Ali is on foot!


I am co-organizing a workshop called VideoNext at ACM CoNEXT (Details)

I will deliver a tutorial on OTT content delivery at ACM Multimedia 2014 (Details)

I will deliver a tutorial on IPTV and OTT streaming at IEEE ICIP 2014 (Details)

Past News:

  • 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 (Slides)
  • 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

Upcoming Talks

  • IPTV and Over-the-Top Video: Principles, Standards, and Future Research Directions (Slides)
    IEEE ICIP 2014 Tutorial - Oct. 2014
  • Over-the-Top Content Delivery: State of the Art and Challenges Ahead
    ACM Multimedia 2014 Tutorial - Nov. 2014
  • Internet Video and HTTP Adaptive Streaming
    UCLA (EE 238 Guest Lecture) - Nov. 2014
  • HTTP Adaptive Streaming Enhancements for Large-Scale Deployments
    UCLA - Nov. 2014
  • IPTV and Over-the-Top Video: Managed and Unmanaged Video Delivery
    Cisco Live Milan - Jan. 2015
  • Adaptive Streaming Deployments: Challenges and Solutions
    Cisco Live Milan - Jan. 2015

For past talks and publications, click here.


I am with the Video and Content Platforms Research and Advanced Development Group at Cisco. I am interested in networked entertainment. I am working on reliable video transport and distribution over IP, and quality issues.

I worked out of the Cisco mothership in San Jose, CA until early 2009. Then, I moved to Vancouver, Beautiful British Columbia (Canada) as a remote worker. Since July 2009, I have been working out of 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.


If you want to get in touch, send me an email.