John is currently a group leader in the area of Multimedia Systems . Since joining FXPAL in 2002, John has worked on a variety of projects including TalkMiner, the FXPAL Photo Application, FXPAL's TRECVID efforts, and ProjectorBox. John's R&D background includes a two year stint with Lockheed Sanders (now part of BAE) working on speech and signal processing technologies. John has an Sc.B. in Computer Science from Brown University, where he also earned his Sc.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering. His graduate research and dissertation at the Laboratory for Engineering Man/Machine Systems (LEMS) focused on microphone arrays for speech processing.