Mini-seminar on QoE and QoS

NTNU Dept. of Telematics will host two visits in week 50.

Dr. Savvas Argyropoulos (founder of StreamOwl), who is an expert in the fields of multimedia communication, IPTV, Over-the-Top video streaming and video quality monitoring with more than 10 years of experience in industry and academia.

Dr. Gianfranco Nencioni, who is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Pisa, Dept. of Information Engineering. He in an expert on Quality of Service and Energy Efficiency, including modeling and evaluation of the energy savings and the performance of power-aware device mechanisms.

We will therefor organize a mini-seminar for them to present themselves, and to have a discussion around QoE and QoS related topics.

About StreamOwl:

StreamOwl provides hardware-based probes which can be deployed at the premises of the end-users (e.g. integrated in the Set-Top-Box of IPTV Services) so that an accurate measurement of service quality can be reported to the Network Operator. Additionally, software-based solutions (e.g. browser plugins, mobile apps running as background services, stand-alone software, code snippets at the video host page, etc.) will be developed and installed in a much larger user database to provide an extensive set of real-time measurements.

Short biography of dr. Savvas Argyropoulos:

Dr. Savvas Argyropoulos is the founder and CEO of StreamOwl and an expert in the fields of multimedia communication, IPTV, Over-the-Top video streaming and video quality monitoring with more than 10 years of experience in industry and academia. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2008. From 2009 to 2014, he worked at Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories, in Berlin, Germany, being responsible for the research, design, development and implementation of video quality monitoring solutions and technology transfers to the Business Units of Deutsche Telekom. From 2005 to 2008, he was working as a research associate at the Informatics and Telematics Institute of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas.

Dr. Argyropoulos contributes regularly as an expert to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on topics for the Quality of Experience assessment of network services and he actively participates in the Video Quality Experts Group, an international organization of academic and industrial experts for the evaluation of video quality in streaming services in the Internet. He has an extensive record of publications in international journals and conferences, and he has been the co-inventor of 11 patent applications (2 granted, 9 pending), which have been transferred to Deutsche Telekom. Moreover, Dr. Argyropoulos has been the main developer of the video quality monitoring solution of T-Labs for VQEG, which is currently under evaluation and expected to be standardized by ITU-T SG 9, by the end of 2013. For these contributions, he was the co-recipient of the Deutsche Telekom Patent award at 2013 and the best paper award at the IEEE QoMEx 2011 conference.

Within StreamOwl, Dr. Argyropoulos leads the research, design, and development of video quality monitoring products. Moreover, he is responsible for the development of software for video processing and highly scalable distributed network-based applications for the analysis of meta-data from CDN operators.

Short biography of dr. Gianfranco Nencioni

Dr. Nencioni has a Master of Science Degree (2008) in Telecommunications Engineering (cum laude), and a PhD (2011) in Information Engineering from University of Pisa, Dept. of Information Engineering. The title of his PhS thesis was “The Internet of the Future: Quality of Service and Energy Efficiency”.

His current research activity includes: “Green Networking” techniques, in particular the energy-aware routing and network design in both wired and wireless environments, Internet connectivity sharing and content offloading in Residential Community Networks. His research activities have also been on power consumption measurement of network devices, modelling and evaluating of energy-efficient mechanisms for single network devices, design and analysis of Service Overlay Network topologies.

(See CV)