Talks & Lectures, University-wide
17 Oct 2019
DeBaun Auditorium (please note location change)

SES Dean's Lecture Series: Breaking Human Interaction Barriers—AI, HoloLens and Beyond

Sponsored by the Schaefer School of Engineering and Science

The 2019 SES Dean's Lecture Series presents Dr. Xuedong Huang, Chief Speech Scientist, Technical Fellow in Cloud and AI, and Lead of Speech and Language Group at Microsoft.

Dr. Huang will be speaking about "Breaking Human Interaction Barriers—AI, HoloLens and Beyond." Don't miss a thing in the Age of Experiences.  Come check out how new AI technology from Microsoft empower multilingual conversations with anyone, anywhere at any time.

Dr. Xuedong Huang is a Microsoft Technical Fellow in Microsoft Cloud and AI. He leads Microsoft's Speech and Language Group. As Microsoft's Chief Speech Scientist, he led the team achieving a historical conversational speech recognition human parity milestone (Switchboard) in 2016, a historical machine translation human parity milestone (WMT-2017) in 2018 and another historical conversation Q&A human parity milestone (CoQA) in 2019.

In 1993, Huang joined Microsoft to found the company's speech technology group. As the general manager of Microsoft's spoken language efforts for over a decade, he helped to bring speech recognition to the mass market by introducing SAPI to Windows in 1995 and Speech Server to the enterprise call center in 2004. Before Microsoft, he was on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University.

He received Alan Newell research excellence leadership medal in 1992 and IEEE Best Paper Award in 1993. He is an IEEE & ACM fellow. He was named as the Asian American Engineer of the Year (2011), Wired Magazine's 25 Geniuses Who Are Creating the Future of Business (2016), and AI World's Top 10 (2017). He holds over 100 patents and published over 100 papers & 2 books.

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