Received B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in information technology from University of Tartu in 2005 and 2007 respectively.
From 2005 to 2008 underwent graduate training at Nordic Graduate School of Language Technology.
From 2007 to 2008 was an intern in Speech Technology Group, Toshiba Research Europe Limited.
Since 2008 has been pursuing Ph.D. degree in automatic speech recognition at University of Cambridge.
Received "Best Student Paper Award" at IEEE Workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding for his paper "Generative kernels for noise robust ASR" co-authored with M.J.F. Gales in 2011.