How Do Different Browsers Handle Network Delays?

Hamed is in China at the IEEE International Conference on Communication Technology (ICCT) where he will present his work “Quantifying the Influence of Browser, OS and Network Delay on Time Instant Metric Measurements for a Web Mapping Application”.

Many factors influence the quality of experience when using interactive web-based applications such as Google Maps. In this work, Hamed explores the influence of operating system and browser on network delays.

QxLab Grows with Two New Grants for 5G and Speech Research

Dr Wissam Jassim and Dr Alcardo (Alex) Barakabitze joined QxLab in October.

Wissam is a research fellow working on GAN codec quality prediction. His research is funded from a new grant awarded to QxLab by Google. He will be working closely with Google Chrome to develop a new speech quality model that works with generative speech codecs.

Alex is an IRC Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow developing QoE centric management of multimedia services and orchestration of resources in 5G networks using SDN and NFV.


Wissam and Alex will be based in the Insight Centre at UCD.

Alessandro at the Turing

Alessandro has temporarily relocated to London where he will be based at the Alan Turing Institute as part of an Turing-Insight research collaboration. The Enrichment programme sees a cohort of 54 students based at the Turing in London for 2019/20.

Spending time in London will give Alessandro access to the facilities of the Turing, based in the British Library. He will also have the opportunity to visit Queen Mary University of London where his co-supervisor Emmanouil Benetos is  based.

While in London, Alessandro will continue his PhD research using deep learning models to predict quality for audio archives.