I am a Senior Lecturer at The University of Northampton, Northampton, teaching media technologies and interaction design as part of BSc Computing and Business Computing programmes. I also take upon the role of Academic Integrity Officer to promote academic standards. My current research topics include QoE and human factors in online multimedia, programmable networks, SDN/NFV applications, and immersive media. I am the Principal Investigator of the EPSRC project SDCN: Software Defined Cognitive Networking. I have over 50 publications in international conferences and journals including IEEE ComMag, IEEE J-SAC, IEEE J-STSP, and ACM ToM. I am a member of IEEE and ACM, and a Fellow of the HEA. I am an elected governor (volunteer) of Preston Hedge’s Primary School at Northampton with a special interest in ICT/computing curriculum.

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Academic and professional experience

The University of Northampton, Northampton, UK
Senior Lecturer      October 2015 – present
Lead of Centre for Intelligent Digital Infrastructure   2019 – present
Faculty Academic Integrity Officer 2019 – present
Senate member, Research and Enterprise Committee (REC) member
  2016 – 2019

Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
Research Associate, Senior Research Associate          August 2011 – September 2015

SSC ENPS T-Systems, Deutsche Telekom, Darmstadt, Germany
Research Intern          October 2005 – October 2006

Selected publications

Journals and book chapters:

  • Fawcett, L., Mu, M., Hareng, B., and Race, N., “REF: Enabling Rapid Experimentation of Contextual Network Management using Software Defined Networking”, in IEEE Communications Magazine, 2017
  • Mu, M., Fawcett, L., Bird, J., Jellicoe, J., et al. “Closing the Gap: Human Factors in Cross-device Media Synchronization”, in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing. 2017
  • Mu, M., Broadbent, M., Hart, N., Farshad, A., Race, N., Hutchison, D. and Ni, Q., “A Scalable User Fairness Model for Adaptive Video Streaming over SDN-Assisted Future Networks”, in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. 2016.
  • Mu, M., Simpson, S., Race, N., Niamut, O., Koot, G., Kaptein, R., Taal, J. and Mori, L., “Let’s share a story”: Socially-enhanced Multimedia Storytelling, in IEEE Multimedia. 2015
  • Mu, M., Simpson, S., Bojko, C., Broadbent, M., Brown, J., Mauthe, A., Race, N. and Hutchison, D. Storisphere: From TV Watching to Community Story Telling, in IEEE Communications Magazine. 2013
  • Mu, M., Ishmael, J., Knowles, W., Rouncefield, M., Race, N., Stuart, M. and Wright, G. P2P-Based IPTV Services: Design, Deployment, and QoE Measurement, in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. 2012

Conferences and workshops:

  • Fawcett, L., Mu, M., et al., SDQ: Enabling Rapid QoE Experimentation using Software Defined Networking, in IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IEEE IM), Lisbon, Portugal, 2017
  • Sani, Y., Mu, M., Mauthe, A., and Edwards., C., A Bio-inspired HTTP-based Adaptive Streaming Player, ‘GRAND CHALLENGE AWARD’, in the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2016), Seattle, USA, 07/2016
  • Mu, M., et al., QoE-aware Inter-stream Synchronization in Open N-Screens Cloud, in Proceedings of the 13th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (IEEE CCNC), Las Vegas, USA, 01/2016
  • Mu, M., Simpson. S., Farshad. A., Ni. Q., and Race. N., User-level Fairness Delivered: Network Resource Allocation for Adaptive Video Streaming, ‘BEST PAPER AWARD’, in Proceedings of 2015 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality of Service (IWQoS), Portland, USA, 06/2015

Honours and Awards

First Grant, UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), 2017-2019
Bitmovin Grand Challenge Award
IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), 2016
Innovation Fund, Santander Staff Research Award, The University of Northampton, 2016
Best Paper Award,
IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality of Service (IWQoS), 2015
PhD studentship, Agilent Technologies, 2003

Contact details

Dr Mu Mu
Portfolio Innovation Centre, St George’s Avenue
The University of Northampton
Northampton, NN2 6JD
United Kingdom
E-mail: mumu@ieee.org