Ali C. Begen is currently a computer science professor at Ozyegin University and a technical consultant in Comcast's Advanced Technology and Standards Group. Previously, he was a research and development engineer at Cisco. Begen received his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Georgia Tech in 2006. To date, he received several academic and industry awards, and was granted 30+ US patents. In 2020 and 2021, he was listed among the world's most influential scientists in the subfield of networking and telecommunications. More details are at https://ali.begen.net.
Ali C. Begen is the co-founder of Networked Media, a technology company that offers consulting services to media-tech companies and law firms in the IP video space. He has been a research and development engineer since 2001, and has broad experience in mathematical modeling, performance analysis, optimization, standards development, intellectual property and innovation. Between 2007 and 2015, he was with the Video and Content Platforms Research and Advanced Development Group at Cisco. He designed and developed algorithms, protocols, products and solutions in the service provider and enterprise video domains. Currently, he is also affiliated with Ozyegin University, where he teaches and advises students in the computer science department.
Ali has a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Georgia Tech. To date, he received several academic and industry awards, and was granted 30+ US patents. He held editorial positions in prestigious magazines and journals, and served on the organizing committee of several international conferences and workshops in the field. He is a senior member of both the IEEE and ACM. In 2016, he was elected distinguished lecturer by the IEEE Communications Society, and in 2018, he was re-elected for another two-year term. In 2017, he initiated and since then has been the head of delegation for the Turkish National Body for ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29 (JPEG and MPEG). He was also listed among the world's most influential scientists in the subfield of networking and telecommunications in 2020 and 2021.
To learn more about Ali's projects, publications, talks, and teaching, standards and professional activities, visit https://ali.begen.net.
After finishing my undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Bilkent University in 2001, I went to Georgia Tech to get my PhD in electrical and computer engineering. Since then, I have been working on problems associated with multimedia applications that generate many (often high-bandwidth and time-critical) flows of information with complex inter-flow semantic relationships. After graduating in 2006, I started at Cisco's Video and Content Platforms Research and Advanced Development Group. I architected, designed and developed algorithms, protocols, products and solutions in the service provider and enterprise video domains. Papers, talks and presentations from my Cisco projects are available here.
I left Cisco in late 2015, and started my own company - Networked Media, where I offer consulting services to media-tech companies and law firms in the IP video space. In June 2016, I also started as a faculty at Ozyegin University Computer Science Department, where I am currently teaching networking and multimedia courses to grads and undergrads. I also spend a considerable amount of time on services in the academic world.
- Network-Empowered Scalable, Reliable and Secure Media Delivery (link)
IEEE ICME Tutorial - July 2022
- The Benefits of Server-Client Cooperation when DASHing or HLSing
9th Media Web Symp. - June 2022
- Automated Adaptive Playback for Encoder-Adjudicated Live Sports (link)
Streaming Tech Sweden - June 2022
- Content-Aware Adaptive Playback (podcast)
The Video Insiders Podcast (Episode 73) - Jan. 2022
- Adaptive Streaming of Content-Aware-Encoded Videos in dash.js
Int. Broadcasting Convention Conf. (IBC) - Dec. 2021
- You Deserve Low-Latency Sports and We Serve It via Content-Aware Playback (link, slides, video)
Demuxed - Oct. 2021
- Advances in Multimedia Streaming: Algorithms, Standards and Optimization Techniques (link, slides)
IEEE ICIP Tutorial - Sept. 2021
- A Master's Toolbox and Algorithms for Low-Latency Live Streaming (link, slides)
IEEE MIPR Tutorial - Sept. 2021
- Manus Manum Lavat: Media Clients and Servers Cooperating with Common Media Client/Server Data (link, slides, talk)
ACM/IRTF ANRW (Invited talk) - July 2021
- Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering for standardization of HTTP encapsulated protocols (NATAS press release, ISO press release and my English/Turkish posts)
- Winner in YouTube's grand challenge on "Detecting Cheapfakes"
- My students and I received four awards at ACM MMSys 2021 and one of this year's dash.js Contributor Awards (link)
- I served as the general co-chair for ACM MMSys 2021, the first-ever hybrid MMSys (link)
- Runner-up in Twitch's grand challenge on "Adaptation Algorithms for Near-second Latency"
- Best-paper award at QoMEX 2020