ACM MM 2013 awards

Best Paper Award
Luoqi Liu, Hui Xu, Junliang Xing, Si Liu, Xi Zhou and Shuicheng Yan
Wow! You Are So Beautiful Today!

Best Student Paper Award
Hanwang Zhang, Zheng-Jun Zha, Yang Yang, Shuicheng Yan, Yue Gao and
Tat-Seng Chua
Attribute-augmented Semantic Hierarchy: Towards Bridging Semantic Gap and
Intention Gap in Image Retrieval

Grand Challenge 1st Place Award
Brendan Jou, Hongzhi Li, Joseph G. Ellis, Daniel Morozoff-Abegauz and
Shih-Fu Chang
Structured Exploration of Who, What, When, and Where in Heterogenous
Multimedia News Sources

Grand Challenge 2nd Place Award
Subhabrata Bhattacharya, Behnaz Nojavanasghari, Tao Chen, Dong Liu,
Shih-Fu Chang, Mubarak Shah
Towards a Comprehensive Computational Model for Aesthetic Assessment of

Grand Challenge 3rd Place Award
Shannon Chen, Penye Xia, and Klara Nahrstedt
Activity-Aware Adaptive Compression: A Morphing-Based Frame Synthesis
Application in 3DTI

Grand Challenge Multimodal Award
Chun-Che Wu, Kuan-Yu Chu, Yin-Hsi Kuo, Yan-Ying Chen, Wen-Yu Lee, Winston
H. Hsu
Search-Based Relevance Association with Auxiliary Contextual Cues

Best Demo Award
Duong-Trung-Dung Nguyen, Mukesh Saini; Vu-Thanh Nguyen, Wei Tsang Ooi
Jiku director: An online mobile video mashup system

Best Doctoral Symposium Paper
Jules Francoise
Gesture-Sound Mapping by demonstration in Interactive Music Systems

Best Open Source Software Award
Dmitry Bogdanov,  Nicolas Wack, Emilia Gómez, Sankalp Gulati, Perfecto
Oscar Mayor, Gerard Roma, Justin Salamon, Jose Zapata Xavier Serra
ESSENTIA: An Audio Analysis Library for Music Information Retrieval

IEEE I&M Technical Award for Professor El Saddik

Professor El Saddik was awarded the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society technical Award for his outstanding contributions to multimedia computing

Dr. El Saddik’s research focus is establishing a framework of software tools to define an ambient-based collaborative haptic audio visual environment (C-HAVE). Thereby making the exchange of data in that environment fully interactive and personalized, allowing users on the Internet to experience an enhanced telepresence, made up of images, sounds, and touch.

The I&M Society presented its Society Awards at I2MTC 2011 in Binjiang, Hangzhou, China.

Abdulmotaleb El Saddik named ACM Distinguished Scientist

Abdulmotaleb El Saddik has been named a 2010 Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Professor El Saddik’s current research, which provides an excellent bridge between computer science and engineering, is in the area of multimedia communications. In particular, he focuses on the analysis, design and development of haptics audio visual algorithms and of collaborative protocols and applications. He is also a Fellow of IEEE, FEIC and FCAE.

The Distinguished Scientist grade recognizes ACM members who have at least 15 years of professional experience and five years of continuous professional membership, and whose accomplishments in and impact on the computing field have been significant.

ACM Awards Announcement

ACM Awards Recognize Computer Scientists for Innovations that Have Real World Impact


In March, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) awarded six prestigious awards for innovations in computing technology that demonstrate the benefits of computational thinking for industry, education, and society. These awards were now presented at the ACM Awards Banquet on June 26, in San Francisco, CA. The awards reflect outstanding achievements that have led to improved medical diagnostics and healthcare delivery, better teaching methods for high school computer science, more secure Internet transactions, and enhanced network efficiency.

Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions within Computer Science and Informatics
Gregory Abowd, Georgia Institute of Technology

Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award
Mihir Bellare, University of California, San Diego
Phillip Rogaway, University of California, Davis

Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award
Matthias Felleisen, Northeastern University

Grace Murray Hopper Award
Tim Roughgarden, Stanford University

ACM – AAAI Allen Newell Award
Michael I. Jordan, University of California, Berkeley

Software System Award
Mendel Rosenblum, Stanford University
Edouard Bugnion, Cisco
Scott Devine, VMWare
Edward Wang
Jeremy Sugerman, Stanford University

IEEE Fellowship for Yong Rui

Dr. Yong Rui, Director of Microsoft Research China R&D, was elevated to a Fellow of IEEE.
The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest and is a recognition of a member’s technical, educational, and leadership achievements.

Distinguished Member Grade to Yong Rui

Dr. Yong Rui, General Co-Chair of ACM Multimedia 2009, became one of 58 ACM Distinguished Scientists inducted in 2009 for contribution in multimedia analysis, indexing and retrieval. The Distinguished Member Grade recognizes those ACM members with at least 15 years of professional experience and 5 years of continuous Professional Membership who have achieved significant accomplishments or have made a significant impact on the computing field.

Shervin Shirmohammadi selected as IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments and Online Gaming

Shervin Shirmohammadi, Associate Professor of the University of Ottawa’s Distributed and Collaborative Virtual Environments Research Laboratory (DISCOVER Lab), is selected as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments and Online Gaming. An IEEE Distinguished Lecturer is financially sponsored by IEEE to give seminars or invited talks at the request of any IEEE group, such as IEEE Sections, IEEE Chapters, IEEE Societies, IEEE conferences/workshops, and IEEE Student Branches.

Please contact Dr. Shirmohammadi for more information or visit the announcement.