Edward Epstein  Edward Epstein photo       

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Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA



As part of the Watson/Deep QA project I was responsible for scaling out Watson's computation over thousands of compute cores in order to achieve the speed needed to be competitive in a live Jeopardy! game. Our team continues work on extending Watson technology with a focus on applications in medicine

For the past 9 years I have been manager of the IBM team doing ongoing development of Apache UIMA. Originally an internal IBM Research project, Apache UIMA is an open source, highly scalable, multimodal framework used to create applications doing deep analysis of natural human language text, speech audio and image.

I previously contributed as a Research Staff Member and manager to IBM's large vocabulary speech recognition technology. Before coming to IBM, I worked for Technicon Instruments on development of the first automated white blood cell differential system based on flow-through cytochemical analysis.