AI-Empowered Metaverse Streaming
报告题目：AI-Empowered Metaverse Streaming
报告人：Prof. El Saddik，加拿大渥太华大学
Abstract:Due to the advancements in emerging technologies such as extended reality, artificial intelligence, blockchain, 5G, cloud/edge computing, etc., the metaverse has attracted a great deal of attention from both industry and academia. Through the extended reality devices, people can take advantage of the virtual world provided by the metaverse to play, work, and socialize. Metaverse streaming is a promising solution that performs complex rendering tasks at the edge server and streams the resulting video sequence back to the users over the network. We will discuss metaverse streaming techniques and the potential usage of ML to dynamically choose the appropriate bit rates for multiple users with a shared bottleneck network. We will show preliminary results and discuss open questions and possible R&D venues.
Biography:Prof. Abdulmotaleb El Saddikserved as a Distinguished University Professor and University research Chair in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa. He is an internationally recognized scholar who has made strong contributions to the knowledge and understanding of intelligent multimedia computing, communications and applications. His research focus is on the establishment of digital twins to enhance the quality of life of citizens using AI, IoT, SN, AR/VR, haptics and 5G to allow people to interact in real-time with one another as well as with their smart digital representations in a secure manner.He is the designated Editor-in-Chief (starting Feb. 2022) of the ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (ACM TOMM), Senior Associate Editor of IEEE Multimedia (IEEE MM), and Guest Editor for several Transactions and Journals. He has co-authored 10 books and more than 600 publications and chaired more than 50 conferences and workshops and has supervised more than 150 researchers. He has received research grants and contracts totaling more than $20M. He is the author of the book Haptics Technologies: Bringing Touch to Multimedia.Dr. El Saddik is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and has received several awards, including the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Award from the German Humboldt Foundation, the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Technical Achievement Award. He also received IEEE Canada C.C. Gotlieb (Computer) Medal and A.G.L. McNaughton Gold Medal for important contributions to the field of computer engineering and science and the 2021 IEEE TCSC Achievement Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing.