Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

High Performance Imaging, Emerging & Evolving Technologies for Transit & Transportation Applications

ID: 724256 Virginia, USA

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Expert has devoted many of his professional endeavors to researching and analyzing the Intelligent Transportation Systems industry. He speaks and writes on topics of video-based automatic vehicle identification, automatic vehicle location, license plate identification/recognition, and video-based violation enforcement. Expert opines on business practices customarily encountered among contractors of high-technology integrated solutions for federal, state, and local governments and, more specifically, about certain details of high-performance technologies and system configurations for transit and transportation security.

Expert possesses a wealth of knowledge in digital image processing, analysis, and feature extraction acquired through his engineering and management positions with Gould/DeAnza, Carl Zeiss, Inc., and the GeoSpectra Corporation. His membership in professional associations complement decades-long dedication to image acquisition, display, compression, communication, mensuration, and data extraction.

A Baccalaureate Degree (Hartwick College), Post-graduate Study (University of Connecticut), and Continuing Education Programs (American Management Associations, Smithsonian Institution, Xerox Learning Systems) constitute Expert’s educational history.

Some of Expert’s non-proprietary work is published in specialty periodicals, including:
• Advanced Imaging
• ITS International
• Law Enforcement Technology
• Parking Today
• Thinking Highways
• Traffic Technology International

Expert has been recognized by and cited in:
• CXO Media Inc.'s CSO
• Greater Washington Board of Trade's Network Security Directory
• The Miami Herald
• The New York Times
• The Wall Street Journal
• USA Today

From attending conferences, trade exhibits, and symposia—where he has delivered invited presentations—Expert maintains his currency on vendors, emerging and evolving technologies, commercial products, as well as the state and direction of the market. He also participates in industry events sponsored by, for example, the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, ITS America, and the Transportation Research Board.

Expert researched, prepared, and delivered (in both written and oral formats) an extensive competitive intelligence on the state and direction of "Automatic License Plate Recognition" technologies and solutions.Expert helped optimize the overall quality of images which the client was able to acquire, using specialty, high-resolution analytical video cameras.Expert provided input into the design of evolving features for client's next-generation products.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1974 Degree: BA Subject: Biology Institution: Hartwick College
Year: 1975 Degree: n/a Subject: Developmental Genetics Institution: University of Connecticut

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1989 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal Systems Consultant Department:
Engineering solutions for integrators, OEMs, VARs, VEUs, and contractor organizations to federal, state, and local governments. Affords impartial competitive assessments, market direction, and strategic planning and assistance with emphasis on emerging as well as evolving high-performance electronic imaging technologies for transportation and transit applications.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1988 to 1988 Employer: GeoSpectra Corporation Title: Vice President Department:
Championed corporate-wide efforts in remote sensing, multispectral image enhancement and analysis, stereo image mensuration and image perspective transformation. Rendered services to the intelligence community, DoD, the military and related agencies plus value-added vendors. Assumed full management responsibilities for the Washington DC operation.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1983 to 1987 Employer: Gould Inc. Title: Regional Manager Department: Imaging & Graphics
Directed regional office facility, technical and administrative staff and applications engineers. Recruited and trained personnel. In 1983, joined the Eastern Regional Consultative Engineering team for DeAnza image processing equipment and peripherals. Became well-versed with the military and civilian government agencies as well as the commercial private sector.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1979 to 1982 Employer: Carl Zeiss, Inc. Title: Product Manager Department:
Primarily responsible for fully-automated pattern recognition systems, sales and service organizations, targeted advertising campaigns, instrument demonstrations, installations and applications analyses. Collaborated with international counterparts on market trends, strategies and systems’ requirements. Formulated design specifications for evolving-technology products. Hired in 1979 as Product Specialist, manufacturer’s technical liaison for image analysis equipment, quantitative microscopic and photometric systems and compound optical microscopes.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1977 to 1978 Employer: Reinhardt Instruments, Inc. Title: Technical Analyst Department:
Marketed optical, electrical and electronic instrumentation manufactured by Carl Zeiss, Inc. and affiliates.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1975 to 1976 Employer: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Title: Research Technician Department: Immunobiology
Performed clinical and investigative research.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2011 to 2023 Agency: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Role: Technical Security Consultant Description: Reviewed the “Video Analytic Requirement Study” (June 2011) and clarified its findings. Researched and reported on commercial video analytics products and suppliers while mindful of safety, security, and counterterrorism mandates. Made recommendations centered around a single-source solution, open standards compliance, system scalability, and backward-compatibility. Arranged Peer Agency visits, scheduled on premises briefings by vendor representatives, and conducted periodic Stakeholder meetings. Prepared and circulated reports with comprehensive appendices and revised the same based upon feedback and redirection from Stakeholders and Team Members. Arranged and attended Peer Agency site-visits. Scheduled and prepared agendas for on-site briefings by vendors. Compiled suppliersʼ responses to a formal RFI plus technical questionnaires obtained from Peer Agencies. Conducted supplemental efforts as requested by Stakeholders and Program Managers. Reviewed Peer Agencies’ solicitation documents and authored an overview of procurement options (sole-source, single-source, IFB, RFP). Formulated bid documents, implementation timelines, and technical and support requirements.
As requested by Stakeholders and Program Managers, drafted justifications, assisted with return-on-investment analyses, and prepared position papers on specific technical elements (ie: biometric recognition). Formulated briefing materials used by MARTA Police to obtain Committee and Board approvals. Continued to conduct periodic Team Meetings on projectsʼ status, direction, and options. Tracked procurements and authored multistage testing and acceptance plans for installation of selected products. Provided ad hoc assistance for enterprise-wide safety, security, and counterterrorism initiatives in preparation for Super Bowl LIII (February 2019). Referencing CDMS (Comprehensive Data Management Solutions), arranged and participated in Peer Agency site-visits, reviewed literature, and maintained interactive dialogs with suppliers. Created and—based upon feedback from Police, Stakeholders, and Team Members—continuously revised requirements’ traceability matrices on sub-systems slated for integration. Conducted advance installation surveys at PCC and the IOC/EOC/SOC. Championed a complex study phase, justification processes, and public solicitation efforts for the CAD/RMS modernization and EOC display technology rejuvenation (LCD panels versus video projectors). Led upgrade of LRV video surveillance to align with Authority-wide safety and security standards, and provided input on interior and exterior video cameras, mounted onboard Stadler’s CQ400 dual-vehicle railcars. Advocated for lifecycle refresh of the VSCS to avert a catastrophic failure scenario. Initiated designs for replacement of an aging Police K-9 Unit facility, expedited transformation of an all-encompassing security access control solution, and assisted with independent, objective CCTV network assessment and remediation.
Years: 2021 to 2021 Agency: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Role: Technical Security Consultant Description: Contributed to surveys of commercial video management systems and CDMS. Authored technical material for white papers promoting alternative strategies and attendant benefits.
Years: 2000 to 2001 Agency: Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration Role: Technical Security Consultant Description: Researched and assessed intelligent character recognition technologies for potential inclusion in expediting commercial motor carrier monitoring and inspection. Tractor-trailer operators could bypass interstate weigh stations if their USDOT Number was read, automatically, and linked to a database entry of a prior successful inspection.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2002 to 2002 Country / Region: France Summary: Expert helped launch a client's new venture in automatic video-based image processing.
Years: 1997 to 1998 Country / Region: Malaysia Summary: Expert provided external technical assistance on video-based security solutions for the 1998 Commonwealth Games, held in Kuala Lumpur.
Years: 1992 to 1996 Country / Region: England Summary: Consulted extensively on international applications for video-based AVI/AVL technologies. Contributed to targeted advertising campaigns, symposia, system demonstrations, installations, application analyses, market trends, and strategies. Collected voluminous real-world data for training, testing, and validation. Formulated user-interface specifications for future products.
Years: 2014 to 2014 Country / Region: UAE Summary: Supported high profile video-based traffic violation enforcement programs. Analyzed requirements, performed site surveys, managed day-to-day activities, conducted interviews, determined overall architecture, future plans, maintenance requirements, and developed the timeline. Ensured both Sponsors and Stakeholders continuously and competently were apprised of status and outstanding concerns.
Authored a gap analysis report to elucidate customer requirements and project commitments versus actual performance. Undertook extensive accuracy computations aimed at verifying system precision.
Tendered technical expertise on AVI/AVL modalities (LPR, lidar, passive IR, radar, ultrasound, video), their integration, and data handoff/chain of custody for evidentiary purposes. Studied system integrators and value added resellers as potential suppliers/sub-contractors.
Years: 2005 to 2006 Country / Region: France Summary: Performed an exhaustive, worldwide study of commercial products for automatic license plate identification/ recognition. Compiled and furnished particulars for each supplier (ie: product description, number of employees, core business/application focus, processing time, performance accuracy, geographic focus, approximate annual revenue, market share, unit pricing, recognition technology, number of installations, patents, reference installations). Delivered an interactive briefing of findings to executives.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Professional Appointments
Cygnus Business Media, Contributing Editor
H3B Media, Contributing Editor
Awards / Recognition
Madison Who's Who Among Executives & Professionals
Metropolitan Who’s Who Among Executives & Professionals
Cambridge Who's Who
National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives & Professionals
Online Consultancy Network
International Executive Guild’s Registry
Marquis’ Who’s Who in America
International Who’s Who of Entrepreneurs
International Executive Club’s Online Who’s Who Database
International Executive Guild’s Who’s Who
Kensington’s Who’s Who Directory
Lexington’s Who’s Who
Nationwide Register’s Who’s Who in Executives & Business
Who’s Who in Executives & Professionals
Who’s Who in Science & Engineering
International Who’s Who of Information Technology
International Who’s Who of Professionals
Strathmore’s Who’s Who
International Who’s Who
Who’s Who Among Rising Young Americans
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has published nearly 150 articles in industry and trade magazines. He has been cited in such noted periodicals as: The Miami Herald, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has provided expert witness services, principally in patent infringement cases by researching and preparing expert witness reports.
Training / Seminars
Expert has chaired various conferences under the moniker, "Image & Video Compression", offering delegates the opportunity to hear from industry experts on the status and direction of lossy and lossless CODECs.
Vendor Selection
Expert maintains an objective and unbiased view of compute-intensive electronic imaging technologies and vendors. As such, he renders vendor-independent recommendations, ensuring all clients are served capably and continuously without unjustified or unsubstantiated claims of product performance.
Marketing Experience
As a frequent attendee at trade shows, conferences, and exhibitions, Expert keeps abreast of market dynamics and the evolving state-of-the-technology.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert contributes to a number of industry periodicals. He also assists clients in the composition of corporate and product literature as well as authoring targeted applications articles.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Castellano Basic

Fields of Expertise

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