Qualifications: Ph.D (Computer Engineering) – Florida Atlantic University, USA
Research Interests: Cyber Security, Encryption Protocols, Digital Multimedia Systems, Video Compression and Communication, Video Transcoding, Content Adaptation, Pervasive Media delivery
Dr. Rashad Jillani holds PhD degree in Computer Engineering from the Department of Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Florida Atlantic University, USA (2012).
His PhD dissertation is on scalable extension (SVC) of H.264/AVC (Advanced Video Coding) to reduce complexity by improvising motion estimation algorithms using machine learning techniques. During his PhD, he worked with Dr. Hari Kalva in the Multimedia Lab (mlab). During his doctoral research, he worked as Research/Graduate Assistant in FAU, where on various teaching and research assignments, he has taught different courses and participated in the RnD efforts on image and video processing.
His industrial and professional experience includes cyber security and building Application Security Platform that provides strong security throughout any enterprise and its connected partners. This service provides authentication/authorization modules based on digital certificates and role based access model.
Our research interests are in the areas of visual information processing that considers the entire video pipeline — capture, compression, communication, and consumption. We are interested in understanding how visual perception, cognition, and emotion can help optimize video services. One key area of focus is understanding and applying human visual perception, cognition, and social context to optimize video quality and reduce bandwidth needed for video services.
Dr. Rashad Jillani has extensive R&D experience in the area of video encoding, compression, and adaptation especially experienced in video encoding, H.264/AVC standard implementation including design and implementation of new low complexity video coding algorithms by employing machine learning techniques.
We are actively involved in research related to audio-visual compression and communication standards. Our work includes low complexity encoding and transcoding of HEVC, AVC/H.264, and AV1. A related area of focus is video encoding and delivery optimization for mobile devices. Applying and optimizing WebRTC for realtime services is another area of interest.
Dr. Rashad Jillani has extensive professional industry experience. He is a software engineer with over 10 years of professional experience in the full life cycle of software engineering starting from requirements gathering, design, prototype, development, testing and to the maintenance. He has advanced knowledge of developer applications, tools, methodologies and best practices (including OOD, design patterns, UML and Rational Rose). He has experience working in Scrum/Agile methodology and managing Git repositories.
From 2000 to 2005, he has served as a software engineer, where he was responsible for different phases of full lifecycle development of web based application security platform, innerGuard, from initial requirement gathering to design, coding, testing, documentation, implementation and integration.
During his stay in USA, he has worked in the following organizations in various capacities as an expert in digital media system.
Cybersecurity and IoT
Advanced Image Processing
Digital Image Processing
Data and Network Security
Object Oriented Analysis and Design
Data Security and Encryption
Introduction to Computing
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Senior member
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Professional member