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Maxine Eskenazi · Ankur Parikh · Govindarajan Thattai · Alexander Rudnicky · Jason E Weston

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Maxine Eskenazi (carnegie mellon university)
Ankur Parikh (Google Research)
Govindarajan Thattai (Amazon)
Alexander Rudnicky (Carnegie Mellon University)

Alexander I. Rudnicky is Professor Emeritus in the Language Technologies Institute in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Rudnicky's research has spanned many aspects of spoken language, including language modeling, spoken language system architectures, multi-modal interaction, and the analysis of conversational structure. Dr. Rudnicky and his students developed the PocketSphinx recognition system and the Ravenclaw dialog manager. More recently, Dr. Rudnicky has been active in research on open-domain conversational systems. Dr. Rudnicky interests in learning include induction of concepts and task structure from conversation, and the design of intelligent systems that proactively seek to acquire knowledge from people.

Jason E Weston (Facebook AI Research)

Jason Weston received a PhD. (2000) from Royal Holloway, University of London under the supervision of Vladimir Vapnik. From 2000 to 2002, he was a researcher at Biowulf technologies, New York, applying machine learning to bioinformatics. From 2002 to 2003 he was a research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany. From 2004 to June 2009 he was a research staff member at NEC Labs America, Princeton. From July 2009 onwards he has been a research scientist at Google, New York. Jason Weston's current research focuses on various aspects of statistical machine learning and its applications, particularly in text and images.

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