[Univ of Cambridge] [Dept of Engineering]

Kai Yu


Kai Yu entered the Department of Automation at Tsinghua University, P.R.China in 1994. After obtaining B.Eng. in 1999, he continued his study for M.Sc. in the State Key Laboratory of Pattern Recognition and Intelligence Systems in the same department untill 2002. He then joined the Machine Intelligence Laboratory (MIL) (formerly the Speech Vision and Robotics (SVR) group) for PhD under the supervision of Dr Mark Gales. He obtained his PhD in 2006 and is currently working as a senior research associate in MIL. Other academic staffs in the speech group are Prof. Steve Young, Prof. Phil. Woodland and Dr. Bill Byrne. He was a member of Hughes Hall college in Cambridge University.

Research interests

  • Adaptation and adaptive training in speech recognition and synthesis
  • Discriminative training of acoustic models
  • HMM based statistical speech synthesis
  • Spoken dialogue system, speech understanding and human computer interaction
  • Bayesian inference and graphical model in pattern recognition
  • Statistical learning theory and kernel methods
  • Signal processing, image processing and understanding
  • Application of machine intelligence
  • Spoken language technology for language learning

Current projects

Past projects


  • Area chair (speech processing) and technical committee member of EUSIPCO 2011
  • Publication chair of IEEE ASRU 2011
  • Programme committee member of IUI 2010
  • Area chair (speech recognition) and technical committee member of INTERSPEECH 2009
  • Regular reviewer for internatiaonal conferences and journals
    Journals: IEEE Trans. on ASL, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Speech Communication, Computer Speech & Language, IET Signal Processing Letters
  • Research grant reviewer
    National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
    Foundation for Polish Science (FNP)



  • Kai Yu (2006).
    Adaptive training for large vocabulary continuous speech recognition.
  • Journal Papers

    Peer Reviewed Conference Papers

    Technical Reports

    Contact Information

    Kai Yu
    Machine Intelligence Laboratory
    Engineering Department Mobile: +44 7876570319
    Trumpington Street, Cambridge Email: ky219(at)cam.ac.uk
    CB2 1PZ, UK Tel: +44 (0)1223 765 758

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