Prof. Gabriel-Miro Muntean
Gabriel-Miro Muntean is a Professor with the School of Electronic Engineering, Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland, where he obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2003 for research on quality-oriented adaptive multimedia streaming over wired networks. He was awarded the B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees in Software Engineering from the Computer Science Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania in 1996 and 1997 respectively. Prof. Muntean is co-director of the DCU Performance Engineering Laboratory and Investigator with Insight and Lero National Research Centres. His research interests include quality-oriented and performance-related issues of adaptive multimedia delivery, performance of wired and wireless communications, energy-aware networking and personalized technology-enhanced learning. Prof. Muntean has published over 450 papers in prestigious international journals and conferences, has authored 4 books and 23 book chapters and has edited 7 other books, which have attracted over 7500 citations (H-index=48).
Prof. Muntean has supervised successfully 24 PhD students and 15 postdoctoral researchers. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, Multimedia Communications Area Editor of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials and reviewer for other important international journals, conferences, and funding agencies. He was the coordinator of the EU Horizon 2020 project NEWTON. He is a senior member of IEEE, and IEEE Broadcast Technology Society.
Title: “Toward Supporting High Quality Rich Media Content Delivery in Future Network Environments”
Large amounts of professional and user generated clips, video from streamed and downloaded services and pre-recorded or generated on the fly media put increasing pressure on the current networks. Some of this rich media content has different degrees of interactivity, which includes multi-sensorial media, omnidirectional video and mixed reality content. This content is consumed at home, at work, in public places by a heterogeneous user population, while static or on the move. Many devices contribute to both generation and use of this content. However, the real challenge is the distribution of this content over our heterogeneous networks. This talk discusses major challenges related to the transmission of rich media content in heterogeneous 5G and beyond networks and presents some solutions to support high quality delivery of such content in future network environments.