Jordan R. Cohen

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Listed in Audio Analysis, Mobile Device Analysis, Telecommunications

Education and Credentials:
1975 – 1982 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT PhD, Linguistics (PhD Dissertation not-in-residence)
1968 – 1970 University of Illinois Urbana, IL MSEE, Electrical Engineering
1964 – 1968 University of Massachusetts Amherst BSEE, Electrical Engineering

Member, Acoustical Society of America
Member, ISCA
Senior Life Member, IEEE
Speech recognition, speech synthesis, machine translation, user interfaces, speech coding, audio digital coding and transmission, mobile devices, signal processing, natural language processing, speech compression, telecommunications.

Practical Applications of Technology
As independent SPELAMODE consultant
Created a research organization at Cisco and a support group for Audience
Solved speech recognition signal processing issues for Audience and Telenav.
Testified as expert witness for Vlingo (Nuance vs Vlingo, Boston, 2011),
Retained for Intellectual Property search and analysis by several firms
Serve as CTO of Kextil and as Chief Scientist of Speech Morphing

As Principal Investigator for GALE at SRI
Applied speech and language technology to military applications ($12M annual budget with 14 sub-contractors).
Advised the SRI Commercialization Board speech technology applications to mobile devices.

As CTO of Voice Signal
Developed and managed intellectual property program, including patent production, pursuit, litigation, and strategy, which created more than 40 patents in 3 years.
Co-authored 13 granted patents, several more pending.

As a staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses
Designed, funded, and co-chaired two summer workshops in the application of speech recognition techniques to realistic environments at CAIP/Rutgers in Summers, 1993 and 1994. (DARPA funded, 30 researchers for 6 weeks). Program continues annually at Johns Hopkins.
Developed Vocal Tract Length Normalization, now used in all major speech systems.

While a staff member at IBM
Developed the first successful auditory front end for a large scale speech recognition system.

Speech, Signals, and Algorithm Development in Department of Defense and related industries
24 years experience at NSA and IDA
Areas of expertise: Hillclimbing, Dynamic Programming, Signal Processing, Probabilistic Analysis, Speech and Language Technology
Two Letters of Commendation and NSA Special Achievement Award
Four awards for development and application of novel cryptanalytic techniques at IDA

Corporate Advice and Governance
Reviewed papers and proposals for DARPA, NSF, IEEE, Eurospeech, European Union Framework 6
Serve on the Industrial Advisory Committee, IDIAP (Swiss Government Research Institute)
Serve on the Industrial Advisory Board of Sensory, Santa Clara, CA
Serve on the Technical Advisory Board, Center of Excellence in Human Language Technology, JHU
Former consultant advisor to Yap (now part of Amazon), a speech recognition company in Charlotte, NC
Past member of Board of Directors at the International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, CA
Served as advisor to CLSP (Center for Speech and Language Processing, JHU) and CAIP at Rutgers
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