National Association of Professional Women Inducts Carolina Parada, Staff Research Scientist at Google, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle

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Carolina Parada selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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The most challenging and most rewarding part of my job is working in the cutting edge of technology

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Carolina Parada as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in research engineering. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting 850,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to recognize Carolina with this important honor,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.”

“The most challenging and most rewarding part of my job is working in the cutting edge of technology,” said Carolina Parada, who has had a passion for engineering since grade school.

As Staff Research Scientist at Google, Ms. Parada is a specialist in machine learning and speech recognition. She assists in making the complex and challenging function of speaking to phones and computers a seamless process. With her team, Ms. Parada worked on “Okay Google,” which enables users to speak their searches. She now works on device speech recognition and voice control and is also involved with IEEE.

Prior to her position at Google, Ms. Parada was a Research Assistant at Johns Hopkins University for five years. While pursuing her Ph.D. in Engineering at Johns Hopkins she interned at IBM, Google and Nuance Communications, where she worked with tools, group implementing forced Viterbi alignment in Acoustic Adaptation modules and wrote scripts to test performance in different data sets. Ms. Parada received her Ph.D. in Engineering and Speech Recognition from Johns

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