- S.B. Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982.
- Ph.D. Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987.
- Physics, then Astrophysics, then Speech Technology research, AT&T Bell Laboratories 1987-2002.
Research topics included surface physics via Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, analyses of gravitational lensing data, speech synthesis systems, and mathematical models of Chinese intonation.
- Research Fellow, Oxford University Phonetics Laboratory, 2003-present