New York, NY ⋅ Feb 2010
Jerome White
jerome.white at nyu.edu

NYU Abu Dhabi
A2 195
Saadiyat Island
P.O. Box 129188
Abu Dhabi, UAE


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I am currently a lecturer at New York University in Abu Dhabi. I teach courses in computer science, and do research in speech-related technologies and information retrieval. Prior to NYU, I was a researcher at IBM, where I was a part of a team that developed and deployed voice-based mobile apps to underserved populations in India.

I was an undergrad at RPI, and a graduate student at Caltech, where I earned a PhD for my work in distributed systems and formal methods.

When not working, I enjoy spending time with my sisters, playing sports, and taking pictures.

Current Research
  • "Simulating Zero-Resource Spoken Term Discovery," with Douglas Oard. Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, November 2017. (doi)
  • "Vapor Engine: Demonstrating an Early Prototype of a Language-Independent Search Engine for Speech," with Douglas Oard, Rashmi Sankepally, and Craig Harman. Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, March 2016. (doi)
  • "A Test Collection for Spoken Gujarati Queries," with Douglas Oard, Rashmi Sankepally, Aren Jansen, and Craig Harman. International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, August 2015. (doi)
  • "Using Zero-Resource Spoken Term Discovery for Ranked Retrieval," with Douglas Oard, Jiaul Paik, Rashmi Sankepally, and Aren Jansen. Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies, May 2015 (acl).
    • "The FIRE 2013 Question Answering for the Spoken Web Task," with Douglas Oard, Jiaul Paik, Rashmi Sankepally, and Aren Jansen. Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation, December 2013 (doi).
  • "Speech-Interface Prompt Design: Lessons from the Field," with Mayuri Duggirala. International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, May 2015 (doi).
  • "Document Similarity Amid Automatically Detected Terms," with Hardik Joshi. Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation, December 2014.
  • "Simulating Early-Termination Search for Verbose Spoken Queries," with Douglas Oard, Nitendra Rajput, and Marion Zalk. Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, October 2013 (acl).
  • "Expansion Methods for Job-Candidate Matching Amidst Unreliable and Sparse Data," with Krishna Kummamuru, and Nitendra Rajput. International Conference on Computational Linguistics, December 2012 (acl).
  • "Designing a Voice-Based Employment Exchange for Rural India," with Mayuri Duggirala, Krishna Kummamuru, and Saurabh Srivastava. International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, March 2012 (doi).
Other Work

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