Location: Silicon Valley
Ovid Jacob assists with prosecuting foreign and domestic patents in the software industry. Mr. Jacob has 18+ years of experience as a software engineer and 5+ years of experience teaching physics at San Francisco Bay Area colleges.
Most recently, Mr. Jacob has been coding in python, implementing machine learning, data visualization with Tableau, SQL, Git, iPython Notebook and Matplotlib. He has also been web scraping, data cleaning, doing exploratory data analysis, linear and logistic regression, cross validation, test-train method, stochastic gradient descent, natural language processing, LDA, ROC, using Python, its associated libraries and SQL. He also constructed models using supervised and unsupervised learning techniques utilizing regression, classification, and clustering, as well as evaluated the models using cross-validation, precision/recall, and prepared visualizations and reports for presentation.
As a Quality Engineer, Mr. Jacob led projects for xVM Server, a Sun Microsystems virtualization solution; developed and implemented test plans for xVM Server testing; developed automation for testing browser user interface (BUI) using Selenium; implemented tests for Cacao (JMDK extension) agents for xVM Server, Ops Center, a data center provisioning solution; implemented WS-MAN tests for xVM Server, Ops Center; developed automated BUI tests for Ops Center using Selenium; integrated Selenium automation tests with CTI/TET test framework; and designed test bed automation framework for Ops Center.
Mr. Jacob has also written, tested, and checked in code fixes to Sun Grid Engine, a Sun Microsystems distributed resource management software, for update releases; re-designed framework, developed test automation for Tcl/Expect test suite used for qualifying Sun Grid Engine software; implemented XML parsing framework, tests; integrated Sun Grid Engine with Sun Control Station, a Sun Microsystems software application for provisioning OSes and monitoring network appliances; led integration of Sun Grid Engine with other Sun products: a server farm for Sun Rays (thin clients); Sun Blades; mail servers.
Mr. Jacob also performed network monitoring and modeling applications using SunNet Manager, CiscoView, HP Internet Advisor, SimPack, NetRule; as well as network modeling, applied queuing theory, modeling network traffic.
Mr. Jacob has led projects for qualifying Ethernet I/O devices: Gigabit Ethernet, Quad Gigabit Ethernet; compact PCI I/O devices; serial I/O devices; mixed Ethernet and serial I/O devices; performed code coverage analysis of network drivers; developed new tests for Layer 4 load balancing products; developed and automated existing test suites.
- Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, Carnegie Mellon University (1989)
- A.B., Physics, Princeton University (1982)
- Jacob, Ovid. System and method of applying power laws in optimizing network traffic. U.S. Patent 7,127,504, issued October 24, 2006.
- Zhu, Jie and Jacob, Ovid., Method and apparatus for measuring multi-connection performance of a server. U.S. Patent 7,007,086, issued February 28, 2006.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
- “Ethics in Data Science,” Speaker, Ethics in Data Science MeetUp, San Francisco, CA (February 2017)
- “PGE electrical consumption and solar power generation,” Speaker (October 2016)
- Series of lectures on physics and Kabbalah at Congregation Beth Sholom, San Francisco, CA (March 2012)
- “Scaling laws in network traffic,” Sun Microsystems, Santa Clara, CA (March 1998)
Publications Based on Doctoral Dissertation
- Ovid Jacob and Leonard Kisslinger, Phys. Lett. B243, 323 (1990).
- Ovid. C. Jacob and Leonard S. Kisslinger, Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 225 (1985).
- Ovid C. Jacob and Leonard S. Kisslinger, Confining Bethe-Salpeter Equation: A Light-Front Formalism, in “QCD, Theory and Experiment,” Edited by B. A. Campbell, A. N. Kamal, F. C. Khanna, M. K. Sundaresan, World Scientific Publishing, 1988.
- Leonard S. Kisslinger and Ovid C. Jacob, A Confining Light-Cone Bethe-Slapeter Equation, in “Nuclear and Particle Physics on the Light-Cone,” Edited by Mikkel Johnson and Leonard S. Kisslinger, World Scientific Publishing, 1988.
Publications During SLAC Post-Doc
- Ovid Jacob and Ronald J. Adler, Null Surfaces, Initial Values and Evolution of Spinor Fields, SLAC-PUB-7026, pp. 21, May 1995, J. Math. Phys. 37, (3), 1091, (1996).
- Ronald J. Adler, Brendan Casey and Ovid C. Jacob, The Vacuum Catastrophe (alias the Cosmological Constant Problem) for Undergraduates, Amer. Jour. Phys., 63, 620, (1995).
- Ronald J. Adler and Ovid Jacob, Null Surfaces, Initial Values and Evolution of Scalar Fields, SLAC-PUB-7025, pp. 18, March 1995.
- Ovid Jacob, When are Zero Modes Important? Phys. Lett. B347, 101 (1995).
- Ovid Jacob, Quantization of Gauge Field Theories on the Front-Form without Gauge Constraints II: Perturbation Theory and Renormalization, SLAC-PUB-64XX, pp. 21, March 1994, Phys. Rev. D51, 3017 (1995).
- Ovid Jacob, Quantization of Gauge Field Theories on the Front-Form without Gauge Constraints: The Abelian Case, Phys. Rev. D50, 5289 (1994).
- Ovid Jacob, Manifestly Parity Covariant Quantization of Quantum Field Theories, Mod. Phys. Lett. 9A, 3219 (1994).
- Ovid Jacob, Zero Modes in a c=2 Matrix Model, Phys. Lett. B324, 149 (1994).
- Ovid Jacob, Relation between Null-Surface Quantization and the Characteristic Initial Value Problem, SLAC-PUB-69XX, pp. 18, January 1995.
- Ovid Jacob, Comment on “Equivalence of Light-Front and Covariant Field Theory”, SLAC-PUB-68XX, pp. 5, December 1994.
- Ovid Jacob, Regularization Schemes for Null-Surface Quantization of Gauge Field Theories, SLAC-PUB-68XX, pp. 21, December 1994.
- Ovid Jacob, Null-Surface Quantization of Gauge Field Theories without Gauge Constraints, SLAC-PUB-67XX, pp. 9, November 1994.
- Ovid Jacob, Null-Surfaces Quantization of Quantum ChromoDynamics in the Heavy Quark Limit: The Quantum ChromoDynamics Renormalization Constants, SLAC-PUB-69XX, pp. 22, September 1994.
- Ovid Jacob, Null-Surfaces Quantization of Quantum ChromoDynamics in the Heavy Quark Limit: Leading 1/m_Q Calculation, SLAC-PUB-68XX, pp. 21, August 1994.
- Ovid Jacob, Quantization of Gauge Field Theories on the Front-Form without Gauge Constraints III: The Schwinger Model, SLAC-PUB-65XX, pp. 14, June 1994.
- Ovid Jacob, Heavy Quark Effective Theory of Quantum ChromoDynamics in Light-Cone Quantization, SLAC-PUB-63XX, pp. 11, July 1993.
- Ovid Jacob, Non-Trivial Topological Aspects of Quantum ChromoDynamics in Light-Cone Quantization, SLAC-PUB-60XX, pp. 12, April 1993.
- Ovid Jacob and Dharam Ahluwalia, Spin-Dependent Form Factors in j=3/2 Composites, SLAC-PUB-58XX, August 1992.
- Ovid Jacob, Parity-Conserving Light-Cone Quantization of Quantum Field Theories, SLAC-PUB-6188, hep-th9305076.
- Ovid Jacob, Discrete Symmetries for the Bound State Problem of Positronium in Light-Cone Quantization, SLAC-PUB-58XX, pp. 14, May 1992.
- Ovid Jacob and Alex Langnau, An Effective Kernel Method for Positronium in Light-Cone Quantization, SLAC-PUB-57XX, pp. 19, February 1992.
- Ovid Jacob, Constrained Light-Cone Quantization Applied to 1+1-Dimensional Field Theories: I. The Yukawa Model, SLAC-PUB-52XX, pp. 12, June 1992.
- Ovid Jacob, A Light-Cone Model for Mesons with Definite Angular Momentum, SLAC-PUB-56XX, pp. 21, August 1990.
- Ovid Jacob, Some Thoughts on Algebraic Graph Theory, December 1999.
- Mark Mosko and Ovid Jacob, k-Server Model, March 1999.
- Ovid Jacob, Scaling Laws in Wide Area Network Traffic, March 1998.
- English (fluent)
- Romanian (fluent)
- French (limited working proficiency)
- German (limited working proficiency)
- Italian (limited working proficiency)
- Spanish (limited working proficiency)
- Yiddish, Ladino, Hebrew (elementary proficiency)