Jort F. Gemmeke is a research scientist at Google. In 2011, he received the Ph.D degree from the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, on the subject of noise robust speech recognition. From 2011 to 2014, he worked as a postdoc at KU Leuven, Belgium, leading a project to develop self-taught vocal interfaces for dysarthric speakers. After a brief stint Audience, Mountain View, he joined Google where he works on acoustic event detection. He also works as a team development facilitator with teams from all over Google. When not talking about himself in the third person, he enjoys sailing, kayaking and hiking with his family.