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General Specialties: Telecommunications and Video

Specialty Focus: Fiber optics, FTTH / Passive Optical Network, HFC - Hybrid Fiber Coax, DSL - Digital Subscriber Loop, WDM - Wavelength Division Multiplexing, MPEG, AVC - Advanced Video Codec, HEVC - High Efficiency Video Codec, 3D-video, Network Architecture, Computer Architecture, Source code inspection

Education: Bachelor, Electrical Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich); Master, Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder; Ph.D, Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder

Years in Practice: 1

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 1

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Video & audio encoder/transcoder technologies & standards: MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265, Google VP8/VP9, AV1, Dolby Digital/AC-3, AAC, DTS. Visual Video Quality Evaluation. Over The Top (OTT) video architectures incl. System-on-Chip (SoC) specifications for OTT Set Top Boxes (STB) A/V standards, formats, technology: video & audio formats, encoding schemes, interfaces (SPDIF, TOS-Link, HDMI, DisplayPort), display technologies, color spaces, 4K/UHD and 8K Video, High Dynamic Range (HDR10, Dolby Vision; HLG - Hybrid Log Gamma; PQ - Perceptual Quantizer), Wide Color Gamut (WCG, DCI-P3, ITU 2020), High Frame Rate (HFR), chroma subsampling Smart TVs; audio transducers: dynamic, planar-magnetic & electro-static loudspeakers / headphones; subwoofers Access Network Technology: xDSL, VDSL2, Dynamic Spectrum Management, cross-talk cancellation (vectoring), MIMO,, FTTx, FTTH, PON (BPON, GPON, XG/XGS-PON, NG-PON2, EPON), RF over Glass (RFoG), Optical Beat Interference (OBI), Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) Optical Transmission Technologies: fiber-optic networks, Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM): architectures, standards, physical layer; modulation schemes, coherent modulation (QAM/QPSK), superchannels, fiber types (SMF - Standard Single Mode Fibers, NZ-DSF - Non-Zero Dispersion Shifted Fibers; Super-Large Area (SLA), Few-Mode (FMF), Multi-Core (MCF) and Hollow-Core Fiber (HCF) Extensive experience in fiber-optic lab work, including Optical Spectrum Analyzers (OSA), Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDR), fusion splicers, High Speed Signal Generators Home Networking Technologies: MoCA,, powerline, plastic optical fiber (POF), HPNA Computer & processor architecture: instruction-level parallelism, speculative and out-of-order execution, branch prediction, memory prefetching, hardware multithreading, multi-core processors, parallel processing, multiprocessor architectures Extensive experience in communications industry standards body representation (20+ years)