1986, Informatik, Höhere Technische Lehranstalt, Switzerland, B.S.
1994, Computer Science, University of Southern California, M.S.1998, Computer Science, University of Southern California, Ph.D.
2020–Present Professor, National University of Singapore
2018–Present Faculty Affiliate with the Institute of Data Science (IDS) at NUS
2011–Present Deputy Director of the Smart Systems Institute (SSI) at NUS
2012–2016 Co-Director of the Centre of Social Media Innovations for Communities (COSMIC) at NUS
2007–2019 Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
2007–Present Joint appointment with Smart Systems Institute (SSI) at NUS
2008–2011 Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Southern California
2001–2006 Research Area Director of the Media Immersion Environment, Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC) at the University of Southern California
2000–2006 Research Assistant Professor, CS Department, University of Southern California
1998–2000 Media Immersion Environment Research Coordinator, Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC), University of Southern California
1993–1998 Research Assistant, USC Database Laboratory
1986–1991 Software Engineer, Zühlke Engineering AG, Schlieren, Switzerland
Streaming media and AR/VR architectures
Dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP (DASH)
Software defined networking (SDN)
Applications of machine/deep learning
Mobile location-based servicesSpatial data management
Honor & Award
2020 Second Place Award (Silver) at Adaptation Algorithms for Near-Second Latency Grand Challenge sponsored by Twitch.tv at ACM MMSys, 11 Jun 2020.
2020 Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (FTEA) from the NUS School of Computing for the Academic Year AY2018/2019.
2019 Best Paper Runner-Up at the 6th IEEE Int’l Conference on Cloud Computing and Intelligence Systems, 20 Dec 2019.
2019 Honorable Mention Award (Best Paper Runner Up) at the ACM SIGSPATIAL PredictGIS 2019 Workshop, 5 Nov 2019.
2019 Best Paper Award at the ACM SIGSPATIAL GeoAI 2019 Workshop, 5 Nov 2019.
2019 Best Demo Award at the 5th IEEE Int’l Conference on Multimedia Big Data, 12 Sep 2019.
2019 PhD student Abdelhak Bentaleb won the 2019 ACM SIGMM Outstanding PhD Thesis in Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications, 23 Oct 2019.
2019 PhD student Abdelhak Bentaleb won the 2019 DASH-IF Best PhD Dissertation Award, 20 June 2019.
2019 DASH-IF Excellence in DASH Award (1st Prize), received at the 10th ACM Int’l Conference on Multimedia Systems (ACM MMSys) 2019.
2019 Best Student Poster Award at Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2019).
2018 Director of the IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC) Review Board.
2018 Publons Peer Review Awards 2018, top 1% of reviewers in Computer Science for 2017-2018 Award year.
2018 Best Poster Runner-Up, IEEE Int’l Symposium on Multimedia (ISM) 2018, Taichung, Taiwan.
2018 DASH-IF Grand Challenge on DASH (1st Prize), received at the IEEE ICME 2018 conference.
2018 DASH-IF Excellence in DASH Award (1st Prize), received at the 9th ACM Int’l Conference on Multimedia Systems (ACM MMSys) 2018.
2018 Best Student Paper Award at the 9th ACM Int’l Conference on Multimedia Systems (ACM MMSys) 2018.
2017 Best Editor Award of the IEEE Communications Society, Technical Committee on Multimedia Communications (MMTC) Review Board.
2017 Elected ACM Distinguished Member.
2016 Best Paper Award at the 7th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on GeoStreaming (IWGS 2016).
2015 2nd Place prize at the Yahoo-Flickr Event Summarization Challenge at ACM Multimedia 2015, Brisbane, Australia.
2014 Elected Secretary of ACM SIGSPATIAL (2014-2017).
2014 Outstanding Reviewer Award at Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM 2014), Kuching, Malaysia.
2014 One of the finalists of the 22nd ACM Multimedia 2014 Grand Challenge competition “VideoLectures.NET Challenge (MediaMixer, transLectures): Temporal segmentation and annotation of lecture videos.”
2013 2nd Place prize at ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS Cup 2013 contest on geo-fencing out of 29 entries, Orlando, FL.
2012 Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia 2012, Anaheim, CA.
2012 One of four finalists of the ACM Multimedia 2012 Grand Challenge competition.
2010 Nomination for IEEE Communications Society, Technical Committee on Multimedia Communications (MMTC) Best Paper Award 2010.
2006 Interdisciplinary Grant Award from USC’s James H. Zumberge Research and Innovation Fund for work on “User-centric Patient/Clinician Distribution Platform with Tele-Rehabilitation Application Case Study.”
2005 The Remote Media Immersion (RMI) project was nominated for an Idea Award by the Internet2 consortium.
2003 The Remote Media Immersion (RMI) project was awarded an Honorable Mention in the CENIC 2003 “On the Road to a Gigabit” Awards in the “Gigabit or Bust” category.
1998 Outstanding Academic Achievement Award from the Office of International Services, USC.1994 Outstanding Academic Achievement Award from the Office of International Students and Scholars, University of Southern California (USC). One of only ten int’l students to graduate with a GPA of 4.0.
 Goel, A., Shahabi, C., Yao, S.Y.D. and Zimmermann, R., 2002, February. “SCADDAR: An efficient randomized technique to reorganize continuous media blocks”. In Proceedings 18th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (pp. 473-482).
 Hazarika, D., Poria, S., Zadeh, A., Cambria, E., Morency, L.P. and Zimmermann, R., 2018, June. “Conversational memory network for emotion recognition in dyadic dialogue videos”. In Proceedings of the conference. Association for Computational Linguistics. North American Chapter. Meeting (Vol. 2018, p. 2122). NIH Public Access.
 Bentaleb, A., Taani, B., Begen, A.C., Timmerer, C. and Zimmermann, R., 2018. “A survey on bitrate adaptation schemes for streaming media over HTTP”. IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, 21(1), pp.562-585.
 Bentaleb, A., Begen, A.C. and Zimmermann, R., 2016, October. “SDNDASH: Improving QoE of HTTP adaptive streaming using software defined networking”. In Proceedings of the 24th ACM international conference on Multimedia (pp. 1296-1305).
 Chen, N., Chen, Y., You, Y., Ling, H., Liang, P. and Zimmermann, R., 2016, “April. Dynamic urban surveillance video stream processing using fog computing”. In 2016 IEEE second international conference on multimedia big data (BigMM) (pp. 105-112).
 Zhang, L., Gao, Y., Zimmermann, R., Tian, Q. and Li, X., 2014. “Fusion of multichannel local and global structural cues for photo aesthetics evaluation”. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 23(3), pp.1419-1429.
 Ay, S.A., Zimmermann, R. and Kim, S.H., 2008, “October. Viewable scene modeling for geospatial video search”. In Proceedings of the 16th ACM international conference on Multimedia (pp. 309-318).
 Chen, H., Ku, W.S., Sun, M.T. and Zimmermann, R., 2008, “November. The multi-rule partial sequenced route query”. In Proceedings of the 16th ACM SIGSPATIAL international conference on Advances in geographic information systems (pp. 1-10).
 Shen, Z., Luo, J., Zimmermann, R. and Vasilakos, A.V., 2011. “Peer-to-peer media streaming: Insights and new developments”. Proceedings of the IEEE, 99(12), pp.2089-2109. Sawchuk, A.A., Chew, E., Zimmermann, R., Papadopoulos, C. and Kyriakakis, C., 2003, November. “From remote media immersion to distributed immersive performance”. In Proceedings of the 2003 ACM SIGMM workshop on Experiential telepresence (pp. 110-120).
1. “Pseudorandom Data Storage” (SCADDAR); US Utility Patent No. 7,096,328 issued on 22 August 2006.
2. “Multi-Threshold Smoothing;” US Utility Patent No. 6,910,079 issued on 21 June 2005.
3. “Audio Chat System based on Peer-to-Peer Architecture;” US Utility Patent No. 7,577,110 issued on 18 August 2009.
4. “Statistical based Admission Control Technique using Three Random Variable Admission Control;” US Utility Patent No. 7,584,324 issued on 1 September 2009.
5. “Continuous Media System;” U.S. Utility Patent No. 7,742,504 issued on 22 June 2010.
6. “Hydra: high-performance data recording architecture for streaming media;” U.S. Utility Patent No. 8,370,888 issued on 5 February 2013.
7. “Apparatus, System, and Method for Annotation of Media Files with Sensor Data;” U.S. Utility Patent No. 9,509,968 issued on 29 November 2016. Israel Patent granted on 1 February 2019.