Alan K. Hunt
9715 Trevor Drive
Dallas, TX 75243-2315
Senior DSP Systems Engineer / Scientist
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2 December 2017
Mobile: 972.896.2407

Career Focus: Research, development, & implementation of software, systems, & applications employing DSP
(e.g., video, speech, audio, image, wireless data comm., radar), pattern recognition, or related technologies.


  • Decades of experience in development of wide-ranging signal processing systems, from concepts to products.
  • Thirteen years experience as Chief/Principal Scientist of a leading speech technology company.
  • Spearheaded the development of a successful, fundamentally new speech recognition technology.
  • Self-motivated, optimistic, goal-driven, excellent at speaking, writing, teaching, and presenting.


  • DSP (speech, audio, image, video)
  • Detection, Estimation, Filtering, Tracking
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Noise Reduction
  • Embedded Systems
  • Image Restoration and Enhancement
  • Real-Time System Design, Simulation, & Testing
  • Signal Compression (incl. Audio & Video Codecs)
  • Software Design, Implementation, Testing, Porting
  • Telecom Systems & Applications


  • C/C++
  • Verilog
  • Fortran, Pascal
  • Forth, Basic
  • Xilinx
  • TIC6x, C54x
  • Equator MAP
  • Mercury/SAL
  • ModelSim
  • Win32/DOS
  • VMS
  • Altivec
  • Matlab
  • Simulink
  • Mentor Graphics
  • Unix
  • DaVinci
  • TCL/TK
  • IDL
  • WiT


    L3 Mission Integration, Greenville, TX Senior Systems Engineer Mar 2017-present
    Develop DSP algorithms, HDL/RTL, & software for electronic intelligence and surveillance systems (Matlab).
  • Radar systems
  • Spectral estimation
  • Detection, estimation, classification
  • Digital modulation & demodulation
  • CIC & Polyphase Filtering
  • Interferometry & direction finding

  • Authentix, Inc, Addison, TX Principal Signal Scientist Jan 2008-Apr 2015
    Develop algorithms and architectures for advanced processing of high-speed multi-spectral images (TI C64x/ C64x+ embedded DSP, C/C++, Code Composer, Matlab, Scilab, Octave).
  • Image enhancement & noise reduction
  • Eigensystem analysis
  • Principal components analysis
  • Digital modulation (CDMA)
  • Detection, estimation, classification
  • Multivariate param. optimization

  • Aava Technology, LLC, Plano, TX Member of Technical Staff (Independent Contractor) July 2007-Jan 2008
    Ported and optimized proprietary video codec for TI C64x embedded DSP platforms (C/C++, Code Composer, XDAIS/XDM, DaVinci, XDC, Reference Frameworks, DM642, DM6446, DM648, Scilab, OpenOffice).
  • H263, H264, MPEG2, MPEG4
  • Wavelet & DCT compression
  • Arithmetic & QM codecs

  • Crane Wireless Monitoring Solutions, Plano, TX Senior DSP Systems Engineer 2003-2007
    Develop DSP systems, algorithms, HDL/RTL, software, & firmware for adaptive wireless network communication systems (Matlab, Simulink, Verilog, ModelSim, C/C++, Xilinx, Altera, Lattice).
  • Adaptive Array Processing
  • Digital Beamforming
  • Spread-Spectrum Methods
  • Interference Suppression
  • Noise Reduction

  • Polycom, Austin, TX Principal Audio Engineer 2000-2002
    Developed algorithms & software for advanced real-time audio signal processing, (C/C++, Win32, Equator, Matlab).
  • Speech Detection
  • Beamforming
  • Polyphase Filtering
  • Acoustic Echo Cancellation
  • Compression/Decompression
  • Adaptive Filtering
  • Source Tracking
  • Noise Reduction
  • Low-Delay Filtering

  • Applied Science Fiction, Austin, TX Senior Engineer 1999-2000
    Developed algorithms and software for advanced real-time photographic image processing (C/C++, Win32, Mercury/SAL/Altivec, Unix, Matlab, IDL, TCL/TK, WiT).
  • Developed and supported three major blocks of image processing system on five successive environments including two real-time, multi-processor platforms.
  • Resolved critical image noise questions freeing personnel and resources for other tasks., Richardson, TX (concurrent) 1999-2000
    Technology Consultant
    Provided strategic technical direction and support to CEO and engineering staff enabling successful demonstration to seed capital investors.

    DNA Enterprises, Richardson, TX Senior Software Architect 1997-1999
    Led development of architectures, algorithms, and software for real-time signal processing applications.
  • Real-time OCR for high-speed document inspection & sorting applications (C & C6x asm, Win32, DOS).
  • PC host software (board configuration, loader, debugger, etc.) for TI C6x EVM (C/C++, Win32).
  • E1 framer setup & control (Motorola 56k asm).
  • Signal processing software for programmable telecom switch console (C & 54x asm).

    Voice Control Systems, Dallas, TX Chief Scientist 1983-1997
    Served as: primary technical contributor, consultant, and mentor to R&D staff; chief architect of all major algorithms for discrete & connected speech recognition and speaker verification; principal author of patents; lead algorithm designer during all phases of product development, from initial concepts to final fielded systems (Fortran, C/C++, VMS, XWindows Motif, Win32/DOS, Unix, ILS, EIS/LIN/LAPACK).
  • Developed a fundamentally new speaker-independent speech recognition technology.
  • Extended technology to speaker-dependent, continuous, and speaker verification applications.
  • Spearheaded and managed program to radically redesign technology for single-chip implementation.
  • Continually developed new methods to achieve performance and efficiency improvements, permitting rapid proliferation of technology into new platforms, environments, vocabularies, and languages.
  • Functioned as the primary consultant in solving critical-path technical problems.
  • Developed an extensive library of software utilities for graphical/statistical analysis, etc.
  • Wrote, delivered papers and presentations at technical conferences, trade shows, customer briefings, etc.
  • Developed algorithms and software for: advanced vector quantization; time-domain and frequency-domain signal measurement design; echo cancellation; noise suppression; fast speech coding; eigensystem analysis; multivariate parameter optimization; signal simulation; automatic in-line source code generation.

    Martingale Research Corporation, Allen, TX Senior Scientist (concurrent) 1992-1993
    Developed concepts and software implementation of digital signal processing and pattern tracking and recognition algorithms, especially for application in the areas of speech and image understanding (C/C++, Fortran, Win32/DOS, Labview, MatrixX).

    Texas Instruments, Lewisville, TX Systems Engineer 1980-1983
    Performed systems analysis and conceptual development, especially: image tracking; image restoration; synthetic image sequence generation; subpixel image registration; spatial sampling error modeling and estimation; radar signal detection, location, and identification; multisensor recognition (Fortran, VMS, IMSL).


    Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
    PhD Program, Statistical Signal Processing Completed all phases of program except dissertation

    Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
    M.E.E.E. Thesis on microprocessor-based music technology