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I will deliver a tutorial at ACM SIGCOMM 2016 (Details)

I will teach CS 623.715 Selected Topics in Computer and Network Architecture: Video Delivery over IP at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt in May 2016 (Details)

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

Upcoming/Recent Talks

  • More Juice Less Bits: Content Aware Streaming (Slides)
    ACM MMSys - May 2016

Short Background

I am currently the principal architect for streaming technologies at MediaMelon, Inc. I joined MediaMelon in February 2016 and details on my projects are available here. Earlier in 2016, I also 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 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. Papers, talks and presentations from my Cisco projects are available here.

In addition to the professional positions, I am also affiliated with Özyeğin University. I periodically teach courses in a number of universities and 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 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: May 13, 2016