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Innovating Video Content Delivery on Commodity Mobile Devices​: from Multipath to Virtual Reality

Event Date: March 2, 2018
Speaker: Feng Qian
Speaker Affiliation: Indiana University
Type: Computer Engineering Seminar
Time: 11:00am
Location: POTR 234, Fu Room
Contact Name: Professor Yiying Zhang
Contact Phone: 765-49-45916
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School or Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering
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More and more users watch videos on their mobile devices. In Q4 2016, mobile videos have eventually surpassed desktop videos in terms of the online viewing time. In this talk, I describe two of my recent projects aiming at improving the performance and reducing the network resource usage for mobile video streaming. First, we develop MP-DASH, a system that strategically leverages multiple network interfaces such as WiFi and LTE on mobile devices to stream videos. Compared to off-the-shelf multipath solutions, MP-DASH reduces the cellular data usage by up to 99% and the radio energy consumption by up to 85% with negligible degradation of the QoE. In the second project, we innovate 360-degree immersive video streaming, an important component of the virtual reality (VR) ecosystem. Our 360-degree streaming system adaptively fetches video contents based on robust prediction of a viewer's head movement, leading to significant network bandwidth reduction and video quality improvement compared to the state-of-the-art.


Feng Qian is an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Indiana University Bloomington. His research interests cover the broad areas of mobile systems, VR/AR, computer networking, and system security. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. He is a recipient of several awards including a Key Contributor Award at AT&T Shannon Labs, an NSF CRII Award, a Google Faculty Award, an AT&T VURI Award, and the best paper award at ACM CoNEXT 2016. He has published 18 top-tier conference papers according to