Richard C. "Rich" Pasco"My life purpose is to bring about world peace through improved communications."
—Rich Pasco, in Sunday School, 1963 (age 13)
Since 2003 I have been growing my consulting practice, specializing in algorithm design for data compression and image processing. I have also designed web sites for selected clients.
I spent most of 2002 at Pulsent implementing video compression algorithms for internet delivery of broadcast-quality television.
From 1999 to 2001, as a Senior Software Engineer at Xros (acquired by Nortel Networks), I developed calibration algorithms for optically transparent fiber-optic switching systems utilizing micro-machined mirrors.
From 1997 to 1999, as an Electrical Design Engineer at Acuson Corporation (later acquired by Siemens), I developed digital signal processing systems for use in ultrasound imaging devices for medical applications such as echocardiogram, fetal monitoring, and blood-flow measurement.
From 1983 to 1993 I was a Research Staff Member in Computer Science at the IBM Almaden Research Center where I participated in the design of the Adaptive Bilevel Image Compression (ABIC) chip and served on the Joint Bi-Level Image Experts Group (JBIG) standards committee.
I earned my Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University at their Information Systems Laboratory. My dissertation, Source Coding Algorithms for Fast Data Compression is available for download as a 6 MB PDF file. I earned my B.S.E.E. from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
I am a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Association for Computing Machinery, and Mensa.
I coordinate and edit the newsletter of the Bay Area Naturists, a local association dedicated to body acceptance and ecology awareness.
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