Language Technologies Institute
Human-Computer Interaction Institute
Center for Automated Learning and Discovery
Project LISTEN offers exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary research in speech technologies, cognitive and motivational psychology, human-computer interaction, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, graphic design, and of course reading.
Ph.D. in Computer Science (1981) and NSF Graduate Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Mostow's research interests in artificial intelligence have included speech, machine learning, and design. After research and faculty positions at Stanford, Information Sciences Institute, and Rutgers, he joined the Carnegie Mellon faculty in 1992 to launch Project LISTEN, which is getting computers to listen to children read aloud, and help them.
Dr. Mostow was Program Co-chair of the Fifteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI98), and has served as an editor of Machine Learning Journal and IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering.
[CALICO99] Mostow, J. and Aist, G. Giving Help and Praise in a Reading
Tutor with Imperfect Listening – Because Automated Speech Recognition Means
Never Being Able to Say You’re Certain. CALICO Journal16:3, 407-424. Special issue (M. Holland, Ed.), Tutors that Listen: Speech recognition for Language Learning, 1999.
[USPTO 99] Mostow, J. and Aist, G. Reading and Pronunciation Tutor.
United States Patent No. 5,920,838. Filed June 2, 1997; issued July
6, 1999. US
Patent and Trademark Office.
[AAAI97] J. Mostow and G. Aist. The Sounds of Silence: Towards Automated Evaluation of Student Learning in a Reading Tutor that Listens. In Proceedings of the Fourteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-97). American Association for Artificial Intelligence, Providence, RI, July, 1997, pp. 355-361. Click here for presentation slides.
[AAAI 94] J. Mostow, S. Roth, A. G. Hauptmann, and M. Kane. A Prototype
Reading Coach that Listens. Proceedings of the Twelfth National Conference
on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-94), American Association for Artificial
Intelligence, Seattle, WA, August 1994, pp. 785-792. Recipient of the AAAI-94
Outstanding Paper Award. Download Postscript
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Access to all the books in the Library of Congress is of little use if you cannot read. [F. Cairncross, The Death of Distance, p. 253.]
After all my time here, I've yet to see any problem, however complicated,
which when you looked at it the right way didn't become still more complicated.
[spoken by Arne Viken, character in Call Me Joe, by Poul Anderson, 1957.]
July, 2001: Jack attends 25th reunion of 1976 BikeCentennial bicycle trip across the United States, followed by Cycle Montana (6-day, 314-mile ride from Missoula to Bozeman), shooting 15 rolls of film.
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January 26 - February 11, 2001: Jack and Melody perform in Gilbert & Sullivan's Gondoliers.
December 29, 2000: Cross-country skiing in Laurel Ridge State Park.
December 16, 2000: Emily helps Janet lead songs:
May 22, 2000: Daughter Emily holds up diploma in "Manners" earned by our dog Skippy (wearing graduation cap) at Pawsitive Academy.