T. V. Raman

Google Research

Phone: (650) 799-5724

E-mail: tv.raman.tv@gmail.com



I am an accomplished Computer Scientist with over 17 years of leadership experience in advanced technology development. During this time, I have authored 3 books and filed over 50 patents; my work on auditory interfaces has been profiled in mainstream publications including the New York Times and Scientific American. I presently lead accessibility for Google Android and Google Chrome; I have leading edge expertise in developing auditory interfaces for mobile devices and Web applications. Earlier, I led the definition of numerous W3C standards including XForms and Aural CSS.


Deliver technologies that enable ubiquitous, eyes-free access to the emerging Web platform from a wide variety of devices ranging from smart phones and tablets to network-based computers. Speech is the next dimension in user interfaces, and I am developing application frameworks that combine speech technologies with the power of the Web Cloud to deliver innovative solutions that enable anytime, anywhere access.

Work experience


Selected Awards and Honors

Selected Books and Patents

Locating My Publications

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1 T. V. Raman. XForms — XML Powered Web Forms. Addison Wesley, 2003.
2 T. V. Raman. Audio System For Technical Readings. LNCS 1410, Springer Verlag, 1998.
3 T. V. Raman. Auditory User Interfaces. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997.
4 T. V. Raman. Generating audio renderings of digitized works. Cornell. U.S. Patent 5,572,625, 1996.
5 T. V. Raman and Jim Larson. Telephone access system. Intel Corporation. U.S. Patent 5,825,854, 1998.
6 T. V. Raman. Multimodal information presentation system. DEC. U.S. Patent 5,748,186, 1998.
7 T. V. Raman. Data stream processing on networks. Adobe Systems. U.S. Patent 6,134,598, 2000.
8 T. V. Raman and John Warnock. Digitized speech and text. Adobe Systems. U.S. Patent 6,151,576, 2000.
9 T. V. Raman. Document description format. Adobe Systems. U.S. Patent 6,249,794, , 2001.
10 T. V. Raman. Speech interface for computer application programs DEC. U.S. Patent 6,289,312, 2001.
11 T. V. Raman. et al Dialog management in a multimodal environment IBM. U.S. Patent 6,839,896, 2005.

Selected Publications And Articles

1 TV Raman. Toward 2 w, beyond web 2.0. Communications of the ACM, 52(2):52–59, 2009.
2 T. V. Raman. Netsurfing without a monitor. Scientific American, March 1997. Special Internet Edition.
3 T. V. Raman. User interface —a means to an end. Dr. Dobb’s Journal, August 1997.
4 Wayt Gibbs. Profile: T. V. raman: Envisioning speech. Scientific American, September 1996.
5 Brian Hayes. Speaking of mathematics. American Scientist, 84(2), March–April 1996.
6 T. V. Raman. Cascaded speech style sheets. WWW6 Conference, CA., April 1997.
7 T. V. Raman. Audio System for Technical Readings. PhD thesis, Cornell University, May 1994.
8 T. V. Raman. Emacspeak –a speech interface. CHI96, April 1996.
9 T. V. Raman et al. XForms 1.0 W3c, October, 2003. http://www.w3.org/tr/xforms
10 T. V. Raman et al. Adding Spoken Interaction To XHTML W3c, December, 2001.
11 T. V. Raman Collecting Business Critical Information Using XForms XML Journal, April, 2003.

Other Interests

My favorite hobby is recreational mathematics. I enjoy working on puzzles, especially those that involve an intuitive feel for mathematics. One of the things I enjoyed doing the most in the early eighties was to solve the Rubik’s cube faster than anyone else around me, on an average of about thirty seconds! During the last few years, discovering Zome Systems for building complex polyhedra has helped rekindle my interest in polyhedral geometry. I am also interested in linguistics and can speak about eight languages, including French, German and several Indian languages.