BELLEVUE, Wash. and SYDNEY, Aug. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VoiceBox Technologies has hired a world-class computational linguist and cognitive scientist to head its satellite office in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Mark Johnson is Chief Scientific Officer of VoiceBox Technologies Australia and will lead innovation for Voice Artificial Intelligence (Voice AI). Dr. Mark Johnson holds a full Professorship at Macquarie University while also heading VoiceBox Technologies Australia.
A rare talent, Dr. Johnson earned a PhD from Stanford University. He held a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT, and has been a visiting researcher at the University of Stuttgart, the Xerox Research Centre in Grenoble, CSAIL at MIT and the Natural Language group at Microsoft Research. He was President of the Association for Computational Linguistics in 2003, President of SIGDAT in 2015, and was a professor from 1989 until 2009 in the Departments of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences and Computer Science at Brown University. He is an Editor in Chief of the Transactions of the ACL and the Springer book series "Theory and Applications of Natural Language Processing." He has worked on a wide range of topics in computational linguistics, but his main research area is parsing and its applications to text and speech processing.
Catch Dr. Johnson at the ACL 2016 Conference in Berlin, Aug. 7-12 where he will be presenting on two co-authored papers:
- In the main conference:
Efficient techniques for parsing with tree automata
Jonas Groschwitz, Mark Johnson and Alexander Koller
- In the CoNLL conference:
Neighborhood Mixture Model for Knowledge Base Completion
Dat Quoc Nguyen1, Kairit Sirts1, Lizhen Qu2, Mark Johnson1
1Macquarie University, 2NICTA, Australia
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SOURCE VoiceBox Technologies Corporation