Dr. Jessica Chen

Associate Professor
519-253-3000 ext. 3713
Office: L.T. 8100


  • BSc from Beijing University
  • PhD from Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

Research Interests:

  • Multimedia (online video streaming)
  • Data analysis and machine learning
  • Formal specification and verification (temporal logics, model checking)
  • Communication protocols
  • Software design and testing

Selected Publications:

Jessica Chen, Henry Milner, Ion Stoica, Jibin Zhan. Benchmark of Bitrate Adaptation in Video Streaming. ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality, Vol. 13, Issue 4, No. 22, pp 1-24, 2021.

Zahaib Akhtar, Anh Minh Le, Yun Seong Nam, Jessica Chen, Ramesh Govindan, Ethan Katz-Bassett, Sanjay G. Rao, Jibin Zhan. Improving Adaptive Video Streaming through Session Classification. ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality, Vol. 11, Issue 4, No. 21, pp 1-29, 2019.

Zahaib Akhtar, Yun Seong Nam, Ramesh Govindan, Sanjay G. Rao, Jessica Chen, Ethan Katz-Bassett, Bruno Ribeiro, Jibin Zhan, Hui Zhang. Oboe: auto-tuning video ABR algorithms to network conditions. ACM SIGCOMM 2018, pages 44-58.

Xiao Jun Chen, Rocco De Nicola. Algebraic characterizations of trace and decorated trace equivalences over tree-like structures. Theoretical Computer Science 254(1-2): 337-361, Elsevier, 2001.

Xiao Jun Chen, Giuseppe De Giacomo. Reasoning about nondeterministic and concurrent actions: a process algebra approach. Artificial Intelligence 107(1): 63-98, Elsevier, 1999.


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