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 Expert  108514

Expert in Machine Vision


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Pennsylvania (PA)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has been involved in applying machine vision, pattern recognition, and three dimensional machine vision for over 20 years, the last 10 as an independent consultant. He is Certified as a Manufacturing Engineer in machine vision by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He has consulted with clients in virtually every manufacturing industry, including food, pharmaceuticals, automotive, primary metals, fabricated metals, semiconductors, electronics, wood products, plastics, web processes, wovens, non-wovens, paper, printing, and utilities. Applications of his work include gauging, pattern recognition, flaw analysis and machine guidance/visual servoing, and color in both two- and three-dimensional domains.
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machine vision

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pattern recognition

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robot vision

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three-dimensional machine vision

Expert has been involved in the application of automated inspection and non-destructive testing technologies for over 20 years. While his emphasis has been on machine vision and automated optical, non-contact technology, he has developed substantial familiarity in virtually all aspects of non-destructive testing and automated inspection technology. These include intelligent sensors, ultrasonics, thermal imaging, infrared, x-rays, ultraviolet, laser triangulation, laser ranging and radar, microwave, color, and eddy currents. He has edited the Addison Wesley "Handbook of Intelligent Sensors for Industrial Automation." Both application and marketing related assignments have been undertaken.
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automated inspection

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nondestructive testing

Expert has been involved in applying image processing and computer vision analysis techniques in a variety of fields other than machine vision, such as scientific, biomedical, document, and remote sensing. Both application and marketing related assignments have been undertaken.
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computer vision

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image

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image processing

Expert has over 20 years of experience related to the use of computers to generate images and operate on images acquired from a variety of sensors, including applications in manufacturing industries, offices, scientific instruments, health care, military, and aerospace. Both application and marketing related assignments have been undertaken. Extensive databases and files in this field provide the basis for quick, cost effective reaction to client's needs.
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electronic imaging

Expert has over 35 years experience in applications involving a variety of optical sensor based technologies, including applications in manufacturing industries, offices, scientific instruments, health care, military, and aerospace. Both application and marketing related assignments have been undertaken.
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optical sensor

Expert is fluent in many applications, including process control, quality control, and machine control. He has conducted extensive counseling, including in-plant seminars, analysis of opportunities at a facility, application feasibility assessment, specification writing, acceptance test planning, vendor identification and recommendations, proposal and vendor evaluations, and project management. In addition, he has authored and edited several books on machine vision, and has written over 50 articles and conducted over 50 public and private seminars. Both application and marketing related assignments have been undertaken.

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marketing

Expert has over 30 years of involvement with electro-optical sensors, transducers, instruments and systems. These include applications in manufacturing industries, offices, scientific instruments, health care, military, and aerospace. Both application and marketing related assignments have been undertaken. In addition, he has tracked the fields of kinematic measurement (motion measurement/analysis) and gait measurement/analysis.
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electrooptics


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Trenton, New Jersey;  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  and Stamford, Connecticut.

Often requested
with this expert:

Machine Vision, Image Processing, Optics, Illumination, and...
Manufacturing Automation, Statistical Process Control
Semiconductor Equipment & Processes, Machine Vision, Laser...
Robotics, Computer Vision, and Sensors for Transportation...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1968   MBA   Business Administration   City University of New York  
1962   MS   Electrical Engineering   New York University  
1960   BS   Electrical Engineering   Catholic University   Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1983 to 2000

 

VISION SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL

 

PRESIDENT

 

1980 to 1984

 

ORS Automation

 

Marketing Director

 

1978 to 1980

 

EMR Photoelectric

 

National Sales Manager

 

Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

IEEE, SME, Automated Imaging Association, SPIE

Licenses/Certifications

Certified Manufacturing Engineer - SME

Professional Appointments

Senior Editor of the AIA website

Awards/Recognition

Year 2000 ACievement Award by the Automated Imaging Association Chairman's Award by the Machine Vision Association/SME


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Books: Understanding and Applying Machine Vision - Marcel Dekker Applying Machine Vision - Wiley

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Wiley  
 - Marcel-Dekker  
 - Addison Wesley  
 - SME  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1975 to 1978   National Science Foundation   Program Administrator   Funded research programs in advanced manufacturing technologies

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert's company, VSII, provides the following consulting services: technology assessment and forecasting; industry overviews; business planning; new venture analysis; competitive analysis; and technology transfer. The company is also involved in mergers and acquisitions as well as divestitures.
  • Expert's company VSII also works with end users of machine vision systems and related intelligent sensor systems to assist them in evaluating and defining their requirements, writing functional specifications, identifying and qualifying vendors, writing acceptance test procedures and overall project managment activities in conjunction with the deployment of these technologies.
  • Expert's company VSII also provides training on the subject of machine vision.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in laser inspection for consulting on Manufacturing in process inspection of acoustic array face proifle.
  • Expert for consulting on Thickness measurement technologies.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in optometry for consulting on visual capacity of subject with severe impairment.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
Expert has been involved in new business development activities, distribution channel development, market research, strategic partnering, etc.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert's company provides independent, objective business analyses for large and small companies. Marketing services include business/direct market planning, sales/market research and analysis, market studies/competitive analysis, new product assessments, and venture analysis. Expert has helped develop business and marketing strategies with companies in the following industries: electronic imaging, machine vision, 3D, medical/scientific imaging, biometrics, image analysis/image processing, video motion detection, security adaptive response technology, thermal imaging, electro-optics, intelligent sensors, and many others. Descriptions of these marketing services are as follows:

MARKET STUDIES/COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS. Expert conducted annual surveys for US and European machine vision products, applications, and markets. These surveys were related to machine vision (two/three dimensional, linear array), electro-optical probes, high energy sources, ground penetrating radar, spatial light modulators, acoustic sensors, neural networks, web product scanners, cameras (TV, digital, smart), robot components, and many others.

NEW PRODUCT ASSESSMENT. He has provided new product assessments for clients in the gauging, assembly verification, electronics, packaging, pharmaceutical, machine tools, and printing industries.

STRATEGIC PLANNING. An expert in strategic planning, Expert developed market positioning strategies for an off-shore manufacturer. He also used his expertise to identify partners for strategic relationships. Additionally, he has developed new product introduction tactics and organized start-up marketing activities.

VENTURE ANALYSIS. Expert has assessed technology and market plan of an acquisition candidate, conducted critical evaluation of technology/company for a prospective investor, and performed due diligence analysis.

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER. Expert evaluated NASA technology for commercialization potential and has also identified commercialization partners for university research.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert maintains a database of over 2500 companies engaged in the field of machine vision and c an quickly identify appropriate vendors.

Expert has experience locating vendors of: * Machine vision * Automated inspection * Non-destructive testing * Image processing * Sensors and transducers * CIN technologies * Electronic imaging.

He has access to the following resources: * Directories * Databases and files on over 1500 related companies * Print materials * Personal contacts.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has been involved in technology transfer activites supporting universities and government laboratories in this activity. He has also been involved in mergers and acquisitions in the machine vision and intelligent senor fields as well as divestiture activities.


 

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