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Sarah Heier
Alumni and Student
Relations Coordinator

55 Everitt Laboratory
1406 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-5817
sheier@illinois.edu

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Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Award (1997)

In recognition of outstanding contributions to the fields of speech recognition and information theory.

Lalit Bahl

Lalit R. Bahl (MSEE '66, PhD '69)

MSEE ’66,
PhD ’69

Lalit Bahl is manager of the Speech Recognition Algorithms Group at the IBM Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. Since joining IBM in 1968, Bahl has pioneered research in methods and algorithms for the automatic recognition of human speech. Using these techniques, IBM has developed some of the world’s most advanced speech recognition products. The IBM VoiceType and Simply Speaking systems allow PC users to create documents using speech input in English and many European languages.