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

Upcoming/Recent Talks

  • IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecture Tour in March 2017 (Polytechnic University of Bari, University of Catania, University of Naples Federico II, University of Roma and University of L'Aquila)
  • SDNDASH: Improving QoE of HTTP Adaptive Streaming Using Software Defined Networking
    ACM Multimedia - Oct. 2016
  • Applications and Deployments of Server and Network Assisted DASH (SAND)
    IBC - Sept. 2016
  • More Juice Less Bits: Content Aware Streaming (Slides)
    ACM MMSys - May 2016

Short Background

Early in 2016, I co-founded Networked Media, a technology company, to provide consulting services to industrial, legal and academic institutions in the IP video space.

I have been a research and development engineer since 2001, and have broad experience in mathematical modeling, performance analysis, optimization, standards development, intellectual property and 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. Papers, talks and presentations from my Cisco projects are available here.

I am also affiliated with Özyeğin University. I am an assistant professor in the computer science department teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. I also spend a considerable amount of time on services in the academic world.


I graduated from Georgia Tech with a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering in 2006. The title of my dissertation is "Enhancing the multimedia experience in emerging networks." You can learn more about my dissertation research here. I received my B.S. degree is in electrical engineering from Bilkent University in 2001.

Past News

  • I taught CS 623.715 Selected Topics in Computer and Network Architecture: Video Delivery over IP at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt in May 2016 (Details)
  • I served as the TPC chair for ACM MMSys 2016 (Details)
  • 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: December 21, 2016