Gustavo de Veciana

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Measurement of visual quality is of fundamental importance to numerous image and video processing applications. The goal of quality assessment (QA) research is to design algorithms that can automatically assess the quality of images or videos in a perceptually consistent manner. Traditionally, image QA algorithms interpret image quality as fidelity or(More)
In this paper, upper and lower bounds on the transmission capacity of spread-spectrum (SS) wireless ad hoc networks are derived. We define transmission capacity as the product of the maximum density of successful transmissions multiplied by their data rate, given an outage constraint. Assuming that the nodes are randomly distributed in space according to a(More)
In this paper we study the ‘service capacity’ of peer to peer (P2P) file sharing applications. We begin by considering a transient regime which is key to capturing the ability of such systems to handle bursty traffic, e.g., flash crowds. In this context our models, based on age dependent branching processes, exhibit exponential growth in service capacity,(More)
In this paper we develop a framework for user association in infrastructure-based wireless networks, specifically focused on flow-level cell load balancing under spatially inhomogeneous traffic distributions. Our work encompasses several different user association policies: rate-optimal, throughputoptimal, delay-optimal, and load-equalizing, which we(More)
We determine the asymptotic scaling for the per user throughput in a large hybrid ad hoc network, i.e., a network with both ad hoc nodes, which communicate with each other via shared wireless links of capacity bits/s, and infrastructure nodes which in addition are interconnected with each other via high capacity links. Specifically, we consider a network(More)
The transmission capacity of a wireless ad hoc network can be defined as the maximum allowable area spectral efficiency such that the outage probability does not exceed some specified threshold. This work studies the improvement in transmission capacity obtainable with successive interference cancellation (SIC), an important receiver technique that has been(More)
We consider the stability and performance of a model for networks supporting services that adapt their transmission to the available bandwidth. Not unlike real networks, in our model, connection arrivals are stochastic, each has a random amount of data to send, and the number of ongoing connections in the system changes over time. Consequently, the(More)
This paper considers the design of multiuser opportunistic packet schedulers for users sharing a time-varying wireless channel from performance and robustness points of view. For a simplified model falling in the classical Markov decision process framework, we numerically compute and characterize mean-delay-optimal scheduling policies. The computed policies(More)
We introduce a new video quality database that models video distortions in heavily-trafficked wireless networks and that contains measurements of human subjective impressions of the quality of videos. The new LIVE Mobile Video Quality Assessment (VQA) database consists of 200 distorted videos created from 10 RAW HD reference videos, obtained using a RED ONE(More)
In promising OFDMA systems, downlink signals originating from the same base station (BS) are orthogonal, while those from different BSs interfere with each other. As a consequence, inter-cell interference (ICI) becomes major performance degradation factor. Particularly, boundary users suffer from severe ICI in addition to the inherent near-far problem. To(More)