Dr. Lavian Expertise and Experience
Dr. Lavian is a network communications expert with a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in Computer Science, specializing in network communications. His research focused on network communications, telecommunication systems, mobile wireless, and Internet protocols. He has extensive experience in software development, network protocols, and network communications technology products. His expertise includes wireless and wireline systems, routers, switches, and network devices. He has served as a scientist at UC Berkeley’s RAD Lab and as a Technical Co-Chair for IEEE Interconnects at Stanford University.
With support from UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck startup accelerator in recent years, Dr. Lavian has led a development team in innovating a mobile app and backend architecture that converts interactive voice response (IVR) into a Google-like cloud-based search experience. Above all, this solution is based on PBX call control and patented IVR crawling using Asterisk, SIP, and VoIP.
His extensive academic and professional background provides him with a profound depth. Moreover breadth of knowledge regarding computer networks, wireless and wireline systems, routers, switches, and network devices. He has experience spanning research, industry, labs, and academia in telecommunications and network communications technologies. Besides his expertise in wireless applications, he also understands the architectures, designs, and implementations of the underlying communication services. He has extensive software development experience, including protocols, architecture, configurations, installation, and network testing.
With his deep knowledge of telecommunications, and network communications technologies, industry, protocols, and standards, Dr. Lavian provides expert consulting services. He brings both academic and industry experience to his expert consulting practice.
Dr. Lavian has held senior technical positions with Shalev, Scitex, Aptel Communication, Bay Architecture Labs, Java User Group – Mountain View /Silicon Valley, Nortel Labs, Ixia, CRadar.Ai, and VisuMenu.inc, Aybell, and UC Berkeley, California.
He spent over ten years working at Nortel Networks’ Research Labs. Therefore, he successfully spearheaded the development of the first network resource-scheduling service for Grid computing. Moreover, he was the first to demonstrate the dynamic transatlantic allocation of 10Gbs Lambdas as a grid service, created the first wire-speed active network device on commercial hardware, and is a Senior Member of IEEE. He is an active member of ACM and IEEE-CNSV.
He has also served as Principal Investigator for projects at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the U.S. Department of Defense, including a research project for the U.S. Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) involving routing and switching optical SONET and DWDM high-speed networks.
Above all, An expert with decades of experience, Dr. Lavian provides expert consulting services utilizing his intimate knowledge of the telecommunications industry. He has been awarded multiple patents for his developments in network security, network management, network selection, device provisioning, network/system architecture, mobility management, and access control. Moreover, he has co-authored over 25 scientific publications, journal articles, and peer-reviewed papers. Therefore, he is an inventor of over 120 patents and over 60 prosecuted pro-se. Dr. Lavian brings both academic and industry experience to his vibrant expert consulting services practice.
Research and Development
For 20 years, Dr. Lavian has researched, studied, and lectured at U.C. Berkeley, Engineering.
Dr. Lavian has served as an Industry Fellow and Lecturer at U.C. Berkeley’s Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) Department and U.C. Berkeley Engineering’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET). He has taken part in U.C. Berkeley’s startup accelerator, SkyDeck, as principal investigator of the wireless RF signal startup company CRadar.Ai, and co-founder, CEO, and CTO of smartphone wireless telecommunicators service integrator, Aybell, previously known as VisuMenu Inc.
- U.C. Berkeley SkyDeck startups – advanced technology research, business, market, and implementation. Mobile wireless cloud network services; Wireless RF and Radar for AV, AWS/GCP cloud software.
- Conducted research projects in data centers (RAD Labs), telecommunication infrastructure (SAHARA), and wireless systems (ICEBERG).
- Acted as a scientific liaison between Nortel Research Lab and U.C. Berkeley, providing tangible value in advanced technologies.
- Studied network services, telecommunication systems and software, communications infrastructure, and data centers.
- Earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science specializing in communication and networking.
- Developed long-term technology for the enterprise market, integrating communication and computing technologies.
He has served as the CTO and principal investigator of CRadar.Ai. A company whose technology improves wireless radio signal phase noise purity by about 100x. Moreover, this clean wireless radio frequency signal enables a pioneering radar-based object detection system for autonomous vehicles. The startup’s high-accuracy imaging radar complements existing detection systems by sensing objects under poor weather and lighting conditions—fog, rain, snow, direct sun, total darkness—where conventional camera- and lidar-based autonomous driving systems often fail. CRadar.Ai incubated in U.C. Berkeley’s startup accelerator, SkyDeck.
A part of UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck, Aybell is focused on creating a new way of connecting smartphone users to any company and service by digitizing interactive voice systems. As CEO, CTO, and co-founder of Aybell, Dr. Lavian developed a way to transform mobile wireless devices and smartphones into visual menu systems that empower consumers to receive more rapid customer service using mobile applications, social media platforms, chatbots, and browsers.
Dr. Lavian led the design and implementation of the company’s service architecture and the voice menu search engine. Aybell is the branding and marketing name of VisuMenu Inc., advanced technologies, a cloud telecommunications system that provides network communications integration with a service provider’s telephone system.
- Aybell transforms smartphones into visual menu systems, making the phone a frictionless point for user interactions with all features of customer service platforms. It empowers consumers to reach the right agents in call centers, overcoming customer service barriers.
- Architecture, design, and implementation of a cloud data center for connecting any smartphone user to any company and/or service by digitizing interactive voice systems and exposing through cloud-service APIs to other applications.
- The system has been deployed as a cloud networking and cloud computing service on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
Technologies include Data Science Analytics, Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Statistical Learning (SL). Building an NLP and other NLP libraries and modules.
VisuMenu Inc. provides an innovative visual search engine for automated phone menus from mobile wireless devices and smartphones. As co-founder and CTO of the company, Dr. Lavian led its software development and search engine design for IVR/PBX using Asterisk, SIP, and VoIP.
Above all, VisuMenu’s systems are deployed as a front-end mobile device interacting with Web services. Its back end is based on cloud network communications, telecommunications, and cloud computing services via Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). VisuMenu Inc. has since been re-branded as Aybell.