Enjoying the day with my family at the Kennedy Space Center.I am a Senior Lecturer at The University of Northampton, Northampton, teaching media technology and interaction design as part of BSc Computing and BSc Business Computing programmes. As of Oct 2016, I am also a Senate member representing teaching staff of the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology (FAST). 

My current research topics include QoE and human factor in multimedia systems, adaptive media streaming, SDN/NFV applications, media orchestration, creative media as well as cognitive computing. I have over 40 research papers published in prestigious international conferences and journals. I regularly serve as a programme committee member or reviewer of several international conferences and journals. I am a member of IEEE and ACM.

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Academic and professional experience

The University of Northampton, Northampton, UK
Senate member, Research and Enterprise Committee (REC) member           October 2016 – present
Senior Lecturer          October 2016 – present
         October 2015 – September 2016

Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
Senior Research Associate          January 2013 – September 2015
Research Associate          August 2011 – December 2012

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, to appear 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

Bitmovin Grand Challenge Award, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), 2016
Innovation Fund, The University of Northampton, 2016
Santander Staff Research Award, The University of Northampton, 2016
Best Paper Award,
IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality of Service (IWQoS), 2015
Ph.D. studentship, Agilent Technologies, 2003

Contact details

Dr Mu Mu
Newton Building, St George’s Avenue
The University of Northampton
Northampton, NN2 6JD
United Kingdom
E-mail: mu.mu@northampton.ac.uk