Expert Profile:  Alex Leung

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Alex Leung




Senior Enterprise Architect


Been with Akamai since:

June, 2015


Technology Experience:

Web performance 7 years. Media 7 years. Security 5 years.


Education Background:

Master of Science in Applied Physics, Stanford University

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics, Cornell University


Area of Technical Expertise:

Adaptive bitrate streaming (including HLS, HDS and DASH), UDP-based streaming protocols (such as Octoshape, QUIC and Astraeus). Mobile app performance acceleration. Mobile video players. Image optimization for responsive web.


At Akamai, what solutions do you typically work on?

Media Service Live, Media Service On Demand, Akamai Adaptive Media Player (AMP), Image Converter, Image Manager.


Where you can find me most often outside of work:

Snorkeling on coral reefs around the world.

What future technology are you most excited about?

Predictive Content Delivery, QUIC.


Bragging rights!

Supported some of the largest sporting events ever streamed on the internet, including T20 Cricket World Cup and Euro 2016.

Led the development of an image search engine using Apache Nutch and Apache SOLR.

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