Mailing Address:
3104 Siebel Center,
201 North Goodwin Avenue,
Urbana, IL 61801
Contact Numbers: (217) 244-6624 - work phone, (217) 244-6869- fax
Email Address: klara AT illinois DOT edu
Group Webpage: http://cairo.cs.illinois.edu


BIOGRAPHY

Klara Nahrstedt is the Ralph and Catherine Fisher Full Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Computer Science Department, and the Acting Director of Coordinated Science Laboratory. She is the co-author of the textbooks "Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications", published by Prentice Hall 1995, "Multimedia Systems", published by Spring Verlag in 2004, and the author of the online book "QoS in Wireless Networks over Unlicensed Spectrum", published by Morgan & Claypool in 2012. She is the recipient of the Early NSF Career Award, the Junior Xerox Award, the IEEE Communication Society Leonard Abraham Award for Research Achievements, the University Scholar Award, the Humboldt Research Award, and IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award. She was the editor-in-chief of the ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems Journal (2000-2007), associate editor of ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (2005-2011), associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (2012-now), associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security, general co-chair of ACM Multimedia 2006, general chair of ACM NOSSDAV 2007, general chair of IEEE PerCom 2009, and Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor (2002-2012). She was elected to serve as the chair of the ACM SIG Multimedia (2007-2013).

Klara Nahrstedt received her BA in mathematics from Humboldt University, Berlin, in 1984, and M.Sc. degree in numerical analysis from the same university in 1985. She was a research scientist in the Institute for Informatik in Berlin until 1990. In 1995 she received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Computer and Information Science. She is the ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, and the Member of Leopoldina German National Academy of Sciences.



RESEARCH INTEREST
  • Communication Networks: Quality of Service(QoS) Support, Real-Time Protocols, Network Management, Guaranteed Services, QoS in wireless networks.
  • Mobile Computing and Communication: Mobility Patterns, Analysis of Mobile Behaviors, peer-to-peer mobile protocols for video traffic, group communication paradigms, mobile patterns in crowds
  • Resource Management: QoS-aware Resource Management, Soft-real-time Scheduling, QoS Languages and Translations, QoS-aware Middleware, Power-aware Scheduling, Stream-based Operating Systems
  • Applications: Multimedia Distributed Systems and Applications, 3D Tele-immersion, Mobile Group-based Multimedia Applications.
  • Tele-immersive Systems: Bandwidth management, View Management, Session Management, Quality of Experience, Synchronization, Open Flow.
  • Security: Multimedia and Internet Security, Quality of Protection, Wireless security in First Responder Systems, Security in Power Grid SCADA networks, Privacy in Mobile Phones


TEACHING
  • Fall 2012
    • CS598KN: Advanced Multimedia Systems
  • Spring 2013
    • CS423: Operating Systems Design
  • Spring 2014
    • cs414: Multimedia Systems Design
  • Earlier
    • CS414: Multimedia Systems Design [Spring 2010] [Spring 2009] [Spring 2008], [Spring 2011], [Spring 2012]
    • CS425: Distributed Systems [Fall 2009] [Fall 2008]
    • CS423: Operating Systems Design [Fall 2007] [Spring 2007] [Fall 2005] [Fall 2011]
    • CS241: System Programming [Spring 2007] [Spring 2006]
    • CS591FSN: Foundations of Systems and Networking [Spring 2010]
    • CS591SN: Systems and Networking Seminar [Spring 2010] [Fall 2009] [Spring 2009] [Fall 2008] [Spring 2008] [Fall 2007] [Spring 2011]
    • CS591KN: Seminar on Tele-immersive Systems [Spring 2008] [Fall 2007] [Spring 2007] [Fall 2006] [Fall 2005]

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