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Comcast, Intel, MulticoreWare and Ozyegin University are organizing a challenge in IEEE ICIP 2019 (link)

I am serving as the general chair for ACM NOSSDAV 2019 (link) and as the TPC co-chair for ACM MMSys 2019 (link)

We won the Grand Challenge on DASH in IEEE ICME 2018 (link, link, link)

Our ACM MMSys 2018 paper received two awards: DASH-IF Excellence in DASH Award (1st Place) and Best Student-paper Award (link, link, link, link)

Upcoming/Recent Talks

  • Streaming on Steroids: Are We There Yet? (link)
    ACM Multimedia 2019 TPC Meeting and Workshop - June 2019
  • Bandwidth Prediction in Low-Latency Chunked Streaming (link)
    8th Media Web Symposium - May 2019
  • Make Streaming Great Again
    Sky Technology Conference (Keynote, internal) - May 2019
  • Algorithms and Formats for Adaptive Streaming
    IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Speaker Program - Oct. 2018
    • Oct. 10th: University of Macau
    • Oct. 15th: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (link)
  • Algorithms and Formats for Adaptive Streaming (link, slides)
    Mile High Video - July 2018

Short Background

After finishing my undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Bilkent University in 2001, I went to Georgia Tech to get my PhD in electrical and computer engineering. Since then, I have been working on problems associated with multimedia applications that generate many (often high-bandwidth and time-critical) flows of information with complex inter-flow semantic relationships. After graduating in 2006, I started at Cisco's Video and Content Platforms Research and Advanced Development Group. I architected, designed and developed algorithms, protocols, products and solutions in the service provider and enterprise video domains. Papers, talks and presentations from my Cisco projects are available here.

I left Cisco in late 2015, and started my own company - Networked Media, where I offer consulting services to industrial, legal and academic institutions in the IP video space. In June 2016, I also started as an assistant professor at Özyeğin University Computer Science Department, where I am teaching networking and multimedia courses to grads and undergrads. I also spend a considerable amount of time on services in the academic world.

Some Past News

  • Alex Giladi, Yuriy Reznik and I organized a special session (Video Coding at Scale) at IEEE ICIP 2018 (link)
  • I was re-elected distinguished lecturer by the IEEE Communications Society for another two-year term in 2018 (link)
  • Turkish MPEGers Web site is up and running (link)
  • I co-organized a workshop called VideoNext at ACM CoNEXT 2014 (link)
  • Cisco hosted Packet Video Workshop 2013 in San Jose, CA in December 2013
  • I organized a special session in Packet Video Workshop 2012
  • Cisco hosted ACM MMSys 2011 in San Jose, CA in February 2011

Last Update: May 22, 2019