Leadership
Carol Espy-Wilson, Founder and CEO of OmniSpeech.

Dr. Espy-Wilson founded OmniSpeech in November 2009 with assistance from the Venture Accelerator Program at the University of Maryland. Dr. Espy-Wilson is also Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of the Speech Communication Lab, and a member of the Institute for Systems Research at UMD. A world-renowned engineer, Dr. Espy-Wilson conducts pioneering research integrating engineering, linguistics, and speech science. The idea for OmniSpeech originated from decades of research into the physiology of human speech.


Dr. Espy-Wilson is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and a Senior Member of IEEE. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, an elected member of the Speech and Language Technical Committee of IEEE, and a member of the National Advisory Board for Medical Rehabilitation Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She served as Chair of the Speech Technical Committee of the ASA from 2007 to 2010, as an associate editor of the ASA's magazine, Acoustics Today, and as an appointed member of the Language and Communication Study Section at NIH, 2001-2004.


Prior to her appointment at the University of Maryland in 2001, Dr. Espy-Wilson was on faculty at Boston University from 1990 to 2001. She received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1979. She received her M.S., E.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1981, 1984 and 1987, respectively.

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► University of Maryland's 2012-2013 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher award.


► Radcliffe Fellowship (2008-2009)


► Honda Initiation Award (2004 & 2005)


► National Institutes of Health Independent Scientist Award (1998-2003)


► Clare Booth Luce Professorship (1990-1995)


► National Science Foundation (NSF) Minority Initiation Award (1990-1992)

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