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Crowdsourced Mobile Video Streaming
Date: 2016/6/13             Browse: 541

Crowdsourced Mobile Video Streaming

Speaker: Jianwei Huang

Time: Jun 13, 9:30am – 10:30am

Location: Room 410, No. 4 Building, 100 Haike Road.


The exploding mobile data demands and the proliferation of powerful mobile devices lead to the emergence of user-provided networks (UPNs), which aim at improving user experiences by exploiting their diverse communication needs and resources. In this talk, we will introduce a new paradigm of cooperative video streaming based on the concept of UPN, where mobile users crowdsource their Internet connectivities and adaptively choose video downloading sequences and streaming qualities. We will discuss both the technical and economic challenges in the design and optimization of such a system. We will first characterize the system performance bounds, and then propose an online algorithm to optimize the system performance in a centralized fashion. We will further introduce a multi-dimensional auction framework, which effectively incentivizes users to cooperate in a distributed fashion. For more information on UPN, see our half-day GLOBECOM'15 tutorial (  


Jianwei Huang is an Associate Professor and Director of the Network Communications and Economics Lab (, in the Department of Information Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2005, and worked as a Postdoc Research Associate at Princeton University during 2005-2007. His main research interests are in the area of network economics and games, with applications in wireless communications, networking, and smart grid. He is a Fellow of IEEE, and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society (2015-2016).


Dr. Huang is the co-recipient of 8 Best Paper Awards, including IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications in 2011, and Best (Student) Paper Awards from IEEE WiOpt 2015, IEEE WiOpt 2014, IEEE WiOpt 2013, IEEE SmartGridComm 2012, WiCON 2011, IEEE GLOBECOM 2010, and APCC 2009. He has co-authored four books: "Wireless Network Pricing," "Monotonic Optimization in Communication and Networking Systems," "Cognitive Mobile Virtual Network Operator Games," and "Social Cognitive Radio Networks". He is a co-author of six ESI Highly Cited Papers. He received the CUHK Young Researcher Award in 2014 and IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2009. 


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