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RESEARCH AREAS

Currenly I am doing research in the following areas:

  1. Multimedia system:  VoIP and 2D video streaming, 3D tele-immersion, computer vision
  2. Distributed system and cloud computing
  3. Mobile networking and application
  4. Parallel programming in multi-core and many-core systems
  5. Financial engineering, statistics and machine learning

 

PUBLICATIONS (JOURNAL, CONFERENCE, PATENT, THESIS)                                                                  

  • Zixia Huang, Klara Nahrstedt, Ke Liang, "Human-Centric Multi-Layer Synchronization Scheme with Inter-Sender Synchronization Control", In Proceedings of IEEE International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience, Sep. 2014 ( available in PDF )
  • Zixia Huang, Klara Nahrstedt, Ralf Steinmetz, "Evolution of Temporal Multimedia Synchronization Principles: A Historical Viewpoint", ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications (TOMCCAP), Oct. 2013 ( available in PDF )
  • Zixia Huang, "Streaming Service for Correlated Multi-streaming", United States Patent US 2013/0166766 A1 (patent pending), coinvented with Klara Nahrstedt, Pooja Argarwal, Raoul Toledano, Wanmin Wu and Ahsan Arefin, Jun. 2013 ( available in PDF )
  • Zixia Huang, "Synchronized distribution framework for high-quality multi-modal interactive teleimmersion", PhD Dissertation, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Aug. 2012 ( available in PDF )
  • Ahsan Arefin, Zixia Huang, Raoul Rivas, Shu Shi, Pengye Xia, Klara Nahrstedt, Wanmin Wu, Gregorij Kurillo, Ruzena Bajcsy, "Classification and Analysis of 3D Tele-immersive Activities", IEEE Multimedia Magazine, Dec. 2012 ( available in PDF )
  • Zixia Huang and Klara Nahrstedt, "Perception-based playout scheduling for high-quality real-time interactive multimedia", In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Mar. 2012 ( available in PDF )
  • Zixia Huang, Ahsan Arefin, Pooja Agarwal, Klara Nahrstedt and Wanmin Wu, "Towards the understanding of human perceptual quality in tele-immersive shared activity", In Proceedings of ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSYS), Feb. 2012 ( available in PDF )
  • Ahsan Arefin, Zixia Huang, Klara Nahrstedt and Pooja Agarwal, "4D TeleCast: Towards Large Scale Multi-site and Multi-view Dissemination of 3DTI Contents", In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), Jun. 2012 ( available in PDF )
  • Zixia Huang, Chao Mei, Li Erran Li and Thomas Woo, "CloudStream: delivering high-quality streaming video through a cloud-based H.264/SVC proxy", In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Apr. 2011 ( available in PDF )
  • Zixia Huang, Wanmin Wu, Klara Nahrstedt, Raoul Rivas and Ahsan Arefin, "SyncCast: synchronized dissemination in multi-site interactive 3D tele-immersion", In Proceedings of ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSYS), Feb. 2011 ( available in PDF )
  • Zixia Huang, "Synchronized dissemination framework for supporting high-quality tele-immersive shared activity", In Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Multimedia (MM) doctoral symposium paper, Nov. 2011 ( available in PDF )
  • Ahsan Arefin, Zixia Huang, Raoul Rivas, Shu Shi, Wanmin Wu and Klara Nahrstedt, "Tele-immersive gaming for everybody", In Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Multimedia (MM) demo paper, Nov. 2011 ( available in PDF)
  • Zixia Huang, Wanmin Wu, Klara Nahrstedt, Ahsan Arefin and Raoul Rivas, "TSync: a new synchronization framework for multi-site 3D tele-immersion", In Proceedings of ACM Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV), Jun. 2010 ( available in PDF )
  • Zixia Huang, "The design of a multi-party VoIP conferencing system", Master Thesis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May. 2009 ( available in PDF )
  • Zixia Huang, Batu Sat and Benjamin W. Wah, "Automated learning of play-out scheduling algorithms for improving perceptual conversational quality of multi-party VoIP", In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), Jun. 2008  ( available in PDF
  • Batu Sat, Zixia Huang and Benjamin W. Wah, "The design of a multi-party VoIP conferencing system over the internet", In Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Multimedia (ISM), Dec. 2007 ( available in PDF
  • Zixia Huang, Ahsan Arefin, Pooja Agarwal, Klara Nahrstedt and Wanmin Wu, "Understanding of human perceptual quality in tele-immersive shared activity", In University of Illinois Technical Report, Dec. 2011 ( available in PDF )
  • Wanmin Wu, Ahsan Arefin, Zixia Huang, Pooja Agarwal, Shu Shi, Raoul Rivas and Klara Nahrstedt, "I'm the Jedi! - a case study of user experience in 3D tele-Immersive gaming", In Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Multimedia (ISM), Dec. 2010 ( available in PDF )
  • Klara Nahrstedt, Ahsan Arefin, Raoul Rivas, Pooja Agarwal, Zixia Huang, Wanmin Wu and Zhenyu Yang, "QoS and resource management in distributed interactive multimedia environments", In Springer International Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 99-132, Jan. 2011 ( available in PDF )
  • Pooja Agarwal, Raoul Rivas, Wanmin Wu, Ahsan Arefin, Zixia Huang and Klara Nahrstedt, "SAS Kernel: Streaming as a Service Kernel for Correlated Multi-Streaming", In Proceedings of ACM Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV), Jun. 2011 ( available in PDF )
  • Ahsan Arefin, Klara Nahrstedt, Raoul Rivas, Jiawei Han and Zixia Huang, "DIAMOND: correlation-based anomaly monitoring daemon for DIME", In Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM), Dec. 2010 ( available in PDF )