Victor Abrash

Senior Computer Scientist, Speech Technology and Research Laboratory

Victor Abrash is a senior computer scientist in SRI International’s Speech Technology and Research (STAR) Laboratory.  Since joining SRI in 1990, his interests have included speech recognition, speech endpointing, algorithm and software development, neural networks for speech recognition, and the use of speech technology for language learning.

He is the principal software architect and developer behind the EduSpeak® Speech Recognition Toolkit, a major contributor to the Decipher and DynaSpeak® speech recognition engines, and a leader in efforts to develop and deploy SRI’s speech recognition technology for commercial and educational use.

Abrash has co-authored more than 20 papers in the areas of speech recognition and neural networks, and holds patents for speech endpointing and the application of speech recognition for reading education.

He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from MIT and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge in physics and in computer speech and language processing.

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