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Expert profile: Roberto Pieraccini

[ ID = 0514 ] Roberto Pieraccini 
Name Pieraccini, Roberto
Job Title Chief Technology Officer 
Organisation SpeechCycle, Inc. 
Address 26 Broadway, 11TH FL. 
Postal Code 10004 
City New York, NY 
Country United States 
Phone +1 646 826 2336
Fax
Mobile
Email robertopieraccini_(on)_yahoo.com [@ replaced for spam protection]
Organisation URL http://www.speechcycle.com 
Personal URL http://www.robertopieraccini.com 
Membership ACL ISCA IEEE 
LanguagesEnglish Italian
Specialism Automated Natural Language Speech
Business Application of Speech Technology
Computational Linguistics
Corpus Linguistics
Development and Implementation of Speech Technology Applications
Dialogue
Dialogue Design
Dialogue Management
Dialogue Modelling
Dialogue System Evaluation
Dialogue systems
Dynamic Programming in Speech Recognition
Embedded Systems
Emotion in Speech
Grammar
Hidden Markov Models
Knowledge Management
Multimodal Dialogue Systems
Natural Language Processing
Speech Recognition
Speech Understanding
Spoken Dialogue and Robust Speech Understanding
Spoken Dialogue Modeling
Spoken Dialogue Processing
Spoken Dialogue Systems
Statistical Language Modeling and Analysis
Statistical Language Modelling for Speech Recognition
Statistical Methods for Information Retrieval 
PhotographDescription or CV

Roberto Pieraccini received the Dr.Ing degree in electrical
engineering from the Universita degli Studi di Pisa, Pisa, Italy,
in 1980.

From 1981 to 1990 he was with CSELT (Torino, Italy), where he
worked on algorithms for speech recognition.

In June 1990 he joined the Speech Research Group at AT&T Bell
Laboratories (Murray Hill, NJ) and was involved in research on
stochastic methods for language understanding. During that period
he contributed to the novel idea of stochastic language
understanding.

In 1995 he joined AT&T Laboratories (Florham Park, NJ) where he
was Principal Member of Technical Staff and worked on new
concepts for spoken language dialog. In particular he contributed
to the development of a new mathematical formalization of dialog
systems within the reinforcement learning paradigm.

From 1999 to 2003 he was with SpeechWorks International, where he
led the Natural Dialog team.

He joined IBM T.J.Watson Research in August 2003, where he is
responsible of the commercialization of multilingual components
based on statstical natural language processing algorithms.

During his career he authored and co-authored more than 100
papers on the subjects of speech recognition, language modeling,
language understanding and dialog.



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