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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
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Mobile
Email kgodden_(on)_atl.lmco.com [@ replaced for spam protection]
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LanguagesEnglish
Specialism Speechtechnology:
Computational Lexicography
Computational Linguistics
Computational Morphology
Corpus statistics
Dialogmanagement
Dynamic Lexicon Building
Graph Representation of Lexicons
Knowledge-based Speech Recognition
Language Processing
Lexical and Terminological Databases
Lexicons
Machine Translation
Mathematical Linguistics
Natural Language Semantics
Word meaning 
PhotographDescription or CV
Description: Technical lead on speech recognition development.

                                   Résumé

                               Kurt S. Godden

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

                          Telephone: 856-338-4249

                       Internet: kgodden@atl.lmco.com

   Experience
   :

       December 2001 -- Present. Principal Engineer, Lockheed Martin
       Advanced
       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.

   Education
   :

       M.S. 1996. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Management of
       Technology.
       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
       request.

   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.

   Honors/Awards
   :

       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
       GM.
       6 months in Bangkok, Thailand.


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