James Hieronymus

Jim Hieronymus of ICSI's Speech Group

Senior Researcher, Speech
hieronym @ icsi.berkeley.edu

James Hieronymus received his bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, his master’s degree from UC San Diego, and his doctorate from Cornell University. He held postdoctoral fellowships at Cornell and Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab and supervisory positions at Heuristics Inc., an early speech recognition company. From 1982 to 1988, he was a computer scientist at the National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute of Standards and Technology), where he helped establish the speech group. From 1988 to 1992, he researched prosodically based large-vocabulary speech recognition at the Centre for Speech Technology Research and in the Linguistics Department of Edinburgh University as a professorial fellow. In 1992, he was a lecturer for the United Nations Development Project in Bombay, India and a visiting professor at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. From 1992 to 1998, he was a member of the technical staff at Bell Labs Research, where he worked on spoken language identification, multilingual speech recognition, and spoken dialog systems. From 1998 to 2000, he was a guest professor in the Linguistics Department of Gothenburg University, Sweden, researching spoken dialog systems.  From 2000 to 2009 he was leader of the spoken dialogue systems group and a senior researcher at NASA Ames Research Center, which developed the CLARISSA procedure reader and navigator system and the EVITA astronaut suit assistant. He has been a researcher in ICSI’s Speech Group since 2008, and also holds senior research positions at the NASA Ames Research Center and Cambridge University. He is a member of the Acoustical Society of America, IEEE, and the IEEE Signal Processing Society.  He has served as an associate editor for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.  His research interests include conversational and multilingual speech recognition and spoken dialogue systems.