CTO & Chief Scientist

Acesio, New York City

Alejandro (Alex) Jaimes, Ph.D.

Professional Activities

General Chair

  • ACM Multimedia 2013, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Honorary General chair, Intl. Conf. on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2014), Barcelona, Nov. 10-13, 2014.

Director at Large

  • SIG ACM Multimedia, Interactive Arts, 2008-                             

Program Chair

  • WWW 2014 Developers Track, chair.
  • Workshops chair, KDD 2014, New York City, August 2014.
  • Intl. Conf on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR 2014), Industry and Practitioners day, chair.
  • WWW 2013 Practice and Experience Track, chair.
  • 8th Latin American Web Conference (LA-WEB 2012), program chair.
  • NEM Summit 2010, User Centric Content Technologies track co-chair.
  • ACM Recommender Systems (RecSys 2010), industry track co-chair.
  • ACM Multimedia (MM 2012, MM 2010), brave new topics track co-chair.
  • Intl. Conf. on User Modeling and Personalization (UMAP 2013, 2009), industry track co-chair.
  • ACM Knowledge Discovery and Datamining (KDD 2009), panels chair.
  • European Conf. on Machine Learning (ECML-PKDD 2009), demonstrations co-chair.
  • Intl. Conf. on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2009), workshops co-chair.
  • ACM Multimedia (MM 2008), Human-Centered Multimedia track co-chair, Interactive Art Program (2007, 2006, 2005, 2004), founder and co-chair.
  • Intl. Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR 2007), special sessions chair.                   
  • 7th IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM 2006), poster/exhibition chair.
  • ACM Intl. Workshop on Multimedia Info. Retrieval (MIR 2005) with ACM Multimedia, panel chair.
  • Novel Techniques for Browsing in Large Multimedia Collections, IEEE Intl. Conf. on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2004), special session co-chair.
  • Immersive Conferencing: Novel Interfaces and Paradigms for Remote Collaboration, 5th Pacific Rim Conf. on Multimedia (PCM 2004), special session co-chair.
  • Conference on Technology and Emerging Markets (Metro International, 1997).

Workshops Organized

  • Urban Sensoria (NIME 2013 Daejeon, Korea, and several cities since 2006).
  • Social Media Analytics, ACM Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2012).
  • First Intl. Workshop on Social Media Applications in News and Entertainment (WWW 2012).
  • Work. on the Potential of Social Media Tools and Data for Journalists in News Media (ICWSM 2012).
  • Workshop on the Future of the Social Web (ICWSM 2011).
  • Social Media Engagement, World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2011).
  • Practical Use of Recommender Systems, Algorithms, & Tech., ACM Rec. Systems 2010 (RecSys 2009).
  • Industry Applications of Recommender Systems, ACM Recommender Systems 2009 (RecSys 2009).
  • Multimedia Data Mining, ACM Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2008).
  • Computer Vision for Developing Regions, International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2007).
  • Human-Centered Multimedia, ACM Multimedia (2008, 2007, 2006).
  • Technology for Education in Developing Countries (TEDC 2005, 2004, 2003).

Guest Editor

  • ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMCCAP), best papers from ACM Multimedia 2008, published in 2009.
  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, special issue on Integration of Context and Content for Multimedia Management, January 2009. A. Hanjalic, A. Jaimes, J. Luo, Q. Tian.
  • Leonardo Electronic Almanac, special issue of ACM Multimedia Interactive Art Program, 2007.
  • IEEE Computer Magazine, special issue on Human-Centered Computing, May 2007. A. Jaimes, T.S. Huang, N. Sebe, D.Gatica-Perez.
  • IEEE Multimedia Magazine, editor, Art Beat column, January-December 2005.

                                   
Advisory Boards

  • ACTIVE Knowledge Powered Enterprise EU Project (2009-2011) to convert the hidden intelligence of enterprises into actionable knowledge to support collaboration and problem solving, April 2009.
  • Universidad Carlos III, workshop to establish new graduate program in digital Interaction, 2010-.
  • AMI (Augmented Multiparty Interaction) EU Project (2004-2005). Multimodal technologies to support human interaction in the context of smart meeting rooms.

                                               
Editorial Board Memberships

  • IEEE Computer, Human-Centered Computing area chair (2008-2009)
  • International journal on Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, Springer (2008-)
  • International Journal on Web based Communities, Inderscience (IJWBC, 2005-)

Member of Program Committee (selected)

  • ACM Intl. Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2013, industry track).
  • ACM Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2016, WSDM 2014, WSDM 2013, WSDM 2012, senior member).
  • ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2012, area chair)
  • ACM Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2016, area chair)
  • Intl. Conf. on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2012, senior member 2011)
  • ACM Web Science (WebSci 2012, senior member)
  • IJCAI 2011 (ICJAI 2011 senior member)
  • ACM Recommender Systems (RecSys 1016, Recsys 2015, RecSys 2013, RecSys 2012, senior member, 2008-2010)
  • World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2013, WWW 2009)
  • Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2009)
  • User Modeling and Personalization (UMAP 2009)
  • Intl. Conf. on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2009, senior member, 2008, 2007)
  • ACM Multimedia (ACM MM 2012, 2009 full papers; 2005, 2004 short papers, video)
  • Annual German Conf. on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2009)
  • IEEE Intl. Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2008)
  • Intl. Conf. on Creativity and Cognition (C&C 2009, C&C 2007)
  • Intl. Conf. on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2009, 2006)
  • Inter-Society for Electronic Arts International Symposium on Electronic Art(ISEA 2009, 2008)
  • IEEE ICCV Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005)
  • Joint Workshop on Multimodal Interaction and Related Machine Learning Alg. (MLMI 2007, 2006)
  • Intl. Conf. on Image and Video Retrieval (MIR 2012, CIVR 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004)
  • Intl. Conf. on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2012, ICME 2005, 2004)
  • Intl. Conf. on Image Processing (ICIP 2006, 2005, 2004)
  • ECCV Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI 2006, 2004)
  • World Summit Award Grand Jury, Bahrain, Sept., 2005. Initiative to address the content gap in the context of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), Tunis, Nov., 2005.

Reviewer (selected journals and conferences)

  • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering.
  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, ACM Multimedia Systems Journal, Multimedia Tools and Applications, ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Multimedia Signal Processing.  
  • International Journal on Computer Vision and Image Understanding , International Journal of Image and Vision Computing.
  • ACM Trans. on Information Systems, IEEE Transactions in Image Processing, Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing.
  • ACM CHI (2004, 2002), ACM Multimedia (2004, 2002, 2000, 1999), IEEE ICME (2003, 2002, 2001, 2000), IEEE ICIP (2002, 2001, 2000), IEEE ICASSP (2004).

Reviewer (grants)

  • Trento TRISE (2013)
  • INRIA evaluator (2010)
  • Ministerio de Ciencia e InnovaciĆ³n de EspaƱa, Plan Nacional de I+D+i (2009)
  • European Commission FP7, strategic objective 4.2. Intelligent Content and semantics (2007)
  • Australian ISL Science Academies Programme (2006).
  • Council of Physical Sciences of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (2005)