Research Profile

Jason Quinlan

Biography

I am currently a Senior Post-doctoral Researcher in CONNECT in the MISL lab.  I am currently focusing on the third iteration of MISL-SOC-20, where I am working with twenty two remote interns :)

I was a full-time Lecturer in the Computer Science Department of University College Cork during the 2019/20 term.   I taught first year CS students, focused primarily on “CS1117 - an introduction to programming".  

During this time I introduced a University College Cork Computer Science Department road trip programme, where students from CS1117 would visit nine local Computer Science based companies, with a view to understanding how software development impacts their companies and to give the students a sense of the depth of opportunities available to them once they graduate.

I supervised eight Final year Projects during this term, across a range of topics including video streaming collaboration, gaming in GODOT, gaming in PyGame, Alexa skills, Distributed Traces, Graphic Novel Cataloguing front-end Application and back-end Server.

Previously, I was a Senior Post-doctoral Researcher investigating the use of software defined networking (SDN) techniques to optimise the delivery of streaming video. I was based in the Mobile and Internet System Laboratory (MISL) at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland under the supervision of Prof. Cormac Sreenan.  iVID was a 4-year research project funded by Science Foundation Ireland. 

Research Interests

My current research interests are in:-
  • Natural Language Processing and Gaming - Alexa, Google Home, Siri
  • 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)
  • Optimising Video Delivery for AR/VR applications
  • 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.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Compressed Data Plane for Mobile Computing & System Critical NetworkingEnterprise Irl17-APR-1830-JUN-19€15,244.00
What Applications LtdEnterprise Irl03-JUL-1927-JAN-22€6,500.00

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(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]
(2018)'Efficient Delivery of Scalable Video Using a Streaming Class Model'
Quinlan, Jason J.,Zahran, Ahmed H.,Sreenan, Cormac J. (2018) 'Efficient Delivery of Scalable Video Using a Streaming Class Model'. Information: An International Interdisciplinary Journal, 9 (3)   [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] [Full Text] [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2020)MMSys 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 Multimedia Systems Conference
Raca D.;Leahy D.;Sreenan C.J.;Quinlan J.J. (2020) Beyond throughput, the next generation: A 5G dataset with channel and context metrics MMSys 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 Multimedia Systems Conference , pp.303-308 [DOI] [Details]
(2020)QoMEX 2020: International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience
Raca, Darijo; Manifacier, Maëlle; Quinlan, Jason J. (2020) goDASH - GO accelerated HAS framework for rapid prototyping QoMEX 2020: International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience Athlone, Ireland/ Online, , 26-MAY-20 - 28-MAY-20 [Full Text] [Details]
(2020)QoMEX 2020: International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience
Sani, Yusuf; Raca, Darijo; Quinlan, Jason J.; Sreenan, Cormac J. (2020) SMASH: a Supervised Machine Learning Approach to Adaptive Video Streaming over HTTP QoMEX 2020: International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience Athlone, Ireland/ Online, , 26-MAY-20 - 28-MAY-20   [Full Text] [Details]
(2019)IEEE Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks
Quinlan J.;Roedig U. (2019) The benefits of deceit: A Malicious client in a 5G cellular network IEEE Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks [DOI] [Details]
(2019)Proceedings of the 10th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference, MMSys 2019
Raca D.;Sani Y.;Sreenan C.;Quinlan J. (2019) DASHbed: A testbed framework for large scale empirical evaluation of real-time DASH in wireless scenarios Proceedings of the 10th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference, MMSys 2019 , pp.285-290 [DOI] [Details]
(2019)IEEE Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks
Quinlan J.;Ramakrishnan K.;Sreenan C. (2019) DI5GUISE: A highly dynamic framework for real-time simulated 5G evaluation IEEE Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks [DOI] [Details]
(2018)PROCEEDINGS OF THE 9TH ACM MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS CONFERENCE (MMSYS'18)
Raca, D;Quinlan, JJ;Zahran, AH;Sreenan, CJ (2018) Beyond Throughput: a 4G LTE Dataset with Channel and Context Metrics PROCEEDINGS OF THE 9TH ACM MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS CONFERENCE (MMSYS'18) , pp.460-465 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)MadCom: New Wireless Communication Paradigms for the Internet of Things, International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN)
Quinlan, Jason J. (2018) SDaN: Software Defined Adaptive Networking - IoT and beyond MadCom: New Wireless Communication Paradigms for the Internet of Things, International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN) Madrid, Spain, , 14-FEB-18 - 16-FEB-18 [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)PROCEEDINGS OF THE 9TH ACM MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS CONFERENCE (MMSYS'18)
Quinlan, JJ;Sreenan, CJ (2018) Multi-Profile Ultra High Definition (UHD) AVC and HEVC 4K DASH Datasets PROCEEDINGS OF THE 9TH ACM MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS CONFERENCE (MMSYS'18) , pp.375-380 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)Proceedings of the 8th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference, MMSys 2017
Zahran A.;Quinlan J.;Ramakrishnan K.;Sreenan C. (2017) SAP: Stall-aware pacing for improved DASH video experience in cellular networks Proceedings of the 8th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference, MMSys 2017 , pp.13-26 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)Proceedings of the 2017 20th Conference on Innovations in Clouds, Internet and Networks, ICIN 2017
Khalid A.;Quinlan J.;Sreenan C. (2017) MiniNAM: A network animator for visualizing real-time packet flows in Mininet Proceedings of the 2017 20th Conference on Innovations in Clouds, Internet and Networks, ICIN 2017 , pp.229-231 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)2015 IEEE International Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks, LANMAN 2015, Beijing, China, April 22-24, 2015
Jason J. Quinlan and Ahmed H. Zahran and K. K. Ramakrishnan and Cormac J. Sreenan (2015) Delivery of adaptive bit rate video: balancing fairness, efficiency and quality 2015 IEEE International Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks, LANMAN 2015, Beijing, China, April 22-24, 2015 , pp.1-6 [Full Text] [Details]
(2013)Proceedings of the 4th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference, MMSys 2013
Quinlan J.;Zahran A.;Sreenan C. (2013) ALD: Adaptive layer distribution for scalable video Proceedings of the 4th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference, MMSys 2013 , pp.202-213 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)Proc. of 11th Information Technology and Telecommunication Conference (IT&T)
Quinlan, J; Zahran, A; Sreenan C.J (2012) CMSE: A Network Element for Assistive Media Steaming Proc. of 11th Information Technology and Telecommunication Conference (IT&T) [Details]

Professional Activities

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher01-MAR-20 / 31-AUG-20
University College Cork Lecturer01-AUG-19 / 29-FEB-20
University College Cork Senior Post Doctoral Researcher18-SEP-17 / 31-JUL-19
University College Cork Post Doctoral Researcher03-NOV-14 / 02-NOV-16

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2014University College Cork Doctoral student
2010University College Cork BSc

Outreach Activities

 Description

MISL Summer of Code 2020 (MISL-SOC-20) 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 third year of the project, we will have twenty two students intern during the summer of 2020. Two interns from University Clermont Auvergne, France, focused on Alexa skills and Gaming Integration. Two UCC CSIT third year placement students working on iOS and Android app development. Five UCC CSIT first year students working on Image Processing and Recognition, web games and video streaming. Five Leaving Cert students from Gaelcholáiste Mhuire, A.G. North Monastery working on a group project in app development. Eight Secondary school students enrolled in the UCC Munster Programming Training (MPT) programme working on a range of projects including stock market prediction, machine learning, web scrapping, web games, facial recognition and image processing, dart/flutter, and Gaming. It's amazing what you can do, when you love what you do :)

The Computer Science department of University College Cork, hosted a TY workshop on open-source gaming as part of the UCC+ Easter School 2019. 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 2019 (MISL-SOC-19) 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 had five students intern during the summer of 2019. (Three from local secondary schools in Cork, one from first year in Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands and one from University Clermont Auvergne, France.) They focused on designing and developing a new headless DASH adaptive video player (written in the Google Go Language), as well as areas such as VR/AR, Network Simulation, 5G networking, and Security. It's amazing what you can do when you love what you do :)

The MISL Summer of Code 2018 (MISL-SOC-18) 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) 2020
  • Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft) 2020
  • Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys) 2020
  • International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM) 2020
  • Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX) 2019
  • Packet Video Workshop (PV) 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
2020Shiva Subedi University College CorkDesigning Alexa Skills for use in Amazon Echo hardware
2020Marc Daly University College CorkWeb Based Tool for Retrieving and Displaying Statistics and Information Relating to Athletes or Sports Teams
2020Noah Santschi Cooney University College CorkAlternative Visualisations of Distributed Tracing data in a complex, large-scale distributed system
2020Calvin Choy University College CorkAPI Server for cataloging graphic novels/comics
2020John O’Sullivan University College CorkCooperative Peer-to-Peer Video Clients
2020Lorcan McVeigh University College CorkAndroid application for cataloguing graphic novels and comics
2020Darragh Sheehan  University College CorkMulti-level Gaming in Python
2020Lauren McDonnell University College Cork8-Bit Gaming in Python
2019D. J. S. LEAHY University College CorkDEVELOPMENT OF AN ADAPTIVE 5G/MMWAVE SIMULATION FRAMEWORK AND PROPOSING MACHINE LEARNING REPLICATION OF SIMULATOR FUNCTIONALITY
2019ANIRDH BANSAL University College CorkPASSIVE DETECTION IN LOCATION AWARE DEVICES SUCH AS ANDROID WATCH
2019BHARGAVI SRINIVASA MURTHY University College CorkA HYBRID APPROACH FOR IMAGE DECONVOLUTION IN THE PRESENCE OF MOTION BLUR AND NOISE
2019EVANGELINA MONICA RAJENDRAN PONNDURAI University College CorkPASSIVE DETECTION OF LOCATION AWARE DEVICES SUCH AS APPLE IWATCH
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
2016JOSEPH MURPHY University College CorkMEASURING THE QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE OF STREAMING VIDEO
2014MARK HORGAN University College CorkCONCERT-BASED CROWDSOURCED MEDIA STREAMING
2012CHEN LIU University College CorkRSSI-FINGERPRINT AND DISTANCE ESTIMATION BASED INDOOR LOCALIZATION
2011PAUL MC NAMARA University College CorkTRANSMISSION MANAGEMENT FOR SCALABLE MEDIA STREAMING IN HETEROGENEOUS WIRELESS NETWORKS

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2021Introduction to Programming CS1117Introduction to Programming

Research Information

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Prof. K. K. Ramakrishnan Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, RiversideU.S.A.
Christian Rothenburg Department of Computer Engineering and Industrial Automation (DCA) School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (FEEC), UnicampBRAZIL

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