Richard Jay Solomon
Mr. Solomon is the chief scientist on a Ctech project to prototype a full-spectrum imaging sensor, spectrometer, and full-spectrum display. This project has been sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Naval Research Lab, NASA, and the National Security Agency over the past 8 years, continuing work begun at the University of Pennsylvania. The full-spectrum imaging system is based on a novel Wave Theory of Human Vision Mr. Solomon co-developed with Eric Rosenthal of Ctech. Several patents have been filed on the sensor, spectrometer and display designs with one patent awarded for a full-spectrum projector.
At U. Penn, Mr. Solomon was Senior Scientist from 1998-2003 studying the interfaces between super high-speed networking, electronic imaging, and the human perceptual system, working with Prof. David Farber at the Moore School of Engineering.
From 1990-1997 Mr. Solomon was Associate Director of the Research Program on Communications Policy (RPCP) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development. He joined MIT's RPCP in 1977, and held a joint appointment as a Visiting Scientist at the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics since 1989. RPCP served as a think-tank and government advisor on telecommunications matters and high-resolution systems, funded primarily by DARPA, NASA and the National Science Foundation.
As a principal at RPCP, he was instrumental in the creation of the MIT/Polaroid/Philips 720P/60 camera under a contract with NASA and DARPA. This camera was based on the results of psychophysical research Mr. Solomon began in 1987-91 at the MIT Media Lab. He joined MIT in 1969 as a Research Associate in the Urban Systems Lab. Mr. Solomon was an Adjunct Professor in NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts from 1990-92. During 1976-1980, he was a Fellow at Harvard University with the Program on Information Resources Policy, where he researched regulatory and technology issues in telecom and transportation. From 1973-1975 he was a staff associate at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in the Dept. of Civil Engineering.
Mr. Solomon is the co-author of The Gordian Knot: Gridlock on the Information Highway (MIT Press 1997), which won the 1997 Donald McGannon Award in Communication Policy Research, and numerous papers and books on telecom and imaging technology, and transport infrastructure. During the 1980s and early 1990s, he served on various U.S delegations to the International Telecommunication Union for the working group on HDTV standards, was a consultant to the U.S. State Department on telecommunications and HDTV, and a consultant on information technologies to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, and the European Commission in Brussels. Mr. Solomon holds 12 patents and patents pending on telecommunications, computer, Internet protocols and applications, and imaging devices.