Katherine Kuan

Katherine Kuan

Senior Algorithm Architect at Intel

San Francisco Bay Area
Consumer Electronics

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Katherine Kuan's Overview

  • Staff System Architect at Synaptics
  • Staff Video Architect at Zoran
  • Software Engineer at Zoran

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Katherine Kuan's Summary

• Ph.D plus 8 years of industry experience, specializing in touch sensing, image and video processing algorithms.
• Proven record of successfully delivering algorithms that were used by customers and went to mass production.
• Experience in working with customers, as well as different internal engineering teams.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Hands-on experience working with embedded systems.

Katherine Kuan's Experience

Senior Algorithm Architect

Intel Corporation

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; INTC; Semiconductors industry

March 2014Present (7 months) Santa Clara

Staff System Architect


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; SYNA; Consumer Electronics industry

November 2011February 2014 (2 years 4 months) San Jose

Developed the following touch sensing signal processing algorithms. Delivered Matlab and Python models, simulation results and documents.
-Palm rejection algorithms for touchpads
-Anti-bending algorithms for large touch screens.

Defined test cases and tuning procedures.

Worked closely with engineers from firmware and driver teams to support software verification and debugging.

Supported FAEs to address issues in customer demos and production projects.

Staff Video Architect


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; ZRAN; Semiconductors industry

June 2008October 2011 (3 years 5 months)

Developed the following video processing algorithms. Delivered Matlab models, simulation results and documents.
-Analog noise reduction and analog noise level estimation
-Chroma Sharpening
-MPEG mosquito noise reduction with block boundary detection and video quality detection
-Black bar detection
-Dynamic contrast adjustment

Supported firmware and application engineers to investigate and address picture quality related customer issues.

Worked with customers to fine tune parameters used in the algorithms based on the need ot customers.

Worked with ASIC designers, verification and validation engineers to ensure proper implementation of the algorithms in hardware.

Worked with software engineers to support software algorithm implementation and verification.

Software Engineer


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; ZRAN; Semiconductors industry

July 2006June 2008 (2 years)

Developed automated algorithms and procedures that performs video tuning tasks:
-Analog video input calibration
-Panel white balance calibration
-Panel gamma calibration

Supported various customers in areas related to video quality, including picture quality tuning address issues related to picture quality.

Katherine Kuan's Languages

  • English

  • Chinese

Katherine Kuan's Skills & Expertise

  1. Image Processing
  2. Algorithms
  3. Computer Vision
  4. Video Processing
  5. Analog
  6. MPEG
  7. Video
  8. Automation
  9. SoC
  10. Embedded Systems
  11. Embedded Software
  12. Firmware
  13. Debugging
  14. Digital Signal Processors
  15. Semiconductors
  16. Device Drivers
  17. Algorithm Development
  18. ASIC
  19. C

Katherine Kuan's Education

University of California, Irvine

Ph.D, EE


Designed and implemented research investigations of analysis of remote sensing images. Developed algorithms and strategies for hyperspectral image recognition and classification.

University of California, Irvine



National Chiao Tung University

B.S., EE


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