I’m a 5th year PhD student. My research interests are in Internet Multimedia, I like to build systems that improve performance across the data and control plane of multimedia content, as well as systems which enable a better management plane.

Email: zakhtar at usc dot edu


Oboe: Auto-tuning video ABR algorithms to network conditions.
Zahaib Akhtar*, Yun Seong Nam*, Ethan Katz-Bassett, Jessica Chen, Ramesh Govindan, Sanjay Rao, Bruno Martins Ribeiro, Jibin Zhan, Hui Zhang.
To appear in SIGCOMM 2018

Context adaptive thresholding and entropy coding for very low complexity JPEG transcoding.
Xing Xu, Zahaib Akhtar, Wyatt Lloyd, Antonio Ortega, Ramesh Govindan.

DBit: Assessing statistically significant differences in CDN performance
Zahaib Akhtar, Alefiya Hussain, Ethan Katz-Bassett, Ramesh Govindan.
TMA 2016 and Elsevier Computer Network Journal 2016

Loss Differentiation: moving onto high-speed wireless LANs.
Ruwaifa Anwar, Kamran Nishat, Mohsin Ali, Zahaib Akhtar, Haseeb Niaz, Ihsan Ayyub Qazi.

Complexity scalable IDCT based approaches for power efficient video decoding
Zahaib Akhtar, Mehar Ali, Nadeem A. Khan, Jahangir Ikram.

(* equal contribution)