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Prof Mark Huckvale
Room 320
Chandler House
2 Wakefield Street
London
WC1N 1PF
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Appointment
  • Head of the Research Department Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences
  • Speech, Hearing & Phonetic Sciences
  • Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Biography

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)

Research Themes
Research Summary

My research involves many aspects of speech science and its applications: speech production, hearing, speech perception, speech acquisition, speech technology and computational paralinguistics.

Recent research activities include:

  • Centre for Law-Enforcement Audio Research (CLEAR). A joint research centre with Imperial College London that investigated methods for the enhancement of degraded speech signals.
  • 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.
  • Avatar Therapy. A project that investigates the use of computer avatars in the provision of therapy for sufferers of auditory hallucinations (hearing voices).
  • iVOICE fatigue analysis system for the tracking of changes in fatigue of the operators of safety-critical systems.
  • ELO-SPHERES project for improving binaural hearing aids for hearing-impaired listeners in realistic environments.

Teaching Summary

I teach courses in using the web for running experiments, and in the use of deep learning for processing spoken and written language. 

Academic Background
1982   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
1976   Bachelor of Science University of Warwick
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