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 Expert  727383

Expert in Internet Streaming Video and Video Communications, Protocols and Encoding Methods


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Hampshire (NH)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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With 17 years experience in multimedia systems, Expert has applied his expertise to numerous video related fields.

As a consultant to group within Toshiba developing an SoC capable of handling multimedia and graphic functions for 3G cell phones, Expert served as an architect, technical lead, and manager for projects involving mobile H.324 video telephony, streaming video over the Internet (IP), Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), and development of firmware for encoding and decoding video, audio, and speech. He also was Toshiba's representative to the ITU-T, 3GPP, and 3GPP2 standards committees with a particular focus on the integration of MPEG-4 video compression (MPEG-4 Part 2).

Expert continued his work on video encoding and decoding firmware for DSPs as Director of Video and Image Processing at ChipWrights. His concentration there was the H.264/AVC video compression standard (MPEG-4 Part 10). He also lent his expertise to the enhancement of an MPEG-2 video decoder.

With regard to video conferencing and video communications, Expert was recently the architect of a system that bridged PSTN and VoIP voice calls with H.323 and SIP video telephone calls. Earlier in his career he was the technical lead for an H.320 video conferencing system and successfully managed the release of an H.324 video telephone.

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video

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video conferencing

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video communication

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voice over IP

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digital video signal compression

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image compression

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MPEG standard

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multimedia

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multimedia messaging service

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multimedia video graphics

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IP multimedia subsystem


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  Brockton, Massachusetts;  New Bedford, Massachusetts;  Fall River, Massachusetts;  Lynn, Massachusetts;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Often requested
with this expert:

Hardware and System Design/ Engineering
Music, Audio, Compression, MP3, AC3, AAC, MPEG, DSP,...
Wireless Communications, LTE, WiMax, WiFi, Satellite,...
Linux, iPhone, Android, VoIP, PSTN, Telephony, OSS/ BSS,...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1986   BS   Communications   Worcester State College  
1993   Graduate School, Non-Degree Granting   Computer Science   Harvard University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Consultant

 

Expert served as an expert witness for a patent infringement lawsuit regarding V.34 modems and as a technical expert in MMS for 3G mobile telephones.

2008 to 2009

 

ChipWrights, Inc.

 

Director of Video and Image Processing

 

Expert was a hands-on director of video firmware group; personally responsible for H.264/AVC (MPEG-3 Part 10) video encoder and decoder. Group also developed JPEG, MJPEG, and MPEG-4 (Part 3) video encoders and decoders as well as an MPEG-2 decoder.

2007 to 2008

 

Hamilton Telecommunications

 

Senior Software Analyst

 

Expert was a project lead for a telecommunications system that could bridge H.323 and SIP video telephone calls with PSTN and VoIP voice calls.

2006 to 2006

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Consultant

 

Expert was a technical expert for a patent infringement lawsuit regarding video conferencing MCUs (device capable of bridging multiple video conferencing calls).

1998 to 2006

 

Toshiba, Inc.

 

Consultant

 

Expert served as an architect, technical lead, and manager for projects involving mobile H.324 video telephony, streaming video over the Internet (IP), Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), and development of firmware for encoding and decoding video, audio, and speech. He also was Toshiba's representative to the ITU-T, 3GPP, and 3GPP2 standards committees with a particular focus on the integration of MPEG-4 video compression (MPEG-4 Part 2).

1996 to 1998

 

Chromatic Research, Inc.

 

Manager

 

Expert was the manager of a group of telecommunications protocol, video and speech engineers responsible for building an H.324 video telephone operating through a V.34 modem.

1992 to 1996

 

PictureTel, Inc.

 

Principal Software Engineer

 

Expert was the software manager for two H.320 video conferencing development projects.

1992 to 1992

 

Fluent, Inc.

 

Contractor

 

Expert implemented a memory manager for a multi-media system.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

IEEE

Professional Appointments

Editor of numerous specifications. He has also Rapporteur for 3GPP TSG SA WG4 (codec) WI2, which was tasked with creating the codec specifications for video telephony over wireless circuit and packet switched networks.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • At Hamilton Telecommunications, Expert was initially hired as a consultant to help them solve technical problems with their VRS, which was based on technology to bridge PSTN and VoIP calls with H.323 and SIP video calls. Realizing that his analysis would indicate a difficult and expensive overhaul plan, he added to his report an alternative method that he felt was more inline with Hamilton's skill set. This alternate method was enthusiastically embraced by management and was successfully deployed with far greater quality and reliability than the original system.
  • A small R&D group at Toshiba Semiconductor in Japan was undertaking the development of an SoC processor that would enable full multimedia functionality for 3G cell phones. One of the first applications was to be a video telephone, for which they had no expertise. Expert was hired as a consultant to lend that expertise and mentor other engineers. Later, he was the architect for the SoC API and successfully spearheaded Toshiba's struggle to get their chosen technology into relevant international standards.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Compression expert for consulting on Video Compression Patent Due Diligence.
  • Video compression expert for consulting on Decode a proprietary picture and video file storage method.
  • Video surveillance expert for consulting on video management systems.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert Witness for the plaintiff regarding an intellectual property lawsuit pertaining to modem patents 5,251,236 and 5,311,578 (used in the ITU-T V.34 and V.8 standards, respectively). Expert analyzed software written in C and C++ and firmware written in assembler for a variety of DSPs for the purpose of identifying the patented techniques as they were implemented in the accused products. Authored reports and was deposed. Expert has numerous other cases of expert witness experience.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Video surveillance expert needed for consulting on M/V BRIMSTONE.
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.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1998 to 2006   Japan   While working for Toshiba, Expert made approximately 2 dozen trips to Japan during this period with the length of time in Japan ranging from 1 to 16 weeks.
to   India   One trip for one week while working for Toshiba to evaluate an out-source engineering team.
to   China   One trip for one week while working for Toshiba to evaluate an out-source engineering team.

Various standards meetings for Toshiba.

to   Taiwan   Technical support for business development meetings for Toshiba.
to   Korea   Manage integration of Toshiba multimedia SoC into an LG 3G cell phone.

Market Research:
Currently authoring a market study for Mind Commerce as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the field of Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) for 3G cell phones. He has similar expertise in video conferencing and video compression.

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

Created a two-day seminar for Qualcomm describing the technical details of the H.324 video telephony standard.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Helped Toshiba select an outsource engineering team. Interviewed potential team members in China and India.

Other Skills and Services

He has excellent verbal and written communications skills and is adept at working with people from many different cultures.


 

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