Whither Ubiquitous Video?
Professor Lawrence A. Rowe retired from the University of California, Berkeley in June 2003 after twenty-seven years to pursue projects involving the development of streaming media software, consulting with multimedia research laboratories, and investing in startup companies. He was the founding director of the Berkeley Multimedia Research Center (BMRC), which was created in 1995 to explore the application of multimedia technology including streaming media and web-based interactive titles to education and research.
Professor Rowe headed the research group that produced the Berkeley MPEG-1 Tools, the Berkeley Multimedia, Interfaces, and Graphics (MIG) Seminar Internet webcast, and the Open Mash Streaming Media Toolkit. He was also responsible for the development and deployment of the Berkeley lecture webcasting system.
He received a BA degree in Mathematics and a PhD in Information and Computer Science from the University of California at Irvine in 1970 and 1976, respectively. He is a Fellow of the ACM, past chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia, and has served on many governmental advisory committees. He has consulted with and served on the Technical Advisory Boards of numerous companies, co-founded serveral companies including Ingres Corporation, NCast Corporation, and Orinda Software, Inc., and served on the Board of Directors of Ingres Corportation, NCast Corporation, and Siemens Technology-to-Business.