Malcolm Slaney's Home Page
This is my personal home page. It is a collection of photos and
experiences I like to share with my friends.
life is documented at
a wonderful family. I'm married to Sara Anderson, who does
many wonderful things. More pictures to come....
Check out this pictures of me kayaking the lower New River (West
is my son and he is
wonderful! He is 8 years old and a joy to hang around with.
See some of the wonderful things we do together here.
He's an amazing runner.
More pictures of Jensen to follow.
Travel (Click on a picture to see more pictures)
I got to go to
Brazil. Mostly for work (SIGIR2005) but I also got to spent time in
both Rio de Janiero and in Salvador. The food, drink, people, and
scenery were all wonderful. But my biggest highlight was learning
how to build sand castles from an artist on the beach in
Cococabana. Wow! Kent and I need to practice together
and I went back to
Telluride again this year. I got to teach at the Telluride
Neuromorphic Workshop and Kent went to summer camp. I enjoy the people
and the mountains. Kent really enjoyed the chance to play with
the robots. In two weeks Kent went mountain biking for the first
time, explored gold mines, went camping twice without Dad, went
backpacking once, and rode a go-kart. Wow.
went back to West Virginia
for the GSP Raft Trip. Several dozen of my closest friends. I got
to borrow a kayak and I can still roll! Hurray. It was fun
to see everybody and to get back in a kayak.
friend Quynh and
I spent a nice weekend in Tahoe. Exploring the west side of the
lake and the fall colors. Very nice.
escaped to Zermatt, the Alps and the base of the Matterhorn before
ICME 2002 in Lausanne Switzerland. The mountains around town are
amazing. Two hour (uphill) hike to the hotel from the nearest road.
Good food. Slept like a
log. And great views of the mountains. Highly recommended.
I got to attend the 1998 NFS Neuromorphic
Computing Workshop in
Telluride Colorado. Lots of neat people, lots of cool technology and a
wonderful location. These pictures show a bit of everything. I also
took lots of pictures of Kent at the 2002 workshop.
After ICASSP 1998, I spent a long weekend exploring
National Park, and barely scratched the surface. These pictures
primarily show part of the Hoh rain forest trail.
I got to visit the Munich, Salzberg and the Bavarian Alps during May
1997. I really enjoyed exploring the Alps around Berchtesgaden
Germany, hiking the mountains, and even the food. This is the view from
one of our rooms at the Hotel Geiger. (The other room was equally
spectacular.) There are two pages showing the cool things we found: a
version and a longer
version with more pictures.
Later in the same trip we visited San
(North of Seattle). We spent a weekend sea-kayaking,
enjoying the water, camping, and seeing the wildlife. The view from
Speiden Island is shown here.
pictures from a trip that I took with my high-school buddy Dan Wolens
Cascades National Park (northeast of Seattle) in October of
1995. Camping, more water, and lots more mountains, snow, and
fall leaves. This picture shows Ross Lake.
Pictures from the
1995 (Unofficial) Interval Summer Trip to Yosemite are available on
a separate page. Check out the view from the top of Lembert Dome (near
Tuolumne Meadow) and from Clouds Rest (the highest peak near the
valley.) Clouds Rest is shown in the picture to the left.
I have two web pages documenting my professional
is documented here.
It contains a list of publications and software that I have written. Be
sure to check out a paper describing work I helped do to
synthesize videos of talking faces and to
morph sounds. My newest work--I'm now part of
Google's Machine Percpetion Laboratory--
I wrote a book with A. C. Kak about computerized tomography. The book
is now available, for free, on the Internet. You may download
individual chapters from http://www.slaney.org/pct/.
Or buy a copy of the new SIAM book, a
"Classic in Applied Mathematics."
I also organize and schedule talks for the Stanford CCRMA Hearing
Seminar. Check out the history of our
talks on the web.
I did all my academic training at Purdue University. My thesis was on
algorithms and limitations of ultrasonic and microwave tomography and
my PhD advisor and mentor was Avi Kak.
As an undergraduate, I spent summers at Bell Labs. After graduation
I was at Schlumberger Palo Alto Research (SPAR), Apple Computer ATG,
Interval Research, IBM's Almaden Research
Center, and Yahoo! Research.
I'm now part of Microsoft's
Conversational Systems Laboratory
Some of my spare time lately has been spent organizing and writing the
web pages for the GSP Raft
Trip. These pages chronicle 15 years of reunions by my friends from
Purdue University (EE) and elsewhere.
I got to attend Shihab
and Gwen Shamma's marriage.
It was quite wonderful and surprising. Here are some of the
got to spend an August weekend with some friends of ours from Interval
helping Karon Maclean and Rich get
married. It was lots of fun to see
the San Juan Islands again. Kent enjoyed rides on the ferry and the sea
nice weekend in upstate New York helping Michele's ex-stepmother
Carole get married. Lots of family,
wonderful fall leaves, more excuses
to take pictures of Kent.
Lyn and Charles got married in
199X, in a magical ceremony, at Charles' home in Saratoga. Lyn is my
so I'm really nice to her so she won't be so hard on me.
Michele C. and I put together a book of pictures and memories from
our wedding in 1991. (We are no longer married.) We gave copies of the wedding book to
our parents and grandparents, and there is an online copy.
and I enjoy our nephews, Ross and Jay, and niece Erin. My
Cheryl Cook Slaney,
live close by so we get to see them often. My father taught me
woodworking and I used tools from my father's and grandfather's wood
shops to make the horse shown at left.
It was given to Ross for Christmas 1995.
Slaney, and mother, Patricia Slaney (send email for pointer), are
All photographs on this page copyright (c) 1995-2008 by Malcolm Slaney, all rights
reserved. Last updated on January 28, 2008.
The best way to reach me is via email. Send comments, questions, or
suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.