|[ ID = 0441 ]||Dr. Alexandre Girardi|
|Name||Girardi, Dr. Alexandre|
|Job Title||Head of Human Machine Interface Adj. and Head of the Certification Dept|
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CURRICULUM VITAE ALEXANDRE GIRARDI email@example.com Phone: +33 3 2728 7088 or +32 4 8586 5517 Personal Data: Name: Alexandre Girardi Status: Married Birthday: March 10th, 1965 Nationality: Italian and Brazilian Introduction: I have supervised small and medium international teams of developers and researchers. I have experience dealing with research and development, sales managers, human resources, procurement, production lines, involving or not multiple partner companies. I have a strong background in specific fields as speech recognition and on management coordinating/writing/submitting/defending viability studies, writing strategic planning, business planning, business development, following them up and keeping technology exchange programs with different companies, universities and research sites in different countries. The master and doctor courses in advanced computer science I did, enabled me to work with state-of-the-art pattern recognition and synthesis algorithms, memory management, content management and data structure for fast and efficient access to data and knowledge retrieval. Memory management was designed and optimized in many different ways with regards to storage space, search and recovery methods. With the resulting research was possible to query huge libraries of audio and video automatically and efficiently for high demand and real-time applications. I conducted the work as program manager using diverse languages as English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese to mention a few, not only for documentation, but also for communication among team members and elicitation of user requirements. With this multi-lingual and multi-disciplinary team, the importance of pear reviews, feedback, different optimal working conditions (isolated and group activities) was developed through repeated cycles of results and processes planning, supervision, measurement and analysis. Consistent, continuous and motivational training programs boosted these cycles. In order to support research in speech recognition, besides direct revenues from clients, I have applied and successfully granted national research funds (over 3 million dollars), carried out in private company owned and directed companies and institutions. This work is easier, since I have being also on the other side to the table as an evaluator of European projects under the 6th Framework Program (FP6). Additionally one of my strongest points is the subcontracting of third companies, which gives a good response to high changes in demand from clients. Careful requirements specification and an often and close client interfacing result in smooth and consistent revenue flow. Clients in this case being both third party companies, investors, internal teams and of course the final customer. I have worked with public (government) as well as with private companies, with hiring processes and career development, binding programs, research training and development, teaching leadership spirit to the team, dealing with investors; I like to building up motivation and designing the technology that customers are demanding and expecting for the near future. Currently, at Multitel, I am coordinating several groups in different domains such as speech recognition, synthesis and dialog systems. My main interests areas are management, speech processing and dialog management. Sincerely, Alexandre Girardi Educational Record: Doctor NAIST (Nara Institute of Science and Technology - Japan) Area: Computer Science - Acoustic Modeling and Voice Morphing Period: Oct/1996 until Mar/2001 Research Student at NAIST (Nara Institute of Science and Technology - Japan) Area: Speech Recognition Period: Apr/1995 until Sep/1996 Master ITA (Technological Institute of Aeronautics - Brazil) Area: Context Independent Recognition using Neural Networks Period: Aug/1990 until Dec/1994 College Electronic Engineer, ITA (Technological Institute of Aeronautics - Brazil) Period: Mar/1984 until Dec/1988 Management Many institutions and FGV (Fundacao Getulio Vargas - Brazil) Period: 500 hours of ISO 9001, CMM and management among others. 1994 until 2003. Publications: L. Borges, A. Girardi, "Speaker Verification System for Security Systems Using Eigenvoices Technique", I2TS?f2003 - Brazil (2003-11) L. Borges, A. Girardi, "Speaker Verification System Using Eigenvoices Technique", 2nd International Symposium of NAIST-IS 21st century COE program, Japan - invited talk-(2003-10) I. Sanches, A. Girardi, "Multi-dimensional Filtering for Speech Enhancement via Microphone Array", 2nd International Symposium of NAIST-IS 21st century COE program, Japan - invited talk- (2003-10) A. Girardi, H. Singer, K. Shikano, and S. Nakamura, "Maximum Likelihood Successive State Splitting Algorithm for Tied-Mixture HMnet", IEICE transactions on information and systems, Vol.83 No.10, pp.1890-1897, 2000-10. A. Girardi, K. Shikano, S. Nakamura, "Creating speaker independent HMM models for restricted database using STRAIGHT-TEMPO morphing", Proc. Internat. Conf. on Spoken Language Process, (1998-12) A. Girardi, H. Singer, K. Shikano, Satoshi Nakamura, "Maximum Likelihood Successive State Splitting Algorithm for Tied-Mixture HMNET", EUROSPEECH97, pp.119-122, 1997-9 A. Girardi, H. Singer, K. Shikano, S. Nakamura, "Maximum likelihood successive state splitting algorithm for tied mixture HMnet", ASJ, 3-6-1, 89-90, 1997.3 Employment Record: Multitel ASBL - Belgium Period: Since Ago/2004 Position: Head of Speech Processing Adjunct Main Task: Management, research of new speech recognition and synthesis enhancement, development of speech dialog applications and coordination of new projects proposal and business models. Federal University of Amazonas - UFAM - Brazil Period: Mar/2002 until Jul/2004 Position: Master Course Teacher Main Task: Teach and orient master students (computer science, pattern recognition) Siemens S.A. - Brazil Period: Dec/2003 until Jul/2004 Position: Senior Consultant Main Task: Build the Manaus mobile phone R&D Center European Commission - Europe Period: 2003 Position: Speech Science Expert Main Task: Evaluate applications for the IST FP6 IST - Information Society Technologies FP6 - Sixth Framework Program Genius Institute of Technology - Brazil Period: Dec/2001 until Oct/2003 Position: ASR Program Leader Main Task: Business Development, Technology Guidance, MD Thesis advisor (PCA, ICA, LDA, SS, CMS, echo cancellation, FGT - Fast Gaussian Tree, confidence measures, rejection, discriminative training, grammar optimization, language modeling, microphone array, speaker identification, speech synthesis, data validation) (version control, auto-documentation, auto-testing, UML, procedure definitions, programming standardization, walk-through, total-quality, software quality management, management by competence) (viability studies, business models, CMM implementation, government relationship, funds submission, international programs, international co-development, technology research and development co-ordination) Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products S.A./N.V. - Belgium Period: Sep/1999 until Dec/2001 Position: Research Scientist Senior Main Task: Research in Speech Recognition, Technology assessment (PCA, ICA, LDA, SS, CMS, echo cancellation, FGT - Fast Gaussian Tree, confidence measures, rejection, discriminative training, grammar optimization) (Standardization boards relationship, international programs, international co-development, technology research and development co-ordination) ATR - Advanced Telecommunications and Research Laboratory - Japan Period: Mar/1996 until Mar/1997 Position: Research Trainee (NAIST - ATR) Main Task: phonetic tree research (version control, auto-documentation, auto-testing, programming standardization, total-quality, software quality management) Chronos Sistemas Eletronicos S.A. - Brazil Period: Mar/1994 until Mar/1995 Position: Development Manager Main Task: Manage product development (50 third part companies management), ABS case development, production manufacturing and testing equipment development. Risk Management, MS Project based tasks assignment and follow up. ISO 9001 PDCA (Plan Do Check Act) based management: including: brainstorm, Pareto, responsibility tree. Elo Sistemas Eletronicos S.A. - Brazil Period: Oct/1992 until Mar/1994 Position: Development Supervisor Main Task: Supervise the development of embedded systems. I worked with FPGA development, embedded microcontrolers, power management, fiber optics, high-voltage, measurement class equipment development. Technological Institute of Aeronautics - ITA - Brazil Period: 1991 Position: Graduate Teacher Main Task: Teach and orient graduate students (computer science, digital systems) Elebra Comunicacao de Dados Ltda. - Brazil Period: Jan/1989 until Jul/1990 Position: Design Engineer Main Task: Implement modem protocols, FPGA development, real-time OS, embedded DSPs, coders, decoders and data compression Computational Skills: Research: MATLAB, Octave Programming: (Voice)XML, C++/C, Python, Perl, Java (J2EE, J2ME) Legacy: Tcl-Tk, Pascal, Fortran, Basic and Cobol Assembler: ADSP 53X, C55, C54, OMAP, StrongARM, TMS320C25, 80x86, 80x51, etc... General: Office(97,2K) (Windows), Xemacs, OpenOffice, KDE (and applications) Engineering: AutoCAD, PCAD, (Quartus II, MaxPlus, APLUS - PLD - Altera). Profiling: VTune, Quantify, OptimalJava Environment: Win(95,97,NT,2K,XP) and Unix (RedHat 9, DEC OSF1 4.0D and SGI IRIX 6.3) Management: ClearCase (CVS), WinCVS, CPP, CDOC, MS Project, Primavera Testing: unitCPP, junit, Purify, Robot Modeling: Rational tools (RUP, Rose) Documentation:javadoc, doxigen Database: SQL, MySQL Protocols: UPnP, WebServices, XML, VoiceXML Speech Recognition Related Software: HTK, Hark (from BBN), VoiceXpress (from L&H), C-Rec (from Dragon). Recently, I coordinated the co-development of Speech2Go (together with SpeechWorks) and I have developed a proprietary version internally known at Genius as Dialeto (currently with improved performance compared to the previous mentioned softwares). Management Tools (Multi cycle PDCA process): Plan: Brain storm and research (feasibility study, business plan - SWORT, CAPM), schedule planning, SMART planning, test and benchmark planning, documentation (product, API and procedures) Do: Document walkthrough, automatic documentation, time reports Check: (Measurement): automatic test reports, SMART review and feedback Act: Pareto Psychology: Transactional analysis Methodologies: Risc management, competence management Languages: English: Fluent conversation, reading and writing very good. Portuguese (BR): Fluent conversation, reading and writing very good (natural language). Japanese: Fluent conversation, reading and writing good (4.5 years; Nagoya Univ., NAIST-Japan). French: Good conversation, reading and writing good (Alliance Francaise). Italian: Regular conversation, reading and writing good (1 year private course). Spanish: Regular, reading and writing good. Dutch: Basic level (2 years private course in Belgium) German: Basic level (studying at moment).
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