Candy Sidner and Daniel Coffman
Daniel Coffman, Research Staff, IBM Speech Research
About Daniel Coffman:
Dr. Coffman obtained his undergraduate degree in Physics from Yale University in 1979 and completed graduate study at the California Institute of Technology in 1986.
For the following eight years he worked as a research associate in the physics department of Cornell University.
While there he
contributed to particle accelerator and detector design, cryogenic systems, and supercondcuting radio frequency cavities.
principle area of research was the study of photon-photon interactions.
Since 1996, he has been employed by IBM at the T.J. Watson Research Center as a member of the Human Language Technologies department.
efforts there have been devoted to internet-based speech applications and conversational systems.