October 2013 Embedded Vision Summit East Speakers

Engineers: Learn to Design Machines That See!
October 2, 2013
Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center
219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA 01886

Below are the speakers who presented at the now-concluded October 2013 Embedded Vision Summit East.

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.

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 Brown is Director of Marketing, Imaging/Video in Cadence's IP Group. Gary has been involved in multimedia processors and IP since the early '90s, when he worked on Digital TV LSI and patented a functional testing technique at Panasonic Semiconductor in Osaka, Japan. He later worked in various applications engineering and marketing leadership roles at Dolby Laboratories, Arithmatica, Stream Processors, Morpho, and Tensilica. He received a B.S. in Engineering Mathematics from UC Berkeley and an M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

Goksel Dedeoglu, Ph.D., leads the Embedded Vision R&D team at Texas Instruments' Systems Lab. 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.
Clark Dorman is Chief Engineer at Next Century Corporation, which provides end-user solutions using image exploitation, GIS, visualization, and intuitive user interface design. Mr. Dorman designs, implements, and applies computer vision technologies to problems in wide-area search, object recognition, and end-user alerting. He holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from MIT and a M.S. in Applied Mathematics from George Washington University.
Jayan Eledath is a program director in the Center for Vision Technologies at SRI International, where he directs research, development and transition of technologies in large-scale image and data analysis, surveillance systems and medical imaging. Over the past 15 years, Jayan has worked on aerial video surveillance, embedded vision systems and automotive safety and driver awareness systems, much of which has been transitioned to government and commercial customers. His current research interests include image search, algorithm performance modeling, event detection from social media, and multi-view change detection applied to problems in surveillance and medical diagnosis. He has received four Sarnoff Achievement awards and was a member of the Desert Owl team that won the 2012 SRI President's Award. In 2010, his group was commended by the Army's Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate for their work on the Night Eagle program. He has co-authored over 20 research publications and holds several patents. He holds an M.S degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a B.E degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Bombay.

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.

Marco Jacobs, Technical Marketing Director at videantis, has over 15 years of experience in the semiconductor IP industry and multimedia applications. At videantis, he is responsible for corporate and product marketing and works with Tier 1 semiconductor manufacturers to bring novel, higher-quality video and vision applications to their customers. Prior to joining videantis, Marco was VP of Marketing at Vector Fabrics, Director of Multimedia Marketing at ARC (where he spearheaded ARC's audio and video subsystems), held management positions at semiconductor startups Silicon Hive and BOPS (acquired by Altera), and was a software architect at Philips. Marco studied computer science at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He holds 7 issued patents.

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.

Prior to founding VanGogh Imaging, Ken Lee was CEO and founder of Anka Systems, which developed the medical industry’s first image management system specifically for ophthalmology. Before Anka Systems, Ken was CEO and founder of IgT, a successful venture-backed networking company which was acquired by PMC-Sierra in 1998. Altogether, Ken has close to 30 years of industry experience as an entrepreneur, technologist, and manager. Ken has a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering/computer science from Johns Hopkins University.

Francis MacDougall has worked in the area of gesture interaction for over 25 years. He co-founded and was CTO of GestureTek where he helped develop core technologies and many patents that are central to 2D and 3D touch free control of consumer devices. Francis now leads the gesture team at Qualcomm, who purchased the patents and technology of GestureTek in the summer of 2011. His team is responsible for integrating alternative input technologies into mainstream devices targeting smartphones, tablets, TVs and the automotive markets.

Rick Maule is the Senior Director in Application Processors with responsibility for expanding the role of DSPs in Qualcomm business lines. Rick has more than 30 years experience in computer architectures, processors, systems software, communications, and graphics – serving in various executive roles in general management, engineering, marketing, business development, and sales for Fortune 500 corporations as well as startups. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Rick was the CEO of a venture-backed semiconductor start-up, delivering multi-ported, low-latency 10Gb Ethernet networking products for data centers. He raised $55M in three rounds of financing, successfully launched products, ramped revenue, and sold the company to Intel Corporation.
Tom Michiels is an R&D manager at Synopsys. He leads the development of tools and methodologies for designing custom processors. Tom joined Synopsys via the acquisition of CoWare, where he worked on system level design tools. Tom holds a Master degree in Computer Science from the University of Leuven.
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.
Kalyanramu Vemishetty is a Senior Systems Engineer at National Instruments. He focuses on developing embedded vision systems for Medical and Industrial applications. Kalyanramu has over 10 years of experience in developing instrumentation systems for semiconductor and medical devices. He holds a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and has been awarded multiple United States patents in the areas of instrument synchronization & signal processing.
Tom Wilson has held engineering, product management and sales positions in his 20 years in the semiconductor industry. Currently Vice President of Business Development at CogniVue, Tom is working with the industry, partners and customers to propagate Image Cognition Processing and CogniVue technology. Tom has a B.Sc. and PhD in the Sciences from Carleton University Canada.
Ilan Yona is director of Imaging and Computer vision at CEVA. He holds an M.Sc. degree in Mathematics from the Technion in Israel. In 1998, Ilan joined Accord, an Israeli start-up company that developed a video bridge for video-conference systems. In 2000, Polycom acquired Accord and Ilan continued with Polycom for seven more years. He left Polycom in 2007 while he was director of algorithms department in Polycom Israel. In 2008 Ilan was hired by RADVISION. In 2011, Ilan joined CEVA as director of Imaging and Computer Vision. The department is responsible for developing new algorithms for Imaging and CV that are real-time and embedded-oriented, and are integrated in the cores that CEVA designs and develops.
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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