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Expert in Recognition Systems, Imaging, Check Imaging

Expert ID: 108261 North Carolina, USA

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Expert has expertise in document imaging. He managed the development of the world's highest throughput image system for bank check capture, processing, storage, retrieval, character recognition, magnetic character encoding, and image statement printing. He is highly knowledgeable of applying image processing for check processing and remittance. He authored three US patents in this area. He is also a certified document image architect (CDIA). Expert has a thorough understanding of the capabilities and application of imaging technology from a practical viewpoint. He matches clients' imaging application needs to the technical realities. A pioneer in imaging technology, he chaired the IBM Interdivision Technology Liaison Committee for image technology while at IBM.

Check and remittance document processing applications are key areas of his expertise. Intelligent character recognition (ICR) is a key specialty of his. He managed the development of a successful ICR system for handwritten check amounts and has done comprehensive modeling of that application for banking use. He has conducted numerous interactive meetings with potential image application users in structured requirements definition sessions. He managed the development and implementation of a handwritten numeric character recognition system. He also led a comprehensive strategy review of character recognition technology with participation of experts throughout the industry. He has an in-depth understanding of the areas of image pre-processing, character segmentation, feature extraction, classification, and post-processing and their relative importance to the technology.

The number of picture elements per inch and the number of gray levels needed for image document processing is an area which he has done detailed analysis and design for document image processing. He was the decision maker for selecting spatial resolution in image system applications such as check image statements, intelligent character recognition for proof of deposit and remittance, and archiving of check images. He holds a U.S. patent related to spatial resolution. One of his career accomplishments was the architectural design and implementation of the IBM ImagePlus High Performance Transaction System (TM). He is an expert on high speed, high quality, and high throughput image capture, processing, storage, and retrieval. He authored three U.S. patents relating to imaging systems.

Expert has a thorough understanding of image processing hardware. Both as a developer and a competitive analysis professional, he has attained an in-depth knowledge of image capture, processing, and storage hardware. He continues to remain current through membership in AIIM and personal data collection.

Expert's understanding of image technology is based on 28 years of experience as a researcher and developer of image technology. He was an early researcher in scanning electron microscopy and electron beam testing. He also was an industry pioneer in applying image technology to document processing for bank checks. His perspective is often sought for new application and technology proposals for imaging. He can answer complex questions regarding image enhancement and image quality measurement.

His background includes the management of a major image system software project. He understands the area from both product developer's and an application user's point-of-view. A member of AIIM, he has at his disposal the information, contacts, and reference documents available to AIIM members. He has 12 years experience with check processing systems that use magnetic-ink character recognition (MICR). He managed the development of high speed check reader/sorter systems including microfilm, ink jet printer, and bar code reader features. He is a member of the ASC X9B9 standards committee that has the ANSI standard for MICR on checks. As part of a complete check processing image system, he managed the development of a magnetic-ink character (MICR) high speed printer. He has a thorough understanding of the printers and their technologies that are available for the check and remittance applications.

He has worked with the check interchange application requirement for several years and since 1991 has worked with the ASC X9B standards committee that has the charge of formulating the check image interchange standard for the financial industry. His consulting firm is currently a member of the X9B committee. He has a thorough knowledge of the details and the issues related to image interchange. He has extensive experience in the architectural design of remote check image concepts and has the ability to translate clients' unique remote configuration into practical remote image requirements and proposals.

Expert managed the development of an image system that included compression as a key image processing element. He has supervised comparative studies among various compression techniques and understands the strengths and weaknesses of the current set of techniques.

Expert has performed project management and technology strategy consulting at several banking institutions in the areas of check and image processing.He developed a rapid design process for a financial software and services company. Expert completed a technology demand forecast for an electronic component materials company.He completed a product introduction strategy for an image technology developed by a large corporation.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Charlotte, North Carolina - Greensboro, North Carolina - Winston Salem, North Carolina - High Point, North Carolina - Asheville, North Carolina - Gastonia, North Carolina - Concord, North Carolina - Columbia, South Carolina - Greenville, South Carolina

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1965 Degree: M.S. Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: California Institute of Technology
Year: 1964 Degree: B.S. Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Lafayette College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1993 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Expert is an executive consultant.
Years: 1965 to 1993 Employer: IBM Corp. Title: Senior Technical Staff Member Department: Responsibilities: He was a System Manager and Technology Strategist.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1998 to 1998 Country / Region: Brazil Summary: Expert completed a short-term consulting project for a large bank in Brazil.
Years: 1992 to 1992 Country / Region: Italy Summary: He chaired an IBM interdivisional technical conference on image processing.
Years: 1974 to 1992 Country / Region: Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada Summary: Expert went on various business trips related to IBM technology and product development.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of IEEE and a Senior Member of
AIIM International.
Licenses / Certifications
He has Certified Document Imaging Architech (CDIA) certification.
Awards / Recognition
Expert is an AIIM Laureate of Information Technology.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has six patents.

Fields of Expertise

document imaging, electronic imaging technology, electronic imaging, intelligent character recognition technology, character recognition technology, spatial resolution, image, imaging, imaging device, imaging system, image processing hardware, image enhancement, image processing, image quality measurement, image processing software, Association for Information and Image Management, magnetic ink character recognition technology, magnetic ink, encoder printer, check image interchange, remote check imaging, image compression, forgery, archival system, imaging technology, business process management, business, business operations, systems integration, cross-functional team, knowledge management, real-time imaging, storage, business management, cross-platform development, computer system disaster recovery planning, digital camera, printer technology, character segmentation, magnetic encoding, electron-beam imaging, compression algorithm, color image, computer office automation, image processor, computer system administration, computer benchmark, computer imaging software, retrieval, aliasing, bus architecture, raster imaging, binary thresholding, binary image, check printing, computer system reliability improvement, bandwidth, optical image, surface-mount component, corporate strategic planning, competitive analysis, image segmentation, image enhancement, imaging-related manufacturing technology, image quality measurement, color imaging system, computer system integration, optical character recognition technology, CCD camera, imaging science, computer data communication protocol, supercapacitor, new product development, computer processor architecture, magnetic ink character recognition printing, active electronic element, data acquisition, automated inspection, image analysis, open-system architecture, electronic image, client/server architecture, computer system, digitizing system, thin-film circuit element, electronic rectifying element, passive electronic element, electronic circuit element, data, computer, prepress system, computer hardware, scanning electron microscopy, scanner, parallel computer architecture, feature extraction, computer science, computer network, computer architecture, character recognition equipment, capacitor, camera

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