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 Expert  727530

Expert in Speech and Language, Audio Forensics, Recordings, Intelligibility Enhancement, Voice Morphing


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Mexico (NM)
USA
Education Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a scientist who analyzes speech and language, especially with regard to their forensic implications. He has been employed by Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Aerospace Corporation and the University of California Phonetics Laboratory. He has served as an expert witness in the United States, Canada and Australia. He has completed projects for the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency and the United States Secret Service. He has held security clearances at Secret, Top Secret and Q levels. He will consider challenging assignments.

Expert's expertise includes analysis of recordings, enhancing the intelligibility of recordings, determining whether recordings have been altered, speaker identification, memory for voices, voice lineups, using voice to determine speaker veracity and voice morphing. He has done a special study of the communications of Flight 1549 that landed in the Hudson River.

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audio recording

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audio tape recorder

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spectrograph

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audio enhancement

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audio forensics

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speaker identification

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recording alteration

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recording fabrication


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Albuquerque, New Mexico;  and Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1980   PhD   Linguistics, with Specialization in Acoustic Phonetics   University of California Los Angeles  

Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Acoustical Society of America: Expert led the Los Alamos National Laboratory research team that developed the “Animated Display of Inferred Tongue, Lip and Jaw Movement,” which was selected as an R&D-100 winner, which is accorded to the 100 most significant technical developments in a year, and was also selected as a National Merit Award winner by the Johns Hopkins National Search for Computing to Aid Persons with Disabilities. This technology uses acoustic analysis to infer a person's articulatory positions when she or he talks into a microphone attached to a specially equipped personal computer. It has applications in speech therapy, in teaching the deaf to speak, and in improving the accuracy of computerized speech recognition.

Professional Appointments

REVIEWER: National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Strategic Defense Initiative Organization, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Awards/Recognition

Ford Foundation Fellowship (Graduate); National Defense Education Fellowship (Graduate); Johns Hopkins University Award for Computing to Aid Persons with Disabilities ; R&D-100 Award for Technological Innovation; National Merit Scholarship (Undergraduate).


Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Authenticity of vocals on a musical record.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Notable cases include: Rodney King v. City of Los Angeles (for Mr. King); "Elvis" recording (appearance on Good Morning America); Alaska v. Exxon [Valdez] (for Exxon); California v. O. J. Simpson (for Associated Press); Daniel v. Kelly Oil (for Kelly Oil); Homicide of Jon Benet Ramsey (for City of Boulder, CO); Paula Abdul recording (for Ms. Abdul); Queen v. Kashani-Malaki (Australia, for Kashani); California v. Wm. and Emily Harris (Patty Hearst kidnapping); 48 Hours Mystery: The Mortgage and the Murder (CBS News).
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on forensic phonetics.
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  • Voice identification expert for consulting on Audio Tape by CI.
  • Expert for consulting on Recorded Voice.
  • Expert in voice recognition for a criminal case.
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Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Expert has analyzed recorded materials in Spoanish.

Market Research:
Expert led the Los Alamos National Laboratory research team that developed the “Animated Display of Inferred Tongue, Lip and Jaw Movement,” which was selected as an R&D-100 winner, which is accorded to the 100 most significant technical developments in a year, and was also selected as a National Merit Award winner by the Johns Hopkins National Search for Computing to Aid Persons with Disabilities. This technology uses acoustic analysis to infer a person's articulatory positions when she or he talks into a microphone attached to a specially equipped personal computer. It has applications in speech therapy, in teaching the deaf to speak, and in improving the accuracy of computerized speech recognition.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

As an author and senior instructor for the technical course Voice Input/Output for Computers (for the Learning Tree company) Expert has taught scientists, and engineers for companies and governmental agencies in the United States and abroad including IBM, Bell Laboratories, The United States Department of State, The United States National Bureau of Standards, Phillips, Siemens and others.


 

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