Dr. Michael Cohen

Mike Cohen joined Google in 2004 to create and lead the company's speech technology efforts. Prior to joining Google, Mike was at Nuance Communications for ten years, which he co-founded to develop over-the-telephone spoken language applications. While at Nuance he coauthored the book "Voice User Interface Design" (Addison-Wesley, 2004). Earlier, Mike spent more than ten years at SRI, where he was principal investigator on a series of DARPA projects which included research in acoustic modeling, pronunciation modeling, and the development of spoken language understanding systems. Mike has a PhD in computer science from UC Berkeley.   He received a lifetime achievement award at the 2004 SpeechTek conference.