BBN Technologies is a legendary R&D organization that creates technology and leverages the resulting intellectual property to produce advanced, repeatable solutions. such as the Boomerang shooter detection system. Speech and Language is one of the largest research groups in the country and advances the state-of-the-art in speech and natural language processing through the development of novel algorithms and techniques and creates custom solutions in translation, language understanding, and document/image analysis. Current projects include: TransTalk, BBN Broadcast Monitoring System, Machine Reading, and video analysis.

AVOKE Caller Experience Analytics leverages 30 years of BBN research in speech recognition, language processing and call center optimization to provide an innovative new analytics solution. Our mission is to make call centers satisfying for callers and efficient for the companies that operate them.
Brandeis Connections: Michael Shafir, Mike Crivaro, Nick Botcham, Aaron Levine, Alex Nunes, Anya Korneyeva, Cory Massaro, Adam Berger, Heather Lourie, Hannah Provenza, Jose Molina

Basis Technology

For over 20 years, Basis Technology has been a pioneer in machine learning, revealing meaningful information and intelligence from raw, unstructured text. The Rosette® text analytics platform, accessible on premise or as a web API, gives businesses and government agencies around the world the necessary interoperable linguistic tools for deep knowledge decision-making. We work with companies, large and small, building enterprise search solutions spanning social media monitoring, risk and compliance, identity management, and security scanning. Rosette adds a wealth of powerful functionality—from pure linguistics to analyses centered around entities, names and relationships in Asian, European, and Middle Eastern languages—to any underlying search or database infrastructure. For more information, email or visit
Brandeis students and alumni: Zachary Yocum, Anna Astori, Justin Su

Apple Speech

Play a part in the next revolution in human-computer interaction. Contribute to a product that is redefining mobile computing. Create groundbreaking technology for large scale systems, spoken language, big data, and artificial intelligence. And work with the people who created the intelligent assistant that helps millions of people get things done — just by asking. Join the Siri Speech team at Apple.
The Siri team is looking for exceptionally skilled and creative Engineers eager to get involved in hands-on work improving the Siri experience.


Who We Are: We are a team of scientists and developers working on audio, speech and natural language solutions that will revolutionize how customers interact with Amazon’s products and services.

What We Do: Our mission is to push the envelope in automatic speech recognition (ASR), natural language understanding (NLU), and audio signal processing in order to provide the best possible experience for our customers.

What We’re Looking For: We are a rapidly growing team and are looking for passionate, entrepreneurial research scientists and engineers who have deep expertise in speech recognition, language understanding and audio processing. We also have openings for research managers who have a proven track record of managing and mentoring research scientists.
Brandeis Connections:  Andy Rosenbaum, Ricki Brutti, Elizabeth Baran