Jan Sedivy

Department of Cybernetics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University
Address: Karlovo namesti 13, 121 35 Praha 2, Czech Republic
Photo Jan SedivyCurrent position:Technology Transfer Manager
Education and degrees:Graduated M.Sc. CTU 1977, Ph.D. CTU 1983.
Office:Building E, room 205c
Phone:+420 224357597
FAX:+420 224357385
E-mail:sedivja2@fel.cvut.cz
Blog:jsedivy.blogspot.com

My mission:

After 18 years in the industry I have returned to the CTU, Faculty of Electrical Engineering to share my experience with students. My mission is:

Professional experience

05/2010 - present: Czech Technical University Prague.
Technology Transfer Manager, 02/2008 - 03/2010: Google, Switzerland GmBH, Zurich, Switzerland
Technical Lead Manager, Regionalization Team, 02/2000 - 01/2008: IBM Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic,
Manager research, development, Voice Technologies and Systems. 1994 - 2000 IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA
Research Staff Member (RSM), Human Language Technologies 1992 - 1994 IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA
Visiting scientist. Human Language Technologies

Patents

  1. US6073091 06/06/2000 Apparatus and Method for Forming a Filtered Inflected Language Model for Automatic Speech Recognition
  2. US06023673 02/08/2000 Hierarchical labeler in a speech recognition system
  3. US06016476 01/18/2000 Portable information and transaction processing system and method utilizing biometric authorization and digital certificate security
  4. US05835888 11/10/1998 Statistical language model for inflected languages
  5. US05544277 08/06/1996 Speech coding apparatus and method for generating acoustic feature vector component values by combining values of the same features for multiple time intervals
  6. US05522011 05/28/1996 Speech coding apparatus and method using classification rules
  7. US6438247 10/20/2002 Seatbelt Microphone Mounting
  8. US6584425: 2003-06-24 / 2000-12-27 Smart thermometer
  9. 20050086382 - 04/21/05 Systems and methods for providing dialog localization in a distributed environment and enabling conversational communication using generalized user gestures
  10. 20050096070 - 05/05/05 Efficient communication with passive devices
  11. 20050143972 - 06/30/05 System and methods for acoustic and language modeling for automatic speech recognition with large vocabularies
  12. 6,965,773 B2 11/15/05 Virtual cooperative network formed by local clients in zones without cellular service
  13. 7,100,000 8/29/2006 System and methods for processing audio using multiple speech technologies
  14. 7,156,309 1/2/2007 Smart book
  15. 7,315,613 1/1/2008 Multi-modal messaging
  16. US Pat. application. 9837024 4/18/2001 Systems and methods for providing conversational computing via javaserver pages and javabeans
  17. US Pat. Application 10007084 12/4/2001 Reusable VoiceXML dialog components, sub-dialogs and beans
  18. US Pat. Application 11548976 - Filed Oct 12, 2006 Enhancement to Viterbi speech processing algorithm for hybrid speech models that conserves memory.
  19. 6.442.519 2002 Speaker model adaptation via network of similar users

Awards

2004 The Research Division Award for the development of the Embedded Engine
2000 Outstanding Innovation Award for the development of the Embedded Engine
2000 The Division award for the development of the Embedded Engine
2000 Third Plateau Invention Achievement Award in appreciation and recognition of creative contribution to IBM progress.
1999 Second Plateau Invention Achievement Award in appreciation and recognition of creative contribution to IBM progress.
1998 Whatever it takes award for management of the speech recognition part of the network car, which IBM exhibited at COMDEX 97.
1997 First Plateau Invention Achievement Award in appreciation and recognition of creative contribution to IBM progress.
1996 an Outstanding Innovation Award in appreciation for the VoiceType 3.0 Design of an algorithm enabling to run CPU expensive labeling on a PC. The current product ViaVoice is still using these algorithms.
1995 the Research Division Award for contribution to Large Vocabulary Isolated Speech Recognition

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