Professor of computer science with over two decades of experience at the forefront of the analysis and processing of electronic documents and document images. Has contributed extensively to the document analysis research community on problems including page and zone segmentation, labeling and genre classification, forms processing, signature detection and verification, modeling of handwriting, image quality estimation, enhancement, image-based indexing and retrieval, and related mobile applications. He has specialized technical expertise in the analysis, indexing, and retrieval of information from a range of sources, including images, video, and audio, as well as related media forensics.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Maryland
  • M.S. in Computer Science, University of Maryland
  • B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics, Bloomsburg University

Career Highlights

  • Developed, selected, and oversaw research funding in the areas of computer vision, human language technologies, and voice analytics for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA)
  • Co-founder of a company that developed cross-platform computer vision algorithm implementations for image processing and document analysis for a range of mobile devices from multiple manufacturers
  • Consultant to industry and government agencies, including the National Security Agency Advisory Board (NSAAB) and NASA’s Department of Atmospheric Chemistry, in the areas of document image understanding, document retrieval, and image processing
  • Founding director of an interdisciplinary university research laboratory focused on automated audio and video processing technologies to assist the U.S. intelligence community

Expert Qualifications

  • Submitted an expert report and testified at deposition and trial as an defense expert in a U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California patent infringement litigation related to Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technologies
  • Testifying expert for the plaintiff in a patent infringement litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas regarding automatic cleaning and enhancing technology for scanned documents
  • Retained as a testifying expert in other intellectual property litigations relating to image retrieval, mobile and remote document systems, and methods of organizing digital images
  • Assisted with a court-ordered detection and removal of duplicate document images from discovery materials