Dr Tanin's research interests include Spatial Databases
and Mobile Data Management. He has graduated from the University of Maryland
at College Park in 2001 before joining the University of Melbourne. He is an
Associate Editor of ACM TSAS and served as
a PC Chair for ACM SIGSPATIAL 2011
and 2012. He was elected to serve as the Treasurer for ACM SIGSPATIAL and served in
this role till 2017.
Dr Tanin was also recently elected to be the next secretary
of the SIG. Dr Tanin is also the co-founder of ACM SIGSPATIAL Australia as well as
the founding editor for ACM SIGSPATIAL Special. He has supervised 13 postgraduate students
to completion and more than 100 papers in related areas published in top venues such
as the VLDB Journal, SIGSPATIAL, etc. He has won more than $2.5M in grants, with many ARC
Discovery Project Grants in the last 10 years. For more information, please
refer to his following online CV.
[New Software for Traffic Simulations: I have been involved with a lot of projects in Computational Transportation Science.
This led to the development of a great research tool imho.
Scalable Microscopic Adaptive Road Traffic Simulator (SMARTS) is a traffic
simulation tool that is easy to use and scalable. Built with a distributed
architecture and various traffic models, SMARTS is capable of flexible
microscopic traffic simulations at any scale. The simulator has a great
cross-platform compatibility as it is developed in Java. Simulations are
based on road networks extracted from freely-available OpenStreetMap data,
which can be imported from external files or downloaded within the simulator.
SMARTS can generate route plans and time-stamped vehicle trajectories.
It provides a graphical user interface for configuring and monitoring
simulations. Scripted simulations are also supported. More information
about the simulator can be found on the project website,
here is the link]
[Note for PhD applicants: I am always looking for good PhD students. If you
are interested in our MS to PhD program, please feel free to send me an email
(but please appreciate the fact that the response time to these emails may be
more than a few days as I get many such emails.)]