Mu Mu


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I am a Senior Lecturer at The University of NorthamptonNorthampton, teaching media technologies and interaction design as part of BSc Computing and Business Computing programmes. I also take upon the role of Academic Integrity Officer to promote academic standards. My current research topics include QoE and human factors in online multimedia, programmable networks, SDN/NFV applications, and immersive media. I am the Principal Investigator of the EPSRC First Grant project SDCN: Software Defined Cognitive Networking. I have over 50 publications in prestigious international conferences and journals including IEEE ComMag, IEEE J-SAC, IEEE J-STSP, and ACM ToM. I am a member of IEEE and ACM, and a Fellow of the HEA.

Research Interests

Dr Mu has been responsible for teaching, research, and the management of several European and UK projects. He also led the R&D of the Vision online IPTV system and the Storisphere storytelling platform for prototyping and user evaluation of new designs and development of creative media, context-aware distributed systems, and web technologies.

Dr Mu’s current research interests cover the topics of QoE and human factor in multimedia systems, SDN/NFV applications, media orchestration, creative media as well as social and behavioral context integration. He published over 40 research papers in prestigious international conferences and journals, including IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Multimedia, ACM Multimedia and ACM Multimedia Systems. He regularly serves as a programme committee member or a reviewer of workshops, conferences and journals such as the Springer MMSJ, IEEE TMM, ACM MMSYS, ACM TVX, IEEE ICC, IEEE CCNC and Elsevier COMNET. Dr Mu also reviews books and project proposals.


Ahmed Basil; Computing (2018 - )
Intelligent networks for online video services

Murtada Dohan; Computing (2019 - )
Audience understanding in VR applications using eye tracking

Raghad Zenki; Computing (2019 - )
Touchless feedback to enhance the user experience in immersive media

Ola Alwan; Computing (2019 - )
Social-aware traffic planning
Djamel Benchaib; English and Creative Writing (2015 - )
Multilingualism and Language Change through Computer-Mediated Communication: The Algerian Users of Facebook and LinkedIn mixing Arabic, French and English.
Ahmed Janabi; Computing (2018 - )
Smart systems

Teaching Interests

  • CSY3010 Media Technology
  • CSY4010 Computing Dissertation
  • CSY2041 Quality and User-Centred Systems

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Lancaster University

Master, Technische Universität Darmstadt

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Research Output 2006 2019

Abstract Painting Practice: Expanding in a Virtual World

Goodyear, A. & Mu, M., 15 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conference typesPaperResearchpeer-review

virtual reality
visual artist
new media

Understanding User Attention In VR Using Gaze Controlled Games

Dohan, M. & Mu, M., 4 Jun 2019, p. 167-173. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to conference typesPaperResearchpeer-review

Virtual reality

A comparative study of the learning outcomes and experience of VR in education

Slavova, Y. & Mu, M., 1 Feb 2018, IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces: IEEE VR 2018. Germany: IEEE, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to Book/Report typesConference contributionResearchpeer-review

virtual reality
knowledge acquisition

Network delay and bandwidth estimation for cross-device synchronized media

Mu, M., Stokking, H., Den Hartog, F., Montagud, M. (ed.), Cesar, P. (ed.), Boronat, F. (ed.) & Jansen, J. (ed.), 26 Mar 2018, MediaSync: Handbook on Multimedia Synchronization. U.S.: Springer International, p. 649-676 679 p.

Research output: Contribution to Book/Report typesChapterResearchpeer-review

Mobile phones
Quality of service
Open Access
Video streaming
Network management
Telecommunication networks
Software defined networking


Best Paper Award

Mu Mu (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Honorary award

Bitmovin Grand Challenge Award

Yusuf Sani (Recipient) & Mu Mu (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Honorary award

Publons 2018 Peer Review Awards Top 1% in Field

Mu Mu (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Honorary award

SDCN: Software Defined Cognitive Networking

Mu Mu (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Honorary award

Activities 2017 2019

  • 27 Publication Peer-review
  • 3 Organising a conference or workshop
  • 1 Examination
  • 1 Invited talk

Westminster Higher Education Forum: Technology in higher education

Mu Mu (Speaker)
28 Mar 2019

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch

Quality and User Experience (Journal)

Mu Mu (Reviewer)
Apr 2019

Activity: Publication Peer-review and Editorial WorkPublication Peer-reviewResearch

ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (Journal)

Mu Mu (Reviewer)

Activity: Publication Peer-review and Editorial WorkPublication Peer-reviewResearch

Merged Futures

Iain Douglas (Chair), Triantafyllos Kanakis (Member of programme committee), Scott Turner (Member of programme committee), Mu Mu (Member of programme committee), Roy Wallace (Member of programme committee), Samantha Read (Member of programme committee), Daniel McCaul (Member of programme committee), Gary Hill (Participant), Andy Winter (Participant), Alison Goodyear (Participant), Christos Tsotskas (Participant), Sam Watts (Participant), Rob Fairhurst (Participant), James Belton (Participant), James Ladocha (Participant), Mark Holmes (Participant), Sam Gage (Participant), Alessandra Girardi (Participant), Inga Stewart (Participant), James Hyde (Participant), Steve Walsh (Participant), Becky Adams (Participant), Paul Mills (Participant), Trudy Bell (Participant), Charles Haynes (Participant), Rob Lewis (Participant), Darren Sharp (Participant), Rosemary Slootweg (Participant), Phil Spokes (Participant), Ricky O'Donnell (Participant)
14 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopOrganising a conference or workshopResearch


ACM Multimedia Conference

Mu Mu (Member of programme committee)
Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopOrganising a conference or workshopResearch

Press / Media

Designing VR for Cognitive Load

Mu Mu


1 Media contribution