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]


Method And Apparatus For Augmenting Media Content, Tue Sep 20 19:00:00 EDT 2016
Method And Apparatus For Distributing Content, Tue Sep 06 19:00:00 EDT 2016
Relational Display Of Images, Tue Apr 12 19:00:00 EDT 2016
Relational Display Of Images, Tue Aug 04 19:00:00 EDT 2015
Relational Display Of Images, Tue Dec 02 19:00:00 EST 2014
System And Method For Dynamically Constructing Personalized Contextual Video Programs, Tue Jun 10 14:28:48 EDT 2014
Relational Display Of Images, Tue May 06 14:28:12 EDT 2014
System And Method For Automatically Authoring Interactive Television Content, Tue Feb 04 14:27:08 EST 2014
Digital Communication Biometric Authentication, Tue Sep 10 12:51:26 EDT 2013
Index Of Locally Recorded Content, Tue Sep 10 12:51:25 EDT 2013
System And Method For Delivering Content In A Unicast/Multicast Manner, Tue Jun 18 12:49:14 EDT 2013
Systems, Methods And Programs For Detecting Unauthorized Use Of Text Based Communications Services, Tue Feb 26 12:46:46 EST 2013
Method And Apparatus For Providing Virtual Closed Circuit Television, Tue Oct 09 16:11:57 EDT 2012
System And Method For Adaptive Media Playback Based On Destination, Tue Aug 07 16:11:22 EDT 2012
Network Access With Delayed Delivery, Tue Apr 24 16:10:11 EDT 2012
System And Method For Dynamically Constructing Audio In A Video Program, Tue Feb 21 16:09:23 EST 2012
Parametric Analysis Of Media Metadata, Tue Dec 27 16:06:52 EST 2011
System And Method For Automatically Authoring Interactive Television Content, Tue Oct 11 16:06:17 EDT 2011
Location Aware Voice Calls And Messages, Tue Apr 19 16:04:53 EDT 2011
Systems And Methods For Monitoring Speech Data Labelers, Tue May 04 15:03:49 EDT 2010
System And Method For Delivering Content In A Unicast/Multicast Manner, Tue Feb 02 15:03:21 EST 2010
Method And System For Remote Call Forwarding Of Telephone Calls From An Ip Connection, Tue Apr 07 16:07:24 EDT 2009
Location Aware Voice Calls And Messages, Tue Mar 03 16:07:20 EST 2009
Systems and methods for monitoring speech data labelers, Tue Oct 09 18:12:17 EDT 2007
Real-time addresses for direct mail using online directories, Tue Aug 07 18:12:09 EDT 2007
Network access with delayed delivery, Tue Jun 12 18:12:06 EDT 2007
Systems and methods for generating an annotation guide, Tue May 15 18:12:01 EDT 2007
System and method for delivering content in a unicast/multicast manner, Tue Jul 25 18:11:25 EDT 2006
Method Of Delivering An Audio Or Multimedia Greeting Containing Messages From A Group Of Contributing Users, Tue Oct 12 18:10:06 EDT 2004
Method and apparatus for delivering messages to a device, Tue Aug 03 18:09:58 EDT 2004
Method Of Reducing Delays In Packet Data Transmission, Tue Apr 08 18:08:40 EDT 2003
Reducing calling costs for wireless phones using multiple mobile identification numbers, Tue Feb 25 18:08:38 EST 2003
Flash-cut of speech processing features in a telephone call, Tue Sep 17 18:08:28 EDT 2002
Method for transferring money, Tue Aug 27 18:08:25 EDT 2002
Method and apparatus for rewarding groups of communication service users, Tue Aug 14 18:07:12 EDT 2001
System and method for provisioning an extra line on demand and for selectively connecting calls with a plurality of devices, Tue Jul 17 18:07:09 EDT 2001
Method and apparatus for telephone data network access, Tue Jun 05 18:07:05 EDT 2001
System And Method For Automated Emergency Call Breakthrough, Tue Mar 27 18:07:01 EST 2001
Method And Apparatus For Transferring Money Via A Telephone Call, Tue Mar 27 18:07:00 EST 2001
Priority call on busy, Tue Jan 16 18:06:57 EST 2001
Method and system for remote call forwarding of telephone calls from cellular phone, Tue Oct 31 18:06:53 EST 2000
Method and system for delivering a voice message via an alias e-mail address, Tue Jul 04 18:05:35 EDT 2000
Flash-cut of speech processing features in a telephone call, Tue Feb 01 18:05:27 EST 2000
Lottery Method And Apparatus Having A Tiered Prize Scheme, Tue Jan 18 18:05:27 EST 2000
Method and Apparatus for Providing an Alternate Telecommunications Network, Tue Jun 15 18:05:11 EDT 1999
Method and apparatus for applying multiple speech processing features to a telephone call, Tue Jan 12 18:05:07 EST 1999

Documents (presentations, white papers)

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