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  • CS Colloquium - Krishna Kant Chintalapudi (Microsoft Research Redmond) - "Leveling up Next Gen Xbox User Experience with Neural Networks and Sound"

    Tue, Feb 20, 2024 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Krishna Kant Chintalapudi, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research Redmond (MSR)

    Talk Title: Leveling up Next Gen Xbox User Experience with Neural Networks and Sound

    Abstract: This talk presents two groundbreaking innovations in enhancing the gaming experience on Next-Gen Xbox platforms - ADR-X (NSDI 2024) and Ekho (SIGCOMM 2023). ADR-X, is a neural network-assisted wireless link rate adaptation technique for compute-constrained embedded gaming devices. It uses a meticulously crafted NN based contextual bandit that leverages existing communication theory domain knowledge. This allows ADR-X to perform at par with state-of-the-art reinforcement learning techniques such as PPO while also running 100× faster. Ekho introduces a novel approach to synchronizing cloud gaming media over the internet - crucial for immersive gameplay. By embedding faint, human-inaudible pseudo-noise markers into game audio and detecting them through player microphones, Ekho accurately measures and compensates for inter-stream delays.
    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium. 

    Biography: Dr. Krishna Kant Chintalapudi is a Principal Researcher in the Networking Research Group at Microsoft Research Redmond (MSR). His research interests span AI/ML, Networking & Systems, Video Analytics, AR/VR and Internet of Things. He has published more than 50 papers in reputed international conferences and journals which have been cited over 8000 times and he holds over 30 patents granted by USPTO. Krishna graduated from the University of Southern California with a Phd in Computer Science in 2006. Prior to joining MSR, Krishna was a Senior Research Engineer at Bosch Research and Technology Center in Palo Alto, CA, USA.

    Host: Ramesh Govindan

    Location: Hedco Neurosciences Building (HNB) - 107

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CS Events


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