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Mountain Math Software
555 Cresci Road, Los Gatos, CA 95033-8512
Image and Signal Processing
- Led major projects in image and signal processing
- Creative solutions for difficult problems with quality
management through project structure and tools that create
- Extensive technical lead and team experience with great written
and verbal communication skills.
- Broad and deep experience with a wide range of programming
languages and development environments
Mountain Math Software, Consultant, 1990 - present
Zoran, 1984 - 1989
Improve image enhancement software for video at Trusight Inc.
Design and implement a new image processing algorithm based on, but
better than, adaptive histogram equalization for Suni Medical
Imaging to enhance dental x-rays. Design and develop simulators for
MPEG compression chips for Cadence Design Systems. Develop a C
compiler (based on GNU code) for DSP Semiconductors' Pine DSP.
Design and develop a generic tool for digital signal processing
design and development, ObjectProDSP.
Aegea Medical, Trusight, Suni Medical Imaging, Vilong, Cadence
Design Systems, DSP Group, Clarkspur Design, Octel Communications,
Castelle and Zoran
Director of Tools Systems, 1988 - 1989
Tools and Specialized Expertise:
Supervised and contributed to the hardware and software development
tools that supported Zoran's family of dedicated DSP VLSI
Manager of Software Engineering, 1986 - 1988
Supervised and contributed to the software tools that
supported Zoran's family of dedicated DSP VLSI
Consultant and DSP Architect, 1984-1986
Designed and developed the complete suite of tools
(assembler, simulator and emulator board software interface) for
the Zoran Vector Signal Processor.
Languages and tools: C++, C, Python, Perl, Fortran,
processor assembly languages.
Operating systems: Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris.
Specialized technical experience: image and signal
processing algorithm and system development and implementation;
MPEG chip simulation; graphical user interface design and
implementation (Windows, X-Windows on Linux, Mac OS X, wxWidgets);
Windows privileged mode programming (added image archiving to USB
driver); worked with digital signal processors from Texas
Instruments, Zoran, DSP Semiconductors and Clarkspur Design;
compiler construction (ported GNU C compiler to a new processor);
designed and implemented a partial differential equation
application for the pioneering SIMD compute, Illiac IV; compiler
development for parallel computing; research in organizing parallel
B. S. in physics, M. S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Acting Assistant
Professor at the University of California at Los Angeles.
Selected Publications and Patent:
Budnik, P., "Emergent
Properties of Discretized Wave Equations", Complex
Systems, Volume 19 Issue 2
Budnik. P., "What is
Mathematics About?", Philosophy of Mathematics
Education, 22 (this paper is also in Critical Issues
in Mathematics Education, Information Age Publishing,
Barkan, M., Genusov, A., Granski, M., Budnik, P and Retter, R,
U. S. Patent 4802111 on Zoran's Digital Filter Processor
Budnik, P. and Kuck, D. J., "The Organization and Use of Parallel
Memories", IEEE Transactions on Computers, Volume
C20, Issue 12 (this paper has been cited over 200 times)
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