Carnegie Mellon University
Building 23 (MS 23-11)
Moffett Field, CA 94035
Alexander Waibel, Director, interACT; Professor, Computer Science
Dr. Waibel's research interests center around the interpretation and integration of speech, language and other human communication systems. Two particularly challenging examples of these interests are the JANUS project, a speech-to-speech translation systems, that provides translation of spoken language between English, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean (e.g. a translating telephone). Another, the INTERACT project, attempts to design multimodal interfaces, that incorporate not only speech, but also other communication modalities, such as gesture, lipreading, handwritten character recognition, face- and eye-tracking, in order to derive a robust understanding of user intent.