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Michael P. Gerlek
Engineering Manager/Software Architect
Seattle, USA

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Michael P. Gerlek has been with LizardTech for seven years, and is currently responsible for all engineering efforts within LizardTech: product development, QA and testing, and research into future products. Gerlek was one of the lead engineers for LizardTech’s MrSID/MG3 image compression technology, and has since developed or managed a number of LizardTech’s products, such as the MrSID SDK and the GeoExpress encoder suite. He also serves as the technical lead for the company’s JPEG 2000 related efforts, including work on the OGC GMLJP2 standard for bringing JPEG 2000 into geospatial workflows, and has published or presented a number of articles and workshops on the subject. Gerlek is a charter member of OSGeo, the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, and currently serves as Vice President for Promotion and Visibility, helping to coordinate a number of marketing and outreach activities. In the past, Gerlek has worked for Tera Computer Company, Intel, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. In 1995 he received his MS degree in Computer Science from Oregon Graduate Institute and in 1991 he received his BS degree, also in Computer Science, from Merrimack College.


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