Curriculum Vitae, Andrew Cameron Morris, October 2005 (pdf version)

ACM in hat 2

Current position
Research Associate at IRCAM, on project VIVOS, working on expressive speech synthesis for use in T2S for computer animation and voice adaptation for possible use in the entertainment industry (games and films).
Natural languages
English (native), French(good), Spanish (good)
Computer languages
C (19 years), C++(3 years), Java (6 months), Pascal, Fortran, Linux and Windows operation systems.
Research interests
General interests
Relevant technical skills
Previous experience
Research Associate, Dept. of Phonetics, Saarbrücken University, Germany. Member of SecurePhone team working on implementation of multi-modal person verification on a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant).

Applied data enhancement technique from speech recognition to improve performance of speaker recognition.
Presented 1 week course "Neural networks in automatic speech recognition", 18-25 June 2001 Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Graz, Austria (for Prof. Gert Pfurtscheller).

Supervised 2 PhD students. Member of PhD jury for Astrid Hagen, December 2001, EPFL, Lausanne.
Developed formal solution to the general problem of pattern recognition with missing data.

Theoretical and practical development of the "missing data" approach to noise robust ASR, within the EC SPHERE project. 2 conference publications.

Participated in EC "tempus" project for the advancement of computer science teaching in Romania.
Some work on reducing the computational complexity for a model for simulating the behaviour of small groups of neurons. Applied auditory model for onset detection to phoneme transition detection in ASR system. 2 conference publications.

Created system for speech recognition using only the fraction of speech data which occurs at phoneme transitions. This was based on a new technique for phoneme transition detection which was developed during my PhD.

1995  Chairperson, session MOpm2E "Auditory models", Eurospeech '95.

1995  Member of PhD jury for Sr. Manuel Leandro, July 1995, ETSIT, UPM, Madrid.
Investigated the role played by cells in the cochlear nucleus in speech recognition. Established (among other things) that type 1 onset neurons are involved in phoneme transition detection, while type 2 onset cells measure pitch. Developed practical methods for detecting phoneme transitions and for mapping the distribution of phonetic information over the auditory spectrogram. Demonstrated that the information theoretical measure of mutual information is proportional to Pearson's large sample statistic for testing statistical dependence in contingency tables. 1 jounal publication. 2 conference publications.
Introduced new high speed algorithm (quad-tree processing) for vector image processing.

Contributed to new applications in map and image processing, and geographical information systems, in Fortran and C. Participated in Alvey project MMI-137, "Real-time 2.5D Vision". 2 conference publications.
Discovered useful formula concerning the exact shape of the space swept out by a moving convex polygon - though it was later found that this had been discovered before!(

Pascal programming applications in 3D engineering graphics and machine tool control. 2 technical reports.