James SalsmanJames Salsman is a statistician, software engineer, speech recognition specialist, and World Wide Web Consortium Invited Expert in the Device API, Web Apps, and HTML working groups. Salsman has over 20 years of telephony, signal processing, C, Perl, Javascript, Flash MXML, R, SQL, Tcl/Tk, Java and related experience.

Salsman studied computer science and mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University and has worked or corresponded with (Google Ventures), Scientific Learning ("Reading Assistant"), Rosetta Stone, ("Wiz World Online"),,, (Pearson), and Carnegie Speech, Netscape, Silicon Graphics, LeapFrog Enterprises, MobiTV, Cisco, Mindsource, and a variety of Silicon Valley startups.

Salsman's contributions to open source software include substantial improvements to the phase vocoder algorithm efficiency, upgrades to TCL and Android, and work to patch and extend Mediawiki. He is currently working on speech recognition for pronunciation evaluation, helping people learn to speak and read well.

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February 27, 2017