Dr. Jason J. Quinlan

Biography

I am currently a Senior Post-doctoral Researcher in the CONNECT project, investigating adaptive video delivery in next generation cellular networks.

In the college term 2019/20, I was a full-time lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork.   I  taught first year CS students, focused primarily on “CS1117 - an Introduction to Programming“.  During this term, I supervised eight final year projects.

A most enjoyable year...

Prior to this, 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) 2020
  • Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft) 2020
  • Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys) 2020
  • International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM) 2020
  • Packet Video Workshop (PV) 2020
  • Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX) 2020

I was co-chair on a special session accepted at Multimedia Systems (MMSys) 2019 entitled “Real-time Video at the Edge - managing and provisioning Fog computing services for real-time streaming at the wireless Edge”. This special session illustrated the role of Cloud Computing at the wireless edge for novel video applications with strict quality-of-service delay-sensitive high-throughput demands.

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 interned 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”)

  • To promote good research practice and fostering a culture of integrity, SFI is promoting ‘advanced online training’ in Research Integrity, which provides a foundation for understanding the principles of research integrity, and standards related to responsible research practices. I have completed the "Research Integrity: Concise" promoted by SFI and provided by Epigeum (Oxford Univerity Press).

  • Through the support of Enterprise Ireland and their Innovation Voucher support structure, I worked closely with a start-up company, What Applications Ltd., to investigate Natural Language Processing, with specific reference to the Amazon virtual assistant, Alexa. The goal is to offer a novel and innovative solution to clients, by offering voice interaction via Alexa skills with specific reference to the current range of application deployments of What Applications Ltd.

  • During the 2019/20 term, I completed the "Postgraduate cert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (TL6003/4)", provided by UCC.

  • I am currently the lead researcher in an open-source project titled "godash", godash is a headless HTTP adaptive video player written in Google GO (golang). It has a lot of unique features and comes complete with its own testbed framework. The code is available on Github (https://github.com/uccmisl/godash)

 

Teaching Activity

As stated, during the college term 2019/20, I was a full-time lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork.   I  taught first year CS students, focused primarily on “CS1117 - an Introduction to Programming“. I had in excess of 130 students in my class...

Prior to this post, 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.

Contact

Name:

Jason J. Quinlan

Contact Details:

Position:

Senior Post Doctoral Researcher in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork

Qualifications:

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)

Category:

Academic

Mobile and Internet Systems Laboratory

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

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