The Media Futures Group is interested in media (text, audio, image and video) on the Web. This includes content creation, publication, distribution and consumption. Current research themes include information retrieval, digital rights management, and statistical modelling of the structural topology of information sources.
The Media Futures Group consists of three academic staff – Ingemar J. Cox, Jun Wang, and Shi Zhou – together with two postdoctoral researchers – Kimberly Moravec and Jianhan Zhu – and 11 Ph.D. students – Ahmad Izuddin Zainal Abidin, Hersh Asthana, Anil Bawa-Cavia, Michael Camilleri, Xiaoying Feng, Ruoxun Fu, Vasileios Giotsas, Jagadeesh Gorla, Mehdi Hosseini, Tamas Jambor, Lei Zheng. In addition, we have several visiting scholars.
Detailed descriptions of our research activities can be found here.
There will be an invited talk in the Web Science and Big Data Analytics seminar series in Rm 6.12, Malet place engineering building, UCL at 1pm 29th Nov 2013 Please find the abstract and bio of the speaker below. To be or not be engaged: What is the question (to ask)? Mounia Lalmas Yahoo Labs London http://labtomarket.wordpress.com In the online world, user engagement refers to the [...]
Online advertising is now one of the fastest advancing areas in IT industry. In display and mobile advertising, the most significant development in recent years is the growth of Real-Time Bidding (RTB), which allows selling and buying online display advertising in real-time one ad impression at a time. Since then, RTB has fundamentally changed the [...]
Early-warning sensor systems that can test and track serious infectious diseases – such as major flu epidemics, MRSA and HIV – using mobile phones and the internet are being developed by a major new Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration (IRC) led by UCL (University College London). The new £11 million IRC, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences [...]
We are pleased to announce that PassiveSystems has been award Knowledge Transfer Business of the Year Award. PassivSystem’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership grants include work on recommender systems supported by Jun Wang and Ingemar J. Cox.
We are delighted to announce that Stephen Robertson, of Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK, has been appointed as a visiting professor in the Media Futures Group. Welcome Stephen!
We are delighted to announce that Natasa Milic-Frayling, of Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK, has been appointed as a visiting professor in the Media Futures Group. Welcome Natasa!
[ February 20, 2013; 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. ] Title: Computational Multimedia Advertisement Speaker: Dr. Mohan Kankanhalli (National University of Singapore) Abstract: Advertising is increasing in the online world. Banner ads are popular on publishing websites and video advertising is becoming common in video delivery services like YouTube. Online advertising aims to insert relevant ads in an efficient and non-intrusive way so as to attract consumers’ attention. We describe our [...]
[ February 6, 2013; 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] 16:00-17:00 Wed. 6, Feb, – 6.12a MPEB Speaker: Sami Richardson Title: Ranked Accuracy and Unstructured Distributed Search Abstract: Non-uniformly distributing documents in an unstructured peer-to-peer (P2P) network has been shown to improve both the expected search length and search accuracy, where accuracy is defined as the size of the intersection of the documents retrieved by a constrained, probabilistic search [...]
The data set for Assignment 1 (Text Retrieval) of the Information Retrieval course 2013 can be downloaded using the links below: Information Retrieval Assignment Dataset Part 1 (232) Information Retrieval Assignment Dataset Part 2 (208) Note: After unzipping the two files, place the fb396001, fr94 and ft folders from Part 2 inside the Documents folder of Part 1. The Java workspace for the Panda [...]