Mobile Information and Communication Systems Lab

 

010 Russ Engineering Center

3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.

Dayton, OH 45435-0001

 

Faculty:

Yong Pei, Ph.D.

Yong Pei is a tenure-track assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, Wright State University, Dayton, OH. Previously he was a visiting assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, from 2002 to 2003. His research interests include information theory, wireless communication systems and networks, and image/video compression and communications. He received the B.S. degree in electrical power engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, in 1996, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, in 1999 and 2002, respectively. He is a member of IEEE and ACM.

 

Current Students:

      Paul Bender, PhD Student, CSE Dept. at Wright State University

Jianing Ma, PhD Student, CSE Dept. at Wright State University

Hazy Mathew Kilirooparampil, PhD Student, CSE Dept. at Wright State University

Wei Ye, PhD Student, CSE Dept. at Wright State University

Justin Kline, MS Student, CSE Dept. at Wright State University.

Lokheshwar Rangarajan, MS Student, EE Dept. at Wright State University.

 

Former Students:

Viraj Ambetkar, CSE Dept. at Wright State University, Sep. 2003 – Dec. 2005 (Graduated with M.S., now with Qualcomm at San Diego, CA)

Saurabh Shridhar Ranade, EE Dept. at Wright State University (Graduated with M.S., now with Motorola Inc.)

Jordan King, CSE Dept. at Wright State University, Apr. 2004 – Mar.2005 (Graduated with B.S., now with ITCN, Inc. at Dayton, OH)

Foo-San Chan, CSE Dept. at Wright State University, Sep. 2004 – Aug.2005

Peng Xie, CSE Dept. at Wright State University, Jan. 2004 – Jul. 2004 (Now with CMU)

Qi Qu, ECE Dept. at Univ. of Miami, Sep. 2002- Jul. 2004 (Graduated with M.S., now with UCSD)

      Xunqi Yu, ECE Dept. at Univ. of Miami, Sep. 2002-June 2003. (Graduated with PhD in 2007, now with Microsoft at Seattle, WA)

      Xiaochun Wang, ECE Dept. at Univ. of Miami, Sep. 2002-June 2003. (Graduated with M.S., now with Capital One)

 


Recent Research Activities:

 

Ř      Music Telepresence (partially supported by NSF Award #0555457 and by WSU Research Council through Research Initiation Award #241699 and Research Challenge Award #666415)

(with The University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, The University of Miami, Frost School of Music, and New World Symphony.)

Internet mediated telepresence has the potential to transform society by eliminating the physical barriers to collaboration. However, it has yet to reach the ideal of providing a medium-transparent, immersive visual and audio link between remote locations. The goal of this project is to advance the state of Internet-based telepresence in the context of a number of demanding musical applications. The particular musical applications to be addressed in this research range from high-quality multicast streaming of musical performances to robust, low-latency, interactive full-duplex unicast transport to enable real-time distributed interactive performances, collaboration and rehearsal, musical training and education.

 

Ř      Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks  (partially supported by NSF Award # 0454170 and the Ohio 3rd Frontier Project - “Wright Center for Sensor System Engineering”, collaborate with B. Wang, G. Dong and Z. Wu)

The objective of this project is to study new sensor network architectures for improved connectivity, energy conservation, and reliability; to evaluate security protocols; to design new security mechanisms and resilience schemes in defense of faults and attacks; and develop region-based event monitoring applications. The infrastructure will also support education at Wright State University by use in undergraduate and graduate capstone courses and research.

 

Ř      A Cross-Layer Design Approach for Providing Differential QoS and High-Quality Multimedia Service Over Next Generation Wireless Networks (partially supported by NSF Award #0708469 and by WSU through Research Challenge Award #665666, collaborate with B. Wang and Z. Wu)

The objective of this project is to jointly optimize the power consumption and data delivery quality under tight time-delay constraints using a cross-layer design and implementation approach employing adaptive modulation, power control and JSCC, resulting in a more power-efficient, more spectrally efficient, more reliable and robust system design enabling differential QoS and high-quality multimedia services over next generation mobile wireless networks.

 

Ř      Multi-Hop Free Space Optics Last-Mile Networks Using Very Low-Cost Components (partially supported by NSF Award#0230787, collaborate with P. Dutta and S. Kalyanaraman at RPI)

The project will build low-cost FSO interconnection systems, complemented with relatively cheap and programmable electronic components after l0s-l00s of opto-electronic (OEO) hops. It is also proposed to investigate spatial coding and redundancy techniques at the electronic hops taking advantage of the particular spatial structures (eg: 2d array, spherical etc). An examination of fundamental network capacity limits for FSO-based fixed and ad-hoc configurations, and fundamental power-per-bit achievable in future sensor networks will be done. Evaluating the impact of such multi-hop FSO networks on the performance of TCP/IP, VoIP and multimedia applications.

 

Ř      Composable Simulation Designs for Biological Network Discovery and Applications (partially supported by DAGSI through the Scholarship Program)  

Molecular biology has led to remarkable progress, with our understanding of biological systems currently focused mainly on the identification of genes and functions of the products and components of a larger system.  The next major paradigm shift in our understanding of biological systems will be to build dynamic interrelationships on the details revealed to us by these molecular data: these dynamic relationships differentiate a gelatinous mass of interspersed non-interconnected building block molecules, from the simplest of life forms whose molecular machinery is working as a coherent multi-level networked system. The goal of this project is to expand and build on the statistical analysis approach to the experimental biological network analysis approach, and to establish a methodology for understanding biological networks at levels from gene regulation and transcription, protein and protein complexes, metabolic pathways, neural systems, as well as high level cognition; to apply some insights obtained for engineering system design, such as wireless and sensor networks. 

 

Ř      Compression of Compound Images and Videos for Information-Rich Applications over Network-Enabled Embedded Systems  

This project targets on enabling ‘dumb” devices to behave as if much more “intelligent” to users, at very low costs and power. It is possible to improve the features supported by devices with embedded systems by increasing the processor computing power, but this always results in higher costs, complexity, and power consumption. An interesting alternative is to use the growing networking infrastructures to do remote processing and visualization, with the embedded system mainly responsible for communications and user interaction. In this project we investigate how compression techniques can make some of these solutions more bandwidth-efficient, enabling devices to simply decompress very rich graphical information and user interfaces that had been rendered elsewhere.

 


Publications and Submissions:

(Names of co-authors appearing in bold typeface indicate current or former supervised students.)

 

2007

  • B. Wang and Y. Pei, “Body Area Networks”, in the Encyclopedia of Wireless and Mobile Communications, to be published by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group in 2007.
  • Y. Pei and V. S. Ambetkar, “Packet-by-Packet Adaptive Scheme for Video Coding and Transmission Over Wireless IP Networks Using Rate-Compatible Punctured Turbo (RCPT) Codes”, Accepted for publication in Springer Wireless Personal Communications: An International Journal, May 2007.
  • S. Yi, Y. Pei, S. Kalyanaraman, and Babak Azimi-Sadjadi, "How is the Capacity of Ad Hoc Networks Improved with Directional Antennas?", ACM Springer Wireless Networks Journal (ACM WINET), Vol.13, No.5, Oct., 2007.
  • Y. Pei and J.W. Modestino, “Cross-Layer Design for Video Transmission Over Wireless Rician Slow-Fading Channels Using an Adaptive Multi-Resolution Modulation and Coding Scheme”, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Special Issue on “Video Adaptation for Heterogeneous Environments”, Volume 2007, Article ID 86915, 12 pages, June, 2007.
  • Y. Pei and V. S. Ambetkar, “Distributed Flow Admission Control for Multimedia Services Over Wireless Ad Hoc Networks”, Springer Wireless Personal Communications: An International Journal, Vol. 42, No.1, Page 23-40, Jul., 2007. 
  • Y. Pei, V. S. Ambetkar, J.W. Modestino, and X. Wang, “On the Throughput Capacity of Hybrid Wireless Networks Using an L-maximum-hop routing strategy”, Springer Wireless Personal Communications: An International Journal, Vol. 42, No.1, Page 41-48, Jul., 2007.
  • Qi Qu, Yong Pei, Xusheng Tian and James W. Modestino, "Robust Source-Adaptive Real-Time Video Streaming over Wireless Multi-hop Networks", International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing (IJWMC), Special Issue on “Media streaming over Wireless and Mobile networks”, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2007.

 

2006

  • V. S. Ambetkar, P. Bender, J. Ma, Y. Pei and J. W. Modestino, “Distributed Flow Admission Control for Real-Time Multimedia Services over Wireless Ad Hoc Networks”, International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference (ACM MobiMedia 2006), Alghero, Sardinia, Italy, Sep., 2006.
  • Q. Qu, Y. Pei and J. W. Modestino, “An Adaptive Motion-Based Unequal Error Protection Approach For Real-Time Video Transport over Wireless IP Networks”, IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, Vol. 8, No.5, pp. 1033-1044, Oct., 2006.
  • Qi Qu, Yong Pei, James W. Modestino and Xusheng Tian, "Source-Adaptation Based Wireless Video Transport: A Cross-Layer Approach", EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, Special Issue on Video Analysis and Coding for Robust Transmission, vol. 7, no. 2,  Article ID 28919, 14 pages, 2006.
  • Yong Pei and J.W. Modestino, “Performance of Multilayered Video Encoding and Delivery over Lossy Channels Using a Joint Source-Channel Coding Approach”, Springer Wireless Personal Communications: An International Journal, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 113-128, Jan., 2006.

 

2005

  • Q. Qu, Y. Pei, J. W. Modestino, X. Tian, and B. Wang, "Cross-Layer QoS Control for Video Communications over Wireless Ad-hoc Networks", EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Special Issue on Ad Hoc Networks: Cross-Layer Issues, Vol. 2005, Issue 5, pp. 742-756, Dec., 2005.
  • Y. Pei, V. S. Ambetkar, J.W. Modestino, Q. Qu and X. Wang, “Enabling Real-Time H.264 Video Services over Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Using Joint Admission and Transmission Power Control”, Springer Telecommunication Systems, Special Issue on "Multimedia Streaming over Next Generation Telecommunication Networks", Vol. 28, Issue 2, pp. 231-244. Feb., 2005.
  • Y. Pei and B. Wang, “Integrated Source-Channel Coding, Power Control and Routing for QoS Multimedia Ad-hoc Wireless Networks”, Security and Routing in Wireless Networks, Nova Science Publishers, ISBN: 1-59454-316-X, pp. 287-309, 2005.
  • Q. Qu, Y. Pei, X. Tian, J. W. Modestino and Y. Chan, “Motion-Based Interactive Video Coding and Delivery over Wireless IP Networks”, in Proceeding of The 40th IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 05), pp.1195-1199, Seoul, Korea, May, 2005.
  • Q. Qu, Y. Pei and J. W. Modestino, X. S. Tian, B. Wang and X. Yu,  “Cross-Layer Rate-Adaptation and Joint Source-Channel Coding for Delay-Constrained Video Steaming over Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks”, in Proceeding of International Conference on Multimedia Services Access Networks (MSAN 2005), pp. 1-5, Orlando, FL, June, 2005.
  • Q. Qu, Y. Pei and J. W. Modestino, X. S. Tian, and B. Wang, “Cross-Layer Design for Error-Resilient Real-Time Video Communications over Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks”, in Proceeding of International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP2005), pp.720-723, Genoa, Italy, Sep., 2005.
  • Q. Qu, Y. Pei, J. W. Modestino, "Adaptive Joint Source-Channel Coding for Real-Time Video Applications over Wireless IP Networks”, in Proceeding of The Eleventh International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems (DMS'2005), Banff, Canada, Sep., 2005

 

2004

  • Y. Pei and J.W. Modestino, “Interactive Video Coding and Transmission Over Heterogeneous Wired-to-Wireless IP Networks Using An Edge Proxy”, EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, Special Issue on “Multimedia over IP and Wireless Networks”, vol.2, pp. 253-264, Feb., 2004.
  • Q. Qu, Y. Pei, X. Tian and J. W. Modestino, "Network-Aware Source-Adaptive Video Coding for Wireless Applications", in Proceeding of Military Communications Conference (MILCOM 2004),  pp. 848-854, Monterey, CA, Oct. 2004.
  • Y. Pei and V. S. Ambetkar, “Packet-by-Packet Adaptive Scheme for Video Coding and Transmission Over Wireless IP Networks Using Rate-Compatible Punctured Turbo (RCPT) Codes”, in Proceeding of IEEE/ACM First International Workshop on Broadband Wireless Services and Applications (BroadWISE 2004), San Jose, CA, Oct., 2004.
  • Q. Qu, Y. Pei, J. W. Modestino and X. Tian, “Error-Resilient Video Transmission over Wireless Networks using Unequal Error Protection and Packet Interleaving”, in Proceeding of International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP2004), pp. 837-840, Singapore, Oct. 2004.
  • Q. Qu, Y. Pei, X. Tian and J. W. Modestino, " Source-Adaptive FEC/UEP Coding For Video Transport Over Bursty Packet Loss 3G UMTS Networks: A Cross-Layer Approach", in Proceeding of 60th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2004-Fall), pp. 3150-3154, Sep. 2004.
  • Y.S. Chan, Y. Pei, Q. Qu and J. W. Modestino, “On Cross-layer Adaptivity and Optimization for Multimedia CDMA Mobile Wireless Networks”, in Proceeding of The First IEEE-EURASIP International Symposium on Control, Communications, and Signal Processing, ISCCSP 2004, pp. 579-582, March 2004.

2003

  • Su Yi, Y. Pei and S. Kalyanaraman, “On the capacity of ad hoc wireless networks using directional antennas”, in Proceeding of ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc2003), pp. 108-116, 2003.
  • Y. Pei, J.W. Modestino and Q. Qu, “Support of Packet Video over Ad Hoc Wireless Networks”, in Proceeding of The 37th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, pp.1694-1697, Nov. 2003.
  • Y. Pei, J.W. Modestino and X.Wang, “On the Capacity of Hybrid Wireless Networks Using an L-maximum-hop routing strategy”, in Proceeding of IEEE 58th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-2003/Fall), pp. 2173 – 2176, Oct, 2003.
  • Q. Qu, Y. Pei and J.W. Modestino,” Robust H.26L video Coding and Transmission over Bursty Packet Loss Wireless Networks”, in Proceeding of IEEE 58th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-2003/Fall), pp. 3395 – 3399, Oct, 2003.
  • Y. Pei , J.W. Modestino, Q. Qu and X.Wang, “Enabling Real-Time H.26L Video Services over Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Using Power Control”, in Proceeding of  SPIE Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP'03), pp. 1741-1751, 2003.
  • Y. Pei and J.W. Modestino, “Interactive Video Coding and Transmission Over Wired-to-Wireless Networks Using Edge Proxy”, in Proceeding of IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME’03), pp. 437-440, 2003.
  • Y. Pei and J.W. Modestino, “Use of Concatenated FEC Coding for Real-Time Packet Video Over Heterogeneous Wired-to-Wireless IP Networks”, in Proceeding of International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS '03), vol. 2, pp.840-843, 2003.
  • Y. Pei and J.W. Modestino, “Interactive Video Coding and Transmission Over Wired-to-Wireless Networks Using Edge Proxy”, in Proceeding of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP '03), vol.4, pp. 281-284, 2003.

 

2002 and Before

  • Y. Pei and J.W. Modestino, “H.263+ Packet Video Over Wireless IP Networks Using Rate-Compatible Punctured Turbo (RCPT) Codes with Joint Source-Channel Coding”, in Proceeding of International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP’02), vol. 1, pp.541-544, 2002.
  • Y. Pei and J.W. Modestino, “Robust Video Transmission Over Heterogeneous Wired-to-Wireless Networks Using ALF Together with Edge Proxies”, in Proceeding of the European Wireless 2002 (EW2002), Florence, Italy, Feb. 2002
  • Y. Pei and J.W. Modestino, “Multi-layered Video Transmission over Wireless Channels using an Adaptive Modulation and Coding Scheme”, in Proceeding of International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP’01), vol. 2. pp. 1009-1012, Thessaloniki, Greece, Oct. 2001.
  • Y. Pei and J.W. Modestino, “A Joint Source-Channel Coding Approach for Packet Video Transport over Wireless IP Networks”, in Proceeding of the 11th International Packet Video Workshop (PV2001), pp. 41-50, Kyongju, Korea, Apr. 2001.
  • M. Bystrom, J.W. Modestino and Y. Pei, "Combined Source-Channel Coding for Wireless Transmission of H.263 Coded Video", in Proceeding of UCSD Conference on Wireless Communications, pp. 36-49, San Diego, CA, Feb. 1999.

 

Ph.D Dissertation:

Y. Pei, “Robust Video Coding and Transmission over Wireless Networks”, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, April, 2002.

 

M.S. Thesis:

§         V. Ambetkar, “Providing Quality of Service (QoS) to Real-time Video Services over Multihop Wireless Networks”, Wright State Univ., Dec. 2005

§         Q. Qu, “Robust H.264 Packet Video Coding and Transmission Over Bursty Packet-Loss Wireless Networks”, Univ. of Miami, May, 2004

§         Y. Pei, “Joint Source-Channel Coding for Video Encoding and Delivery on Wireless Channels”, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, August, 1999.


RECENT INVITED PRESENTATIONS:

  • “Real-time Video Services over Multi-hop Wireless Networks”, ECE Dept., University of Rochester, Feb.15, 2006
  • A Cross Layer Design for Real-Time Wireless Multimedia Networking”, CS Dept., University of Miami, Feb.10, 2003.
  • A Cross Layer Design for Real-Time Wireless Multimedia Networking”, CSE Dept., Wright State University, Dec. 06, 2002.
  • “Digital Video Transmission Over Wireless Fading Channels Using an Adaptive Multi-Resolution Modulation and Coding Scheme”, US Southern Command, Miami, FL, Oct. 2002.
  • A Cross Layer Design for Real-Time Wireless Multimedia Networking”, Information Systems Laboratory, Stanford University, June 03, 2002.
  • “Robust Video Coding and Transmission Over Wireless Networks”, ECSE, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Apr., 2002.
  • “Convergence of Multimedia, Wireless and Internet”, ECE, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Mar., 2002.
  • “Digital Video Transmission Over Wireless Fading Channels Using an Adaptive Multi-Resolution Modulation and Coding Scheme”, NSF Center for Next Generation Video, Troy, NY, Dec. 2001.
  • “Digital Video Transmission Over Wireless Fading Channels Using an Adaptive Multi-Resolution Modulation and Coding Scheme”, NSF-ERC CenSSIS, Boston, MA, May 2001.
  • “Multi-layered Video Transmission Over Wireless Channels Using an Adaptive Multi-Resolution Modulation and Coding Scheme”, NSF Center for Next Generation Video, Newark, NJ, 2001

Last updated June 2007.