Spoken Language Processing
PhD Computer Science, Columbia University, 2007
BA 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, he 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. Dr. Jackson has been teaching Computer Science at Simon's Rock since 2014 and at Bard Academy since its inception in 2015. During the academic year 2017-18 he served as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.