Alan K. Hunt
9715 Trevor Drive
Dallas, TX 75243-2315
Senior DSP Systems Engineer / Scientist
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14 September 2014
AKH@AlanKHunt.com
Mobile: 972.896.2407

Career Focus: Research, development, & implementation of software, systems, & applications employing DSP
(e.g., video, speech, audio, image, wireless data comm., radar), pattern recognition, or related technologies.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Decades of experience in development of wide-ranging signal processing systems, from concepts to products.
  • Thirteen years experience as Chief/Principal Scientist of a leading speech technology company.
  • Spearheaded the development of a successful, fundamentally new speech recognition technology.
  • Self-motivated, optimistic, goal-driven, excellent at speaking, writing, teaching, and presenting.

    PARTICULAR EXPERTISE

  • DSP (speech, audio, image, video)
  • Detection, Estimation, Filtering, Tracking
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Noise Reduction
  • Embedded Systems
  • Image Restoration and Enhancement
  • Real-Time System Design, Simulation, & Testing
  • Signal Compression (incl. Audio & Video Codecs)
  • Software Design, Implementation, Testing, Porting
  • Telecom Systems & Applications

  • TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • C/C++
  • Verilog
  • Fortran, Pascal
  • Forth, Basic
  • Xilinx
  • TIC6x, C54x
  • Equator MAP
  • Mercury/SAL
  • ModelSim
  • Win32/DOS
  • VMS
  • Altivec
  • Matlab
  • Simulink
  • Mentor Graphics
  • Unix
  • DaVinci
  • TCL/TK
  • IDL
  • WiT

  • PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
    Authentix, Inc, Addison, TX Jan 2008-present
    Principal Signal Scientist
    Develop algorithms and architectures for advanced processing of high-speed multi-spectral images (TI C64x/ C64x+ embedded DSP, C/C++, Code Composer, Matlab, Scilab, Octave).
  • Image enhancement & noise reduction
  • Eigensystem analysis
  • Principal components analysis
  • Digital modulation (CDMA)
  • Detection, estimation, classification
  • Multivariate param. optimization

  • Aava Technology, LLC, Plano, TX July 2007-Jan 2008
    Member of Technical Staff (Independent Contractor)
    Ported and optimized proprietary video codec for TI C64x embedded DSP platforms (C/C++, Code Composer, XDAIS/XDM, DaVinci, XDC, Reference Frameworks, DM642, DM6446, DM648, Scilab, OpenOffice).
  • H263, H264, MPEG2, MPEG4
  • Wavelet & DCT compression
  • Arithmetic & QM codecs

  • Crane Wireless Monitoring Solutions, Plano, TX 2003-2007
    Senior DSP Systems Engineer
    Develop DSP systems, algorithms, HDL/RTL, software, & firmware for adaptive wireless network communication systems (Matlab, Simulink, Verilog, ModelSim, C/C++, Xilinx, Altera, Lattice).
  • Adaptive Array Processing
  • Digital Beamforming
  • Spread-Spectrum Methods
  • TDMA/FDMA/CDMA
  • Interference Suppression
  • Noise Reduction

  • Polycom, Austin, TX 2000-2002
    Principal Audio Engineer
    Developed algorithms & software for advanced real-time audio signal processing, (C/C++, Win32, Equator, Matlab).
  • Speech Detection
  • Beamforming
  • Polyphase Filtering
  • Acoustic Echo Cancellation
  • Compression/Decompression
  • Adaptive Filtering
  • Source Tracking
  • Noise Reduction
  • Low-Delay Filtering

  • Applied Science Fiction, Austin, TX 1999-2000
    Senior Engineer
    Developed algorithms and software for advanced real-time photographic image processing (C/C++, Win32, Mercury/SAL/Altivec, Unix, Matlab, IDL, TCL/TK, WiT).
  • Developed and supported three major blocks of image processing system on five successive environments including two real-time, multi-processor platforms.
  • Resolved critical image noise questions freeing personnel and resources for other tasks.

    Wizion.com, Richardson, TX (concurrent) 1999-2000
    Technology Consultant
    Provided strategic technical direction and support to CEO and engineering staff enabling successful demonstration to seed capital investors.

    DNA Enterprises, Richardson, TX 1997-1999
    Senior Software Architect
    Led development of architectures, algorithms, and software for real-time signal processing applications.
  • Real-time OCR for high-speed document inspection & sorting applications (C & C6x asm, Win32, DOS).
  • PC host software (board configuration, loader, debugger, etc.) for TI C6x EVM (C/C++, Win32).
  • E1 framer setup & control (Motorola 56k asm).
  • Signal processing software for programmable telecom switch console (C & 54x asm).

    Voice Control Systems, Dallas, TX 1983-1997
    Chief Scientist
    Served as: primary technical contributor, consultant, and mentor to R&D staff; chief architect of all major algorithms for discrete & connected speech recognition and speaker verification; principal author of patents; lead algorithm designer during all phases of product development, from initial concepts to final fielded systems (Fortran, C/C++, VMS, XWindows Motif, Win32/DOS, Unix, ILS, EIS/LIN/LAPACK).
  • Developed a fundamentally new speaker-independent speech recognition technology.
  • Extended technology to speaker-dependent, continuous, and speaker verification applications.
  • Spearheaded and managed program to radically redesign technology for single-chip implementation.
  • Continually developed new methods to achieve performance and efficiency improvements, permitting rapid proliferation of technology into new platforms, environments, vocabularies, and languages.
  • Functioned as the primary consultant in solving critical-path technical problems.
  • Developed an extensive library of software utilities for graphical/statistical analysis, etc.
  • Wrote, delivered papers and presentations at technical conferences, trade shows, customer briefings, etc.
  • Developed algorithms and software for: advanced vector quantization; time-domain and frequency-domain signal measurement design; echo cancellation; noise suppression; fast speech coding; eigensystem analysis; multivariate parameter optimization; signal simulation; automatic in-line source code generation.

    Martingale Research Corporation, Allen, TX (concurrent) 1992-1993
    Senior Scientist
    Developed concepts and software implementation of digital signal processing and pattern tracking and recognition algorithms, especially for application in the areas of speech and image understanding (C/C++, Fortran, Win32/DOS, Labview, MatrixX).

    Texas Instruments, Lewisville, TX 1980-1983
    Systems Engineer
    Performed systems analysis and conceptual development, especially: image tracking; image restoration; synthetic image sequence generation; subpixel image registration; spatial sampling error modeling and estimation; radar signal detection, location, and identification; multisensor recognition (Fortran, VMS, IMSL).

    EDUCATION

    Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
    PhD Program, Statistical Signal Processing Completed all phases of program except dissertation

    Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
    M.E.E.E. Thesis on microprocessor-based music technology
    B.S.E.E.