FRANCIS JACK SMITH Officer of the British Empire, Member of the Royal Irish Academy, Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

Email address: fj.smith@qub.ac.uk

BSc (1st class) Applied Mathematics, 1957; MA Physics, 1959, Catholic University, Washington DC; PhD 1962, Queen's University, Belfast

Appointments:

Queen's University, Belfast: Lecturer, Reader, Applied Mathematics; Professor, Computer Science, 1960-2001; Director of the Computer Centre, Queen's University, Belfast, 1970-77; Head of Computer Science Department, 1977-87, 1990-94. Dean of the Faculty of Science, QUB, 1986-89; Director, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1993-99; Professor Emeritus, 2001- now; Research Associate, University of Maryland, 1963-65; Head of the Atomic and Molecular Data Unit, IAEA, Vienna, 1978-79; Visiting Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Connecticut, 1985-86.

Scientific Computer Specialist Group, Irish Computer Society, Chairman 1974-1976; Computer Policy Advisory Committee, Minister of Public Service, Ireland, 1974-1977; National Board for Science & Technology (Ireland), 1978-1983; The Royal Society: British National Committee on Data for Science and Technology, 1988 - 90; UK Panel for CODATA, 1990 - 1998; Board of Governors, St Mary's College, Belfast, 1992 - 2000; Board of Trustees Scotch irish Trust (Ulster American Folk Park) , 1992- present; Royal irish Academy: Vice-President1994-95, Chairman Engineering Committee 2000-05, Treasurer 2002-06; Editor, CODATA Dta Science Journal, 2000-05.

Deputy Chairman, Chairman of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland, 1974-1977; Party Organiser, 1972-74, 1977-84.

Director, NIIB Computer Services Ltd, 1978-85; Director & Chairman, Expert Information Systems PLC (70 staff), 1984-94; Textflow Ltd (30 staff), 1985-96

Research Grants/Contracts - approximately £4m

Publications - approximately 300, listed typical recent papers

1. L. Q. Ha, F. J. Smith, Zipf and Type-Token rules for the English and Irish languages, MIDL workshop, Paris, November 2004.

2. J. Ming and F. J. Smith, "Speech recognition with unknown partial feature corruption - a review of the union model", Computer Speech and Language, Special Issue on New Computational Paradigms for Acoustic Modeling in Speech Recognition, 2004.

3. J. Ming and F. J. Smith, "A posterior union model for improved robust speech recognition in nonstationary noise", presented at ICASSP'2003, Hong Kong, Apr. 2003.

4. L. Q. Ha et al, E. Sicilia., J. Ming and F. J. Smith, Extension of Zipf s Law to Word and Character N-Grams for English and Chinese, Journal of Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp 77-102, February 2003.

5. D. Stewart, J. Ming, P. Hanna and F. J. Smith, "A State-tying Approach To Building Syllable HMMs", International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2002), Denver, USA, Sept. 2002.

6. E. Sicilia-Garcia, J. Ming and F. J. Smith, "Individual word language models and the frequency approach", ICSLP'2002, pp. 897-900, Denver, Colorado, Sept 2002.

7. L. Q. Ha, E. Sicilia, J. Ming and F. J. Smith, Extension of Zipf s Law to Words and Phrases, In Proceedings of COLING, pp. 315-320, Taipei, Taiwan, Aug. 2002.

8. J. Ming, P. Jancovic and F. J. Smith, "Robust speech recognition using probablistic union models", IEEE Trans. Speech Audio Processing, Vol. 10, pp. 403-414, 2002.

9. E. Sicilia-Garcia, J. Ming and F. J. Smith, "Triggering individual word domains in n-gram language models", Eurospeech2001, Scandinavia, Denmark, Sept. 2001.

10. J. Ming and F. J. Smith, "Union: a model for partial temporal corruption of speech", Computer Speech and Language, Vol. 15, pp. 217-231, 2001.

11. J. Ming and F. J. Smith, "Union: a new approach for combining sub-band observations for noisy speech recognition", Speech Communication, Special Issue on Robust Speech Recognition, Vol. 34, No. 1-2, pp. 41-55, 2001.

12. J. Ming, P. Jancovic, P. Hanna, D. Stewart and F. J. Smith, "Robust feature selection using probabilistic models", ICSLP'2000, pp. 546-549, Beijing, Oct. 2000.

13. J. Ming, P. Hanna, D. Stewart, P. Jancovic and F. J. Smith, "Union: a model for speech recognition subjected to partial and temporal corruption with unknown, time-varying noise statistics", European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO'2000), Tampere, Finland, Sept. 2000.

13. P. Jancovic, J. Ming, P. Hanna, D. Stewart and F. J. Smith, "Combining multi-band and frequency-filtering techniques for speech recognition in noisy environments", 3rd International Workshop on Text, Speech and Dialogue, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer, pp. 265-270, Brno, Czech Republic, Sept. 2000.

15. E. Sicilia, J. Ming, and F. J. Smith, "A dynamic language model based on individual word domains", 18th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Saarbrucken, Germany, July-Aug. 2000.

16. E. Sicilia, J. Ming, and F. J. Smith, "A dynamic language model for each significant word", 4th Conference of the International Quantitative Linguistics Association (Qualico'2000), Prague, Czech Republic, Aug. 2000.

17. J. Ming and F. J. Smith, "A probabilistic union model for sub-band based robust speech recognition", ICASSP'2000, pp. 1787-1790, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2000.

18. J. Ming, D. Stewart, P. Hanna and F. J. Smith, "A probabilistic union model for partial and temporal corruption of speech", IEEE Workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding, pp. 43-46, Keystone, Colorado, Dec. 1999.

19. M. Owens, A. Kruger, F. J. Smith and J. Ming, "A missing-word test comparison of human and statistical language model performance", Eurospeech'99, pp. 145-148, Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 1999.

20. D. Stewart, P. Hanna, J. Ming and F. J. Smith, "An improved method of automatically generating alternative lexicon pronunciations", International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS'99), pp. 1713-1716, San Francisco, Aug. 1999.

21. J. Ming and F. J. Smith, "Union: a new approach for combining sub-band observations for noisy speech recognition", International Workshop on Robust Methods for Speech Recognition in Adverse Conditions, pp. 175-178, Tampere, Finland, May 1999.

22. J. Ming, P. Hanna, D. Stewart, M. Owens and F. J. Smith, "Improving speech recognition performance by using multi-model approaches", ICASSP'99, pp. 161-164, Phoenix, March 1999.

23. P. Donnelly, F. J. Smith, E. Sicilia and J. Ming, "Language modeling with hierarchical domains", Eurospeech'99, pp. 1575-1578, Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 1999.

24. P. Hanna, D. Stewart, J. Ming and F. J. Smith, "An improved DP match for automatic lexicon generation", International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS'99), pp. 1717-1720, San Francisco, Aug. 1999.

25. P. Hanna, J. Ming and F. J. Smith, "Interframe dependence arising from preceding and succeeding frames - application to speech recognition", Speech Communication, Vol. 28, pp. 301-312, 1999.

26. J. Ming and F. J. Smith, "A Bayesian triphone model", Computer Speech and Language, Vol. 13, pp. 195-206, 1999.

27. J. Ming, P. O'Boyle, M. Owens and F. J. Smith, "A Bayesian approach for building triphone models for continuous speech recognition", IEEE Trans. Speech and Audio Processing, Vol. 7, pp. 678-684, 1999.

28. P. O'Boyle, J. Ming, M. Owens and F. J. Smith, "Adaptive parameter training in an interpolated n-gram language model", Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, Vol. 6, pp. 10-13, 1999.

29. J. Ming, P. Hanna, D. Stewart, S, Vaseghi and F. J. Smith, "Capturing discriminative information using multiple modeling techniques", ICSLP'98, pp. 2791-2794, Sydney, Australia, Dec. 1998.

30. S. Loughlin and F. J. Smith, “Extending the role of computers in the material selection process”, the 15th Irish Manufacturing Conf. Sept. 1998.

31. J. Ming, M. Owens and F. J. Smith, "A Bayesian triphone model with parameter tying", European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO'98), pp. 351-354, Rhodes, Greece, Sept. 1998.

32. J. Ming and F. J. Smith, "Improved phone recognition using Bayesian triphone models", ICASSP'98, pp. 409-412, Seattle, 1998.

33. D. Stewart, J. Ming and F. J. Smith, "Automatic syllabification with applications to continuous speech recognition", International Phonetic Sciences Conference, pp. 109-113, Washington, USA, June 1998.

34. <![endif]>C. Liang, F. J. Smith, “An Intelligent Strategy Planning Tool for Decision Support”, Proc Nat. Defence Annual Congf. , pp. 631-674, Taiwan, May 1998.

35. A. C. Winstanley, S. P. Loughlin and F. J. Smith, “The Intelligent Selection of Materials from a Design Specification”, in Thermodynamic Modelling and Materials Data Engineering, eds. Caliste, Truyol, pp. 251-254, Westbrook and Springer, 1998.

36. M. Sullivan, S. Loughlin, C. Liang, F. J. Smith and J. Collis, “A General Problem Solving System for Engineering”, in Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Engineering XIII. eds. R.A. Adey, G Rzevski and P. Nolan, Computational Mechanics Publications (including CD ROM), pp.139 - 141, Southampton, UK, 1998.

37. P. Hanna, N. Harte, J. Ming, S. Vaseghi and F. J. Smith, "Varying the feature vectors of the interframe dependent HMM for speech recognition", IEE Electronics Letters, Vol. 34, pp. 858-859, 1998.

38. P. O'Boyle, J. Ming and F. J. Smith, "From phone identification to phone clustering using mutual information", Eurospeech'97, pp. 2391-2394, Rhodes, Greece, Sept. 1997.

39. P. O'Boyle, J. Ming and F. J. Smith, "Adaptive parameter training in an interpolated n-gram language model", International Conference on Quantitative Linguistics, pp. 177-181, Helsinki, Aug. 1997.

40. S. Loughlin, M. Sullivan and F. J. Smith, “Representation of Knowledge in a Scientific Problem Solving System”, Proc. 8th Ireland Conf. AI, Londonderry, Vol 2, pp. 96-103, 1997.

41. M. Owens, P. O'Boyle, J. McMahon, J. Ming and F. J. Smith, "A comparison of human and statistical language model performance using missing-word test", Language and Speech, Vol. 40, pp. 377-389, 1997.

42. J. Ming, P. O'Boyle, J. McMahon and F. J. Smith, "Speech recognition using a strong correlation assumption for the instantaneous spectra", ICSLP'96, pp. 343-346, Philadelphia, Oct. 1996.

43. P. O'Boyle, J. Ming, J. McMahon and F. J. Smith, "Improving n-gram models by incorporating enhanced distributions", ICASSP'96, pp. 168-171, Atlanta, May 1996.

44. S. P. Loughlin, J. C. Collis, F. J. Smith, “Modelling of Restrictions on Laws in an Engineering Knowledge Base System”, The Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Data and Knowledge Systems for Manufacturing and Engineering, pp. 23-43, Phoenix, Arizona, 1996.

45. F. J. Smith, J. C. Collis, S. P. Loughlin, “Applying Artificial Intelligence to Data on Science and Engineering”, The Proceedings of the 15th International CODATA Conference, Tsukuba, Japan, 1996.

46. F. J. Smith, M. Sullivan, J. Collis, S. Loughlin, “Applying Artificial Intelligence in Physical Chemistry”, Advances in Quantum Chemistry, Vol. 28, pp. 320-327, 1996.

47. J. C. Collis, F. J. Smith, “A Knowledge Base System for Quantitive Data in Science and Engineering”, 12th International Conference on Data Engineering, 1996, New Orleans

48. J. C. Collis, J. Liang, F. J. Smith, “Applying an Object Oriented Methodology to Scientific Problem Solving System”, The Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Object Oriented Information Systems, pp. 221-225, London 1996.

49. J. Ming and F. J. Smith, "Modelling of the interframme dependence in an HMM using conditional Gaussian mixtures", Computer Speech and Language, Vol. 10, pp. 229-247, 1996.

50. J. Ming and F. J. Smith, "Stochastic correlation model for speech recognition", IEE Electronics Letters, Vol. 32, pp. 970-971, 1996.

51. J. Ming, P. O'Boyle and F. J. Smith, "An HMM with optimized segment-dependent observations for speech recognition", Eurospeech'95, pp. 1475-1478, Madrid, Spain, Sept. 1995.

52. J. Collis, A. Winstantley, J. Brennan, S. Loughlin and F. J. Smith, “Intelligent Quantitative Problem Solving”, Euromech 343, Hamburg, 1995.

53. F. J. Smith, J. Ming, P. O'Boyle and A. Irvine, "A hidden Markov model with optimized interframe dependence", ICASSP'95, pp. 209-212, Detroit, May 1995.

54. F. J. Smith, M. V. Krishnamurthy, S. R. Tripathy and P. Sage, “An Intelligent Object Oriented Database System for Materials Information”, Computerization and Networking of Materials Databases, Vol. 4, pp. 183-193, 1995.

55. F. J. Smith, P. Sage, “The intelligent Selection of Materials from a Design Specification”, Abstract 14th International CODATA Conference, pp. 132, Chambery, France, 1994.

56. F. J. Smith, “The Integration of Scientific Data on Artificial Intelligance Systems”, 14th International CODATA 94 Conference, France, 1994.

57. J. Ming and F. J. Smith, "Inter-frame dependent hidden Markov models for speech recognition", IEE Electronics Letters, Vol. 30, pp. 188-189, 1994.

58. J. Ming and F. J. Smith, "Isolated word recognition using inter-frame dependent hidden Markov models", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Vol. 1, pp. 188-190, 1994.

59. M. V. Krishnamurthy, F. J. Smith, “An Object Oriented Tool for Building Knowledge based System for Quantitative Problem Solving in Science and Engineering”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Systems and Education, Ed. Balakrishnan Netal, pp. 119-129, 1994.

60. M. V. Krishnamurthy, F. J. Smith, “Integration of Scienttific Data and Formulae in an Object-Oriented Knowledge Based System”, Knowledge Based System, Journal 7, pp. 135-141, 1994.

61. M. V. Krishnamurthy, F. J. Smith, “An Object-Oriented Knowledge-Based System for Basic Problem Solving in Science and Engineering”, Defence Science Journal, Vol. 43, pp. 111-119, 1993.

62. F. J. Smith, M. V. Krishnamurthy, “Problem Solving in Engineering using Quantitative Knowledge, Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Engineering VIII”, Vol 2: Applications and Techniques, pp. 373-385, Elssevier, London, 8th Int. Conf. on Artificiial Intelligence in Engineering, Toulouse, France, 1993.

63. F. J. Smith, M. V. Krishnamurthy, “An Object-Oriented Framework for Knowledge on Properties of Materials”, Ninth Conference of the Irish Manufacturing Comm., pp. 735-744, University College Dublin, 1992.

64. F. J. Smith, M. V. Krishnamurthy, “The Representation of Textbook Knowledge on Physical Science”, 13th International CODATA Conference on New Data Challenges in our Information Age, Ed. Glaeser & Millward, A39-A46, Beijing, 1992.

65. F. J. Smith, S. R. Tripathy, P. Sage, “An Object Oriented Approach to Material Selection”, 13th International CODATA Conference on New Data Challenges in our Information Age, Ed. Glaeser & Millward, pp. A72-A83, Beijing, China, 1992.

66. M. V. Krishnamurthy, F. J. Smith, “Representation of Scientific and Engineering Knowledge for Problem Solving - An Object Oriented Approach”, Proceedings of the 1992 Golden West International Conference on Intelligent Systems, pp. 104-109, Reno, Nevada, 1992.

67. S. R. Tripathy, F. J. Smith, “A Case Study of an Object-Oriented Database System for Engineering”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems and Management of Data, CISMOD 92, pp. 57-76, Bangalore, 1992.

68. F. J. Smith, S. R. Tripathy, “An Object-Oriented Design for Material and Component Selection”, In the Proceedings of the IEI Conference on Computers in Engineering, pp. 17, Dublin, 1991.