Adaptive Multiplexing for Synchronous Multimodal Communication

Electrical and Computer Engineering
NYU Community Event

Speaker: Dr. Mohamad A. Eid

Host Faculty: Professor Ramesh Karri


Recent trends in multimedia applications strive to incorporate multi-modal media, such as audio, video, graphics, and Haptics to enhance the user’s experience. Recently, researchers have made significant progress in advanced multimedia systems by incorporating mixed reality environments and Haptics into the human computer interaction paradigm. The communication of synchronous multimodal media remains a challenge due to the different and sometimes conflicting communication requirements. In this talk, I would like to provide insights on haptic technology and synchronous multimodal interaction and propose an adaptive multiplexing framework and communication protocol for multimedia applications incorporating haptic, visual, and auditory, among other media data for non-dedicated networks. A standard description scheme for haptic-audio-visual applications, named Haptic Applications Meta Language (HAML) is described. Finally, I would like to overview my current research interests and vision for future perspectives.

About the Speaker

Mohamad Eid received the PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada, in 2010. He is currently an instructor and a research associate at the Division of Engineering, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He was a teaching and research associate at the University of Ottawa from June 2008 until April 2012. He has won several awards for academic and research distinction including Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Award of Excellence, University of Ottawa Excellence scholarship, and Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) scholarship. He is the co-author of the book: “Haptics Technologies: Bringing Touch to Multimedia”, Springers 2011, the co-chair of the 3rd International IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Services and Technologies for E-health (MUST-EH 2013), and has been a local organizing chair for Haptic-Audio-Visual Environment and Gaming (HAVE) for the years 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. His current research interests include Haptics and multi-modal human computer interaction, serious gaming and tangible interfaces, and biofeedback technologies.