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I was elected as a distinguished lecturer by the IEEE Communications Society in January 2016

I am the TPC chair for ACM MMSys 2016 that will be held in Klagenfurt, Austria in May 2016 (Details)

Upcoming/Recent Talks

  • Quality-Aware HTTP Adaptive Streaming (Slides)
    IBC - Sept. 2015
  • Enhancing MPEG DASH Performance via Server and Network Assistance (One of the papers in The Best of IET and IBC 2015-2016) (Slides)
    IBC - Sept. 2015


I am an IP video consultant and provide consulting services in the networked entertainment and collaboration areas. I have been a research and development engineer since 2001, and have broad experience in mathematical modeling, performance analysis, optimization, standards development and intellectual property innovation. Between 2007 and 2015, I was with the Video and Content Platforms Research and Advanced Development Group at Cisco, where I have architected, designed and developed algorithms, protocols, products and solutions in the service provider and enterprise video domains.

I was based in San Jose, CA until early 2009. Then, I moved to Vancouver, Beautiful British Columbia (Canada). In July 2009, I moved to London, Ontario (Canada).

In late 2006, I graduated from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at Georgia Tech with a Ph.D. degree. The title of my dissertation is "Enhancing the multimedia experience in emerging networks." You can learn more about my dissertation research here.

Past News

  • Christian Timmerer and I delivered a tutorial at IEEE ICME 2015 (Details, Slides)
  • I co-organized a workshop called VideoNext at ACM CoNEXT 2014 (Details)
  • Christian Timmerer and I delivered a tutorial at ACM Multimedia 2014 (Details)
  • I delivered a tutorial at IEEE ICIP 2014 (Details)
  • IEEE JSAC special issue on adaptive media streaming has been published (Details)
  • 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 (Details)
  • Cisco hosted ACM MMSys 2011 in San Jose, CA in February 2011

Last Update: February 03, 2016