Alan K. Hunt
15820 Knoll Trail Dr, Apt 128
Dallas, TX 75248

Senior DSP Systems Engineer / Scientist
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2 April 2024
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.




  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.



  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








  TI Code Composer

  TIC6x, C54x, C2000






Biamp, Plano, TX Senior DSP Engineer

Jul 2022-present

Design & implement innovative advanced audio DSP algorithms: e.g. for noise reduction, beamforming microphones, & acoustic echo cancellation. Prepare & design digital audio datasets for DSP & machine deep learning projects. Maintain, manage, and upgrade machine learning infrastructure systems and codebases. Design & implement algorithms for digital audio (speech) feature extraction.


Texas Instruments Kilby Labs, Dallas, TX Senior DSP Engineer/Scientist

Mar 2021-Mar 2022

Developed DSP algorithms, software, & embedded systems for optical sensing products (MATLAB, Code Composer).

  Optical sensors

  Optimal detection, estimation & classification

  Low-SNR detection


Garrett Metal Detectors, Garland, TX Senior DSP Engineer/Scientist

Aug 2019-Jan 2021

Developed DSP algorithms & software for metal detection products (MATLAB, Code Composer).

  Metal detection systems

  Optimal detection, estimation & classification

  Clustered statistical modeling


Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems, McKinney, TX Senior Principal Systems Engineer

Jun 2019-Aug 2019

Developed concepts, systems, DSP algorithms & software for advanced electro-optical systems (MATLAB).

  Electro-optical systems

  DSP algorithms

  Statistical signal science

  Target loc. & DF


L3 Mission Integration, Greenville, TX Senior Systems Engineer

Mar 2017-Jun 2019

Developed DSP algorithms, HDL/RTL, & software for electronic intelligence and surveillance systems (MATLAB).

  Radar systems

  Spectral estimation

  Digital mod/demod.

  Interferometry & DF


Authentix, Inc, Addison, TX Principal Signal Scientist

Jan 2008-Apr 2015

Developed 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 reduc.

  Eigensystem analysis

  Principal components analysis

  Digital modulation (CDMA)

  Detection, estimation, classification

  Multivariate param. optimization


Aava Technology, LLC, Plano, TX Member of Technical Staff (Independent Contractor)

July 2007-Jan 2008

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 Senior DSP Systems Engineer


Developed 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


  Interference Suppression

  Noise Reduction


Polycom, Austin, TX Principal Audio Engineer


Developed algorithms & software for advanced real-time audio signal processing, (C/C++, Win32, Equator, MATLAB).

  Speech Detection


  Polyphase Filtering

  Acoustic Echo Cancellation


  Adaptive Filtering

  Source Tracking

  Noise Reduction

  Low-Delay Filtering


Applied Science Fiction, Austin, TX Senior Engineer


Developed algorithms and software for advanced real-time photographic image processing. Developed and supported three major blocks of image processing system on five successive environments including two real-time, multi-processor platforms, and resolved critical image noise questions (C/C++, Win32, Mercury/SAL/Altivec, Unix, MATLAB, IDL, TCL/TK, WiT)., Richardson, TX - Technology Consultant


(concurrent) 1999-2000

Provided strategic technical direction and support to CEO and engineering staff enabling successful demonstration to seed capital investors.

DNA Enterprises, Richardson, TX 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 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. 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 Senior Scientist

(concurrent) 1992-1993

Developed concepts & software implementation of digital signal processing & pattern tracking & recognition algorithms, especially for application in the areas of speech & image understanding (C/C++, Fortran, Win32, Labview, MatrixX).

Texas Instruments, Lewisville, TX 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).


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

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