I am a researcher in speech and language technologies with a long-time association with ICSI,
as a graduate student, postdoc, visiting researcher, and External Fellow.
I can be reached at
c/o International Computer Science Institute
1947 Center Street, Suite 600
Berkeley, CA 94704-1198
Fax (510) 666-2956
Email stolcke AT icsi DOT berkeley DOT edu
For Amazon-related matters please contact
Phone (650) 426-1170
Email stolcke AT amazon DOT com
Areas of Interest
Speech recognition and understanding,
Language and dialect recognition,
Software tools for probabilistic modeling
My CV is here.
- 1988-1994: Graduate student in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, ICSI and
- 1994: Postdoctoral researcher, ICSI
- 1994-2011: (Senior) Research Engineer,
Speech Technology and Research Laboratory, SRI International,
Menlo Park, CA
- 2000-2011: Visiting researcher; 2012-present: External Fellow, ICSI
- 2011-2019: Principal Researcher,
Speech and Dialog Research Group,
Microsoft Research, Sunnyvale, CA.
- 2019-present: Sr. Principal Scientist,
Amazon Alexa, Sunnyvale, CA.
Professional Degrees and Honors
Google Scholar citations page
Arxiv preprints for recent work
Older publications from my time at
Even older publications from
graduate school days.
Humans versus machines: the case of conversational speech recognition.
Invited talk at Afeka Conference for Speech Processing, Tel Aviv, July 2017
You Talking to Me? Speech-based and multimodal approaches for human versus computer addressee detection.
Invited talk at Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing,
Austin, Texas, November 2016
Meeting Recognition and Understanding - Past, Present, and a Guess at the Future.
Invited talk at International Conference on Computational Processing of Portuguese,
São Carlos, Brazil, October 2014
Tutorials on speaker recognition presented at
Winter School on Speech and Audio Processing, IIT Kanpur, January 2009:
Higher-Level Features in Speaker Recognition
MLLR Transform and Constrained Cepstral Modeling
Phonetic Speaker Recognition
Some of the projects I worked on at ICSI:
For projects at SRI check here.
Some significant graduate school projects were: