Senior Staff Research Scientist @ audio/video research From July 2005 to Present (10 years 4 months) Senior Research Scientist @ From 2005 to 2015 (10 years) Senior Research Scientist @ From 2005 to 2015 (10 years) Senior Research Scientist @ * Media services for 3G
Senior Staff Research Scientist @ audio/video research From July 2005 to Present (10 years 4 months) Senior Research Scientist @ From 2005 to 2015 (10 years) Senior Research Scientist @ From 2005 to 2015 (10 years) Senior Research Scientist @ * Media services for 3G telephony: Transferred video-streaming capabilities (H.263, MP4 video, AMR) to HP's Open Call Business Unit. Provided interactive VCR controls to an unmodified SIP client while complying with 3G and 324M-gateway session contraints, including "seek" and speed controls. Listed as one of top-40 innovations from the 40-year history of HP Labs
* Streaming-server modeling: Modeled performance of streaming media service, based on "black-box" measurements. Approach used a small number of distinct workload types for calibration. Combinations of constrained total-least-squares models successfully modeled server saturation points for mixed workloads for Real's Helix Server and Apple's Darwin Server, including non-linearities for the saturation surface. From April 2002 to July 2005 (3 years 4 months) Consultant @ very-low-bit-rate video messaging From January 2002 to June 2002 (6 months) Principal Scientist @ * Dissolve and fade detection
* Automatic selection of highlight images ("snapshots") from video
* Faster-than-real-time MPEG1 video analysis
* Automatic placement of DVD chapter points
* Computationally efficient approaches for low-resolution audio alignment
* Automatic detection of stable and distinctive audio segments for matching
* Automatic music-tempo estimation
* Motion-tolerant de-interlacing of MPEG2 (without explicit motion estimation)
* "Snow static" and other forms of video "garbage" detection From April 2000 to March 2002 (2 years) Researcher @ In 2000, the patents covering on my work here were valued at $17 to $22 million in an independent audit by KPMG International.
* Speeding up audio in the MPEG-compressed domain in a computationally and memory efficient way without pitch shifting.
* Speeding up speech while maintaining comprehensibility by mimicking natural timing of fast speech.
* Estimating articulated-figure pose based on the silhouette without convolution.
* Tracking articulated-figure motions using video-rate illumination and depth imagery.
* Generating automatically photo-realistic lip sync video ("Video Rewrite")
* Locating specific points on objects using convolutional offset estimation and linear subspace coupling.
* Tracking object boundaries across variable backgrounds
* Morphing images and audio automatically without detailed manual alignment.
* Skimming and segmentation of video
* Estimating personalized head-related transfer functions From April 1993 to April 2000 (7 years 1 month) Researcher @ acoustic noise control From October 1989 to April 1993 (3 years 7 months)
PhD, Electrical Engineering @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology From 1985 to 1989 MSEE, Electrical Engineering @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology From 1984 to 1985 BSE, Electrical Engineering @ University of Michigan From 1980 to 1984 Rocky River High School Michele Covell is skilled in: Image Processing, Video Processing, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Statistical Modeling, Algorithms, Linux, Signal Processing, Python, Simulations, C++, Distributed Systems, Digital Signal..., Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Data Mining, High Performance..., Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Software Development, Embedded Systems, Scalability, Software Engineering, Perl, Software Design, C, System Architecture, Hadoop, Programming, Big Data, Parallel Computing, Computer Architecture, MapReduce