23rd of May, Massimiliano Ruocco completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Associate Professor Heri Ramampiaro has supervised his PhD work at the Data and Information Management research group. Co-supervisors have been Associate Professor Roger Midtstraum and Associate Professor Randi Karlsen (UiT).
The committee appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense consisted of; Professor Ramesh Jain (University of California, USA), Associate Professor Claudia Hauff (TU Delft, the Netherlands) and Associate Professor Trond Aalberg (NTNU). Trond Aalberg was also the administrator of the assessment committee.
Massimiliano's trial lecture was titled: Search in casual-leisure situations (pdf)
He defended his PhD thesis:
Geo-Temporal Mining and Searching of Events from Web-based Image Collections (pdf)
Photos from the disputation (on Flickr) by Heri Ramampiaro.