“My life purpose is to bring about world peace through improved
Richard C. Pasco, Ph.D.
—Rich Pasco, in Sunday School, 1963 (age 13)
Since 2003 I have been growing my consulting practice, specializing in
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
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
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
where I developed image processing algorithms used in the
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
I previously worked at
Palo Alto Research Center (PARC),
Stanford Telecommunications, Inc. (STI),
and Bell Telephone Laboratories.
I earned my Ph.D. and M.S. in
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,
I hold U.S. Patents
“Method and Apparatus for Document Skew and Size/Shape
“Method and apparatus for near real-time document skew
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
for my Facebook Friends.
I have memberships at
Lupin Lodge and
Caliente Resort and
frequently relax there.