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Fred Kitson

ECE 2012-2013
Distinguished Lecturer Series

"The Technology in a Good Experience Should be Heard and Not Seen”

Fred Kitson
March 6, 2013

3:30 p.m.
Roselle Center for the Arts: Gore Recital Hall
Reception to follow in Roselle Lobby

Frederick L. Kitson is Executive VP and CTO at DTS, where he oversees all R&D and engineering functions that, under his leadership, are expanding innovation efforts and building business more broadly in emerging areas of the consumer electronics market.  Prior to joining DTS, he was with Motorola where he led the Corporate R&D Applied Research Center as VP. Some of the most significant contributions included the development of a MPEG-4 encoder/decoder that delivers high-quality video on mobile phones, liquid media concept and technologies to facilitate “seamless media,” and home media servers to enable enhanced communications. Prior to Motorola, Dr. Kitson was with HP and led various research and development efforts relating to multimedia coding, lossless compression, mobile content delivery, and video-on-demand. Recently, he has served as an adjunct faculty member at Georgia Tech, where he was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni in 2001. He has served on the boards of several universities, and currently serves on the engineering advisory boards of Georgia Tech, Carnegie Mellon, and Delaware.  Dr. Kitson holds a B.S. from Delaware, a M.S. from Georgia Tech, a Ph.D. from Colorado, and completed an executive program at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford.

Current Lectures

2012 - 2013 Lecturer Series

Past Lectures

2011 - 2012 Lecturer Series

2010 - 2011 Lecturer Series

2009 - 2010 Lecturer Series

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