The Leadership Team

Decades of research in neural networks, machine learning and automatic speech recognition at University of California, Berkeley (International Computer Science Institute) and Stanford (Stanford Research Institute). Commercial industry experience with Nuance, Avaya and Dialogic.

Arlo Faria

Arlo Faria

CEO & Co-founder

A pioneer in ASR technology and a proven business executive with strong leadership skills. Prior to founding Mod9 Technologies, Arlo lead a number of Gov funded research projects in Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and Machine Learning. Arlo holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley in ASR. 

Adam Janin

Adam Janin

Chief Scientist

A Sr. Research Scientist with 20+ years of experience in audio processing and ASR. His work has improved robustness to noise through novel neural network architectures and lead to the development of the first open corpora of “natural” meetings (ICSI Meeting Corpus). Adam holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, 2004 and a B.S. in Physics, Caltech, 1990.

Korbinian Riedhammer

Korbinian Riedhammer

Co-founder

A Computer Science Professor at T.H. Nürnberg, Bavaria, Germany. Korbinian specializes in Large Vocabulary ASR (LVSR), keyword search and ML. Along with Arlo and Adam, Korbinian is instrumental in driving the technical direction and strategy of Mod’s ASR solution. Korbinian holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from Erlangen-Nuremburg.

John Gaffney

John Gaffney

VP Sales and Marketing

An experienced business executive with a proven track record in building partnerships, driving revenue and bringing new innovative Enterprise class communications centric solutions to market. Most recently, lead Dialogic’s global Business Development team and prior, senior Product Mgmt and Business Development roles with Avaya

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