Ricky K. P. Mok

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HTTP video streaming, such as Flash video, is widely deployed to deliver stored media. Owing to TCP's reliable service, the picture and sound quality would not be degraded by network impairments, such as high delay and packet loss. However, the network impairments can cause rebuffering events which would result in jerky playback and deform the video's(More)
HTTP video streaming, employed by most of the video-sharing websites, allows users to control the video playback using, for example, pausing and switching the bit rate. These user-viewing activities can be used to mitigate the temporal structure impairments of the video quality. On the other hand, other activities, such as mouse movement, do not help reduce(More)
Using network measurement apps has become a very effective approach to crowdsourcing WiFi network performance data. However, these apps usually measure the user-level performance metrics instead of the network-level performance which is important for diagnosing performance problems. In this paper we report for the first time that a major source of(More)
As most of mobile apps rely on network connections for their operations, measuring and understanding the performance of mobile networks is becoming very important for end users and operators. Despite the availability of many measurement apps, their measurement accuracy has not received sufficient scrutiny. In this paper, we appraise the accuracy of(More)
Conducting network measurement in a web browser (e.g., speedtest and Netalyzr) enables end users to understand their network and application performance. However, very little is known about the (in)accuracy of the various methods used in these tools. In this paper, we evaluate the accuracy of ten HTTP-based and TCP socket-based methods for measuring the(More)
Measuring network path capacity is an important capability to many Internet applications. But despite over ten years of effort, the capacity measurement problem is far from being completely solved. This paper addresses the problem of measuring network paths of asymmetric capacity without requiring the remote node's control or overwhelming the bottleneck(More)
A number of projects deploy Linux-based embedded systems to carry out large-scale active network measurement and network experiments. Due to resource constrains and the increase of network speed, obtaining sound measurement results from these low-end devices is very challenging. In this paper, we present a novel network primitive, OMware, to improve the(More)