Expert profile: Kurt Godden [ Dr. ]

[ ID = 0241 ] Kurt Godden [ Dr. ] 
Name Godden, Dr. Kurt
Job Title Principal Member of the Engineering Staff 
Organisation Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Labs 
Address 1 Federal Street, A&E 3W 
Postal Code 08102 
City Camden, NJ 
Country United States 
Phone + +1 856-338-4249
Email kgodden_(on)_atl.lmco.com [@ replaced for spam protection]
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Specialism Speechtechnology:
Computational Lexicography
Computational Linguistics
Computational Morphology
Corpus statistics
Dynamic Lexicon Building
Graph Representation of Lexicons
Knowledge-based Speech Recognition
Language Processing
Lexical and Terminological Databases
Machine Translation
Mathematical Linguistics
Natural Language Semantics
Word meaning 
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Description: Technical lead on speech recognition development.


                               Kurt S. Godden

     Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Labs, Camden, NJ 08102, U.S.A.

                          Telephone: 856-338-4249

                       Internet: kgodden@atl.lmco.com


       December 2001 -- Present. Principal Engineer, Lockheed Martin
       Technology Labs. Camden, NJ.
       Technical lead on speech recognition development.
       August 2000 - November 2001. Director of Linguistics. JustTalk,
       Ann Arbor, MI.
       Responsible for all language-related R&D at startup company
       specializing in speech recognition for mobile professionals.
       June 2000--July 2000. Principal Engineer, Translation
       Technologies. GM Service Operations.
       Promoted to highest technical level in GM. Responsible for
       translation strategy.
       1997--May 2000. Manager, Translation Process Development. GM
       Service Operations.
       Managed a budget of up to $10M for translations into 12 languages;
       Controlled language and machine translation project manager;
       Liaison with GM Europe and Saab on translation issues.
       1982--1996. Senior Research Scientist. Computer Science Dept, GM
       R&D Center. Research in AI, machine translation, natural language
       processing, and engineering design.
       1983. Lecturer, Computer and Information Sciences Dept, Oakland
       University, Rochester, MI. Taught Intro to Information Structures.
       1980--1982. Visiting Assistant Professor. Computer Science Dept,
       Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Taught Intro to
       Computing, Discrete Structures, Data Structures and Algorithms,
       Formal Languages and Automata, Computational Linguistics.
       1974--1980. Graduate teaching assistant. Linguistics Dept,
       University of Kansas. Taught the Nature of Language, Languages of
       the World.


       M.S. 1996. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Management of
       Ph.D. 1981. University of Kansas. Computational Linguistics.

   Thesis topic: Machine Translation.

   M.Phil. 1978. University of Kansas. Theoretical Linguistics.

   M.A. 1977. University of Kansas. Applied Linguistics.

   B.S. 1973. Iowa State University. English with German minor.

   Professional Organizations

       American Association for Artificial Intelligence, Association for
       Computational Linguistics, Association for Machine Translation in
       the Americas, Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, American
       Translators Association.

   Publications & Presentations

       25+ publications in conferences and journals. 15+ non-publication
       talks, including invited plenary speaker at the LISA Forum in
       Madrid, various panels, conferences, universities. Available upon

   Popular and Trade Press

       Various interviews & articles, including NY Times Magazine.
       Available upon request.

   Other Activities

       Board of Advisors, Semantix, Inc. of Montreal, Canada, an internet
       portal. Elected to Board of Directors, Association for Machine
       Translation in the Americas, 2000-2001; Distinguished Speaker,
       American Translators Association; Program committee for various
       language conferences, including steering committee for annual
       international symposium on multilingual documentation for the
       automotive industry; Chair of Society of Automotive Engineers
       (SAE) J2450 task force on translation quality metrics; Voting
       member, American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) F1548
       translation quality standard.


       Selected by the American Translators Association as a
       distinguished speaker for 2000; Voted best speaker by attendees at
       SAE Multilingual TOPTEC symposium in Amsterdam, 1999; Founder's
       Award of Excellence, finalist, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;
       Academic Achievement Award, General Motors; Linguistics Award,
       University of Kansas; Honors Program Graduate & Full tuition
       academic scholarship, Iowa State University.

   Foreign language skills:

   German, good; French, fair; Thai, Greek, Latin, poor.

   Overseas Experience:

   Numerous business trips to Europe, plus:
       3 months in Leuven, Belgium with LANT on the CASL project for GM.
       3 months in Munich, Germany with Siemens on the CASL project for
       6 months in Bangkok, Thailand.

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