Sameer Maskey, PhD
Sameer Maskey teaches Statistical Methods/Machine Learning for Speech and Natural Language Processing at Columbia University. He has published more than 20 papers in International Conferences and Journals, and has filed several patents. He is also a Founder of technology startup based out of New York. He has served as a Session Chair, a Program Committee member, and a Review Committee member of many International Conferences including ACL, HLT, ICASSP, NAACL and COLING. He also worked as a Research Staff Member (Research Scientist) at IBM T.J Watson Research Center where he invented various statistical algorithms to improve Speech-to-Speech translation and Question Answering systems. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University and Bachelors (Honors) in Mathematics and Physics from Bates College. He has worked on wide range of topics that deal with large amount of data and Machine Learning methods.