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My current primary activities involve continuing computer-human interaction research on speech recognition and synthesis—leading the Gnu project “gnuspeech”; writing; and consulting services.

The following brief resumé provides an indication of my background and experience which includes:

Degrees and professional qualifications
B.A. and M.A. (Engineering: all areas), University of Cambridge, UK
M.Sc. (Human Factors & Artificial Intelligence), Loughborough University, UK
Professional Engineer, APEGBC (British Columbia, Canada) and APEGGA (Alberta, Canada)
Chartered Engineer (Engineering Council, UK)
Fellow of the British Computer Society, UK

Major career appointments
Qualified Pilot, Royal Air Force, UK
Flight Test Engineer, Short Brothers & Harland, Belfast, UK
Research Engineer & Project Leader, Standard Telecommunication Labs, UK (ITT Europe)
Tenured Full Professor, Computer Science, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Adjunct Professor, Psychology Department, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Faculty Professor, Psychology Department, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Co-editor, Int. J. Human-Computer Studies, Academic Press (formerly Man-Machine Studies)
Lecturer, University of Essex, UK
Chairman of NSERC Grant Selection Committee (Computing & Information Sciences)
A Company Director:
Exmos Semiconductor Corporation, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Alberta Microelectronics Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Trillium Sound Research Inc, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Chairman & V-P Research, Trillium Sound Research Inc
Consultant to government and industry

Current professional activities
Consultant to government and industry. Research in AI and CHI. SR&ED expertise.
Professor Emeritus, Computer Science Department, University of Calgary
Project leader, gnuspeech project (Free Software Foundation)

Honours & Awards
Best cadet: Initial Officer Training School, Royal Air Force, UK
Scroll of Honour: Pilot's “Wings” course in Canada
County Major Scholar: Cambridge University, UK
Fellow: Essex University
Killam Fellow: University of Calgary
Invited speaker: numerous national and international conferences

Special Areas of Experience
Line: Technology Transfer; Project Management & Assessment; Research Evaluation; Strategy & Business Planning; Departmental Administration. Excellent “people” skills. Articulate.
Research & Professional: Aeronautical and telecommunications engineering; Computer-Human Interaction; Artificial Intelligence; Speech Synthesis & Recognition by Machine; Computer Graphics; Interdisciplinary Research & Experimental Development; Education. Knowledgeable in many engineering disciplines, computer science specialisations, and life sciences. Designed and taught university computer science courses in most areas of computer science.

Publications
In my research areas: 38 peer reviewed publications, 25 invited papers, 3 book chapters, 2 patents
Numerous technical reports (including research & for consulting clients in government & industry)


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