Mari Ostendorf

University of Washington

Mari Ostendorf is Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington, where she has taught since 1999, and Adjunct in Computer Science and Linguistics. She holds an Endowed Professorship of System Design Methodologies and currently is Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering. After receiving her PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University, she worked at BBN Laboratories, then Boston University, before joining the University of Washington. Her research interests are in dynamic and linguistically motivated statistical models for speech and language processing that consider the interaction of topic, genre and register. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and ISCA.