Project Participants

Project Participants

Faculty

Robert W. Heath Jr. is the Lead PI on the project. His expertise is Signal  Processing for Communication. He contributes to the areas of adaptive  transmission, rate-distortion, and video quality assessment. His role on the  project as the lead PI is to coordinate the research tasks, and take the lead on  reporting, documentation, and public relations. He is heavily involved in the LV vector, especially learning for video network adaptation, and the prototyping efforts.

 

Alan C. Bovik is the Vice PI on the project. His expertise is image and video processing. He is contributing in the areas of video quality assessment, 3-D video, blind methods, and learning agents. One of his main roles is to ensure that perceptual metrics are used in all phases of research, and assist with reporting and documentation. He is heavily involved in the VQA and LV vectors, especially video quality metrics for adaptation, learning for video network adaptation, and the image quality assessment database.

 

Jeffrey G. Andrews is a Co-PI on the project. His expertise is in communications and networking. He is contributing in the areas of heterogeneous networks, random spatial models, and network capacity. He is heavily involved with the STIM vector, especially in proactive interference management in two-tier wireless video networks.

 

Constantine Caramanis is a Co-PI on the project. His expertise is in learning and optimization. He is contributing to adaptive transmission, learning agents, and user behavior. He is heavily involved in the LV vector, especially in learning for video network adaptation and network video quality agents.

 

Gustavo de Veciana is a Co-PI on the project. His expertise is in networking. He is contributing to the resource allocation, scheduling, and video transport aspects of the project. He is heavily involved with the STIM vector, especially in opportunistic cross-layer application/transport protocols for stored video.

Graduate Students

Several graduate students are funded in part by this project.

Amin Abdel Khalek is a PhD student in the ECE department at UT Austin. He completed his M.E. degree at the American University of Beirut and his B.E. degree at Notre Dame University with highest distinction. His master thesis focused on resource allocation and statistical QoS provisioning for delay-sensitive video transmission. His contribution to the project involves developing learning-based link adaptation algorithms for scalable video transmission under perceptual quality constraints. He is advised by Prof. Robert W. Heath Jr. 

Sarabjot Singh is an MS student at UT Austin. He completed his B.Tech from IIT Guwahati in 2010 and was awarded the President of India Gold Medal. His undergraduate research focused on uplink interference modeling in cellular systems. His current research is focusing on information and communication theory for wireless video networks. His contribution to the project will focus on developing proactive interference management techniques for video delivery in wireless heterogeneous networks. He is primarily advised by Prof. Jeffrey G. Andrews.

Anush Moorthy is a Ph.D. candidate in the ECE dept., at UT Austin and is advised by ACB. He received his B. E. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pune, India with a silver medal. His current research area is no-reference (NR) quality assessment of images and videos. He has previously worked on full-reference VQA as well as subjective QA. His contributions to the project will include creating NR VQA indices and conducting human studies to gauge perceptual quality.

Zheng Lu received his B.S. in Electronic Information Science and Technology from Tsinghua University in 2009. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin under the guidance of GDV. His contributions to the project will focus on the analysis and development of novel cross-layer video transport protocols and wireless resource management.

Debarati Kundu received her B.E. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India in 2010. She is currently working under the supervision of Prof. Robert W. Heath Jr. and Prof. Constantine Caraminis. Her contribution to the project will focus on the application of machine learning to link adaptation for wireless video systems and implementing some demos.

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