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Marquis Who's Who Honors Benjamin K. Reaves for Expertise in Artificial Intelligence and Senior Leadership

Benjamin K. Reaves is an expert in information technology as the director of artificial intelligence at Metabob

He leads efforts to develop systems that identify potential bugs in Python code and generate natural language explanations for these issues.

    MENLO PARK, CA, April 24, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Benjamin K. Reaves has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Reaves is a distinguished professional who joined Metabob in 2020 as the director of artificial intelligence (AI). In this capacity, he leads efforts to develop systems that identify potential bugs in Python code and generate natural language explanations for these issues. This innovative work extends to managing collaborations with esteemed institutions, such as Dalhousie University and the University of Toronto, where Mr. Reaves works closely with professors and their interns on projects that push the boundaries of AI and software development.

Having begun his career in the industry over four decades ago, Mr. Reaves has notably made significant contributions to speech recognition and language modeling. His career journey includes numerous impactful roles, including senior speech AI engineer at Ellipsis Health from 2017 to 2018, engineering manager at SMI between 2012 and 2017, and research manager at Toyota InfoTechnology Center USA from 2002 to 2011. Among various other noteworthy positions, Mr. Reaves garnered success as a software and research engineer at such companies as Nuance Communications and Matsushita Electrical Industrial Company Ltd. He was also influential at Advanced Telecommunications Research Lab in Kyoto, Japan, where he played a pivotal role in developing a speech-to-speech translation system that involved language modeling, speech recognition and synthesis.

Apart from his full-time career endeavors, Mr. Reaves is the owner and consultant of the Ben Reaves Software System (BRSS). He previously garnered experience as a consultant for Oracle Corp, and Fluential Inc.

Mr. Reaves's journey into electrical engineering was shaped by his early fascination with electronics and encouragement by his father, an astronomy professor, during high school. Following graduation, he achieved a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, magna cum laude, from the University of Southern California Los Angeles in 1981 and a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1983, and a business license in Menlo Park for BRSS.

Mr. Reaves's success and expertise are evident through multiple U.S. patents under his name, including those for detecting speech and noise and identifying speaker changes in movie translations. In 2023, he secured a National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research Grant alongside the chief executive officer at Metabob and a professor at Menlo College. Mr. Reaves also lent his expertise through publication in various peer-reviewed journals and as an editor for a publication authored by an Emeritus Professor from UC Santa Cruz, "Calendrical Observations in the Mojave Desert."

As a dedicated professional, Mr. Reaves is a member of several leading industry-related organizations, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Outside of his professional endeavors, he is deeply committed to contributing to his community and broader fields of interest. He has served on the Automotive User Interface Conference program committee since 2011 and volunteered as a judge for high school students the Synopsys Science and Technology Championship. Moreover, Mr. Reaves is an active participant in a local neighborhood association.

In recognition of his accomplishments, Mr. Reaves received a Software Development Award from the Panasonic Speech Technology Laboratory and a Software Achievement Award from the Advanced Telecommunications Research Lab.

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