Manny Rayner

Photo of Manny Rayner Contact information:
ISSCO/TIM/ETI,
University of Geneva
40 bd. du Pont-d'Arve
CH-1211 Geneva 4
Switzerland

Tel: +41 22 379 8679
Fax: +41 22 379 8689
Office number: 6333
Manny's email

Background and Research Interests

I have a B.A. in Mathematics from Cambridge University, England, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stockholm University, Sweden. Before joining Geneva University, I have worked at a number of places, including SRI International, NASA Ames Research Center, the Swedish Institute of Computer Science and two speech and language startups. At SRI, I led the Spoken Language Translator project from 1993 to 1999. At NASA, I was lead implementor between 2002 and 2005 on Clarissa, a project which produced a voice-enabled procedure browser that was tested live on the International Space Station in June 2005. This is still the only voice-enabled system ever to have been used in space.

Since 2001, my research activities have mainly centred around Regulus, an Open Source platform for building grammar-based speech applications. Regulus has been used to build over a dozen large applications, including Geneva University's MedSLT and NASA's Clarissa.

Publications

A full list of publications can be found here.