This page shows my experience in supervision research and degree works.

Research projects and Networking

The following are "funded" research projects that I am currently involved in:

  • Telenor - NTNU AI-Lab.
    • Role: Coordinator/Principal Investigator.
    • Funded Resources: 1 Professorship, and 2 PhD and 2 Postdoc Fellowships / Approx. 4.1 M EUR.
    • Funding sources: Industrial Funding, mainly by Telenor Group
  • Multi-Source Event Detection (MUSED).
    • Role: Principal Investigator.
    • Funded Resources: 1 PhD and 1 Postdoc Fellowships / Approx. 1 M EUR.
  • BigData Strategic Research Area.
    • Role: Project Coordinator/Leader.
    • Funded Resources: 2 PhD and 1 Postdoc Fellowships / Approx. 1.2 M EUR.
  • ICT COST Action IC1307 - The European Network on Integrating Vision and Language (iV&L Net)
    Combining Computer Vision and Language Processing For Advanced Search, Retrieval, Annotation and Description of Visual Data
    • Role: Member of the Management Committee & Work Group Leader.
    • Source of Funding: EU & The research council of Norway.
  • ICT COST Action IC1302 - Semantic keyword-based search on structured data sources (KEYSTONE)
    • Role: Substitute Member of the Management Committee.
    • Source of Funding: EU & The research council of Norway.
  • "CAIM - Context-Aware Image Management".
    • Role: Co-main Investigator.
    • Source of Funding: The research council of Norway (the VERDIKT programe) - Approx. 1.3 M EUR

Research Supervision

Doctoral Students:

  • Currently supervised Candidates:
    • 2018-dd: Sofia Aftab (main supervisor)
    • 2017-dd: Huy Duong (main supervisor)
    • 2016-dd: Shweta Tiwari (main supervisor)
    • 2016-dd: Eliezer da Silva de Souza (active co-supervisor)
    • 2015-dd: Tarik Salem (main supervisor)
  • Graduated Candidates:
    • Nafiseh Shabib: "Novel Approaches to Group Recommendation". Active Co-supervisor (Graduated 2015).

    • Massimiliano Ruocco. Title: "Geo-Temporal Mining and Searching of Events from Web-based Image Collections". Main Supervisor (Graduated Spring 2014).

    • Naimdjon Takhirov. Title: "Extracting Knowledge for Cultural Heritage Knowledge Base Population". Formal co-advisor (Graduated fall 2013).

    • Nattiya Kanhabua. Title: "Time-aware Approaches to Information Retrieval". Formal co-advisor (Graduated spring 2012).

Postdoctoral fellows:

  • 2017-dd: Dr. Özer Özdikis. Postdoctoral fellow (MUSED Project).
  • 2017-dd: Dr. Georgios Pitsilis. Postdoctoral fellow in the Telenor-IDI Collaboration Project.
  • 2016-2017: Dr. Basant Agarwal. ERCIM Postdoctoral fellow. Duration: 12 months.
  • 2012 - 2013: Dr. Chongsheng Zhang. ERCIM Postdoctoral fellow. Duration: 12 months.
  • 2012 - 2013: Dr. George Almpanidis. ERCIM Postdoctoral fellow. Duration: 12 months.

Visiting Doctoral Students:

  • Sept. 2011 - July 2012: Huamin Ren. One-year visting PhD Student from the Chinese Academy of Science. 2012. Topic: "Video Copy Detection". Duration: 10 months.

  • Aug. 2010 - Oct. 2010: George Ruß. Visiting PhD student from the Computational Intelligence Research Group, University of Magdeburg, Germany. Duration: 3 months.

I have have supervised 68 M.Sc. and M.Tech./Sivilingeniør students towards successfully graduation.