Interview Column

Introduction

Interview Column – Introduction

Interview Column - Introduction

The interviews in the SIGMM records aim to provide the community with the insights, visions, and views from outstanding researchers in multimedia. With the interviews we particularly try to find out what makes these researchers outstanding and also to a certain extend what is going on in their mind, what are their visions and what ...


Interviews

  • An interview with Associate Professor Hugo L. Hammer

    An interview with Associate Professor Hugo L. Hammer

    Hugo as a Ph.D. student, at the beginning of his research career. Describe your journey into research from your youth up to the present. What foundational lessons did you learn from this journey? Why were you initially attracted to multimedia? From an early age, I had the ability to focus and work individually and loved to develop ...

  • An interview with Professor Roger Zimmermann

    An interview with Professor Roger Zimmermann

    Please describe your journey into research from your youth up to the present. What foundational lessons did you learn from this journey? Why were you initially attracted to multimedia? I have had an interest in technology early on, though my path to becoming an academic has not been very direct. In high school, I really enjoyed ...

  • An Interview with Professor Susanne Boll

    An Interview with Professor Susanne Boll

    Describe your journey into research from your youth up to the present. What foundational lessons did you learn from this journey?  My journey into research started with my interest in computers and computer science at school while I was still in my early years at that time. I liked all the STEM subjects and was very ...

  • An interview with Professor Pål Halvorsen

    An interview with Professor Pål Halvorsen

    Describe your journey into research from your youth up to the present. What foundational lessons did you learn from this journey? Why were you initially attracted to multimedia? I remember when I was about 14 years old and had an 8th grade project where we were to identify what we wanted to do in the future ...

  • An interview with Géraldine Morin

    An interview with Géraldine Morin

    Please describe your journey into research from your youth up to the present. What foundational lessons did you learn from this journey? Why were you initially attracted to multimedia? My journey into research was not such a linear path (or ’straight path’ as some French institutions put it —a criteria for them to hire)… I started ...

  • An interview with Assoc. Prof. Ragnhild Eg

    An interview with Assoc. Prof. Ragnhild Eg

    Please describe your journey into research from your youth up to the present. What foundational lessons did you learn from this journey? Why were you initially attracted to multimedia? In high school, I really had no idea what I wanted to study in university. I liked writing, so I first tried out journalism. I soon discovered ...

  • Interview with Dr. Magda Ek Zarki and Dr. De-Yu Chen: winners of the Best MMsys’18 Workshop paper award

    Interview with Dr. Magda Ek Zarki and Dr. De-Yu Chen: winners of the Best MMsys’18 Workshop paper award

    The ACM Multimedia Systems conference (MMSys’18) was recently held in Amsterdam from 9-15 June 2018. The conferences brings together researchers in multimedia systems. Four workshops were co-located with MMSys, namely PV’18, NOSSDAV’18, MMVE’18, and NetGames’18. In this post we interview Magda El Zarki and De-Yu Chen, the authors of the best workshop paper entitled ...

  • An interview with Miriam Redi

    An interview with Miriam Redi

    Describe your journey into computing from your youth up to the present. What foundational lessons did you learn from this journey? Why were you initially attracted to multimedia? I literally grew up with computers all around me. I was born in a little town raised around the headquarters of Olivetti, one of the biggest tech companies ...

  • An interview with Prof. Alan Smeaton

    An interview with Prof. Alan Smeaton

    Please describe your journey into computing from your youth up to the present. What foundational lessons did you learn from this journey? Why were you initially attracted to multimedia? I started a University course in Physics and Mathematics and in order to make up my credits I needed to add another subject so I ...

  • An interview with Prof. Ramesh Jain

    An interview with Prof. Ramesh Jain

    Please describe your journey into computing from your youth up to the present. What foundational lessons did you learn from this journey? Why you were initially attracted to multimedia? I am luckier than most people in that I have been able to experience really diverse situations in my life. Computing was just being introduced at Indian ...

  • An interview with David Ayman Shamma

    An interview with David Ayman Shamma

      Describe your journey into computing from your youth up to the present. What foundational lessons did you learn from this journey? Why were you initially attracted to multimedia? I’ve always been curious about solving problems.  Not so much the answer but actually I like to know how a problem can be broken down into parts, abstracted, ...

  • An interview with Judith Redi

    An interview with Judith Redi

    Describe your journey into computing from your youth up to the present. What foundational lessons did you learn from this journey? Why were you initially attracted to multimedia? My path to multimedia was, let’s say, non-linear. I grew up in the Italian educational system, which up until university, is somewhat biased towards social sciences and humanities. ...

  • An interview with Klara Nahrstedt

    An interview with Klara Nahrstedt

    Michael Riegler (MR): Describe your journey into computing from your youth up to the present. What foundational lessons did you learn from this journey? Why were you initially attracted to multimedia? Klara Nahrstedt (KN): From my youth I have been attracted and interested in mathematics, physics and other sciences. However, since most of my family were ...

  • An interview with Wallapak Tavanapong

    An interview with Wallapak Tavanapong

    MR: Describe your journey into computing from your youth up to the present. Pak: I started learning about computing quite late. I did not know what a computer was until I joined a B.S. degree program in Computer Science at Thammasat University, Thailand, and learned the foundation there. After finishing the degree, I joined the M.S. program ...

  • An Interview with Cynthia Liem: The PHENICX Project

    An Interview with Cynthia Liem: The PHENICX Project

    The PHENICX project is supported by the European Commission, FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme, STREP project, ICT-2011.8.2 ICT for access to cultural resources, grant agreement No 601166). The project is running for a year now and Cynthia Liem is involved since the initial planning and proposal writing. Currently, she is a work package leader in the ...

  • An interview with Aljosa Smolic

    An interview with Aljosa Smolic

    Dr. Aljosa Smolic joined Disney Research Zürich, Switzerland in 2009, as Senior Research Scientist and Head of the “Advanced Video Technology” group. Before he was Scientific Project Manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI), Berlin, also heading a research group. He has been involved in several national and international research projects, where he conducted research in various ...

  • An Interview with Video Quality Experts

    For multimedia researchers, improvement of users’ quality-of-experience is a more valuable goal that an easily measurable quality-of-service. Consequently, researchers use video quality evaluation metrics to assess whether they can increase or maintain it. In this issue, we publish an interview with renowned video quality experts. Through previous studies in the field, SIGMM members have recognised that ...

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