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Jim Kosmach

Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Building & Room:

1013 SEO


851 S. Morgan St, MC 154, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 413-9460


Research Interests

Professor Kosmach’s primary research interest is in signal processing and communications. Topics of research include image and video processing, video compression, computer vision, and machine learning.

Selected Publications


Kosmach, Lengwehasatit, Veselinovic, Sherwood, and Neff, “Introduction to the OpenCore Video Components Used in the Android Platform,” 1st International Workshop on Video Coding and Video Processing, Shenzhen, China, November 26-28, 2008.

Tapia, Kosmach, Veselinovic, Sherwood, and Neff, “Introduction to the OpenCore Audio Components Used in the Android Platform,” AES 34th International Conference, Jeju Island, Korea, August 28-30, 2008.

Kosmach and Wicker, “Reconfigurable Two–Stage Trellis Decoding for Reed–Solomon Codes,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Communications, June 6 – 10, 1999, Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

Kosmach and Wicker, “Algebraic–Sequential Reed–Solomon Trellis Decoding,” Proceedings of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, May 16 – 20, 1999, Houston, Texas.

Kosmach, “Soft Decision Decoding of Reed Solomon Codes for Mobile Messaging Systems,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Georgia Institute of Technology, December 1998.

Wicker and Kosmach, “Advances in the Soft Decision Decoding of Reed–Solomon Codes,” Proceedings of the 1997 IEEE Pacific Rim Conference for Communications, Computers, and Signal Processing, Victoria, British Columbia, August 20 – 22, 1997.

Auyueng, Kosmach, Orchard, and Kalafatis, “Overlapped block motion compensation,” SPIE Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing Proceedings, vol. 1818, pp. 561-572, November 1992.


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998

M.S. in Electrical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, 1990

B.S., Electrical Engineering
Louisiana Tech University, 1988

Professional Memberships

IEEE Member

Intellectual Property

Kosmach, Kowshik, Lin, Francisco, Timmons, and Rossi, “Methods and Systems for Visually Deemphasizing a Displayed Persona,” U.S. Patent 9,671,931, June 6, 2017.

Al-shaykh, Johnson, Rossi, Sonawane, Kosmach, and June, “System and Method for Receiving Broadcast Multimedia on a Mobile Device,” U.S. Patent 9,661,383, May 23, 2017.

Luessi, Katsaggelos, Veselinovic, Lengwehasatit, and Kosmach, “System and Method for Frame Interpolation for a Compressed Video Bitstream,” Filed 2008, pending.

Kosmach and Fontaine, “Method and apparatus for assigning bit metrics for soft decision decoding,” U.S. Patent 7,054,386, May 30, 2006.

Levin, Kosmach, and Djordjevic, “Method of identifying an improved configuration for a communication system using coding gain and an apparatus therefore,” U.S. Patent 6,625,777, September 23, 2003.

Kosmach, “Method and apparatus for decoding a data packet,” U.S. Patent 5,996,110, November 30, 1999.

Auyeung, Levine, Kosmach, “Method, rate controller, and system for preventing overflow and underflow of a decoder buffer in a video compression system,” U.S. Patent 5,677,969, October 14, 1997.

Auyeung, Levine, and Kosmach, “Method and device for determining bit allocation in a video compression system,” U.S. Patent #5,506,686, April 9, 1996.

Finkelstein, Kosmach, and Smolinske, “Method and apparatus for providing cryptographic protection of a data stream in a communication system,” U.S. Patent 5,319,712, June 7, 1994.