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T. V. Raman, Curriculum Vitae

T.   V.   Raman
IBM Research
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I am an accomplished Computer Scientist with over 8 years of industry experience in advanced technology development. During this time, I have authored 2 books and filed over 20 patents; my work on auditory interfaces was profiled in the September 1996 issue of Scientific American. I have leading edge expertise in auditory interfaces, scripting languages, Internet technologies including Web server applications and Web standards. I participate in numerous W3C working groups and authored Aural CSS (ACSS); in 1996 I wrote the first ACSS implementation. I have been actively participating in defining XML specifications for the next generation WWW including XForms, XML Events, and XHTML+Voice.


Develop technologies that drive the future of the Web toward eyes-free, ubiquitous information access. Speech is the next natural dimension in user interfaces, and I am developing products that combine speech technologies with the power of the Web to deliver innovative multimodal applications that are available anytime, anywhere.


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • PhD. Applied Mathematics: Aug 1989-Jan 1994.
    Awarded the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award, 1994.
    Thesis: Audio System For Technical Readings.
    Thesis Adviser: Prof. David Gries, Computer Science.
  • MS Computer Science: May 1992.
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India: MSc Computer Science: GPA: 9.78/10.00 July 1989.
  • University of Pune, Pune, India: BA Mathematics: May 1987.

Work experience

  • IBM Research, Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA
    Research Staff Member: Conversational Multimodal WWW.
    [XForms] Authoring multimodal applications for the next generation WWW.
    Speech-enabling handheld devices.
  • Adobe Systems, Advanced Technology Group, San Jose, CA
    Senior Computer Scientist: Dynamic publishing on the Internet. Oct 1995-Aug 1999.
    Developed the PDF to HTML translator bundled with major Web search engines
    XML Metadata
    Developed an XML-based virtual document architecture to enable cross-application content reuse.
  • Digital Equipment Corporation, Cambridge Research Lab, Cambridge, MA
    Research Staff: Retriever -A Multimodal Web Interface. Feb 1994-Oct 1995.
  • Intel Corporation, Intel Architecture Labs, Hillsboro, OR
    Summer Associate: Prototyped an email telephony interface. Jun-Aug 1993.
  • Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, CA
    Summer Associate: Prototyped a new reading machine architecture. May-Aug 1991.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Computerworld Award Smithsonian Institution Emacspeak: Complete Audio Desktop. April 1999.
  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Doctoral Dissertation Award 1994.
  • Intel Graduate Fellowship Intel Corporation, CA 1992.
  • Graduate Fellowship Cornell University. 1989.
  • President's Silver Medal Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. 1989.
  • Sir Cusrow Wadia Gold Medal University of Pune. 1987.
  • Sir Ness Wadia Gold Medal. 1984.

Books And Patents

  • T. V. Raman. Auditory User Interfaces -Toward The Speaking Computer. Kluwer Academic Publishers, August 1997.
  • T. V. Raman. Audio System For Technical Readings. LNCS 1410, Springer Verlag, December 1998.
  • T. V. Raman. Generating audio renderings of digitized works. Cornell Univ. U.S. Patent 5,572,625, November 1996.
  • T. V. Raman and Jim A. Larson. Telephone access system. Intel Corporation. U.S. Patent 5,825,854, October 1998.
  • T. V. Raman. Multimodal information presentation system. DEC. U.S. Patent 5,748,186, May 1998.
  • T. V. Raman. Data stream processing on networks. Adobe Systems. U.S. Patent 6,134,598, October 17, 2000.
  • T. V. Raman and John Warnock. Digitized speech and text. Adobe Systems. U.S. Patent 6,151,576, November 2000.
  • T. V. Raman. Document description format. Adobe Systems. U.S. Patent 6,249,794, June 6, 2001.
  • T. V. Raman. Speech interface for computer application programs DEC. U.S. Patent 6,289,312, September 11, 2001.

Selected Publications And Articles

Other Interests

My favorite hobby is recreational mathematics. I enjoy working on puzzles, especially those that involve an intuitive feel for mathematics. One of the things I enjoyed doing the most in the early eighties was to solve the Rubik's cube faster than anyone else around me, on an average of about thirty seconds! I am also interested in linguistics and can speak about eight languages, including French, German and several Indian languages.

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