April 2013 Embedded Vision Summit San Jose Speakers


Engineers: Learn to Design Machines That See!
April 25, 2013
San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, California, U.S.A.
In Conjunction with DESIGN West

Below are the speakers who presented at the now-concluded April 2013 Embedded Vision Summit San Jose.

José Alvarez has been involved in architecting, designing and implementing image processing and video products for a variety of industries and companies over the past 20 years. He has actively participated in major industry inflection points, most notably in the development of MPEG-2 HDTV, desktop computer graphics, time-shifting DVR technology, MPEG-4 AVC, and Extensible Processing FPGA platforms. Mr. Alvarez earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from The City University of New York. His work has been granted 28 US and EU patents, with several more patents pending. Currently, he is Engineering Director for Video Technology at Xilinx, where he is responsible for R&D of video and image processing IP cores.
Mario Bergeron is a Technical Marketing Engineer for Avnet Electronics Marketing, specializing in video, image and digital signal processing. Mario has a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Université Laval in Québec City. He started his career as an ASIC designer, and has since then accumulated over 10 years of DSP- and FPGA-based design experience. Present activities include co-processing and video development platforms, reference designs, and customer training.
Radhesh Bhat is an Architect at PathPartner Technology Consulting Pvt Ltd, which is a Bangalore (India)-based technology corporation focused on providing products and services for rich media devices and embedded vision applications. He has close to a decade of experience in embedded multimedia technologies, media processor architectures and embedded vision for various related industries such as wireless, consumer, security and automotive. Currently, he leads the Camera ISP and Computer Vision division, addressing various digital imaging and computer vision problems from an embedded systems perspective. Prior to working at PathPartner, Radhesh was with Aricent Communications (formerly Emuzed). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from VTU, Belgaum, India.
Ning Bi is a Senior Director of Technology from the Computer Vision System team at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. In the past 20 years, Ning has been working in speech coding and recognition, 3D graphics, and computer vision for embedded systems. Ning was an algorithm designer of a speech recognition system, PureVoice VR, used in millions of CDMA handsets. He was a graphics software lead enabling OpenGL ES in Qualcomm’s chipsets. He is currently responsible for R&D in both computer vision and GPGPU applications. Ning received his Ph.D. from University of Arizona and has been granted about 20 patents in speech, imaging and graphics.

Jeff Bier is founder of the Embedded Vision Alliance. The Alliance is an industry partnership formed to enable the market for embedded vision technology by inspiring and empowering design engineers to create more capable and responsive products through the integration of vision capabilities. Jeff is also co-founder and president of Berkeley Design Technology, Inc. (BDTI), a trusted resource for independent analysis and specialized engineering services in the realm of embedded digital signal processing technology. Jeff oversees BDTI’s benchmarking and analysis of chips, tools, and other technology. Jeff is also a key contributor to BDTI’s consulting services, which focus on product-development, marketing, and strategic advice for companies using and developing embedded digital signal processing technologies.

Gary Bradski is President and CEO of the OpenCV Foundation and Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Industrial Perception Inc. The "father of OpenCV" (the Open Source Computer Vision Library), Bradski has been the director of its development for more than 14 years, stretching back to his time at Intel. Bradski is also the author of "Learning OpenCV: Computer Vision with the OpenCV Library", published by O'Reilly. Prior to founding Industrial Perception, Bradski was chief scientist at Willow Garage. He is also a consulting professor at Stanford University.
Goksel Dedeoglu, Ph.D., is the manager of the Embedded Vision team at Texas Instruments' Systems and Applications R&D Center. He and his team design and optimize embedded software for real-world application performance and robustness, tackling challenges in automotive safety, video security, and gesture recognition. Goksel holds a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University where he specialized in Computer Vision. He is also a graduate of the University of Southern California and Istanbul Technical University.

Eric Gregori is a Senior Software Engineer and Embedded Vision Specialist with Berkeley Design Technology, Inc. (BDTI), the industry’s most trusted source of analysis, advice, and engineering for embedded processing technology and applications. He is a robot enthusiast with over 17 years of embedded firmware design experience. His specialties are computer vision, artificial intelligence, and programming for Windows Embedded CE, Linux, and Android operating systems. Eric authored the Robot Vision Toolkit and developed the RobotSee Interpreter. He is working towards his Masters in Computer Science and holds 10 patents in industrial automation and control.

Tim Jones is a Principal Application Engineer at MathWorks with extensive experience in embedded DSP applications, including digital still/video cameras, IP television systems, RFID readers, and Naval SONAR systems. Prior to working at MathWorks, Tim was a DSP software engineer at ChipWrights, Inc, a fabless semiconductor company in Bedford, MA, and at ThingMagic, an RFID company in Cambridge, MA. Tim has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, concentrating on signal processing and communications.

As VP of System Integration and co-founder of videantis, Mark B. Kulaczewski is responsible for all system integration aspects of videantis IP into customer designs, including both hardware and software integration, and for customer project management. He has 20 years of experience in the field of hardware and software engineering for parallel, heterogeneous multi-processor architectures. Mark holds a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University.

Gershom Kutliroff is CTO and co-founder of Omek Interactive, in which role he is responsible for the company’s proprietary algorithms and software development. Before founding Omek, Dr. Kutliroff was the Chief Scientist of IDT Video Technologies, where he led research efforts in developing computer vision applications to support IDT’s videophone operations. Prior to that, he was the leader of the Core Technologies group at DPSi, a computer animation studio. He earned his Ph. D. and M. Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University, and his B. Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University. Dr. Kutliroff is married with five children, but he still holds out hope to one day hike the Appalachian Trail.

Christopher Malato is a Systems Engineer at National Instruments. He started at NI in 2006 in the Engineering Leadership Program, and he then spent five years as a software engineer developing robotics application software. He now focuses on real-time and FPGA motion control applications. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado.
Simon Morris has over 20 years of professional experience in both private and public semiconductor companies. Simon is responsible for leading CogniVue's evolution from an R&D cost center through spin-out to an independent privately held fabless semiconductor and embedded software business. Prior to joining CogniVue, Simon was Director at BDC Venture Capital. From 1995-2006 he also held various senior and executive leadership positions at Atsana Semiconductor, and senior positions at Texas Instruments. Simon has an M.Eng in Electrical Engineering and a B.Eng in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada, and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
Adar Paz is an Imaging and Computer Vision Team Leader at CEVA. Over the last 10 years, he has conducted research in the areas of video and image processing and has developed on a variety of DSP platforms. Adar has a B.S.C in Communication Systems Engineering and a M.A. in Bio-Medical Engineering.
Dr. Chris Rowen is Chief Technology Officer of Tensilica, which he founded in July 1997. He was a pioneer in the development of RISC architecture at Stanford in the early 80s and helped start MIPS Computer Systems Inc. in 1984, where he served in a variety of functions including as Vice President for Microprocessor Development. When Silicon Graphics purchased MIPS, he became the technology and market development leader for Silicon Graphics Europe. In 1996, he became Synopsys’ Vice President and General Manager of the Design Reuse Group. He received a B.A. in physics from Harvard University and M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
Michael Tusch is founder and CEO of Apical Limited, a UK-based technology company specializing in image and video processing technology. He started his career as a researcher in semiconductor quantum theory at Oxford University before moving to industry, first with the Boston Consulting Group and later holding several technology management positions before founding Apical in 2001.
Markus Wloka is R&D Director for System-Level Solutions at Synopsys, where he is responsible for the Processor Designer, System Studio, and SPW products. He is currently working on development tools for application-specific processors (ASIPs) that are used in Embedded Vision, Imaging, LTE Baseband and other domains. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brown University, USA in 1991. From 1991-1996 he worked for Motorola SPS in Tempe, USA, developing parallel processing software for low power characterization of ASIC standard cell libraries. Markus is co-inventor of 5 US patents, and co-author of a general textbook on C/C++ debugging, "The Developer's Guide to Debugging".
Paul Zoratti is the Senior System Architect and Manager of Driver Assistance Platforms for Xilinx. His primary responsibility is the global application of Xilinx technology to Automotive Driver Assistance Systems, including working with customers, partners, and Xilinx product development teams to identify and develop key device characteristics and IP core functionality which have strong market appeal. Paul has over 18 years of experience in developing advanced sensing systems for the automotive environment. He holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration, both from the University of Michigan. He also has a specialized graduate certification in Intelligent Transportation Systems, also from the University of Michigan. Zoratti has been awarded 15 United States patents associated with vehicle safety technology.

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