Phone: 503 748-1539
Fax: 503 748-1306
Research Associate Professor
Central Building, Room 153 (West Campus)
Center for Spoken Language Understanding
- Quantitative assessment and transformation of clear and conversational speech, with the aim of advancing hearing-aid performance.
- Transformation of aphonic speech to improve intelligibility and acceptability.
- Transformation of dysarthric speech to improve intelligibility and perceived voice quality.
- Increasing spectral control in concatenative synthesizers to eliminate concatenation errors.
- Representing acoustic inventories of Text-to-Speech systems with an asynchronous interpolation model, allowing high rates of compression, elimination of concatenation errors, and speaker transformation.
- Improving the accuracy and quality of speaker transformation systems and designing speaker recognizability perceptual tests.
- Multi-purpose speech modification algorithms.
- Singing synthesis.