Ph.D. Student
Electrical & Computer Engineering

1148 Kelley Engineering Center
Corvallis, OR 97331-5501
(541) 737-1300


  • Oregon State University - Corvallis, Oregon
    PhD / Master’s of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering - In Progress / 4.0 GPA
  • The University of Toledo - Toledo, Ohio
    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Magna cum laude - 1984
  • Emory University, Goizueta Business School - Atlanta, Georgia
    Executive MBA, 12 Credit Hours - Attended 2003
    Executive business program ranked in the top 10 globally by Business Week and The Financial Times at the time.


Richard is a proven results-oriented leader and technologist with 30+ years of technology and business leadership experience in the high-volume electronics and software industries. Richard has a proven track record of translating customer opportunities, technical innovation, and cross-functional execution into high returns with demonstrated achievements within Fortune 100 and emerging companies alike.

Richard is the President of SIS Development, Inc ("SIS"). SIS provides technical services to leading product and software companies like Cisco, General Electric, United Technologies, Schneider Electric, Honeywell, Samsung, Ingersoll Rand, Bosch, FLIR Systems, and the like.

Prior to founding SIS Development, Inc., Richard served as General Manager-Technology and Vice President, Engineering at General Electric’s GE Security division, where he led a progressive 300+ person engineering/technology organization with +$500M per year in revenue. At GE, Richard managed 16 geographically dispersed organizations, providing advanced enterprise, commercial, residential and real-estate solutions for the video surveillance, intrusion systems, alarm monitoring, and key control markets.

Before joining GE, Richard held top technology leadership positions within leading companies like Scientific-Atlanta (later acquired by Cisco), Schlumberger Industries and start-up innovation leaders Ivex Corporation (IP enabled video surveillance solutions) and Home Wireless Networks (IP wireless gateways).

Prior to attending Oregon State University, Richard earned a BSEE degree from the University of Toledo, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He completed numerous Executive MBA courses at Emory University’s top-10 ranked business school program, is a Six-Sigma Black Belt, and he holds two patents.

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Research Interests

Research areas include: Video, video compression (encoding / decoding), optimization of video streaming content, network coding, video streaming, cryptography, encryption, data security.