Speaker: Prof.Dr. Adnan Yazıcı, Computer Engineering Department, Middle East Technical University, Ankara-Turkey
Title: Modeling and Management of Multimedia Data
Abstract: Due to the developments in information and communication technologies, the volume and usage of multimedia data increases rapidly and extracting semantic information and querying them has become an important requirement in our daily lives. Conceptually modeling multimedia information, extracting semantic information from multimedia data, storing and querying multimedia content in and from a multimedia database system and accessing them efficiently from a database are some of the important research topics in multimedia information retrieval area. In this talk I will talk about the research on multimedia information/data management that has been going on in Multimedia Database Laboratory, established in Computer Engineering Department at Middle East Technical University.
Biography: Prof. Dr. Adnan Yazıcı is chairman of Dept. of Computer Engineering, METU. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Department of EECS at Tulane University, USA, in 1991, where he also has been a visiting professor between 1998 and 2000. His current research interests include intelligent database systems, fuzzy database modeling, spatio-temporal databases, multimedia and video databases, and wireless multimedia sensor networks. Prof.Dr. Adnan Yazıcı has published more than 180 international technical papers and co-authored two books, which are titled Fuzzy Database Modeling (by Springer) and Uncertainty Approaches for Spatial Data Modeling and Processing: a Decision Support Perspective (by Springer). He is a senior member of IEEE and has received IBM Faculty Award for 2011 and Young Investigator Award bestowed by the Parlar Foundation, for the year 2001. Dr. Yazıcı was a Conference Co-Chair of the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) in 2007 and a Conference Co-Chair of the 38th Very Large Data Bases (VLDB 2012) conference. He was also the Program Committee Chair of the 18th International Symposium of Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS 2003), one of the Program Committee co-chairs of ISCIS 2010 and Flexible Query Answering Systems (FQAS 2011). He is the director of Multimedia Database Lab. in the Computer Engineering Department at METU.