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Achievements @ Cisco

Between 2007 and 2015, I was with the Video and Content Platforms Research and Advanced Development Group at Cisco, where I have architected, designed and developed algorithms, protocols, products and solutions in the service provider and enterprise video domains.

Conference and Industry Talks

(Related papers are available below)

  1. Quality-Aware HTTP Adaptive Streaming (slides)
    IBC - Sept. 2015
  2. Enhancing MPEG DASH Performance via Server and Network Assistance (slides)
    IBC - Sept. 2015
  3. Adaptive Streaming Deployments: Challenges and Solutions
    Cisco Live - June 2015, Cisco Live Milan - Jan. 2015
  4. IPTV and Over-the-Top Video: Managed and Unmanaged Video Delivery (Video)
    Cisco Live - June 2015, Cisco Live Milan - Jan. 2015, Cisco Live - May 2014, Cisco Live Melbourne - Mar. 2014, Cisco Live Milan - Jan. 2014
  5. Challenges with Large-Scale Adaptive Streaming Deployments
    VSF VidTrans - Feb. 2015
  6. The Next Big Thing in Video
    VideoNext Wksp. Panel Session – Dec. 2014
  7. Challenges with Large-Scale Adaptive Streaming Deployments (slides)
    SCTE Cable-Tec Expo - Sept. 2014
  8. Streaming Video over HTTP with Consistent Quality (slides)
    ACM MMSys - Mar. 2014
  9. IPTV Transport and Distribution: Will IPTV Replace Traditional Broadcast?
    SMPTE Australia - July 2013
  10. Internet Video and Adaptive Streaming Technologies
    SMPTE Australia - July 2013
  11. IPTV, Internet Video and Adaptive Streaming Technologies
    Cisco Live - June 2013, Cisco Live Melbourne - Mar. 2013, Cisco Live London - Jan. 2013, Cisco Plus Canada - May 2012
  12. DASH and HEVC: New Standards Enabling Ultra-High Quality Video Services
    Streaming Forum Panel Session - June 2013
  13. Server-Based Traffic Shaping for Stabilizing Oscillating Adaptive Streaming Players (slides)
    ACM NOSSDAV - Feb. 2013
  14. Introduction to IPTV and Service Provider Video Technologies
    Cisco Live - June 2012, Cisco Live Melbourne - Mar. 2012, Cisco Live - July 2011
  15. TV Everywhere: Part I
    Cisco Live - June 2012, Cisco Live London - Jan. 2012
  16. Watching Video over the Web: Internet Video and Adaptive Streaming Technologies
    Cisco Live - June 2012, Cisco Live Melbourne - Mar. 2012, Cisco Live - July 2011
  17. TV Everywhere (slides)
    ACM NOSSDAV Keynote - June 2012
  18. What Happens When HTTP Adaptive Streaming Players Compete for Bandwidth? (slides)
    ACM NOSSDAV - June 2012
  19. Scaling Server-Based Channel-Change Acceleration to Millions of IPTV Subscribers (slides)
    Packet Video Workshop (Special Session on IPTV: Contribution, Distribution and Consumption of Entertainment-Grade Video) - May 2012
  20. Introductory - A-to-Z Video Architectures: Video Fundamentals, Headend Design, and Video Transport and Distribution
    Cisco Live London - Jan. 2012
  21. Monitoring Video Services in Service Provider Networks (slides)
    MENOG 7 - Oct. 2010
  22. Introduction to Service Provider Video Service Technologies, Architectures and Standards
    Cisco Live - June 2010
  23. On the Scalability of RTCP-Based Network Tomography for IPTV Services (slides)
    IEEE CCNC (Special Session on IPTV towards Seamless Infotainment) - Jan. 2010
  24. The Future of Video Services
    Packet Video Workshop Panel Session - May 2009
  25. Reducing Channel Change Times in IPTV with Real-Time Transport Protocol
    VSF VidTrans - Feb. 2009
  26. A Unified Approach for Repairing Packet Loss and Accelerating Channel Changes in Multicast IPTV (slides)
    IEEE CCNC (Special Session on IPTV towards Seamless Infotainment) - Jan. 2009
  27. IP/MPLS Core Network Impacts on IPTV SLAs and Quality of Experience
    SMPTE/VSF Joint Conference - Feb. 2008
  28. Error Control for IPTV over xDSL Networks
    IEEE CCNC (Special Session on IPTV Technologies and Applications) - Jan. 2008

Research and Recruitment Talks, and Tutorials

  1. Over the Top Content Delivery: State of the Art and Challenges Ahead (link, slides)
    IEEE ICME Tutorial - June 2015
  2. Internet Video and HTTP Adaptive Streaming (slides)
    UCLA (EE 238 Guest Lecture) - Nov. 2014
  3. HTTP Adaptive Streaming Enhancements for Large-Scale Deployments (slides)
    UCLA - Nov. 2014
  4. Over the Top Content Delivery: State of the Art and Challenges Ahead (link)
    ACM Multimedia Tutorial - Nov. 2014
  5. IPTV and Over-the-Top Video: Principles, Standards and Future Research Directions (link)
    IEEE ICIP Tutorial - Oct. 2014
  6. HTTP Adaptive Streaming Enhancements for Large-Scale Deployments
    Aalto University - Sept. 2014
  7. HTTP Adaptive Streaming Enhancements for Large-Scale Deployments
    Bilkent University - June 2014
  8. Internet Video and HTTP Adaptive Streaming (slides)
    EPFL (EE 551 Guest Lecture) - Apr. 2014
  9. HTTP Adaptive Streaming: Principles, Ongoing Research and Standards
    IEEE ICME Tutorial - July 2013
  10. Internet Video and Adaptive Streaming Technologies (slides)
    EPFL (EE 551 Guest Lecture) - May 2012
  11. IP-Based Video Delivery: IPTV and Streaming
    Georgia Tech (ECE 6613 Guest Lecture) - Oct. 2011
  12. Watching Video over the Web: Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (slides)
    VAWN Seminar Series - Mar. 2011
  13. IPTV - Transport, Distribution and Quality of Experience
    Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Oct. 2010
  14. IPTV - Transport, Distribution and Quality of Experience (link)
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - Oct. 2010
  15. IPTV - Transport, Distribution and Quality of Experience
    EPFL - July 2010
  16. IPTV and the Future of Video Services
    Georgia Tech (ECE 6613 Guest Lecture) - Mar. 2010
  17. IPTV and the Future of Video Services
    Georgia Tech (CoC Seminar) - Jan. 2010
  18. IPTV and the Future of Video Services (slides)
    IEEE CCNC Tutorial - Jan. 2010
  19. Video Transport, Distribution and Quality of Experience (link)
    University of Toronto - Oct. 2009
  20. A Unified Approach for Repairing Packet Loss and Accelerating Channel Changes in Multicast IPTV
    IEEE Computer Society (Vancouver Chapter) - Apr. 2009
  21. Video Transport, Distribution and Quality of Experience
    Simon Fraser University - Feb. 2009
  22. VQE - Techniques to Improve IPTV Quality of Experience
    DoCoMo USA Research Labs - June 2008
  23. VQE - Techniques to Improve IPTV Quality of Experience
    Stanford University - Apr. 2008
  24. Impact of Core and Access Network Impairments on IPTV SLAs
    Bilkent University (EE/CS Weekly Seminar) - Mar. 2008
  25. Impact of Core and Access Network Impairments on IPTV SLAs (link)
    Drexel University (ECE Colloquium) - Mar. 2008
  26. Impact of Core and Access Network Impairments on IPTV SLAs
    Georgia Tech (ECE 6542 Guest Lecture) - Feb. 2008
  27. Video-on-Demand and IPTV Solutions
    Georgia Tech (CSIP/Telecom Weekly Seminar) - Oct. 2007

Journal and Magazine Publications

  1. Ali C. Begen, "Spending quality time with the Web video," IEEE Internet Comput., vol. 20/6, pp. 42-48, Nov./Dec. 2016 (DOI= 10.1109/MIC.2016.49) [link]
  2. Zhi Li, Xiaoqing Zhu, Joshua Gahm, Rong Pan, Hao Hu, Ali C. Begen and David Oran, "Probe and adapt: rate adaptation for HTTP video streaming at scale," IEEE J. Select. Areas Commun., Special Issue on Adaptive Media Streaming, vol. 32/4, pp. 719-733, Apr. 2014 (DOI=10.1109/JSAC.2014.140405) [link]
  3. Saamer Akhshabi, Sethumadhavan Narayanaswamy, Ali C. Begen and Constantine Dovrolis, "An experimental evaluation of rate-adaptive video players over HTTP," EURASIP Signal Processing: Image Communication, vol. 27/4, pp. 271-287, Apr. 2012 (DOI=10.1016/j.image.2011.10.003) [link]
  4. Zhi Li, Xiaoqing Zhu, Ali C. Begen and Bernd Girod, "IPTV multicast with peer-assisted lossy error control," IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. Video Technol., vol. 22/3, pp. 434-449, Mar. 2012 (DOI=10.1109/TCSVT.2011.2164835) [link]
  5. John Evans, Ali C. Begen, Jason Greengrass and Clarence Filsfils, "Toward lossless video transport," IEEE Internet Comput., vol. 15/6, pp. 48-57, Nov./Dec. 2011 (DOI=10.1109/MIC.2011.101) [link]
  6. Ali C. Begen, Tankut Akgul and Mark Baugher, "Watching video over the Web, part 2: applications, standardization, and open issues," IEEE Internet Comput., vol. 15/3, pp. 59-63, May/June 2011 (DOI=10.1109/MIC.2010.156) [link]
  7. Ali C. Begen, Tankut Akgul and Mark Baugher, "Watching video over the Web, part 1: streaming protocols," IEEE Internet Comput., vol. 15/2, pp. 54-63, Mar./Apr. 2011 (DOI=10.1109/MIC.2010.155) [link]
  8. K.-H. Kelvin Chan, S.-H. Gary Chan and Ali C. Begen, "SPANC: optimizing scheduling delay for peer-to-peer live streaming," IEEE Trans. Multimedia, vol. 12/7, pp. 743-753, Nov. 2010 (DOI=10.1109/TMM.2010.2053524) [link]
  9. Ali C. Begen, Colin Perkins and Joerg Ott, "On the use of RTP for monitoring and fault isolation in IPTV," IEEE Network, Special Issue on Improving Quality of Experience for Network Services, vol. 24/2, pp. 14-19, Mar./Apr. 2010 (DOI=10.1109/MNET.2010.5430139) [link]
  10. Xing Jin, S.-H. Gary Chan, Wan-Ching Wong and Ali C. Begen, "A distributed protocol to serve dynamic groups for peer-to-peer streaming," IEEE Trans. Parallel Distrib. Syst., vol. 21/2, pp. 216-228, Feb. 2010 (DOI=10.1109/TPDS.2009.58) [link]
  11. Khalid Ahmad and Ali C. Begen, "IPTV and video networks in the 2015 timeframe: the evolution to medianets," IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 47/12, pp. 68-74, Dec. 2009 (DOI=10.1109/MCOM.2009.5350371) [link] [ blog]
  12. Ali C. Begen, Neil Glazebrook and William Ver Steeg, "Reducing channel-change times with the real-time transport protocol," IEEE Internet Comput., Special Issue on IPTV, vol. 13/3, pp. 40-47, May/June 2009 (DOI=10.1109/MIC.2009.67) [link]
  13. Jason Greengrass, John Evans and Ali C. Begen, "Not all packets are equal, part 2: the impact of network packet loss on video quality," IEEE Internet Comput., vol. 13/2, pp. 74-82, Mar./Apr. 2009 (DOI=10.1109/MIC.2009.40) [link]
  14. Jason Greengrass, John Evans and Ali C. Begen, "Not all packets are equal, part 1: streaming video coding and SLA requirements," IEEE Internet Comput., vol. 13/1, pp. 70-75, Jan./Feb. 2009 (DOI=10.1109/MIC.2009.14) [link]

Editorials

  1. Ali C. Begen, Mario Kolberg and Madjid Merabti, "Trends in consumer communications," IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 52/12, pp. 142, Dec. 2014 (DOI=10.1109/MCOM.2014.6979965) [link]
  2. Ali C. Begen, Mario Kolberg and Madjid Merabti, "Trends in consumer communications: networked homes," IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 52/6, pp. 184, June 2014 (DOI=10.1109/MCOM.2014.6829962) [link]
  3. Christian Timmerer, Carsten Griwodz, Ali C. Begen, Thomas Stockhammer and Bernd Girod, "Guest editorial adaptive media streaming," IEEE J. Select. Areas Commun., vol. 32/4, pp. 681-683, Apr. 2014 (DOI=10.1109/JSAC.2014.140401) [link]
  4. Ali C. Begen, Mario Kolberg and Madjid Merabti, "Trends in consumer communications," IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 51/11, pp. 112-113, Nov. 2013 (DOI=10.1109/MCOM.2013.6658661) [link]
  5. Ali C. Begen, Mario Kolberg and Madjid Merabti, "Trends in consumer communications: integration, integration, and integration," IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 51/6, pp. 142, June 2013 (DOI=10.1109/MCOM.2013.6525607) [link]
  6. Ali C. Begen, Mario Kolberg and Madjid Merabti, "Trends in consumer communications," IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 50/11, pp. 130, Nov. 2012 (DOI=10.1109/MCOM.2012.6353692) [link]
  7. Ali C. Begen, Mario Kolberg and Madjid Merabti, "Trends in consumer communications: integration, integration and integration," IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 50/6, pp. 132, June 2012 (DOI=10.1109/MCOM.2012.6211497) [link]
  8. Ali C. Begen, Mario Kolberg, Madjid Merabti and Stan Moyer, "Consumer communication applications drive network integration," IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 49/11, pp. 164-165, Nov. 2011 (DOI=10.1109/MCOM.2011.6069724) [link]

Conference Publications

  1. Ali C. Begen, "Quality-aware HTTP adaptive streaming," in Proc. Int. Broadcasting Convention Conf. (IBC), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Sept. 2015 (DOI=10.1049/ibc.2015.0004) [link]
  2. Emmanuel Thomas, M.O. van Deventer, Thomas Stockhammer, Ali C. Begen and Jeroen Famaey, "Enhancing MPEG DASH performance via server and network assistance," in Proc. Int. Broadcasting Convention Conf. (IBC), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Sept. 2015 (One of the papers in The Best of IET and IBC 2015-2016) (DOI=10.1049/ibc.2015.0014) [link]
  3. Ali C. Begen, Tim Donahue, Josh Gahm and Zhi Li, "Challenges with large-scale adaptive streaming deployments," in Proc. SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Denver, CO, Sept. 2014 [link]
  4. Zhi Li, Ali C. Begen, Joshua Gahm, Yufeng Shan, Bruce Osler and David Oran, "Streaming video over HTTP with consistent quality," in Proc. ACM Multimedia Systems Conf. (MMSys), Singapore, Mar. 2014 (DOI=10.1145/2557642.2557658) [link]
  5. Danny H. Lee, Constantine Dovrolis and Ali C. Begen, "Caching in HTTP adaptive streaming: friend or foe?," in Proc. ACM Int. Wksp. Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV), Singapore, Mar. 2014 (DOI=10.1145/2597176.2578270) [link]
  6. Saamer Akhshabi, Lakshmi Anantakrishnan, Constantine Dovrolis and Ali C. Begen, "Server-based traffic shaping for stabilizing oscillating adaptive streaming players," in Proc. ACM Int. Wksp. Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV), Oslo, Norway, Feb. 2013 (DOI=10.1145/2460782.2460786) [link]
  7. Saamer Akhshabi, Lakshmi Anantakrishnan, Constantine Dovrolis and Ali C. Begen, "What happens when HTTP adaptive streaming players compete for bandwidth?," in Proc. ACM Int. Wksp. Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV), Toronto, Canada, June 2012 (DOI=10.1145/2229087.2229092) [link]
  8. Marc Mignon, Koen Bouckhout, Joshua Gahm and Ali C. Begen, "Scaling server-based channel-change acceleration to millions of IPTV subscribers," in Proc. Packet Video Wksp., Munich, Germany, May 2012 (DOI=10.1109/PV.2012.6229721) [link] (Best-paper award)
  9. Zhi Li, Ali C. Begen and Bernd Girod, "Delay-optimal burst erasure codes for parallel links," in Proc. Int. Symp. Network Coding, Beijing, China, July 2011 (DOI=10.1109/ISNETCOD.2011.5979067) [link]
  10. Saamer Akhshabi, Ali C. Begen and Constantine Dovrolis, "An experimental evaluation of rate-adaptation algorithms in adaptive streaming over HTTP," in Proc. ACM Multimedia Systems Conf. (MMSys), San Jose, CA, Feb. 2011 (DOI=10.1145/1943552.1943574) [link]
  11. Zhi Li, Ali C. Begen, Xiaoqing Zhu and Bernd Girod, "Accelerated IPTV channel change with transcoded unicast bursting," in Proc. ACM Multimedia, Firenze, Italy, Oct. 2010 (DOI=10.1145/1873951.1874076) [link]
  12. Zhi Li, Xiaoqing Zhu, Ali C. Begen and Bernd Girod, "IPTV multicast with peer-assisted lossy error control," in Proc. Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP), Huang Shan, An Hui, China, July 2010 [link]
  13. Ali C. Begen, Colin Perkins and Joerg Ott, "On the scalability of RTCP-based network tomography for IPTV services," in Proc. IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conf. (CCNC), Special Session on IPTV towards Seamless Infotainment, Las Vegas, NV, Jan. 2010 (DOI=10.1109/CCNC.2010.5421780) [link]
  14. K.-H. Kelvin Chan, S.-H. Gary Chan and Ali C. Begen, "Optimizing substream scheduling for peer-to-peer live streaming," in Proc. IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conf. (CCNC), Las Vegas, NV, Jan. 2010 (DOI=10.1109/CCNC.2010.5421848) [link]
  15. Zhi Li, Xiaoqing Zhu, Ali C. Begen and Bernd Girod, "Peer-assisted packet loss repair for IPTV video multicast," in Proc. ACM Multimedia, Beijing, China, Oct. 2009 (DOI=10.1145/1631272.1631328) [link]
  16. Y.-T. Hillman Li, Dongni Ren, S.-H. Gary Chan and Ali C. Begen, "Low-delay mesh with peer churns for peer-to-peer streaming," in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Multimedia and Expo (ICME), New York, NY, June 2009 (DOI=10.1109/ICME.2009.5202800) [link] ( Invited paper)
  17. Guifeng Zheng, S.-H. Gary Chan, Xiaonan Luo and Ali C. Begen, "Pattern-push: a low-delay mesh-push scheduling for live peer-to-peer streaming," in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Multimedia and Expo (ICME), New York, NY, June 2009 (DOI=10.1109/ICME.2009.5202705) [link]
  18. Zhi Li, Xiaoqing Zhu, Ali C. Begen and Bernd Girod, "Forward and retransmitted systematic lossy error protection for IPTV video multicast," in Proc. Packet Video Wksp., Seattle, WA, May 2009 (DOI=10.1109/PACKET.2009.5152142) [link]
  19. Ali C. Begen, Neil Glazebrook and William Ver Steeg, "A unified approach for repairing packet loss and accelerating channel changes in multicast IPTV," in Proc. IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conf. (CCNC), Special Session on IPTV towards Seamless Infotainment, Las Vegas, NV, Jan. 2009 (DOI=10.1109/CCNC.2009.4784878) [link] (Invited paper)
  20. Ali C. Begen, "Error control for IPTV over xDSL networks," in Proc. IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conf. (CCNC), Special Session on IPTV Technologies and Applications, Las Vegas, NV, Jan. 2008 (DOI=10.1109/ccnc08.2007.146) [link] (Invited paper)

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