Shivendra S. Panwar

With the support of the National Science Foundation, Shivendra S. Panwar, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has developed a new technology called streamloading that promises to improve spotty wireless streaming and data-hogging downloads. The process uses a format that splits the video into two layers—a base layer, which contains a coarse representation of the video, and an enhancement layer; users pre-download the enhancement layer onto their devices in a location where the wireless signal is strong and stream only the base layer at the time of viewing.