Mobile Software Architect, Innovator, Technologist
My name is Wolf Paulus; I am an internationally experienced technologist and innovator, focusing on embedded, mobile, and open-source technologies. In my daytime job, I help to accelerate the discovery and adoption of emerging mobile technologies, which currently involves voice user interfaces and consequently Speech Recognition, Speech Synthesis, and Natural Language Understanding. Before joining Intuit, I was Sr. Architect Mobile Software Development at Hewlett-Packard, responsible for developing strategies and solutions, to deliver a compelling mobile print experience, and a Distinguished Engineer at Motorola Mobility, where I worked on the Google Android platform.
I am appointed to the advisory committee for the Mobile App Development Certificate at the University of California, Irvine, and occasionally speak at conferences and user groups on topics ranging from Embedded Technology to Declarative Programming.
In my spare time, I recently developed the natural language processing mobile Android application Cora, a highly unorthodox young woman, who wants to become your imaginary friend; and then of course, there is TiffanyScreens, the innovative presentation sharing tool for peer groups, used by many educational institutions worldwide.
I am the founder and principal developer of the open source XUL Engine SwixML, which Sun Microsystems’ CTO called “The strongest straightforward design of declarative GUI implementations”. SwixML represents ideas that are now heavily re-used in Google’s Android SDK. (Graphical User Interfaces are described declaratively in XML documents that are parsed and rendered into UI widgets hierarchies at runtime.) I am also a committer at the HessDroid opensource project, a binary web service protocol for Android.
As an early adopter of Java, I worked as a Software Architect and project lead at Autonomy/Cardiff on the LiquidOffice platform, an intelligent Business Process Management platform. I worked in St. Petersburg, Russia, leading a team of Russian engineers creating smart bots, in Frankfurt Germany, leading Deutsche Bank‘s development of an electronic banking and security trading application, led software component development contracted from Aten Development in Lyon, France, and most recently, worked closely with HP’s mobile development team in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
I received a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Paderborn, which has one of the highest ranking computer science programs among universities in Germany, a Specialized Certificate in Embedded Computer Software from the University of California, San Diego, and I am a Sun Certified Java Programmer SCJP and Web Component Developer SCWCD. My family and I currently reside in San Diego, California and can be found on the Net at http://wolfpaulus.com.
While a lot of my work evolves around early technology prototyping, I’m still trying to develop some ideas into real world mobile applications. Take a look at Artist on Android, the Horsemen of Speech Recognition, or other apps that I have published under the Techcasita Productions brand in Google’s play store.
Speed is extreme important for Voice User Interfaces to work well, which means you want to do as much as possible on-device. However, speech recognition accuracy and speech synthesis quality often requires to implement these services in the cloud. Related services that I have recently implemented as cloud services include aggregation, text summarization, and sentiment analysis.