Expert profile: Dr. Chang [ Eric ]

[ ID = 0359 ] Dr. Chang [ Eric ] 
Name Chang, Eric Dr.
Job Title Research Manager, Speech Group 
Organisation Microsoft Research China 
Address 5F Beijing Sigma Center, No. 49, Zhichun Road, Haidian 
Postal Code 100080 
City Beijing 
Country China 
Email echang_(on)_microsoft.com [@ replaced for spam protection]
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Specialism Speechtechnology:
Confidence Measures
Hidden Markov Models
Speech Recognition
Speech Synthesis
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Description: Eric Chang joined Microsoft Research, China in July, 1999
   to work in the area of spoken language understanding. Eric was one of
   the founding members of the Research group at Nuance Communications, a
   pioneer in natural speech interface software for telecommunication
   systems. While at Nuance, Eric worked on various projects involving
   confidence score generation, acoustic modeling, and robust speech
   detection. He also led the technical effort to develop the Japanese
   version of the Nuance product. This project led to the world's first
   deployed Japanese natural language speech recognition system. Eric has
   also developed speech recognition algorithms at M.I.T. Lincoln
   Laboratory, invented a new circuit optimization technique at Toshiba
   ULSI Research Center, and conducted pattern recognition research at
   General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center. Eric
   graduated from M.I.T. in 1995 with a Ph.D. degree, in 1990 with Master
   and Bachelor degrees, all in the field of electrical engineering and
   computer science. While at M.I.T., he was inducted into the honorary
   societies Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi. Eric has published papers in the
   fields of speech recognition, neural networks, and genetic algorithms
   in various journals and conferences. He is the author of several
   granted and pending patents. His research interests are spoken
   language understanding, machine learning, and signal processing.

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