Multimedia Communications and Networking Laboratory


Lab Name and Affiliation

Multimedia Communications and Networking Laboratory

University of Florida

Lab Director (or Principal Investigator)

Dapeng Oliver Wu (S'98--M'04--SM'06--F'13) received B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 1990, M.E. in Electrical Engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China, in 1997, and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, in 2003.

He is a professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. His research interests are in the areas of networking, communications, signal processing, computer vision, and machine learning. He received University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship Award in 2009, AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award in 2009, ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award in 2008, NSF CAREER award in 2007, the IEEE Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (CSVT) Transactions Best Paper Award for Year 2001, and the Best Paper Awards in IEEE GLOBECOM 2011 and International Conference on Quality of Service in Heterogeneous Wired/Wireless Networks (QShine) 2006.

Currently, he serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, and International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing. He is the founder of IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering. He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Advances in Multimedia between 2006 and 2008, and an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology between 2004 and 2007. He is also a guest-editor for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), Special Issue on Cross-layer Optimized Wireless Multimedia Communications. He has served as Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2012, and TPC chair for IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2008), Signal Processing for Communications Symposium, and as a member of executive committee and/or technical program committee of over 80 conferences. He has served as Chair for the Award Committee, and Chair of Mobile and wireless multimedia Interest Group (MobIG), Technical Committee on Multimedia Communications, IEEE Communications Society. He was a member of Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee, IEEE Signal Processing Society from Jan. 1, 2009 to Dec. 31, 2012. He is an IEEE Fellow.

Lab Introduction

We are driven by curiosity and intellectually-stimulating, technically-challenging problems, and pulled by market and practical applications of great impact, in the general area of multimedia communications and networking. Our research interests include but are not limited to:

Compression (source coding): to efficiently represent text, audio, images, graphics and video.

Communication theory: to provide physical-layer techniques for efficient and reliable transmission of multimedia over communication channels.

Information theory: to provide fundamental limits of communication channels.

Signal processing: to provide signal-processing, image-processing, video-processing techniques for multimedia applications.

Networking: to design efficient, quality-of-service-assuring, secure protocols for multimedia transport.

Information security and network security: to design secure multimedia information and networking systems, to make multimedia information secure, and to design secure protocols for multimedia communications.

Pervasive computing and mobile computing: to provide access of multimedia information to any one, anywhere, and at any time.

Hardware implementation: to speed up processing and reduce power consumption. Difference application may have different constraints and requirements. For each application, we need to strike the right trade-off among power consumption, size, weight, dependability, performance, security, cost, etc. Approaches include systems on a chip (SoC), reconfigurable hardware design, and hardware/software co-design.

Lab Contact E-mail