Benjamin K. Reaves

If you are looking for the musician named Ben Reaves, he is at 

He does the full audio range; I do only the stuff below about 10KHz and text - Natural Language Processing


Ben's currently doing Topic Modelling at Metabob - and managing interns and university collaborations, which means I'm learning from them. Recent work includes the detection of clinical depression in speech at Ellipsis Health in San Francisco, and synthesis of a specific voice using augmented training of deep neural networks using a limited number of target speaker recordings. His experience with interactive speech applications spans 30 years in Japan and California at Toyota ITC, Nuance CommunicationsPanasonic Speech Technology Lab, Oracle Corp, and ATR where his group developed their first real time speech translation system. He is inventor on over 7 patents

Ben's daughter, Grace, graduated Waseda University and works at Disney Animation in beautiful downtown Burbank.

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