Roger D. Melen is a Senior Advisor at Toyota InfoTech Labs Inc., a research division of Toyota Motor North America focused on new mobility. He applies his experience to advanced computer imaging and networking, safety, navigation, and mapping technologies envisioned for vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-roadside and vehicle-to-rest-of-the-world system designs.
Previously Dr. Melen was Vice President R&D, Canon Research Center America, addressing emerging networked computers in CMOS office and photographic imaging systems. He was a founder of Cromemco Inc., an early era dynamic microcomputer company. He authored the IEEE book: CCD Technology and Applications, an extension of his pioneering PhD research at Stanford University on CCD sensors and delay lines. At Stanford, he also founded and taught the Electrical Engineering EE203 class on entrepreneurship for 42 years. In industry, he has applied for more than 60 patents and has served on Technical Advisory Boards for Cypress Semiconductor Inc., Lumicyte, Inc., Congral LLC, and Fiorano LLC.