Tom Jacobs

Director, Research Lab Manager

BigData Experience Lab, San Jose

Tom leads a systems technology focused lab in Adobe Research, where he has been since early 2007. His research interests include big data analytical services (including the Internet of Things), digital marketing solutions (ranging from predictive modeling, lifetime modeling, classification systems and prescriptive agents), platforms for delivering data science as a service, methods for analyzing rich-media content collections (including semantic analysis and rich media search) as well as advancing the techniques for delivering rich-media experiences (for example, next-generation content delivery systems, multi-view experiences and advanced digital rights management techniques).

Prior to joining Adobe, he was at Sun Microsystems (including significant time at Sun Labs) on IPTV, broadcast and internet streaming solutions as well as managing many other research projects. Inhisy very early days at Sun, he led the user interface toolkit (Xview) engineering team. He also worked at Xerox where he developed parts of the Star and ViewPoint systems.

Tom’s outside interests include: hiking, camping, traveling, skiing, and helping out in his son’s Boy Scout Troop as a Scoutmaster. He received his degree in Information & Computer Science from University of California, Irvine.