Samira Afzal

PhD Student

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Short Bio

Samira Afzal has successfully defended her PhD on the 29th of July, at University of Campinas (UNICAMP). During her PhD, she had a collaborate with Samsung in a project with her research group in the area of mobile video streaming. She graduated the M.Sc. degree in Information Technology from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2011. During her master, she worked in the area of localization in mobile wireless sensor networks, and she was a researcher at Intelligence System Laboratory at Sharif University of Technology.

Research Interests

Mobile video streaming, video standards including codecs and network transport protocols (e.g., MMT, DASH, MPTCP, QUIC)
Augmented and virtual reality
Wireless communications and Cloud computing
Software Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization.


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  • [PDF] S. Afzal, V. Testoni, J. F. de Oliveira, C. E. Rothenberg, P. Kolan, and I. Bouazizi, “A novel scheduling strategy for MMT-based multipath video streaming,” in 2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference: communication qos, reliability and modeling (Globecom2018 CQRM), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2018.
    AUTHOR="Samira Afzal and Vanessa Testoni and Jean Felipe {de Oliveira} and
    Christian Esteve Rothenberg and Prakash Kolan and Imed Bouazizi",
    TITLE="A Novel Scheduling Strategy for {MMT-based} Multipath Video Streaming",
    BOOKTITLE="2018 {IEEE Global Communications Conference}: Communication QoS, Reliability
    and Modeling {(Globecom2018 CQRM)}",
    ADDRESS="Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates",
    KEYWORDS="Video streaming; MMT protocol; multipath streaming; path-and-content-aware


  • [PDF] [DOI] R. D. R. Fontes, S. Afzal, S. H. Brito, M. A. Santos, and C. E. Rothenberg, “Mininet-WiFi: Emulating software-defined wireless networks,” in Proceedings of the 2015 11th international conference on network and service management (CNSM), Washington, DC, USA, 2015, pp. 384-389.
    title={{Mininet-WiFi: Emulating software-defined wireless networks}},
    author={Fontes, Ramon Dos Reis and Afzal, Samira and Brito, Samuel HB and Santos, Mateus AS and Rothenberg, Christian Esteve},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2015 11th International Conference on Network and Service Management {(CNSM)}},
    series = {CNSM '15},
    year = {2015},
    isbn = {978-3-9018-8277-7},
    pages = {384--389},
    numpages = {6},
    url = {},
    doi = {10.1109/CNSM.2015.7367387},
    acmid = {2879040},
    publisher = {{IEEE} Computer Society},
    address = {Washington, DC, USA},
  • Contribution to the MMT standard: ISO / IEC JTC 1 / SC 29 N17977 ISO / IEC 23008-13 4th Edition MPEG Media Transport Implementation Guideline (IG)
  • S.Afzal, H.Beigy. “A localization algorithm for large scale mobile wireless sensor networks: a learning approach.” The Journal of Supercomputing 69.1 (2014): 98-120.
  • S.Afzal “Localization algorithm for large scale mobile wireless sensor networks.” Journal of Basic and Applied Scientific Research 2.8 (2012): 7589-7596.
  • S.Afzal “A review of localization techniques for wireless sensor networks.” Text Road Publication ISSN (2012): 2090-4304.