Dr. Kay Berkling


Angestellt, Professor, Baden Württemberg Cooperative State University Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe, Germany


Research skills
implementation skills
project management
user interface design
didactic design for online learning tools
speech recognition
data mining
language learning
creativity and ability to work cross-disciplinary. In addition
experience as Business Analyst in Banking for e-commerce at interface Business and IT. RUP
Requirements Management
Change Management
Process improvement
understanding of Business processes
good communication skills
strong IT background
some knowledge and training with Insurance Products
Bilingual in German
extremely good analytical skills
Data Mining
Business Solution optimization.


Professional experience for Kay Berkling

  • Current 10 years and 2 months, since Apr 2012


    Baden Württemberg Cooperative State University Karlsruhe

    Teaching Introduction to Computer Science and Software Engineering.

  • Current 10 years and 9 months, since Sep 2011

    Adjunct Lecturer

    Pädagogische Hochschule, Duale Hochschule Karlsruhe

    Multimediales Sprachenlernen in Schulen

  • 1 year and 4 months, Jan 2011 - Apr 2012

    Adjunct Lecturer

    Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg

    Teaching Introduction to Computer Science and Software Engineering.

  • 1 year and 7 months, Aug 2008 - Feb 2010

    Adjunct Professor

    Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

    Teaching occasionally, distance education tools

  • 5 months, May 2009 - Sep 2009

    Adjunct Lecturer

    International University Bruchsal

    Teaching Human Computer Interaction (Master, Bachelor Level)

  • 4 years and 7 months, Jan 2004 - Jul 2008

    Full Professor

    Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

    Full Professor Computer Science

  • 2002 - 2004

    E-Business Consultant

    Winterthur (now AXA)

    Initiation, build up and heading of Insurance Application Solution Centre with off-shore developers in Spain, realising substantial reduction in IT costs, Reduction of business costs through reduced time-to-market and increased requirements matching with prototyping methodology Interface and definition of processes for Business-IT communication across Market Units, Vendors, Corporate IT and the Solution Centre team. Responsibility for realization phase of business initiated projects

  • 2000 - 2002

    E-Business Consultant

    Swiss Life

    Responsibility for realization phase of business initiated projects; managing transformation into IT components for Contact Centre, B2B, B2C, and B2B2C projects in different Market Units (Belgium, UK, Spain, France, Switzerland)

  • 1999 - 2000

    Speech Recognition Scientist


    Consulting for design and deployment of multilingual automatic speech recognition systems in banking applications Acquisition of internal customers for speech application systems Project proposal generation – origination of idea, task definition, subtask analysis, associated costs, time planning, return of investment analysis, Port Automatic Speech System for funds-information via phone to German

  • 1 year and 7 months, Jan 1998 - Jul 1999


    MIT Lincoln Laboratories

    Statistical analysis, design and implementation of large-scale automatic, language recognition systems for telephone speech, Project coaching for statistical linguistic analysis of spoken data, Extension of existing software packages with additional features Knowledge based application design and implementation

Educational background for Kay Berkling

  • 2 years and 3 months, Sep 2008 - Nov 2010


    PH Karlsruhe

    Foreign language teaching in elementary school, including German

  • 6 months, Jul 1997 - Dec 1997


    Tokyo Institute of Technology

    Foreign Accents in English Teaching of Presentations in English Learning Japanese

  • 6 months, Jan 1997 - Jun 1997

    Speech Recognition

    University of Syndey

    Foreign Accents in English

  • 4 months, Sep 1996 - Dec 1996


    KIT University of Karlsruhe

    Automatic Language Identification

  • 5 years and 1 month, Sep 1991 - Sep 1996

    Computer Science and Engineering

    Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology (now OHSU)

    Speech Recognition - Automatic Foreign Language Identification

  • 4 years and 9 months, Sep 1986 - May 1991

    Engineering and Languages

    Syracuse University, Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology

    Computer Engineering (BS) Mathematics (BA) French (BA) German (BA) Political Science, International Relations (emphasis)


  • German

    First language

  • English

    First language

  • Spanish


  • French



Parnters for research in topics such as computer based language learning and gamification.


Biking! Hiking. Camping. Traveling. Languages. Love to read and recently spent a lot of time with the topic of learning materials. I like to teach English to kids and German to adults.

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