|Stephen R. Smoot, Ph.D.|
Senior Vice President, Tech Operations
Stephen R. Smoot, Ph.D. joined us in February 2003 and has served as our vice president of technical operations since May 2004. From September 2002 to February 2003, Dr. Smoot consulted for various companies in the areas of MPEG video, networking, and system design. From October 2000 to September 2002, Smoot was a senior director at Inktomi Corp. focused on MPEG, streaming video and networking. Smoot joined Inktomi following its acquisition of FastForward Networks where he served as director of engineering from February 1999 to October 2000. From June 1996 to February 1999, Smoot was a director of Software Development at Imedia Corp., now Motorola Inc. (MSI).
Smoot holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley and bachelor's degrees in computer science and mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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