Jacob Chakareski is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alabama. His long-term vision is enabling ubiquitous networked immersion and virtual human teleportation to any remote corner of the world to assist humanity with societal challenges (see Figure). He facilitates the emerging technologies of networked drones, virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), and volumetric 360° video in pursuit of these objectives. He explores holistically the four major system aspects of such future networked VR/AR applications for immersive communication: capture, coding, networking, and reconstruction/user-interaction. His investigations include techniques from communications and networking, signal processing, and reinforcement learning. His interests include 5G IoT architectures and edge computing in small-cell networks. He eagerly pursues ultrasonic applications in telemedicine, remote sensing, and biomedicine, and the integration of multi-view imaging into cyber-physical health care devices and systems (when he can), and is passionate about bridging science and technology via entrepreneurial activity.
On the personal side, Chakareski has broad interests spanning anthropology, history, foreign languages, travelling, healthy living, classical music, and sports in general.
Apr. 2018: Faculty seminar (CCMNS) @ U. Maryland.
Mar. 2018: Our NSF project: The Future VR/AR Network is featured by IEEE Future Directions on IEEE Digital Reality and IEEE social media channels, including Facebook and IEEE Collabratec. Thank you IEEE.
Mar. 2018: NSF CNS award is gratefully acknowledged.
Mar. 2018: Faculty seminar (SCIEN) @ Stanford.
Feb. 2018: Research meeting (VR + Applied Psychology/Patient Rehabilitation/Mobility Restoration) @ UAB.
Feb. 2018: Paper on deep learning for bleeding detection in capsule endoscopy images submitted to ICIP 2018.
Feb. 2018: Faculty seminar (GIS) @ Penn State.
Jan. 2018: Postdoctoral and PhD openings available (see tab Openings).
Jan. 2018: American Control Conference (ACC) paper accepted.
Jan. 2018: Three IEEE ICC 2018 papers accepted.
Jan. 2018: NSF vision workshop The Future VR/AR Network (April 2018) is online. Applications are invited.
Jan. 2018: IEEE SECON 2018 CPC-UAV workshop proposal accepted. Contributions are solicited.
Jan. 2018: Paper on UAV-IoT networking for next generation VR/AR communications submitted to JSAC SI on Airborne Communication Networks.
Dec. 2017: Faculty seminar (CS) @ UC Irvine.
Nov. 2017: Asilomar paper on measurement policy for UAV network topology prediction presented.
Nov. 2017: ACM MM 2017 paper on optimal set of 360° video representations for viewport-adaptive streaming presented.
Oct. 2017: IEEE ICC 2018 papers on UAV-assisted 5G HetNets, 360° VR streaming, and RL for IoT networks submitted.
Oct. 2017: Asilomar 2017 paper on measurement policy for UAV network topology prediction to appear.
Sep. 2017: ACC 2018 paper on coalition formation for coordinated task allocation in UAV networks submitted.
Sep. 2017: Adobe Digital Experience Faculty Research Award is gratefully acknowledged.
Aug. 2017: Research awards from Adobe Systems and NVIDIA are gratefully acknowledged.
Jul. 2017: NSF ECCS award is gratefully acknowledged.
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