Nelson Morgan is the deputy director (and former director) of the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), an independent not-for profit research laboratory that is closely affiliated with UC Berkeley. In addition to these roles he has led the Speech Group at ICSI since 1988. He is also is a Professor-in-residence in the EECS Department at the University of California at Berkeley, where he received his Ph.D. as an NSF Fellow in 1980. He has been working on problems in signal processing and pattern recognition since 1974, with a primary emphasis on speech processing. He may have been the first to use neural networks for speech classification in a commercial application, and to incorporate time-frequency distributions for event-related potentials (brain waves). He is a former Editor-in-chief of Speech Communication, and has been a member of the IEEE Speech Technical Committee and the IEEE Neural Networks Committee. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE and of the International Speeech Communication Association (ISCA). In 1997 he received the Signal Processing Magazine best paper award (together with co-author Herve Bourlard), and is now on the Magazine's Editorial Board. He was the Principal Investigator for the multi-site coalition funded by the DARPA EARS Novel Approaches project, which was the 2002-5 US government program focusing on long term progress in speech recognition.
Professor Morgan has been the US representative on a number of collaborations with European researchers, including several European Union projects. As Director (since 1999), he is responsible for ICSI's visitor programs with other countries, particularly Finland, Brazil, Germany, and Switzerland. He is also on a number of Boards: the Scientific Advisory Board for IDIAP, a Swiss research institute; the Excellence Cluster on Multimodal Computing and Interaction in Saarbruecken, Germany; the ISCA Advisory Council; the International Advisory Board for the National Institute of Informatics (Japan); the Speech Communication Editorial Board; and Sensory, Inc.'s Advisory Board.
Professor Morgan has roughly 200
including three books; his
most recent book is a text (written jointly with Ben Gold) on speech and
audio signal processing, with a new (2011) second edition that was revised in
collaboration with Dan Ellis
of Columbia University. He holds a
number of patents in speech processing methods, including one that has
been used in millions of CDMA cell phones (jointly developed with Hynek
Hermansky). His current
research interests include the redesign from first principles of the
primary signal processing used in speech recognition systems, and the use
of neural networks for the design of these new features.
E-mail is the best way to reach me.
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