Julie Vonwiller, Nonexecutive Director
Dr. Julie Vonwiller has worked in the field of speech science and technology for more than 20 years.
She founded Appen in 1996 and has overseen the firm's growth into a leading international organization for speech and language technology products and services.
direct involvement in complex linguistic and computational linguistic tasks in more than 30 languages has driven Appen's
innovative speech and language technology solutions.
Before founding Appen, Julie was research manager for the Speech Technology Research Group in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney.
She also served as a project manager of the Australian National Database of Spoken Language (ANDOSL), a major, government-funded study covering all current variants of spoken English in Australia.
has a successful record in supervising software-oriented projects, commercializing R&D, and managing multidisciplinary research and development teams, and she
has in-depth familiarity with cutting-edge speech and language technology techniques.
In 2007, Julie was given an Innovation Hero award by The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering at the University of Sydney for her work with Appen, and in 2008, she received the Alumni Award for Distinguished Service from Macquarie University.
Julie has a bachelor of arts in linguistics, with honors, as well as a PhD from Macquarie University.