The Internet Media Group research activity focuses on multimedia (speech, audio, video) processing and transmission over communication networks. As interdisciplinary as required by modern technology and services, this group studies and proposes advanced techniques for multimedia applications such as streaming, videoconferencing, voice over IP, that guarantee optimal utilization of network resources and high perceptive quality for the end-user. The main focus is on state-of-the-art multimedia coding formats (voice, audio, video) and data delivery over IP packet networks, as well as media quality assessment for which the group is very active in the JEG-Hybrid working group of VQEG.
The Internet Media Group is also very active in the topics of knowledge sharing. In particular, with regards to free software, prof. Angelo Raffaele Meo (former president of the Academy of Sciences of Torino) was the president of the “Commissione Ministeriale sull’Open Source” with the aim to study the impact of the adoption of the open source in the Italian public administration. While, with regards to Internet/Web Science in general, prof. Juan Carlos De Martin is the co-founder and co-director of the NEXA Center for Internet & Society at the Politecnico di Torino-DAUIN.