Bill Byrne

Research Associates

  • Dr. Federico Flego
    Research Associate, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
  • Dr. Adria de Gispert
    Senior Research Associate, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
  • Dr. Marcus Tomalin, Research Associate
    Research Associate, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Former Research Associates and PostDocs

Ph.D. Dissertations Supervised

  • Graeme Blackwood, Ph.D. Cambridge University Department of Engineering, 2010
    Lattice Rescoring Methods for Statistical Machine Translation [.pdf]
    Now Research Staff Member in the Machine Translation Group at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
  • Jamie Brunning, Ph.D. Cambridge University Department of Engineering, 2010
    Alignment Models and Algorithms for Statistical Machine Translation [.pdf]
  • Lambert Mathias, Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, JHU, 2007
    Statistical Machine Translation and Automatic Speech Recognition under Uncertainty
    Thesis defense [.pdf], Dissertation [.pdf]
    Now at Nuance, Inc.

  • Yonggang Deng, Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, JHU, 2005
    Bitext Alignment for Statistical Machine Translation
    Thesis defense [.pdf], Dissertation [.pdf]
    Now at IBM T.J. Watson Research

  • Stavros Tsakalidis, Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, JHU, 2005
    Linear Transforms in Automatic Speech Recognition: Discriminative Estimation Procedures and Integration of Diverse Acoustic Data
    Thesis defense [.pdf], Dissertation [.pdf]
    Now at BBN Technologies

  • Veera Venkataramani, Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, JHU, 2005
    Support Vector Machines For Segmental Minimum Bayes Risk Decoding Of Continuous Speech
    Thesis defense [.pdf], Dissertation [.pdf]
    Now at PayPal, Inc.

  • Shankar Kumar, Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, JHU, 2005
    Minimum Bayes-Risk Techniques in Automatic Speech Recognition and Machine Translation
    Thesis defense [.pdf], Dissertation [.pdf]
    Now at Google, Inc.

  • Vlasios Doumpiotis, Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, JHU, 2005
    Discriminative Training for Speaker Adaptation and Minimum Risk Estimation in Large Vocabulary Conversational Speech Recognition
    Dissertation [.pdf]
    Formerly at eScription, Inc.

  • Vaibhava Goel, Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, JHU, 2001
    Minimum Bayes-Risk Automatic Speech Recognition
    Now at IBM T.J. Watson Research

  • Asela Gunawardana, Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, JHU, 2001
    The Information Geometry of EM Variants for Speech and Image Processing
    Now at Microsoft Research

  • John McDonough, Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, JHU, 2000
    Speaker Compensation with All-Pass Transforms

MPhil Students Supervised

  • M. Horvat. Lagrangian Relaxation for String Regeneration, 2013
  • T. Foreman. Model extrapolation for HMM-based speech synthesis, 2010 (joint with Dr. M. Gibson)
  • Z. Raeesy. Model Interpolation for Speech Synthesis, 2009 (joint with Dr. M. Gibson)
  • A. Waite. Hadoop Clusters for Statistical Speech and Language Processing, 2009
  • F. Zuo. An HTK + OpenFst ASR Decoder, 2008 (joint with Prof. P.C. Woodland)
  • L. Feng. Limited domain synthesis, 2008
  • D. Herath. Lexical Context in HMM Word Alignment, 2008
  • A. Murugesan. Small Language Models for Large Problems, 2007
  • W. Yuan. Small Language Models for Large Problems, 2007
  • D. Sharkov. Phrasal Models in Stochastic Machine Translation, 2006
  • Y.Q. Liu. Phrasal Language Models in Stochastic Machine Translation, 2006
  • J. Smith. Phrasal Language Models in Stochastic Machine Translation, 2005
  • G. Sachdev. Phrase Order and Phrase Translation in Statistical Machine Translation, 2005
  • X. Zhu. Phrase Order and Phrase Translation in Statistical Machine Translation, 2005
  • © Bill Byrne. Last updated: October 2009.