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DR.

ITZHAK ("ITZIK") LEVIT


19 Invincible Court Phone: (510) 523-4502
Alameda, CA 94501 Email: ild577dc@westpost.net
OBJECTIVE:
Seeking a R&D position in a dynamic and intellectually challenging
environment. Innovative algorithms outside the box thinking and
software development are my main strengths and will best benefit from
my qualifications.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
A Caltech Ph.D. with over 30 years experience in software
development in the following disciplines: algorithm development, high
performance computing, application design, software architecture,
computer graphics and imaging, digital video technology, video and
image compression, image processing, streaming technology and leading
major software development projects ranging from multi-million lines
of code scientific projects to commercial windows multimedia
applications and cellular networks design and optimization tools.
In all the jobs that I had throughout my career I was the key
contributor and innovator, I always managed to spent over 85% of my
time on research, innovation, architecture and development, and less
than 15% of my time on management tasks. I am a hands-on researcher,
this is what I love doing and this is what I am good at.
Strengths:
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Research
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Innovations, IP
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Applied Algorithms
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Geolocation, mapping
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High Performance Computing HPC
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Software Development
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Team leadership
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Finite Elements FEA, AMR
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Windows and Unix/Linux
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Image Processing, Image/Video Compression
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High performance DB
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Optimization

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2002-2010 DIRECTOR OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT/CHIEF ARCHITECT, Newfield
Wireless Inc. Berkeley, California (startup to ~80 person company):
Architected and implemented a cellular network optimization tool,
GO, that includes the first of its kind RF simulator for CDMA, UMTS
and EVDO that was selected as the primary optimization tool by
carriers like Verizon Wireless and Metro-PCS. Architected and
prototyped an automated calibration tool product named True-Path that
enabled Newfield Wireless Inc. to grow its services business over ten
folds. Invented geo-location techniques, extremely high performance
proprietary data base manager and innovative mapping and reporting
engines that are the core of the company's very successful network
monitoring and diagnosis tool TrueCall.

1999-2002 CTO AND CO-FOUNDER, Greenleaf Medical Products, Palo Alto,


California (startup):
Designed and implemented a prototype of a tele-rehabilitation system
that integrates smart sensors devices together with state of the art
internet communication technology to enable a revolutionary model for
patient-clinic interaction during rehabilitation treatment. Provided
the technical support during the field tests in 1999 and designed the
commercial version of the system that will be released in 2002.
1999 PRINCIPAL ENGINEER, Inprize (Borland) Corporation, Scotts
Valley, California:
Recruited by Mr. Dale Fuller, Inprise's CEO, as a member of a
turn-around management team. Helped define the company's new
direction as an Internet company with a focus on the ASP market (a
six months contract).
1995-1999 CTO AND FOUNDER, Crystal Net Corporation, Palo Alto,
California (startup):
Directed the research, design and development of the company's core
technologies and products in the area of digital video compression
and streaming over the Internet.
Provided timely delivery of customized products to partner companies
and guided teams of developers at partner companies' sites, both to
integrate Crystal Net's technology into their products as well as
providing support and training to said developers_._
Presented Crystal Net's technologies to customers and investors.
Participated in contract negotiations. Set up Crystal Net's
storefront partnerships for e-commerce. Designed the company's web
pages and was involved in the on-going updates of the company's web
presence. Head of customer support for direct-to-end-user product
sales.
Wrote all of the company's patent applications and interacted with
patent lawyers on that subject.

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CONSULTANT, Lockheed-Martin Research Lab, Palo Alto, California:
Performed contract work on various classified topics for
Lockheed-Martin Corporation. Designed a complete software system
solution for one of the most challenging problems in numerical
analysis and directed four different engineering teams in timely
implementation and delivery of the system to a customer. Wrote the
code for the most sophisticated and critical parts of that system as
well as providing complete documentation for these elements.

1989-1995 STAFF SCIENTIST, Lockheed LMSC, Palo Alto Research Lab,


California:
Managed the Computational Structural Mechanics (CSM) Independent
Research (IR) program (about 20 engineers and scientists).
Responsible for the development of adaptive mesh refinement for
NASA's CSM contract (team of up to 10 scientists). Proposal writing.
Research in the Finite Element Method, numerical algorithms, adaptive
mesh refinement, error estimation techniques, equation solvers,
parallel computing, and computer graphics and visualization.

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VISITING SCHOLAR, Stanford University, Applied Mechanics Department,
Stanford, California:
Research in structural finite element techniques and computer
graphics.

1982-1988 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, TENURE, Tel-Aviv University, Israel:


Directed and conducted research: Finite Element Method, numerical
methods and computer graphics. Directed 12 Masters and 3 Ph.D. level
graduate students.
Courses taught: The Finite Elements Method (Graduate and
undergraduate levels), Theory of Elasticity, Structures I numerical
methods and computer graphics.

1977-1979 MECHANICAL ENGINEER, Israel Aircraft Industry, Ben-Gurion


Airport, Lod, Israel:
_Responsible for: structural_ analysis of wing and fuselage section
of a commercial aircraft. Developed analysis programs and automated
manual process for aircraft design and structural analysis.
EDUCATION:
PH.D., MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, 1982, California Institute of
Technology.
Dissertation: "Element-by-Element Solution Algorithms for Large
Scale Nonlinear Structural Problems"
M.SC., MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, 1979, Tel-Aviv University (Israel).
Thesis: "The Norm Optimization Method (NOM) in Structural Design"
B.SC., MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, 1977, Tel-Aviv University (Israel).
COMPUTING EXPERIENCE:
Twenty five years of intensive programming, design, implementation
and maintenance of large-scale scientific and commercial
applications. Proficient in: FORTRAN, C and C++, UNIX, Windows
3.1/95/98/NT, Mac OS and X11/Rn. Experience using variety of computer
hardware ranging from supercomputers through UNIX workstations to PCs.

MAJOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Independent:
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POSTRAN a" Commercial graphical post-processor for structural
finite element analysis ((c) 1985, 50K lines of Fortran code,
distributed commercially by Control Data Corporation)
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XSTASY a" X-based STructural Analysis System: Mesh Generator,
Finite Element Analysis Engine (including a massively parallel
equation solver) and a Graphical Post-Processing Program ((c) 1989,
350K lines of C/C++ code)
Lockheed, Lockheed/Martin:
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NASA LARC COMET-AR AND AR-GRAPHICS programs a" adaptive mesh
refinement, error estimation, equation solvers, parallel solvers,
graphical user interfaces, etc. (1989-1994 contributed 0.7M lines of
code in C and Fortran)

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EM-REMESH a" automatic, criteria independent, system for
optimization of analysis models and finite element meshes. Criteria
ranging from shape optimization to analysis accuracy and other
classified requirements. (1995, 100K lines of C++ code)

Crystal Net Corporation:


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Surface Fitting Method, SFM, Video Compression Codeca" high
compression rate digitized video encoder/decoder, codec. Implemented
in both QuickTime and VFW formats, and ported to Windows
3.1/95/98/NT, Mac OS and UNIX (Sun and SGI)
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CRYSTALGRAM and CRYSTALGRAMPRO a" video e-mail programs for Windows
95/98/NT using MFC, advanced multi-thread program architecture, and
utilizing the fourth generation of the SFM codec technology.
Distributed commercially by Crystal Net Corporation.
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CRYSTALONCALL a" video "post-it" program for serverless web
streaming of video clips. Windows 95/98/NT using MFC and advanced
multi-thread program architecture and utilizing the fourth generation
of the SFM codec technology as well as several innovations in video
streaming technologies. Distributed commercially by Crystal Net
Corporation.
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CRYSTALVIEWER a" a viewer application for all of Crystal Net's
applications. Windows 95/98/NT. The smallest full featured video
viewer on the Internet - only 60KB including GUI and decoders.
Distributed commercially by Crystal Net Corporation.
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CRYSTALCD a" video ripper capable of putting a full 2 hrs movie on
a standard 650MB CD. Distributed commercially by Crystal Net
Corporation.
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P3 Prototype a" a piracy-proof system for publishing and
distribution of streaming video through the Internet.

Greenleaf Corporation:
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GREENLEAFREHAB: a client-server system that allow the clinics to
remotely monitor and adjust patient rehabilitation activity using
rehabilitation equipment with sensors that are monitored by the
client side application and provide the patient with the ability to
control a variety of computer activities via the exercise equipment
(control graphics, play games etc.)

Newfield Wireless Inc:


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GO a" GUIDED OPTIMIZER: an advanced optimization tool for cellular
networks based on new innovative approach to RF network simulation
based on histograms that is couple of orders faster than the
traditional Monte Carlo based techniques. Supporting CDMA, UMTS and
EVDO technologies and integrated with all major network design tools.
Selected as the primary optimization toll by several major US carriers
such as Verizon Wireless and MetroPCS.
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TRUE PATH: architected and prototyped pathloss model calibration
tool that uses test drive data to automatically calibrate the
parameters of a pathloss model that is then used in the network
design tool to predict pathloss throughout the network. This tool is
used internally by Newfield Wireless and was the enabling technology
that allowed the company to grow its calibration service business
more than ten fold a" the company now is the main calibration
service provider to the majority of US carriers.
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TRUECALL: real time network monitoring and control tool that
processing live stream of call record to provide instantaneous
complete views of the network via rich collection of easy to
understand reports, maps and charts. Architected the core engines
used by this client-server application including a super high
performance DB manager, reporting engine that automatically generate
optimal code directly from a reporting spec with simple syntax parser
enabling very flexible yet top performance reporting with many levels
of drill-down capabilities and similarly, a mapping engine that
translates a mapping spec to a high performance mapping engine.
PUBLICATIONS:
1) "NONLINEAR DYNAMIC FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF SHELLS," Nonlinear
Finite Element Analysis in Structural Mechanics, W. Wunderlich at al.
(eds.), pp. 151-168, Spring-Verlag, Berlin 1981.
2) "THE NOM IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN USING GAUSS SEIDEL APPROXIMATE
ANALYSIS," J. Computers & Structures, Vol. 16, No. 6, pp. 749-753,
1983.
3) "IMPLICIT UNCONDITIONALLY STABLE, ELEMENT-BY-ELEMENT ALGORITHM
FOR HEAT CONDUCTION ANALYSIS," J. Engineering Mechanics Division,
ASCE, Vol. 36, pp. 576-585, 1983.
4) "AN ELEMENT-BY-ELEMENT ALGORITHM FOR PROBLEMS OF STRUCTURAL AND
SOLID MECHANICS," J. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and
Engineering, Vol. 36, pp. 241-254, 1983.
5) "NEW ALTERNATE DIRECTIONS PROCEDURES IN FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
BASED UPON EBE APPROXIMATE FACTORIZATION," Nonlinear Solid and
Structural Mechanics Symposia (ASME), pp. 75-109, 1983.
6) "A NEW NUMERICAL SOLUTION PROCEDURE FOR SYMMETRIC EIGEN VALUE
PROBLEMS," J. Computers and Structures, Vol. 18, No. 6, pp. 977-988,
1984.
7) "GRAPHICAL PRESENTATION OF 3-D SOLID FINITE ELEMENT MODELS AND
ANALYSIS RESULTS: PART A - USE OF MONOCHROMATIC DISPLAY," POSTRAN
theoretical and user manual, Control Data Inc. Publication 1987.
8) "GRAPHICAL PRESENTATION OF 3-D SOLID FINITE ELEMENT MODELS AND
ANALYSIS RESULTS: PART B - USE OF COLOR DISPLAY," POSTRAN -
theoretical and user manual, Control Data Inc. Publication, 1987.
9) "A PROGRESS REPORT ON EBE SOLUTION PROCEDURES IN SOLID
MECHANICS," Second International Conference for Numerical Methods for
Nonlinear Problems, Vol. 2, pp. 18-26, 1984.
10) "THE SEQUENCE OF MIN/MAX STAGES PROCEDURE FOR THE SOLUTION OF
LARGE SCALE SYMMETRIC EIGEN VALUE PROBLEMS," j. Computers &
Structures, Vol. 23, No. 6, pp. 779-786, 1986.
11) "A SOLUTION OF ONE DIMENSIONAL MOVING BOUNDARY PROBLEM BY THE
FINITE ELEMENT METHOD," J. Computers & Structures, Vol. 23, No. 2,
pp. 273-280, 1986.
12) "AN EXPLICIT, UNCONDITIONALLY STABLE TIME INTEGRATION ALGORITHM
WITH A CONTROLLED ACCURACY," J. Computers & Structures, Vol. 27, No.
3, pp. 351-355, 1987.
13) "ELEMENT-BY-ELEMENT SOLVERS OF ORDER N," J. Computers &
Structures, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 357-360, 1987.
14) "CONSISTENT FORMULATION OF STRUCTURAL FINITE ELEMENTS USING A
CONSTRAINED CONTINUUM ELEMENT," J. Computers & Structures, Vol. 29,
No. 3, pp. 509-518, 1988.
15) "APPLICATION OF A PENALTY FUNCTION TO VOID GROWTH IN NONLINEAR
INCOMPRESSIBLE MATERIAL," J. Computers & Structures, 1988.
16) "A PRACTICAL ADAPTIVE MESH REFINEMENT STRATEGY FOR ANALYSIS OF
NONLINEAR SHELL STRUCTURES," ASME Conf. Proc., 1989.
17) "A FINITE ELEMENT ADAPTIVE MESH REFINEMENT TECHNIQUE THAT AVOIDS
MULTIPOINT CONSTRAINTS AND TRANSITION ZONES", presented in the ASME
Winter Annual Meeting in Atlanta Georgia, 1991.
18) "TOWARDS ROBUST ADAPTIVE FINITE ELEMENT STRATEGIES FOR SHELL
STRUCTURES", presented in the ASME Winter Annual Meeting in Atlanta
Georgia, 1991.
19) "COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS TESTBED - ADAPTIVE REFINEMENTa"USER
MANUAL" NASA LARC publication document, 1993.
20) "COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS TESTBED - ADAPTIVE
REFINEMENTa"TUTORIAL MANUAL" NASA LARC publication document, 1993.
21) "COMPARING VIDEO CODECS" - white paper published on the web,
1996.
22) "THE NEAREST NEIGHBOR PROBLEM a" AN ENGINEERING APPROACH" a"
work in progress.
23) "INTERPOLATING IMAGES ACROSS OBJECT BOUNDARIES" a" work in
progress

PATENTS:

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"METHOD AND DEVICES FOR SELF-CORRECTING VIDEO COMPRESSION", U.S.
Patent No. 5,420,942, May 30, 1995.

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"BIT-WISE SORTING ALGORITHM", Provisional Patent, 1999.

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"DYNAMIC WATERMARKING SYSTEM FOR DIGITAL VIDEO", Provisional Patent,
1999.

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"A SYSTEM FOR HIERARCHICAL IMAGE/VIDEO COMPRESSION BASED ON GLOBAL
SFM METHOD", Provisional Patent, 1999.
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"A SYSTEM FOR HIERARCHICAL IMAGE/VIDEO COMPRESSION BASED ON LOCAL
SFM METHOD", Provisional Patent, 1999.
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"SYSTEM FOR OBJECT-SCENERY SYNTHESIS OF DIGITAL VIDEO", Provisional
Patent, 1999.
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"OBJECT-BASED MOTION ESTIMATION METHOD FOR DIGITAL VIDEO
COMPRESSION", Provisional Patent, 1999.
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"P3 - INTERNET PIRACY PROTECTION PUBLISHING SYSTEM", Provisional
Patent, 1999.
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"VARIABLE BIT-RATE, MULTI-RESOLUTION VIDEO STREAMING FORMAT",
Provisional Patent, 1999.
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"HIERARCHICAL VIDEO/STILL IMAGE COMPRESSION SYSTEM", Provisional
Patent, 1999.