Dr. Jared Bernstein has been active in speech technology for over 25 years, focusing on applications in language education and the design of instructional and prosthetic systems. He co-founded Ordinate Corporation in 1997 which is now part of Pearson Knowledge Technologies, where he has designed automated spoken language tests in English, Spanish, Arabic and Chinese. Dr. Bernstein is also Consulting Associate Professor of Linguistics at Stanford University. From 1983-94, Dr. Bernstein was Principal Scientist in the Speech Research Group at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI International) where he served as Principal Investigator for projects sponsored by DARPA, NSF and NIH, including several on the prosthetic use of speech recognition and synthesis for disabled people. Dr. Bernstein holds a PhD in psycholinguistics (1976) from the University of Michigan and is the author or co-author of four patents and over 100 research reports in computational linguistics, speech synthesis, and speech systems engineering.