I'm a final year PhD student in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, where I am a member of the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation. My supervisor is Dr Victor Lavrenko.

My thesis contributes new data-dependent hashing methods for approximate nearest neighbour search. The outcome of my research will be a suite of methods that permit more accurate image/document retrieval where the database items are represented by compact binary codes.


News


Publications


2015
 
11. Graph Regularised Hashing
Moran, S., Lavrenko, V. (2015)
European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR). Paper: Soon. Citation: Soon. Code: Soon
2014
 
10. A Sparse Kernel Relevance Model for Automatic Image Annotation
Moran, S., Lavrenko, V. (2014)
International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval (IJMIR). IJMIR Best Papers in Image Retrieval: link. Journal Paper: PDF. Citation: Bibtex. Code: Download
9. Real-Time Detection, Tracking and Monitoring of Discovered Events in Social Media
Osborne, M., Moran, S., McCreadie, R., Von Lunen, A., Sykora, M., Cano, E., Ireson, N., MacDonald, C., Ounis, I., He, Y., Jackson, T., O'Brien, A. (2014)
Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Baltimore, USA.
Paper: PDF. Citation: Bibtex
8. Sparse Kernel Learning for Image Annotation
Moran, S., Lavrenko, V. (2014)
International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR), Glasgow, Scotland. Oral Presentation. Best Student Paper Award.
Paper: PDF. Poster: PDF. Talk: PDF. Citation: Bibtex. Code: Download
2013
 
7. Optimal Kernel Shape and Bandwidth for Atomistic Support of Continuum Stress
Ulz, M., Moran, S. (2013)
Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering (MSMSE).
Journal Paper: PDF. Citation: Bibtex
6. Variable Bit Quantisation for LSH
Moran, S., Lavrenko, V., Osborne, M. (2013)
Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Sofia, Bulgaria. Oral Presentation
Paper: PDF. Talk: PDF. Poster: PDF. Citation: Bibtex. Datasets: Reuters-21578, TDT2, CIFAR-10.
5. Neighbourhood Preserving Quantisation for LSH
Moran, S., Lavrenko, V., Osborne, M. (2013)
Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR), Dublin, Ireland.
Paper: PDF. Poster: PDF. Citation: Bibtex. Datasets: Labelme-22k, 100k TinyImages, CIFAR-10. Code: Coming Soon
2012
 
4. A Gaussian mixture modelling approach to the data-driven estimation of atomistic support for continuum stress
Ulz, M., Moran, S. (2012)
Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering (MSMSE). MSMSE Highlight of 2012: link
Journal Paper: PDF. Abstract: PDF. Talk: PDF. Citation: Bibtex
2011
 
3. Optimal Tag Sets for Automatic Image Annotation
Moran, S., Lavrenko, V. (2011)
British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), Dundee, UK. Oral Presentation
Abstract: PDF. Paper: PDF. Talk: PDF. Citation: Bibtex
2005
 
2. Using the Grid for Satellite Imagery with UNOSAT
Moran, S., Lorenzo, P. (2005)
1st IEEE International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing: Deploying Production Grids - Beyond the Hype, Melbourne, Australia (Workshop)
Paper: PDF
2004
 
1. Robust Fusion of Colour Appearance Models for Object Tracking
Town, C., Moran, S. (2004)
British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), Kingston, UK
Paper: PDF


Other

\ 3. Video Inpainting
Moran, S.
Literature survey, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.
PDF
2. Automatic Image Tagging
Moran, S.
MSc Disstertaion, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.
Dissertation: PDF. Citation: Soon
1. Linking Video Segments to Relevant Wikipedia Content
Lavrenko, V., Moore, J., Moran, S. (2010)
IDEA Lab research project
Poster: PDF.


Teaching Experience

Autumn '11-'13 Introductory Applied Machine Learning
Teaching Assistant, Tutor, Demonstrator, Marker


Invited Talks

September '14 Data Science Research Day (Edinburgh)
Variable Bit Quantisation for LSH. Talk: PDF
August '13 Graz University of Technology (Austria)
Variable Bit Quantisation for LSH. Talk: PDF