Dr. Tal Lavian

Education

Accomplishments

  • Served as Principal Investigator (PI) for three US Department of Defense (DARPA) projects
    • Directed networking computation project for the US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL)
    • PI of a wireless research project for an undisclosed US federal agency
  • Led and developed the first network resource scheduling service for grid computing
  • Managed and engineered the first demonstrated transatlantic dynamic allocation of 10Gbs Lambdas as a grid service
  • Development and successful demonstration of the first wire-speed active network on commercial hardware
  • Inventor of over 120 patents, over 60 prosecuted pro se in front of the USPTO
  • Created and chaired Nortel Networks’ EDN Patent Committee

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The University of California, Berkeley, California

2000-Present

UC Berkeley SkyDeck, Berkeley Industry Fellow, Lecturer, Visiting Scientist, Ph.D. Candidate, Nortel’s Scientist Liaison

  • UC 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.
  • Industry fellow and lecturer at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET).
  • Conducted research projects in data centers (RAD Labs), telecommunication infrastructure (SAHARA), and wireless systems (ICEBERG)
  • Acted as scientific liaison between Nortel Research Lab and UC 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 with a specialization in communication and networking
  • Developed long-term technology for the enterprise market, integrating communication and computing technologies

TelecommNet Consulting, Inc.

2006-Present

Principal Scientist
  • Consulting in the areas of network communications, telecommunications, Internet protocols, and smartphone mobile wireless devices
  • Providing system architecture and technology analysis for computer networks, mobile wireless devices, and Internet web technologies projects
  • Expert witness in network communications patent infringement lawsuits

CRadar.Ai, UC Berkeley, California

2018-Present

Principal Investigator/CTO

Accurate Radars are paramount for self-driving car safety. Radars “see” where Cameras and LiDars are “blind” (fog, rain, snow, direct sunlight, and darkness). We improve the Radar RF wireless signal purity by 100x, at a 100x cost reduction vs. LiDar. Our superior Radar wireless signal quality provides high Radar accuracy while also enabling true redundancy, sensory fusion and puts the Radar into the sensory spearhead.

Aybell, UC Berkeley, California

2016-Present

CEO/CTO
  • Aybell transforms smartphones into visual menu systems, making the phone a frictionless point for user interactions with all features of customer service platforms. Empowers consumers to reach the right agents in call centers, overcoming customer service barriers. Aybell is a branding name, and marketing of VisuMenu advanced technologies.
  • 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 is 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 Parser using Python, NLTK, SpaCy and other NLP libraries and modules

VisuMenu, Inc., Sunnyvale, California

2010-2016

Co- Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Led the software design and development of a visual IVR system for smartphones and mobile devices, based on an innovative use of wireless and network communications technologies
  • Design of a search engine for IVR / PBX using Asterisk, SIP, and VoIP
  • VisuMenu Inc. advanced technologies has been rebranded and marketed as Aybell.

Ixia, Santa Clara, California

2008 – 2008

Communications Consultant
  • Researched and developed advanced network communications testing technologies:
  • IxNetwork/IxN2X —IP routing and switching devices and broadband access equipment. Provided traffic generation and emulation for the full range of protocols: OSPF, RIP, EIGRP, BGP, IS-IS, MPLS, unicast, multicast, broadcast, layer 2/3 VPNs, IPSec, carrier Ethernet, broadband access, and data center bridging. Tested and validated IEEE, ITU and IETF RFC standards compatibility
  • IxLoad — quickly and accurately modeled high-volume video, data, and voice subscribers and servers to test real-world performance of multiservice delivery and security platforms
  • IxCatapult — emulated a broad range of wireless access and core protocols to test wireless components and systems that, when combined with IxLoad, provides an end-to-end solution for testing wireless service quality
  • IxVeriWave — employed a client-centric model to test Wi-Fi and wireless LAN networks by generating repeatable large-scale, real-world test scenarios that are virtually impossible to create by any other means
  • Test automation — provided simple, comprehensive lab automation to help test engineering teams create, organize, catalog, and schedule execution of tests

Nortel Networks, Santa Clara, California

1996 – 2007

Originally employed by Bay Networks, which was acquired by Nortel Networks
Principal Scientist, Principal Architect, Principal Engineer, Senior Software Engineer Held scientific and research roles at Nortel Labs, Bay Architecture Labs, and in the office of the CTO

Principal Investigator for US Department of Defense (DARPA) Projects
  • Conceived, proposed, and completed three research projects: active networks, DWDM-RAM, and a networking computation project for Air Force Research Lab (AFRL)
  • Led a wireless research project for an undisclosed US federal agency
Academic and Industrial Researche
  • Analyzed new technologies to reduce risks associated with R&D investment
  • Headed research collaboration with leading universities and professors at UC Berkeley, Northwestern University, University of Amsterdam, and University of Technology, Sydney
  • Evaluated competitive products relative to Nortel’s products and technology
  • Proactively identified prospective business ideas, which led to new networking products
  • Predicted technological trends through researching the technological horizon and academic sphere
  • Designed software for switches, routers, and network communications devices
  • Developed systems and architectures for switches, routers, and network management
  • Researched and developed the following projects:
    • Data-Center Communications: network and server orchestration – 2006-2007
    • DRAC: SOA-facilitated L1/L2/L3 network dynamic controller – 2003-2007
    • Omega: classified wireless project for undisclosed US Federal Agency – 2006-2006
    • Open platform: project for the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) – 2005-2005
    • Network resource orchestration for Web services workflows – 2004-2005
    • Proxy study between Web/grids services and network services – 2004-2004
    • Streaming content replication: real-time A/V media multicast at edge – 2003-2004
    • DWDM-RAM: US DARPA-funded program on agile optical transport – 2003-2004
    • Packet capturing and forwarding service on IP and Ethernet traffic – 2002-2003
    • CO2: content-aware agile networking – 2001-2003
    • Active networks: US DARPA-funded research program – 1999-2002
    • ORE: programmable network service platform – 1998-2002
    • JVM platform: Java on network devices – 1998-2001
    • Web-based device management: network device management – 1996-1997
Technology Innovator andPatent Leader
  • Created and chaired Nortel Networks’ EDN Patent Committee
  • Facilitated a continuous stream of innovative ideas and their conversion into intellectual property rights
  • Developed intellectual property assets through invention and analysis of existing technology portfolios

Aptel Communications, Netanya, Israel      

1994-1995

Software Engineer, Team Leader

Start-up company focused on mobile wireless CDMA spread spectrum PCN/PCS

  • Developed a mobile wireless device using an unlicensed band – Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS); FCC part 15 – unlicensed transmitters
  • Designed and managed a personal communication network (PCN) and personal communication system (PCS), which were the precursors of short text messages (SMS)
  • Designed and developed network communications software products in C/C++
  • Invented and implemented a two-way paging product

Scitex Ltd.,Herzeliya, Israel

1990-1993

Software Engineer, Team Leader

Software and hardware company acquired by Hewlett Packard (HP)

  • Developed system and network communications in C/C++
  • Invented Parallel SIMD Architecture
  • Participated in the Technology Innovation group

Shalev, Ramat Hasharon, Israel

1987-1990

Software Engineer

Start-up company

  • Developed real-time software and algorithms in C/C++ and Pascal

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Dr. Lavian is an IEEE senior member and a member of the ACM SIGCOMM and SIGWEB groups.

  • IEEE senior member
  • IEEE CNSV co-chair, Intellectual Property SIG – (2013)
  • President Next Step Toastmasters (an advanced TM club in the Silicon Valley) – (2013-2014)
  • Technical co-chair, IEEE Hot Interconnects 2005 at Stanford University
  • Member, IEEE Communications Society (COMMSOC)
  • Member, IEEE Computer Society
  • Member, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
  • Member, IEEE-USA Intellectual Property Committee
  • Member, ACM, ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOM)
  • Member, ACM Special Interest Group on Hypertext, Hypermedia, and Web (SIGWEB)
  • Member, IEEE Consultants’ Network (CNSV)
  • Global Member, Internet Society (ISOC)
  • President Java Users Group – Silicon Valley Mountain View, CA,- 1999-2000
  • Toastmasters International

FORMER ADVISORY BOARDS POSITIONS

  • Quixey –search engine for wireless mobile apps
  • Mytopia – mobile social games
  • iLeverage – Israeli Innovations

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

PERSONAL

  • USA FIT – San Jose Marathon running club (2017-2018)
  • Hiking club – Sundays
  • A dancer for over 45 years