David is the principal investigator for the DeepQA project currenlty focused on building Watson -- the computer system capable of competing with champion players at the Question Answering game of Jeopardy!.
Watson DeepQA Jeopardy!
He also led the UIMA project as Chief Architect. UIMA is a framework for integrating text and multi-modal analytics for interpreting unstructured information (text, speech, images etc). IBM has contributed UIMA and its extension UIMA-AS to open-source. UIMA is now an OASIS standard and an APACHE open-source project.
David has a background in AI, specifically Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. He is most interested in projects that combine NLP, Machine Learning and KR&R to develop and apply intelligent systems. His team is also working on the DARPA Machine Reading Program, extending DeepQA to perform deeper understanding of natural langage content.