Technology consultant with over three decades of experience in industries including automotive, consumer electronics, wireless communications, and semiconductors.  Has significant expertise in speech recognition and natural language processing, artificial intelligence, chatbot design and development, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and augmented and virtual reality.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, Oregon Graduate Institute
  • B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University

Career Highlights

  • Developed apps using the OpenAI GPT and LangChain APIs and also taught a six-week course on generative AI
  • Developed AI chatbots using Microsoft Bot Framework for a range of use cases with deployments on browsers, apps, and smart speakers
  • As director of R&D at Samsung Research, managed R&D projects on speech recognition and immersive audio
  • Led the development of a “SmartSpeech” client-server, intelligent speech system prototype that leveraged the Samsung SmartThings IoT ecosystem for speech-enabled control of multiple connected devices
  • As an engineer in TI’s R&D Center, designed Java-based speech APIs and developed embedded speech recognition prototypes including using a DSP-based speech recognizer running on the OMAP platform
  • Chief architect of Symbian Speech and Audio Component Factory
  • Led Nokia's Java Speech API 2.0 (JSR-113) standardization activities 
  • Led Samsung’s immersive audio standardization activities 
  • Actively drove the specification of the Khronos multimedia API standards, including chairing the OpenMAX AL working group
  • Named inventor on five issued U.S. patents, including a novel method of automatic language identification

Expert Qualifications

  • Twice deposed as an expert for the plaintiff in a patent infringement litigation before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Conducted patent portfolio analyses in areas including text-to-speech, connected automobiles, vehicle tracking, and inventory management
  • For Toyota, reviewed over two hundred patents in NLP, speech recognition, and virtual assistants and worked with outside counsel to devise workarounds for the virtual assistant development team to proceed with product plans without infringing outside IP