John is currently a Senior Natural Language Processing Research Engineer at Blackboard Insurance (an AIG company) with research interests in the areas of machine learning, machine translation, and computer-assisted coding. He also serves as an adjunct computer science instructor and researcher at New York University.
John has started and exited two companies and is actively advising on technical issues as well as worked as a contract Senior Architect and Software Developer which he has done for companies such as WebMD, Clear Channel (IHeart Radio), Creative Virtual, Buongiorno, and others. He possesses more than 15 years of overall software, system, sales, and marketing experience. In addition to industry knowledge, John has deep academic knowledge and has published many works both for IP and academic purposes.
His current areas of research are in Machine Learning, Big Data, Natural Language Processing and Machine Translation. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Augusta State University, a M.S. in Computer Science from Hofstra University, and is defending a Ph.D. in Computer Science (Machine Translation) from the University of Alicante.