Listen

I am a male mammal. My base pair sequence contains adenine, thymine, guanine, and cytosine. At the sub-atomic level, I am almost entirely empty space. I have not come unstuck in time.

Below is some additional information about me.

Education

Ph.D - Computer Science, University of Toronto - 2011
Advisor: Graeme Hirst
  • Thesis : Production knowledge in the recognition of dysarthric speech
  • See my research page.
M.Eng - Electrical & Computer Engineering, McGill University - 2006
Advisor: Jeremy Cooperstock
  • Honours Thesis : CLAVIUS: Understanding Language Understanding in Multimodal Interaction
  • Final GPA : 4.0/4.0
  • Member : Centre for Intelligent Machines
B.Sc - Computer Science, Concordia University - 2003
Advisor: Sabine Bergler
  • Minor : Mathematics and Statistics
  • Honours Thesis : Experiments and Analysis in Cross-Document NP-Coreference
  • Commendations : Graduated with Honours, Great Distinction
  • Member : Institute for Cooperative Education

Books

[B1]Rudzicz, F. (2016) Clear speech: technologies that enable the expression and reception of language, Synthesis Lectures on Assistive, Rehabilitative, and Health-Preserving Technologies, Vol. 5, No. 1, Pages 1-103, Morgan & Claypool.

Invited papers

[I3]Rudzicz, F. (2016) Toward Dementia Diagnosis via Artificial Intelligence. Today's Geriatric Medicine, 9(2):8, March
[I2]Livescu, K., Rudzicz, F., Fosler-Lussier, E., Hasegawa-Johnson, M., Bilmes, J. (2016) Speech Production in Speech Technologies: Introduction to the CSL Special Issue. Computer Speech & Language, 36:165-172, March
[I1]Christensen, H., Rudzicz, F., Portet, F., Alexandersson, J. (2015) Perspectives on Speech and Language Interaction for Daily Assistive Technology: Introduction to Part 1 of the Special Issue. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS), 6(3), June

Journals

[J27] Orozco-Arroyave JR, Vasquez-Correa JC, Vargas-Bonilla JF, Arora R, Dehak N, Nidadavolu PS, Christensen H, Rudzicz F, Yancheva M, Chinaei H, Vann A, Vogler N, Bocklet T, Cernak M, Hannink J, Noth E (accepted) NeuroSpeech: An open-source software for Parkinson's speech analysis, Digital Signal Processing.
[J26] Abdalla M, Rudzicz F, Hirst G (accepted) Rhetorical structure and Alzheimer's disease, Aphasiology.
[J25] Shokrollahi M, Rudzicz F, Vena D, Bradley DT, Yadollahi A. (accepted)A Novel Approach for Acoustic Estimation of Neck Fluid Volume between Men and Women, Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing.
[J24] Cernak M, Orozco-Arroyave JR, Rudzicz F, Christensen H, Nöth E, Vasquez-Correa, JC (2017) Characterisation of voice quality of Parkinson's disease using differential phonological posterior features, Computer Speech & Language, 46:196-208.
[J23]Ethayarajh, K, Rudzicz, F (2017) The Effect of Photoperiod on the Mood of Reddit Users. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 20(4):238-245, April.
[J22]Chinaei, H, Danks, A, Mehta, T, Chan-Currie, L, Lin, H, Rudzicz, F (2017) Identifying and avoiding confusion in dialogue with people with Alzheimer's disease. Computational Linguistics, 43(2):377-406.
[J21]Rudzicz, F., Frydenlund, A., Robertson, S., Thaine, P. (2016) Acoustic-articulatory relationships and inversion in sum-product and deep-belief networks. Speech Communication, 79:61-73, May .
[J20]Ghassabeh, Y.A., Rudzicz, F., (2016) The mean shift algorithm and its relation to kernel regression. Information Sciences, 348:198-208..
[J19]Multani, N., Rudzicz, F., Wong, W.Y.S., Namasivayam, A.K., Van Lieshout, P. (2016) Random item generation is affected by age. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research 59:1172-1178. .
[J18] Ghassabeh, Y.A., Rudzicz, F., Moghaddam, H.A. (2016) Fast adaptive algorithms for optimal feature extraction from Gaussian data Pattern Recognition Letters, 70:73-79 .
[J17] Ben-David, B., Multani, N., Shakuf, V., Rudzicz, F., Van Lieshout, P. (2016) Prosody and Semantics are Separate but not Separable Channels in the Perception of Emotional Speech: Test of Rating of Emotions in Speech (T-RES). Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.
[J16] Sattar, F., Rudzicz, F. (2016) Principal differential analysis for detection of bilabial closure gestures from articulatory data. Computer Speech and Language, 36:294-306.
[J15] Fraser, K., Meltzer, J.A., Rudzicz, F. (2015) Linguistic features differentiate Alzheimer's from controls in narrative speech Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 49(3):407-422 .
[J14] Ghassabeh, Y.A., Rudzicz, F. (2015) An Incremental Algorithm for Finding Principal Curves. IET Signal Processing, 9(7):521-528, September.
[J13] Dai, P., Rudzicz, F., Soon, I.Y., Mihailidis, A., Ding, H. (2015) 2D Psychoacoustic modeling of equivalent masking for automatic speech recognition. Signal Processing, 115:9-19, October.
[J12] Rudzicz, F., Wang, R., Begum, M., Mihailidis, A. (2015) Speech interaction with personal assistive robots supporting aging-at-home for individuals with Alzheimer's disease. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, 7(2). (invited talk)
[J11]Ho, S.-S., Dai, P., Rudzicz, F. (2015) Manifold learning for embedding multivariate variable-length sequences with an application to similarity search. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, 27(6):1333-1344
[J10]Dai, P., Ho, S.-S., Rudzicz, F. (2015). Sequential behavior prediction based on hybrid similarity and cross-user activity transfer. Knowledge-Based Systems, 77:29-39.
[J9]Ghassabeh, Y.A., Rudzicz, F., Moghaddam, H.A. (2015). Fast incremental LDA feature extraction. Pattern Recognition, 48(6):1999-2012, June.
[J8]Namasivayam A.K., Pukonen, M., Goshulak, D., Hard, J., Rudzicz, F., Rietveld, T., Maassen, B., Kroll, R., Van Lieshout, P.H.H.M. (2015). Treatment intensity and childhood apraxia of speech. International Journal of Language Communication Disorders, 50(4):529-546, July.
[J7]Ghassabeh, Y.A., Rudzicz, F. (2014) Noisy source vector quantization using kernel regression. In IEEE Transactions on Communications, 62(11):3825-3834.
[J6]Yadollahi, A., Rudzicz, F., Mahallati, S., Coimbra, M., Bradley, T.D. (2014) Acoustic estimation of neck fluid volume. In Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 42(10):2132-2142.
[J5]Rudzicz, F. (2013) Adjusting dysarthric speech signals to be more intelligible. in Computer Speech and Language, 27(6):1163-1177, September.
[J4]Rudzicz, F., Hirst, G., Van Lieshout, P. (2012) Vocal tract representation in the recognition of cerebral palsied speech. in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 55(4):1190-1207, August. DATA
[J3]Rudzicz, F., Namasivayam, A.K., Wolff, T. (2012) The TORGO database of acoustic and articulatory speech from speakers with dysarthria. in Language Resources and Evaluation, 46(4), pages 523--541. DATA
[J2]Rudzicz, F. (2012) Using articulatory likelihoods in the recognition of dysarthric speech. in Speech Communication, 54(3), March, pages 430--444. DATA
[J1]Rudzicz, F. (2011) Articulatory knowledge in the recognition of dysarthric speech. in IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, 19(4), May, pages 947--960. DATA

Refereed conferences and workshops

[C55]Shen JH, Rudzicz F (2017) Detecting Anxiety through Reddit. In proceedings of CLPsych at ACL2017.
[C54]Cernak, M., Noeth, E., Rudzicz, F., Christensen, H., Orozco-Arroyave, J.R., Arora, R., Bocklet, T., Chinaei, H., Hannink, J., Nidadavolu, P.S., Vasquez, J.C., Yancheva, M., Vann, A., Vogler, N. (2017) On the impact of non-modal phonation on phonological features. In proceedings of ICASSP 2017.
[C53]Vasquez-Correa, J.C., Orozco-Arroyave, J.R., Arora, R., Noeth, E., Dehak, N., Christensen, H., Rudzicz, F., Bocklet, T., Cernak, M., Chinaei, H., Hannick, J., Nidadavolu, P.S., Yancheva, M., Vann, A., Vogler, N. (2017) Multi-view representation learning via GCCA for multimodal analysis of Parkinson's disease. In proceedings of ICASSP 2017.
[C52]Kim, S.W., Rudzicz, F. (2016) Combining word prediction and r-ary Huffman coding for text entry. In proceedings of the Seventh Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT2016) at Interspeech 2016.
[C51] Green, P., Marxer, R., Cunningham, S., Christensen, H., Rudzicz, F., Yancheva, M., Coy, A., Malavasi, M., Desideri, L., Tamburini, F. (2016) CloudCAST - Remote Speech Technology for Speech Professionals. In Proceedings of Interspeech 2016.
[C50]Zhou, L., Fraser, K. Rudzicz, F. (2016) Speech recognition in Alzheimer's disease and in its assessment. In Proceedings of Interspeech 2016.
[C49]Yancheva, M., Rudzicz, F. (2016) Vector-space topic models for detecting Alzheimer's disease. In Proceedings of the annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL16).
[C48]Shokrollahi, M., Saha, S., Mohammadabadi, P.H., Rudzicz, F., Yadollahi, A. (2016) Automatic Snoring Sound Detection from Respiratory Signal. In Proceedings of the 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.
[C47]Fraser, K., Rudzicz, F., Hirst, G. (2016) Detecting late-life depression in Alzheimer's disease through analysis of speech and language. In Proceedings of the Third Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology Workshop (CLPsych) at NAACL.
[C46]Green, P., Marxer, R., Cunningham, S., Christensen, H., Rudzicz, F., Yancheva, M., Coy, A., Malavasi, M., Desideri, L. (2015) Remote Speech Technology for Speech Professionals - the CloudCAST initiative. In Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies at Interspeech 2015.
[C45]Oue, S., Marxer, R., Rudzicz, F. (2015) Automatic dysfluency detection in dysarthric speech using deep belief networks. In Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies at Interspeech 2015.
[C44]Yancheva, M., Fraser, K., Rudzicz, F. (2015) Using linguistic features longitudinally to predict clinical scores for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. In Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies at Interspeech 2015.
[C43]Francois-Nienaber, A., Meltzer, J.A., Rudzicz, F. (2015) Lateralization in emotional speech perception following transcranial direct current stimulation. In Proceedings of Interspeech 2015.
[C42]Parisotto, E., Ghassabeh, Y.A., MacDonald, M.J., Cozma, A., Pang, E.W., Rudzicz, F. (2015) Automatic identification of received language in MEG. In Proceedings of Interspeech 2015.
[C41]Zeller, F., Harris Smith, D., Duong, J.A., Alanna, M., Bagheri, E., Rudzicz, F. (2015) Social media in human-robot-interaction. In Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Media & Society.
[C40]Frydenlund, A., Rudzicz, F. (2015) Emotional affect estimation using video and EEG data in deep neural networks. In Proceedings of Canadian AI 2015.
[C39]Parisotto, E., Ghassabeh, Y.A., Freydoonnejad, S., Rudzicz, F. (2015) EEG dimensionality reduction in automatic identification of synonymy. In Proceedings of ICASSP 2015.
[C38]Zhao, S., Rudzicz, F. (2015) Classifying phonological categories in imagined and articulated speech. In Proceedings of ICASSP 2015. DATA
[C37]Zhao, S., Rudzicz, F. (2014) Combining different modalities in classifying phonological categories. In Proceedings of MLINI2014, NIPS workshop on machine learning and interpretation in neuroimaging, Montreal Canada.
[C36]Rudzicz, F., Chan-Currie, L., Danks, A., Mehta, T., Zhao, S. (2014) Automatically identifying trouble-indicating speech behaviors in Alzheimer's disease. In Proceedings of ACM ASSETS, Rochester NY.
[C35]Rudzicz, F., Wang, R., Begum, M., Mihailidis, A. (2014) Speech recognition in Alzheimer's disease with personal assistive robots. In proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT2014) at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2014), 26 June, Baltimore USA.
[C34]Zhao, S., Rudzicz, F., Carvalho, L.G., Márquez-Chin, C., Livingstone, S. (2014) Automatic detection of expressed emotion in Parkinson's disease. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP14), 4--9 May, Firenze Italy.
[C33]Alshaer, H., Pandya, A., Bradley, T.D., Rudzicz, F. (2014) Subject independent identification of breath sounds components using multiple classifiers. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP14), 4--9 May, Firenze Italy.
[C32]Fraser, K., Rudzicz, F., Rochon, E. (2013) Using text and acoustic features to diagnose progressive aphasia and its subtypes. Proceedings of Interspeech 2013, pp. 2177-2181, 25--29 August, Lyon France. .
[C31]Fraser, K., Rudzicz, F., Graham, N., Rochon, E. (2013) Automatic speech recognition in the diagnosis of primary progressive aphasia. In proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT2013), 21--22 August, Grenoble France.
[C30]Yancheva, M., Rudzicz, F. (2013) Automatic detection of deception in child-produced speech using syntactic complexity features. Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2013), 4--9 August, Sofia Bulgaria.
[C29]Yadollahi, A., Rudzicz, F., Montazeri, A., Bradley, T.D. (2013) Variations in respiratory sounds in relation to fluid accumulation in the upper airways. Proceedings of the 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 3--7 July, Osaka Japan.
[C28]Alshaer, H., Rudzicz, F., Falk, T.H., Tseng, W.-H., Bradley, T.D. (2013) Classification of vibratory patterns of the upper airway during sleep. Proceedings of the 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 3--7 July, Osaka Japan.
[C27]Neufeld, C., Craioveanu, R., Rudzicz, F., Wong, W., Van Lieshout, P. (2012) Perceptually induced speech motor representations. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Imitation and Convergence in Speech, 3-5 September, Aix-en-Provence France.
[C26]Wang, J., Samal, A., Green, J.R., Rudzicz, F. (2012) Whole-Word Recognition from Articulatory Movements for Silent Speech Interfaces. Proceedings of Interspeech 2012, September 9--13, Portland Oregon.
[C25]Rudzicz, F., Wilson, R., Mihailidis, A., Rochon, E., Léonard, C. (2012) Communication strategies for a computerized caregiver for individuals with Alzheimer's disease. In proceedings of the Third Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT2012) at the 13th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL 2012), 8 June, Montreal Canada.
[C24]Wang, J., Samal, A., Green, J.R., Rudzicz, F. (2012) Sentence recognition from articulatory movements for silent speech interfaces. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP12), March 25--30, Kyoto, Japan.
[C23]Mengistu, K., Rudzicz, F., and Falk, T. (2011) Using acoustic measures to predict automatic speech recognition performance for dysarthric speakers. in proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications at INTERSPEECH 2011, August, Firenze Italy.
[C22] Rudzicz, F. (2011) Acoustic transformations to improve the intelligibility of dysarthric speech. in proceedings of the Second Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT2011) at the ACL Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP2011), 30 July, Edinburgh Scotland.
[C21] Namasivayam, A.K., van Lieshout, P., Kroll, R., Le, J., Rudzicz, F. (2011) Voice onset self-monitoring and evaluation skills in persons who stutter. Proceedings of the 2011 International Speech Production Seminar (ISSP11), June 20--23, Montreal Canada.
[C20] Mengistu, K.T., Rudzicz, F. (2011) Comparing humans and automatic speech recognition systems in recognizing dysarthric speech. Proceedings of the Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, May 25--27, St. John's Canada.
[C19] Mengistu, K.T., Rudzicz, F. (2011) Adapting acoustic and lexical models to dysarthric speech. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP11), May 22--27, Prague, Czech Republic.
[C18] Rudzicz, F. (2010) Learning mixed acoustic/articulatory models for disabled speech. Proceedings of the Workshop on Machine Learning for Assistive Technologies at the twenty-fourth annual conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2010), pages 70--78, December, Whistler, British Columbia.
[C17] Reimer, M., Rudzicz, F. (2010) Identifying articulatory goals from kinematic data using principal differential analysis. Proceedings of Interspeech 2010, pages 1608--1611, September 26-30, Makuhari Japan.
[C16] Rudzicz, F. (2010) Correcting errors in speech recognition with articulatory dynamics. Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2010), pages 60--68, July 11-16, Uppsala Sweden.
[C15] Rudzicz, F. (2010) Towards a noisy-channel model of dysarthria in speech recognition. Proceedings of the First Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT) at the 11th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL 2010), June 2-6, Los Angeles California, pages 80--88.
[C14] Rudzicz, F. (2010) Adaptive kernel canonical correlation analysis for estimation of task dynamics from acoustics. Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP'10), March 14-19, Dallas, Texas.
[C13]Zhu, X., Penn, G., Rudzicz, F. (2009) Summarizing multiple spoken documents: finding evidence from untranscribed audio. Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the 47th Annual Meeting of the ACL and the 4th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing of the AFNLP, August 2009, pp. 549--557, Suntec, Singapore.
[C12]Rudzicz, F. (2009) Applying Discretized Articulatory Knowledge to Dysarthric Speech. Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP'09), April 19-24, Taipei, Taiwan.
[C11]Rudzicz, F. (2009) Phonological Features in Discriminative Classification of Dysarthric Speech. Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP'09), April 19-24, Taipei, Taiwan.
[C10]Rudzicz, F., van Lieshout, P., Hirst, G., Penn, G., Shein, F., Wolff, T. (2008) Towards a Comparative Database of Dysarthric Articulation. Proceedings of the International Speech Production Seminar (ISSP08), December 8-12, Strasbourg France.
[C9] Kazemian, S., Rudzicz, F., Penn, G., Munteanu, C. (2008) A Critical Assessment of Spoken Utterance Retrieval through Approximate Lattice Representations. Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval (MIR2008), October 30-31, Vancouver Canada.
[C8]Rudzicz, F., (2007) Comparing Speaker-Dependent and Speaker-Adaptive Acoustic Models for Recognizing Dysarthric Speech. Proceedings of Ninth International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '07), October 15-17 2007, Tempe USA.
[C7]Rudzicz, F., (2006) Clavius: Bi-Directional Parsing for Generic Multimodal Interaction. Proceedings of COLING-ACL 2006, July 17-21 2006, Sydney Australia.
[C6] Rudzicz, F., (2006) Clavius: Bi-Directional Parsing of Multimodal Semantic Structures. (accepted). AAAI-06, July 16-20, 2006, Boston USA.
[C5] Rudzicz, F., (2006) Put a Grammar Here: Bi-Directional Parsing in Multimodal Interaction. Proceedings of the CHI 2006 Extended Abstracts, Montréal, Québec.
[C4] Boussemart, Y., Rioux, F., Rudzicz, F., Wozniewski, M., Cooperstock, J. (2004) A Framework for 3D Visualisation and Manipulation in an Immersive Space using an Untethered Bimanual Gestural Interface. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, Hong Kong.
[C3] Rioux, F., Rudzicz, F., Wozniewski, M. (2004) Palettes transparentes hybrides appliquées aux environnements immersifs. Proceedings of the 16th Conférence Francophone sur l'Interaction Homme-Machine, Namur, Belgium.
[C2] Rioux, F., Rudzicz, F., Wozniewski, M. (2004) The Modellers' Apprentice - The Toolglass Metaphor in an Immersive Environment. Proceedings of the 18th British HCI Group Annual Conference, Leeds, UK.
[C1]Bergler, S., Witte, R., Khalife, M., Li, Z. and Rudzicz, F. (2003) Using Knowledge-poor Coreference Resolution for Text Summarization. HLT-NAACL 2003 Text Summarization Workshop (DUC 03), Edmonton AB, Canada.

Theses, Technical Reports, Abstracts, and Databases

  1. Konig A, Rudzicz F, Fraser KC, Kaufman L, Alexandersson J, Linz N, Troger J, Wolters M, Bremond F, Robert P (2017) Early Detection of Cognitive Disorders Such As Dementia on the Basis of Speech Analysis - a Cross-Linguistic Comparison of Speech Features. Proceedings of AAIC2017.
  2. Korcovelos EA, Fraser KC, Meltzer J, Hirst, G, Rudzicz F (2017) Studying Neurodegeneration with Automated Linguistic Analysis of Speech Data. Proceedings of AAIC2017
  3. Rudzicz F, Raimondo S, Pou-Prom C (2017) Ludwig: A Conversational Robot for People with Alzheimer's. Proceedings of AAIC2017.
  4. Boger J, Rudzicz F, Chinaei H, Jónasdóttir K, Wambua, M, Polgar J (2017) CARE-RATE: Initial development of an artificially intelligent online tool for connecting caregivers to relevant support. RESNA2017
  5. Rudzicz, F., Polgar, J. (2016) An online resource for caregivers of persons with dementia. Gerontechnology (ISG2016).
  6. Raimondo, S., Rudzicz, F. (2016) Sex, drugs, and violence. arxiv.org
  7. Rudzicz, F. (2016) Speech interaction with personal assistive robots in the home for people with Alzheimer's disease. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the CAG
  8. Multani, M., Rudzicz, F., Tartaglia, M.C. (2016) Is the progression of neuropsychiatric symptoms similar in early-onset and late-onset Alzheimer's disease? Proceedings of AAIC2016
  9. Wong, S., Chinaei H., Rudzicz, F. (2016) Predicting health inspection results from online restaurant reviews, arXiv.org
  10. Shokrollahi, M., Rudzicz, F., Yadollahi, A. (2016) Sex Specific Variations in Tracheal Sound Features due to Fluid Retention in the Neck, American Thoracic Society, May 2016, San Francisco.
  11. Chinaei, H., Rais-Ghasem, M., Rudzicz, F. (2015) Learning measures of semi-additive behaviour, arXiv.org
  12. Sattar, F., Rudzicz, F., Pwint, M. (accepted) An evolutionary approach for segmentation of noisy speech signals for efficient voice activity detection Artificial Intelligence Research.
  13. Ladly, M., Rudzicz, F., Wright, L., Ludlow, B.A., Jofre, A., Chen, C., Chadha, K. (2015) Postcard Memories: Analysis of preliminary usability studies of a mobile postcard application geared towards older adults with early stage dementia of the Alzheimer's type, Proceedings of Qualitatives 2015.
  14. Pukonen, M., Namasivayam, A.K., Goshulak, D., Rudzicz, F., Maassen, B., & Van Lieshout, P.H.H.M. (2013). An Evidence Based Care Pathway for Preschool Children with Motor Speech Disorders. Seminar at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, USA (November 14-16).
  15. Namasivayam, A., Kroll, R., Pukonen, M., Goshulak, D., Van Lieshout, P., Maassen, B., Rietveld, T., Rudzicz, F. (2013) Motor Speech Research Study..
  16. Rudzicz, F., Hirst, G., van Lieshout, P., Penn, G., Shein, F., Namasivayam, A., Wolff, T. (2012) TORGO Database of Dysarthric Articulation
  17. Ben-David, B.M., Multani, N., Durham, N. A.-M., Rudzicz, F., Van Lieshout, P.H.M.M. (2011) T-RES: test of rating of emotions in speech: interaction of affective cues expressed in lexical content and prosody of spoken sentences. Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics (Fechner Day 2011), pp. 391-396.
  18. Rudzicz, F. (2011) Production knowledge in the recognition of dysarthric speech. Doctor of Philosophy, University of Toronto.
  19. Rudzicz, F. (2006) CLAVIUS: Understanding Language Understanding in Multimodal Interaction. Master's of Engineering Thesis, McGill University.
  20. Rudzicz, F. (2004) Discriminative Training of Language Models in the CMU Sphinx Framework: Experiments and Analysis. Technical report for ECSE-523, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University.
  21. Rudzicz, F. (2003) ALICE: A Line-based Coordinate Estimator: Towards a More Robust Soccer Robot. Technical report for ECSE-494, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University.
  22. Rudzicz, F. (2003) Experiments and Analysis in Cross-Document NP-Coreference. Honours Thesis, Concordia University.
  23. Rudzicz, F. (2003) Cross-Document NP Coreference: Shallow Syntactic Heuristics vs. Probabilistic Networks. Technical Report, CLaC Labs.
  24. Rudzicz, F. (2003) Fuzzy Pronominal Coreference: Two Approaches. Technical Report, CLaC Labs.
  25. Rudzicz, F. (2002) Towards Reliable Intra-Text NP-Coreference in ERS: A Practical Implementation of a Rule-based Approach. Technical report for NSERC USRA.
  • Kara One: Multimodal database of imagined and articulated speech recorded with electroencephalography (EEG), video face tracking, and speech acoustics during phonologically-relevant language tasks. 14 participants, 24 GB.
  • TORGO: Acoustic-articulatory database of people with and without dysarthria caused by cerebral palsy. Articulatory data from AG500 electromagnetic articulography. 8 participants with dysarthria, 7 without, 18 GB.

Patents

  • System and method for acoustic transformation - US 2014/0195227 (78053/00002), WO 2013/013319 (PCT CA2012/050502) - initial submission 25 July 2011.
  • Acoustic neck fluid volume assessment system and method - PCT CA2014/050627 - initial submission 2 July 2014.
  • Acoustic system and method for performing pharyngeal and/or airway assessments - US62/020,010 - initial submission 2 July 2014.

Professional History

Scientist - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Toronto, ON - Sep 2012 - current
  • Technical advisory board, VoxLink
Assistant professor (status) - Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON - Sep 2012 - current
  • Director, Signal Processing and Oral Communication lab (SPOClab).
  • Associate member, School of Graduate Studies.
  • Associate member, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute (formerly GDRS).
  • Member, Collaborative Program in Neuroscience.
  • Member, Toronto Dementia Research Alliance.
  • Sessional Lecturer II (early promotion).
Visiting Scholar - Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering
Baltimore MD, USA - Summer 2016
Co-founder and President - WinterLight Labs Incorporated
Toronto, ON - Sep 2015 - current
Founder and CEO - Thotra Incorporated
Toronto, ON - Sep 2011 - current
Research intern - Quillsoft Ltd., Bloorview Kids Rehab
Toronto, ON - Jan 2009 - Sep 2009
  • Transformation-based machine learning for word- and phrase-prediction in accessibility software.
  • Human-computer interaction for accessibility software.
Research assistant - Centre for Intelligent Machines, McGill University
Montréal, QC - Jan 2004 - May 2006
  • Designed, implemented and documented specialized POSIX-compliant file system.
  • Designed, implemented and conducted experiments measuring human behaviour in 3D immersive environments.
  • System administration and support for Linux lab machines.
  • Implemented specialized acoustic echo cancellation library.
Research assistant / Sys admin - CLaC Labs, Concordia University
Montréal, QC - Jan 2001 - Dec 2003
  • Implemented Java-based infrastructure and heuristic components for NL text summarizer, including experiments and publication.
  • Designed and documented heuristics for cross-document entity coreference from analysis of corpora.
  • System administration and support for Linux and Windows lab machines.
Speech science - Scansoft Inc.
Boston, USA - Summer 2003
  • Designed, implemented, and analyzed discriminative training algorithms for proprietary language models, with documentation.
  • Deployed and analyzed web-based speech applications with Apache.
  • Wrote maintenance and analysis scripts for speech databases in Perl and MySQL.
  • Performed recognizer and international languages regression analysis, with documentation.
Speech science - SpeechWorks Inc.
Montréal, QC - Jan 2001 - Aug 2001
  • Implemented program to perform acoustic, language and lexical model training for international spoken languages.
  • Designed telephony-based speech applications.

Teaching

  • C4M, Computing for Medicine (Toronto) - Natural language processing in clinical medicine - Seminar - Fall 2017
  • CSC 401/2511 (Toronto) - Natural Language Computing - Instructor - Spring 2017
  • C4M, Computing for Medicine (Toronto) - Natural language processing in clinical medicine - Seminar - Fall 2016
  • CSC 490/2600 (Toronto) - Artificial intelligence in clinical medicine - Instructor - Fall 2016
  • CSC 401/2511 (Toronto) - Natural Language Computing - Instructor - Spring 2016
  • CSC 485/2501 (Toronto) - Computational Linguistics - Instructor - Fall 2015
  • CSC 401/2511 (Toronto) - Natural Language Computing - Instructor - Spring 2015
  • CSC 2518 (Toronto) - Spoken Languge Processing - Instructor - Fall 2014
  • CSC 401/2511 (Toronto) - Natural Language Computing - Instructor - Spring 2014
  • CSC 401/2511 (Toronto) - Natural Language Computing - Instructor - Spring 2013
  • CSC 401/2511 (Toronto) - Natural Language Computing - Instructor - Spring 2012
  • CSC 401/2511 (Toronto) - Natural Language Computing - Instructor - Spring 2011
  • CSC 108 (Toronto) - Introduction to Computer Programming - TA - Summer 2010
  • CSC 401 (Toronto) - Natural Language Computing - TA - Spring 2010
  • CSC 401/2511 (Toronto) - Natural Language Computing - TA - Spring 2009
  • CSC 108 (Toronto) - Introduction to Computer Programming - TA - Fall 2008
  • CSC 190 (Toronto) - Computer Algorithms, Data Structures and Languages - TA - Winter 2007
  • ECSE 526 (McGill) - Artificial Intelligence - TA - Winter 2006
  • ECSE 424 (McGill) - Human Computer Interaction - TA - Winter 2006
  • COMP 472 (Concordia) - Artificial Intelligence - TA - Winter 2003
  • COMP 472 (Concordia) - Artificial Intelligence - TA - Fall 2002
  • COMP 472 (Concordia) - Artificial Intelligence - TA - Summer 2002
  • COMP 472 (Concordia) - Artificial Intelligence - TA - Winter 2002

Supervision (alphabetical order)

Current

Postdoctoral
  • Zeinab Noorian - 2017-present - postdoctoral fellow
Graduate
  • Mohamed Abdalla - 2016-present - MSc (with Graeme Hirst)
  • Matt Arnold - 2017-present - MScAC (with Knote)
  • Cole Boudreau - 2017-present - MScAC (with Knote)
  • Akshay Budhkar - 2017-present - MSc
  • Willie Chang - 2017-present - MScAC (with Synervoz)
  • Colt Chapin - 2017-present - MScAC (with Knote)
  • Arvid Frydenlund - 2013-present - PhD student (primary advisor, Rich Zemel: co-advisor)
  • Serena Jeblee - 2016-present - PhD (with Graeme Hirst)
  • Mete Kemertas - 2017-present - MScAC (with Tealbook)
  • Demetres Kostas - 2016-present - MSc
  • Rafael Lacerda - 2017-present - MScAC (with ROSS)
  • Bai Li - 2017-present - MSc
  • Daniyal Liaqat - 2016-present - PhD (with Eyal de Lara)
  • Chloe Pou-Prom - 2016-present - MSc
  • Stefania Raimondo - 2015-present - MSc student
  • Alborz Rezazadeh - 2015-present - PhD student (committee member, Tom Chau: advisor)
  • Simrandeep Singh - 2017-present - MScAC (with ScotiaBank)
  • Muuo Wambua - 2016-present - MSc (with Graeme Hirst)
  • Lee Hao-Wei - 2017-present - MScAC (with ROSS)
Undergraduate
  • Wilson Huang - 2017-present - engineering science undergraduate thesis
  • Amanjit Kainth - 2017-present - undergraduate course project
Research assistant
  • Theresa Ma - 2017 - summer RA

Alumni

Postdoctoral
  • Jana Besser - 2013-2014 - postdoctoral fellow / research associate; moved on to Phonak.
  • Jennifer Boger - 2016 - postdoctoral fellow; moved on to faculty position at the University of Waterloo
  • Hamidreza Chinaei - 2014-present - postdoctoral fellow
  • Peng Dai - 2014 - postdoctoral fellow (primary advisor, Alex Mihailidis: co-advisor); moved on to the University of Western Ontario.
  • Youness Aliyari Ghassabeh - 2014-2015 - postdoctoral fellow; moved on to Bank of Montreal
  • Steven Livingstone - 2014-2015 - postdoctoral fellow; moved on to McMaster University, then faculty position at University of Wisconsin.
  • Ricard Marxer - 2015 - postdoctoral fellow (co-advisor with Phil Green, University of Sheffield)
  • Farook Sattar - 2014 - affiliate scientist
  • Mehrnaz Shokrollahi - 2015-2016 - Mitacs postdoctoral fellow (primary advisor; Azadeh Yadollahi co-advisor)
Graduate
  • Eda Doko - 2016 - MASc (with Kira Systems)
  • Abraham Escalante - 2016 - MASc (with Caseware)
  • Kathleen Fraser - 2013-2016 - PhD student (committee member, Graeme Hirst and Jed Meltzer: co-advisors)
  • Syed Rizwan Gilani - 2016-present - MASc (with Amazon)
  • Craig Hagerman - 2014 - MASc thesis
  • Alexander Halliwushka - 2016 - MASc (with Ubisoft)
  • Navdeep Jaitly - 2013-2014 - PhD student (committee member, Geoff Hinton: Advisor); moved on to Google.
  • Thomas LaMantia - 2016 - MASc (with Caseware)
  • Yunpeng Li - 2016 - MI student (2nd reader; advisor: Kelly Lyons)
  • Rachel Twiss - 2015 - MASc student
  • Maria Yancheva - 2014-2016 - MSc student
  • Kevin Yang - 2015-2016 - MHSc student (committee member, Teodor Grantcharov: advisor)
  • Liu Yang - 2016 - MASc (with Meta)
  • Shunan Zhao - 2013-2015 - MSc student
Undergraduate
  • Mohamed Abdalla - 2015 - undergraduate course project
  • Pedram Adibi - 2014 - summer course project
  • Cristian Caloian - 2013 - undergraduate course project
  • Francisco Canas - 2015 - undergraduate course project
  • Viviane Catini - 2016 - Science Without Borders student
  • Oscar Chen - 2015 - NSERC USRA (co-advised with Sheila McIlraith)
  • Leonardo Gonzaga Carvalho - 2013 - undergraduate intern
  • Alex Chen - 2013 - undergraduate summer student (co-supervised with Alex Mihailidis
  • Marina Coimbra - 2013 - undergraduate intern
  • Leila Chan Currie - 2014 - undergraduate course project
  • Andrew Danks - 2013-present - undergraduate course project
  • Kawin Ethayarajh - 2016-2017 - undergraduate course project, then undergraduate thesis
  • Syed Farooq - 2015-2016 - engineering science undergraduate thesis
  • Hengwei Guo - 2015 - UTRECS
  • Kevin Hugh - 2017 - undergraduate course project
  • Rui Janson - 2016-present - engineering science undergraduate thesis
  • Seung-Wook Kim - 2015 - undergraduate course project
  • Ellen Korcovelos - 2016-2017 - Fulbright scholar (with Graeme Hirst)
  • Siamak Freydoonnejad - 2014 - undergraduate course project
  • Eigo Kawatani - 2012 - undergraduate course project (co-supervised with Gerald Penn)
  • Hubert Lin - 2015 - NSERC USRA (co-advised with Sheila McIlraith)
  • Soumendu Majee - 2013 - Mitacs Globalink summer student
  • Tejas Mehta - 2013-2014 - undergraduate research, engineerign science undergraduate thesis
  • Emilio Parisotto - 2014 - undergraduate course project
  • Stefania Raimondo - 2014-2015 - engineering science undergraduate thesis
  • Jan S. Rudy - 2013 - undergraduate summer student
  • Rafael Ruggi - 2014 - exchange student
  • Diego Santos - 2014 - exchange student
  • Judy Han Shen - 2016-present - engineering science undergraduate thesis (moved on to MIT)
  • Ealona Shmoel - 2015 - undergraduate course project
  • Yixin Wang - 2014 - summer exchange student
  • Giorgia Willits - 2014 - summer exchange student (UC Berkeley)
  • Maria Yancheva - 2012-2013 - engineering science undergraduate thesis
  • Chen Ying - 2016 - Mitacs Globalink summer student
  • Luke Zhou - 2015 - NSERC USRA + two undergraduate course projects
Research assistant
  • Jorge Andres Gomez Garcia - 2015-2016 - visiting scholar (PhD student at Technical University of Madrid)
  • Peyman Hadi - 2014-2015 - research assistant (co-advisor, with Azadeh Yadollahi)
  • Fiona Hobler - 2013-2014 - research assistant
  • Liam Kaufman - 2015-2016 - research associate
  • Aman Montazeri - 2012-2013 - research assistant
  • Selvana Morcos - 2014 - research assistant
  • Angela Ning Ye - 2017 - summer RA
  • Hoda Zare - 2015 - research assistant

External examiner

  • Vanessa Wei Feng (Computer Science PhD, 2014)
  • Abdel-Rahman Mohammed (Computer Science PhD, 2014)
  • Helia Mohammadi (Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD, 2014)
  • Amanda Chou (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering MASc, 2015)
  • Libby Barak (Computer Science PhD, 2016)
  • Tong Wang (Computer Science PhD, 2016)
  • Mansoor Pevaiz - 2016-present - PhD (committee, Rupal Patel: advisor (Northeastern University))

Invited talks and panels

(excluding talks at home research groups or those associated with conference publications, guest lectures)
  • Seminar, The Vector Institute - Speech and Language in Healthcare Informatics - Toronto ON, 12 September 2017
  • Invited panelist - IAGG 2017 - Advances in Analytics: Voice recognition, predictive analytics, machine learning - San Francisco CA, 26 July 2017
  • 12th annual Andreae Alzheimer Lecture (the Alzheimer Society) - Invited speaker - Language as a lens into cognition in assessment software - Toronto ON, 19 June 2017
  • Invited talk, Carnegie Mellon University - Invited speaker - Speech and language in healthcare informatics - Pittsburgh PA, 17 February 2017
  • Big-Data and Health - Invited speaker - Language as a lens into cognition in diagnostic software - Tel Aviv, Israel, 24 January 2017
  • International Genetic Epidemiology Society (Big Data Phenotyping: Opportunities, Analytic Challenges, and Solutions) - Invited speaker - Machine learning in clinical medicine - Toronto Ontario, 24 October 2016
  • Applied Machine Learning seminar, Yelp - Invited speaker - Silicon friends for the golden years - San Francisco California, 12 September 2016
  • AGE-WELL/Computer Science joint panel - Moderator/panelist - The robot will see you now - the revolution of artificial intelligence in medicine - Toronto Ontario, 5 April 2016
  • Frontiers in Alzheimer's - Invited speaker - Using artificial intelligence and language to assess cognition - Toronto Ontario, 14 March 2016
  • Inaugural seminar, Data in Medicine series - Invited speaker - Machine learning in pathological speech - Toronto Ontario, 23 November 2015
  • Seminar, Johns Hopkins University - Invited speaker - Deep assessment of pathological speech - Baltimore Maryland, 13 November 2015
  • Seminar (postponed), CNRS Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique - Invited speaker - Silicon friends for the golden years - Paris France, 30 October 2015
  • ASSETS2015 conference, ACM SIGACCESS - Invited speaker - Speech interaction with personal assistive robots supporting aging-at-home for individuals with Alzheimer's disease - Lisbon Portugal, 28 October 2015
  • Seminar, Université de Laval - Invited speaker - Tongues, brains, Cinderella, and robots: Different ways to handle atypical speech - Québec QC, 13 August 2015
  • Seminar, Centre for Intelligent Machines, McGill University - Invited speaker - Tongues, brains, Cinderella, and robots: Different ways to handle atypical speech - Montreal QC, 11 August 2015
  • Annual NICE Knowledge Exchange 2015 - Panelist, Invited speaker - Silicon friends for the golden years - Toronto ON, 28 May 2015
  • Engineering Excellence program, Nuance - Invited speaker - The speaking brain and the listening brain: Classifying received and produced speech in electroencephalography - (telecast) Burlington MA, 19 May 2015
  • Seminar, Spoken Language Systems Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Invited speaker - Tongues, brains, Cinderella, and robots: Different ways to handle atypical speech - Cambridge MA, 18 November 2014
  • Seminar, Interactive Media Lab, University of Toronto - Invited speaker - Tongues, brains, robots, and Cinderella: Different ways to assess atypical speech - Toronto ON, 2014
  • Fifth Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies - Completing the noisy circuit: Systems of feedback in models of dysarthria- Invited speaker - Baltimore USA, 2014
  • Panel on Transcendence and the upcoming AI singularity, University of Toronto - Moderator - Toronto ON, 2014
  • Rehab rounds, Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Toronto - Invited Speaker - Toronto ON, 2013
  • Seminar series, Toyota Technological Institute at the University of Chicago - Invited speaker - Chicago IL, 2013
  • GRAND-NCE Health & Digital Media Workshop - Panelist - Toronto ON, 2013
  • World Social Science Forum - Recognizing and transforming atypical speech signals - Invited speaker/panelist - Montreal Canada, 2013
  • Workshop on Speech Production in Automatic Speech Recognition -
    Completing the noisy circuit: Systems of feedback in models of dysarthria - Invited speaker - Lyon France, 2013
  • Seminar series, University of Sheffield - Invited speaker - Sheffield UK, 2013
  • Exploring Computer Science Day - Invited speaker - Toronto ON, 2012, 2013(x2)
  • Artificial Intelligence seminar series, University of Waterloo - Invited speaker - First, we shape our tools: How to build a better speech recognizer - Waterloo ON, 2012
  • Computer Science seminar series, University of Concordia - Invited speaker - First, we shape our tools: How to build a better speech recognizer - Montreal QC, 2011
  • Bloorview Research Institute symposium - Invited speaker - Towards articulatory-based adaptation in recognition of dysarthric speech- Toronto ON, 2009

Media coverage

Awards

  • Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science Early Researcher Award - Provincial - 2016 - $150,000
  • Winner, Aging2.0 regional chapter pitch competition (with WinterLight) - International - 2016
  • Excellence in Applied Research award from the National Speech-Language & Audiology Canada - National - 2016
  • ISCA Best Student Paper Award (Katie Fraser first author, Interspeech 2013) - International - 2013
  • UofT Computer Science Union Instructor Award (nomination) - Institutional - 2013
  • GRAND Young Network Investigator award - National - 2012 - $5000
  • Ontario Brain Institute Entrepreneur - Provincial - 2012 - $50,000 (declined, to take professorship)
  • Nominee for NSERC Innovation Challenge - National - 2011
  • MITACS Elevate Industrial Fellowship - National - 2011-2012 - $65,000
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship - Provincial - 2009-2010 - $15,000 (declined)
  • MITACS Accelerate Canada award - National - 2009 - $15,000
  • NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral) - National - 2006-2009 - $105,000
  • McGill Majors Fellowship - Institutional - 2006 - ~$30,000 (declined)
  • FQRNT Bourse de Maitrise - Provincial - 2004-2005 - $25,000
  • NSERC undergraduate research award (AI) - National - 2002 - ~$6,000
  • CS graduation awards - Institutional - 2004 - ~$1,200
  • Dean's List - Institutional - 2001-2003

Grants

  • AGE-WELL Catalyst - National - 2017 - $43,765
  • NSERC Research Tools & Instruments - National - 2017 - $16,107
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) (Principal Investigator) - National - 2017-2020 - $648,664
  • NSERC Discovery Frontiers, Digging into Data Challenge - National - 2017-2020 - $100,000
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence Health Technologies Fund (with WinterLight and Revera) - Provincial - 2017 - $94,836
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence SmartStart Seed (with WinterLight) - Provincial - 2016 - $37,416
  • Johns Hopkins Jelinek Summer Workshop - Remote Monitoring of Neurodegeneration through Speech - International - 2016 - TBD
  • AGE-WELL Strategic Investment Program - National - 2016 - $24,675
  • Banting & Best Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Collaboration Fellowship (with WinterLight) - Institutional - 2015 - $10,000
  • Health Innovations Hub (H2I) (PI) - Institutional - 2015-current - TBD
  • AGE-WELL WP2.3 CARE-RATE (Co-PI, with Jan Polgar, University of Western Ontario) - National - 2015-2016 - $281,005
  • OCE VIP I (with iDAPT Somno Inc.) - Developing a wearable device to record physiological signals during sleep - Provincial - 2015 - $20,000
  • NSERC Engage (with IBM) - National - 2015 - $25,000
  • NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grant (Co-I, PI: Frank Russo, Ryerson University) - National - 2015-2017 - $440,000
  • NSERC Engage (with Seth's Hospitality Services Inc.) - National - 2014-2015 - $25,000
  • Mitacs cluster, Optimizing hearing aids for speech intelligibility, sound quality and emotional speech (co-I, PI: Frank Russo) - National - 2014-2015 - $138,500
  • Ontario Brain Institute Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative (ONDRI) Basic Science Program, Individually optimized brain stimulation in dementia using MEG (Co-PI, PI: Jed Meltzer) - Provincial - 2014-2018 - $726,655
  • Alzheimer Society of Canada Young Investigator grant, Software to engage individuals with Alzheimer's disease in conversation in support of speech therapy - National - 2014-2017 - $180,000
  • Leverhulme Trust grant, A cloud-based computational resource for clinical and educational applications of speech technology (co-I, PI: Phil Green, University of Sheffield) - International - 2014-2017 - £124,994
  • NSERC Engage (with Phonak Ltd.) - National - 2013-2014 - $25,000
  • Nuance Foundation research grant - International - 2013-2014 - $45,330 USD
  • GRAND Collaborative Network Investigator - National - 2013-2014 - $17,000
  • NSERC Discovery grant - National - 2013-2018 - $100,000
  • RIC VentureStart award - National - 2012 - $30,000
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence Market Readiness award - Provincial - 2012 - $40,000
  • University of Toronto Early Stage grant - Institutional - 2012 - $30,000
  • SSHRC Insight Grant, SpokenWeb: Developing a Comprehensive Web-Based Digital Spoken Word Archive for Literary Research (collaborator, PI: Jason Camlot, Concordia University) - National - 2012-2014 - $301,124
  • NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grant (with my PhD committee; PI: Graeme Hirst) - National - 2008,2009 - $152,895
  • Bell University Labs Research Grant (with my PhD committee; PI: Graeme Hirst) - Institutional - 2007 - $75,000

Service

  • Member, CIHR College of Reviewers (2017-)
  • Participant member, IEEE Wellbeing Metrics Standard for Ethical Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems P7010 (2017-)
  • President, Joint Special Interest Group of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) and the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies, 2015-present
  • Editorial board, JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies, 2016
  • Associate editor, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 2016
  • Guest editor, Special Issue of Computer Speech and Language, 2014
  • Guest editor, Special Issue of ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS), 2013-2014
  • Co-organizer, Workshop on Designing Speech, Acoustic and Multimodal Interactions at CHI 2017, 2016-2017
  • Co-organizer, Workshop on Designing Speech and Multimodal Interactions for Mobile, Wearable, and Pervasive Applications at CHI 2016, 2015-2016.
  • Organizer, ACL/ISCA Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies, (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Organizer, Special session on Speech Technologies for Ambient Assisted Living at Interspeech 2014, 2014
  • Secretary-Treasurer, Joint Special Interest Group of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) and the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies, 2012-2014
  • Editor, MITACS Associate Research Review Committee, 2011-2012.
  • Mentor, Department of Computer Science mentorship program, 2012-2013.
  • Member, Data Science program committee, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, 2015; Applied Masters program committee, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, 2015-
  • Chair, Speech Production Measurements and Analyses, Interspeech 2015; Speech and Hearing Disorders & Perception, Interspeech 2016; Machine Learning II, Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2011.
  • Co-chair, Student Research Workshop, NAACL-HLT 2010.
  • Review committee (award), Mark Rochon Leadership Award (2013), Alzheimer's Society of Canada (incl. panel, 2015), AGE-WELL Trainee Awards (2015, 2017), Bloorview Research Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2014).
  • Reviewer (grant), Alzheimer's Association (2013), Alzheimer's Society of Canada (incl. panel, 2015), Alzheimer's Society of Canada Training Award Peer Review Panel (2017), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Collaborative Health Research Projects - NSERC Partnered (2017), Mitacs Accelerate (2013), NSERC Discovery (2013, 2014, 2015), NSERC Industrial Research Chair (2017), Oregon Alzheimer's Disease Center (2015,2016).
  • Reviewer (journal), Aphasiology (2014, 2015), Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (2015, 2017), Assistive Technology (2011, 2013), Biomedical Signal Processing and Control (2014), Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine (2012, 2015), Computer Speech and Language (2012, 2015), IBM Journal of Research and Development (2016), Information Retrieval (2015), Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017), Journal of Current Alzheimer Research (2016), PLOS ONE (2013), Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering (2013), Sensors (2014), Speech Communication (2011, 2013, 2015), University of Toronto Medical Journal (2016), IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing (2013, 2014, 2016), IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (2014), IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks (2011), Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering (2016).
  • Program committee (conference), Annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) (2014, 2015), ACM SIG-ACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS) (2016), Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence (CanAI) (2012, 2014, 2015), EMNLP (2016), European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO) (2014), International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (2012), Interspeech (2017), NAACL-HLT (2009), RaPID-2016 at LREC (2016), Symposium on Machine Learning in Speech and Language Processing (2012), Women in Natural Language Processing (2017), ACM Workshop on Multimodal Deception (WMDD 2015) (2015), Workshop on Ethics in Natural Language Processing (2016-2017), Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (2012), Workshop on Speech Production in Automatic Speech Recognition (2013)
  • Judge, Toronto Rehab Research Day (2011), Rehabilitation Sciences Sector Research Showcase (2013, 2016), Collaborative Program in Neuroscience Research Day (2015)
  • Student representative, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Research Advisory Committee, 2011-2012.
  • Undergraduate representative (elected, 1 year) on CS faculty - 2002-2003.

Affiliations

  • Member, Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).
  • Member, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
  • Member, International Speech Communication Association (ISCA).

Natural Languages

  • English - spoken and written - native language.
  • French - spoken and written - french immersion.

Preferred Formal Languages & Operating Environments

  • C/C++, Java, Perl, Python, Prolog, LisP/Scheme, #!/bin/bash, SQL, HTML/XML (+CSS, PHP), LaTeX, MATLAB.
  • Emacs and terminal. Windows or Linux preferred.

Academic Lineage

My immediate academic lineage, defined by Ph.D. advisory relationships:

  • Marvin Minsky - Princeton, 1954
    • Eugene Charniak - MIT, 1972
      • Graeme Hirst - Brown, 1984
        • Frank Rudzicz - Toronto, 2011