I graduated from the University of Liverpool (UK) in 1980, receiving my PhD (in
non-linear enhancement of deep-sea divers' speech) from the same
institution in 1985. On leaving Liverpool, I worked at what is now 20/20
Speech, as part of the team headed by Roger Moore. Following a period lecturing
at the University of Sheffield, I worked briefly at Canon Research Centre
Europe, and am now at Aculab, an international computer telephony company based
in Milton Keynes.
I've worked on a variety of speech technology projects since 1980: auditory
modelling, speech synthesis, robust connected-word automatic speech recognition
(ASR), embedded isolated-word ASR, adaptive neural networks, and more. I'm
currently working on speech signal processing and coding, as well as some
related topics such as echo cancellation.