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Distributed Systems and Multimedia Processing Lab
@ Ryerson University

DSMP is a facility which carries out a research program on on social networking technology, web mining, recommendation systems and web/internet performance improvement....Read more

Welcome to our DSMP Lab!

DSMP is a facility which carries out a research program on social networking technology, web mining, recommendation systems and web/internet performance improvement. The research focus is applied in nature, with strong focus on experimental computer system performance and social networking related research. The general goals of the research program are: to identify performance problems and bottlenecks in the design and operation of protocols and software in web/internet technology, sensor networks and distributed systems; to propose and evaluate creative solutions for discovery and visualization of online social networks; to develop the recommendation systems for online social networks and social media data analysis using inforation retrieval techniques to explore insights and behaviour of social networks.

DSMP lab in computer science was funded by a collaboration CFI grant which is Infrastructure grant in June 2005 and has become completely operational since summer 2006. DSMP lab is led by Dr.Abdolreza Abhari, Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, Ryerson University. The objective of the DSMP lab in the computer science department is to collaborate with the similar lab in the Department of Electrical Engineering of Ryerson University to provide a state-of-the-art distributed computing grid that is fault-tolerant which will allow the ubiquitous and distributed access and serving of all types of multimedia data to many different types of devices. We are currently focusing on the research projects in the area of distributed network, online social media data analysis, recommendation system and soft computing. Our research initiatives explore the advent of social networking sites,the need for new development tools and/or testing existing tools to meet the growing user generated data and how to leverage the social media data to provide the information awareness in modern society.

"DSMP lab believes in innovation"
- Dr.Abdolreza Abhari, Director, DSMP Lab.

Research Interests
  • Web 2.0 Social Networking
  • Web Mining and Information Retrieval
  • Data Mining and Database Systems
  • Sensor Networks and Distributed Systems
  • Web/Internet Technology, Performance Measurement, Modeling and Caching
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Soft Computing