(This document was last updated on April 6 2004)
Victor Zue is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and Co-Director of the Institute's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He is also the first holder of the Delta Electronics Chair endowed for senior researchers. Victor's main research interest is in the development of spoken language interfaces to make human/computer interactions easier and more natural, and he has taught many courses and lectured extensively on this subject. Prior to 2001, he headed the Spoken Language Systems Group, which has pioneered the development of many systems that enable a user to interact with computers using multiple spoken languages (English, Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish). Their work has been covered by several publications internationally including Time and The Economist. A Business Week article in 1997 described him as one of five "trailblazers" in speech interfaces worldwide. He was also featured in an article in the Discover magazine in December 2000.
Outside of MIT, Victor has consulted for many multinational corporations, and he has served on many planning, advisory, and review committees for the US Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, and the National Academy of Science and Engineering. From 1996-1998, he chaired the Information Science and Technology (ISAT) study group for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, helping the DoD formulate new directions for information technology research. In 1990, he became a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. In 1999, he received the DARPA Sustained Excellence Award. In 2002, he received the Speech Technology Magazine's inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2004, he was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering.
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