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Steve Young is Professor of Information Engineering in the Information Engineering Division.   During 2001 through to 2004, he served as Chair of the School of Technology and he was a member of the University General Board. From 2006 to 2009, he served as an elected member of the University Council. He is currently Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor responsible for Planning and Resources.

His main research interests lie in the area of spoken language systems including speech recognition, speech synthesis and dialogue management.  He was Editor of Computer Speech and Language from 1993 to 2004, and Chair of the IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee from 2009 to 2011.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the RSA.

In 2004, he was a recipient of an IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award; in 2008 he was elected Fellow of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) ; in 2010, he received the ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement ; and in 2013, he received the European Signal Processing Society Individual Technical Achievement Award .

Steve Young is also Chairman of VocalIQ Limited, a University-backed start-up company with a mission to commercialise advanced statistical dialogue systems for commercial applications.

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Recent Best Paper Awards
For an overview of statistical spoken dialogue read my Royal Academia of Engineering Ingenia paper or see my 2010 Interspeech Keynote Talk about Talking to Machines.