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Thomas Schalk
Vice President, Voice Technology

Dr. Thomas B. Schalk is Vice President, Voice Technology at ATX Group, a leading telematics service provider with customers that include Hyundai, Toyota, Lexus and BMW. He is responsible for guiding ATX’s voice technology strategy and leads a speech group that focuses on advanced voice user interfaces that enhance the driving experience while minimizing driver distraction.

Prior to joining ATX, Dr. Schalk was the CTO at Philips Speech Processing, and was also CTO at Voice Control Systems. He has 30 years of experience in the speech recognition industry and is currently a board member of the Applied Voice Input/Output Society, as well as the chair of the Speech Technology Consortium. He is also a committee member of the SAE VUI task force.

Dr. Schalk received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the George Washington University. He holds numerous key patents in the areas of speech technology and speech applications.

Conference Sessions By Dr. Thomas Schalk
SpeechTEK 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. C102: PANEL: Natural User Interfaces in the Connected Car

SpeechTEK 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. D302: PANEL: What’s Next for the Connected Car?

SpeechTEK 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. C104: Powering the Connected Car With Voice

SpeechTEK 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
1:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. LAB 5: Innovative Solutions Lab
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. SD201: What’s New in the Driver’s Seat?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. A304: Speech in the Cloud
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. C303: Advanced Voice User Interface and Dialogue

SpeechTEK 2009
Monday, August 24 2009
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. C103: Advanced Dialog Strategies
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. C104: Voice Interaction Optimization
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. C106: Evolving Standards, Part 1

Tuesday, August 25 2009
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. C204: Advanced ASR Application

SpeechTEK 2008
Tuesday, August 19
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. C204: Advances in Automotive Speech
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. C202: Enhanced VUI : Context-Sensitive Dialog
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. C204: Advances in Automotive Speech

Monday, August 18
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. C101: Advanced ASR: A Global Perspective
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. C102: Application of Advanced ASR
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. C105: Natural Language Processing Techniques
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. C106: Virtualization and Intelligent Integration

SpeechTek 2007
Monday, August 20
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. C101: Advances in Speech Recognition Processing
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. C102: Advances in Text-to-Speech Processing
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. C103: Advances in Natural Language Processing
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. C105: Voice Search

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