Psi Mankoski

picture of Psi

My Addresses:

Home:

Psi Mankoski
393 Anna Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043-4103
(650) 961-7393
cell: (650) 704-9666
psi@valis.com
http://www.valis.com/psi/

Work:

Psi Mankoski
Principal Engineer
Aerospike, Inc.
2525 E. Charleston Rd., Suite 201
Mountain View, CA 94043
main: (408) 462-AERO (2376)
psi@aerospike.com

Corporation:

Psi Mankoski
President
TalkSoft Corporation
393 Anna Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043-4103
(650) 704-9666
psi@talksoft.com

Some Information About Me:

At Aerospike, I hold the position of Principal Engineer. I am developing core technology for the Aerospike real-time, big-data NoSQL database system.

Aerospike offers the only real-time NoSQL database and Key Value Store that delivers predictable high performance for mission-critical, Web-scale applications. Aerospike's flash-optimized, shared-nothing architecture scales linearly, consistently processing over 200k transactions per second per node with sub-millisecond latency. With automatic fail-over, replication, and cross data center synchronization, the Aerospike database reliably stores billions of objects and terabytes of data-while providing 100% uptime and a 10x improvement in TCO over other NoSQL databases. Customers accelerating their business with Aerospike include adMarketplace, AppNexus, eXelate, Sony's So-net, and The Trade Desk.

Previous to 6 February 2012....

At ActiveVideo Networks, I hold the position of VP Engineering. We are developing cloud-based interactive TV services. (ActiveVideo Networks acquired TAG Networks in May, 2010.)

Previous to 5 May 2010....

At TAG Networks, I hold the position of Vice President of Engineering. We are aggregating, and developing the underlying technology for serving up, casual interactive games for TV viewers.

Previous to 22 August 2005....

Update: SeaChange International purchased the software development operations of Liberate Technologies on 12 July 2005.

At SeaChange International, I hold the position of Engineering Manager and [Software] Architect. We develop Digital TeleVision (DTV) software that runs on a wide variety of digital cable TV Set-Top Boxes (STBs) and is deployed in 2.5 million homes in the UK and on the continent of Europe. My current primary responsibility is leading a software development team on a project to add Personal Video Recorder (PVR) capability to our product line. My work also involves enhancing Liberate's embedded, client-side JavaScript and Java engines for use in advanced digital cable networks. I have worked full-time at Liberate since November 1999. In 1998, I was a consultant for Liberate's previous incarnation, Network Computer, Inc., during which time I developed and shipped the first version of the Client Porting Kit (CPK), enabling rapid and wide deployment of our software across disparate cable TV networks.

I am the founder of TalkSoft Corporation, a start-up company developing embedded speech recognition technology.

From September 1995 to July 1997 I was a member of the Spoken Language Research Group in the Advanced Technology Group (ATG) at Apple Computer, Inc. While at Apple, I worked on speech recognition research, software architecture, and tools for Apple's PlainTalk speech synthesis and speech recognition products, which are components of MacOS.

From August 1994 to August 1995 I worked at Entropic Research Laboratory, Inc., in the position of Senior Software Designer.

From July 1988 to July 1994 I was a member of SRI International's Speech Technology and Research (STAR) Laboratory, where my position was Systems Architect.

From September 1984 to June 1988 I attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. While at MIT, I worked at the Message Passing Semantics Group of the MIT Artificial Intelligence (AI) Laboratory. I graduated in June 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering, from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), a.k.a., Course IV-3.)

Some Quotes:

Why "Psi"?

My legal name, the name I was given at birth, is "Joseph Jay Mankoski". While this name is fine for all official purposes, I go by "Psi" (pronounced /sy/), and I use the symbol , the 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet, as my written name.

The best answer I can give to the question Why "Psi?" is that this name resonates with me. It is my identity. And, of course, it's also my computer log-on and email ID.

Some Links:

Here is a link to a picture of my house in Mountain View from orbit.

Here is a link to my Speech Technology Page.

Here is a link to Apple's main PlainTalk web site.

Technical Links:

Here is the Common Lisp HyperSpec v7.0.

Here is the Common Lisp HyperSpec v6.0.

Here is the Common Lisp HyperSpec v3.0.

Here is Common Lisp, the Language, 2nd Edition.

Here is the Lisp 1.5 Programmer's Manual.

Here is the MIT Scheme 7.7.90 documentation.

Here is the Java Language Specification, Version 1.0.
Here is the Java Language Specification, Update for JDK 1.1.
Here is the Java Language Specification, Second Edition.
Here is the Java Language Tutorial.
Here is the Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.0.2 documentation.
Here is the Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.1 documentation.
Here is the Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.1.1 documentation.
Here is the Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.1.7 documentation.
Here is the Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.2.2 documentation.
Here is the Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.3.1 documentation.
Here is the Java Virtual Machine documentation.
Here is the Java Virtual Machine Specification.
Here is the Java Virtual Machine Specification, Second Edition.
Here is the Java Telephony API documentation.

Here is a link to the Java Linux Porting Project.

Here is RFC 2068, the draft HTTP/1.1 specification.

Here is the Apache 1.3.33 HTTP Server documentation.

Here is the RedHat Linux 7.2 documentation.

Some Email Addresses:

Send email to my home address: psi@valis.com

Send email to my work address: psi@playtag.com

Send email to my corporate address: psi@talksoft.com

Send email to my MIT address: psi@alum.mit.edu

Send email to me using a Web-based form: psi@valis.com



Send email to TalkSoft: info@talksoft.com

Send email to TalkSoft via Netcom: talksoft@ix.netcom.com



psi@valis.com
Last modified: Thu Aug 30 13:51:25 PDT 2012