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Joint USC/Sprint Nextel Team Wins IIH-MSP 2006 Best Paper Award

January 02, 2007 —

Left - Dr. Wai-Chi Fang, Conference Chair
Right - Mr. Yongjin Cho
A joint USC/Sprint Nextel research team won a Best Paper Award at the recent International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIH-MSP 2006) sponsored and organized by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. The award was made in December 2006 at the conference, held in Pasadena, California.

Mr. Yongjin Cho (right in the photo), a PhD student of USC/EE under the supervision of Professor Jay Kuo, received the award certificate from the Conference General Chair, Dr. Wai-Chi Fang (left in the photo) on behalf of the team during the award banquet.

The title of the best paper is "Video Streaming over Third Generation (3G) Networks with GOP-Based Priority Scheduling." The work is co-authored by a USC team led by Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Professor C.-C. Jay Kuo with his two Ph.D. students, Yongjin Cho and Do-Kyoung Kwon, and a Sprint Nextel research team from their Advanced Technology Labs in Burlingame, CA, including Renxiang Huang, Claudio Lima, James J. Pan and Jim D. Black.

The USC and Sprint Nextel research collaboration began in the Summer of 2005. The overall objective of the joint project is to deliver high quality IP-based video over 3G cellular networks.