Empowerment of Atypical Viewers via Low-Effort Personalized Modeling of Video Streaming Quality

29 Nov

Leonardo Peroni, PhD Student at IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid, Spain

In-house Presentation

Quality of Experience (QoE) and QoE models are of an increasing importance to networked systems. The traditional QoE modeling for video streaming applications builds a one-size-fits-all QoE model that underserves atypical viewers who perceive QoE differently. To address the problem of atypical viewers, this paper proposes iQoE (individualized QoE), a method that employs explicit, expressible, and actionable feedback from a viewer to construct a personalized QoE model for this viewer. The iterative iQoE design exercises active learning and combines a novel sampler with a modeler. The chief emphasis of our paper is on making iQoE sample-efficient and accurate. By leveraging the Microworkers crowdsourcing platform, we conduct studies with 120 subjects who provide 14,400 individual scores. According to the subjective studies, a session of about 22 minutes empowers a viewer to construct a personalized QoE model that, compared to the best of the 10 baseline models, delivers the average accuracy improvement of at least 42% for all viewers and at least 85% for the atypical viewers. The large-scale simulations based on a new technique of synthetic profiling expand the evaluation scope by exploring iQoE design choices, parameter sensitivity, and generalizability.

About Leonardo Peroni

Leonardo Peroni has completed his BSc degree in Informatic and Automatic Engineering at the Sapienza University of Rome and MSc degree in Mechatronic Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Turin. He has worked as a Technology Consultant at Hesplora, Florence. He is currently a PhD student in Telematics Engineering at Carlos III University of Madrid, and his main research interests are video streaming, machine learning and control theory.

This event will be conducted in English

  • Location: MR-A1 [Ramón] & MR-A2 [Cajal], IMDEA Networks Institute, Avda. del Mar Mediterráneo 22, 28918 Leganés – Madrid
  • Organization: IMDEA Networks Institute; NETCOM Research Group (Telematics Engineering Department, UC3M)
  • Time: 13:00
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