David Nahamoo’s groundbreaking efforts in automatic speech processing technologies paved the way for the successful speech applications in use today that are critical to facilitating human-computer interaction. His work has been at the forefront of speech recognition engine development, including acoustic modeling, novel training strategies, and real-time limited-resource-based automatic speech recognition solutions. He developed the adaptive labeling concept, which was a component of IBM’s early real-time isolated speech dictation products. He also led IBM’s development of state-of-the art speech processing technology including ViaVoice Dictation, cloud Speech2Text, and Text2Speech. The speech applications offered in products including Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Microsoft’s Cortana are firmly grounded in the fundamental principles established by Nahamoo.
An IEEE Life Fellow, Nahamoo is chief technology officer of Pryon, Inc., Raleigh, NC, USA.