Lee Begeja

Begeja, Lee
Bedminster, NJ
Subject matter expert in Multimedia, Metadata, Search, Video Analysis

I joined Bell Labs before divestiture, when it was the jewel in the crown of AT&T.  In time I went off to grad school, was part of a small Unix startup company, became a consultant and eventually ended up back at  AT&T Labs.  I pursued a career in computer science because of the opportunity to constantly learn and be challenged by new concepts and ideas.  In my time at AT&T I have contributed to database optimizations for the Bell Operating companies, voice quality enhancements to the basic switching system, business services for wireless, web social networking services for AT&T WorldNet (before social networking was a buzzword), video personalization service for AT&T Broadband and many other interesting efforts.  I am currently a member of the Multimedia Services Research group working on non-linguistic search, primarily on face based indexing and searching of multimedia. The realm of user generated video provides opportunities to discover new techniques, as well as applications that will enhance the experience of browsing videos for both mobility and wired broadband users.   To sum it all up, AT&T Labs has afforded me the opportunity I sought at the beginning of my career, to learn and to be challenged.

Content Analytics - distill content into visual and statistical representations, Content analytics break down audio and video content into smaller visual or statistical representations for easier detection of anomalies, trends, and patterns.

Enhanced Indexing and Representation with Vision-Based Biometrics, Leveraging visual biometrics for indexing and representations of content for retrieval and verification.

MIRACLE and the Content Analysis Engine (CAE), The Multimedia Information Retrieval by Content (MIRACLE) project encompasses the technologies for video indexing, analysis, and retrieval with audio, textual, and visual content information.

VidCat - Simplified Personal Photo and Video Managmenet, VidCat permits simplified personal photo and video management (i.e. a Video Catalog) from a webpage or your favorite mobile device.

Video - Analytics and Indexing, A background on analytics and indexing (i.e. metadata), their production, and use. Links to projects within the AT&T Video and Multimedia Technologies and Research Department.

Video - Content Delivery and Consumption, A background on the delivery and consumption of video and multimedia and references to projects within the AT&T Video and Multimedia Technologies and Services Research Department.

Video and Multimedia Technologies Research, The AT&T Video and Multimedia Technologies Research Department strives to acquire multimedia and video for indexing,retrieval,and consumption with textual,semantic,and visual modalities.

Visual API - Visual Intelligence for your Applications, The Visual API provides Visual Intelligence to applications and developers through REST-based APIs powered by the AT&T Developer Program.

Technical Documents

Distributed Processing for Big Data Video Analytics
David Gibbon, Lee Begeja
IEEE Communications Society Multimedia Communications Technical Committee E-Letter,  2014.  [PDF]  [BIB]


System And Method For Dynamically Constructing Personalized Contextual Video Programs, June 10, 2014
System And Method For Automatically Authoring Interactive Television Content, February 4, 2014
Digital Communication Biometric Authentication, September 10, 2013
Index Of Locally Recorded Content, September 10, 2013
System And Method For Delivering Content In A Unicast/Multicast Manner, June 18, 2013
Systems, Methods And Programs For Detecting Unauthorized Use Of Text Based Communications Services, February 26, 2013
Method And Apparatus For Providing Virtual Closed Circuit Television, October 9, 2012
System And Method For Adaptive Media Playback Based On Destination, August 7, 2012
Network Access With Delayed Delivery, April 24, 2012
System And Method For Dynamically Constructing Audio In A Video Program, February 21, 2012
Parametric Analysis Of Media Metadata, December 27, 2011
System And Method For Automatically Authoring Interactive Television Content, October 11, 2011
Location Aware Voice Calls And Messages, April 19, 2011
Systems And Methods For Monitoring Speech Data Labelers, May 4, 2010
System And Method For Delivering Content In A Unicast/Multicast Manner, February 2, 2010
Method And System For Remote Call Forwarding Of Telephone Calls From An Ip Connection, April 7, 2009
Location Aware Voice Calls And Messages, March 3, 2009
Systems and methods for monitoring speech data labelers, October 9, 2007
Real-time addresses for direct mail using online directories, August 7, 2007
Network access with delayed delivery, June 12, 2007
Systems and methods for generating an annotation guide, May 15, 2007
System and method for delivering content in a unicast/multicast manner, July 25, 2006
Method Of Delivering An Audio Or Multimedia Greeting Containing Messages From A Group Of Contributing Users, October 12, 2004
Method and apparatus for delivering messages to a device, August 3, 2004
Method Of Reducing Delays In Packet Data Transmission, April 8, 2003
Reducing calling costs for wireless phones using multiple mobile identification numbers, February 25, 2003
Flash-cut of speech processing features in a telephone call, September 17, 2002
Method for transferring money, August 27, 2002
Method and apparatus for rewarding groups of communication service users, August 14, 2001
System and method for provisioning an extra line on demand and for selectively connecting calls with a plurality of devices, July 17, 2001
Method and apparatus for telephone data network access, June 5, 2001
System And Method For Automated Emergency Call Breakthrough, March 27, 2001
Method And Apparatus For Transferring Money Via A Telephone Call, March 27, 2001
Priority call on busy, January 16, 2001
Method and system for remote call forwarding of telephone calls from cellular phone, October 31, 2000
Method and system for delivering a voice message via an alias e-mail address, July 4, 2000
Flash-cut of speech processing features in a telephone call, February 1, 2000
Lottery Method And Apparatus Having A Tiered Prize Scheme, January 18, 2000
Method and Apparatus for Providing an Alternate Telecommunications Network, June 15, 1999
Method and apparatus for applying multiple speech processing features to a telephone call, January 12, 1999

Documents (presentations, white papers)

Searching and Browsing in Face Space-v4
  Searching_and_Browsing_in_Face_Space-v4.ppt  (2454k)