Spoken Language Processing
Ph.D. Computer Science, Columbia University, 2007
B.A. Linguistics, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1999
Dr. Liscombe has 15 years experience in the field of Spoken Language Processing, the subset of Artificial Intelligence comprising automatic understanding and production of human speech by computers. Before joining the faculty at Simon's Rock, Dr. Liscombe worked for Nuance, the leader in Spoken Dialog Applications (Siri, Dragon) and before that for a smaller company specializing in Automated Troubleshooting Agents. His dissertation was on the automatic detection of emotion in speech and he continues to be interested in exploring automation of paralinguistic phenomena. In his current work, Dr. Liscombe enjoys introducing new students to the field of Computer Science and to Bard Academy via his dual roles as faculty in Computer Science and Director of Academy Academic Programs. He has been teaching at Simon's Rock since 2014.