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About Bill Meisel
William S. Meisel, Ph.D.
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William (“Bill”) Meisel is Editor and Publisher of LUI News, which covers commercial developments using human speech or text, a Language User Interface. He recently published a major market study on Digital Assistants and Bots, covering over 170 companies.

Meisel’s experience combines a strong academic, technical, and business background. With a B.S. degree in Engineering from Caltech and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, he began his career as a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at USC. He has published over 70 papers and several books. His publications include a technical book, Computer-Oriented Approaches to Pattern RecognitionMeisel has been issued eleven patents in various areas of technology.


After working in university research, Dr. Meisel launched and managed the Computer Science Division of an aerospace company, applying pattern recognition technology to a number of application areas, including target detection and intelligence data analysis.

He then founded a venture-capital-backed speech recognition company, Speech Systems Inc., and ran it for ten years.

As Executive Director of the Applied Voice Input Output Society (AVIOS), a non-profit industry organization, he creates the program for AVIOS’s annual Conversational Interaction Conference.

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Bill also wrote the 2013 book The Software Society.

Speech in the User Interface: Lessons from ExperienceMeisel  has published over 227 monthly issues of Speech Strategy News, his paid-subscription, no-ads industry newsletter, and its predecessors. 

Meisel's background includes a solid technical and business foundation. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and over 60 publications including a textbook on pattern recognition, technical and marketing articles, three market studies, and five patents. He is the editor of VUI Visions: Expert Views on Effective Voice User Interface Design, published in 2006, and Speech in the User Interface: Lessons from Experience, published in 2010.

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