Towards Next Generation Multimedia Applications: A System View

Date: 2021/11/26 - 2021/11/26

Academic Seminar: Towards Next Generation Multimedia Applications: A System View

Speaker: Yifei Zhu, Assistant professor, UM-SJTU Joint Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Time: 10:00 - 11:30, November 26, 2021 (Beijing Time)

Location: CIMC Auditorium(Room 300), JI Long Bin Building



Presently, multimedia, especially video content,has become a prominent part of our lives. Thanks to the enormous power of computing networks, multimedia applications have benefited numerous sectors, including social media, gaming, business, entertainment, etc.Multimedia processing and distribution systems are the foundations for the success of these applications. In this talk, I will first present an end-to-end overview of the existing multimedia systems. I will then demonstrate the evolution of multimedia applications to date and their challenges on different components of multimediasystems. Major solutions for these components, e.g., caching, transcoding, delivery, are presentedaccordingly. Following this evolutional view, several emerging multimedia applications, e.g., immersive reality, video analytics are then discussed followed by the promising networking and system technical preparations for them.


Dr. Yifei Zhu received his B.Sc. degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2012, and the M.Phil. degree from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2015, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Simon Fraser University in 2020. He is currently an assistant professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His research interests include edge computing, multimedia networking, distributed machine learning systems, and network economics.