Second IEEE Workshop on
Quality of Experience for Multimedia Communications - QoEMC2013
(in conjunction with IEEE Globecom 2013)
Atlanta, GA USA, 13 December, 2013
Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Multimedia Communications of the IEEE Communications Society



Jacob Chakareski

Jacob Chakareski completed the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, USA, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA, and Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.
He is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alabama. He was a Senior (Associate) Scientist at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, where he conducted research, supervised students, and lectured. He also held research positions with Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and Vidyo, a leading provider of Internet telepresence solutions. Chakareski has authored one monograph, three book chapters, and over 100 international publications, and holds 5 US patents. His current research interests include decentralized graph-based information processing, computer networks, immersive communication, and social computing. He eagerly pursues ultrasound applications in telemedicine and biomedicine.
Dr. Chakareski is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kapa Nu. He is a recipient of the Technical University Munich Mobility Fellowship, the University of Edinburgh Chancellor's Fellowship, and fellowships from the Soros Foundation and the Macedonian Ministry of Science. He was also the recipient of the Texas Instruments Graduate Research Fellowship at Rice University, the Swiss NSF Ambizione Career Development Award, the Best Student Paper Award at the SPIE VCIP 2004 Conference, and the Best Paper Award of the Stanford Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Research Journal for 2003. He actively participates in technical and organizing committees of major IEEE conferences. He was a Publicity Chair for the Packet Video Workshop in 2007 and 2009 and the Workshop on Emerging Technologies in Multimedia Communications and Networking at ICME in 2009. He has organized and chaired a special session on telemedicine at MMSP in 2009. He was the Technical Program Co-Chair of Packet Video in 2012. He was the General Co-Chair of the IEEE SPS Seasonal School on Social Media Processing in 2012. For more information, visit

Ozgur Oyman

Ozgur Oyman is a senior research scientist and project leader in the Wireless Communications Lab of Intel Labs. He joined Intel in 2005. He is currently in charge of video over 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) research and standardization, with the aim of developing end-to-end video delivery solutions enhancing network capacity and user quality of experience (QoE). He serves as the principal member of the Intel delegation responsible for standardization at 3GPP SA4 Working Group (codecs) and also coordinates Intel's participation at MPEG DASH and DASH Industry Forum. Prior to his current roles, he was principal investigator for exploratory research projects on wireless communications addressing topics such as client cooperation, relaying, heterogeneous networking, cognitive radios and polar codes. He is author or co-author of over 70 technical publications, and has won Best Paper Awards at IEEE GLOBECOM'07, ISSSTA'08 and CROWNCOM'08. His service includes Technical Program Committee Chair roles for technical symposia at IEEE WCNC'09, ICC'11, WCNC'12, ICCC'12 and WCNC'14. He also serves an editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University, and a B.S. degree from Cornell University.

Charalampos Z. Patrikakis

Charalampos Z. Patrikakis was born Greece, in 1970. He received his Dipl.-Ing. and his Ph.D from the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department of NTUA, Greece. He is an Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Electronics of the TEI of Piraeus and a Senior Research Associate of the Institute of Communications and Computer Systems, working on Research Projects. He has participated in more than 27 National, European and International programs, in 12 of which he has been involved as technical coordinator or principal researcher. He has more than 100 publications in chapters of books, international journals and conferences, and has 2 contributions in national legislation. He is a member of the editorial committee of more than 50 international journals and conferences, and has acted as editor in the publication of special issues of international journals, conference proceedings volumes and coedited three books. He is a senior member of IEEE, a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science, ACM, and counselor of the IEEE student department of TEI of Piraeus.

Yonggang Wen

Dr. Yonggang Wen is an assistant professor with school of computer engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (minor in Western Literature) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA. Previously he has worked in Cisco to lead product development in content delivery networks, which had a revenue impact of 3 Billion US dollars globally. Dr. Wen has published over 80 papers in top journals and prestigious conferences. His latest work in multi-screen cloud social TV has been featured by global media (more than 1600 news articles from over 29 countries) and recognized with ASEAN ICT Award 2013 (Gold Medal). His research interests include cloud computing, green data center, big data analytics, multimedia network and mobile computing.