Dr. Jason J. Quinlan


I am currently a full-time lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork.   I  teach first year CS students, focused primarily on “CS1117 - an Introduction to Programming“.  I will continue with my final year and MSc projects as well as my “MISL Summer of Code” work. 

In the past I was a Senior Post-doctoral Researcher investigating the use of software defined networking (SDN) techniques to optimise the delivery of streaming video. I was based in the Mobile and Internet System Laboratory (MISL) at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland under the supervision of Prof. Cormac Sreenan.  iVID was a 4-year research project funded by Science Foundation Ireland to investigate the use of software defined networking (SDN) techniques to optimise the delivery of streaming video. 

To view my CV and publications see Jason Quinlan CV

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-quinlan-26259830/

Google Scholar - http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=JsNJ0OkAAAAJ&hl=en

Research Interests

My current research interests are in:

- Multimedia Networking and Systems (DASH, Layered Video, QoE, QoS, network protocols)

- In-network optimisation for content delivery (Mobile Edge, middle-boxes, last hop wireless optimisation)

- Software Defined Systems (networking, NFV, traffic engineering, storage)

- Scalable Video (SVC, MDC and similar variants) 

I am always interested in collaborating with the greater computer science community, both within and outside of my core research area.

Professional Activity

I currently contribute, as a Technical Program Committee (TPC) member, to the highest-ranked conferences in my field.  It is an exceptional honour to have been selected to serve on the TPC of ACM Multimedia (MM) and Multimedia Systems (MMSyS), in particular, as the members include the top professors in the field, worldwide, and is an indication of the visibility of my research, and my growing reputation, within the community:

  • ACM Multimedia (MM) 2019
  • Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft) 2019
  • Packet Video Workshop (PV) 2019
  • Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys) 2019
  • Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft) 2019
  • Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX) 2019
  • International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM) 2019

I have completed technical reviews of papers in such journal as:

  • Multimedia Systems Journal (MMSJ)
  • Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMM)
  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  • Transactions on Mobile Computing
  • KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems 

I also co-ordinate a number of outreach activites.  These include:

  • The MISL Summer of Code is a personal outreach initiative in which students from local secondary schools and third level institutions (foreign and domestic) intern in UCC during the summer recess.

    The goal of the initiative is to provide the students with access to a research lead project, in which they enhance their programming, logistical and development skills.

    In the pilot project, we had two students intern during the summer of 2018.

    The students applied a Quality of Experience standard into one of our headless video players. This work was submitted for publication.

    In the second year of the project, five students intern during the summer of 2019.  (Three from local secondary schools in Cork, one from first year in Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands and one from University Clermont Auvergne, France.)

    They focused on designing and developing a new headless DASH adaptive video player (written in the Google Go Language), as well as areas such as VR/AR, Network Simulation, 5G networking, and Security.  It's amazing what you can do when you love what you do :)

  • The Computer Science department of University College Cork, hosted a TY workshop on open-source gaming as part of the UCC+ Easter School. The workshop was presented by Dr. Jason Quinlan, and he was assisted by Maëlle Manifacier (a French Intern from Université Clermont Auvergne) and Darragh McMahon (a 4th year student, who demonstrated his Final Year Project "Real-Time Road Traffic Simulation with 3D Visualisation”)

Teaching Activity

My previous lecturing and grading experience include the 2019 CS module CS3306 "Workplace Technology and Skills", in which I organised lectures on career guidance, mindfulness, presentation skills, team building and coding languages. In this module I offered the students the opportunity to learn a new coding language from 10 language options.  I also organised three presentations from Industry partners and two presentations from final year undergraduates.

For the past number of years, I have also offered lectures and tutorials for students repeating modules in the Autumn exams.



Jason J. Quinlan

Contact Details:


Full Time Lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork


University College Cork - 2010 - First Class Honour BSc University College Cork - 2015 - PhD Computer Science

Research Area:

Multimedia Networking and Systems (DASH, SAND), In-network optimisation for content delivery (Mobile Edge, Cooperative Users) and Network simulation (Hybrid Physical and Simulated Infrastructure)



Mobile and Internet Systems Laboratory

Department of Computer Science, Western Gateway Building, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork, Ireland.