Dimitri Kanevsky is a research staff member in the Speech and Language algorithms department at IBM T.J.Watson Research Center. Prior to joining IBM, he worked at a number of prestigious centers for higher mathematics, including Max Planck Institute in Germany and the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton. At IBM he has been responsible for developing the first Russian automatic speech recognition system, as well as key projects for embedding speech recognition in automobiles and broadcast transcription systems. He currently holds 116 US patents and received a Master Inventor title at IBM. His conversational biometrics based security patent was recognized by MIT, Technology Review, as one of five most influential patents for 2003 and his work on Extended Baum-Welch algorithm in speech was recognized as 2002 science accomplishment by the Director of Research at IBM.