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  • CS Colloquium: Feng Qian (USC / ECE) - Towards Robust and Resource-efficient Immersive Content Streaming

    Tue, Oct 24, 2023 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

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    Speaker: Feng Qian, USC / ECE

    Talk Title: Towards Robust and Resource-efficient Immersive Content Streaming

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Compared to delivering regular 2D videos, streaming immersive content such as 360-degree panoramic videos, volumetric videos, and virtual/mixed reality (VR/MR) content presents distinct challenges due to their intensive network and compute resource consumption. In this talk, I will detail our team's journey over the past five years to boost the robustness, resource efficiency, and user experience of immersive content streaming. Our high-level design principles include adapting to the network & compute resources, integrating viewers' motion patterns, and harnessing the power of AI through edge computing. Backed up with real prototype implementation and field trials, our efforts make it feasible to stream high-quality immersive content to commodity mobile devices such as untethered smartphones and entry-level VR/MR headsets.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Feng Qian is an associate professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California. His research interests cover the broad areas of intelligent mobile systems (including 5G/6G), virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR) systems, cross-layer system design & analysis, application & transport layer protocols, and real-world system measurement. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan. He received multiple awards including the AT&T Key Contributor Award, the Google Faculty Award, two ACM CoNEXT best paper awards (2016, 2018), the NSF CAREER Award, the Trustees Teaching Award, the DASH-IF Excellence Award, the Cisco Research Award, the ACM SIGCOMM Best Student Paper Award (2021), the Google Research Scholar Award, two ACM MobiCom best community paper awards (2022, 2023), and the Okawa Research Grant.

    Host: CS Department

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 136

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CS Faculty Affairs

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