I entered MIT in 1987 and received an SB in 1991, an SM in 1993, and a PhD in 1998, all from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. From 1998 until 2007, I worked as a Research Scientist for the Spoken Language Systems Group in the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. From 2007 until 2012 I was a member of the Human Language Technology Group at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory. As of January 2013, I have joined Microsoft, where I am a Principal Speech Scientist working at the New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA. My research interests span the areas of speech recognition, language understanding, topic modeling, audio indexing, speaker identification, language identification, multi-lingual speech processing, and multi-modal speech processing.