RESEARCH 

 

                 My research interests are spatial data management for large scale geographical data for different applications like intelligent and low cost transportation planning, multimedia transcoding and adaptations for end user requirements and  solutions for scalability in large scale meta-simulations.

 

 PROJECTS:

1.      MetaSIM: It is one of the test-beds developed for the Rescue project for the purpose of evaluating the different products developed for disaster response. This platform allows multiple simulators to collaborate and simulate a larger activity. My specific interests in this project is in the scalability aspect of the meta-simulation, and I am working on solutions for effective planning and simulation on large number of geographies on which the meta-simulation activity occurs.

2.     DrillSim: This simulator which operated on the MetaSIM platform has been developed as part of Rescue and Responsphere for the purpose of testing IT solutions in the context of a crisis response. It is a multi-agent simulator for simulating campus level crisis response activities on a micro-level. It is a plug and play system where models and IT solutions can be added.

3.     GURU: It is a distance learning environment that provides a customized learning environment for users with disabilities developed as a part of the SUGA Project. GURU is developed using the MPEG-4 framework and it customizes multimedia information for users with visual, auditory and motor impairments.

 PUBLICATIONS:

            Conference:

  1. Vidhya Balasubramanian and Nalini Venkatasubramanian, "Server Transcoding of Multimedia Information for Cross-Disability Access", ACM/SPIE Conference on Multimedia Computing and Networking, MMCN 2003.
  2. Vidhya Balasubramanian and Nalini Venkatasubramanian, "Adapting a Multimedia Distance Learning Environment for      Vision Impairments", ITCC 2003
  3. Vidhya Balasubramanian and Nalini Venkatasubramanian, "GURU: A Multimedia Distance-Learning Framework for Users with Disabilities", Demo Paper, ACM Multimedia 2004 
  4. Daniel Massaguer, Vidhya Balasubramanian, Sharad Mehrotra, Nalini Venkatasubramanian, "Synthetic Humans in Emergency Response Drills", Demo Paper, AAMAS 2006
  5. Daniel Massaguer, Vidhya Balasubramanian, Sharad Mehrotra, Nalini Venkatasubramanian, "Multi-Agent Simulation of Disaster Response", ATDM Workshop in AAMAS 2006
  6. Vidhya Balasubramanian, Daniel Massaguer, Sharad Mehrotra, Nalini Venkatasubramanian, "DrillSim: A Simulation Framework for Emergency Response Drills", ISI 2006


         Journal:

  1. Vidhya Balasubramanian and Nalini Venkatasubramanian. "Adaptation of Multimedia Data for Cross Disability Access", Submitted for Publication in Multimedia Systems Journal

 

 PRESENTATIONS:

  1. "Server Transcoding of Multimedia Information for Cross Disability Access ", Paper Presentation at MMCN 2003, Santa Clara, 23rd January 2003.
  2. "Adapting a Multimedia Distance Learning Environment for Vision Impairments", Paper Presentation at ITCC 2003, Las Vegas, April 28th 2003
  3. "Supporting Cross-Disability Access for Multimedia Information" , Candidacy Talk 2004
  4. "GURU: A Multimedia Distance-Learning Framework for Users with Disabilities ", Technical Demonstration, ACM Multimedia 2004, Columbia University, New York, Oct 13th 2004.   
  5. Towards a Simulation Framework for Emergency Response Drills”, Presented in Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Ettimadai, Coimbatore, Jan 27th, 2006.

 

 UPCOMING CONFERENCES:

 

 RESEARCH LINKS:

1.      SUGA

2.     DrillSim
 

 

 

 

 

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