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Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA

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Software Engineer working on cognitive systems. REST-based API's, Relational and Graph Databases in the back end.

 

Over three decades of experience as a team leader, systems architect and software engineer at some of the country’s top research and academic institutions. Currently leading project planning, design, and implementation efforts to build software infrastructures at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. Understands the needs of research systems versus products, back-end systems versus user tools, and the tradeoffs that may be required when delivering each. Pursues simple, elegant, innovative solutions to complex problems. Able to collaborate effectively with staff, team members, partners and stakeholders, while maintaining a clear ability to work independently. Spent 10 years at Bell Labs as developer, then technical manager for Lucent Text-to-Speech Synthesis (TTS) product. Involved in all phases of product planning discussions and decisions. Worked closely with customers and sales force to assess needs and facilitate technical discussions. Designed the architecture of latest generation of a multilingual TTS. Currently a member of the Embodied Solutions/Cognition and Conversational Systems group at IBM T. J. Watson Research Labs working on both systems infrastructure and text analytics. Selected Technology Expertise: UNIX, Linux, Mac OS X, iOS (iPad/iPhone), MS Windows Java, C++, Swift, Ruby, SQL, UIMA, XML/XSLT, HTML/CSS/Javascript, WordPress, various Apache and GNU tools, etc.

Current and Prior Positions

IBM T.J. Watson Research Labs
Senior Software Engineer
12/2004 - Present
Member of the Embodied Solutions/Cognition and Conversational Systems group at IBM T. J. Watson Research Labs working on both systems infrastructure and text analytics

IBM Watson Research Center
Senior Software Engineer
2004 - Present