Technology Expo organized by the Graduate Technology Alliance, 5 September 2006.
  • Summer Internship with Microsoft, 2006.
  • Imagine Cup 2006 US Finalist.
  • Participant in Rice University's Business Plan Competition, 2006.
  • Vice President, CSSA (Chinese Student and Scholars Association), 2005.
  • Presentation of AudioPeer at The 2005 Technology Expo organized by the Graduate Technology Alliance, 30 August 2005.
  • Finance Vice President, USC Computer Science Graduate Organization, 2004-2005.
  • IMSC Industry Award for Excellence in Technology Demonstrations, 2003.
Phone: (213) 740-4177
  • Now an Assistant Professor with the Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Previously a Research Fellow with the National University of Singapore.
  • Beomjoo received a Merit Award in the mYprize Global Developer Challenge by YTL Communications! Congratulations!
  • Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.
  • Ph.D. thesis "Edge Indexing in a Grid for Highly Dynamic Virtual Environments" is available online here.
  • Beomjoo passed his Ph.D. defense exam on 12 November 2007. Congratulations!
  • Beomjoo passed his qualification exam on 28 November 2005. Congratulations!
  • Teaching Assistant for CSci558 "Internetworking and Distributed Systems Laboratory," Spring 2006.
  • Summer Internship with Hewlett-Packard in the Streaming Media Systems Group of the Multimedia Communications and Networking Department, 2004.
  • IMSC Industry Award for Excellence in Technology Demonstrations, 2003.
Phone: (213) 740-4177
  • Now with the IBM Silicon Valley Lab, San Jose, CA.
  • Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.
  • Ph.D. thesis "MOVNet: A Framework to Process Location-Based Queries on Moving Objects in Road Networks" is available online here.
  • Leo passed his Ph.D. defense exam on 23 October 2008. Congratulations!
  • Leo passed his qualification exam on 7 May 2007. Congratulations!
  • Internship with IBM Silicon Valley Lab, San Jose, 2007.
  • Internship with the National University of Singapore, 2007.
  • Teaching Assistant for CSci561 "Foundations of Artificial Intelligence," Fall 2005 and 2006.
  • Teaching Assistant for CSci585 "Database Systems," Fall 2004.
Phone: (213) 740-4177
  • Now an Associate Professor with the National Chung Cheng University, Minhsiung, Taiwan.
  • Previously an Assistant Professor with the National Chung Cheng University, Minhsiung, Taiwan.
  • Previously with Teradata, San Diego, CA.
  • Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.
  • Ph.D. thesis "Efficient Updates for Continuous Queries over Moving Objects" is available online here.
  • Yu-Ling passed her Ph.D. defense exam on 25 March 2009. Congratulations!
  • Yu-Ling passed her qualifying exam on 12 November 2007. Congratulations!
  • Internship with the National University of Singapore, 2007.
  • Recipient of two WiSE travel grants.
  • Lab Assistant for ITP 104x "Internet Publishing Technologies," Spring 2006.
  • Teaching Assistant for CSci351 "Programming the World Wide Web," Fall 2005.
  • Summer 2002 Internship, Natural Language Processing at USC/Information Sciences Institute.
Phone: (213) 740-4177
  • Now a Clinical Associate Professor with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Washington State University.
  • Previously a Research Fellow with the National University of Singapore.
  • Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.
  • Ph.D. thesis "Leveraging Georeferenced Meta-data for the Management of Large Video Collections" is available online here.
  • Sakire passed her Ph.D. defense exam on 28 July 2010. Congratulations!
  • Sakire passed her qualifying exam on 25 March 2009. Congratulations!
  • Recipient of a WiSE travel grant.
  • Presentation of HYDRA at The 2006 Technology Expo organized by the Graduate Technology Alliance, 5 September 2006.
  • Teaching Assistant for CSci570 "Analysis of Algorithms," Fall 2005.
  • Academic Achievement Award from the USC Office of International Services, Spring 2005 semester.
Phone: (65) 6516 1234
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  • Min has been a Research Assistant with the COSMIC centre until 2013.
  • Min has been a Research Assistant with an A*STAR project until 2011.
  • Undergraduate studies from the University of Computer Studies (Mandalay), Myanmar.
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), 2006.
  • Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD.Net), 2006.
  • Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD.Net), 2006.
  • Associate Member Myanmar Computer Professionals Association (MCPA), Myanmar.
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