VR & AR


Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) applications are projected to be the next wave of “Killer Apps” in the 5G/6G wireless networks. VR/AR applications facilitate vivid immersive virtual and augmented reality experience and create tremendous new opportunities in many domains, including education, business, healthcare, and entertainment, etc. Many VR/AR applications involve streaming of 360-degree video scenes. Compared with the traditional video streaming, 360-degree video streaming requires much higher network bandwidth and much lower packet delivery latency, and user’s quality of experience is highly sensitive to the dynamics in both network environment and user viewing behaviors. Addressing these unique challenges, NYU WIRELESS professors and students are developing novel 360-degree video coding and delivery solutions to enable high quality interactive, on-demand, and live video streaming.

Current Research


Conference Papers


CitationResearch AreasDate

O. Kanhere, T. S. Rappaport, “Position locationing for millimeter wave systems,” in IEEE 2018 Global Communications Conference, Dec.2018, pp. 1–6.

5g and 6g apps, Localization, mmWave Channel Modeling, mmwave rappaport, Ray TracingDecember 1, 2018

An-Ti Chiang, Qi Chen, Yao Wang and Mei R. Fu. “Kinect-Based In-Home Exercise System for Lymphatic Health and Lymphedema intervention“, IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, 2018.

5g and 6g apps, Computer VisionDecember 1, 2018

G. Tian, Y. Liu, “Towards Agile and Smooth Video Adaptation in HTTP Adaptive Streaming”, in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Volume 24, Number 4, Pages 2386 – 2399 August 2016

360 Video StreamingAugust 28, 2018

Talal Ahmad, Edwin Reed-Sanchez, Fatima Zarinni, Alfred Afutu, Kessir Adjaho, Yaw Nyarko and Lakshminarayanan Subramanian. GreenApps: A Platform For Cellular Edge Applications. First ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS2018).

5g and 6g apps, Cellular networks, Software Defined NetworksJune 20, 2018

An-Ti Chiang, Qi Chen, Yao Wang and Mei R. Fu. Motion Sequence Alignment for a Kinect-Based In-Home Exercise System for Lymphatic Health and Lymphedema Intervention, 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2018.

5g and 6g apps, Computer VisionJanuary 1, 2018

Fanyi Duanmu, Yuwen He, Xiaoyu Xiu, Phillipe Hanhart, Yan Ye, and Yao Wang, Hybrid Cubemap Projection Format for 360-degree Video Coding, IEEE Data Compression Conference (DCC), Snowbird, Utah, 2018.

5g and 6g apps, Video CodingJanuary 1, 2018

Fanyi Duanmu, Yixiang Mao, Shuai Liu, Sumanth Srinivasan, and Yao Wang, A Subjective Study of Viewer Navigation Behaviors When Watching 360-degree Videos on Computers, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Expo (ICME), San Diego, California, USA, 2018.

5g and 6g apps, videoJanuary 1, 2018

Fanyi Duanmu, Yuwen He, Xiaoyu Xiu, Phillipe Hanhart, Yan Ye, and Yao Wang, “Content-Adaptive 360-degree Video Coding Using Hybrid Cubemap Projection,” IEEE Picture Coding Symposium (PCS), San Francisco, California, USA, 2018.

5g and 6g apps, Video CodingJanuary 1, 2018

E. Kurdoglu, Y. Liu, Y. Wang, “Perceptual Quality Maximization for Video Calls with Packet Losses by Optimizing FEC, Frame Rate and Quantization”, in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, December 2017.

5g and 6g apps, Video Optimization, Video transmissionDecember 28, 2017

Talal Ahmad (NYU) and Lakshminarayanan Subramanian (NYU), Virtual Cellular ISPs, 3rd Workshop on Experiences with the Design and Implementation of Smart Objects (Mobicom 2017).

5g and 6g apps, Cellular networks, software defined networkOctober 16, 2017

Fanyi Duanmu, Eymen Kurdoglu, Yong Liu and Yao Wang,
“View Direction and Bandwidth Adaptive 360 Degree Video Streaming using a Two-Tier System”,
in the Proceedings of International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), May 2017.

360 Video Streaming, 5g and 6g appsMay 1, 2017

F. Duanmu, E. Kurdoglu, Amir Hosseini, Y. Liu, Y. Wang, “Prioritized Buffer Control in Two-tier 360 Video Streaming”, ACM SigComm Workshop on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Network, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2017.

360 Video Streaming, 5g and 6g appsApril 13, 2017

F. Duanmu, E. Kurdoglu, Y. Liu, Y. Wang, “View Direction and Bandwidth adaptive 360 Degree Video Streaming using a Two-Tier System:, International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2017.

360 Video Streaming, 5g and 6g appsApril 7, 2017

F. Duanmu, E. Kurdoglu, Amir Hosseini, Y. Liu, Y. Wang, “Buffer-Based 360 Video Streaming Using A Two-Tier System”, ACM SigComm Workshop on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Network, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2017.

360 Video Streaming, 5g and 6g appsApril 7, 2017

Jen-wei Kuo, Jonathan Mamou, Yao Wang, Emi Saegusa-Beecroft, Junji Machi, and Ernest J. Feleppa, Segmentation of 3D High-frequency Ultrasound Images of Human Lymph Nodes Using Graph Cut with Energy Functional Adapted to Local Intensity Distribution, Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control (TUFFC), 2017.

5g and 6g apps, Medical Image AnalysisJanuary 1, 2017

E. Kurdoglu, Y. Liu, Y. Wang, “Dealing with User Heterogeneity in P2P Multi-party Video Conferencing: Layered Distribution vs. Partitioned Simulcast”, in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Volume 18, Number 1, Pages 90 –101, January 2016.

360 Video StreamingJanuary 1, 2016

L. Alon, W. S. Slovinsky, G. Y. Cho, D. K. Sodickson, C. M. Collins, M. Ziskin, T. S. Rappaport, C. M. Deniz, “mmWave Exposure Assessment using Magnetic Resonance Thermal Imaging,” in Bioelectromagnetics Society Annual Meeting, Asilomar Conference Center, California, USA, PA-147, Jun. 2015.

mmWave RadiationJune 14, 2015

T. Wu, T. S. Rappaport, C. M. Collins, “The Human Body and Millimeter-Wave Wireless Communication Systems: Interactions and Implications”, IEEE International Conference on Communications, Jun. 2015.

Medical, mmWave Radiation, mmwave rappaportJune 2, 2015

Yilin Song, Jonathan Viventi and Yao Wang, “Seizure Prediction Through Clustering and Temporal Analysis of Micro Electrocorticographic Data”, The IEEE Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium (SPMB), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2015.

MedicalJanuary 1, 2015

M. Campisi*, C. Barbre*, A. Chola*, G. Cunningham*, V.M. Woods^, and J. Viventi, “Breast Cancer Detection Using Flexible High-Density Electrode Arrays and Electrical Impedance Tomography,” 2014 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in

MedicalAugust 26, 2014

A. Rath, S. Goyal, S. Panwar, “Streamloading: Low Cost High Quality Video Streaming for Mobile Users,” in ACM 5th Workshop on Mobile Video (MoVid ’13), Oslo, Norway, 27 February 2013.

StreamloadingFebruary 27, 2013

Journal Articles


CitationResearch AreasDate

Hassan, S. Emad, et al. “A case study of mobile robot’s energy consumption and conservation techniques.” Security and Data Reliability in Cooperative Wireless Networks. Vol. 47. No. 10. Washington, DC, USA: Worth Publishers, 2018. 1-10.

5g and 6g appsDecember 1, 2018

S. Rangan, M. Mezzavilla, T.S. Rappaport, M. Polese, A. Zanella, A. Dhananjay, C. Kessler, M. Zorzi, “Public Safety Communications above 6 GHz: Challenges and Opportunities,” in IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 316-329, 2018.

5g and 6g apps, 6 ghz, mmwave rappaport, public safetyFebruary 14, 2018

R. Kumar, R. Margolies, R. Jana, Y. Liu, S. Panwar, “WiLiTV: Reducing Live Satellite TV Costs using Wireless Relays”, in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, February, 2018.

5g and 6g apps, Distributed Core, mobile edge, terahertzFebruary 1, 2018

M. Mezzavilla, M. Polese, A. Zanella, A. Dhananjay, S. Rangan, C. Kessler, T. S. Rappaport, M. Zorzi, “Public Safety Communications above 6 GHz: Research and Opportunities”, IEEE Access, November 14, 2017.

5g and 6g appsNovember 14, 2017

R.A. Shoureshi, J.R. Rizzo, and T.E. Hudson, “Smart Wearable Systems for Enhanced Monitoring and Mobility,” Advances in Science & Technology, vol. 100, 2017.

5g and 6g apps, Medical, mmWave RadiationOctober 1, 2017

T. S. Rappaport, “5G is About to Face a Reality Check,” Applied Wireless Technology, Volume 1, Issue 3, September 2017.

5g and 6g appsSeptember 1, 2017

R. Kumar, R. Margolies, R. Jana, Y. Liu, and S. Panwar, “WiLiTV: Reducing Live Satellite TV Costs using Wireless Relays,” in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications Special Issue on Advances in Satellite Communications, June 2017.

5g and 6g apps, Distributed Core, terahertzJune 1, 2017

S.A. Hosseini, Z. Lu, G.de Veciana, S. Panwar (2016). “SVC-Based Multi-User Streamloading for Wireless Networks”. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 34(8), 2185-2197.

StreamloadingApril 7, 2016

T. Wu, T. S. Rappaport, C. M. Collins, “Safe for generations to come: considerations of safety for millimeter waves in wireless communications”, IEEE Microwave Magazine, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 65-84, Mar. 2015.

mmWave Radiation, mmwave rappaport, Wireless CommFebruary 5, 2015

L. Alon, G. Y. Cho, X. Yang, D. K. Sodickson, C. M. Deniz, “A method for safety testing of radiofrequency/microwave-emitting devices using MRI”,Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Nov 2014.

mmWave RadiationNovember 25, 2014