Dr Anton Ragni

Lecturer in Speech and Language Technologies
Seminar Organiser

Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 1925
Email: a.ragni@sheffield.ac.uk

Profile

Biography

Dr Anton Ragni is a Lecturer in Speech and Language Processing in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sheffield.

He graduated with BEng and MEng degrees in Information Technology from the University of Tartu, Estonia, in 2005 and 2007 respectively. He was awarded his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2013.

From 2005 to 2008, he underwent graduate training at the Nordic Graduate School of Language Technology and from 2007 to 2008, he was an intern in the Speech Technology Group, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, UK. From 2013 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019, he was a Research Associate and Senior Research Associate, respectively, in Speech Processing at the University of Cambridge.

His current research interest focuses on machine learning approaches for speech and language processing.

He is a member of IEEE, ISCA and a regular reviewer of major speech and machine learning journals and conferences.

Since 2016, he has been an Officer of ISCA Special Interest Group on Machine Learning in Speech and Language Processing. He received the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE Workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding for his paper “Generative kernels for noise robust ASR” co-authored with M. J. F. Gales in 2011.

Research

Research

Dr Anton Ragni's research interests include:

  • Core automatic speech recognition
  • Efficient and expressive speech synthesis
  • Spoken Language Translation
  • Information Retrieval
  • Conversation Modelling
Grants

Grants

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