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Kianoosh Mokhtarian

PhD Candidate -- graduated
Middleware Systems Research Group
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Toronto
Research interests: Computer networks and distributed systems.
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  Research projects

  • Planet-wide content distribution.   Scalable solutions for global content management, traffic mapping and load balancing in large-scale Content Distribution Networks (CDNs).

  • Latency-sensitive multicast.   Minimum-delay event notification to large (dynamic) groups of receivers with significantly better latency and scalability over existing techniques.

  • pCache.   A high performance and transparent proxy cache server for P2P traffic --BitTorrent and others-- relieving their substantial burden for ISPs.

  • svcAuth.   A light-weight authentication scheme for H.264 (SVC and AVC) video streams that enables to digitally sign a stream once and then verify any possible substreams extracted from it. Released as an open source Java library.

  • Peer-assisted streaming of videos with scalable (flexible) encoding.   Approximation algorithms and analytical frameworks for streaming resource allocation and forecasting.


  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, ON, Canada, January 2011-2015. Thesis: Content management in planet-scale video CDNs.

  • M.Sc. in Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada, September 2007-2009. Thesis: Efficient and secure delivery of scalable video streams.

  • B.Sc. in Software Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2003-2007. Thesis: An inexpensive approach to real-time vision on autonomous 4-legged mobile robots for playing soccer.