William S. Yerazunis

William S. Yerazunis
  • Phone: 617-621-7530
  • Email: yerazunis[at]merl[dot]com
  • Biography

    Bill has worked in numerous fields, including parallel computation, SETI, jet engine production, real-time signal processing, expert systems, pattern recognition, text classification, wireless power, and meta-materials. He is the author of the CRM114 spam filter, has appeared as a continuing character in educational science television, and was voted one of the 50 most important people in computer network security by Network World magazine.

  • News & Events

    •  NEWS   MERL researcher's spam filter finds automobile safety defects at NHTSA
      Date: June 25, 2015
      MERL Contact: William S. Yerazunis
      Research Areas: Data Analytics
      Brief
      • The CRM114 Discriminator, an open-source spam filter / text classifier created by William Yerazunis in MERL's Data Analytics group, continues to turn up in interesting places - and apparently one of them is in the US Department of Transportation's process for analysis of car safety defect reports.

        Although CRM114 is usually used as a spam filter, CRM114 has been used to analyze resumes for jobseekers, scanning outgoing emails to detect accidental confidential information leaks, perusing blogs for relevance, scanning syslog files for interesting events, and now, apparently, searching complaints sent to NHTSA to find safety-related vehicle malfunctions.
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    •  NEWS   EC Researchers presented paper at WPT 2015 Conference
      Date: May 13, 2015 - May 15, 2015
      MERL Contacts: Bingnan Wang; William S. Yerazunis; Koon Hoo Teo
      Research Areas: Electronics & Communications, Power
      Brief
      • Description: Bingnan Wang presented a paper, 'Circularly Polarized Near Field for Resonant Wireless Power Transfer' at the recently held IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference in Boulder, Colorado from May 13-15, 2015.
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  • Awards

    •  AWARD   DEIM 2010 Best Paper Award
      Date: February 1, 2010
      Awarded to: Hideya Shibata, Mamoru Kato, Mitsunori Kori and William Yerazunis
      Awarded for: "An Automatic Training Data Collection Method for Confidential E-mail Detection"
      Awarded by: The Forum on Data Engineering and Information Management (DEIM)
      MERL Contact: William S. Yerazunis
      Research Areas: Data Analytics
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  • MERL Publications

    •  Yerazunis, W.S., Barnwell III, J.C., Nikovski, D.N., "Strengthening ABS, Nylon, and Polyester 3D Printed Parts by Stress Tensor Aligned Deposition Paths and Five-Axis Printing", International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 2016.
    •  Wu, J.; Wang, B.; Yerazunis, W.S.; Teo, K.H., "Circularly Polarized Near Field for Resonant Wireless Power Transfer", IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference (WPTC), DOI: 10.1109/WPT.2015.7140117, May 2015, pp. 1-3.
      BibTeX Download PDFRead TR2015-037
      • @inproceedings{Wu2015may,
      • author = {Wu, J. and Wang, B. and Yerazunis, W.S. and Teo, K.H.},
      • title = {Circularly Polarized Near Field for Resonant Wireless Power Transfer},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference (WPTC)},
      • year = 2015,
      • pages = {1--3},
      • month = may,
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • doi = {10.1109/WPT.2015.7140117},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2015-037}
      • }
    •  Yerazunis, W.; Wang, B.; Teo, K.H., "Metamaterials and Resonant Array Wireless Power Systems", IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI), DOI: 10.1109/APS.2014.6905027, ISSN: 1522-3965, ISBN: 978-1-4799-3538-3, July 2014, pp. 1403-1404.
      BibTeX Download PDFRead TR2014-096
      • @inproceedings{Yerazunis2014jul,
      • author = {Yerazunis, W. and Wang, B. and Teo, K.H.},
      • title = {Metamaterials and Resonant Array Wireless Power Systems},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI)},
      • year = 2014,
      • pages = {1403--1404},
      • month = jul,
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • doi = {10.1109/APS.2014.6905027},
      • issn = {1522-3965},
      • isbn = {978-1-4799-3538-3},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2014-096}
      • }
    •  Wang, B.; Yerazunis, W.; Teo, K.H., "Wireless Power Transfer: Metamaterials and Array of Coupled Resonators", Proceedings of the IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/JPROC.2013.2245611, ISSN: 0018-9219, Vol. 101, No. 6, pp. 1359-1368, June 2013.
      BibTeX Download PDFRead TR2013-054
      • @article{Wang2013mar,
      • author = {Wang, B. and Yerazunis, W. and Teo, K.H.},
      • title = {Wireless Power Transfer: Metamaterials and Array of Coupled Resonators},
      • journal = {Proceedings of the IEEE},
      • year = 2013,
      • volume = 101,
      • number = 6,
      • pages = {1359--1368},
      • month = may,
      • doi = {10.1109/JPROC.2013.2245611},
      • issn = {0018-9219},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2013-054}
      • }
    •  Wu, J.; Wang, B.; Yerazunis, W.S.; Teo, K.H., "Wireless Power Transfer with Artificial Magnetic Conductors", IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference (WPTC), DOI: 10.1109/WPT.2013.6556906, ISBN: 978-14673-5008-2, May 2013, pp. 155-158.
      BibTeX Download PDFRead TR2013-018
      • @inproceedings{Wu2013may,
      • author = {Wu, J. and Wang, B. and Yerazunis, W.S. and Teo, K.H.},
      • title = {Wireless Power Transfer with Artificial Magnetic Conductors},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference (WPTC)},
      • year = 2013,
      • pages = {155--158},
      • month = may,
      • doi = {10.1109/WPT.2013.6556906},
      • isbn = {978-14673-5008-2},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2013-018}
      • }
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  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "Method and Apparatus for Printing 3D Objects Using Additive Manufacturing and Material Extruder with Translational and Rotational Axes"
      Inventors: Yerazunis, William S.; Barnwell, III, John C.; Katz, Joseph; Brinkman, Dirk
      Patent No.: 9,481,131
      Issue Date: Nov 1, 2016
    • Title: "System and Method for Automatically Optimizing Wireless Power"
      Inventors: Yerazunis, William S.; Wang, Bingnan; Teo, Koon Hoo; Duan, Chunjie; Barnwell, III, John C.; Burns, Dan J
      Patent No.: 9,281,875
      Issue Date: Mar 8, 2016
    • Title: "Cabling Configuration for Railless Elevators"
      Inventors: Shilpiekandula, Vijay; Yerazunis, William S.; Barnwell, III, John C.; Bortoff, Scott A.; Katz, Joseph
      Patent No.: 8,978,831
      Issue Date: Mar 17, 2015
    • Title: "System and Method for Calibrating Laser Cutting Machines"
      Inventors: Goldsmith, Abraham M.; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 8,938,317
      Issue Date: Jan 20, 2015
    • Title: "Laser Cutting Machine"
      Inventors: Yerazunis, William S.; Barnwell, III, John C.; Bortoff, Scott A.; Shilpiekandula, Vijay; Goldsmith, Abraham M.
      Patent No.: 8,921,734
      Issue Date: Dec 30, 2014
    • Title: "System and Method for Optimizing Machining Simulation"
      Inventors: Sullivan, Alan; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 8,483,858
      Issue Date: Jul 9, 2013
    • Title: "Wireless Energy Transfer to Moving Devices"
      Inventors: Yerazunis, William S.; Vish, Iyer; Huang, Da; Duan, Chunjie; Teo, Koon Hoo
      Patent No.: 8,384,247
      Issue Date: Feb 26, 2013
    • Title: "Memory-Based High-Speed Interferometer"
      Inventors: Brinkman, Dirk; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 7,990,542
      Issue Date: Aug 2, 2011
    • Title: "Optical Fluid Level Encoder"
      Inventors: Brinkman, Dirk; Leigh, Darren L.; Yerazunis, William S.; Dietz, Paul H.; Reynolds, David C.; Westhues, Jonathan
      Patent No.: 7,535,571
      Issue Date: May 19, 2009
    • Title: "Fuel-Cell Actuated Mechanical Device"
      Inventors: Shepherd, Roderick L.; Yerazunis, William S.; Lau, King-Tong
      Patent No.: 7,409,830
      Issue Date: Aug 12, 2008
    • Title: "Fast Switching Camera Aperture"
      Inventors: Matusik, Wojciech; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 7,367,723
      Issue Date: May 6, 2008
    • Title: "Low Bandwidth Zero Knowledge Authentication Protocol and Device"
      Inventors: Sundaram, Ravi; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 7,245,718
      Issue Date: Jul 17, 2007
    • Title: "Multi-Way LED-Based Surface Reflectance Sensor and Spectrophotometer"
      Inventors: Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 7,170,606
      Issue Date: Jan 30, 2007
    • Title: "Privacy Enhanced Display Device"
      Inventors: Carbone, Marco S.; Leigh, Darren L.; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 7,164,779
      Issue Date: Jan 16, 2007
    • Title: "Video Recording Device for a Targetable Weapon"
      Inventors: Leigh, Darren L.; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 7,158,167
      Issue Date: Jan 2, 2007
    • Title: "Video Recording Device Responsive to Triggering Event"
      Inventors: Hiatt, Wally; Freeman, William T.; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 7,088,387
      Issue Date: Aug 8, 2006
    • Title: "Communication Using Bi-Directional LEDs"
      Inventors: Vannucci, Giovanni; Dietz, Paul H.; Yerazunis, William S.; Leigh, Darren L.
      Patent No.: 7,072,587
      Issue Date: Jul 4, 2006
    • Title: "DATA STORAGE WITH OVERWRITE"
      Inventors: Freeman, William T.; Hiatt, Wally; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 7,012,632
      Issue Date: Mar 14, 2006
    • Title: "Multi-Way LED-Based Chemochromic Sensor"
      Inventors: Dietz, Paul H.; Yerazunis, William S.; Diamond, Dermot
      Patent No.: 7,008,795
      Issue Date: Mar 7, 2006
    • Title: "Electronic Display with Compensation for Shaking"
      Inventors: Yerazunis, William S.; Leigh, Darren L.
      Patent No.: 6,906,754
      Issue Date: Jun 14, 2005
    • Title: "LED with Controlled Capacitive Discharge For Photo Sensing"
      Inventors: Yerazunis, William S.; Dietz, Paul H.; Migdal, Joshua N.
      Patent No.: 6,870,148
      Issue Date: Mar 22, 2005
    • Title: "Real-Time Audio Buffering for Telephone Handsets"
      Inventors: Yerazunis, William S.; Dietz, Paul H.
      Patent No.: 6,771,768
      Issue Date: Aug 3, 2004
    • Title: "Security-Enhanced Display Device"
      Inventors: Leigh, Darren L.; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 6,650,306
      Issue Date: Nov 18, 2003
    • Title: "Accessory Adapted for Digital Personal Assistant"
      Inventors: Carlson, Andrew H.; Wickman, Curtis A.; Yerazunis, William S.; Bajracharya, Max P.
      Patent No.: 6,600,657
      Issue Date: Jul 29, 2003
    • Title: "Land and Water Based Flash Flood Detection and Warning System"
      Inventors: Leigh, Darren L.; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 6,558,216
      Issue Date: May 6, 2003
    • Title: "Hyper-Dimensional Datascope"
      Inventors: Yerazunis, William S.; Walterman, Michael
      Patent No.: 6,492,988
      Issue Date: Dec 10, 2002
    • Title: "Digital Personal Assistant Docking Station Camera"
      Inventors: Yerazunis, William S.; Leigh, Darren L.
      Patent No.: 6,477,588
      Issue Date: Nov 5, 2002
    • Title: "Method for Smooth Motion in a Distributed Virtual Reality Environment"
      Inventors: Yerazunis, William S.; Waters, Richard C.
      Patent No.: 5,793,382
      Issue Date: Aug 11, 1998
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