Istvan Jonyer

Dr. Istvan Jonyer

Sidespin Group
istvan@sidespingroup.com
Los Angeles, San Francisco , CA 90403, 94123
Mobile: 415-816-7561
Introduction

Dr. Jonyer is a scientist, engineer, educator, investor, and serial entrepreneur, with extensive research, development, and management experience in various areas of computer science with leading technology companies. He has been a venture capitalist with three different funds with responsibilities covering machine learning, autonomous vehicles, AR/VR, and mobile and streaming media delivery, among others. At Google he was responsible for launching Google TV devices with device OEMs and SoC vendors such as Sony, Samsung, LG, Sharp, Vizio, Logitech, Intel, Marvell, and MediaTek. He designed mobile communication systems for Nortel Networks and evaluated a wide range of telecommunications technologies as a venture capitalist. Dr. Jonyer is a serial entrepreneur with two startups under his belt, and continues to be involved with the startup ecosystem by both investing in and advising early stage startups.

Published peer-reviewed articles extensively in international conferences and journals, as well as book chapters. Presented to a wide range of audiences, such as boards of directors, conferences, and as a regular investor panelist.

As an expert, he has completed cases in:
- IPR
- Patent infringement, ITC
- Trade secret
- Breach of contract
- Technical due diligence
- Pre-litigation discovery
- Technology architecture

He has been retained on cases involving major technology companies, including:
- Google
- Facebook
- Universal Electronics
- Roku
- Unified Patents
- Berkshire Hathaway


Areas of Expertise
  • Computers
  • Information Technology
  • Internet
  • Multimedia
  • Networking
  • Software
  • Software Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Video
  • Wireless Technology

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Ph.D., Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2003
MBA, Carnegie Mellon University, 2010
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: - Head of Global Device Partnerships of Google TV at Google
- Venture capitalist at NexStar Partners, New Venture Partners, and Pittsburgh Equity Partners
- Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Oklahoma State University
- Software engineer and architect at Nortel Networks and several startups
- Expert reviewer for numerous journals, conferences and magazines, and been a committee member for academic conferences, including AAAI, IEEE, ACM, ICML, ICDM.
- Expert reviewer for national granting organizations, such as the NSF.
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: I was assistant professor of computer science for 5 years, and taught 9 different courses, including:
- Artificial intelligence
- Theory of computation
- Advanced programming language theory (and its undergraduate version)
- Advanced algorithms and data structures (and its undergraduate version)

As a venture capitalist I spoke on recent technology topics to boards of directors, and other venues on such topics as:
Investment opportunities in autonomous vehicles, machine learning, augmented and virtual reality, LIDAR and active sensors, mobile and streaming media delivery, Intellectual Property Risk in Early Stage Equity Investments, State of the video conferencing market, State of Online Secondary Markets for Private Placements.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 15
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: My clients rely on my expertise in the following technologies:
- Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neural networks (NN), Deep learning (DL, DNN), Graph-based data mining, Social network analysis
- Autonomous vehicles, simulation, location technologies (GPS, SLAM, vSLAM, WiFi), sensors (Lidar, Radar, IR, SWIR, sonar)
- Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR, XR), HMDs, optical subsystems, eye tracking, gesture recognition, remote rendering
- Telecommunications, 3G, CDMA, mobile computing, Android apps
- Digital multimedia, Video streaming, Smart TV, Google TV, Chromecast
- Internet of things (IoT), Connected home, Smart home, connected vehicles, industrial IoT, predictive maintenance
- High performance computing (HPC), Parallel and distributed computing, MPI, Multi-threading, POSIX threads, Windows multi-threading, cluster computing
- Internet and Web technologies, LAMP stack, AWS
Software development: C/C++, Java, Javascript, Ruby/Rails, Assembly, Python, HTML, CSS, AJAX, XML
- Environments: Visual Studio, .NET, Ruby Mine, PyCharm, Eclipse.
- Databases: MySQL, Postgres, RDBMS, SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Elastic Search, Oracle
- Operating systems and servers: Linux, Android, Windows, VxWorks, UNIX, Google TV
- Networking and protocols: TCP/IP, HTTP, IMAP/POP/SMTP, DNS, GSM/CDMA/LTE, Wifi/802.11, telnet
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: As an expert, completed cases in:
- IPR
- Patent infringement, ITC
- Trade secret
- Breach of contract
- Technical due diligence
- Pre-litigation discovery
- Technology architecture

He has been retained on cases involving major technology companies, including:
- Google
- Facebook
- Universal Electronics
- Roku
- Unified Patents
- Berkshire Hathaway

References

Alston & Bird, Manning, Morgan Lewis, Stoel Rives, Hopkins Carley, Bursor Fisher
Further references Available Upon Request