Dr Hang Yuan successfully passed his defense on Jan 21st and becomes the 120th graduate of MCL. The title of Dr Hang’s thesis is “Modeling and Optimization of Energy-Efficient Delay-Constrained Video Sharing Servers”. The committee was pleased with Dr Hang’s strong mathematical skills in problem formulation, system modeling and analysis. Congratulations to Dr Hang’s graduation.
Multimedia Communication Lab held the first internal screening exam – programming from 1/7/2014 to 1/9/2014. The exam includes three parts: written examination, oral examination and practical computer-based programming with languages limited in C/C++/Java/Python. As a complement of the official screening exam, this internal exam aims to enhance the programming ability of Ph.D candidates. Each test taker is supposed to accomplish a project within three days, including implementing a state-of-the-art algorithm on selected topic and submitting final report with detailed discussion about the project.
Three group members took the exam this year and congratulations to those who passed.
Professor Kuo and his research team were recently invited to visit Netflix in Los Gatos to present the latest research results in a collaboration project. Netflix is one of the most successful providers of on-demand Internet streaming media, and is currently the largest single source of Internet traffic in North America. The collaboration project aims to benefit Netflix’s video streaming technology with Professor Kuo’s expertise in video coding and video processing fields. The presentation went well and the discussions were exciting with sharing of experiences and perspectives. With the inspirations, we have confidences to keep delivering valuable results for Netflix in the on-going researches. In addition to the technical meeting, our team members also had a tour in the office, and we were all impressed by the encouraging working environment and atmosphere in Netflix.