A full, updated listing of publications (PDF)
List of professional activities (program committees, reviewing, examining, etc.)
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ACM DL Author Profile
Irish Software Association Award Shortlisting, 2015
RIA Gold Medal
Alan F. Smeaton, MSc, PhD, MRIA, FIEE, FICS
Director, Insight Centre for Data Analytics
Dublin 9, IRELAND.
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E: Alan Smeaton
Winner of the Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal for 2015, with details here
and here, and with a nice write-up in the Irish Times.
- Director, and Co-Founder
of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, DCU (2013-).
- Elected to membership of the Royal Irish Academy May 2013 and appointed Chair of the Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee
- Board Member of the Irish Research Council (2012-2015 and 2015-2018, Ministerial Appointments).
- Member of the COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Inaugural Scientific Committee
- Board Member of the HEA Committee on Graduate Research and Education (2012-).
- Founding coordinator of TRECVid - the International Benchmarking Evaluation Campaign on Information Retrieval from Digital Video run by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST, US) annually since 2001.
- Member of the International Advisory Committee (IAC) of the COMunnications INformation Science Laboratoires (COMINLabs), Bretagne, France, (2012-).
- Shortlisted by the Irish Software Association for Outstanding Academic Achievement award, 2015.
- Member, Editorial Board, Information Processing and Management (2000-).
- Fellow of the IEEE, (2017-).
- Principal Investigator and Deputy Director of CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, (2008-2013).
- Founding Director, Centre for Digital Video Processing, (1999-2008).
- Member of the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology, (2011-2012).
- Member of the International Review Panel for the NExT Research Center, National University of Singapore and Tsinghua University, China (2013);
- Winner of the University
President's Research Award in Sciences and Engineering, 2002, and DCU Educational Trust Leadership Circle award recipient, 2009.
- Recipient of the Tony Kent Strix award in 2011, awarded by UK eInformation Group.
- Member, Founding Editorial Board, ACM Journal on Computers and Cultural Heritage (2006-2015)
- Member, Editorial Board, Information Retrieval Journal (1998-2007).
- Member, Editorial Board, International Journal on Digital Libraries (2002-2011).
- Member, Founding Editorial Board, Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval (2006-2014).
- Interesting interview with me about my career as of June 2013
Services to the Profession:
- General co-chair of the 23rd ACM Multimedia Conference (MULTIMEDIA 2015)
, November 2015, Brisbane, Australia.
- Technical Program co-chair of the 10th Asia Information Retrieval Society Conference AIRS'2014
, December 2014, Kuching, Malaysia.
- Technical Program co-chair for the ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR), Hong Kong, Jun 2012.
- Program co-chair for the Conference on Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access Evaluation (CLEF 2010), Padua, September 2010.
- Co-chair of the program committee for the Irish HCI Conference, Dublin, Ireland, September, 2010.
- Program co-chair of the 15th International MultiMedia Modeling Conference (MMM2009), Sophia Antipolis, France, 2009.
- Program co-chair of TRECVid Summarization workshops at ACM Multimedia in 2007 and in 2008;
- General chair and host of the 5th European Summer School in Information Retrieval (ESSIR2005), Dublin, September 2005.
- Co-Chair of the Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, Amsterdam, July 2005.
- General Chair of the Conference
on Image and Video Retrieval, Dublin, July 2004.
- Co-chair of the Program Committee, ACM
SIGIR Conference, Toronto, 2003.
- Undergraduate and taught postgraduate student project ideas, as well as some past projects.
older, and really ancient. Finally, a link to that BBC2 TV program with James May, and a link to the Irish Times article on helping First Year undergraduate students