Wolf PaulusInnovator, 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 technologies, which currently involves voice and conversational user interfaces (VUI/CUI) and consequently Speech Recognition, Speech Synthesis, and Natural Language Understanding. Before joining Intuit, I was a 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 Emotional Prosody.
In my spare time, I recently developed a speech synthesis service that converts text input into MP3 encoded voice sound, and many other apps, tools, and services.
I am the founder and principal developer of the open source XUL Engine SwixML, which Sun Microsystems’ CTO once 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.)
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 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 more 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.