People

Dr Jon Barker

Dept of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, UK 

Research interests: Robust ASR, audiovisual speech perception

Email: j.barker@dcs.shef.ac.uk

Website: http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~jon/

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Dr Jonas Beskow

Department of Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

Research interests: audiovisual speech research

Email: beskow at kth dot se

Website: http://www.speech.kth.se/~beskow/

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Dr Maria Paola Bissiri

Maria Paola started working with S2S in May 2010. She is an ER based in Prague, working on Project 6.

Her research interests are phonetics and second language acquisition.

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Prof Jeff Bowers

Dept of Psychology, University of Bristol, UK 

Research interests: Cognitive psychology, reading, computational modelling, speech perception

Email: J.Bowers@bris.ac.uk

Website:  http://psychology.psy.bris.ac.uk/people/jeffbowers.htm

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Dan Brenner

Dan worked on the transcription of English speech corpora, reduced speech, and automated phonetic alignment at MPI in the Netherlands. He has now returned to the US to continue his PhD studies.

Website: http://www.u.arizona.edu/~dbrenner
Email: Dan.Brenner@mpi.nl

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Dr Guy Brown

Dept of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, UK

Research interests: Computational auditory scene analysis, auditory modelling

Email: g.brown@dcs.shef.ac.uk

Website: http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~guy

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Francesco Cangemi

ESR on Project 8 at the Laboratoire Parole et Langage, University of Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France; working with Mariapaola D’Imperio

Email: francesco.cangemi@lpl-aix.fr

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Prof Rolf Carlson

Department of Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

Research interests: all aspects of Speech Technology, with special attention on speech synthesis and spoken dialog systems

Email: rolf at speech.kth.se

Website: http://www.speech.kth.se/~rolf/

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Prof Jasone Cenoz

Department of Philology and Translation Studies, University of the Basque Country, Vitoria, Spain 

Research interests: Multilingualism, psychology, language planning, L2 acquisition

Email: jasone.cenoz@ehu.es

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Dr Meghan Clayards

Meghan worked with us as an ER on Project 4 at the University of York, UK, from July 2008 - Aug 2009.

In September 2009 she took up a post doctoral fellowship with the Center for Research on Language Mind and Brain in Montreal, Canada. She was working with Dr. Linda Polka and Dr. Susan Rvachew in the School of Communication Sciences Disorders at McGill University, as well as Dr. Kristine Onishi in the Psychology Department at McGill University. Her research is on adult and child speech perception, particularily with early French-English bilinguals.

In September 2010 she was appointed as Assistant Professor at McGill university. This post is split 50:50 between Linguistics and the School of Communication Sciences Disorders.

Email: meghan.clayards@mcgill.ca

Website: www.mcgill.ca/scsd/people/faculty/meghanclayards/

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Prof Martin Cooke

Dept of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, UK 

Research interests: Computational models of HSP, scene analysis, robust ASR

Email: m.cooke@dcs.shef.ac.uk

Website:  http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~martin/

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Dr Anna Corazza

Dept of Informatics, University "Frederick II" of Naples, Italy 

Research interests: NLP, machine learning, statistical POS, syntactic parsing

Email: corazza@na.infn.it

Website: http://people.na.infn.it/~corazza/

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Dr Gianpaolo Coro

Dept of Informatics, University "Frederick II" of Naples, Italy

Email: coro@na.infn.it

Website: http://people.na.infn.it/~coro/index.htm

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Dr Francesco Cutugno

Dept of Informatics, University "Frederick II" of Naples, Italy 

Research interests: Speech synthesis and recognition, HSP and ASR models, multilevel annotation

Email: cutugno@unina.it

Website: http://people.na.infn.it/~cutugno/

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Dr Sébastien Demange

Sebastien worked for just over 18 months as an ER on Project 9 at the Dept of Electrical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, with Dirk Van Compernolle. He is now working as a teaching assistant (ATER) at Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (INPL), school of engineering ENSEM

Email: seb_demange@hotmail.com

Website: http://www.loria.fr/~demangs/

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Dr Kris Demuynck

Department of Electrical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Research interests: ASR search

Email: Kris.Demuynck@esat.kuleuven.be

Website: http://www.kuleuven.be/cv/u0009102e.htm

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Prof MariaPaola D’Imperio

Laboratoire Parole et Langage, University of Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France

Research interests: Prosody, intonation, tonal alignment, laboratory phonology

Email: Dimperio@lpl.univ-aix.fr

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Dr Mirjam Ernestus

Radboud University Nijmegen & Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Research interests: Psycholinguistics, phonetics, casual speech

Email: Mirjam.Ernestus@mpi.nl

Website: http://www.mpi.nl/Members/MirjamErnestus/

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Dr Robert Espesser

Laboratoire Parole et Langage, University of Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France

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Prof Dr Ulrich Frauenfelder

Dept of Psychology, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Research interests: Psycholinguistics, logopedics, cognitive psychology

Email: Ulrich.Frauenfelder@unige.ch

Website: http://www.unige.ch/fapse/PSY/persons/frauenfelder/ulihome.html

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Dr M. Luisa García Lecumberri

Dept of Philology and Translation Studies, University of the Basque Country, Vitoria, Spain

Research interests: Phonetics, L2 acquisition, adverse conditions

Email: fipgalem@vc.ehu.es

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Prof Gareth Gaskell

Dept of Psychology, University of York, UK 

Research interests: Experimental psycholinguistics, spoken word recognition, computational modelling

Email: g.gaskell@psych.york.ac.uk

Website:  http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~mgg5

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Prof Dr Mircea Giurgiu

Dept of Communications, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania 

Research interests: Engineering methods for ASR, text-to-speech, web-based applications

Email: Mircea.Giurgiu@com.utcluj.ro

Website: http://193.226.6.174/people/giurgiu/giurgiu.html

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Jan Gorisch

ESR on Project 5 at the University of Sheffield, UK; working with Guy Brown, Jon Barker and Bill Wells

Email: J.Gorisch@dcs.shef.ac.uk

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Prof Björn Granström

Department of Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

Research interests: Speech communication, perception and synthesis of speech

Email: bjorn@speech.kth.se

Website: http://www.speech.kth.se/~bjorn/

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Dr Michele Gubian

ER on Project 11 at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands; working with Louis ten Bosch and Helmer Strik

Email: m.gubian@let.ru.nl

Website containing information and tutorials about Michele’s work on Functional Data Analysis.

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Prof Carlos Gussenhoven

Department of Linguistics, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Research interests: General and experimental phonology, prosody, intonation

Email: C.Gussenhoven@let.ru.nl

Website: http://www.ru.nl/taalwetenschap/c.gussenhoven/

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Prof Sarah Hawkins

S2S Co-ordinator

Dept of Linguistics, University of Cambridge, UK 

Research Interests: Acoustic phonetics, FPD, perception, adverse conditions, formant synthesis

Email: sh110@cam.ac.uk

Website:  http://www.ling.cam.ac.uk/people/sarah/

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Prof David House

Department of Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

Research interests: multimodal speech synthesis and prosody generation for spoken dialog systems, audio-visual perception of prosody, and educational applications of speech technology. Other research interests include phonetic variation in spontaneous speech and the perception of tone and intonation.

Email: davidh@speech.kth.se

Website: www.speech.kth.se/~davidh/

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Dr Sara Howard

Department of Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

Research interests: Children’s language disorders, auditory phonetics, EPG

Email: s.howard@sheffield.ac.uk

Website: http://www.shef.ac.uk/hcs/staff/howard

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Dr Magne Johnsen

Dept of Telecommunications, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Research interests: Machine speech and pattern recognition

Email: mhj@iet.ntnu.no

Website: http://www.iet.ntnu.no/~mhj

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Dr Annett Jorschick

Annett worked with us as an ER on Project 1 at the Institute of Phonetics, Charles University, Prague, from Oct 2007 - July 2009.

She is now working at  the University of Bielefeld, Germany, collecting high quality audio-visual spontaneous speech corpora in German.

Email: annett.jorschick@uni-bielefeld.de

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Ahsanul Kabir

ESR on Project 5 at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Working with Mircea Giurgiu. Due to start Autumn 2008.

Email: kabirahsanul@hotmail.com

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Prof Jacques Koreman

Institute for Language and Communication Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Research interests: Phonetics, voice quality, speech and speaker recognition

Email: jacques.koreman@hf.ntnu.no

Website: http://www.hf.ntnu.no/isk/koreman/homepage.php

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Prof John Local

Dept of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York, UK

Research interests: Auditory phonetics, interactional analysis, attitude

Email: lang4@york.ac.uk

Website: http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~lang4/

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Bogdan Ludusan

ESR on Project 7 at the Dept of Informatics, University "Frederick II" of Naples, Italy; working with Francesco Cutugno, Jon Barker and Louis ten Bosch

Email: ludusan@na.infn.it

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Dr Sven Mattys

Dept of Psychology, University of Bristol, UK 

Research interests: Cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, HSP, language development

Email: sven.mattys@bristol.ac.uk

Website: http://psychology.psy.bris.ac.uk/people/svenmattys.htm

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Dr Christine Meunier

Laboratoire Parole et Langage, University of Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France

Research interests: Acoustic phonetics, cross-linguistic production and perception

Email: christine.meunier@lpl.univ-aix.fr

Website: http://aune.lpl.univ-aix.fr/~meunier/

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Dr Michele Miozzo

Dept of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK

Research interests: Neurolinguistics, psychology, morphology

Email: mm584@cam.ac.uk

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Prof Roger Moore

Dept of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, UK 

Research interests: Speech technology algorithms, application, assessment, bridging HSP & ASR

Email: r.k.moore@dcs.shef.ac.uk

Website: http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~roger/

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Prof Noël Nguyen

Laboratoire Parole et Langage, University of Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France

Research interests: Articulatory and acoustic phonetics, French, FPD, perception

Email: Noel.Nguyen@lpl.univ-aix.fr

Website: http://aune.lpl.univ-aix.fr/~nguyen/

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Prof Dr Oliver Niebuhr

Oliver worked with us as an ER on Project 4, at the Laboratoire Parole et Langage, University of Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France, from Sept 2007 - April 2009.

He is now the Junior Professor of Spoken Language Analysis at the University of Kiel, Germany.

 

Email: niebuhr AT linguistik.uni-kiel.de

Website: www.linguistik.uni-kiel.de/Niebuhr_index.html

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Dr Dennis Norris

Medical Research Council, Cognition and Brain Science Unit, Cambridge, UK

Research interests: Spoken word recognition, computational perception models, memory

Email: dennis.norris@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk

Website: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/people-pages.php?id=98

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Dr Richard Ogden

Dept of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York, UK 

Research interests: Auditory phonetics; interactional analysis; Finnish

Email: rao1@york.ac.uk

Website: http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~rao1/

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Anton Öttl

Anton worked on the transcription of Norwegian speech corpora at MPI, the Netherlands.

He has now moved to Norway to begin a PhD, also within an RTN.

Email: Anton.Oettl@mpi.nl

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Prof Zdena Palková

Dept of Phonetics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic 

Research interests: Syntax, intonation, prosody

Email: zdena.palkova@ff.cuni.cz

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Marco Aldo Piccolino Boniforti

ESR on Project 10 at the University of Cambridge, UK; working with Dennis Norris, Richard Ogden and Sarah Hawkins

Email: map55@cam.ac.uk

Webpage: http://www.resegone.com/mapb

Research interests: Natural Language Processing, Automatic Speech Recognition, Prosody

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Dr Brechtje Post

Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge, UK

Research interests: Phonetics, phonology, morphology, intonation, French, L2

Email: bmbp2@cam.ac.uk

Website: http://www.cus.cam.ac.uk/~bmbp2/

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Olesya Rauch

ESR on Project 3 at the University of Bristol, UK; working with Sven Mattys

Email: panzyga@yahoo.de

Research interests: articulatory phonetics, speech perception and recognition, intonation, language acquisition, foreign language production and perception.

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Joanna Sankowska

ESR on Project 6 at the University of the Basque Country, Vitoria, Spain; working with María Luisa García Lecumberri and Martin Cooke

Email: j.sankowska@hotmail.com

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Dr Odette Scharenborg

Centre for Language and Speech Technology, Department of Language and Speech, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Email: O.Scharenborg@let.ru.nl

Website: http://lands.let.kun.nl/staff/odettes.php

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Jessamyn Schertz

Jessamyn is an ESR working on Project 1, carrying out the transcription of English speech corpora at MPI, the Netherlands.

Email: jschertz@email.arizona.edu

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Barbara Schuppler

ESR on Project 2 at the Centre for Language and Speech Technology, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands; working with Lou Boves, Mirjam Ernestus and Odette Scharenborg

Email: babsi310@hotmail.com

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Dr Dino Seppi

ER on Project 9 at the Dept of Electrical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; working with Dirk Van Compernolle.

Dino will start on S2S in April 2009.

Email: dino.esat@gmail.com

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Rein Ove Sikveland

ESR on Project 1 at the University of York, UK; working with John Local and Sarah Howard

Email: ros500@york.ac.uk

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Dr Radek Skarnitzl

Dept of Phonetics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Research interests:  English, German phonetics, acoustic phonetics

Email: radek.skarnitzl@ff.cuni.cz

Website: http://fu.ff.cuni.cz/lide.php?x=ska

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Helena Spilková

ESR on Project 1 at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway; working with Wim van Dommelen and Jacques Koreman

Email: hele.spilkova@email.cz

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Dr Helmer Strik

Dept of Language and Speech, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Research interests: ASR, pronunciation variation and assessment, episodic speech recognition

Email: strik@let.ru.nl

Website: http://lands.let.ru.nl/~strik/

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Prof Torbjørn Svendsen

Dept of Telecommunications and Electronics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Research interests: Speech processing, ASR, text-to-speech, pronunciation modelling

Email: torbjorn@iet.ntnu.no

Website: http://www.iet.ntnu.no/~torbjorn/

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Dr Louis ten Bosch

Dept of Linguistics, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands 

Research interests: ASR, phonetics, articulatory features, human-machine interaction

Email: l.tenbosch@let.ru.nl

Website: http://lands.let.kun.nl/staff/staffPERperson.php3?name=tenbosch

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Prof Dirk Van Compernolle

Dept of Electrical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium 

Research interests: Exemplar-based ASR, speech recognition architectures

Email: compi@esat.kuleuven.be

Website: http://homes.esat.kuleuven.be/~compi/

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Prof Wim van Dommelen

Dept of Linguistics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Research interests: Phonetics, foreign language production and perception, hearing in noise

Email: wim.van.dommelen@hf.ntnu.no

Website: http://www.ling.hf.ntnu.no/folk/dommelen/indexe.html

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Prof Hugo Van hamme

Dept of Electrical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Research interests: Noise robust speech recognition, acoustic modelling, missing data theory, computer aided learning

Email: hugo.vanhamme@esat.kuleuven.be

Website: http://www.kuleuven.be/cv/u0040707e.htm

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Kobie van Krieken

Kobie is an ESR working on Dutch data as part of Project 1.

Her research interests are psycholinguistics and persuasive communication.

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Dr Jan Volín

Dept of Phonetics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Research interests: Intonation, L1-L2 interaction

Email: jan.volin@ff.cuni.cz

Website: http://fu.ff.cuni.cz/en/lide-menu.php?x=vol

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Pavel Vondřička

Pavel worked for 3 months on the transcription of Czech speech corpora. He was based at Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

He is now spending 10 months in Norway with a Young Guest and Doctoral Researchers’ Annual Scholarships for Investigation and Learning in Norway.

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Prof Bill Wells

Department of Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

Research interests: Speech development and difficulties, phonetics, interactional analysis

Email: bill.wells@sheffield.ac.uk

Website: http://www.shef.ac.uk/hcs/staff/wells/

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Dr Laurence White

Dept of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol

Website: http://eis.bris.ac.uk/~pslsw/

Research interests: Speech production and perception, including timing, rhythm, prosodic structure, word segmentation.

 

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Meg Zellers

ESR on Project 8 at the Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge, UK; working with Brechtje Post

Email: mkz21@cam.ac.uk

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Magdalena Ziková

Magdalena (Magda) Zikova worked in Trondheim for 4 months on Project 1. She was transcribing speech corpora in Czech.

Her main research interests are phonetic typology and general linguistics.

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Administrative assistant: Naomi Hilton

Dept of Linguistics, University of Cambridge, UK 

I do the S2S administration. Email me if you have questions about applying to join S2S, or would like to receive more information about S2S events.

Email: soundsen@hermes.cam.ac.uk

Website: http://www.sound2sense.eu/

Telephone: +44 1223 760822

Fax: +44 1223 335053

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