Image / Video

Core Expertise: Image compression and video codecs (H.264, H.265, MPEG4, HEVC, etc); Imaging and control systems; Barcode and 2D symbol readers; Embedded (StrongARM, Windows CE) and PC-based Machine Vision applications; Web Inspection System for color printing; Image processing software development including decoding modules for 1D and 2D symbols; Robotic systems and machine vision modules; Porting of software between operating systems; Software architecture; Experienced in chip-level investigation using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) photography; Intellectual property evaluation and reverse engineering, 3D Graphics: 3D pipeline architectures, 3D scene rendering technologies, hardware architectures, standards (Open GL, OpenGL ES, OpenCL, DirectX, etc.)
Accomplishments: 6 patents, Published 11 papers on computer simulation of video and imaging systems, Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Previous Companies: A color printing company, An image tech company, Noble Vision, A supplier of intelligent imaging company, Canadian Hydrographic Service
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Over 30 years of experience in IP, technical support for IP licensing, technology and patent evaluation and reverse engineering.
Specialized in Electro-Optics, Imaging and Video Systems and Codecs, and Software development

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Core Expertise: Telecom networks, Cloud architecture, IoT, TCP/IP, Internet system architecture, MPLS, IPTV, SDN/NFV, OSPF, IPv6/v4, BGP, RSVP, LDP, GMPLS, VOIP, IMS, OAM, QoS, virtual LAN
Accomplishments: MSEE, 23 yrs of hands-on experience in IT-related industry and standards
Previous Companies: Lucent, Yahoo, Stanford,
Core Expertise: Video/image compression, MPEG-1/2/4, H.263/4, HDTV, DBS, Error concealment, Motion estimation, Entropy coding, DCT/Wavelet/Sub-band vector quantization, G.7xy, H.264, VC-1, MPEG-x, IPTV, JPEG, Video over IP/ADSL/ATM, DVB, DVD, HDTV, Watermarking of Images/Video/Audio, Video over MPEG-2/IP/Satellite, DOCSIS
Accomplishments: PhD, 26+ yrs exp., developed MPEG-1/2/4, H.263/4 in software and ASIC, numerous patents and standards contributions, expert witness
Previous Companies: Alcatel-Lucent, CONEXANT, KONAMI GAMING, GTE Labs, Toshiba, Philips Labs
Core Expertise: software architecture, data mining & clustering, big data, databases
Accomplishments: PhD in Computer Science, 22+ yrs of industry experience, registered patent agent
Previous Companies: Cisco, Digimarc, NetIO
Core Expertise: • Highly experienced in Architecture, Systems Integration, Multimedia, Embedded Systems, ODM Management / Ops, Product Strategy & Innovation, OpEx Planning • Healthcare EHR/EMR: EPI, McKesson, GE Centricity, Cerner, Allscripts, HL7, Microsoft Amalga, Microsoft Sharepoint • Software Development technologies: HTML5, Java, ColdFusion, PhP, SQL Server, .NET and Visual Studio, Sharepoint, Oracle, IBM DB2, Apple ios, Cassandra, Python, Ruby; Sybase, MySql; REST, SOAP, Git, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Shark, NoSQL, Zookeeper, Lucene, SOLR, iPython, R, Drill • Telecommunications: TL1 language, Cisco, Lucent, Alcatel, Nortel, Juniper Networks, SMC, F5 Networks, Aruba wireless, SONET, TCP/IP, ATM, Clearwire/G4, Sycamore Networks, LAN/WAN/MAN, RFID • Electronics: Bluetooth (Zigbee), embedded computing, embedded computer design (Intel architecture) for industrial & medical equipment, BIOS customizations, SCADA, PLC controllers, LabView • Software Development Process; SDLC, Agile, Scrum, Rapid Application Development (RAD) and JAD, plus the Waterfall methods; Software Quality Assurance (SQA) • Cloud Computing: Amazon AWS, S3, Glacier, EC2; Microsoft Azure; IBM SmartCloud; Virtualization: VMware, Hyper-V; RackSpace, RightScale; SaaS application development, ITIL v3.0
Accomplishments: • Published several patents covering user enhancements, product safety and media extensions.
• MBA level IT Management instructor at Northwest University
• Computer Science & Network Engineering teacher at Oregon Institute of Technology

Previous Companies: Beats Electronics (acq. by Apple), Dell, Yahoo, Apple
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20+ yrs of experience in software and consumer electronics.
Motivated and driven executive who delivered the perfect combination of software and hardware to realize best in class UI experience for consumer electronics and mobile devices.
Published several patents covering user enhancements, product safety and media extensions.

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Core Expertise:
• Extensive involvement with image and video Systems/HW/SW, codecs, LIDAR, signal proc.
• Image and Video compression standards (H.264, H.265, MPEG4, HEVC, etc)
• Detailed video product analysis: handheld devices, set top boxes, streaming products
• X-Ray, nuclear medicine, ultrasound
• Patent evaluations, claim charts, reverse engineering
• Trial testimony
Accomplishments: 16 patents, 28 papers, University Lecturer
Previous Companies: ITT Geospatial, ISI, Portris, Imacon, Glynn Scientific
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Data/Image/Video Compression Expert
PhD, 25 yrs of experience
Patent analysis and reverse engineering
Expert witness

Core Expertise: Multimedia, Vocoder, VoLTE, Speech/Image/Video Coding, AAC, AMR, CELP, Wideband AMR, EVS, IoT, EVRC, ITU-T G.7xx family of codecs
Accomplishments: • 7 granted patents
• Senior member of IEEE
• Vice-Chair of TIA TR45.5.1.1 CDMA Multi-Media Group
• Many technical webinars, speakership, presentation & publications
Previous Companies: Qualcomm, Nokia, Rockwell International
Core Expertise: • Automotive applications • Connected car • Infotainment wearables
Accomplishments: • Ph.D.
• 10 years of experience
• Co-invented the most widely-adopted platform for smartphone-automotive interface
• Pioneered integration of wearables with automotive systems
• Multiple awards for inventions in automotive infotainment and sensor networks
• 30+ patents
• 25+ papers
• 1 book
Previous Companies: • Nokia • Microsoft
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10 years of experience
Concepting and prototyping innovative devices
Evangelizing new device technologies and UX
In-car experiences, app platforms & interoperability with mobile devices.
Natural user interfaces (NUI) & Tangible user interfaces (TUI).
Biometrics sensing in automotive & mobile. Inventor of the most widely adopted cross-platform solution for smartphone-automotive interoperability.
Hands-on startup experience with the ability to work independently on early stage incubation and R&D efforts.

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Core Expertise: DSL Satellite, Semiconductor, Video Compression, Video Streaming, VoIP, Embedded Software, Internet Software
Accomplishments: Ph.D, 20+ Yrs of experience, 2 Patents, 8 Publication
Previous Companies: Maxim Integrated Products, Texas Instrument, 8*8, Hughes Aircraft
Core Expertise: Data converters, Mixed and analog signals
Accomplishments: MSEE, 30+ yrs of experience
Previous Companies: ST, Motorola, Bell Labs
Core Expertise: • CATV Networks, Protocols and Equipment • Convergence Technologies • LAN, WAN, Internet, Ethernet, MPLS, ATM, Frame Relay • Optical Networks and Equipment • Project Management for Telecommunications and Wireless Projects • TCP/IP Protocols and Applications • Telephone equipment & operations • Voice over the Internet Protocol (VoIP) • Voice over Wi-Fi • VoIP Security • Wired Networks (PBX, Voice, Data, VoIP, Call Centers, 800 services) • Wireless Networks (Cellular, GSM, 3/4G, GPRS, & SMS/MMS) • Wireless Technologies and Standards (Wi-Fi, WiMAX, Cellular (3/4G), GSM, GPRS, SMS, MMS, etc.)
Accomplishments: • US Army Single Crops Captain
• Member IEEE
• Teaches many communications/ computer courses and seminars
• Published a book
Previous Companies: • Pepper, Hamilton and Scheetz • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. • Data General Corporation • Hills Department Stores • Damon Corporation
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Experienced in Telecommunications and Information Services.

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Core Expertise: • Intel • Picturetel • Teraglobal • Polycom • Chipwrights • Zeevee • Ambric • Logitech/Lifesize Communications
Accomplishments: • 3 Granted patents
• 2 Applications
Previous Companies: Intel, Picturetel, Teraglobal, Polycom, Chipwrights, Zeevee, Ambric, Logitech/Lifesize Communications
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+27 yrs of experience
Expert in improving the visual quality of real-time video codecs, encoding, transcoding and streaming
Extensive Video Consulting background

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Core Expertise: • Telecommunication and Networking • A/V Compression • STB • Cable Network • Graphics • FPGA/CPLDs • FRAND licensing practices
Accomplishments: • 40+ filed applications
• Member of Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers
• IEEE senior member
Previous Companies: • Motorola • Comcast • KineTech Power • NASA-Goddard Ressler Associates • Martin Marietta
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Experienced in depositions, expert declarations
Experienced in advanced telecommunication and military systems, CATV digital appliances with a core expertise in multimedia transport over LAN/WAN satellite, wireless and cable and compression technologies
Patent Agent

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Core Expertise: • Non-Volatile memory, MRAM, Flash, T-RAM, Image sensors, LCD Displays • IC fabrication technology analysis • CMOS Logic, Analog BiCMOS • Photolithography, layer deposition, etching, trench isolation, gate dielectric, polysilicon gates. • Cu interconnects, Low K dielectrics, • Nanotechnology in physical sciences • Audit IC & MEMS fabrication facilities, processes, & reliability
Accomplishments: • Received 2015 IEEE Region 6 Central Area Outstanding Engineer Award.
• Life Senior Member of the IEEE.
• 10 issued/9 pending US patent applications & 6 Publications
• 2015 IEEE Region 6 Central Area Outstanding Engineer Award
• Member of the Executive Steering Committee of the San Francisco Bay Area Nanotechnology Council Chapter, 2005 to present. 2009 & 2014 Chair.
• IEEE SFBA Nanotechnology Council Chapter wins 2014 IEEE NTC Chapter Award.
• Editorial Board Member – International Journal of Humanitarian Technology
• IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference – 2014 Health Track Program Co-Chair
• Listed as a Grant Reviewer for the NSF
Previous Companies: • Texas Instrument • Philips
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Expert in Image Sensor fabrication, operation, devices, packaging
Extensive industry experience spanning multiple applications of Integrated Circuit Technology with an emphasis in fabrication technology
Has contributed in Defense and Aerospace, Semiconductor Device and Manufacturing process development, 3G mobile technology, and Disk Drive Technology
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Core Expertise: • HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264, Image processing and analysis, Linear algebra, Multiple-view image geometry, Deep learning convolutional networks, Models of computation, Parallel processing, Microprocessor architecture, Embedded systems, Web application tools and libraries
Accomplishments: • 3 recent publications
• 2 patents
• Fluent in English and French
Previous Companies: • Coherent Logix • Elemental Technologies • Ambric Beaverton • Thomson/Grass Valley Group
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More than 18 years of experience in algorithms and software for embedded applications, with specializations in compressed video, image processing, and parallel computing.
Skilled in Software coding, Algorithm development, Design decomposition, Debugging
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Core Expertise: • Expertise: Set-top Boxes, IPTV, OTT, Internet VOD/EST, streaming, Blu-Ray/HD-DVD/BD-Live, 4K UltraHD, HDR, HEVC, Geospatial Imaging, D-Cinema, Digital Film Printer, and the Triple-I Electron Beam Recorder.
Accomplishments: • INDUSTRY MEMBERSHIPS – SMPTE, DVB, CEA, IEEE, ITU, Hollywood Post Alliance. Past: MPEG, INCITS, JVT, IBC Council, Montreux Council, ATSC, HPA BoD
• AWARDS – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Technical Achievement Award/Triple-I Digital Film Printer. SMPTE Fellow. Microsoft TV patent US 7,020,195 B1 “Layered Coding and Decoding of Image Data,” Symbolics Engineer of the Year
• Board of Directors, Hollywood Professionals Association.
• Multiple Papers & Panels1 patent and 1 publication
Previous Companies: • Microsoft • Broadcom • Dolby Labs
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Experience: More than 30 years of product and business development and consulting experience in Hollywood and CE markets at Microsoft, Broadcom, and Dolby C-Level management, Mercury Computer Corp, Sony Pictures, Adobe, DoD.
Expertise: Interests: OTT & IoT. Consumer Electronics. Interconnection of Cloud, Connected Cars, EV Infotainment, Smartphones, Semi-Autonomous Vehicles, ADAS, SDCs, deep learning & AI. 4G LTE & 5G. China business.