Activities

Service to Professional Societies

Chair, Interest Group on Media Streaming, IEEE Multimedia Communication Technical Committee, 2012 - 2014.
Co-Director, IEEE Multimedia Communication Technical Committee Review Board, 2010 - 2012

Service to Funding Agencies

Panelist, National Science Foundation (NSF, IIS Program), USA, 2014
Panelist, National Science Foundation (NSF, NeTS Program), USA, 2014
Reviewer, The Ontario Centres of Excellence, Canada, 2011
Site Review Committee Member, Strategic Network (Large Proposal), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
Council of Canada, Canada, 2010
Panelist, Phase II Contract Proposals, National Institute of Health (NIH)/ National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), USA 2010
Panelist, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA, 2010
Panelist, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA, 2009
Reviewer, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada, 2009
Panelist, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA, 2008
Panelist, Contract Proposals, National Institute of Health (NIH)/ National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), USA, 2008
Grant Proposal Reviewer, Kentucky Science and Technology Foundation R&D Excellence Program, USA, 2006

Service to Technical Journals and Magazines

Reviewer, Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (ACM TOMM), 2017 (2 papers)
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2017
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 2016
Reviewer, Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (ACM TOMM), 2016
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2016
Reviewer, Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (ACM TOMM), 2015
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 2012 - 2015.
Associate Editor, The Journal of Future Game Technology, since September 2011.
Guest Editor, Special Issue on Cloud Computing for Multimedia, IEEE COMSOC MMTC E-Letter, Vol. 8, No. 6, November 2013.
Guest Editor, Special Issue on Real-time Multimedia Computing, Multimedia Tools and Applications Journal, July 2013. (With SooKyun Kim, and Vladimir Hahanov)
Reviewer, SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, 2014
Reviewer, IEEE Internet Computing, 2014
Reviewer, Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (ACM TOMM), 2014
Reviewer, ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications, Special Issue on Multiple Sensorial (MulSeMedia) Multi-modal Media: Advances and Applications, 2013
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2013
Reviewer, IEEE Communications Magazine, 2012
Reviewer, ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications (3 papers), 2012
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (2 papers), 2012
Reviewer, Multimedia Systems Journal, 2012
Reviewer, International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, 2012
Reviewer, ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications, 2011
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2011 (2 papers)
Reviewer, Multimedia Systems Journal, 2011
Reviewer, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2010
Reviewer, ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications (3 papers), 2010
Reviewer, Multimedia Systems Journal, 2010
Reviewer, Journal of Multimedia, 2010
Reviewer, IEEE Multimedia Magazine, 2009
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2009
Reviewer, ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications (3 papers), 2009
Reviewer, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2009
Reviewer, Journal of Advanced Media and Communication, 2009
Reviewer, Elsevier Information Systems, 2009
Reviewer, ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications, 2008
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2008
Reviewer, IEEE Multimedia Magazine, 2007
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (2 papers), 2007
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2007
Reviewer, ACM Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 2007
Reviewer, ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications, 2007 (2 papers)
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Computers (2 papers), 2006
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2006
Reviewer, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 2006
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Computers, 2005
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 2005
Reviewer, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), 2004

Conference Organization and Service

Co-Chair, Technical Program Committee, ACM SIGMM Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV), 2018.
Technical Program Committee Member, ACM Multimedia, 2017
Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), 2017
Technical Program Committee Member, ACM Multimedia Systems (MMSys), 2017
Technical Program Committee Member, ACM SIGMM Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV), 2017.
Technical Program Committee Member, ACM Workshop on Mobile Video (MoVid), 2017.
General Chair, Fifth IEEE International Workshop on Quality of Experience for Multimedia Communications (QoEMC 2016), in conjunction with IEEE Globecom 2016, Washington, DC USA, 8 December, 2016
Technical Program Committee Member, ACM Multimedia, 2016
Publicity Chair, Workshop on Quality of Experience-based Management for Future Internet Applications and Services part of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2016), 2016
Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME), 2016 Technical Program Committee Member, ACM Multimedia Systems (MMSys), 2016
Technical Program Committee Member, ACM SIGMM Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV), 2016
Technical Program Committee Member, ACM Workshop on Mobile Video (MoVid), 2016.
Chair, Multimedia Computing and Communications (MCC) Symposium, 2015
Publicity Chair. IEEE Workshop on Quality of Experience-based Management for Future Internet Applications and Services (QoE-FI) , part of IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE ICC 2015), 2015
Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE Workshop on Quality of Experience-based Management for Future Internet Applications and Services (QoE-FI) , part of IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE ICC), 2015
Technical Program Committee Member, ACM Multimedia Systems (MMSys), 2015
Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME), 2015
Technical Program Committee Member, ACM SIGMM Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV), 2015
Technical Program Committee Member, ACM Workshop on Mobile Video (MoVid), 2015
Technical Program Committee Member , The International Conference on Digital Telecommunications (ICDT), 2015
Co-Chair, Technical Program Committee, International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communication (ICNC 2014), 2014
Chair, Green Computing, Networking, and Communications Symposium (GCNC 2014), 2014
Publicity Chair, The 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Information System and Technology (ICIIST 2014), 2014
Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME 2014), 2014
Technical Program Committee Member, ACM Workshop on Mobile Video (MoVid), 2014
Technical Program Committee Member, ACM Multimedia Systems (MMSys), 2014
Technical Program Committee Member , The International Conference on Digital Telecommunications (ICDT), 2014
Invited Speaker and Panel Co-Chair, IEEE Globecom 2013 Workshop on Cloud Computing Systems, Networks, and Applications (CCSNA), 2013
Panelist, ACM Workshop on Mobile Video (MoVid), 2013
Publicity Chair, International Conference on Intelligence Fusion (ICIF2013), 2013
Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME 2013), 2013
Technical Program Committee Member, ACM Multimedia Systems (MMSys), 2013
Technical Program Committee Member, ACM Workshop on Mobile Video (MoVid), 2013
Technical Program Committee Member, International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI-2013), 2013
Technical Program Committee Member , The Eighth International Conference on Digital Telecommunications (ICDT 2013), 2013
Session Chair, IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2012), 2012
Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME 2012), 2012
Technical Program Committee Member, ACM Multimedia Systems (MMSys), 2012
Technical Program Committee Member, ACM Workshop on Mobile Video (MoVid'12), 2012
Publicity Chair, International Conference on Computer Convergence Technology (ICCCT 2011), 2012
Technical Program Committee Member, The Seventh International Conference on Digital Telecommunications (ICDT 2012), 2012
Chair, 14th International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (IMSA 2011), 2011
Session Chair, 6th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), 2011
Session Chair, International Conference on Advanced Research & Applications in Mechanical Engineering (ICARAME 2011), 2011.
Publicity Chair, International Conference on Computer Convergence Technology (ICCCT 2011), 2011 Technical Program Committee Member, ACM Multimedia, 2011
Track Chair, Distributed Multimedia Track, International Conference on Embedded and Multimedia Computing (EMC-10), 2010
Technical Program Committee Member, International Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV 2011), 2011
Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME 2011), 2011
Technical Program Committee Member, International Workshop on Pervasive Computing and Multimedia Systems (IEEE-PCMS 2011), 2011
Technical Program Committee Member, Sixth International Conference on Digital Telecommunications (ICDT 2011), 2011
Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC 2011), 2011
Technical Program Committee Member, International Workshop on Semantic Computing and Multimedia Systems (IEEE-SCMS), 2010
Technical Program Committee Member, ACM Multimedia Systems (MMSys), 2011
Technical Program Committee Member, ACM Multimedia, 2010
Technical Program Committee Member, International Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV 2010), 2010
Technical Program Committee Member, ACM Multimedia Systems (MMSys), 2010
Technical Program Committee Member, ACM Multimedia, 2009
Technical Program Committee Member, AfricaIMSA2010, 2010
Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC 2010), 2010
Session Chair, Multimedia Computing and Networking (MMCN), 2009
Technical Program Committee Member, Multimedia Computing and Networking (MMCN), 2009
Technical Program Committee Member, International Workshop on Semantic Computing and Multimedia Systems (SCMS), 2009
Technical Program Committee Member, ACM Multimedia, 2008
Panelist, "Content Distribution (P2P versus Infrastructure) and the Mobil Age", SPIE/ACM Multimedia Computing and Networking (MMCN), 2008
Session Chair, SPIE/ACM Multimedia Computing and Networking (MMCN), 2008
Session Chair, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME), 2008
Technical Program Committee Member, World Wide Web Conference (WWW), 2006
Technical Program Committee Member, World Wide Web Conference (WWW), 2005
Technical Program Committee Member, International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (IMSA), 2009
Technical Program Committee Member, International Conference on Optical and Wireless Communications (WOC), 2009
Technical Program Committee Member, International Conference on Distributed and Intelligent Multimedia Systems (DIMS), 2008
Technical Program Committee Member, International Conference on Optical and Wireless Communications (WOC), 2008
Technical Program Committee Member, International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (IMSA), 2008
Technical Program Committee Member, International Conference on Optical and Wireless Communications (WOC), 2007
Technical Program Committee Member, International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (IMSA), 2007
Technical Program Committee Member, International Workshop on Systems and Network Security (SANS), 2005
Reviewer, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2007
Reviewer, IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS), 2006
Reviewer, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2005
Session Chair, International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (IMSA), 2004
Reviewer, International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), 2003
Reviewer, International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), 2001

Service to Accreditation Agencies

Program Accreditation Panel Chair, The National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA): reviewing the Software Engineering Program at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 2017
University Accreditation Panelist, The National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA): reviewing University of Business and Technology, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 2017
University Re-Accreditation Panelist, Education Evaluation Commission-Higher Education Sector (EEC-HES): reviewing Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, December 2016
Program Accreditation Panel Chair, The National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA): reviewing the Electrical Engineering Program at Taibah University, Medina, Saudi Arabia, March 2016
Program Accreditation Panelist, The National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA): reviewing the Electrical Engineering Program at Prince Sattam University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 2016
Program Accreditation Panelist, The National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA): reviewing the Electrical Engineering Program at King Saud university, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 2015

Service to Publishers and External Universities

Book Proposal Reviewer, Elsevier, 2015
External Reviewer, Tenure and Promotion Faculty Application, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 2013
External Ph.D Dissertation Committee Member, Computer Science, University of Ottawa, Student Name: Atif Alamri, Date of defense: June 30, 2010
Book Reviewer, Thomson Learning, High Holborn House, London, Book Title: “Foundations of Multimedia, by Michael Macaulay”, 2007.

University Service

Member, University Educational Development Grant, Winter 2014
Member, President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Selection Committee, Winter 2012
Member, University Academic Senate, Fall 2008 - Winter 2010
Member, University Facilities, Support Services, and Technology Committee, Fall 2008 - Winter 2010
Member, College of Engineering Director of Business Search Committee, Fall 2009 - Winter 2010
Member, University Graduate Professional Fellowship Review Panel, 2008

College Service

Member, ECE-CS Curriculum Collaboration Committee, 2015/2016 - Current
Chair, College of Engineering Faculty Assembly (and College of Engineering Faculty Assembly Executive Committee), Fall 2010 - Winter 2012
Chair, Bylaws Subcommittee, Fall 2011 - Winter 2012.
Member, College Graduate Program Committee, since Fall 2011
Member, College of Engineering Faculty Assembly Executive Committee, Fall 2008 - Winter 2010
Member, Director of Business Affairs Search Committee, Fall 2009 - Winter 2010
Member, College of Engineering Distance Learning Task Force, Winter 2010
Member, College of Engineering Strategic Planning, Winter 2010
Member, College Computer Advisory Committee, 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008
Member, College Retention Committee, 2006-2007

Department Service

Chair, Faculty Search Committee, 2017/2018
Chair, Computer Engineering Committee, 2017/2018
Chair, Computer Engineering Taskforce, 2014 - current
Member, ECE Budget Advisory Committee, 2015/2016
Graduate Program Director and Chair of Graduate Committee, August 2011 - January 2013
Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, on a regular basis since Fall 2004
ECE Seminar Coordinator, 2014/2015
IEEE Faculty Counselor, 2006-2014
Member, ECE Future Directions Taskforce, 2014/2015 - Current
Ph.D. Preliminary Exam Coordinator, Computer Organization, since 2003
Ph.D. Preliminary Exam Coordinator, Data Structures and algorithms, since 2014
Member, Tenure, Promotion, Budget, and Salary Committee, 2006-2007
Member, Graduate Curriculum Committee, on a regular basis, Fall 2003 - Winter 2011
Member, Faculty Search Committee, 2004-2005, 2005-2006

Service on PhD and Master Committees

Member, Master Thesis Committee, Jianqiang Ou (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Master Thesis Committee, Date of defense: April 6, 2016
Member, Master Thesis Committee, Yudi Xie (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Master Thesis Committee, Date of defense: December 14, 2015
Member, Ph.D. Dissertation Committee, Kun Wang (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Date of defense: November 23, 2015.
Chair, M.S. Thesis Committee, Saleh Abdel-Gader Amareen (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Title: “Efficient Algorithms for Coding unit Size Selection in HEVC Using Entropy and Number of Blocks”, January 7, 2015.
Member, Ph.D. Dissertation Committee, Yuehai Xu (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Title: "Building a Scalable and High-Performance Key-Value Store System", Date of defense: August 27, 2014
Chair, Ph.D. Dissertation Committee, Musab Al-Hadrusi (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Title: “Design and Analysis of Scalable Video Streaming Systems”, March 18, 2013.
Chair, Ph.D. Dissertation Committee, Mohammad Alsmirat (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Title: “Maximizing Resource Utilization in Video Streaming Systems”, March 18, 2013
Chair, Master Thesis Committee, Jeff Ostrowski (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Title: "Characterization of Social Video", September 15, 2008
Member, Ph.D. Dissertation Committee, Massoud Hassan Alatrash (Electrical and Computer Engineering), October 24, 2013
Member, Ph.D. Dissertation Committee, Xiangping Bu (Electrical and Computer Engineering), June 25, 2013
Member, Ph.D. Dissertation Committee, Xuechen Zhang (Electrical and Computer Engineering), August 28, 2012
Member, Ph.D. Dissertation Committee, Jiayu Gong, Electrical and Computer Engineering), September 1, 2011
Member, Ph.D. Dissertation Committee, Minghua Xu (Electrical and Computer Engineering), August 30, 2010
Member, Ph.D. Dissertation Committee, Atif Alamri (Computer Science, University of Ottawa), June 30, 2010
Member, Ph.D. Dissertation Committee, Nassim Khaled (Mechanical Engineering), June 28, 2010
Chair, Ph.D. Dissertation Committee, Bashar Qudah (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Title: "Enhanced Resource Sharing for Scalable Video-on-Demand Services", January 26, 2009
Member, Ph.D. Dissertation Committee, Safwan Al-Omari (Computer Science), December 17, 2008
Member, Ph.D. Dissertation Committee, Mohammed Akkal (Electrical and Computer Engineering), September 4, 2008
Member, Ph.D. Dissertation Committee, Minghua Xu (Electrical and Computer Engineering), December 6, 2006
Member, Ph.D. Dissertation Committee, Song Fu (Electrical and Computer Engineering), May 14, 2008
Member, Ph.D. Dissertation Committee Haiying Shen (Electrical and Computer Engineering), March 29, 2006
Member, Ph.D. Dissertation Committee, Jianbin Wei (Electrical and Computer Engineering), July 10, 2006
Member, Ph.D. Dissertation Committee, Xiliang Zhong (Electrical and Computer Engineering), June 07, 2007
Member, Master Thesis Committee, David Wang (Electrical and Computer Engineering), November 3, 2010
Member, Master Thesis Committee, Mumtaz Dawoodi (Electrical and Computer Engineering), February 17, 2010
Member, Master Thesis Committee, Abdurrahman Arif (Electrical and Computer Engineering), January 29, 2009
Member, Master Thesis Committee, Renelius Bell (Electrical and Computer Engineering), November 17, 2008
Member, Master Thesis Committee, Jianbin Wei (Electrical and Computer Engineering), November 24, 2003
Member, Master Thesis Committee, Shixiang Zou (Electrical and Computer Engineering), October 29, 2004
Member, Master Thesis Committee, Abhishek Jindal (Electrical and Computer Engineering), June 30, 2004