I’m a 5th year PhD student advised by Ramesh Govindan. My research interests are in Internet Video and Multimedia Content Delivery.

 zakhtar at usc dot edu


Understanding Video Management Planes
Zahaib Akhtar*, Yun Seong Nam*, Jessica Chen, Ramesh Govindan, Ethan Katz-Bassett, Sanjay Rao, Jibin Zhan, Hui Zhang
To appear in IMC 2018

Oboe: Auto-tuning Video ABR Algorithms to Network Conditions.
Zahaib Akhtar*, Yun Seong Nam*, Ramesh Govindan, Sanjay Rao, Jessica Chen, Ethan Katz-Bassett, Bruno Martins Ribeiro, Jibin Zhan, Hui Zhang.
SIGCOMM 2018 [PDF][Slides]

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)