Jacob Augustine 
       PhD (IISc), MTech (IITM)
         Professor, CSE
        Computer Networks, Data, Image and Video Compression
        E-mail ID: jacob.augustine@cmrit.ac.in
        Mobile No: +91-9845118977


Academics and Research
  • 2018 Aug – 2018 Dec - Visiting Faculty at Dept. of CSE at PESIT. Taught Computer Networks for 5 Sem UG  Computer Science students.

· 2002 April -  2004 May – Technical Lead – HPLab Projects from HP STSD Bangalore

o    Project on Mutually Immersive Mobile Telepresence. An extended team of Norm Jouppi’s in HPL, Palo Alto

· 1998- 1999 Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

o    Post Doctoral Fellow in Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engg.

o    Worked on Image compression algorithms

o    Worked with Asim J Al-Khalili, and William Lynch (Current Dept. Chair) and Yuke Wang

· 1986–1991: Regional Engineering College  Calicut (currently NITC)

o    Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer

o    Taught Several BTech and some MTech courses, Guided several BTech and MTech projects.

·   Attended Training of one-month duration: “Instructional Techniques and Educational Psychology,” Technical Teachers Training Institute, Chennai, Sept. 1988.

Administrative and organizational activities related to academics

  • Alumni activities: Occupied position of Treasurer, Secretary and Editor of NITCAA (National Institute of Technology Calicut Alumni Association) while working as faculty at NIT Calicut. One Term served as President of NITCAA Bangalore Chapter.
  • Handled several campus and onsite recruitments (hired more 300+). PSG, IITM, TKM Quilon, JNTU Hyderabad.
  • Handled few organization wide initiatives; Knowledge Management program run by office of CTO HP STSD Bangalore (HP-Expert at PESIT), University Relationship (SJCE Mysore)
  • Resident warden (staying in UG hostel) for 2 years during early years of faculty job at NIT Calicut


·         2002 April– 2018 Oct         Hewlett-Packard-STSD-Aruba Networking, Bangalore

o    R&D Manager HP Networking (Aruba Networking) (2008 Oct - 2018 Oct)

§  Switch software – DHCP Server

§  Software Defined Networking - SDN Controller, SDN APPS-HP Network Optimizer and Network Protector

§  Network management products-PCM, NA drivers

o    JVM (Java Virtual Machine) on HP-UX/NonStop (NSK) platforms. Part of Java, Tools and Compiler Lab (JCTL) of HPUnix

·         1999 – 2002:  Principal Engineer – Multimedia, Sasken Communication Technologies Limited, Bangalore

o    Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS) Stack Development.

o    Handled Projects in multimedia codecs: H.261, MPEG4 Video and Audio, JPEG, JPEG2000 Image Codecs

o    Member of management committee of multimedia codecs group (MCG) at Sasken..

o    Participation in International standardization activities (ISO SC29/WG1). Still Image Compression standards (JPEG, JPEG2000, JBIG).

Areas of Interest in Teaching

Computer Networks,  Logic Design, Data Structures and Algorithms, Image and Video Compression

Areas of Interest in Research

  • Data, Image and Video Compression
  • PhD Thesis (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)
    • Switching Theoretic Approach to Image Compression
US Patent No. 7,437,007 awarded on 14-Oct-2008. Region-of-Interest Editing of Video Stream in the Compressed Domain.

Invited Talks

·     Talk on Software Defined Network – SDN, Faculty Development Program organized by IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Bangalore Chapter at M S Ramaiah Inst. Of Technology (affiliated to VTU), July 2016.

·     Tutorial Presented: Jacob Augustine and B. Jagadeesh,"Image and Video Coding Standards for Multimedia," Tutorial in 8th International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communications (ADCOM 2000), Cochin, December 14-16, 2000.