Egemen Tanin

 

School of Computing and Information Systems

University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia

 

Email: etanin@unimelb.edu.au / Tel: +61 3 8344 1350

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Associate Professor, Department of Computing and Information Systems,

            University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2013-present

            Areas of Research: Spatial Data Management

Senior Lecturer, Department of Computing and Information Systems,

            University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2008-2012

            Areas of Research: Spatial Data Management, Database Visualization

Visiting Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (LBNL),

            LBNL, Berkeley, California, USA, 2011

            Areas of Research: Spatial Data Management for Scientific Databases

Lecturer, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering,

            University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2003-2008

            Areas of Research: Spatial Data Management, Database Visualization

Visiting Research Scientist, NEC Laboratories,

            NEC, Cupertino, California, USA, 2007

            Areas of Research: Distributed Management of Spatio-temporal Data

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies,

            University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA, 2001-2003

            Areas of Research: Peer-to-Peer Spatial Data Management

            Project: APPOINT (Approach for Peer-to-Peer Offloading the INTernet)

            Supervisor: Professor Hanan Samet

Software Engineer, Distributed Intelligent Systems Division,

            Intelligent Automation Inc., Rockville, Maryland, USA, 1998-1999

            Area of Research: Distributed Intelligent Software Agents

            Project: Development of the Cybele Intelligent-Agent Infrastructure

            Supervisor: Dr. Kutluhan Erol

 

TEACHING

 

IT Project, finishing project at undergraduate level, 2014-2016

Advanced Database Systems, postgraduate level, 2013

Spatial Databases, postgraduate level, 2010 - 2013

Distributed Algorithms, postgraduate level, 2006 - 2015

Sensor Networks and Applications, postgraduate level, 2006 - 2013

Mobile Computing Systems Programming, postgraduate level, 2012, 2014

Distributed Systems, postgraduate level, 2010

Content Management, undergraduate level, 2009

Networks and Communication, undergraduate level, 2008

Database Systems, undergraduate level, 2004 - 2006

Algorithms and Complexity, postgraduate level, 2003 - 2005

Internet Technologies, postgraduate level, 2004

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D.   Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA, 2001

            Area of Research: Database Visualization

            Dissertation: Browsing Large Online Data Using Generalized Query Previews

            Advisor: Professor Ben Shneiderman

M.S.     Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA, 1998

            (by coursework)

M.S.     Computer Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 1995

            Area of Research: Parallel Computer Graphics

            Thesis: Comparison of Image Space Subdivision Algorithms for Parallel Volume Rendering

            Advisor: Professor Cevdet Aykanat

B.S.      Computer Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 1993

SCHOLARSHIPS

           

Graduate Research Assistantship, University of Maryland at College Park, 1996-2001

Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Institute (TUBITAK) Fellowship for Graduate Studies in USA, $50,000, 1995

Turkish Ministry of Education Postgraduate Fellowship for Graduate Studies in USA,  $55,000, 1994

Graduate Scholarship, Bilkent University, 1993-1995

Graduated 3rd in a class of 40, Bilkent University, 1993

Dean's Honor List, Bilkent University, 1989-1993

Undergraduate Scholarship, Bilkent University, 1989-1993

 

GRANTS AND PROJECTS

 

Australia-Germany Joint Research Collaboration Scheme, $25,000, 2016-2017, “Can an Individual Remain Private Among a Sea of Public Users?”, with L. Kulik, M. Renz, P. Kroger, J. Bailey

DorsaVi Research Project Contract, $5000, 2016, “Wearable Sensor Data Visualization”, with M. Umer

DSI RHD Grant, $15,000, 2015-2017, with L. Kulik, R. Kotagiri

AMSI Intern Program Grant, $25,000, 2013-2014, with T. Messiter

ARC Discovery Project Grant, $452,000, 2013-2015, “Algorithms for Collaborative Micro-navigation Based on Spatio-temporal Data Managament and Data Mining”, with R. Kotagiri, L. Kulik, S. Karunasekera, R. Zhang, H. Samet

ARC Discovery Project Grant, $300,000, 2011-2013, “Managing Private Location Data in a Mobile and Networked World: Getting the Balance Right”, with L. Kulik, J. Bailey

Parks Victoria Collaborative Project Grant, $28,000, 2010-2011, “Developing Options for Improving Management of Marine National Parks and Sanctuaries”, with L. Kitchen, L. Kulik, S. Howe, D. Appleton, K. Brown

ARC Discovery Project Grant, $590,000, 2008-2011, “EPOS: Efficient Processing of Moving Object Streams in Data Management Systems”, with R. Kotagiri, L. Kulik, R. Zhang, H. Samet, H.V. Jagadish

ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities Grant, $200,000, 2008, “BigNet - A Distributed Wireless Sensor Network Testbed”, with M. Palaniswami, R. Kotagiri, R. Tucker, I. Atkinson, P. Pathirana, C. Leckie, P. Mendis, R. Buyya, M. Duckham, S. Halgamuge, G. Woods, L. Kulik, S. Dey, B.N. Vo, K. Smith-Miles, M. Zukerman

A. E. Rowden White Foundation Grant, $100,000, 2007-2008, “Sensor Network Student Laboratory and Research Facility”, with J. Ellershaw, M. Duckham, A. Kealy, S. Winter, R. Tucker, J. Papandriopoulos, A. Overmars, R. Kotagiri, R. Buyya, L. Kulik, E. Tanin, P. Mendis, H. Malano, D. Smith

Project Leader, NICTA Victoria Research Laboratory, 2006-2007, “P2P Massively Multiplayer Online Games”

Excellence in Research Award, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Melbourne, $3000, 2006

Large Infrastructure Grant, University of Melbourne, $68,000, 2006, “Mobile and Sensor Computing Technologies Laboratory”, with L. Kulik, M. Palaniswami, R. Kotagiri

Early Career Researcher Grant, University of Melbourne, $25,000, 2005, “Utilizing Spatial Information in Sensor Networks for Efficient Data Collection”

Research Network Taskforce Grant, ARC Research Network on Enterprise Information Infrastructure, $50,000, 2005, “Wireless Sensor Networks Enriches Large-Scale Information Systems”, with J. Bailey, A. Harwood, R. Kotagiri, L. Kulik, C. Leckie, U. Roehm, B. Scholz, S. Selvadurai, A. Viglas, A. Zomaya

Expertise Grant, VPAC, $25,000, 2004, “Making Realistic Internet Simulations Possible”, with A. Harwood

Early Career Researcher Grant, University of Melbourne, $40,000, 2003, “Enabling Efficient Access to Spatial Content on Wide-Area Networks”

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND SERVICES

 

Editorial Service:

            ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems, 2013-present

            The SIGSPATIAL Special, ACM SIGSPATIAL Newsletter, 2008-2011

Memberships:

Treasurer, ACM SIGSPATIAL, 2014-2017

Chair, SIGSPATIAL Australia, ACM SIGSPATIAL Australia Chapter, 2011-2012, 2015-2017

Vice-Chair, SIGSPATIAL Australia, ACM SIGSPATIAL Australia Chapter, 2009-2011, 2014

Co-founder, Sensing-Ubiquity-Mobility (SUM) Laboratory, University of Melbourne, 2006-present

Member, Spatial Information Science Research Group, University of Melbourne, 2003-present

Co-founder, P2P Networks and Applications Research Group, University of Melbourne, 2003-2012

Associate Member, MODAP, EU Coordination Action Project, 2010-2012

Organizations:

            Workshops Co-Chair, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS, 2013-2016

            General Chair, ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop MELT, 2016

            Publicity Chair, SIGMOD, 2015

            Proceedings Chair, ICDE, 2013

            Finance Chair, SIGMOD, 2012

            Program Co-Chair, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS, 2011-12

            Workshops Co-Chair, MDM, 2011

            Demos Co-Chair, APWeb, 2011

            Program Co-Chair, Workshop on Sensing, Ubiquity, and Mobility, in COSIT, 2007

            Program Co-Chair, Workshop on Mobile Location-Aware Sensor Networks, in MDM, 2006

            Publicity Chair, ACM Middleware, 2006

            Organizing Committee Member, EII PhD Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks, 2006

            Organization Co-Chair, Workshop on Middleware for Sensor Networks, in Middleware, 2006          

Invited Talks, Seminars, Panels:

            Workshop Keynote, CIKM Workshop on Large-Scale and Distributed Systems for Information Retrieval, “Count or Not to Count: Counting Challenges for Big Spatial Data Analytics”, 2015

            Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Invited Seminar in Computer Science, Sabanci University, 2014

            Dagstuhl Seminar Series, “Representation, Analysis and Visualization of Moving Objects”, 2012

            Eshbach Scholar, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University, 2011

            Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, 2009

            School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Science Engineering, Arizona State University, 2009

            School of Information Technology, Monash University, 2008

            Department of Computer Science Invited Seminar, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007

Department of Computer Science and Information Technology Seminar Series, RMIT University, 2006

            NICTA Victoria Labs, Short Course on Sensor Networks, 2006

            PhD Spring School, EII ARC Research Network, 2005

            Department of Computer Science and Information Technology Seminar Series, RMIT University, 2004                        

Program Committee Member:

                        ICDE 2017

            VLDB, 2012

            DASFAA, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017

            ADC, 2006, 2007, 2008 , 2010, 2011

            GSN, 2009, 2011

            ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

            ACM CIKM, 2008, 2009

            ISSNIP, 2009

            AIMS (in ICDE), 2007

            APWeb, 2006

Journal Referee:

            VLDB Journal,

            ACM Transactions on Database Systems,

            IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems,

            IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering,

            Information Systems,

            Software – Practice and Experience,

            Information Processing Letters

            Journal of Spatial Science

 

University Service:

            Master of Information Technology Coordinator, 2013-present

 

SUPERVISION

PhD Students: S. Kannangara

S. Motallebi

M. Reinoso

O. Guerrero

A. Aldwayish

            M. Fanaeepour

            A. Quattrone

            M. R. Khan (Graduated December 2016)

            E. Naghizade (Graduated October 2016)

            P. Asadzadeh-Birjandi (Graduated February 2014)

            H. Xie (Graduated March 2011)

            M. E. Ali (Graduated December 2010)

            M. Umer (Graduated March 2010)

            S. Nutanong (Graduated January 2010)

MS Students:    A. Hossain

            M. A. Zafar (Graduated September 2009)

            M. A. Mehmood (Graduated December 2008)

            A. Sathivelu (Graduated July 2008)

PUBLICATIONS

Edited Books, Sections, Proceedings, and Collections

·         Encylopedia of GIS, Springer, 2016, Section Editor, “Geometric Nearest Neighbor Queries”.

·         Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (IEEE ICDE), Brisbane, Australia, April 8-12, 2013. C. S. Jensen, C. M. Jermaine, J. Lu., E. Tanin, X. Zhou (Editors). IEEE Computer Society.

·         Workshop Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (IEEE ICDE), Brisbane, Australia, April 8, 2013. C. Y. Chan, J. Lu, K. Norvag, E. Tanin (Editors). IEEE Computer Society.

·         Proceedings of  the International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS), Redondo Beach, CA, November 6-9, 2012. I. Cruz, C. Knoblock, P. Kroger, E. Tanin, and P. Widmayer (Editors). ACM Press.

·         Proceedings of  the International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS), Chicago, IL, November 1-4, 2011. D. Agrawal, I. Cruz, C.S. Jensen, E. Ofek, and E. Tanin (Editors). ACM Press.

Refereed Journal Papers

·         “SMARTS: Scalable Microscopic Adaptive Road Traffic Simulator,” R. Kotagiri, H. Xie, L. Kulik, S. Karunasekera, E. Tanin, R. Zhang, and E. Bin, ACM TIST, 8(2), pp. 1-26, 2017.

·         Spatial Consensus Queries in a Collaborative Environment,” M.E. Ali, E. Tanin, P. Scheuermann, S. Nutanong, and L. Kulik, ACM TSAS, 2(1), pp.1-37, 2016.

·          “The CASE histogram: Privacy-aware Processing of Trajectory Data using Aggregates,” M. Fanaeepour, L. Kulik, E. Tanin, and B. Rubinstein, GeoInformatica, 19(4), pp. 747-798, 2015.

·         “Opportunistic Sampling-based Query Processing in Wireless Sensor Networks,” M. Umer, E. Tanin, and L. Kulik, GeoInformatica, 17(4), pp. 567-597, 2013.

·         Probabilistic Voronoi Diagrams for Probabilistic Moving Nearest Neighbor Queries,” M.E. Ali, E. Tanin, R. Zhang, and R. Kotagiri, DKE, 75, pp. 1-33, May, 2012.

·         “Continuous Detour Queries in Spatial Networks,” S. Nutanong, E. Tanin, J. Shao, R. Zhang, and R. Kotagiri, IEEE TKDE, 24(7), pp. 1201-1215, 2012.

·         “Gesture Recognition Using RFID Technology,” P. Asadzadeh, L. Kulik, and E. Tanin, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing Journal, 16(3), 225-234, 2012.

·         “Privacy-Aware Collection of Aggregate Spatial Data,” H. Xie, L. Kulik, and E. Tanin, DKE, 70(6), pp. 576-595, 2011.

·         “A Motion-Aware Approach for Efficient Evaluation of Continuous Queries on 3D Object Databases,” M.E. Ali, E. Tanin, R. Zhang, and L. Kulik, VLDB Journal, 19(5), pp. 603-632, 2010.

·         “Analysis and Evaluation of V*-kNN: An Efficient Algorithm for Moving kNN Queries,” S. Nutanong, R. Zhang, E. Tanin, and L. Kulik, VLDB Journal, 19(3), pp. 307-332, 2010.

·         “Privacy Aware Traffic Monitoring,” H. Xie, L. Kulik, and E. Tanin, IEEE ITS, 11(1), pp. 61-70, 2010.

·         “Incremental Evaluation of Visible Nearest Neighbor Queries,” S. Nutanong, E. Tanin, and R. Zhang, IEEE TKDE, 22(5), pp.665-681, 2010.

·         Spatial Interpolation in Wireless Sensor Networks: Localized Algorithms for Variogram Modeling and Kriging,” M. Umer, L. Kulik, and E. Tanin, GeoInformatica, 14(1), pp. 101-134, 2010.

·         “Optimizing Query Processing Using Selectivity-awareness in Wireless Sensor Networks,” M. Umer, L. Kulik, and E. Tanin, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 33(2), pp. 79-89, 2009.

·         “Using a Distributed Quadtree Index in Peer-to-Peer Networks,” E. Tanin, A. Harwood, and H. Samet, VLDB Journal, 16(2), pp. 165-178, 2007.

·         “Browsing Large Online Data Tables Using Generalized Query Previews,” E. Tanin, B. Shneiderman, and H. Xie, Information Systems, 32(3), pp. 402-423, 2007.

·         “Building and Querying a P2P Virtual World,” E.Tanin, A. Harwood, D. Nayar, S. Nutanong, H. Samet, GeoInformatica, 10(1), pp. 91-116, 2006.

·         “Facilitating Data Exploration with Query Previews: A Study of User Performance and Preference,” E. Tanin, A. Lotem, I. Haddadin, B. Shneiderman, C. Plaisant, and L. Slaughter,  Behaviour & Information Technology, 19(6), pp. 393-403, 2000.

·         “The End of Zero-Hit Queries: Query Previews for NASA's Global Change Master Directory,” S. Greene, E. Tanin, C. Plaisant, B. Shneiderman, L. Olsen, G. Major, and S. Johns, International Journal on Digital Libraries, 2(2), pp. 79-90, 1999.

Invited Journal Papers

·         Spatio-Temporal Database Research at the University of Melbourne,” E. Tanin, R. Zhang, and L. Kulik, ACM SIGMOD Record, 38(3), pp. 35-39, 2009.

·         “Teaching Wireless Sensor Networks at the University of Melbourne,” E. Tanin, IEEE Distributed Systems Online, 8(6), 2007.

·         “Use of the SAND Spatial Browser for Digital Government Applications,” H. Samet, H. Alborzi, F. Brabec, C. Esperanca, G. Hjaltason, F. Morgan, and E. Tanin, Communications of the ACM, Special Issue on Digital Government, 46(1), pp. 63-66, 2003.

·         “Incremental Data Structures and Algorithms for Dynamic Query Interfaces,” E. Tanin, R. Beigel, and B. Shneiderman, ACM SIGMOD Record, Special Issue on Information Visualization, 25(4), pp. 21-24, 1996.

Conference Papers

o    Mining City-Wide Encounters in Real-Time,” A. Quattrone, L. Kulik, and E. Tanin, Proceedings of the SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems - ACM SIGSPATIAL, 2016, San Francisco, CA.

o    “Location Privacy for Group Meetups,” A. K. M. R. Khan, L. Kulik, and E. Tanin, Proceedings of the SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems - ACM SIGSPATIAL, 2016, San Francisco, CA.

o    “On the Effectiveness of Removing Location Information from Trajectory Data for Preserving Location Privacy,” A. Hossain, A. Quattrone, E. Tanin, and L. Kulik, Proceeding of ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Computation Transportation Science, pp. 49-54, 2016, San Francisco, CA.

o    Onebody: Remote Posture Guidance System using First Person View in Virtual Environment,” T. N. Hoang, M. Reinoso, F. Vetere, and E. Tanin, Proceedings of NordiCHI, 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden.

o    Trip Planning Queries for Subgroups in Spatial Databases,” T. Hashem, T. Hashem, M. E. Ali, L. Kulik, and E. Tanin, Proceedings of ADC, pp. 110-122, 2016, Sydney, NSW.

o    “Combining Range-Based and Range-Free Methods: A Unified Approach for Localization,” A. Quattrone, L. Kulik, and E. Tanin, Proceedings of the SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems - ACM SIGSPATIAL, 2015, Seattle, WA.

o    “Optimal Mobile Facility Localization,” A.K.M. M. R. Khan, L. Kulik, and E. Tanin, and T. Hashem, Proceedings of the SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems - ACM SIGSPATIAL, 2015, Seattle, WA.

o    “A Randomized Path Routing Algorithm for Decentralized Route Allocation in Transportation Networks,” U.T.V. Nguyen, S. Karunasekera, L. Kulik, E. Tanin, R. Zhang, H. Zhang, H. Xie and R. Kotagiri, Proceeding of ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Computation Transportation Science, 2015, Seattle, WA.

o    “Efficient Computation of Trips with Friends and Families,” T. Hashem, S. Barua, M.E. Ali, L. Kulik, and E. Tanin, Proceedings of ACM CIKM, pp. 931-940, 2015, Melbourne, VIC.

o    “How Private Can I be Among Public Users?,” E. Naghizade, J. Bailey, L. Kulik, and E. Tanin, Proceedings of ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing UbiComp, pp.1137-1141, 2015, Osaka, Japan.

o    “Group Nearest Neighbor Queries for Fuzzy Geo-Spatial Objects,” N. Nurain, M.E. Ali, T. Hashem, and E. Tanin, Proceedings of ACM SIGMOD GeoRich Workshop, pp. 25-30, 2015, Melbourne, VIC. 

o    “A Unified Framework for Authenticating Privacy Preserving Location Based Services,” T. Hashem, S. Datta, T.U. Islam, M.E. Ali, L. Kulik, and E. Tanin, Proceedings of ACM SIGMOD GeoRich Workshop, pp. 13-18, 2015, Melbourne, VIC. 

o    “Euler Histogram Tree: A Spatial Data Structure for Aggregate Range Queries on Vehicle Trajectories,” H. Xie, E. Tanin, L. Kulik, P. Scheuermann, G. Trajcevski, and M. Fanaeepour, Proceedings of ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science,  2014, Dallas, TX.

o    “Tell Me What You Want and I Will Tell Others Where You Have Been,” A. Quattrone, E. Naghizade, L. Kulik, and E. Tanin, Proceedings of ACM CIKM, pp. 1783-1786, 2014, Shanghai, China.

o    “Travel Distance Versus Navigation Complexity: A Study on Different Spatial Queries on Road networks,” J. Shao, L. Kulik, E. Tanin, and L. Guo, Proceedings of ACM CIKM, pp. 1791-1794, 2014, Shanghai, China.

o    “Location Oblivious Privacy Protection for Group Nearest Neighbor Queries,” M. Khan, T. Hashem, E. Tanin, and L. Kulik, Proceedings of  GIScience, pp. 301-317, 2014, Vienna, Austria.

o    “A Simple Localization System for Ad-hoc Indoor Meetings Through Wireless Connection Points,” S. Lee, E. Tanin, and L. Kulik, Proceedings of  International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, pp. 220-223, 2014, Melbourne, VIC.

o    “Is This You?: Identifying a Mobile User Using Only Diagnostic Features,” A. Quattrone, T. Bhattacharya, L. Kulik, E. Tanin, and J. Bailey, Proceedings of International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, pp. 240-243, 2014, Melbourne, VIC.

o    “Protection of Sensitive Trajectory Datasets Through Spatial and Temporal Exchange,” E. Naghizade, L. Kulik, and E. Tanin, Proceedings of SSDBM, 2014, Aalborg, Denmark,

o   “Protecting Privacy for Group Nearest Neighbor Queries with Crowdsourced Data and Computing,” T. Hashem, M.E. Ali, L. Kulik, E. Tanin, and A. Quattrone, Proceedings of ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing UbiComp, pp. 559-562, 2013, Zurich, Switzerland.

o   “K-coverage in Regular Deterministic Sensor Deployments,” P. Asadzadeh, L. Kulik, and E. Tanin, Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing – ISSNIP, pp. 521-526, 2013, Melbourne, VIC.

o   “Real-time Gesture Recognition Using RFID Technology,” P. Asadzadeh, L. Kulik, and E. Tanin, Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Pervasive Advertising – PerAd, 2012, Newcastle, UK.

o   “Materialized Views for Count Aggregates of Spatial Data,” A. Yaagoub, X. Liu, G. Trajcevski, E. Tanin, and P. Scheuermann, Proceedings of ADBIS, pp. 427-440, 2012, Poznan, Poland.

o   Stateless and Efficient Boundary Simplification of Phenomena in Sensor Networks,” S.H. Tse, L. Kulik, E. Tanin, and A. Wirth, Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing – ISSNIP, pp. 526-531, 2011,  Adelaide, SA.

o   “On Optimal Arrangements of Binary Sensors,” P. Asadzadeh, L. Kulik, E. Tanin, and T. Wirth, Proceedings of the Conference on Spatial Information Theory - COSIT, pp. 168-187, 2011, Belfast, ME.

o   “Local Network Voronoi Diagrams,” S. Nutanong, E. Tanin, M.E. Ali, and L. Kulik, Proceedings of the SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems - ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS, pp. 109-118, 2010, San Jose, CA.

o   “Easiest-to-reach Neighbor Search,” J. Shao, L. Kulik, and E. Tanin, Proceedings of the SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems - ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS, pp. 360-269, 2010, San Jose, CA.

o   “Opportunistic Sampling in Wireless Sensor Networks,” M. Umer, E. Tanin, and L. Kulik, Proceedings of the SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems - ACM GIS, pp. 492-495, 2009, Seattle, WA.

o   “Autonomous Navigation of Mobile Agents Using RFID-Enabled Space Partitions,” M.A. Mehmood, L. Kulik, E. Tanin, Proceedings of the SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems - ACM GIS, pp. 173-182, 2008, Irvine, CA.

o   “The V*-Diagram: A Query-dependent Approach to Moving kNN Queries,” S. Nutanong, R. Zhang, E. Tanin, and L. Kulik, Proceeding of the International Conference on Very Large Databases - VLDB, pp. 1095-1106, 2008, Auckland, New Zealand.

o   “Kriging for Localized Spatial Interpolation in Sensor Networks,” M. Umer, L. Kulik, and E. Tanin, Proceedings of Scientific and Statistical Database Management - SSDBM, pp.525-532, 2008, Hong Kong, China.

o   “Monitoring Moving Objects using Low Frequency Snapshots in Sensor Networks,” E. Tanin, S. Chen, J. Tatemura, and W.-P. Hsiung, Proceedings of Mobile Data Management - MDM, pp. 31-39, 2008, Beijing, China.

o   “Load Balancing for Moving Object Management in a P2P Network,” M.E. Ali, E. Tanin, R. Zhang, and L. Kulik, Proceedings of Database Systems for Advanced Applications - DASFAA, pp. 251-266, 2008, New Delhi, India.

o   “A Motion-aware Approach to Continuous Retrieval of 3D Objects,” M.E. Ali, R. Zhang, E. Tanin, and L. Kulik, Proceedings of the International Conference on Data Engineering - ICDE, pp.843-852, 2008, Cancun, Mexico.

o   “CAESAR: Middleware for Complex Service-Oriented Peer-to-Peer Applications,” L. Chan, S. Karunasekera, A. Harwood, and E. Tanin, Proceedings of the Workshop on Middleware for Service Oriented Computing, in ACM Middleware, 2007, Newport Beach, CA.

o   “Distributed Histograms for Processing Aggregate Data from Moving Objects,” H. Xie, E. Tanin, and L. Kulik, Proceedings of Mobile Data Management - MDM, pp. 152-157, 2007, Mannheim, Germany.

o   “Visible Nearest Neighbor Querying,” S. Nutanong, E. Tanin, and R. Zhang, Proceedings of Database Systems for Advanced Applications - DASFAA, pp. 876-883, 2007, Bangkok, Thailand.

o   “Incremental Rank Updates for Moving Query Points,” L. Kulik and E. Tanin, Proceedings of the International Conference on GIScience, pp. 251-268, 2006, Muenster, Germany.

o   “A Location Based Aggregation Algorithm for Selective Aggregate Queries in Sensor Networks,” M. Umer, L. Kulik, and E. Tanin, Proceedings of the International Conference on Geosensor Networks, 2006, Boston, MA.

o   “Enabling Massively Multi-Player Online Gaming Applications on a P2P Architecture,” S. Douglas, E. Tanin, A. Harwood, and S. Karunasekera, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation, pp. 7-12, 2005, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

o   “Network Virtualisation for Transparent Testing and Experimentation of Distributed Applications,” C. Edwards, A. Harwood, and E. Tanin, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Networks – ICON, pp. 1089-1094, 2005, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

o   “An Efficient Nearest Neighbor Algorithm for P2P Settings,” E. Tanin, D. Nayar, and H. Samet, Proceedings of the National Conference on Digital Government Research - DGO, pp. 21-28, 2005, Altanta, GA.

o   “A Distributed Quadtree Index for Peer-to-Peer Settings,” E. Tanin, A. Harwood, and H. Samet, Proceedings of the International Conference on Data Engineering - ICDE, pp. 254-255, 2005, Tokyo, Japan.

o   “Fast Learning of Optimal Connections in a Peer-to-Peer Network,” A. Harwood, E. Tanin, and M. Truong, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Networks - ICON, pp. 284-289, 2004, Singapore.

o   “A Serverless 3D World,” E. Tanin, A. Harwood, H. Samet, S. Nutanong, and M. Truong, Proceedings of the Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems - ACM GIS, pp. 157-165, 2004, Arlington, VA.

o   “Indexing Distributed Complex Data for Complex Queries,” E. Tanin, A. Harwood, and H. Samet, Proceedings of the National Conference on Digital Government Research - DGO, pp. 81-90, 2004, Seattle, WA.

o   “Hashing Spatial Content over Peer-to-Peer Networks,” A. Harwood and E. Tanin, Proceedings of the Australian Telecommunications, Networks, and Applications Conference – ATNAC, pp. 1-5, 2003, Melbourne, VIC.

o   “Improving Access to Large Volumes of Online Data,” E. Tanin and H. Samet, Proceedings of the National Conference on Digital Government Research - DGO, pp. 99-104, 2003, Boston, MA.

o   “Accessing Diverse Geo-Referenced Data Sources with the SAND Spatial DBMS,” J. Sankaranarayanan, E. Tanin, H. Samet, and F. Brabec, Proceedings of the National Conference on Digital Government Research - DGO, pp. 331-334, 2003, Boston, MA.

o   “Remote Access to Large Spatial Databases,” E. Tanin, F. Brabec, and H. Samet, Proceedings of the Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems - ACM GIS, pp. 5-10, 2002, McLean, VA.

o   “APPOINT: An Approach for Peer-to-Peer Offloading the INTernet,” E. Tanin and H. Samet, Proceedings of the National Conference on Digital Government Research - DGO, pp. 99-105, 2002, Los Angeles, CA.

o   “Browsing Large Online Databases with Query Previews,” E. Tanin, C. Plaisant, and B. Shneiderman, Proceedings of the Symposium on New Paradigms in Information Visualization and Manipulation - ACM NPIVM, pp. 80-85, 2000, McLean, VA.

o   “The Geometry of Browsing,” R. Beigel and E. Tanin, Proceedings of the Third Latin American Symposium on Theoretical Informatics, pp. 331-340, 1998, Campinas, Brazil.

o   “Design and Evaluation of Incremental Data Structures and Algorithms for Dynamic Query Interfaces,” E. Tanin, R. Beigel, and B. Shneiderman, Proceedings of the IEEE Information Visualization Symposium, pp. 81-86, 1997, Phoenix, AZ.

o   “Comparison of Two Image-Space Subdivision Algorithms for Direct Volume Rendering on Distributed-Memory Multicomputers,” E. Tanin, T. Kurc, C. Aykanat, and B. Ozguc, Proceedings of the Workshop on Applied Parallel Computing in Physics, Chemistry, and Engineering Science, pp. 503-512, 1995, Lyngby, Denmark.

Invited Conference Papers

o   “Count or Not to Count: Counting Challenges for Big Spatial Data Analytics,  Proceedings of CIKM Workshop on Large-Scale and Distributed Systems for Information Retrieval, pp. 13-14, 2015, Melbourne, VIC.

o   PrivacyPalisade: Evaluating App Permissions and Building Privacy into Smartphones,” A. Quattrone, L. Kulik, R. Kotagiri, and T. Gu, Proceedings of ICICS, 2015, Singapore.

Book Chapters

o   “Hierarchical Data Summarization,” E. Tanin and M.E. Ali, to appear in “Encyclopedia of Database Systems,” L. Liu and T. Ozsu (Editors), Springer, 2nd Edition, 2018.

o   Dynamic Nearest Neighbor Queries in Euclidean Space,” S. Nutanong, K. Mouratidis, M.E. Ali, and E. Tanin, in “Encyclopedia of GIS,” S. Shekhar and Hui Xiong (Editors), Springer, 2nd Edition, 2016.

o   “Hierarchical Data Summarization,” E. Tanin, in “Encyclopedia of Database Systems,” M.T. Ozsu and L. Liu (Editors), Springer, pp. 1300-1304, 2009.

o   “Efficient Data Collection and Selective Queries in Sensor Networks,” L. Kulik, E. Tanin, and M. Umer, in “Geosensor Networks,” S. Nittel, A. Labrinidis, and A. Stefanidis (Editors), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Vol. 4540, pp. 25-44, 2008.

Patents

o   “Decentralized Multi-user Online Environment,” S. Douglas, A. Harwood, E. Tanin, and S. Kulkarni, Australian Patent Number 2007304834, 2013. (United States Patent Number 8751668)

Demonstrations and Posters

o    “Location-based Social Networking for Obtaining Personalized Driving Advice,” A. Aldwyish, E. Tanin, and S. Karunasekera, Proceedings of the SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems - ACM SIGSPATIAL, 2015, Seattle, WA.

o   “Protecting Mobile Users from Visual Privacy Attacks,” M.E. Ali, T. Hashem, A. Anwar, L. Kulik, I. Ahmed, and E. Tanin, Adjunct Proceedings of UbiComp, pp. 1-4, 2014, Seattle, WA.

o   “V*-kNN: an Efficient Algorithm for Moving k Nearest Neighbor Queries,” S. Nutanong, R. Zhang, E. Tanin, and L. Kulik, Demonstration Proceedings of the International Conference on Data Engineering – ICDE, pp. 1519-1522, 2009, Shanghai, China.

o   “Navigation and Interaction in Physical Spaces Using RFID Enabled Spatial Sensing,” M.A. Mehmood, L. Kulik, and E. Tanin, Demonstration Proceedings of ACM SenSys, pp. 379-380, 2007, Sydney, NSW.

o   “Application Semantics in Query Optimization for WSNs,” E. Tanin, S. Chen, J. Tatemura, and W.-P. Hsiung, Poster Proceedings of ACM SenSys, pp. 435-436, 2007, Sydney, NSW.

o   “P2P Middleware for Massively Multi-player Online Games,” S. Karunasekera, S. Douglas, E. Tanin, and A. Harwood, Demonstration Proceedings of the ACM Middleware Conference, 2005, Grenoble, France.

o   “Complex Applications over Peer-to-Peer Networks,” A. Harwood, S. Karunasekera, S. Nutanong, E. Tanin, and M. Truong, Poster Proceedings of the ACM Middleware Conference, pp. 327, 2004, Toronto, Canada.