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Richard Pasco

Rich Pasco
Richard C. Pasco, Ph.D.

“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 1993 to 1997 I worked as a Senior Software Engineer for Visioneer, Inc., where I developed image processing algorithms used in the PaperPort® line of personal scanners.

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 previously worked at Atari, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), TRW Vidar, Stanford Telecommunications, Inc. (STI), and Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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 hold U.S. Patents 5,818,976, “Method and Apparatus for Document Skew and Size/Shape Detection,” and 6,064,778, “Method and apparatus for near real-time document skew compensation.”

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I serve as an “intern” with the Human Awareness Institute, and assist with the production of their series of weekend workshops about Love, Intimacy, and Sexuality.

I coordinate and edit the newsletter of the Bay Area Naturists, a local association dedicated to body acceptance and ecology awareness.

A serious photographer, I have posted my work on National Geographic, Flickr, and for my Facebook Friends.

I have memberships at Lupin Lodge and Caliente Resort and frequently relax there.

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