Lingfen Sun
Profiles

Lingfen Sun

Associate Professor (Reader) in Multimedia Comms and Networks

School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (Faculty of Science & Engineering)

Role

Reader (Associate Professor) in Multimedia Communications and Networks, School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics.

Module leaders for NET303/NET502 (Multimedia Networking) and NET301/NET501 (Advanced Routing and Switching). Lecturer for NET105 (Introduction to Computer Systems and Networks.


Employability Lead for Computing in the School.
 
Principal Investigator for H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014, QoE-NET (innovative Quality Of Experience maNagement in Emerging mulTimedia services) (2015-2018), find out news release here .

Scientific Manager and Principal Investigator for the EU FP7 GERYON project (2011 - 2014).

Director of Studies/Supervisors for 8 PhD students.

 

Qualifications

PhD in Computing and Communications
MSc in Communications and Electronics Systems
BEng in Telecommunications Engineering 
Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Professional membership

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Member of IEEE

Roles on external bodies

Symposium Co-Chair for Communication Software, Services and Multimedia Applications (CSSMA) for IEEE ICC 2014 , 10 - 14 June, 2014, Syndey, Australia.

Award Board Member for IEEE MMTC (2012- 2014).

Chair of Quality of Experience Interest Group (QoEIG), Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC), IEEE Communication Society, 2010 – 2012 

Publicity Co-Chair of IEEE ICME 2011

Post & Demo Co-Chair of IEEE Globecom 2010.

Associate Editor (AE) for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (2016 - 2018).


Reviewer for journals:
- IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM)
- IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
- IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications   (JSAC)
- IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing
- IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management
- IEEE Communications Letters
- IET Electronics Letters
- ACM Computing Surveys
- Journal of Audio Engineering Society (JAES)
- Elsevier Computer Networks
- Acta Acustica united with Acustica
- Speech Communication
- Multimedia Systems

Book proposal review:
- IET
- John Wiley & Sons 

Grant/proposal review:
- EU H2020
- EPSRC, Royal Society, British Council, UK
- NSERC, Canada

PhD examination
- University of Surrey
- University of the West of Scotland

 

Teaching interests

Computer Networks
Distributed Processing
Multimedia Communications and Networking
Voice and Video over IP  

Research interests

Multimedia networks (e.g. VoIP, adaptive video streaming)

Mobile networks (e.g. resource allocation and mobility management)

QoE modelling and management for multimedia services 

SDN/NFV (e.g. network architecture, intelligent control/routing)

Applications of AI in communications and networking

Multimedia services in emergency communications

Multimedia applications for eHealthcare

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Current PhD/ResM students:

DoS, Mr. Achyut Parajuli (PhD on Quality Assessment for Secure Voice and Video over IP)
DoS, Mrs Amulya Karaadi (PhD on Energy Cooperation in Wireless Sensor Networks)
DoS, Mr Ibrahim Mohammedameen (ResM on Machine Learning for Resource Allocation in 5G)
DoS, Mr. Alcardo Barakabitze (PhD on Intelligent QoE control and management) 
DoS, Mr. Avsar Asan (PhD on QoE Business Models)
Second supervisor, Mr.  Federico Da Rold (PhD on cognitive robotics)
Second supervisor, Mr. Ali Al-nuaimi, Development and applications of robust speech recognition methods
Second supervisor, Ms Shaymaa Aljuboori (PhD on Enhancement of High Dynamic Range Images Rendering by Adaptive Local Contrast) 
Second supervisor, Ms Opeoluwa Balogun (PhD on secure eHealthcare schemes over Cloud)
Third supervisor, Mr. Mohd Bin Md. Khambari (PhD on video wireless transmission)


PhD Completions:
2017, DoS, Dr. Li, Liu (PhD on 'A QoE-driven Vertical Handover Management Framework for Multimedia Services over Wireless Networks')
2016, DoS, Dr. Ali Alfayly (PhD on QoE-driven LTE Downlink Scheduling for Multimedia Services) 
2015, DoS, Dr. Louis A Anegekuh on Video Content-based QoE Prediction for HEVC Encoded Videos Delivered over IP Networks 
2011 Second supervisor, Dr. Asiya Khan on Video Quality Prediction for Video over Wireless Access Networks (UMTS and WLAN)
2009 Second supervisor, Dr. Z Qiao on Enhancement of Perceived Quality of Service for Voice over Internet Protocol Systems
2009 Second supervisor, Dr. P Hu on A Framework for Bioprofile Analysis over Grid
2007 Second supervisor, Dr. Z Li on Resource-Efficient Strategies for Mobile Ad-hoc Networking

Grants & contracts

2015-2018

EU H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014, QoE-NET (innovative Quality Of Experience maNagement in Emerging mulTimedia services), €3.1M (€547K at Plymouth), PI

2011-2014

EU FP7 SEC-2011, Collaborative Project: GERYON (Next Generation Technology Independent Interoperability of Emergency Services), €2.5M (€478K at Plymouth), PI

2011

UoP, International Research, Networking and Collaboration (IRNC) Grant, £5,000

2010-2014

EU COST Action IC1003 QUALINET

2010

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) Travel Grant

2008-2010

EU FP7 – ICT on Networked Media, Collaborative Project: ADAMANTIUM (ADAptative Management of media distribution based on satisfaction oriented User Modelling), €2.6M(€310K at Plymouth), Co-Investigator and WP4 leader.

2006-2007

Funds from industry £18K for a project on voice/video quality for 3G networks (with £6K for sponsoring two MRes projects), Co-Investigator.

2003

IEEE Travel Grant $1000 for attending IEEE ICC 2003

2002

IEEE Travel Grant $1000 for attending IEEE ICC 2002

Research groups

  • Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research (CSCAN)
  • Signal Processing and Multimedia Communications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Robitza W, Ahmad A, Kara PA, Atzori L, Martini MG, Raake A & Sun L 2017 'Challenges of future multimedia QoE monitoring for internet service providers' Multimedia Tools and Applications , DOI PEARL
Al-Nuaimi AH, Jammeh E, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2017 'Higuchi fractal dimension of the electroencephalogram as a biomarker for early detection of Alzheimer's disease' Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2017, 2320-2324 Author Site , DOI
Al-Nuaimi AH, Jammeh E, Lingfen Sun & Ifeachor E 2016 'Changes in the EEG amplitude as a biomarker for early detection of Alzheimer's disease' Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2016, 993-996 Author Site , DOI
Anegekuh L, Sun L, Jammeh E, Mkwawa I-H & Ifeachor E 2015 'Content-Based Video Quality Prediction for HEVC Encoded Videos Streamed Over Packet Networks' IEEE Transactions on Multimedia 17, (8) 1323-1334 , DOI
Anegekuh L, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2015 'Encoding and video content based HEVC video quality prediction' Multimedia Tools and Applications 74, (11) 3715-3738 , DOI
Martini MG, Chen CW, Chen Z, Dagiuklas T, Sun L & Zhu X 2012 'Guest Editorial QoE-Aware Wireless Multimedia Systems' IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications 30, (7) 1153-1156 , DOI
Khan A, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2012 'Learning models for video quality prediction over wireless local area network and universal mobile telecommunication system networks' IET COMMUNICATIONS 4, (12) 1389-1403 Author Site , DOI
Khan A, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2012 'QoE Prediction Model and its Application in Video Quality Adaptation Over UMTS Networks' Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on 14, (2) 431-442 , DOI
Jammeh E, Mkwawa I, Khan A, Goudarzi M, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2012 'Quality of experience (QoE) driven adaptation scheme for voice/video over IP' Telecommunication Systems 49, (1) 99-111 , DOI
Koumaras H, Liberal F & Sun L 2012 'Quality of experience issues in multimedia provision' Telecommunication Systems 49, (1) 1-3 , DOI
Liberal F, Ferro A, Koumaras H, Kourtis A, Sun L & Ilfeachor EC 2010 'QoE in multi-service multi-agent networks' International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems 4, (2) 183-206 , DOI
Fajardo J-O, Liberal F, Mkwawa I-H, Sun L & Koumaras H 2010 'QoE-driven dynamic management proposals for 3G VoIP services' Computer Communications 33, (14) 1707-1724 , DOI
Khan A, Sun L, Jammeh E & Ifeachor E 2010 'Quality of experience-driven adaptation scheme for video applications over wireless networks' IET COMMUNICATIONS 4, (11) 1337-1347 Author Site , DOI
Jammeh E, Mkwawa I, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2010 'Type-2 fuzzy logic control of PQoS driven adaptive VoIP scheme' ELECTRONICS LETTERS 46, (2) 137-138 Author Site , DOI
Khan, Sun, Ifeachor, Fajardo, Liberal & Koumaras 2010 'Video Quality Prediction Models Based on Video Content Dynamics for H.264 Video over UMTS Networks' International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (Volume 2010) , DOI
Hu P, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2009 'A Framework for Bioprofile Analysis Over Grid' Systems Journal, IEEE 3, (4) 520-535 , DOI
Li Z, Sun L & Ifeachor EC 2009 'Range-Based Relative Velocity Estimations for Networked Mobile Devices' IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY 58, (4) 2095-2099 Author Site , DOI
Qiao Z, Ramesh KV, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2007 'A New Buffer Algorithm for Speech Quality Improvement in VoIP System' Wireless Personal Communications 45, (2) 189-207
Li Z, Sun L & Ifeachor EC 2007 'GPS-free mobility metrics for mobile ad hoc networks' Iet Communications 1, (5) 970-976
Sun L, Hu P, Goh C, Hamadicharef B, Ifeachor E, Barbounakis I, Zervakis M, Nurminen N, Varri A & Fontanelli R 2006 'Bioprofiling over grid for eHealthcare' Stud Health Technol Inform 120, 205-216 Author Site
Sun LF & Ifeachor EC 2006 'Voice quality prediction models and their application in VoIP networks' Ieee Transactions on Multimedia 8, (4) 809-820
Sun LF & Ifeachor E 2003 'New methods for voice quality evaluation for IP networks' Providing Quality of Service in Heterogeneous Environments, Vols 5A and 5B 5A-B, 1201-1210
Books
Sun L, Mkwawa I-H, Jammeh E & Ifeachor E 2013 Guide to Voice and Video over IP. Springer-Verlag London Publisher Site , DOI
Chapters
Koumaras HG, Fajardo JO, Liberal F, Sun L, Koumaras V, Troulos C & Kourtis A 2013 'A social relational network-based architecture for maintaining the media integrity and optimizing the quality of experience: A technical and business perspective' IT Policy and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications 1708-1729 , DOI
Koumaras H, Fajardo J, Liberal F, Sun L, Koumaras V, Troulos C & Kourtis A 2011 'A Social Relational Network-Based Architecture for Maintaining the Media Integrity and Optimizing the Quality of Experience: A Technical and Business Perspective' Social Computing Theory and Practice Interdisciplinary Approaches IGI Global Snippet , DOI
Ifeachor E, Hu P, Sun L, Hudson N & Zervakis M 2009 'Bioprofiling over Grid for Personalised eHealthcare for AD' 155-165 , DOI
Khan A, Sun L, Jammeh E & Ifeachor EC 2009 'Content classification-based and QoE-driven video send bitrate adaptation scheme' in Martini MG; Politis C ICST Publisher Site , DOI
Koumaras H, Liberal F & Sun L 2008 'PQoS assessment methods for multimedia services' Handbook of Research on Wireless Multimedia: Quality of Service and Solutions 316-351 , DOI
Conference Papers
Grigoriou E, Barakabitze AA, Atzori L, Sun L & Pilloni V 2017 'An SDN-approach for QoE management of multimedia services using resource allocation' , DOI
Asan A, Robitza W, Mkwawa IH, Sun L, Ifeachor E & Raake A 2017 'Impact of video resolution changes on QoE for adaptive video streaming' 499-504 , DOI
Al-Juboori S, Mkwawa IH, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2017 'Investigation of relationships between changes in EEG features and subjective quality of HDR images' 91-96 , DOI
Hu S, Sun L, Xiao C & Gui C 2017 'Semantic-aware adaptation scheme for soccer video over MPEG-DASH' 493-498 , DOI
Mkwawa IH, Barakabitze AA & Sun L 2017 'Video quality management over the software defined networking' 559-564 , DOI
Al-nuaimi AH, Jammeh E, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2016 'Changes in the EEG Amplitude as a Biomarker for Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease' 993-996
Al-Juboori S, Mkwawa IH, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2016 'Impact of tone-mapping operators and viewing devices on visual quality of experience' , DOI
Khambari N, Ghita B, Lancaster D & Sun L 2016 'QoE enhancements in IEEE 802.11e EDCA for video transmission through selective queueing' 85-90
Liu L, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2016 'User-centric QoE-driven vertical handover framework in heterogeneous wireless networks' , DOI
Liu L, Sun L, Ifeachor E & IEEE 2015 'A QOE-DRIVEN VERTICAL HANDOVER ALGORITHM BASED ON MEDIA INDEPENDENT HANDOVER FRAMEWORK' 51-58
Alfayly A, Mkwawa I-H, Sun L, Ifeachor E & IEEE 2015 'QoE-driven LTE Downlink Scheduling for VoIP Application' 603-604
Al-nuaimi AH, Jammeh E, Sun L, Ifeachor E & IEEE 2015 'Tsallis Entropy as a Biomarker for Detection of Alzheimer's Disease' 4166-4169
Anegekuh L, Sun L, Ifeachor E & IEEE 2014 'A Screening Methodology for Crowdsourcing Video QoE Evaluation' 1152-1157
Oscar Fajardo J, Liberal F, Mkwawa I-H & Sun L 2014 'Autonomous Adaptation Strategies for Multiuser Multimedia Transmissions in the LTE Uplink Energy and network performance driven clients for emergency professionals' 1717-1722
Hu S, Sun L, Gui C, Jammeh E, Mkwawa I-H & IEEE 2014 'CONTENT-AWARE ADAPTATION SCHEME FOR QOE OPTIMIZED DASH APPLICATIONS' 1336-1341
Anegekuh L, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2014 'Encoded Bitstream based Video Content Type Definition for HEVC Video Quality Prediction' 1296-1301
Oscar Fajardo J, Liberal F, Li F, Clarke N, Mkwawa I-H & Sun L 2014 'Performance-driven Evaluation for Deploying IMS-based Interoperability Scenarios' 3019-3024
Jammeh E, Mkwawa I-H & Sun L 2013 'HEVC/LTE: DELIVERING NEXT GENERATION EMERGENCY SERVICES' 317-324
Liberal F, Ramos M, Oscar Fajardo J, Goia N, Bizkarguenaga A, Mesogiti J, Theodoropoulou E, Lyberopoulos G, Koumaras H & Sun L 2013 'USER REQUIREMENTS FOR FUTURE WIDEBAND CRITICAL COMMUNICATIONS' 341-348
Mkwawa I-H, Jammeh E, Sun L & IEEE 2012 'MAPPING OF RECEIVED SIGNAL STRENGTH INDICATOR TO QOE IN VOIP APPLICATIONS OVER WLAN' 156-157
Mkwawa I-H, Sun L & IEEE 2012 'Power-Driven VoIP Quality Adaptation Over WLAN in Mobile Devices' 1276-1281
Alfayly A, Mkwawa I-H, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2012 'QoE-based performance evaluation of scheduling algorithms over LTE' 1362-1366-1362-1366 , DOI
Khan A, Sun L, Fajardo J, Taboada I, Liberal F & Ifeachor E 2011 'Impact of end devices on subjective video quality assessment for QCIF video sequences' 177-182-177-182 , DOI
Goudarzi M, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2011 'Modelling Speech Quality for NB and WB SILK Codec for VoIP Applications' 42-47-42-47 , DOI
Khan A, Mkwawa I-H, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2011 'QoE-Driven Sender Bitrate Adaptation Scheme for Video Applications over IP Multimedia Subsystem' 1-6-1-6 , DOI
Khan A, Sun L, Ifeachor E, Fajardo JO & Liberal F 2010 'An ANFIS-based hybrid quality prediction model for H.264 video over UMTS networks' 1-6-1-6 , DOI
Goudarzi M, Sun L, Ifeachor E & IEEE 2010 'Audiovisual Quality Estimation for Video Calls in Wireless Applications'
Mkwawa I-H, Jammeh E, Sun L, Ifeachor E & IEEE 2010 'Feedback-free Early VoIP Quality Adaptation Scheme in Next Generation Networks'
Khan A, Sun L, Ifeachor E, Fajardo JO & Liberal F 2010 'Impact of RLC losses on quality prediction for H.264 video over UMTS networks' 702-707-702-707 , DOI
Khan A, Sun L, Ifeachor E, Fajardo JO & Liberal F 2010 'Video Quality Prediction Model for H.264 Video over UMTS Networks and Their Application in Mobile Video Streaming' 1-5-1-5 , DOI
Khan A, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2009 'Content Clustering Based Video Quality Prediction Model for MPEG4 Video Streaming over Wireless Networks' 1-5-1-5 , DOI
Khan A, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2009 'Impact of Video Content on Video Quality for Video over Wireless Networks' 277-282-277-282 , DOI
Jelassi S, Youssef H, Sun L & Pujolle G 2009 'NIDA: A Parametric Vocal Quality Assessment Algorithm over Transient Connections' 106-+
Mkwawa I-H, Jammeh E, Sun L, Khan A, Ifeachor E & IEEE 2009 'Open IMS Core with VoIP Quality Adaptation' 295-300 , DOI
Khan A, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2008 'An ANFIS-Based Hybrid Video Quality Prediction Model for Video Streaming over Wireless Networks' 357-362-357-362 , DOI
Qiao Z, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2008 'Case study of PESQ performance in live wireless mobile VoIP environment' 1-6-1-6 , DOI
Li Z, Sun L, Ifeachor EC & IEEE 2007 'Range-based mobility estimations in MANETs with application to link availability prediction' 3376-3382 , DOI
Li Z, Sun L, Ifeachor EC & IEEE 2006 'Adaptive Multi-Copy Routing for Intermittently Connected Mobile Ad Hoc Networks'
Sun L, Hu P, Goh C, Hamadicharef B, Hess M, Ifeachor E, Barbounakis I, Zervakis M, Nurminen N & Varri A 2006 'Bioprofiling over grid for early detection of dementia' , DOI
Hu P, Sun L, Goh C, Hamadicharef B, Ifeachor E, Barbounakis I, Zervakis M, Nurminen N, Varri A & Fontanelli R 2006 'The BIOPATTERN Grid - Implementation and applications' Proceedings of the Uk E-Science All Hands Meeting 2006 637-644
Li Z, Sun L & Ifeachor EC 2005 'Track-based hybrid service discovery in mobile ad-hoc networks' 1274-1278
Qiao ZH, Sun LF, Heilemann N, Ifeachor E & ieee 2004 'A new method for VoIP Quality of Service control use combined adaptive sender rate and priority marking' 1473-1477 , DOI
Sun L & Ifeachor E 2004 'New models for perceived voice quality prediction and their applications in playout buffer optimization for VoIP networks' 1478-1483
Li Z, Sun L, Qiao Z & Ifeachor E 2003 'Perceived Speech Quality Driven Retransmission Mechanism for Wireless VoIP' Proceedings of IEE Fourth International Conference on 3G Mobile Communication Technologies, London, UK, 395-399
Sun LF, Ifeachor EC, IEEE, IEEE & IEEE 2003 'Prediction of perceived conversational speech quality and effects of playout buffer algorithms' 1-6
Sun LF, Ifeachor EC, IEEE & IEEE 2002 'Perceived speech quality prediction for voice over IP-based networks' 2568-2572
Sun LF, Ifeachor EC, IEEE & IEEE 2002 'Perceived speech quality prediction for voice over IP-based networks' 2573-2577