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Networked Media

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See the CFP for the networking standards series in the new IEEE Communications Standards magazine (Link)

Upcoming/Recent Talks

  • August 10th Talk: Anatomy of a DASH Client @ DASH Workshop (link, slides)
  • August 15th Talk: Scaling Adaptive Streaming Systems with Network Support @ University of Washington (slides)
  • August 21st Tutorial: Adaptive Streaming of Traditional and Omnidirectional Media @ ACM SIGCOMM 2017 (link)

Short Background

After finishing my undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Bilkent University in 2001, I went to Georgia Tech to get my Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering. Since then, I have been working on problems associated with multimedia applications that generate many (often high-bandwidth and time-critical) flows of information with complex inter-flow semantic relationships. After graduating in 2006, I started at Cisco's Video and Content Platforms Research and Advanced Development Group. I architected, designed and developed algorithms, protocols, products and solutions in the service provider and enterprise video domains. Papers, talks and presentations from my Cisco projects are available here.

I left Cisco in late 2015, and started my own company - Networked Media, where I offer consulting services to industrial, legal and academic institutions in the IP video space. In June 2016, I also started as an assistant professor at Özyeğin University Computer Science Department, where I am teaching networking and multimedia courses to grads and undergrads. I also spend a considerable amount of time on services in the academic world.

Past News

  • Christian Timmerer and I delivered a tutorial at IEEE ICME 2017 (link, slides)
  • ACM TOMM special issue on the best papers of MMSys and NOSSDAV 2016 has been published (link)
  • I taught CS 623.715 Selected Topics in Computer and Network Architecture: Video Delivery over IP at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt in May 2016 (link)
  • I served as the TPC chair for ACM MMSys 2016 (link)
  • I was elected as a distinguished lecturer by the IEEE Communications Society in January 2016 (link)
  • Christian Timmerer and I delivered a tutorial at IEEE ICME 2015 (link, slides)
  • I co-organized a workshop called VideoNext at ACM CoNEXT 2014 (link)
  • Christian Timmerer and I delivered a tutorial at ACM Multimedia 2014 (link)
  • I delivered a tutorial at IEEE ICIP 2014 (Details)
  • IEEE JSAC special issue on adaptive media streaming has been published (link)
  • Cisco hosted Packet Video Workshop 2013 in San Jose, CA in December 2013
  • Thomas Stockhammer and I delivered a tutorial on HTTP Adaptive Streaming at IEEE ICME 2013
  • I delivered the keynote talk at ACM NOSSDAV 2012 (slides)
  • I organized a special session in Packet Video Workshop 2012
  • Cisco hosted ACM MMSys 2011 in San Jose, CA in February 2011

Last Update: August 15, 2017