Independent consultant and electrical engineer with more than four decades of industry experience. Has significant experience in systems engineering, advanced technology development, enterprise software, strategic planning, and program/project management. Majority of career spent in automotive industry where he developed expertise in vehicle electrical and electronics systems, vehicle informatics systems, and vehicle safety and control systems. Also has experience with spacecraft electronics, communications systems, and mobile information technologies.

Formal Education

  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of California at Irvine

Career Highlights

  • Technical consultant on connected vehicle research projects of various government agencies, including U.S. Department of Transportation’s Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture (CVRIA)
  • Former general manager of an R&D division at Toyota Japan with responsibilities including technology acquisition for hybrid vehicle control systems
  • Established AMI-C (Automotive Multimedia Interface Collaboration) partnership of global carmakers to develop a uniform computing architecture for in-vehicle multimedia systems
  • As director of product development at TRW, led advanced automotive electronics projects in emerging fields such as occupant sensing, IVI (in-vehicle information) systems, adaptive cruise control and radars
  • Designed, tested and delivered microwave radar receiver systems and later developed the first single-chip 94 GHz radar for automotive cruise control and anti-collision systems
  • Performed patent portfolio analysis for a Fortune 500 communications devices company, including secondary analysis of selected patents in products in specifically identified markets

Expert Qualifications

  • Retained as an expert in patent litigations in multiple venues relating to technologies used by such companies as Amazon, Apple, Audi, BMW, Cummins, Ford, GM, Google, Mercedes, Samsung, Toyota, and Uber
  • Expert for the defendants in a U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) investigation relating to in-vehicle navigation systems
  • Expert for AT&T in a case relating to mobile phone navigation systems
  • Expert witness in a patent litigation brought by Progressive Insurance against other insurers in relation to usage-based insurance systems