Rupal is an internationally renowned speech scientist turned entrepreneur, bringing decades of clinical, academic, and fundraising experience to VocaliD. Named a Voice Visionary in 2019 by Voicebot and listed amongst the 50 most creative in business by FastCompany, Rupal is a sought-after public speaker on the future of voice AI. Her work has been featured on TED, NPR, BBC, Wall Street Journal, and more. Rupal holds two patents, a degree in Psychology from the University of Calgary, a Masters and Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto, with post-doctoral studies in speech acoustics at MIT.
Geoff has over 15 years of expertise in speech signal processing and multimodal speech technology. The co-inventor of three patents, he has developed speech prostheses for alaryngeal speakers, led several multi-million dollar DARPA efforts, and helped create the first-ever mobile silent speech recognition system. He holds an undergraduate in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College, a Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, and a Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology from MIT.
Kai brings over 20 years of experience in helping organizations exploit digital and emerging technologies to create breakthrough products and transform businesses. He has worked at innovative companies including Accenture, Google, and athenahealth. Kai has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado and an MBA from MIT Sloan.
Michele brings 20 years of marketing and business development experience in both early and late stage technology startups, consumer goods, food & beverage, as well as agency-specific expertise focused on content, influencer engagement, SEO strategy, and lead generation. Prior to her marketing career, Michele was a commercial photographer in Denver and NYC who worked with clients such as Cirque du Soleil and Women’s International Maternity Aide.
Eric is a skilled software developer with expertise in backend development, operations and data management system development, as well as 3rd-party mobile and API integration layers. He pulls from a background in robotics and AI and holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Stephen is a well-rounded web application developer with over two decades of experience. An expert in over 10 programming languages, he is a hands-on developer who excels at client support. Fluent in Japanese, he spent 13 years working at Digital Garage in Tokyo prior to joining the MIT Media Lab as a visiting scientist before joining the team at VocaliD. He has an undergraduate degree in Development Studies from Brown and an MBA from McGill University.
Johnny brings his lifelong passion of sound-based storytelling to his role as Audio Engineer at VocaliD. His background in digital signal processing, audio engineering, and sound design provides a unique bridge across our research and engineering teams. Johnny's ability to develop audio manipulation algorithms and FX plug-ins to create evocative and pleasing sound experiences brings VocaliD's digital voices to life in post-production. Johnny is a graduate of Colorado Mesa University and Berklee College of Music.
Markus is a leading expert in parametric speech synthesis while also being a proficient software developer with extensive knowledge in machine learning, neural modeling, and performance optimization. He received his undergraduate from Vienna University of Technology, his Masters in Medical Informatics from the Medical University of Vienna, and his Ph.D. with distinction in Speech Synthesis from Vienna University of Technology.
Adam has led sales and business development for voice technology companies (e.g. Nuance, GrooveMobile) for over a decade. He brings this deep industry knowledge and experience with business strategy, client partnership, and relationship building to accelerate growth at VocaliD. Adam holds undergraduate degrees in theatre and political science from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
Amanda is an aspiring speech-language clinician whose passion for the field brought her to VocaliD. As a cross-team operations specialist, she assists with voice building and blending and customer support. She has an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Central Michigan University.
Aparna has a rare talent for mastering audio and speech analysis which she applies in her role at VocaliD. She is involved in quality assurance and audio sweetening to fine-tune voices in post-production. Aparna is a senior at Northeastern University pursuing an undergraduate degree in Linguistics with minors in Computer Science and Psychology.
Rachel is a data visualization and analysis expert who solves data communication problems through engaging graphical storytelling. Her broad experience spans both technology startups and scientific organizations with a focus within voice technology, biogeochemistry, genomics, and geographic information systems. She holds an undergraduate degree in Marine Science from Boston University and a Masters in Statistics from Harvard University.