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Homayoon Beigi
Recognition Technologies, Inc.
Adjunct Prof., Columbia University, Depts. of Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering

Homayoon Beigi earned his BS, MS, and PhD from Columbia University in 1984, 1985 and 1990 respectively. For over two decades, he has been involved in research and development in Biometrics, Pattern Recognition and Internet-Commerce. He has developed the award-winning RecoMadeEasy® Speaker Recognition and the multiple-award winning, CommerceMadeEasy® software. He has been an Adjunct Professor since 1995, teaching "Fundamentals of Speaker Recognition, "Applied Signal Recognition," "Speech and Handwriting Recognition," and "Digital Control Systems" at the CS, ME, and EE departments of Columbia University. He was a Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center from 1991 to 2001, working on Speaker Recognition, ASR, LM, Search, Handwriting Recognition, Control, and NN Learning. He developed the SAFE Audio ANSI standard and was an active liaison in the US delegation of the ISO/SC37-JTC1-WG3 and the VoiceXML Forum on Speaker Biometrics. His other research includes Image Compression, Kinematics, Financial Optimization, and Zero-Gravity Fluid Dynamics. He is the author of the first textbook on Speaker Recognition, entitled, "Fundamentals of Speaker Recognition", a recipient of two IEEE best paper awards and ten issued patents. He is an Associate Editor of the AutoSoft Journal, the Editor of the BISC Handwriting Recognition Chapter, a Senior Member of the IEEE, an Advisory Board Committee member of the IEEE Spectrum, and a reviewer for many Journal and conferences including the Pattern Recognition Journal, the IEEE PAMI, the IEEE Trans. on NN, the IET Signal Processing Journal, the International Journal of Control, the AIAA Journal, ICASSP, and Interspeech.

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