Benjamin K. Reaves


Ben is employed at Ellipsis Health in San Francisco, working on the detection of depression in speech. Recently he applied augmented training of deep neural networks to synthesize a specific voice using a limited number of target speaker recordings. His experience with interactive speech applications spans 30 years between Japan and California at Nuance Communications Panasonic Speech Technology Lab, Oracle Corpand ATR where his group developed their first real time Speech Translation System. He has been awarded over 7 patents. While at  Toyotahe managed projects involving collaborations with Stanford University's Department of CommunicationsNEC Labs AmericaKDDI, and Dejima while their VP of Engineering was Adam Cheyer who later founded Siri.

Ben's daughter, Grace, graduated Waseda University majoring in Media and works in Tokyo.

Ben's resume is at

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