PhD electrical engineer and data communications expert with three decades of professional industry and research experience in areas such as video encoding and imaging technologies, digital signal processing (DSP), lossless data compression, and computer security. Areas of specialized technical expertise also include Amazon AWS and other cloud computing platforms.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, ETH Z├╝rich Switzerland

Career Highlights

  • Independent consultant in communication and data networking with considerable industry experience in consumer electronics and streaming multimedia applications and broadband access technologies
  • Subject matter expert in video encoding and imaging technologies, including 3D stereoscopic/multiview/free-view video, capture and display, video and image processing, transcoding, data formats and industry standards including MPEG-2, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC
  • Expert in lossy and lossless data compression for multimedia content in cloud-based infrastructure for real-time as well as off-line applications
  • Extensive experience in standards body representation, including FSAN for Fiber-to-the-Home Passive Optical Networks (PON), CMAF, SVA, MPEG-DASH, FS-VDSL, MoCA, G.hn, and HPNA
  • Named inventor on about a dozen issued U.S. patents with others pending, including in the areas of electronic program guides (EPG) and digital rights management (DRM)

Expert Qualifications

  • Experience as an expert witness in patent litigation cases with roles including claim chart construction, circuit board and schematic review, and chip and software source code analysis for technologies such as consumer electronics and broadband communications
  • Performed C++ source code analysis in the area of 3-D vision and virtual reality goggles for the defense in a case brought by Sony, including participation in an Inter Partes Review before the PTAB of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Key technical expert witness for CenturyLink in litigation related to fiber-optic access and backhaul technologies
  • Expert witness for a patent infringement case regarding H.264/AVC and H.265/HEVC video encoding technologies