Joe Garman Faculty Profile


Georgetown University, Washington, DC, Instructor, 2006 – 2010; Assistant Professor, 2010 – Present

  • Teach physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry and physics courses for nursing and pre-med students
  • Co-founded ongoing neural networking group for Computer Science and Linguistics departments
  • Developing neural net course for Computer Science and Linguistics departments
  • Have patent pending (2017/0365183) “Intelligent Medical Hypertext Information Translator”
  • Have provisional patent (62/686,838) “Method and System for Parametric Speech Synthesis”
  • Engaged in current research involving applying neural nets to cross-language speech processing, including: 
  • Multi-lingual speech recognition which allows high performance for low resource languages
  • Rapidcross-language text-to-speech adaptation for speaker transmogrification
  • Automated Accent Reduction Assistant

Vocentric Corporation, Kirkland, WA, Co-founder and Chief Scientist, 2000 – 2003

  • Developed speech processing products including:
  • Noise reduction, speech enhancement, and speaker identification 
  • Speech recognitionandtext-to-speech

Conversay Corporation, Redmond WA, Chief Scientist, 1997 – 2000

  • Developed speech recognition and text-to-speech systems
  • Led team of linguists and programmers in developing applications of speech recognition and text-to-speech
  • Led development of embedded speech recognition systems, including:
    • Samsung’s wristwatch cell phone: Samsungs-cellphone-wristwatch-causes-stir
    • Winbond’s ISD-SR3000:

IBM, Poughkeepsie, NY and Bethesda, MD, Senior Programmer, 1984 – 1996

  •  Developed an improved speech recognition engine for IBM’s continuous speech recognition products
  • Received patent, “Method for Word Spotting in Continuous Speech” (5,425,129)
  • Led development of expert system shell products
  • Served as assistant developer on Prolog interprete


  • Georgetown University, Washington, DC (full time 2003 – 2006)
    • PhD in Physiology, 2010 (recruited to Georgetown faculty)
    • MS in Physiology, 2004
  • University of Maryland, College Park, MD (part-time 1989 – 1997; while at IBM, Bethesda, MD)
    • Graduate Computer Science and Linguistics courses (recruited to Conversay)
  • Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY (1985 – 1987; while at IBM, Poughkeepsie, NY)
    • MS in Computer Science, 1987
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (1983 – 1984)
    • Graduate Physics and Computer Science courses (recruited to IBM)
  • Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN (1979 – 1983)
    • BS in Physics, 1983, summa cum laude