About

My name is Wolf Paulus,

I am a software engineer, creator, innovator and educator based in Sedona, Arizona.

Changing the world one life at a time. I’m an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University.

Occasionally, I speak at software developer conferences on topics ranging from Physical Computing to Emotional Prosody.

Beyond voice and conversational user interfaces (VUI/CUI) and natural language understanding, I currently explore how to detect bias and how to automate empathy using sentiment analysis, speech synthesis, and empathetic dialogue design to match users’ emotions to provide best-in-class experiences.

Before a long stint as a Principal Engineer with Intuit, I was a Senior Software Architect at Hewlett-Packard, responsible for developing strategies and solutions, to deliver a compelling mobile print experience; and at Motorola Mobility, I was a Distinguished Engineer working on the Google Android platform.

I’ve worked in St. Petersburg, Russia, leading a team of Russian engineers creating smart chatbots, 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 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, and a Specialized Certificate in Embedded Computer Software from the University of California, San Diego.