André Kempe, PhD Dresden University of Technology, Germany, was
previously Senior Scientist and Project Leader at the Xerox Research Center
Europe (XRCE), Grenoble, France, where he made key-contributions to algorithms
in Xerox's finite-state toolkit (XFST), which is now a central component of
many linguistic applications, licensed to numerous companies and universities
world-wide, and awarded a META Seal of Recognition in 2012. As a member of
XRCE's Technical Advisory Panel, he evaluated inventions before their
filing for patents. He supervised PhDs and internships. His principal research
contributions have been: operations, algorithms, and practical application of
boolean, weighted, and multi-tape automata, as well as natural language
processing based on both automata and statistical models.
Currently he is a Senior Research Engineer at Nuance Communications, working on
automatic speech recognition. André Kempe holds 13 patents and published
numerous scientific articles in journals and conference proceedings. As a
recognised expert in finite-state technology, he was and is programme committee
member of various international conferences.