Emmanuel Rayner has a B.A. in Mathematics from Cambridge University, England, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stockholm University, Sweden. Before joining Geneva University, he has worked at a number of places, including SRI International, NASA Ames Research Center, the Swedish Institute of Computer Science and two speech and language startups. At SRI, he led the Spoken Language Translator project from 1993 to 1999. At NASA, he was lead implementor between 2002 and 2005 on Clarissa, a project which produced a voice-enabled procedure browser that was tested live on the International Space Station in June 2005. This is still the only voice-enabled system ever to have been used in space. Since 2001, his research activities have mainly centred around Regulus, an Open Source platform for building grammar-based speech applications. Regulus has been used to build over a dozen large applications, including Geneva University's MedSLT and NASA's Clarissa.