Jacques-Olivier Goussard

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Main area of research
Natural language & AI

Jacques-Olivier Goussard obtained a Ph.D. degree in Astrophysics from the University of Paris 7 in 1997, with a specialty in General Relativity and Neutron Stars. Shortly after his PhD, he transitioned to the software industry and joined Nuance in 2000, where he started working seriously in the Natural Language Processing domain, drifting away from his formal first (astral) love. At Nuance, he was involved in many software parts from raw speech processing to server stack design and notably in the development of the first dialog systems used at Nuance that went beyond Voice XML, a work he is pursuing as the developer and lead architect of the Nuance Conversation Engine since April 2012.