Location Based Systems
M. Weber, L. Liu, K. Jones, M. Covington, L. Nachman, P. Pesti: On Map Matching of Wireless Positioning Data: A Selective Lookahead Approach, 18th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM GIS 2010), San Jose, CA, 2010.
P. Pesti, L. Liu, B. Bamba, A. Iyengar, M. Weber: RoadTrack: Scaling Location Updates for Mobile Clients on Road Networks with Query Awareness, Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB 2010), Singapore, 2010.
E. Martin, L. Liu, M. Weber, P. Pesti, M. Woodward: Unified analytical models for location management costs and optimum design of location areas, 5th International Conference on Collaborative Computing (CollaborateCom 2009), Washington D.C., 2009.
L. Liu, B. Bamba, M. Doo, P. Pesti and M. Weber: mTrigger: An Event based Framework for Scalable Processing of Location Triggers, Chapter 16 in Handbook of Research on Advanced Distributed Event-Based Systems, pp. 369-393, Edited by Annika Hinze and Alejandro Buchmann, IGI Global, 2009.
P. Pesti, J. Elson, J. Howell, D. Steedly, M. Uyttendaele: Low-Cost Orthographic Imagery, 16th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM GIS 2008), Irvine, CA, 2008.
B. Bamba, L. Liu, P. Pesti, T. Wang: Supporting Anonymous Location Queries in Mobile Environments with PrivacyGrid, 17th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2008), Beijing, China, 2008.
M. Fék, P. Pesti, G. Németh, G. Olaszy, Cs. Zainkó: Corpus-Based Unit Selection TTS for Hungarian, Ninth International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue, Brno, Czech Republic, September, 2006.
P. Pesti: Design of a Corpus-Based Speech Synthesizer (in Hungarian) ( presentation [ppt]), Masters Thesis, Budapest, Hungary, 2006.
M. Fék, P. Pesti, G. Németh, Cs. Zainkó: Generation Change in Speech Synthesis (in Hungarian), Hungarian Journal on Communications, vol. 2006/3, pp. 21-30, Budapest, Hungary, 2006.
A. Nagy, P. Pesti, G. Németh, T. Bőhm: Design Issues of a Corpus-Based Speech Synthesizer, Hungarian Journal on Communications, 2005/6. special issue, pp. 18-24, Budapest, Hungary, 2005.
A. Nagy, P. Pesti, G. Németh, T. Bőhm: Design Issues of a Corpus-Based Speech Synthesizer (in Hungarian), Hungarian Journal on Communications, vol. 2005/1, pp. 18-24, Budapest, Hungary, 2005.
Projects – Location, Maps, Mobile, Community
Simulator for generating mobility traces and query traces for large numbers of mobile objects moving in a road network.
Microsoft Research's MapCruncher for Virtual Earth
In the summer of 2007 & 2008 I worked on a more advanced version of
at Microsoft Research with Jeremy Elson, Matt Uyttendaele and Jon Howell.
MSR MapCruncher mGraffiti
mGraffiti: Scribbling the Virtual Earth
mGraffiti's press coverage
A community location-based commenting application for Windows Mobile PDA clients, with a satellite imagery interface using Microsoft TerraServer imagery. This project was made for the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition in the spring of 2005; the "Virtual Earth" in the tagline doesn't refer to Microsoft's similarly named service, as it didn't exist yet at the time :)
'Shibuya Star' is a collaborative, mapping-enhanced, location-aware 3G
wireless IMS software application for GPS-enabled PDAs, that provides the
ultimate empowering technology for instant mobs - haphazardly formed groups of
people, and teens in particular. (April 2007)
Shibuya Star concept, business plan, architecture and design [pdf]
Shibuya Star presentation [pdf]
Business plan for a startup in cellular location based services, for our Technology Ventures course (April 2007).
Spatial Alarms business plan [pdf]
Google Maps Hacking
on Google Maps Earth Nighttime!
remark: The underlying 128 megapixel night imagery from NASA uses a map projection different from Google Maps'. The two are aligned near the NYC-Madrid-Tokyo axis only. Learn how the map image tiles were created for Nighttime's huge input image.
imagery source: NASA Visible Earth
released: February 17, 2006
as seen on: Google Maps Mania,
Hatena (夜のGoogle Maps),
The Raw Feed,
Zorgloob (Google Map La Nuit),
Menéame (Google Map Nocturno),
Solidot (Google Maps 夜间版),
The Morning News,
あれこれ / Arekore,
搜狐数码天下 / Sohu,
Motoricerca (mappe della Terra di notte),
Pestaola (Google Maps την νύχτα),
网易数码 / 163.com,
Washington Science Teachers Association
on Google Maps Europa, the icy moon of Jupiter
remark: Based on a 1.0 km/pixel (0.62 mi/pixel) resolution NASA image of Europa (Galileo and Voyager 1 & 2 data).
imagery source: USGS Astrogeology Research Program
released: March 14, 2006
as seen on: Google Maps Mania
Creative Corner / Strategy, Technology and Policy
Detailed Roadmap of the 21st Century
A year by year bullet point list of notable advances expected to happen in the 21st century, from 2006 onwards. The motivation for creating such a compilation is to allow us to evaluate predictions in context of other predictions.
Atlanta Streetcar/Tram Concept Photos
I tried to imagine how some European trams that I have seen would look like on Peachtree Street.
Concept photos of trams from Athens, Bordeaux and Budapest in Atlanta...
My lecture notes for ECON 252: Financial Markets (Robert Shiller)
MGT 6901, Management Consulting (Alan Flury)
MGT 6753, Principles of Management for Engineers (Alan Flury)
MGT 6789, Technology Ventures (Alan Flury)
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