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Auditory-Visual Speech Recognition Laboratory
Bethesda, MD 20889-5600
(301) 919-2957


Grant, Kenneth W., Chief, Research Section

Washington University, St. Louis, MO B.A. 1976 Philosophy of Science
University of Washington, Seattle, WA M.S. 1980 Speech Science
Washington University, St. Louis, MO Ph.D. 1986 Communication Science

1977-1980 Graduate Research Assistant, Tactile Speech Laboratory, University of Washington (involved in psychophysical and speech perception research using a multichannel electrotactile display on normal hearing listeners).

1981-1986 Graduate Research Assistant, Central Institute for the Deaf, Washington University (involved in psychoacoustic and speech perception research on normal and hearing-impaired listeners).

1986-1988 Post Doctoral Trainee, Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT (involved in research on speechreading and auditory-visual speech perception with degraded acoustic signals).

1989-1990 Post Doctoral Associate, Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT (involved in research on auditory-
visual and tactile-visual speech perception and the development of speech processing hearing aids and tactile aids for the deaf).

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Bernstein, Joshua G.W. Research Audiologist
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY     B.S.      1999         Electrical Engineering
MIT, Cambridge, MA                   Ph.D.    2006         Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology

2001-2005         Graduate Research Assistant, Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT
2005-2006         Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Research Laboratory of Electronics
                          MIT Lecturer, Division of Health Science and Technology, MIT

Phatak, Sandeep A. Research Associate

University of Pune, India B.Eng. 2000 Electronics, Telecommunications
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL M.S. 2003 Electrical Engineering
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL PhD. 2007 Electrical Engineering

2001-2004 Research Assistant, Intelligent Hearing Aid Group, Beckman Institute, UIUC

2003-2007 Research Assistant, Human Speech Recognition Group, Beckman Institute, UIUC
2004-2007 Teaching Assistant, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UIUC
2005-2007 Research Assistant, Reading Group Project, UIUC
2005-2006 Research Assistant, Qualcomm Project, Beckman Institute, UIUC

Philip-Franz D. Seitz Currently: Department of State, Foreign Service
University of Pennsylvania. PhD. 1986 Department of Linguistics
Occidental College A.B. 1978 Languages and Linguistics.
1979-1982:  Research Assistant, Department of Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania.
1982-1986:  Research Fellow, Linguistics Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania.
1986-1988:  Research Associate, Phonetics Laboratory, University of Oxford (U.K.).
1988-1989:  Research Associate, l'Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique-Télécommunications (Québec).
1989-1995:  Research Scientist, Center for Auditory and Speech Sciences, Gallaudet University.
1995-2002:  Research General Health Scientist, Army Audiology and Speech Center
                    Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
2002-Present: Current Affiliation: Department of State, Foreign Service