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School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Queen's University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, UK
Tel: +44 (0)28 90974723 or 90971705 Fax: +44 (028) 90974879
Email: j.ming@qub.ac.uk 

About Myself

I am a Professor within the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Queen's University Belfast. I am a member of the Speech and Vision Systems Research Cluster. From 2005-2006 I was a Visiting Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

I am a member of the INTERSPEECH 2009 Organization Committee responsible for Special Sessions.

My research interests include:

o    Speech and signal processing - noise robustness, enhancement, audio-visual processing

o    Acoustic source (e.g. speaker) recognition - robustness to noise, channel effects

o    Statistical language modeling

o    Image processing, image enhancement, face recognition 

o    Pattern recognition

Recent Research Projects

o    Automatic Analysis of Acoustic Recordings of Respiratory Sounds, with Vitalograph Ltd (IntertradeIreland FUSION project, 2012 ~ 2013)

o    EPSRC Knowledge Transfer Secondment (KTS) scheme, with Cambridge Silicon Radio Ltd (2011 ~ 2012)

o    Corpus-Based Speech Separation (EPSRC, 2008 ~ 2011)

o    Robust Bimodal Person Identification for Mobile Devices (PhD Studentship funded by Intel, 2008 ~ 2011)

o    SHARES - System-on-chip Heterogeneous Architecture Recognition Engine for Speech (EPSRC, 2006 ~ 2009)

o    Integrating Noise and Unified Speech Models for Communication on Mobile Devices in Noisy Environments (EPSRC, in collaboration with Brunel, Southampton and East Anglia Universities , 2003 ~ 2006)

o    Telephonic speech study (funded by the UK Government, 2005 ~ 2006)

o    Robust Speaker Recognition in Noisy Conditions - A Feasibility Study (EPSRC, in collaboration with Forensic Science Service, Forensic Science Agency Northern Ireland, First Trust Bank, and Bluechip Technologies, 2004 ~ 2005)

o    Probabilistic Union Model for Recognition of Partially Corrupted Speech (EPSRC, 2000 ~ 2003)

o    Development of Noise-Robust Speech Recognition Systems (funded by Bluechip Technologies , 2001 ~ 2003)

o    Modeling Voice, Accent and Emotion in Text to Speech Synthesis (EPSRC, 2000 ~ 2003)

o    TCS Programme No 3191 (with Bluechip Technologies, 2000 ~ 2002)

o    Comparison of Human and Statistical Language Model Performance (EPSRC, 1997 ~ 1998)

o    Development and Integration of Statistical Speech and Language Models (EPSRC, 1996 ~ 1999)

o    International Exchange Fellowship (QUB, 2005 ~ 2006)

Publications

Please click here for a list of my publications.