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Andy Aaron

Andy Aaron works on Watson’s synthesized voice, ensuring its naturalness and ability to pronounce the many unusual words that appear in a typical Jeopardy! game.

Raul Fernandez

Raul Fernandez is the technical lead for the text-to-speech activities for Watson, working to improve the naturalness of the voice and the robustness of the synthesis engine.

Bhuvana Ramabhadran

Bhuvana Ramabhadran manages the text-to-speech group, working with the team to strategize and deliver improvements to Watson’s voice.

Andrew Rosenberg

Andrew is an assistant professor at Queens College/City University of New York. He collaborates with the speech synthesis team to improve the naturalness of Watson’s voice.

Roberto Sicconi

Roberto Sicconi is coordinator of the speech team responsible for Watson’s foreign language pronunciation. He also collaborates on Watson’s graphical avatar.

Maria Smith

Maria Smith is responsible for language processing improvements. She oversees the text processing of the answers that Watson supplies to the text-to-speech engine.