David McGregor SQUIRE

B.Sc., B.E. Hons., Ph.D.

Australian citizen.

Last updated: May 23th, 2012

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Academic experience 2007-present: Senior Lecturer, Clayton School of Information Technology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

2006: On sabbatical. Visiting the Department of Statistics at Oxford University and the Machine Intelligence Laboratory at Cambridge University.

2005: Associate Head, Caulfield School of Information Technology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

2004-2006: Senior Lecturer, School of Computing Science and Software Engineering (CSSE), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

2000-2003: Lecturer, School of Computing Science and Software Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

April 1998-1999: Maître-assistant (Senior Researcher), founding member of the Viper group, Computing Science Centre, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

1996-March 1998: Post-doctoral research fellow, Vision Group, Computing Science Centre, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Research interests Image processing and computer vision
  • use of Bayesian models, combining Gaussian mixtures and Markov random fields, for image segmentation
  • application of independent component analysis to the learning of texture features, with a focus on dermatoscopic images
  • invariant pattern recognition
  Content-based retrieval of multimedia data (CBMR)
  • application of CBMR techniques to medical diagnosis support, with a particular interest in melanoma
  • understanding, and learning from, human similarity judgments in CBMR
  • Performance evaluation and benchmarking of CBMR systems
  • software engineering aspects of the design of a distributed CBMR system. Co-developer of the GNU Image Finding Tool
  • protocols for querying multimedia database systems. Founding team member for the MRML (Multimedia Retrieval Mark-up Language) project
  • combining textual and visual cues for multimedia similarity
  Other research interests
  • machine learning
  • text similarity detection, applied to medieval latin texts in the Factotum project
  • text retrieval and web mining for automated plagiarism detection, including development of Damocles system, widely applied at Monash University
  • fine-grained signing and distribution of digital documents, especially in the context of the XML digital signature
Selected Publications Nabeel Mohammed and David McG. Squire.  Effectiveness of ICF features for collection-specific CBIRProceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval,  Barcelona, Spain, July 18-19 2011. 

Nabeel Mohammed and David McG. Squire.  An improved method for choosing effective Independent Component Filters for CBIRProceedings of the 26th International Conference on Image and Vision Computing New Zealand,  Auckland, New Zealand, November 29-December 1 2011. 

Constant J. Mews, Tomas Zahora, Dmitri Nikulin and David Squire.  The Speculum morale (c. 1300) and the study of textual transformations: a research project in progressVincent of Beauvais Newsletter,  35, pp. 5-15, 2010. 

Nayyar Abbas Zaidi and David McG. Squire.  SVMs and Data Dependent Distance Metric.  Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Image and Vision Computing New Zealand,  Queenstown, New Zealand, November 8-9 2010. 

Nayyar Abbas Zaidi and David McG. Squire.  Local Adaptive SVM for Object Recognition.  Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA 2010),  Sydney, Australia, December 1-3 2010. 

Nayyar Abbas Zaidi, David McG. Squire and David Suter.  A Gradient-based Metric Learning Algorithm for k-NN ClassifiersProceedings of the 23rd Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence,  Adelaide, Australia, No. 6464 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 194-203, Springer-Verlag, December 7-10 2010. 

Nayyar Abbas Zaidi, David McG. Squire and David Suter.  BoostML: An Adaptive Metric Learning for Nearest Neighbor ClassificationProceedings of the 14th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining,  Hyderabad, India, No. 6118 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 142-149, Springer-Verlag, June 21-24 2010. 

Jens Kötters, Heinz Schmidt and David McG. Squire.  Context Graphs - Representing Formal Concepts by Connected SubgraphsProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis,  Darmstadt, Germany, No. 5548 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 178-193, Springer-Verlag, May 21-24 2009. 

Walter ten Brinke, David McG. Squire and John Bigelow.  The Meaning of an Image in Content-Based Image Retrieval.  2nd International Workshop on Philosophical Foundations of Information Systems Engineering (PHISE 2006),  Luxembourg, pp. 710-719, June 5 2006. 

Denny and David McG. Squire.  Visualization of Cluster Changes by Comparing Self-Organizing MapsThe Ninth Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD '05),  Hanoi, Vietnam. No. 3518 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 410-419, Springer-Verlag, 18-20 May 2005. 

Laurence Bull, David McG. Squire and Yuliang Zheng.  A Hierarchical Extraction Policy for Content Extraction SignaturesInternational Journal on Digital Libraries (Special issue on Security),  4, 3, pp. 208-222, 2004. 

Laurence Bull and David McG. Squire.  XML Signature Extensibility Using Custom TransformsProceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE 2004),  Brisbane, Australia. No. 3306 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 102-112, Springer-Verlag, 22-24 November 2004.. 

Henning Müller, Patrick Ruch, David McG. Squire, Christian Lovis and Antoine Geissbuhler.  Using open source software for medical image retrieval.  Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Medical Informatics (MEDINFO 2004),  San Francisco, CA, USA, September 7-11 2004. 

Henning Müller, David McG. Squire and Thierry Pun.  Learning from user behaviour in image retrieval: Application of market basket analysisInternational Journal of Computer Vision,  56, 1-2, pp. 65-77, 2004. 

Walter ten Brinke, David McG. Squire and John Bigelow.  Supervenience in Content-Based Image Retrieval.  International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2004),  Torino, Italy, November 4-6 2004. 

Laurence Bull, Peter Stanski and David McG. Squire.  Content Extraction Signatures using XML Digital Signatures and Custom Transforms On-DemandProceedings of the 12th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2003),  Budapest, Hungary, pp. 170-177, 20-24 May 2003. 

Henning Müller, Wolfgang Müller, Stéphane Marchand-Maillet, David McG. Squire and Thierry Pun.  A Framework for Benchmarking in Visual Information RetrievalInternational Journal on Multimedia Tools and Applications,  21, 1, pp. 55-73, September 2003. 

Andre Oboler, David McG. Squire and Kevin B. Korb.  Why don't we practice what we teach? Engineering Software for Computer Science Research in Academia.  Proceedings of the First International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Applications (SERA'03),  San Francisco, USA, pp. 25-30, 25-27 June 2003. 

Henning Müller, Wolfgang Müller, Stéphane Marchand-Maillet, David McG. Squire and Thierry Pun.  A web-based evaluation system for content-based image retrievalProceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval (in conjunction with ACM Multimedia 2001),  Ottawa, Canada, pp. 50-54, October 5 2001. 

Henning Müller, Wolfgang Müller, David McG. Squire, Stéphane Marchand-Maillet and Thierry Pun.  Performance Evaluation in Content-Based Image Retrieval: Overview and ProposalsPattern Recognition Letters,  22, 5, pp. 593-601, 2001. 

Wolfgang Müller, Stéphane Marchand-Maillet, Henning Müller, David McG. Squire and Thierry Pun.  Evaluating image browsers using structured annotationJournal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST),  52, 11, pp. 961-968, September 2001. 

Henning Müller, Wolfgang Müller, Stéphane Marchand-Maillet, Thierry Pun and David McG. Squire.  Strategies for positive and negative relevance feedback in image retrievalProceedings of the 15th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2000),  Barcelona, Spain, September 3-8 2000. 

Wolfgang Müller, Henning Müller, Stéphane Marchand-Maillet, Thierry Pun, David McG. Squire, Zoran Pecenovic, Christoph Giess and Arjen P. de Vries.  MRML: A Communication Protocol for Content-Based Image RetrievalFourth International Conference On Visual Information Systems,  Lyon, France, November 2-4 2000. 

David McG. Squire and Terry M. Caelli.  Invariance Signatures: Characterizing contours by their departures from invarianceComputer Vision and Image Understanding,  77, 3, pp. 284-316, March 2000. 

David McG. Squire, Wolfgang Müller, Henning Müller and Thierry Pun.  Content-based query of image databases: inspirations from text retrievalPattern Recognition Letters,  21, 13-14, pp. 1193-1198, 2000. 

David McG. Squire.  Learning a similarity-based distance measure for image database organization from human partitionings of an image setFourth IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV'98),  pp. 88-93, Princeton, NJ, USA, October 1998. 

David McG. Squire and Thierry Pun.  Assessing agreement between human and machine clusterings of image databasesPattern Recognition,  31, 12, pp. 1905-1919, 1998. 

Thierry Pun and David McG. Squire.  Statistical structuring of pictorial databases for content-based image retrieval systemsPattern Recognition Letters,  17, pp. 1299-1310, 1996. 

Terry M. Caelli, David McG. Squire and Tom P.J. Wild.  Model-based neural networksNeural Networks,  6, pp. 613-625, 1993. 

Full list of publications A complete list of my publications is available from:
http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~davids/publications/.
Programme committees International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 2008-2012.
Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ), 2001-2002, 2005 2007-2012.
Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2004-2006.
ICCSA'2006 Workshop on Visual Computing and Multimedia, 2006.
International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2002), Oulu, Finland, 2002.
Journées des jeunes chercheurs francophones en vision par ordinateur (ORASIS 99), Aussois, France, 1999.

I have acted as a reviewer for a variety of other conferences, and journals such as Computer Vision and Image Understanding, the Journal of Research and Practice in Information Retrieval, Data and Knowledge Engineering, and Pattern Recognition Letters.

Major Grants
  • 2010-2012: ARC Discovery Grant DP1093716
    Ethics and encyclopaedic culture in 13th century France: adaptation, diffusion and contexts of innovation in the Speculum morale and its sources.
    Chief Investigators: Prof. Constant Mews, Dr David Squire
    Value: $A 248K (ARC)
  • 2004-2007: ARC Linkage Grant LP0455105
    Formal context analysis in rapidly evolving knowledge webs (4CARE-K).
    Chief Investigators: Prof. Heinz Schmidt, Dr David Squire
    Value: $A 230K (ARC), $A 222K (industrial partner)
  • 2000-2002: Swiss National Science Foundation 2000-059152
    Image archival and retrieval for multimedia databases based on exploratory statistics and geometrical invariants.
    Chief Investigator: Prof. Thierry Pun, Co-investigator: Dr David Squire.
    Value: CHF 265K
  • 1998-2000: Swiss National Science Foundation 2000-052426
    Image archival and retrieval for multimedia databases based on exploratory statistics and geometrical invariants.
    Chief Investigator: Prof. Thierry Pun, Co-investigator: Dr David Squire.
    Value: CHF 166K

University Teaching and Supervision Supervisor of PhD, Masters and Honours students working in the fields of computer vision, multimedia retrieval and content extraction signatures, 1998-present. Six PhD, five Masters and ten honours/diplôme students successfully completed, others continuing.

Lecturer, 3rd year subject FIT3077 Software Engineering: Architecture and Design, Monash University, 2008-2012.
Lecturer, 2nd year subject FIT2043 Technical Documentation for Software Engineers, Monash University, 20011-2012.
Lecturer, 2nd year subject FIT2024 Software Engineering Practice, Monash University, 2007-2012.
Group supervisor, 4th year subject FIT4002 Software Engineering Studio Project, Monash University, 2007, 2012.
Lecturer, 3rd year subject CSE3308 Software Engineering: Analysis and Design, Monash University, 2000-2005, 2007.
Lecturer, Masters subject CSE5230 Data Mining, Monash University, 2000-2004.
Lecturer on LaTeX and BibTeX, Honours subject CSE417 Communication and Research Skills, Monash University, 2000-2005.
Group supervisor, 3rd year subject CSE3200 Industrial Experience Project, Monash University, 2000-2005.
Coach, Monash teams for ACM Programming Competition, 2000-present.

Professional development courses completed:
  • SDU Working with Asian Names Workshop, November 2002
  • CHED Introduction to University Teaching Workshop, December 2000

Responsible for subject Projets Informatiques (3rd year software engineering project), University of Geneva, 1998-1999. Assistant for the undergraduate subjects Algorithmique and Structures de données, University of Geneva, 1996-1998.

Resident Physics Tutor, Queen's College, The University of Melbourne, Australia, 1991-1992.

Numerous tutoring positions at The University of Melbourne in the physics, mathematics, and computer science departments, 1990-1993.


University Administration Experience 2008-2009 School Higher Degree by Research Coordinator, Clayton School of Information Technology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

2007: Deputy Course Leader, Bachelor of Software Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

2005: Associate Head, Caulfield School of Information Technology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

2005: Chair, Scholarships Subcomittee, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

2001-2004 School Postgraduate Research Coordinator (CSSE Caulfield), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

2004 Member of Decanal Structure team for strategic review of the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University.

2003 Convenor of Research Output working group for the CSSE Five Year Plan, Monash University.


University Education 1992-1995: Doctoral student, Computer Science Department, The University of Melbourne, then School of Computing, Curtin University.

  David McG. Squire.  Model-based Neural Networks for Invariant Pattern RecognitionPh.D. Thesis,  School of Computing, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia; conferred the 19th of March, 1997. 

Undergraduate Bachelor of Science (Physics), The University of Melbourne, 1987-1991.

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (First Class Honours), The University of Melbourne, 1987-1990.


Miscellany Languages
  • English (mother tongue)
  • French (Alliance française diplôme de langue, 1997)
  • Latin (Higher School Certificate)
Sport

Contact
Email: David.Squire@monash.edu
Telephone: +61 3 9905 9013(work)
Web page: http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~davids/
Hypertext version of this CV (lots of links): http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~davids/cv/

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