Robert Donovan

I was a PhD student in the Speech, Vision and Robotics Group of Cambridge University's Engineering Department from October 1992 until June 1996. My research topic was Trainable Speech Synthesis . I was originally supervised by the late Professor Frank Fallside, and from April 1993 onwards by Phil Woodland .

This is me! (in 1995) : (Colour courtesy of Indycam)

A list of publications written before and during my PhD is available here . A compressed postscript version of my thesis "Trainable Speech Synthesis" is available here and a compressed tar file of the speech waveform files (16kHz, 16-bit with 1024-byte NIST headers) which accompany it here . The thesis files are also available by anonymous ftp to

After Cambridge I moved to IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center at Yorktown Heights, in New York State, (email