University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Multimedia Communications and Systems Lab

Technical Reports

Note: Links to technical reports that are associated with a published journal paper are listed with the journal paper's reference (below).

  1. J. Modares, N. Mastronarde, M. J. Medley, J. D. Matyjas, "UB-ANC: An open platform testbed for software-defined airborne networking and communications." [arXiv - full tech. report]

Journal Papers

  1. J. Sun, N. Sharma, J. Chakareski, N. Mastronarde, Y. Lao, "Hardware acceleration for post-decision state reinforcement learning in IoT systems," in review.
  2. F. Ghanei, J. Modares, N. Mastronarde, and K. Dantu, "Minimum energy coverage path planning for UAVs," in review.
  3. N. Mastronarde, N. Sharma, J. Chakareski, "Improving data-driven reinforcement learning in wireless IoT systems using domain knowledge," IEEE Communications Magazine, accepted.
  4. N. Sharma, N. Mastronarde, and J. Chakareski, "Accelerated structure-aware reinforcement learning for delay-sensitive energy harvesting wireless sensors," IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, Feb. 2020. [Link][arXiv - full tech. report]
  5. Z. Hajibabaei, A. Vosoughi, and N. Mastronarde, "Optimal power allocation for M-ary distributed detection in the presence of channel uncertainty," Signal Processing, vol. 169, April 2020. [Link]
  6. N. Sharma, N. Mastronarde, and J. Chakareski, "Delay-sensitive energy harvesting wireless sensors: optimal scheduling, structural properties, and approximation analysis," IEEE Trans. on Communications, Nov. 2019. [Link] [arXiv - full tech. report]
  7. J. Modares, N. Mastronarde, and K. Dantu, "Simulating unmanned aerial vehicle swarms with the UB-ANC Emulator," International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, vol. 11, April 2019. [Link]
  8. J. Chakareski, S. Naqvi, N. Mastronarde, J. Xu, F. Afghah, and A. Razi, "An energy efficient framework for UAV-assisted millimeter wave 5G heterogeneous cellular networks," IEEE Trans. on Green Computing and Networking, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 37-44, March 2019. [Link]
  9. S. Wu, R. Atat, N. Mastronarde, and L. Liu, "Improving the Coverage and Spectral Efficiency of Millimeter-Wave Cellular Networks Using Device-to-Device Relays," IEEE Trans. on Communications, vol. 66, no. 5, pp. 2251-2265, Dec. 2017. [Link] [arXiv - full tech. report]
  10. R. Atat, L. Liu, N. Mastronarde, and Y. Yi, "Energy harvesting-based D2D-assisted machine-type communications," IEEE Trans. on Communications, vol. 65, no. 3, pp. 1289-1302, March 2017. [Link]
  11. N. Mastronarde, V. Patel, J. Xu, L. Liu, and M. van der Schaar, "To relay or not to relay: learning device-to-device relaying strategies in cellular networks," IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 1569-1585, June 2016. [Link] [arXiv - full tech. report]
  12. K. Kanoun, N. Mastronarde, D. Atienza, and M. van der Schaar, "Online energy-efficient task-graph scheduling for multicore platforms," IEEE Trans. on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, vol. 33, no. 8, pp. 1194-1207, Aug. 2014. [Link]
  13. N. Mastronarde and M. van der Schaar, "Joint physical-layer and system-level power management for delay-sensitive wireless communication," IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 694-709, April 2013. [Link] [arXiv - full tech. report] [Source code]
  14. N. Mastronarde, K. Kanoun, D. Atienza, P. Frossard, and M. van der Schaar, "Markov decision process based energy-efficient on-line scheduling for slice-parallel video decoders on multicore systems," IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 268-278, Feb. 2013. [Link] [arXiv - full tech. report]
  15. N. Mastronarde, F. Verde, D. Darsena, A. Scaglione, and M. van der Schaar, "Transmitting important bits and sailing high radio waves: a decentralized cross-layer approach to cooperative video transmission," IEEE J. on Select. Areas in Communications Cooperative Networking -- Challenges and Applications, vol. 30, no. 9, pp. 1597-1604, Oct. 2012. [Link] [arXiv - full tech. report]
  16. N. Mastronarde and M. van der Schaar, "Fast reinforcement learning for energy-efficient wireless communication," IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, vol. 59, no. 12, pp. 6262-6266, Dec. 2011. [Link]
  17. N. Mastronarde and M. van der Schaar, "Online reinforcement learning for dynamic multimedia systems," IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 290-305, Feb. 2010. [Link]
  18. N. Mastronarde and M. van der Schaar, "Designing autonomous layered video coders," Elsevier Journal Signal Processing: Image Communication – Special Issue on Scalable Coded Media Beyond Compression, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 417-436, July 2009. [Link]
  19. N. Mastronarde and M. van der Schaar, "Towards a General Framework for Cross-Layer Decision Making in Multimedia Systems," IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 719-732, May 2009. [Link]
  20. N. Mastronarde and M. van der Schaar, "Automated bidding for media services at the edge of a content delivery network," IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 543-555, Apr. 2009. [Link]
  21. N. Mastronarde and M. van der Schaar, "A bargaining theoretic approach to quality-fair system resource allocation for multiple decoding tasks," IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 18, no. 3, Mar. 2008. [Link]
  22. N. Mastronarde and M. van der Schaar, "A queuing-theoretic approach to task scheduling and processor selection for video decoding applications," IEEE Trans. Multimedia, vol. 8, no. 7, pp. 1493-1507, Nov. 2007. [Link]
  23. N. Mastronarde, D. S. Turaga, and M. van der Schaar. "Collaborative resource exchanges for peer-to-peer video streaming over wireless mesh networks," IEEE J. on Select. Areas in Communications Peer-to-peer Communications and Applications, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 108-118, Jan. 2007. [Link]
  24. Y. Andreopoulos, N. Mastronarde, and M. van der Schaar, "Cross-layer optimized video streaming over wireless multi-hop mesh networks," IEEE J. on Select. Areas in Communications Multi-Hop Wireless Mesh Networks, vol. 24, no. 11, pp. 2104-2115, Nov. 2006. [Link]

Letters

  1. S. Wu, R. Atat, N. Mastronarde, L. Liu, "Enhancing coverage and spectral efficiency using D2D relays" IEEE COMSOC MMTC Communications - Review, ed. C. Shen, vol. 9, no. 4, Aug. 2018. [Link]
  2. N. Mastronarde and M. van der Schaar, "Energy-efficient delay-critical communication in unknown wireless environments," IEEE COMSOC MMTC E-Letter, vol. 7, no. 8, pp. 8-11, Nov. 2012. [Link]
  3. N. Mastronarde and M. van der Schaar, "Reinforcement learning for power management in wireless multimedia communications," IEEE COMSOC MMTC R-Letter, ed. C. J. Debono, vol. 2, no. 6, pp.3-4, Dec. 2011. [Link]

Conference, Workshop, and Demo Papers

  1. N. Accurso, N. Mastronarde, and F. Malandra, "Exploring tradeoffs between energy consumption and network performance in cellular-IoT: a Survey," IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Dec. 2021
  2. J. Hu, S. K. Moorthy, A. Harindranath, Z. Guan, N. Mastronarde, E. S. Bentley, S. Pudlewski,, "SwarmShare: Mobility-resilient spectrum sharing for swarm UAV networking in the 6 Ghz Band," IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking (SECON), July 2021. (26.4% acceptance rate.)
  3. J. Chakareski and N. Mastronarde, "Mobile-edge cooperative multi-user 360-degree video computing and streaming," IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP), Sept. 2020.
  4. N. Sharma, S. Zheng, S. Venkata, F. Malandra, N. Mastronarde, and J. Chakareski, "Deep reinforcement learning for delay-sensitive LTE downlink scheduling," IEEE Annual Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Aug. 2020.
  5. J. Sun, N. Sharma, J. Chakareski, N. Mastronarde, and Y. Lao, " Action evaluation hardware accelerator for next-generation real-time reinforcement learning in emerging IoT systems," IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI), July 2020.
  6. M. Rantanen, N. Mastronarde, J. Hudack, and K. Dantu, " Decentralized Task Allocation in Lossy Networks: A Simulation Study," IEEE SECON, June 2019. (28.6% acceptance rate.)
  7. C. Lee, N. Mastronarde, and M. van der Schaar, "Estimation of individual treatment effect in latent confounder models via adversarial learning," NeurIPS Workshops – Machine Learning for Health, Dec. 2018. [Link] (Among 6% of papers invited for spotlight talk.)
  8. O. Lahav, N. Mastronarde, and M. van der Schaar, "What is interpretable? Using machine learning to design interpretable decision-support systems," NeurIPS Workshops – Machine Learning for Health, Dec. 2018. [Link] (Among 6% of papers invited for spotlight talk.)
  9. M. Rantanen, J. Modares, N. Mastronarde, F. Ghanei, and K. Dantu, "Performance of the asynchronous consensus based bundle algorithm in lossy network environments," IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop (SAM), July 2018.
  10. N. Sharma, N. Mastronarde, and J. Chakareski, "Structural properties of optimal transmission policies for delay-sensitive energy harvesting wireless sensors," IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), May 2018.
  11. S. Wu and N. Mastronarde, "Coverage and spectral efficiency of device-to-device relay-assisted cellular networks," IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), May 2018.
  12. S. Naqvi, J. Chakareski, N. Mastronarde, J. Xie, F. Afghah, and A. Razi, "Energy efficiency analysis of UAV-assisted mmWave HetNets," IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), May 2018.
  13. S. Wu, P. Johari, N. Mastronarde, and J. M. Jornet, "On the photo-thermal effect of intra-body nano-optical communications on red blood cells," IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on Wireless Communications and Networking in Extreme Environments (WCNEE), pp. 645-650, April 2018.
  14. J. Modares, N. Mastronarde, and K. Dantu, "Realistic network simulation in the UB-ANC aerial vehicle network emulator," IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on Wireless Communications and Networking in Extreme Environments, May 2017.
  15. J. Modares, F. Ghanei, N. Mastronarde, and K. Dantu, "UB-ANC Planner: Energy efficient coverage path planning with multiple drones," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 2017.
  16. A. H. Memar, N. Mastronarde, and E. T. Esfahani, "Design of a novel variable stiffness gripper using permanent magnets" IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 2017.
  17. S. Wu, R. Atat, N. Mastronarde, and L. Liu, "Coverage analysis of D2D relay-assisted millimeter-wave cellular networks," IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Mar. 2017.
  18. J. Modares, N. Mastronarde, and K. Dantu, "UB-ANC Emulator: An emulation framework for multi-agent drone networks," IEEE International Conference on Simulation, Modeling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots (SIMPAR), Dec. 2016. [Source code]
  19. N. Mastronarde, J. Modares, C. Wu, and J. Chakareski, "Reinforcement learning for energy-efficient delay-sensitive CSMA/CA scheduling," IEEE Global Communications Conference (IEEE GLOBECOM), Dec. 2016.
  20. H. Chen, L. Liu, N. Mastronarde, L. Ma, and Y. Yi, "Cooperative retransmission for massive MTC under spatiotemporal correlated interference," IEEE Global Communications Conference (IEEE GLOBECOM), Dec. 2016.
  21. J. Modares and N. Mastronarde, "Poster: UB-ANC: A flexible airborne networking and communications testbed," ACM International Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation & Characterization (WiNTECH), Oct. 2016. [Link]
  22. J. Modares, N. Mastronarde, and K. Dantu, "Demo: UB-ANC Emulator: An emulation framework for multi-agent drone networks," ACM International Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation & Characterization (WiNTECH), Oct. 2016. [Link]
  23. P. Shome, J. Modares, N. Mastronarde, and A. Sprintson, "Enabling dynamic reconfigurability of SDRs using SDN principles," ADHOCNETS, Sept. 2016.
  24. N. Toorchi, J. Chakareski, and N. Mastronarde, "Fast and low-complexity reinforcement learning for delay-sensitive energy harvesting wireless visual sensing systems," IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (IEEE ICIP), Sept. 2016. [Link]
  25. P. Shome, M. Yan, J. M. Najafabadi, N. Mastronarde, and A. Sprintson, "CrossFlow: A cross-layer architecture for SDR using SDN principles," IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks (IEEE NFV-SDN), Nov. 2015. [Link]
  26. N. Mastronarde, V. Patel, and L. Liu, "Device-to-device relay assisted cellular networks with token-based incentives," International workshop on Device-to-Device Communication for Cellular and Wireless Networks, IEEE ICC 2015, June 2015. [Link]
  27. C. Wu, N. Mastronarde, and M. Gerla, "Incentive driven LTE content distribution in VANETs," The 14th IFIP Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net), June 2015. [Link]
  28. V. Patel, N. Mastronarde, M. J. Medley, and J. D. Matyjas, "Towards optimal priority and deadline driven scheduling in dynamic wireless environments," IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless and Mobile Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), June 2015. [Link]
  29. C. Ababei and N. Mastronarde, "Benefits and costs of prediction based DVFS for NoCs at Router Level," IEEE International System-on-Chip Conference (SOCC), pp. 255-260, Sept. 2014. [Link]
  30. K. Kanoun, D. Atienza, N. Mastronarde, and M. van der Schaar, "A unified online directed acyclic graph flow manager for multicore schedulers," 19th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC 2014), Singapore, Jan. 2014. [Link]
  31. N. Mastronarde, V. Patel, J. Xu, M. van der Schaar, "Learning relaying strategies in cellular D2D Networks with Token-Based Incentives," International Workshop on Emerging Technologies for LTE-Advanced and Beyond-4G, IEEE GLOBECOM 2013, December, 2013.
  32. N. Mastronarde, K. Kanoun, D. Atienza, and M. van der Schaar, "Markov decision process based energy-efficient scheduling for slice-parallel video decoding," 1st IEEE Workshop of GREEN Multimedia: Energy-efficient Multimedia Computing, Communication and Presentation (In conjunction with ICME 2013), San Jose, July 2013.
  33. O. Habachi, N. Mastronarde, H.-P. Shiang, M. van der Schaar, Y. Hayel, "A learning based congestion control for multimedia transmission in wireless networks," IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME), San Jose, July 2013.
  34. E. Jung, D. Gupta, N. Mastronarde, and X. Liu, "Network-congestion-aware video streaming: a rest-and-download approach," IEEE SECON, pp. 668-676, June 2012.
  35. N. Mastronarde, F. Verde, D. Darsena, A. Scaglione, and M. van der Schaar, "A decentralized cross-layer approach to cooperative video transmission," IEEE GLOBECOM, Dec. 2011.
  36. N. Mastronarde and M. van der Schaar, "Reinforcement learning for power management in wireless multimedia communications," IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME), July 11-15, 2011. (Also featured in the IEEE COMSOC MMTC R-Letter, Dec. 2011.) [Link]
  37. N. Mastronarde and M. van der Schaar, "Reinforcement learning for energy-efficient wireless transmission," IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), May 22-27, 2011.
  38. N. Changuel, N. Mastronarde, M. van der Schaar, B. Sayadi, and M. Kieffer, "Adaptive scalable layer filtering process for video scheduling over wireless networks based on MAC buffer management," IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2011, May 22-27, 2011.
  39. N. Changuel, N. Mastronarde, M. van der Schaar, B. Sayadi, and M. Kieffer, "End-to-end stochastic scheduling of scalable video over time varying channels," Proc. ACM Multimedia, Oct. 25-29, 2010.
  40. N. Mastronarde, M. van der Schaar, A. Scaglione, F. Verde, and D. Darsena, "Sailing good radio waves and transmitting important bits: relay cooperation in wireless video transmission," ICASSP, Mar. 14-19, 2010.
  41. N. Mastronarde and M. van der Schaar, "A new approach to cross-layer optimization of multimedia systems," ICASSP, Mar. 14-19, 2010.
  42. N. Mastronarde and M. van der Schaar, "Online reinforcement learning for multimedia buffer control," ICASSP, Mar. 14-19, 2010.
  43. N. Mastronarde and M. van der Schaar, "Online layered learning for cross-layer optimization of dynamic multimedia systems," ACM Multimedia Systems, Feb. 22-23, 2010.
  44. N. Mastronarde and M. van der Schaar, "Autonomous decision making in layered and reconfigurable video coders," Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Nov. 2009.
  45. N. Mastronarde and M. van der Schaar, "A scalable complexity specification for video applications," IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Oct. 2008.
  46. N. Mastronarde, D. S. Turaga, and M. van der Schaar, "Collaborative resource management for video over wireless multi-hop mesh networks," ICIP, 2006.
  47. N. Mastronarde, Y. Andreopoulos, M. van der Schaar, D. Krishnaswamy and J. Vicente, "Cross-layer video streaming over 802.11e-enabled wireless mesh networks," IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), vol. 5, pp. V-433- V-436, 14-19, May 2006.

Book Chapter

  1. Y. Andreopoulos, N. Mastronarde, M. van der Schaar, "Cross-layer optimized video streaming over wireless multi-hop mesh networks," Cambridge University Press 2007, ed. Benny Bing (Georgia Tech).

Contact

Prof. Nick Mastronarde: nmastron@buffalo.edu

Department of Electrical Engineering
226 Davis Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260

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