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Saman Zadtootaghaj

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Research Field
- Assessing and predicting QoE of Gaming Applications

 Research Topics

- Video quality assessment of computer generated content 

- Cloud Gaming Quality of Experience

- Deep learning-based quality assessment of image/video content

- Image/video quality enhancement  

Current Project:

Adaptive Edge/Cloud Compute and Network Continuum over a Heterogeneous Sparse Edge Infrastructure to Support Nextgen Applications (ACCORDION)

Past Project:

Methods and Models for assessing and predicting the QoE linked to Mobile Gaming (QoE-NET/MSCA-ITN Network)


Biography

Saman Zadtootaghaj is a researcher at the Quality and Usability Lab at Technische Universitat Berlin working on modeling the gaming quality of experience under the supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Moller. His main interest is subjective and objective quality assessment of Computer-Generated content. He received his bachelor degree from IASBS and master degree in information technology from University of Tehran.

He worked as a researcher at Telekom Innovation Laboratories of Deutsche Telekom AG from 2016 to 2018 as part of European project called QoE-Net. He is currently the chair of Computer-Generated Imagery group at Video Quality Expert Group.  

Roles: 

Chair of Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) at VQEG 

Local coordinator of HCID track of EIT master program 

Visiting Researcher:

MMSPG lab, EPFL (2017)

LST group, DFKI (2019)

Teaching experience:

Advance Projects at Quality and Usability Lab (Deep Learning for Video Quality Assessment and Enhancement) SS2020

Usability engineering exercise SS2017/SS2018/SS2019/SS2020

Quality and Usability Seminar (Applied statistic) WS 2019-2020

Quality and Usability Seminar (Gamification) SS2018

Teacher assistant: Multiagent (University of Tehran 2014), computer networks (IASBS 2011).

Talks: 

VQEG meetings at Nokia, Madrid, March 2018

VQEG meetings at Google (remote), USA, November 2018 

VQEG Meetings at Deutsche Telekom, Germany, March 2019

VQEG meetings at Tencent, China, October 2019

VQEG meeting, Online Meeting, March 2020 

Involvement in Standardization Activities: 

Active in the following work items:

ITU-T P.BBQCG: Parametric bitstream-based Quality Assessment of Cloud Gaming Services

ITU-T G.CMVTQS: Computational model used as a QoE/QoS monitor to assess videotelephony services

ITU-T G.OMMOG: Opinion Model for Mobile Online Gaming applications

Contributed to the following recommendations:

ITU-T G.1032: Influence factors on gaming quality of experience  

ITU-T P.809: Subjective evaluation methods for gaming quality  

ITU-T G.1072: Opinion model predicting gaming quality of experience for cloud gaming services  

Reviewed papers for TCSVT, Quality and User Experience journal, Journal of Electronic Imaging,  QoMEX 2017-2019, ICC 2019 and ICME 2020, PQS workshop 2016

 

Tools for Quality Prediction of Gaming Content:

NDNetGaming: Deep Learning based Quality metric for Gaming Content

GamingPara: Gaming Parametric based Video Quality Models

Implementation of ITU-T Recommendation G.1072

 

Datasets:

GamingVideoSet: https://kingston.box.com/v/GamingVideoSET

Cloud Gaming Video Dataset: https://github.com/stootaghaj/CGVDS 

Image Gaming Quality Dataset: https://github.com/stootaghaj/GISET 

 

Find me on ResearchGate, LinkedIn, Scholar, GitHub.


Address
Quality and Usability Lab
Deutsche Telekom Laboratories
TU Berlin
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7
D-10587 Berlin, Germany

Email:  
Tel:  +49 30 8353 58394

 

 

Publications:

An objective and subjective quality assessment study of passive gaming video streaming
Zitatschlüssel barman2018d
Autor Barman, Nabajeet and Zadtootaghaj, Saman and Schmidt, Steven and Martini, Maria G. and Möller, Sebastian
Seiten e2054
Jahr 2018
DOI 10.1002/nem.2054
Adresse Piscataway, NJ
Journal International Journal of Network Management
Monat may
Notiz electronic
Verlag Hoboken, New Jersey
Wie herausgegeben full
Zusammenfassung Summary Passive gaming video-streaming applications have recently gained much attention as evident with the rising popularity of many Over The Top (OTT) providers such as Twitch.tv and YouTube Gaming. For the continued success of such services, it is imperative that the user Quality of Experience (QoE) remains high, which is usually assessed using subjective and objective video quality assessment methods. Recent years have seen tremendous advancement in the field of objective video quality assessment (VQA) metrics, with the development of models that can predict the quality of the videos streamed over the Internet. A study on the performance of objective VQA on gaming videos, which are artificial and synthetic and have different streaming requirements than traditionally streamed videos, is still missing. Towards this end, we present in this paper an objective and subjective quality assessment study on gaming videos considering passive streaming applications. Subjective ratings are obtained for 90 stimuli generated by encoding six different video games in multiple resolution-bitrate pairs. Objective quality performance evaluation considering eight widely used VQA metrics is performed using the subjective test results and on a data set of 24 reference videos and 576 compressed sequences obtained by encoding them in 24 resolution-bitrate pairs. Our results indicate that Video Multimethod Assessment Fusion (VMAF) predicts subjective video quality ratings the best, while Naturalness Image Quality Evaluator (NIQE) turns out to be a promising alternative as a no-reference metric in some scenarios.
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