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educator , linguist , Mathematician

András Kornai, Hungarian mathematician, linguist, educator. Achievements include research on optical character recognition, formal language theory, lexicography, Hungarian, language processing, speech recognition, mathematical linguistics, phonology, morphology, computational linguistics. Austrian Ministry of Science and Education fellow, 1983, 86.

Background

Kornai, András was born on June 11, 1957 in Budapest, Hungary. Came to the United States, 1986. Naturalized. Son of János Kornai and Teréz Laky.

Education

Master of Science in Mathematics summa cum laude, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics summa cum laude, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics, Stanford University, 1991.

Career

Associate researcher, then researcher Institute Computer Science, Budapest, 1981-1986. Researcher, then senior researcher Institute Linguistics, since 1983. Staff engineer Calera Recognition Systems, Sunnyvale, California, 1991-1993.

Member research staff Research division International Business Machines Corporation, Almaden, since 1993. Lecturer mathematics for linguistics Janus Pannonius University, Pécs, 1984. Consultant computational morphology Xerox Palo Alto (California) Research Center, 1988-1989, consultant phonology, phonetics and speech recognition electronic documents laboratory, 1990-1991.

Consultant natural language processing MAD Intelligent Systems, 1990. Consultant practicum leader computational linguistics Rice University, 1988, instructor categorial grammar, 1991, visiting assistant professor department computer science, since 1989. Teaching assistant number theory Eötvös Loránd University, 1981.

Lecturer computational phonology University Essex, England, summer 1992. Instructor Hungarian language Stanford (California) University, 1986-1988, teaching assistant computational morphology, summer 1987, teaching assistant structure of English words, 1987, instructor industrial phonology, 1990. Presenter in field, most recently 2d workshop on Structure of Hungarian, Szeged, 1993, 2d The National Institute of Standards and Technology Census Optical Character Recognition Conference, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1984.

Member Computational Linguistics in Speech and Handwriting Workshop, Leeds, England, 1993, Phonology workshop, Royamount, France, 1995, Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1995.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research on optical character recognition, formal language theory, lexicography, Hungarian, language processing, speech recognition, mathematical linguistics, phonology, morphology, computational linguistics.

Membership

Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Acoustical Society of America, Association for Computational Linguistics (member program committee European conference 1993), Linguistic Society of America (member organizing committee lexical semantics conference 1987), Bolyai Mathematics Society, von Neumann Society Computer Society.

Connections

Married Éva Molnár (divorced 1986). Married Livia Polanyi, September 19, 1987. 1 child, Michael.

father:
János Kornai

mother:
Teréz Laky

spouses:
Éva Molnár

Livia Polanyi

child:
Michael Kornai