Nicholas Mastronarde

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Energy-Efficient Multimedia Systems, Resource Allocation and Scheduling in Wireless Networks and Systems, Parallel Video Encoding and Decoding, Dynamic Power Management, Cross-Layer Design and Optimization, Markov Decision Processes, Reinforcement Learning.

Contact Information

226 Davis Hall

Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-1537

Email: nmastron@buffalo.edu

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Technical Reports

Note: Links to technical reports that are associated with a published journal paper are listed with the journal paper's reference (below).

  1. N. Mastronarde, V. Patel, J. Xu, and M. van der Schaar, "To relay or not to relay: learning relaying strategies in cellular device-to-device networks," Technical Report. [arXiv - full tech. report
Journal Papers
  1. N. Mastronarde and M. van der Schaar, "Joint physical-layer and system-level power management for delay-sensitive wireless communication," IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 694-709, April 2013. [Link] [arXiv - full tech. report] [Source code]
  2. N. Mastronarde, K. Kanoun, D. Atienza, P. Frossard, and M. van der Schaar, "Markov decision process based energy-efficient on-line scheduling for slice-parallel video decoders on multicore systems,"IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 268-278, Feb. 2013. [Link] [arXiv - full tech. report]
  3. N. Mastronarde, F. Verde, D. Darsena, A. Scaglione, and M. van der Schaar, "Transmitting important bits and sailing high radio waves: a decentralized cross-layer approach to cooperative video transmission," IEEE J. on Select. Areas in Communications Cooperative Networking -- Challenges and Applications, vol. 30, no. 9, pp. 1597-1604, Oct. 2012. [Link] [arXiv - full tech. report]
  4. N. Mastronarde and M. van der Schaar, "Online reinforcement learning for dynamic multimedia systems," IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 290-305, Feb. 2010. [Link]
  5. N. Mastronarde and M. van der Schaar, "Designing autonomous layered video coders," Elsevier Journal Signal Processing: Image Communication – Special Issue on Scalable Coded Media Beyond Compression, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 417-436, July 2009. [Link]
  6. N. Mastronarde and M. van der Schaar, "Towards a General Framework for Cross-Layer Decision Making in Multimedia Systems," IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 719-732, May 2009. [Link]
  7. N. Mastronarde and M. van der Schaar, "Automated bidding for media services at the edge of a content delivery network," IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 543-555, Apr. 2009. [Link]
  8. N. Mastronarde and M. van der Schaar, "A bargaining theoretic approach to quality-fair system resource allocation for multiple decoding tasks," IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 18, no. 3, Mar. 2008. [Link]
  9. N. Mastronarde and M. van der Schaar, "A queuing-theoretic approach to task scheduling and processor selection for video decoding applications," IEEE Trans. Multimedia, vol. 8, no. 7, pp. 1493-1507, Nov. 2007. [Link]
  10. N. Mastronarde, D. S. Turaga, and M. van der Schaar. "Collaborative resource exchanges for peer-to-peer video streaming over wireless mesh networks," IEEE J. on Select. Areas in Communications Peer-to-peer Communications and Applications, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 108-118, Jan. 2007. [Link]
  11. Y. Andreopoulos, N. Mastronarde, and M. van der Schaar, "Cross-layer optimized video streaming over wireless multi-hop mesh networks," IEEE J. on Select. Areas in Communications Multi-Hop Wireless Mesh Networks, vol. 24, no. 11, pp. 2104-2115, Nov. 2006. [Link]