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Prof Mark Huckvale

Prof Mark Huckvale

Address

Room 320
Chandler House
2 Wakefield Street
London
WC1N 1PF

Appointments

  • Professor of Speech Science
    Speech, Hearing & Phonetic Sciences
    Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL

1983-09-01

My research involves many aspects of speech science and technology: speech production, hearing, speech perception, speech acquisition, speech synthesis, speech recognition and speaker recognition.

Recent research activities include:

  • Centre for Law-Enforcement Audio Research (CLEAR). A joint research centre with Imperial College London that investigates methods for the enhancement of degraded speech signals.
  • Avatar Therapy. A project that investigates the use of computer avatars in the provision of therapy for sufferers of auditory hallucinations (hearing voices).
  • KLAIR Virtual Infant. A machine learning toolkit for the study of the computational modelling of early speech acquisition by infants through real-time interaction with caregivers.
  • VOQAL Voice Quality Toolbox. A toolkit for the analysis of changes in voice quality caused by aging, disease or stress.

Award year Qualification Institution
1982 PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Phonetics
University College London
1976 BSc
Bachelor of Science
Physics
University of Warwick

Education / Qualifications

  • 1976, BSc (Hons) Physics, University of Warwick, U.K.
  • 1984, PhD (Human Communication), University of London, U.K.

Professional History

  • 1979-1983, Systems Analyst/Programmer, SCICON Consultancy International, London, UK
  • 1983-1986, Research Assistant, Department of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London
  • 1986-1990, SERC Advanced Research Fellow, Department of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London
  • 1990-1997, Lecturer, Department of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London
  • 1997-2015, Senior Lecturer in Research Department of Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences, Division of Psychology and Language Science, University College London
  • 2015-present, Professor of Speech Science in Research Department of Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences, Division of Psychology and Language Science, University College London

Other Appointments And Affiliations

  • 1989-2014, Technical Director, Marquesa Search Systems Ltd. (Trademark Search Provider)

Keywords

Computational modeling|*|Mathematical modelling|*|Speech|*|Speech and Language Technology