Machine Intelligence Laboratory

Cambridge University Department of Engineering

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Past Staff

Dr Milica Gasic 2007-2018

  • Former Lecturer
  • Currently a Professor at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

Steve Young 1994-2017

  • Emeritus Professor and former Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge

Past Researchers

Dr Xiang Li 2021-2022
  • Research Associate
Dr Jie Pu 2021-2022
  • Research Associate
  • Currently Research Scientist at Zoom
Dr Linlin Wang 2018-2022
  • Research Associate
Dr Yu Wang 2015-2020
  • Senior Research Associate
Dr Anton Ragni 2013-2019
  • Research Associate
  • Currently Lecturer in Speech and Language Technologies, University of Sheffield
Dr Xie (Jeff) Chen 2016-2018
  • Research Associate
Dr Stefan Ultes 2016-2018 Dr Lina Maria Rojas Barahona 2015-2018
  • Research Associate
Dr Adria de Gispert 2009-2018
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Currently Principal Applied Scientist at Amazon
Dr Eva Hasler 2014-2017
  • Research Associate
  • Currently Senior Machine Learning Scientist at Amazon
Dr Yanmin Qian 2015-2016
  • Research Associate
  • Currently Associate Professor in Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Dr David Vandyke 2014-2016
  • Research Associate
  • Currently Machine Learning Engineering Manager at Apple
Dr Penny Karanasou 2013-2016
  • Research Associate
  • Currently Senior Machine Learning Scientist at Amazon
Dr Pierre Lanchantin 2011-2016
  • Research Associate
  • Currently Lead Research Scientist at TransPerfect
Dr Andrew Liu 2006-2016
  • Senior Research Associate
Dr Haipeng Wang 2014-2015
  • Research Associate
Dr Dongho Kim 2012-2015
  • Research Associate
  • Currently Chief Technology Officer at
Dr Rogier van Dalen 2011-2015 Shixiong Austin Zhang 2014
  • Research Associate
Shakti Rath 2013-2014
  • Research Associate
Dr Catherine Breslin 2012-2014
  • Research Associate
  • Working for Cobalt in Cambridge
Dr Pirros Tsiakoulis 2011-2014 Dr Federico Flego 2008-2014
  • Research Associate
  • Currently an Engineer at Apple
Dr Blaise Thomson 2010-2013
  • Research Associate
  • Working for Apple, formerly at VocalIQ
Dr Martin Szummer 2010-2013
  • Research Associate
  • Working for Apple, formerly at VocalIQ

Past Students


Qingyun Dou 2017-2021
  • Improving Attention-based Sequence-to-sequence Models
Bo-Hsiang (Andy) Tseng 2017-2021
  • Natural Language Understanding and Generation for Task-Oriented Dialogue
  • Currently Machine Learning Engineer at Apple
Kostantinos Kyriakopoulos 2016-2021
  • Deep Learning for Automatic Assessment and Feedback of Spoken English
Danielle Saunders 2016-2021
  • Domain adaptation for neural machine translation
Moquan Wan 2015-2020
  • Controllable and Adaptive Speech Synthesis


Felix Stahlberg 2015-2019
  • The Roles of Language Models and Hierarchical Models in Neural Sequence-to-Sequence Prediction
Adnan (Mustafa) Haider 2014-2019
  • Optimisation Methods For Training Deep Neural Networks in Speech Recognition
Andrey Malinin 2014-2019
  • Deep Learning for automatic assessment and learning of non-Native spoken English
Nikola Mrksic 2014-2018
  • Data-Driven Language Understanding for Spoken Dialogue Systems
Pei-Hao (Eddy) Su 2014-2018
  • Reinforcement Learning and Reward Estimation for Dialogue Policy Optimisation
Tsung-Hsien (Shawn) Wen 2014-2018
  • Recurrent Neural Network Language Generation for Dialogue Systems
Jeremy Wong 2014-2018
  • Ensemble generation and compression for speech recognition
Chunyang Wu 2013-2018
  • Structured Deep Neural Networks for Speech Recognition
Chao Zhang 2012-2017
  • Deep Structured Neural Networks for Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition
Matt Henderson 2011-2015
  • Discriminative Methods for Statistical Spoken Dialogue Systems
Jingzhou (Justin) Yang 2011-2015
  • Bayesian Non-parametric Models for Speech Recognition
Aurelien (Rory) Waite 2010-2015
  • The Geometry of Statistical Machine Translation
Jorge Prombonas 2009-2014
  • Visual Signals for Spoken Dialogue Systems
Yongqiang (Eric) Wang 2009-2014
  • Speech scientist at Microsoft, Bellevue, WA, USA. He can be reached at
Matt Shannon 2008-2014
  • Probabilistic acoustic modelling for parametric speech synthesis
Juan Pino 2009-2013
  • Refinements in hierarchical phrase-based translation systems
Matt Seigel 2009-2013
  • Confidence Estimation for Automatic Speech Recognition Hypotheses
Zoi Roupakia 2007-2013
  • Nonlinear Adaptation for Large Vocabulary Speech Recognition