Ivan Ivanov

Biography

Ivan Ivanov is a research assistant in the Multimedia Signal Processing Group (MMSPG) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland.

He received the Dipl. Ing. (M.Sc.) degree in electrical engineering from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 2006. During his studies he won numerous awards on national competitions.

In 2006 and 2007, he worked as a hardware design engineer for Texas Instruments, France, where he participated in the development of low-power very large-scale integration multimedia applications for portable devices. He also worked as a radio access network conceptual planning expert in Vip mobile, Serbia, focusing on the implementation of second and third generation radio access technologies. In 2008, he joined MMSPG as a research assistant, where he has conducted research on social media, dealing mainly with image and video processing, and metadata management.

He is a student member of IEEE.

View Ivan Ivanov's profile on LinkedIn

Mission

Ivan’s research interests include multimedia content analysis, and the tagging and retrieval of multimedia in social networking environments. During his PhD studies, he has been actively engaged in several national and international research projects, and provided significant contributions to social media research community as follows:

  • Designed and developed an efficient web-based tool “Swiss Cheese” for automatic object-based tag propagation with a user trust modeling in large-scale dataset of over 1 million images (the world’s first platform to be JPSearch – Part 4 compliant), and an innovative game “Epitome” for photo album summarization as Facebook application, in the framework of IM2 (Interactive Multimodal Information Management), the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research.
  • Designed and developed a tool for crawling Twitter social network. Collected and analyzed a large-scale set of 10 million users, their relationships and associated metadata, in the framework of PetaMedia (Peer-to-peer Tagged Media), the European Network of Excellence.
  • Designed and developed an approach for unusual events detection in video surveillance applications, in the framework of Visnet II (Networked Audiovisual Media Technologies), the European Network of Excellence.

 

Further details about his current research activities can be found here.

 

Main Publications

Journal Articles

2013

I. Ivanov; P. Vajda; P. Korshunov; T. Ebrahimi : Comparative Study of Trust Modeling For Automatic Landmark Tagging; IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. 2013. DOI : 10.1109/TIFS.2013.2242889.

2012

I. Ivanov; P. Vajda; J. S. Lee; T. Ebrahimi : In Tags We Trust: Trust modeling in social tagging of multimedia content; IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Special Issue on Signal and Information Processing for Social Learning and Networking. 2012. DOI : 10.1109/MSP.2011.942345.
I. Ivanov; P. Vajda; J.-S. Lee; L. Goldmann; T. Ebrahimi : Geotag Propagation in Social Networks Based on User Trust Model; Multimedia Tools and Applications (Springer), Special Issue on Social Mining and Search. 2012. DOI : 10.1007/s11042-010-0570-7.

2011

P. Vajda; I. Ivanov; J. S. Lee; T. Ebrahimi : Epitomize Your Photos; International Journal of Computer Games Technology. 2011. DOI : 10.1155/2011/706893.

2010

P. Vajda; I. Ivanov; L. Goldmann; J.-S. Lee; T. Ebrahimi : Robust Duplicate Detection of 2D and 3D Objects; International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management. 2010.

Conference Papers

2013

P. Hanhart; M. Rerabek; I. Ivanov; A. Dufaux; C. Jones et al. : Automatic defect detection in video archives - Application to Montreux Jazz Festival Digital Archives. 2013. SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, San Diego, California, USA, August 25-29, 2013. DOI : 10.1117/12.2026875.

2012

S. Yazdani; I. Ivanov; M. Analoui; R. Berangi; T. Ebrahimi : Spam Fighting in Social Tagging Systems. 2012. The 4th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2012), Lausanne, Switzerland, December 5-7, 2012. p. 448-461. DOI : 10.1007/978-3-642-35386-4_33.

2011

P. Vajda; I. Ivanov; L. Goldmann; T. Ebrahimi : Omnidirectional Object Duplicate Detection. 2011. IEEE Digital Signal Processing Workshop/IEEE Signal Processing Education Workshop (DSP/SPE), Sedona, AZ, Jan 04-07, 2011. p. 332-337.
P. Vajda; I. Ivanov; L. Goldmann; T. Ebrahimi : Let Epitome summarize your photo collection!. 2011. IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2011), Barcelona, Spain, July 11-15, 2011.
P. Vajda; I. Ivanov; L. Goldmann; T. Ebrahimi : Social game Epitome versus automatic visual analysis. 2011. IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, Barcelona, Spain, July 11-15, 2011. p. 1-6. DOI : 10.1109/ICME.2011.6011927.
P. Vajda; I. Ivanov; L. Goldmann; T. Ebrahimi : Omnidirectional object duplicate detection. 2011. 14th Digital Signal Processing Workshop, Sedona, Arizona, USA, January 4-7, 2011.

2010

P. Vajda; I. Ivanov; L. Goldmann; T. Ebrahimi : Social Game Epitome versus Automatic Visual Analysis. 2010. ACM international conference on Multimedia, Firenze, Italy, October 25-20, 2010.
I. Ivanov; P. Vajda; J.-S. Lee; T. Ebrahimi : Epitome - A Social Game for Photo Album Summarization. 2010. ACM SIGMM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM 2010), the First ACM International Workshop on Connected Multimedia (ACM CMM 2010), Florence, Italy, October 25-29, 2010. p. 33-38.
P. Vajda; I. Ivanov; J.-S. Lee; L. Goldmann; T. Ebrahimi : Propagation of geotags based on object duplicate detection. 2010. Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXIII, San Diego, California, USA, August 1-5, 2010. DOI : 10.1117/12.863484.
P. Vajda; I. Ivanov; L. Goldmann; J.-S. Lee; T. Ebrahimi : 3D Object Duplicate Detection for Video Retrieval. 2010. 11th International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services, Desenzano del Garda, Italy, April 12-14, 2010.
I. Ivanov; P. Vajda; L. Goldmann; J.-S. Lee; T. Ebrahimi : Object-based Tag Propagation for Semi-automatic Annotation of Images. 2010. 11th ACM SIGMM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval (MIR 2010), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, March 29-31, 2010. p. 497-506. DOI : 10.1145/1743384.1743471.

2009

I. Ivanov; F. Dufaux; T. M. Ha; T. Ebrahimi : Towards Generic Detection of Unusual Events in Video Surveillance. 2009. 6th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS'09), Genoa, Italy, September 2-4, 2009. p. 61-66. DOI : 10.1109/AVSS.2009.63.

Theses

2013

I. Ivanov / T. Ebrahimi (Dir.) : Advanced Social Media Analysis. Lausanne, EPFL, 2013. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-5713.

Book Chapters

2013

I. Ivanov; P. Vajda; J. S. Lee; P. Korshunov; T. Ebrahimi : Geotag Propagation with User Trust Modeling; Social Media Retrieval; London: Springer-Verlag, 2013. p. 283-304.

Reports

2010

P. Vajda; I. Ivanov; L. Goldmann; J. S. Lee; T. Ebrahimi : On optimal solutions for mobile image retrieval applications. 2010.