Research Profile

Jason Quinlan

Biography

I 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 Interests

My 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.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(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]

Professional Activities

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Senior Post Doctoral Researcher18-SEP-17 /

Outreach Activities

 Description

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.

Other Activities

 Description

I have completed technical reviews of papers in such journal as:
  • Multimedia Systems Journal (MMSJ)
  • Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMM)
  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  • Transactions on Mobile Computing
  • KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems 
  • IEEE Transactions in Industrial Informatics


Current Membership on Technical Program Committees:
  • ACM Multimedia (MM) 2019
  • Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft) 2019
  • Packet Video Workshop (PV) 2019
  • Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys) 2019
  • Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft) 2019
  • Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX) 2019
  • International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM) 2019

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Overall 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)
My lecturing and grading experience includes the 2019 CS module CS3306 "Workplace Technology and Skills", in which I organised lectures on career guidance, mindfulness, presentation skills, team building and coding languages. In this module I offered the students the opportunity to learn a new coding language from 10 language options.  I also organised three presentations from Industry partners and two presentations from final year undergraduates.

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2018ZHILIN ZHANG University College CorkA SOFTWARE CONTROLLED DYNAMIC CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK (CDN)
2018YONGDI WANG University College CorkOPTIMISING RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN A MULTI-CELL CLUSTER THROUGH JUDICIOUS HANDOVER
2018XIAOQIAO LUO University College CorkDASHUI - A DASH USER INTERFACE FOR A HEADLESS VIDEO PLAYER
2012CHEN LIU University College CorkRSSI-FINGERPRINT AND DISTANCE ESTIMATION BASED INDOOR LOCALIZATION
2016JOSEPH MURPHY University College CorkMEASURING THE QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE OF STREAMING VIDEO
2014MARK HORGAN University College CorkCONCERT-BASED CROWDSOURCED MEDIA STREAMING
2011PAUL MC NAMARA University College CorkTRANSMISSION MANAGEMENT FOR SCALABLE MEDIA STREAMING IN HETEROGENEOUS WIRELESS NETWORKS

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School of Computer Science and Information Technology

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