A Pseudo-Infinite Multimedia Storage System

Despite the ever-growing sizes of disks, multimedia files (e.g., videos) promise to quickly consume all such space and demand more. In this project we investigate ways to store nearly infinite amounts of multimedia files on a given storage system. This is achieved by successively re-encoding video files to lower bit-rates, smaller resolutions, and other parameters --- thus reducing the sizes of these files while minimizing user-perceived reduction in quality. A set of policies controls which files will get their size reduced, or even deleted, based on user preferences, frequency and recency of viewing, and more.

Past Students:

# Name (click for home page) Program Period Current Location
1 Vinay Pai PhD Sep 2007 - May 2011 Founder and CEO, MuCash, Inc. and Daily Giver (New York, NY)
2 Charles P. Wright PhD May 2003 - May 2006 Partner, Senior Software Architect, Illumon (New York, NY)
3 Kiran-Kumar Muniswamy-Reddy MS Jan 2002 - May 2004 Consulting Member of Technical Staff, Oracle Corp (Seattle, WA)