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I am an Associate Professor and Delft Technology Fellow at the Multimedia Computing Group at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, and the Vice-President of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA). My research focuses on human speech-processing inspired automatic speech processing with the aim to develop inclusive speech technology, i.e., speech technology that works for everyone irrespective of how they speak or the language they speak.  Topics that I particularly am interested in: human and automatic speech processing, non-nativeness, low-resource languages, atypical speech, emotion, and preferably combinations of these. I use different research techniques ranging from human listening experiments, eye-tracking, EEG, and computational modelling to deep neural networks.

Since 2017, I am on the Board of ISCA, where I am also the chair of the Diversity committee (since 2019) and was co-chair of the Interspeech Conferences committee and of the Technical Committee (2017-2019). Since 2018, I am a member of the IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee (subarea Speech Production and Perception). From 2019-2021, I was an Associate Editor of IEEE Signal Processing Letters, where I am now a Senior Associate Editor. Since 2020, I am a member of the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) Unit Delft.

January 2021: I am a co-editor of the Research Topic in Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence – Language and Computation on AI and Low-resource Speech Science. We invite papers!

My webpage at the Multimedia Computing Group at TU Delft.

News:

03/2020: Due to the pandemic, we have postponed the first Dutch Speech Technology Day at Delft University of Technology to later this year. Hopefully September/October 2021. More information can be found here. Join us!