Photo Dr. Tal Lavian, Ph.D. 1640 Mariani Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Phone: 408-209-9112
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Research & Consulting: Telecommunications, Network Communications, & Mobile Wireless Technologies

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Scientist, educator, & technologist with 30 years of academic & industry experience; co-authored over 25 scientific publications, journal articles, and peer-reviewed papers; named inventor of over 120 issued & filed patents; Sutardja fellow & lecturer at UC Berkeley Engineering-Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET).

  • Ph.D., Computer Science specializing in networking & communications
    UC Berkeley
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering
    Tel Aviv University
  • B.S., Mathematics & Computer Science
    Tel Aviv University

Network communications, telecommunications, Internet protocols & mobile wireless:
  • Communication networks: Internet protocols; TCP/IP suite; TCP; UDP; IP; Ethernet; network protocols; network software applications; data link, network & transport layers (L2, L3, L4), data center network architecture
  • Internet software: Internet software applications; distributed computing; cloud computing; Web applications; FTP; HTTP; Java; client-server; file transfer
  • Routing/switching: LAN; WAN; VPN; routing protocols; RIP; BGP; MPLS; OSPF; IS-IS; multicast, DNS; QoS; switching; packet switching; network infrastructure; network communication architectures
  • Mobile wireless: wireless LAN; 802.11; cellular systems; mobile devices; smartphone technologies
  • Unified Communications: PSTN, circuit switching, IP telephony, VoIP, SIP, SS7, video & audio conferencing, streaming media, e-mail, instant messaging (chat)
  • 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 & developed the first network resource scheduling service for grid computing
  • Managed & engineered the first demonstrated transatlantic dynamic allocation of 10Gbs Lambdas as a grid service
  • Development & 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 & chaired Nortel Networks EDN Patent Committee
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA - 2000 to Present
    Berkeley Industry Fellow, Lecturer, Visiting Scientist, Ph.D. Candidate, Nortel's Scientist Liaison
    (Some positions & projects were concurrent, others sequential)
    • Industry fellow & lecturer at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET).
    • Conducted research projects in data centers (RAD Labs), telecommunication infrastructure (SAHARA), & 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, & data centers
    • Earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science with a specialization in communications and networking
    • Developed long-term technology for the enterprise market, integrating communication and computing technologies
  • TelecommNet Consulting, Inc.
    Sunnyvale, CA - 2006 to Present
    Principal Scientist
    • Consulting in the areas of network communications, telecommunications, Internet protocols, & smartphone mobile wireless devices
    • Providing system architecture & technology analysis for computer networks, mobile wireless devices, & Internet web technologies projects
    • Expert witness in network communications patent infringement lawsuits
  • Aybell
    UC Berkeley, CA - 2016 to Present
    • 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
    • Architecture, design & implementation of a cloud data center for connecting any smartphone user, to any company and/or service, by digitizing interactive voice systems, & 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) & Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
    • Technologies include Data Science analytics, Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI), & Statistical Learning (SL). Building an NLP Parser using Python, NLTK, SpaCy and other NLP libraries & modules
  • VisuMenu, Inc.
    Sunnyvale, CA - 2010 to 2016
    Co- Founder & Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
    • Led the software design & development of a visual IVR system for smartphones and mobile devices, based on an innovative use of wireless & network communications technologies
    • Design of a search engine for IVR / PBX using Asterisk, SIP, & VoIP
  • Ixia
    Santa Clara, CA - 2008 to 2008 Communications Consultant
    • Researched & developed advanced network communications testing technologies:
      • IxNetwork/IxN2X IP routing & switching devices & broadband access equipment. Provided traffic generation & 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, & data center bridging. Tested & validated IEEE, ITU & IETF RFC standards compatibility
      • IxLoad quickly & accurately modeled high-volume video, data, & voice subscribers & servers to test real-world performance of multiservice delivery & security platforms
      • IxCatapult emulated a broad range of wireless access & core protocols to test wireless components & 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 & 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, & schedule execution of tests
  • Nortel Networks
    Santa Clara, CA - 1996 to 2007
    Originally employed by Bay Networks which was acquired by Nortel Networks
    • Principal Scientist, Principal Architect, Principal Engineer, Senior Software Engineer
      • Held scientific & 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, & completed three research projects: active networks, DWDMRAM, & a networking computation project for Air Force Research Lab (AFRL)
      • Led a wireless research project for an undisclosed US federal agency Academic & Industrial Researcher
      • Analyzed new technologies to reduce risks associated with R&D investment Headed research collaboration with leading universities & professors at UC Berkeley, Northwestern University, University of Amsterdam, & University of Technology, Sydney
      • Evaluated competitive products relative to Nortels products and technology
      • Proactively identified prospective business ideas, which led to new networking products
      • Predicted technological trends through researching the technological horizon & academic sphere
      • Designed software for switches, routers, & network communications devices
      • Developed systems and architectures for switches, routers, & network management
      • Researched & developed the following projects:
        • Data-Center Communications: network & server orchestration 2006 to 2007
        • DRAC: SOA - facilitated L1/L2/L3 network dynamic controller 2003 to 2007
        • Omega: classified wireless project for undisclosed US Federal Agency 2006 to 2006
        • Open platform: project for the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) 2005 to 2005
        • Network resource orchestration for Web services workflows 2004 to 2005
        • Proxy study between Web/grids services & network services 2004 to 2004
        • Streaming content replication: real-time A/V media multicast at edge 2003 to 2004
        • DWDM-RAM: US DARPA-funded program on agile optical transport 2003 to 2004
        • Packet capturing and forwarding service on IP and Ethernet traffic 2002 to 2003
        • CO2: content-aware agile networking 2001 to 2003
        • Active networks: US DARPA-funded research program 1999 to 2002
        • ORE: programmable network service platform 1998 to 2002
        • JVM platform: Java on network devices 1998 to 2001
        • Web-based device management: network device management 1996 to 1997
    • Technology Innovator & Patent Leader
      • Created & chaired Nortel Networks EDN Patent Committee
      • Facilitated continuous stream of innovative ideas & their conversion into intellectual property rights
      • Developed intellectual property assets through invention & analysis of existing technology portfolios
  • Aptel Communications
    Netanya, Israel - 1994 to 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 & managed a personal communication network (PCN) & personal communication system (PCS), which were the precursors of short text messages (SMS)
    • Designed & developed network communications software products in C/C++
    • Invented & implemented a two-way paging product
  • Scitex Ltd.
    Herzeliya, Israel - 1990 to 1993
    Software Engineer, Team Leader
    Software & 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 to 1990
    Start-up company
    Software Engineer
    • Developed real-time software and algorithms in C/C++ & Pascal
  • 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, & 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
  • Quixey search engine for wireless mobile apps
  • Mytopia mobile social games
  • iLeverage - Israeli Innovations
  • Top Talent Award - Nortel
  • Top Inventors Award - Nortel EDN
  • Certified IEEE-WCET Wireless Communications Engineering Technologies
  • Toastmasters International Competent Communicator (twice)
  • Toastmasters International Advanced Communicator Bronze
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