BiographyI am a Senior Post-doctoral Researcher currently investigating the use of software defined networking (SDN) techniques to optimise the delivery of streaming video. I am based in the Mobile and Internet System Laboratory (MISL) at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland under the supervision of Prof. Cormac Sreenan. iVID is a new 4-year research project funded by Science Foundation Ireland.
Research InterestsMy current research interests are in:-
- Multimedia Networking and Systems (DASH, Layered Video, QoE, QoS, network protocols)
- In-network optimisation for content delivery (Mobile Edge, middle-boxes, last hop wireless optimisation)
- Software Defined Systems (networking, NFV, traffic engineering, storage)
- Scalable Video (SVC, MDC and similar variants)
I am always interested in collaborating with the greater computer science community, both within and outside of my core research area.
Peer Reviewed Journals
|(2018)||'Efficient Delivery of Scalable Video Using a Streaming Class Model' |
Jason J. Quinlan and Ahmed H. Zahran and Cormac J. Sreenan (2018) 'Efficient Delivery of Scalable Video Using a Streaming Class Model'. 9 (3) [DOI] [Details]
|(2018)||'ASAP: Adaptive Stall-Aware Pacing for Improved DASH Video Experience in Cellular Networks' |
Zahran, Ahmed H.; Quinlan, Jason J.; Ramakrishnan, K. K.; Sreenan, Cormac J. (2018) 'ASAP: Adaptive Stall-Aware Pacing for Improved DASH Video Experience in Cellular Networks'. ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMM), 14 (3s):1-23 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
|(2015)||'ALD: Adaptive Layer Distribution for Scalable Video' |
Quinlan, J; Zahran, A; Sreenan, C.J (2015) 'ALD: Adaptive Layer Distribution for Scalable Video'. ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems Journal, 21 (5):465-484 [DOI] [Details]
|Employer||Position||From / To|
|University College Cork||Senior Post Doctoral Researcher||18-SEP-17 /|
The Computer Science department of University College Cork, hosted a TY workshop on open-source gaming as part of the UCC+ Easter School. The workshop was presented by Dr. Jason Quinlan, and he was assisted by Maëlle Manifacier (a French Intern from Université Clermont Auvergne) and Darragh McMahon (a 4th year student, who demonstrated his Final Year Project "Real-Time Road Traffic Simulation with 3D Visualisation”)
MISL Summer of Code is a personal outreach initiative in which students from local secondary schools and third level institutions (foreign and domestic) intern in UCC during the summer recess. The goal of the initiative is to provide the students with access to a research lead project, in which they enhance their programming, logistical and development skills. In the second year of the project, we will have five students intern during the summer of 2019. Initial work is focused on writing, from scratch, a new headless DASH adaptive video player (written in the Google Go Language). Future work this year will include areas such as VR/AR, Network Simulation, 5G networking, and Security.
The MISL Summer of Code is a personal outreach initiative in which students from local secondary schools and third level institutions (foreign and domestic) intern in UCC during the summer recess. The goal of the initiative is to provide the students with access to a research lead project, in which they enhance their programming, logistical and development skills. In the pilot project, we had two students intern during the summer of 2018. The students applied a Quality of Experience standard into one of our headless video players. This work was submitted for publication.
I have completed technical reviews of papers in such journal as:
Current Membership on Technical Program Committees:
Teaching InterestsOverall I am interested in any format that inspires the students and provides them room for personal growth.
I have a keen interest in:
- Programming languages
- Simulation Testbeds (preferably with a hybrid physical element to it (Protocols, Streaming, IoT, etc.)
- Network Computing
- Team building (such as within the third year "Team Software Project" CK401 module)
- Industrial Support (such as within the third year "Workplace Technology and Skills" CK401 module)
|Graduation Year||Student Name||Institution||Degree Type||Thesis Title|
|2018||ZHILIN ZHANG||University College Cork||A SOFTWARE CONTROLLED DYNAMIC CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK (CDN)|
|2018||YONGDI WANG||University College Cork||OPTIMISING RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN A MULTI-CELL CLUSTER THROUGH JUDICIOUS HANDOVER|
|2018||XIAOQIAO LUO||University College Cork||DASHUI - A DASH USER INTERFACE FOR A HEADLESS VIDEO PLAYER|
|2012||CHEN LIU||University College Cork||RSSI-FINGERPRINT AND DISTANCE ESTIMATION BASED INDOOR LOCALIZATION|
|2016||JOSEPH MURPHY||University College Cork||MEASURING THE QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE OF STREAMING VIDEO|
|2014||MARK HORGAN||University College Cork||CONCERT-BASED CROWDSOURCED MEDIA STREAMING|
|2011||PAUL MC NAMARA||University College Cork||TRANSMISSION MANAGEMENT FOR SCALABLE MEDIA STREAMING IN HETEROGENEOUS WIRELESS NETWORKS|