Gheorghita Ghinea

Gheorghita Ghinea is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics at Brunel University He holds a BSc (Hons) Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, an MSc in Computer Science (with Distinction, 1996), both from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and a PhD in Computer Science (2000) from the University of Reading, U.K.. He has published over 60 research papers in leading international journals and peer-reviewed conferences and has consulted for both public and private organizations in his areas of research interest which are: distributed multimedia (especially perceptual aspects), web-based systems, ubiquitous computing, and telemedicine . Dr. Ghinea is a member of the IEEE and the British Computer Society.

Publications

Machine Learning in Radio Resource Scheduling
Ioan-Sorin Comşa, Sijing Zhang, Mehmet Emin Aydin, Pierre Kuonen, Ramona Trestian, Gheorghiţă Ghinea. © 2019. 33 pages.
In access networks, the radio resource management is designed to deal with the system capacity maximization while the quality of service (QoS) requirements need be satisfied for...
Guaranteeing User Rates With Reinforcement Learning in 5G Radio Access Networks
Ioan-Sorin Comşa, Sijing Zhang, Mehmet Emin Aydin, Pierre Kuonen, Ramona Trestian, Gheorghiţă Ghinea. © 2019. 36 pages.
The user experience constitutes an important quality metric when delivering high-definition video services in wireless networks. Failing to provide these services within...
Movie Video Summarization- Generating Personalized Summaries Using Spatiotemporal Salient Region Detection
Rajkumar Kannan, Sridhar Swaminathan, Gheorghita Ghinea, Frederic Andres, Kalaiarasi Sonai Muthu Anbananthen. © 2019. 26 pages.
Video summarization condenses a video by extracting its informative and interesting segments. In this article, a novel video summarization approach is proposed based on...
Towards Interactive Virtual Environments through Handheld Devices for the Disabled: A Performance-Evaluation Perspective
Fotios Spyridonis, Gheorghita Ghinea, Tor-Morten Grønli, Jarle Hansen. © 2014. 13 pages.
The successful integration of novel interactive virtual environments for everyday life applications may constitute an important indication towards similarly employing Virtual...
Impact of Olfaction on Information Recall: Perspectives from an Empirical Study
Gheorghita Ghinea, Oluwakemi Ademoye. © 2013. 11 pages.
Multimedia lies on an infotainment continuum, using multiple forms of information content to both inform and entertain users. In other words, multimedia applications are usually...
Software Developers in India and Norway: Professional or National Cultures?
Gheorghita Ghinea, Bendik Bygstad, Manoranjan Satpathy. © 2013. 14 pages.
In this paper, the authors investigate the professional practices of software developers from two different cultures—Norway and India. The authors examine if systematic...
Performance Evaluation of a Modern Web Architecture
Johan Andre Lundar, Tor-Morten Grønli, Gheorghita Ghinea. © 2013. 15 pages.
The past decade has marked a shift in Web development as users have become accustomed to Web applications with dynamic content and enhanced user experience. Different languages...
User Perception of Media Content Association in Olfaction-Enhanced Multimedia
Gheorghita Ghinea, Oluwakemi Ademoye. © 2012. 13 pages.
Olfaction (smell) is one of our commonly used senses in everyday life. However, this is not the case in digital media, where it is an exception to the rule that usually only our...
Experiences with Developing a User-Centered Digital Library
Elahe Kani-Zabihi, Gheorghita Ghinea, Sherry Y. Chen. © 2012. 21 pages.
The purpose of this study was to find out whether users should be involved in the design stage of a Digital Library (DL). Hence an experiment has been undertaken to find out the...
The More, the Merrier?: The Interaction of Critical Success Factors in Business Intelligence Implementations
Wanda Presthus, Gheorghita Ghinea, Ken-Robin Utvik. © 2012. 15 pages.
Business intelligence (BI) is a term that refers to a variety of techniques and software applications used to analyze an organization’s raw data. Companies use BI to improve...
Multi-Platform Bluetooth Remote Control: Implementation and Results
Jarle Hansen, Gheorghita Ghinea. © 2012. 19 pages.
Traditionally, mobile devices have come with a set number of functionalities. Even when these have been augmented, this has rarely involved taking advantage of their...
Business Innovation and Service Oriented Architecture: An Empirical Investigation
Bendik Bygstad, Tor-Morten Grønli, Helge Bergh, Gheorghita Ghinea. © 2012. 13 pages.
Recent research suggests that a strong link exists between business innovation and service oriented IT architectures: modern IT architecture enables business to quickly create...
Business Innovation and Service Oriented Architecture: An Empirical Investigation
Bendik Bygstad, Tor-Morten Grønli, Helge Bergh, Gheorghita Ghinea. © 2011. 12 pages.
Recent research suggests that a strong link exists between business innovation and service oriented IT architectures: modern IT architecture enables business to quickly create...
Software Developers in India and Norway: Professional or National Cultures?
Gheorghita Ghinea, Bendik Bygstad, Manoranjan Satpathy. © 2011. 14 pages.
In this paper, the authors investigate the professional practices of software developers from two different cultures—Norway and India. The authors examine if systematic...
Experiences with Developing a User-Centered Digital Library
Elahe Kani-Zabihi, Gheorghita Ghinea, Sherry Y. Chen. © 2010. 23 pages.
The purpose of this study was to find out whether users should be involved in the design stage of a Digital Library (DL). Hence an experiment has been undertaken to find out the...
Enhancing the Multimedia Tour Guide Experience: Transmission Tailoring Based on Content, Location, and Device Type
Tacha Serif, Gheorghita Ghinea. © 2009. 20 pages.
This chapter describes an investigation exploring user experiences of accessing streamed multimedia content, when that content is tailored according to perceptual, device and...
Impact of Cognitive Style on User Perception of Dynamic Video Content
Gheorghita Ghinea. © 2009. 15 pages.
This study investigated two dimensions of cognitive style, including Verbalizer/Imager and Field Dependent/ Field Independent and their influence on user perceived quality of...
User Centered Design for Medical Visualization
Feng Dong, Gheorghita Ghinea, Sherry Y. Chen. © 2008. 434 pages.
User Centered Design for Medical Visualization features a comprehensive review of leading advances in medical visualization and human-computer interaction. This book investigates...
Perceptual Multimedia: A Cognitive Style Perspective
Gheorghita Ghinea, Sherry Y. Chen. © 2008. 15 pages.
In this chapter, we describe the results of empirical studies which examined the effect of cognitive style on the perceived quality of distributed multimedia. We use two...
Digital Multimedia Perception and Design
Gheorghita Ghinea, Sherry Y. Chen. © 2006. 318 pages.
Digital Multimedia Perception and Design provides a well-rounded synopsis of the state-of-the-art technologies in perceptual-based multimedia design. It is the only such book on...
Perceptual Multimedia: A Cognitive Style Perspective
Gheorghita Ghinea, Sherry Y. Chen. © 2006. 19 pages.
In this chapter, we describe the results of empirical studies which examined the effect of cognitive style on the perceived quality of distributed multimedia. We use two...