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Faculty of Business and Information Technology

  • Ibtihal Ellawindy


    Computer Science (MSc)


    Shahram Heydari, PhD


    QoE and Importance for Multimedia Streaming

    The majority of Internet traffic nowadays is multimedia content such as on-demand video, video streaming and live video stream. Internet usage has shifted towards content-centric rather than host-centric. With such evolution, the need of quality measures has emerged. Quality of Experience (QoE) is one of the major measurements techniques used to quantify user perception of an application.

    My research is focused on Quality of Experience (QoE) of multimedia streaming over software defined networking (SDN). QoE is considered one of most important and hardest measurements as it is mostly focused on measuring the user-perceived experience and how users affect the multimedia streaming experience. QoE evaluation is a very challenging topic because of its complexity as well the presence of many interrelated influence factors, not only human but also from system and context perspective. QoE is considered a multi-dimensional construct.

    QoE is not some predefined criteria that can be generally used with all types of applications. QoE is context-oriented and defined by the domain that the application belongs to. Each application should have a set of identified QoE parameters that are important for its success.

    There are several factors that could affect QoE. Some of these factors can be identified, measured and impacts are known in advance. However, other factors cannot be predicted neither quantified as well it’s hard to forecast their impacts as it’s totally dependent on certain situations and factors. There are three main factors that influence QoE: human, system and context.

    ABOUT Ibithal

    I love traveling as it broadens your mind and lets you see life from a different perspective. I like to experience different cultures and learn about them. I like to hike especially mountains, as I believe nature can help you to regain your energy and clear your mind. I am passionate about fine dining and trying different food and cultures. I like to read thriller and mystery novels. And I love doing yoga.

Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

  • Julie Kim


    Nuclear Engineering (MASc)


    Brian Ikeda, PhD and Jennifer McKellar, PhD


    Breaking the Nuclear Waste Taboo

    Public-friendly approach to understanding the real impacts of nuclear waste.

    Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of the nuclear waste cycle reveals palpable values of environmental impact that both the industry and public can appreciate. While LCA has been widely applied to society's large waste processing streams (such as water, landfill and recycling), there has been little success in application to nuclear waste. This is due to a number of difficulties such as lack of data and variability of solutions. Despite the challenges, the outputs of LCA is a worthwhile inventory of the actual impacts of nuclear waste. The results may start to abridge sentiments towards nuclear waste which has long been stigmatized by society.

    ABOUT Julie

    Julie is an avid reader, a lover of naps (on sandy beaches), and an award-winning curler!

  • Enoch Li

    ProgramEnoch Li

    Nuclear Engineering (MASc)


    Glenn Harvel, PhD and Jennifer McKellar, PhD


    Advanced Electric Technology for Nuclear Industry

    Power electronics technology and DC electrical distribution system is one of the most advanced in power distribution systems which promises a lot of features that conventional AC systems cannot achieve. These features can benefit a nuclear power plant to improve its efficiency and safety. Therefore, a DC electrical system for a nuclear power plant  is designed , and the technological and economic comparisons show some significant potential improvements. However, there are sill a lot of technological and regulatory challenges that need to be addressed.

    ABOUT Enoch

    I play piano and try to learn a wide range of knowledge.

  • Alexander Miller