Wireless Multimedia and Networking Research Group (WMN)

The WMN Research Group carries out fundamental and applied research on wireless communications and networking, media streaming and closely related fields. It investigates adaptive delivery of media information with an adequate quality of service. Research activity relies on the different fields of information theory, signal processing and applied mathematics, communication theory, wireless networking and security. The group is active in a number of international collaborations and the research activity is performed in the framework of national and European projects and in tight link with the main European and International fora in the field (e.g., IEEE, Wireless World Research Forum, Networld2020, VQEG).

The areas of research of the group are summarised in the following topics:

  • Cross-layer design for wireless multimedia transmission
  • Cross-layer and system optimisation for Virtual Distributed Testbeds (VDT)
  • Quality of Experience (QoE) evaluation and management
  • Video quality assessment
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Resource allocation and scheduling for wireless media transmission to multiple users
  • Cognitive radio and SDR
  • Mobility Management for wireless networks and systems
  • Wireless Security
  • 4G and 5G wireless systems
  • 3D / Stereoscopic video
  • Video broadcasting
  • Video streaming
  • Error resilient image / video coding
  • Decision theory and frame synchronization
  • Application of wireless technologies to healthcare areas.
GROUP LEADERSPOSTGRADUATE RESEARCHERS
(PhD CANDIDATES)
Professor Maria Martini Nabajeet Barman
Professor Christos Politis Anthony Clarke
Fariborz Entezami
ACADEMICS Boladale Isawhe
Dr Konstantinos Danas Peter Andras Kara
Dr Fatima Felisberti Alex Ladas
Professor Maria Martini Louai Maghrabi
Dr Eckhard Pfluegel Razaak Manzoor
Professor Christos Politis Valdemar Monteiro
Professor Paolo Remagnino Amina Al Rockabi
Dr Dimitris Tsaptsinos Ahoora Mehdi Toussi
Dr Martin Tunnicliffe Nuwan Jayawardana Weerasinghe
 
 
 
ALUMNIPOSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS
Dr Harsha Appuhami Ralalage Dr Femi Adeyemi-Ejeye
Mr Marco Brandas Dr Olayinka Adigun
Dr Mohsen Firoozbacht Dr Nabeel Khan
Dr Mehri Hosseinpour Dr Karim Nasr
Dr Grant P. Millar Dr Ognen Ognenoski
Dr Moustafa Mazin Nasralla Dr Hadi Saki
Dr Peter Omiyi
Dr Emmanouil Panaousis VISITORS
Dr Mahdi Pirmoradian Dr Chaminda T.E.R. Hewage
Dr Arvind Ramrekha Silvia Rossi
Dr Helena Rifa-Pous
Dr Barbara Villarini
Dr Lasith Yasakethu

WMN News

Mini-symposium on Image and Video Quality Assessment

Who: Prof Zhou Wang and Dr Hantao Liu When: 28 September – 2:30pm Where: PRJG4007 Speaker 1: …

Best Paper Award – Cyber Security 2015 Conference

Dr Eckhard Pfluegel‘s paper titled “Chaos-Based Image Encryption Using an AONT” was selected as one of …

FIRST WORKSHOP ON WIRELESS SOLUTIONS FOR HEALTHCARE APPLICATIONS, Rome, Italy, 8-10 Sep 2014

The FIRST WORKSHOP ON WIRELESS SOLUTIONS FOR HEALTHCARE APPLICATIONS is organised by Dr Maria Martini (WMN …

Second IEEE International Workshop on Service Science for e-Health (SSH 2014), Natal, Brazil, October 2014.

The Second International Workshop on Service Science for e-Health, organised by Dr Maria Martini (Kingston University) …

Kingston 3D Video Packet Loss Database

The Kingston 3D Video packet loss database contains 54 3D video sequences (5 to 10 seconds in …

WMN group at IEEE Healthcom 2013, Lisbon, Portugal 9-12 October 2013

Three research articles  from WMN group members have been selected for presentation in the conference and …

Ongoing European Research Projects

Other projects include:

  • The Internet of Silicon Retinas (IOSIRE): Machine-to-machine communications for neuromorphic vision sensing data (EPSRC)
  • A novel, marketable solution capable of guaranteeing seamless, dynamic and reliable wireless communication over multiple communication bearers (InnovateUK)
  • Quality-driven muti-user resource allocation and scheduling for delay-sensitive multimedia applications (Industry)
  • Medical Image/Video compression and transmission over next generation (wireless) IP networks (Industry)
  • Development of a prototype (TSB)
  • Effect of video compression on the performance of video analytics in security applications (Home Office)
  • Cross-layer rate control and scheduling for video transmission over WiMax (Royal Society)
  • Cardiovascular Disease Management (British Council)
  • Improving the quality of experience for live streaming of concerts (Industry)

Recent European projects include: