Experience

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International patents in the area of speech coding, and transmission over degraded channel such as cellular networks and packetized networks.

Researcher in AT&T Bell Labs. Murray Hills, NJ.

Research and development projects for National Security Agency (NSA) and NATO.

Contributed to the United States Department of Defense voice compression standard MIL-STD-3005, and NATO standard STANAG-4591

Technology Expert for Patent Infringement,                                    September 2001 – Present
Title: Technology Expert for Patent Infringement
Providing world-class expertise and experience in working with leading law firms, providing expert witness services, prior art searching, and related consulting for patent infringement, trade secret disputes, and related matters. Among areas of expertise are DSP, telecommunications, cellular networks (3GPP, 3GPP2, GSM, 4G), packetized networks, VoIP, streaming systems, real-time systems, timing and synchronization in cellular and other networks, location and position systems (UTDOA, GPS, etc.), transcoding between links and networks having multiple timing sources and data rates, source coding, channel coding, error control coding, algorithms, speech and audio processing, signal compression, algorithms, software, hardware and implementation. Served as expert witness in several cellular network and smartphone / tablet device related cases, including network operation, protocols, layers, signal processing, user / human interface, and applications.

Served as expert witness & consultant for law firms and clients including:

  • Alston & Bird,
  • AZA Law,
  • BakerHostetler
  • Bracewell & Giuliani LLP,
  • Cooley Godward Kronish,
  • Cummins,
  • Dechert,
  • Echelon,
  • Fenwick & West,
  • Fish & Richardson,
  • Google
  • Hill Kertscher & Wharton,
  • Kirkland & Ellis,
  • Sidley Austin,
  • Weir & Partners,
  • Woodcock & Washburn,
  • MagicJack,
  • Microsoft,
  • Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
  • Nokia,
  • Parts Geek,
  • Russ August & Kabat,
  • Samsung,
  • Saint Lawrence Communications
  • Toshiba
  • TruePosition,
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP, and
  • Wiav.

 

Compandent, Inc., Santa Barbara, and Los Altos Hills CA,                   February 2001 – Present
Title: President & CTO
Starting and running a small startup company developing for outsourcing of DSP R&D and implementation, and licensing intellectual property. Developing technologies for various communication networks, including cellular network, satellite network, telephone networks, packetized networks, and military networks. R&D and implementations of technologies related to streaming-media systems. DSP contracts for SignalCom (Microsoft company) and the Department of Defense (DoD, DARPA, NATO). DSP hardware and software. R&D and implementation DSP projects – low-rate speech coder, noise cancellation, and communication for wireless applications and streaming media applications for environments that include various timing synchronizations, error control coding (such as FEC), modem (various modulations), etc.. Voice communication product development for cellular networks, wireless networks, packetized networks, VoIP, satellite communication, military and security radio devices, etc.. Exploring advanced robust positioning methods that combined methods such as GPS and cellular network signals.. Developing proprietary timing and synchronization solution for links and systems with multiple data timings. Development and implementation of adaptive algorithms, networking protocols, multi-tasking, embedded systems, timing and synchronization, etc.. Inventor of a patent for transmission of signals over degraded channel such as cellular network, and packetized network. The company developed, manages the production, and sells line of proprietary electronic boards and standalone devices, or can be embedded in other devices or systems having different timing sources, in synchronous and asynchronous links. Developped many proprietary algorithms and solutions, serving clients all over the world. R&D projects implementations and contributions to the US DoD & NATO MELPe secure voice standard.

DSP Communications, Israel ,                                                     January 1994 – September 1995
Title: Speech Coding Group Leader
DSPC is a cellular technologies manufacturer of cellular phone chipset that includes the cellular network interface and the voice compression. Researching and developing a proprietary multi-rate speech coder at 4-8 kbps. The project included C simulations for floating-point and fixed-point arithmetic as well as Vector-Quantizer (VQ) design for each rate and research of various LSP quantizers. Leading the development and implementation of PDC’s PSI-CELP and VSELP standards on the company’schipset (masked on TI’s TMS320c54x). Developing a noise-canceller for digital-cellular phone. The PDC chipset has become the flag ship of the company. Oded’s contribution was the key in turning DSP Communications, from a poor company in 1994, into a very successful one, leading to a $1.6 billion acquisition by Intel.

OptibaseVCON, Israel,                                                                            April – December 1993
Title: Audio Group Manager
Optibase/VCON is a manufacturer of streaming-media systems. Managing and leading DSP audio team in implementation of DSP video-teleconferencing and streaming multi-media system that combined G.728, G.722, and AEC. Researching and developing a proprietary Acoustic-Echo-Canceller (AEC) for teleconferencing and multi-media applications. Implementation of digital-coding system which combined G.728, G.722 and AEC.
Company’s Co-Advisor for Technion IIT’s students project.
Co-advising Prof. David Malah‘s students at the Technion, Israel, who were engaged in a project of implementing the CELP+ algorithm, sponsored by Optibase.

AT&T Bell Labs, Murray Hill ,                                                              January – September 1992
Title: DSP Consultant
Writing the M.Sc.’s degree thesis in the Signal Processing Research Department in the area of LD-CELP wideband speech coding at 32 kbps. The project included research, design, development and implementation of the coder on AT&T SURFboard using two AT&T WE DSP32C DSPs in parallel processing manner.

Vibration Specialty Corporation: Philadelphia, PA ,                         January 1991 – August 1995
Title: DSP Consultant
Development and implementation of the real-time DSP software for the SpectraViB, a 4-channel spectrum analyzer and data collector.

EfratComverse Technology, Israel,;                                          October 1989 – September 1990
Title: DSP Engineer of Trilogue voice mail system.
Comverse’s Trilogue message management systems have DSP boards that interface between the upper level software and the telephony boards. The real time DSP software includes various DSP algorithms, as well as the control for the telephony board, and a speech recognition module.
Function : Designed and implemented Digital Signal Processing algorithms using the Texas-Instruments TMS320c25 and the NEC µPD77p25 processors. The DSP software included speech coding, tones detections in presence of voice and noise, tones generation, ring detection, FAX communications, etc. The software handled several channels simultaneously.
Managed the hardware – software integration cooperating with the hardware engineers and the upper software’s programmers.
Developed IBM PC software using C, PASCAL and Assembly. All algorithms were developed simulated and optimized using original IBM PC software. Also, wrote design and analysis utilities for the service staff.
Analysis and synthesis using professional DSP and mathematical software such as Xwaves+, MatLab, Hyper Signal, ILS, and DFDP.

Optisk Laboratorium: Copenhagen, Denmark ,                                          July – September 1988
Title: Summer Associate
Optisk Laboratorium manufactures optical filters. This process is done using big and noisy evaporation chamber. It is operated using a highly noisy output curve, which reflects the optical filter’s layers. In order to control this process automatically, Oded built some hardware and wrote software for filtering and predicting the curve. The estimated curve was used for switching the control of the evaporation process.

Engineering College: Beer-Sheva, Israel ,                                                         May – June 1988
Title: Instructor

Computers
• IBM PC (under Windows 7, Win XP, Win 2000, Win NT, Win 3.1, DOS and Linux), SUN (under Unix/Solaris), Android, and Macintosh OS, iOS,
• Programming: C++, C, PASCAL, FORTRAN, various DSP Assembly codes,
• PC system manager of the Signal Compression Laboratory in UCSB.
• Computer networking,
• Programming of Data-Base applications,
• Programming of Internet protocols, sockets, TCP-IP, etc.,
• Programming of distributed systems, and embedded systems,
• Programming Android application, and iOS (iPhone, iPad)
• Web site programming including HTML, XML, JAVA, CGI, etc..