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Prof. Maria Martini

School/Department: Computer Science & Mathematics
Position: Professor

Biography

Maria Martini is (full) Professor in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing in Kingston University, London, where she also leads the Wireless Multimedia Networking Research Group and she is Course Director for the MSc in "Networking and Data Communications".
She received the Laurea in electronic engineering (summa cum laude) from the University of Perugia (Italy) in 1998 and the Ph.D. in Electronics and Computer Science from the University of Bologna (Italy) in 2002. She is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (HEA).
She has led the KU team in a number of national and international research projects, funded by the European Commission (e.g., OPTIMIX, CONCERTO, QoE-NET, Qualinet), UK research councils, UK Technology Strategy Board / InnovateUK, and international industries.
An IEEE Senior Member and Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (2014-2016), she has also been lead guest editor for the IEEE JSAC special issue on "QoE-aware wireless multimedia systems" (2012) and guest editor for the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics and the Int. Journal on Telemedicine and Applications, among others. She was general chair of the ICST/ACM MOBIMEDIA 2009 conference. She has co-organised the first, second, and third IEEE international workshop on Service Science for e-Health (SSH 2013, 2014, and 2015), the IEEE Hot3D workshop 2015, the first workshop on Wireless Solutions for Healthcare Applications (2014), the IEEE Workshop on Streaming and Media Communications (ICME 2011) and the First International Workshop on Cross-Layer Operation Aided Multimedia Streaming (IEEE VTC 2011), and EUMOB 2008. She coordinated (2008-2010) the edition of the Strategic Applications Agenda (SAA) on mobile health and inclusion applications in the eMobility European Technology Platform. She is part of international committees and expert groups, including the Net!Works European Technology Platform expert group and the IEEE Multimedia Communications technical committee, where she serves as vice-chair (2014-2016) and she has served as chair (2012-2014) of the 3D Rendering, Processing, and Communications Interest Group and as key member of the QoE and multimedia streaming IG.
She is Expert Evaluator for the European Commission and for a number of national and international research funding agencies, and has served as panel member for EPSRC.
Her research interests include wireless multimedia networks, cross-layer design, joint source and channel coding, 2D/3D error resilient video, 2D/3D video quality assessment, and medical applications. She is the author of over 100 international scientific articles and book chapters, and the inventor of several patents on wireless video.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • Laurea - MSc (summa cum laude), Perugia, IT; PhD, Bologna, IT; PGCLTHE, KU London

Research Interests

Quality of experience provision in wireless multimedia networks, error resilient 2D/3D video transmission, 2D/3D image/video quality assessment, cross-layer design, 4G/5G wireless systems, decision theory, frame synchronization and the application of knowledge from the communications field to the medical field (telemedicine and assisted living, genomic signal processing,...).

Wireless and Multimedia Networking (WMN) Research Group

New (Feb 2017):
University funded PhD position available on "Layered representation and transmission of silicon retina data" - Deadline for applications 3 March 2017
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A postdoctoral position on a similar topic will be available soon (funded by EPSRC)

Teaching Area

Multimedia Communications (module leader), Wireless Communications (module leader), Advanced Wireless Communications (module leader), Digital Communications, Internet Wireless Communications, Internet Security. Designer of the Kingston University M.Sc. in "Wireless Communications". Course Director for MSc in "Networking and Data Communications" and MSc in "Wireless Communications".

Other Professional Activity

IEEE Senior Member
Vice-chair of IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (Europe)

Journal editor:
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Associate Editor, 2014-2016.
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Special issue on Cloud-based Video Processing and Content Sharing, 2015-2016.
IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (J-BHI), Special issue on Service Science for e-Health, 2013.
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), Special issue on QoE-Aware Wireless Multimedia Systems, 2011-2012
Journal of Computer Networks and Communications, special issue on Improving QoS and QoE for Mobile Communications, 2012
International Journal on Multimedia Tools and Applications (Springer), Special Issue on Mobile Media Delivery, 2011
International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications: Special Issue on Healthcare Applications and Services in Converged Networking Environments, 2011
ICST Transactions on Distributed Multimedia
IEEE MMTC e-letter, SPECIAL ISSUE ON 3D VIDEO: CONTENT CREATION, CODING, TRANSMISSION AND RENDERING.

Conference organisation/chair:
General chair:
5th International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference (Mobimedia 2009), London, Sept. 2009
Programme Committee Chair:
International Conference on Mobile Medical Multimedia Technologies, Applications and Services, June 14–16, 2016, Budapest, Hungary.
3DTV-Con 2014, Budapest, Hungary, July 2014.
Symposium chair:
IEEE ICC 2017, "Communications Software, Services and Multimedia Applications" symposium, Paris, France, 21-25 May 2017.
Workshop chair:
Third IEEE International Workshop on Service Science for eHealth, Boston, US, October 2015.
6th IEEE International Workshop on Hot Topics in 3D (Hot 3D), Torino, Italy, June-July 2015.
Second IEEE International Workshop on Service Science for eHealth, Natal, Brazil, October 2014.
First Workshop on Wireless Solutions for Healthcare Applications, Rome, Italy, September 2014.
First IEEE International Workshop on Service Science for eHealth, Lisbon, Portugal, October 2013.
IEEE International Workshop on Streaming and Media Communications (Streamcomm 2011), Barcelona, Spain, July 2011
First International Workshop on Cross-Layer Operation Aided Multimedia Streaming, IEEE VTC 2011, Budapest, May 2011
2nd European Symposium on Mobile Media Delivery (EUMOB) 2008, Oulu, Fi, July 2008
Organising committee:
7th ICST/ACM International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference (MobiMedia 2011), Cagliari, Italy, Sept. 2011 (Advisory board)
6th ICST/ACM International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference (MobiMedia 2010), Lisbon, Portugal, September 2010 (advisory board)
London Communications Symposium 2009, London, 3-4 September 2009
eMobility Workshop on "Mobile Leading-Edge Applications", Stockholm, Sweden, Oct. 2008
IST-PHOENIX Project Workshop (FP6 IST-001812), Budapest, Hu, November 24, 2006
4th International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference (MobiMedia 2008), Oulu, Finland, July 2008
Publicity chair:
IEEE ICME 2016, Seattle, US, July 2016.
10th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia(MUM2011), Beijing, China, Dec. 7-9, 2011
Publication chair:
IEEE MMSP 2017, London, UK
Session chair (examples):
IEEE PIMRC 2016, Valencia, Spain, Sep 2016.
Mobihealth 2012: CONCERTO special panel session chair
19th International Packet Video Workshop (PV 2012)
IEEE VTC 2011, Budapest, Hungary, May 2011
eMobility General Assembly 2009, Brussels, Sept. 2009, "Health and Inclusion" panel session
3rd International ICST/IEEE Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2009, London, UK, April 2009
EUMOB 2008, Oulu, Finland, July 2008
IEEE PIMRC 2008, Cannes, France, Sept. 2008 (two sessions)
IEEE WCNC 2002, Orlando, Florida, March 2002
Mobimedia 2008 (ICST/ACM), Oulu, Finland, July 2008
Pervasive Healthcare conference 2009 (ICST/IEEE), London, UK

Led the organisation of international training events:
"Get-together meeting" for early stage researchers in Quality of Experience, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2016.
"Scientific presentations training event" for early stage researchers, London, UK, September 2016.
Participation in organization and delivery of other training events in the framework of the QoE-NET Innovative Training Network.

Invited/Panel/Keynote speaker:
"Multimedia 2035" plenary panel session, IEEE ICME 2015, Torino, Italy, June-July 2015.
"Quality of experience measurement & management in wireless multimedia systems", ITN CROSSFIRE Workshop, Vodafone, UK, 17 Feb 2015.
"Quality of experience in next generation wireless multimedia networks", Univ. York, UK, 26 Jan 2015.
"Quality of experience in 5G and medical applications", Networld2020 expert group workshop, Bologna, Italy, June 2014.
"Quality-driven wireless multimedia", University College London (UCL), November 2012.
Dagstuhl Seminar 12231, "Future Internet for eHealth", Dagstuhl, Germany, 3-6 June 2012.
IEEE International Workshop on Hot Topics in 3D (IEEE ICME 2011) - Panel discussion on Hot Topics in 3D: Challenges and Trends.
eMobility General Assembly 2009, Brussels, Belgium, 3 Sept. 2009.
"Wireless Video Transmission: from joint source and channel coding to cross-layer design", Univ. Lancaster, UK, 27 Oct 2008.
eHealth 2008 - Electronic healthcare for the 21st century.
IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) 2008.
17th ICT Mobile and Wireless Communications Summit (ICT MobileSummit 2008), plenary panel session "Application Requirements for Mobile Broadband", Stockholm, Sweden, June 2008.
35th Int. Conf. on Computers in Cardiology (CinC 2008) - Plenary Workshop on Wireless Applications in Medicine.
Panel ''Future of mobile media delivery - challenges and solutions'', European Symposium on Mobile Media Delivery (EuMob), Sep 2008.
IST-PHOENIX Project Workshop (FP6 IST-001812), Budapest, Hu, November 24, 2006.

Conference Programme Committee:
ACM Multimedia 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Oct. 2016.
IEEE PIMRC 2016, Valencia, Spain, Sep 2016.
7th IEEE International Workshop on Hot Topics in 3D - Hot 3D, Seattle, USA, July 11, 2016 (in conjunction with ICME'16)
QOMEX 2016, Lisbon, Portugal, May 2016.
IEEE CCNC 2016, Las Vegas, US, Jan 2016.
Special Session on Hot Topics on Multimedia Communication Systems, IEEE International Workshop on Cloud Computing Systems, Networks, and Applications (CCSNA), San Diego, CA, USA, 6-10 December, 2015
15th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (IEEE CIT 2015), Liverpool, UK, October 2015.
IEEE ICME 2015, Torino, Italy, July 2015 - Area Chair "Multimedia Networking and Communication".
7th International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX 2015).
IEEE ICC 2015, London, UK, June 2015.
IEEE ICC 2015 workshop QoE-FI London, UK, June 2015.
Packet Video 2015, Sidney, Australia, June 2015.
IEEE Globecom 2014, Symposium on Selected Areas in Communications: e-Health, Austin Texas, Dec 2014.
6th International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX) 2014, Singapore, Sep 2014.
IEEE VCIP 2014 (3D Track Chair)
IEEE 80th Vehicular Technology Conference (IEEE VTC2014-Fall), Vancouver, Canada, Sep. 2014.
IEEE International Workshop on Hot Topics in 3D (IEEE ICME 2014), Chengdu, China, July 2014.
IEEE ICC 2014 - Workshop on "QoE-centric Network and Application Management", Sidney, Australia, June 2014.
20th International Packet Video Workshop (PV 2013), San Jose, Calif., US, Dec. 2013
IEEE PIMRC 2013 (Mobile and Wireless Networks Track), London, UK, October 2013
4th IEEE International Workshop on Hot Topics in 3D, San Jose, Calif., July 2013
IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2013): Area chair (3D), San Jose, Calif., July 2013
IEEE Globecom 2012 - QoEMC
IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2012)
IEEE ICC 2012 Workshop on Cognitive Radio and Cooperation for Green Networking
19th International Packet Video Workshop (PV 2012)
10th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM2011), Beijing, China, Dec. 7-9, 2011.
4th ICST International Conference on eHealth (eHealth2011), Malaga, Spain, 21st - 23rd November 2011
7th International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference (MobiMedia 2011), Cagliari, Italy, Sept. 2011.
IEEE Globecom 2011, Houston, US
13th IEEE International Conference on Communication Technology (IEEE ICCT2011), Sep 25-28, 2011, Jinan, China.
Workshop on Future Media Networks and IP-based TV (FMN-IPTV), IEEE INFOCOM 2011, Shanghai, China, April 2011
IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2011)
IEEE International Workshop on Consumer eHealth Platforms, Services and Applications (CeHPSA) - IEEE CCNC 2011
6th International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference (MobiMedia 2010), Lisbon, Portugal, Sept. 2010
5th International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference (MobiMedia 2009), London, UK, Sep. 2009
ACM Multimedia 2010 - Workshop on Mobile Cloud Media Computing
eHealth 2010, Casablanca, Morocco, Dec. 2010
3rd International ICST/IEEE Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2009, London, UK, April 2009
IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) 2010
IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2010, Miami, Fl, Dec. 2010
IEEE CCNC'2010, SS ATCH (Special Session on Advanced Technologies for Care at Home).
4th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2010 (ICST/IEEE), Munich, Germany, March 2010
International Workshop on Next Generation Wireless Technologies (NGWT), ICUMT-2009 (IEEE), St. Petersburg, Russia
Second International ICST Conference on Electronic Healthcare for the 21st century (eHealth 2009), Istanbul, Turkey, September 2009
IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2009
IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) 2008
4th International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference (MobiMedia 2008), Oulu, Finland, July 2008

Journal Reviewing:
Computer Communications Journal
Computer Networks Journal
Eurasip Journal on Applied Signal Processing
Eurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
European Transactions on Communications
IEEE Communications Letters
IEEE Signal Processing Letters
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
IEEE Transactions on Communications
IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in BioMedicine
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
IET Electronic Letters
International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications
International Journal on Multimedia Tools and Applications (Springer)
Journal of Electronic Imaging (SPIE)
Proceedings of the IEEE
Signal Processing: Image Communications
Springer Wireless Personal Communications
Wireless Networks (Springer)

Conference Reviewing:
3rd International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, 2009
eHealth 2009 - Second International ICST Conference on Electronic Healthcare for the 21st century, Istanbul, Turkey, Sept. 2009
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC) 2006-2009
IEEE Globecom 2003-2009
IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011
IEEE Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) 2007
IEEE Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) 2008
IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) 2004
IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2007-2009
IST Mobile Summit 2005
IST Mobile Summit 2006
Second International Workshop on Cross Layer Design (IWCLD 2009)

External PhD examiner:
University of Surrey, UK
University of Bologna, Italy
University of Malaga, Spain
University of Trento, Italy
University of Munich, Germany
University of Perugia, Italy
University of Southampton, UK
King's College, London, UK
University of Plymouth, UK

International Committees of Experts:
eMobility (EU Mobile and Wireless Communications Technology Platform) - Editor of the Strategic Applications Agenda on mobile health and inclusion
Net!Works-ETP Experts Group
Independent Living & Ageing committee of experts (ILAEXP), MOBISERV FP7 project
IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (ComSoc)
Media Streaming Interest Group (Key Member, 2010-2012), IEEE MMTC
QoE Interest Group (Key Member, 2010-2012), IEEE MMTC
3D Rendering, Processing, and Communications Interest Group (Chair, 2012-2014), IEEE MMTC
Video Quality Expert Group (VQEG)

Standardization activities:
IEEE 1907.1 standardization group for "Network-Adaptive Quality of Experience (QoE) Management Scheme for Real-Time Mobile Video Communications"
IEEE P3333.1 Standard for the "Quality Assessment of Three Dimensional (3D) Displays, 3D Contents and 3D Devices based on Human Factors".
VQEG/ITU.



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