Speech Reconnaissance

Nowadays, everywhere you look you find some form of speech recognition technology being used. There is no question that your hard work and your belief in speech recognition technology are shaping the way we communicate. As speech recognition technology continues to move toward everyday use and acceptance, it becomes even more incumbent on each of us to work together to ensure the success of our products and industry and to deliver on our promise to change worldwide communications. Let me take this time to say "thank you" to our good friend and the editor of this magazine, Brian Lewis. Brian has decided to "put down" his editor's pencil and pursue an opportunity with Dictaphone. Brian has been the editor of Speech Technology Magazine since its inception and has done a wonderful job with the magazine. We wish him the very best in his future endeavors.
Dr. Judith A. Markowitz, Ph.D., is recognized internationally as one of the leading independent analysts in speech processing and voice biometrics (speaker recognition. Dr. Markowitz is on the Advisory Board of the International Biometrics Industry Association (IBIA) and is a proponent of standards in speech processing and biometrics.

She is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Speech Technology and she has published extensively in both speech processing and biometrics.

Dr. Markowitz received her doctoral degree in linguistics from Northwestern University. She has an M.S. in computer science (AI specialization) from DePaul University and a certificate in strategic planning from the American Management Association. She is also trained as a speech and language pathologist.

We're delighted to bring on board two talented professionals to direct the editorial focus of Speech Technology Magazine: Gary Moyers as executive editor and Dr. Judith Markowitz as associate editor. Many of you already know of Dr. Markowitz's impact on the recognition technology industry, and we welcome her counsel, writings and assistance in managing this publication. Gary Moyers has been busy introducing himself to many of you and brings to us years of editorial experience as managing editor of a daily newspaper. Gary now will combine his chosen profession with his passion for technology. We welcome both Gary and Judith and look forward to their stewardship of Speech Technology Magazine.
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