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Public defence in the field of Networking Technology, Saba Ahsan, M.Sc. (Tech.)

A Journey of Internet Video

Title of the dissertation is "Video Streaming Transport: Measurements and Advances"

At the turn of this century, faster Internet speeds and better compression techniques enabled the pervasiveness of video over the Internet. Video streaming is now the largest contributor of traffic in the Internet and is expected to rise even further. This thesis contributes to an evolving Internet, where video traffic has gained an equal if not higher importance to other types of web traffic. The study looks at video streaming from a user perspective to provide network performance indicators beyond bandwidth values, which are meaningful for both Internet providers and subscribers for gauging video experience. Furthermore, it includes work on novel and more optimized techniques for video delivery paving the way for newer Internet protocols in the heavily ossified and somewhat inflexible Internet. As we move towards immersive video and virtual reality, bandwidth requirements for video delivery and user expectations continue to rise and these developments are a need of the hour.

Opponent: Professor Mostafa Ammar, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Custos: Professor Jörg Ott, Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Department of Communications and Networking

Contact information: Saba Ahsan, Nokia Technologies, [email protected]

The dissertation is publicly displayed 10 days before the defence at the noticeboard of the School of Electrical Engineering in Maarintie 8, Espoo

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