You can think of Conviva as an OTT professor — a teacher of the highest academic rank when it comes to knowing how to deliver the highest quality video possible. Conviva has written the papers that define the OTT industry and have academic intelligence and curiosity at the core. Conviva’s technology is exact, the data is exceptional, and the innovation is proven. Conviva is full of tenured experts with a focus on precision and academic integrity. Understanding how to leverage the internet as a mass-scale video transport medium has positioned Conviva to be the architects of experience.
Our most recent academic research has been centered around artificial intelligence – specially, artificial intelligence models for better understanding video on the Internet.
Conviva’s award-winning team of engineers and scientists have discovered and validated the need for a preemptive viewer experience optimization tool and quantifies and validates video quality impact on viewer engagement.
Dr. Zhang’s End System Multicast (ESM) research group at Carnegie Mellon pioneered the overlay multicast architecture and techniques to support scalable Internet video streaming. The award-winning Ph.D. dissertation of Dr. Ion Stoica, co-founder and chief technical officer, pioneered the first scalable architecture to manage QoS states in a distributed networking environment.
Dr. Stoica’s research group at the University of California, Berkeley has done pioneering research on building large scale, real-time cluster computing frameworks, and on enabling multiple frameworks, such as Hadoop and Hypertable, to seamlessly share the same cluster.
Dr. Zhang and Dr. Stoica have worked on new network architectures which enable direct control for routing data traffic, supporting network-level objectives, and providing network-wide visibility.
Y. Chu, A. Ganjam, T. Ng, S. Rao, K. Sripanidkulchai, J. Zhan, and H. Zhang , “Early Experience with an Internet Broadcast System Based on Overlay Multicast,” USENIX Annual Technical Conference, Boston, June, 2004.
K. Gummadi, R. Gummadi, S. Gribble, S. Ratnasamy, S. Shenker, I. Stoica, “The Impact of DHT Routing Geometry on Resilience and Proximity,” In Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM 2003, Karlsruhe, Germany, August 2003.
“A Case for a Coordinated Internet-Scale Video Control Plane”, Xi Liu, Florin Dobrian, Henry Milner, Junchen Jiang, Vyas Sekar, Ion Stoica, and Hui Zhang, ACM SIGCOMM 2012, Helsinki, Finland, August 2012
A. Greenberg, G. Hjalmtysson, D. Maltz, A. Myers, J. Rexford, G. Xie, H. Yan, J. Zhan, H. Zhang, “A Clean Slate 4D Approach to Network Control and Management” ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review. 35(5). October, 2005.
I. Stoica, R. Morris, D. Liben-Nowell, D. R. Karger, M. Frans Kaashoek, F. Dabek, H. Balakrishnan, “Chord: A Scalable Peer-to-peer Lookup Protocol for Internet Applications,” Proceedings of SIGCOMM’01, San Diego, August 2001.
“Developing a Predictive Model of Quality of Experience for Internet Video”Athula Balachandran, Vyas Sekar, Aditya Akella, Srinivasan Seshan, Ion Stoica, and Hui Zhang, ACM SIGCOMM 2013, Hong Kong, China, August 2013
K. Sripanidkulchai, A. Ganjam, B. Maggs, H. Zhang, “The Feasibility of Supporting Large-Scale Live Streaming Applications with Dynamic Application End-Points,”Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM, Portland, OR, August, 2004.
“Shark: SQL and Rich Analytics at Scale.”Reynold S Xin, Josh Rosen, Matei Zaharia, UC Berkeley; Michael J Franklin, Scott Shenker, Ion Stoica. SIGMOD 2013. June 2013
“Resilient Distributed Datasets: A Fault-Tolerant Abstraction for In-Memory Cluster Computing.” Matei Zaharia, Mosharaf Chowdhury, Tathagata Das, Ankur Dave, Justin Ma, Murphy McCauley, Michael J. Franklin, Scott Shenker, Ion Stoica. NSDI 2012. April 2012. (Best Paper Award and Honorable Mention for Community Award.)