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A full-time computer scientist position in the research area.


Speech and Language Processing Department, BBN Technologies, Cambridge, MA
Scientist, April 2000 - present
Interactive Systems Lab, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Assistant researcher, November 1998 - November 1999
(continuing project work from Karlsruhe)
Interactive Systems Lab, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Assistant researcher, October 1995 - November 1999
  • GlobalPhone (multilingual speech recognition), May 1997 - November 1999

  • Coordinated and supervised Korean speech data collection.
    Responsible for development of Korean speech recognition system.
  • VODIS (voice operated driver's information system), November 1995 - May 1997

  • Designed and developed large speech data collection software application.
    Managed installation on computers of several project partners in Germany and France.


Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
visiting scholar, master thesis project, November 1998 - November 1999
Thesis title: "Data-Driven Determination of Dictionary Units for Korean LVCSR"

University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Master of Science (Diplom), Computer Science, November 1999
Grade: 1.2; (Scale: 1.0 - 4.0, 1.0 is best)
Bachelor of Science (Vordiplom), Computer Science, September 1996
Grade: 1.7; (Scale: 1.0 - 4.0, 1.0 is best)


Speech Recognition, Neural Networks, Curves and Surfaces for CAGD, Wavelets for Computer Graphics, Geometric Concepts for Geometric Design, Software Engineering, Operations Research, Optimization on Graphs.


  • Developed first ready-to-use open-source speech recognition application for Linux, March 1998-present

  • Experienced full product cycle (from system design to user support).
  • Tutored high school students in mathematics (private lessons), January 1995 - April 1998


  • PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES: object-oriented design, C/C++, Java, Perl, Python, Qt/KDE, Tcl/Tk, Shell, HTML, PHP, LaTeX
  • OPERATING SYSTEMS: Linux/UNIX (extensive knowledge), Windows 2000/NT/98/3.x (extensive knowledge)


  • German (native, citizenship)
  • English (fluent)
  • French (intermediate)
  • Spanish (basic)
  • Korean (basic)

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