Brian Roark is a computational linguist working on various topics in natural language processing. His research interests include: language modeling for automatic speech recognition, text entry and other applications; text normalization and transliteration; text entry, accessibility and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
Before joining Google, he was a faculty member for 9 years in the Center for Spoken Language Understanding (CSLU) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) – part of what used to be the Oregon Graduate Institute (OGI). Before that, he was in the Speech Algorithms Department at AT&T Labs - Research from 2001–2004. He received his Ph.D. in the Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences at Brown University in 2001.
More information, including publications, CV and other links, can be found at his external webpage here.