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An IBM Fellow and Global Research Electronics Executive, he is responsible for all interactions between IBM's worldwide research labs and IBM’s electronics industry executives and clients. He is an expert in image and video processing and compression; his experience spans the development of algorithms, chip and system architectures, and multimedia applications. He is a co-inventor of various patented still-frame and motion video compression techniques that IBM contributed to the JPEG and MPEG international standards and the DVD patent pool. In 1989, when he was a manager in the Multimedia Technologies department at IBM’s Watson Research Center, he joined the Moving Picture Expert Group (MPEG), a division of the International Standards Organization working on audio and video compression standards. Throughout the 1990s, the work IBM Research did with MPEG was instrumental in bringing about the worldwide leap into digital audio and video, creating the MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 standards in use today in digital TV, Blu-Ray and DVD products, and the majority of audiovisual content on the Internet, including YouTube. In 1993, IBM formed a Digital Video Products Group within its Microelectronics division, which developed some of the first microchips for the emerging MPEG chip area, including video encoder and decoder chips. He has received multiple external and internal awards, including a corporate-level award for his leadership in developing IBM's MPEG-based encoders and system-on-a-chip set top box products. In June of 1998, he was named an IBM Fellow. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He has served as editor of IEEE Transactions for Circuits and Systems for Video Technology and is currently on the editorial board of ACM's Computers in Entertainment. In addition, he served as the US head of delegation to the ISO MPEG standards and has received an Outstanding Technical Achievement awards from the Hispanic Engineers Technical Achievements Awards conference. On April 30, 2008 he joined Progress Investment Management Company as Senior V.P. for Program Management. He had previously worked at Progress in the mid 1990’s.
Noted For:Co-inventor of various patented still-frame and motion video compression techniques that IBM contributed to the JPEG and MPEG international standards which was instrumental in bringing about the worldwide leap into digital audio and video
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