Senior Research Associate in the Machine Intelligence Laboratory, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

My main research interests focus upon different aspects of the analysis of natural language, and the academic areas with which I am most closely involved include language-based AI, theoretical linguistics, and philosophy.

As a Senior Research Associate in the Engineering Department, I have developed Automatic Speech Recognition systems, Speech Synthesis systems, and Machine Translation systems. I work on various problems, such as the difficult tasks of identifying `Structural MetaData' in input speech signals, and building Statistical Language Models for agglutinative languages. I helped to implement an effective morphological decomposition scheme for the Cambridge Arabic ASR system as part of the Global Autonomous Language Exploitation (GALE) project. I currently work on the Giving Voice to Digital Democracies project, which seeks to develop more ethical AI technologies.

Experience

  • 1998–present
    Senior Research Associate in the Machine Intelligence Laboratory, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge