James Glass is a Senior Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he leads the Spoken Language Systems Group in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He is also a member of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology Faculty. Since obtaining his doctorate at MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, his research has focused on automatic speech recognition, unsupervised speech processing, and spoken language understanding. He is a member of the Editorial Board for Computer, Speech, and Language. He is also an IEEE Fellow, and a Fellow of the International Speech Communication Association.