Rohit Kumar

Rohit builds intelligent interactive systems. The central themes of his work are amplifying human productivity and enriching human-machine interactions. Through his consulting firm (VoiceThesis), Rohit is helping organizations build the third generation of conversational AI. Check out Rohit's spatiotemporal intelligence venture ( that uses location trace data to make travel content creation easy and delightful.

Previously, Dr. Kumar was a senior researcher at Spotify and Raytheon. He built conversational systems for digital content consumption and led technology development efforts for intelligent tutoring and real-time speech translation systems. His work directly contributed to increasing system resilience against failures in speech recognition and machine translation, making translation systems rapidly adaptable for timely deployment in emergencies scenarios and deploying state-of-the-art interactive systems/components.

Dr. Kumar is a senior member of IEEE and has authored over 60 publications. He graduated from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh and received his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. His dissertation studied conversational systems for improving human collaboration. He developed technologies for social interaction with machines and multi-party human-machine conversation.

Rohit spends his time growing vegetables and traveling the American southwest. He is fascinated by the American Roadrunner and the Ocotillo shrub.