Dr. Jennifer Williams

Senior Speech Scientist

Dr Jennifer Williams is a Senior Speech Scientist at MyVoice AI and also a postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. Dr. Williams earned her PhD in speech processing from the University of Edinburgh, UK and has a wide variety of experience in generating and evaluating speech, as well as speech signal analysis and deep learning. Dr. Williams is the PI (primary investigator) of a UKRI-funded interdisciplinary project on trustworthy audio, involving University of Nottingham and Southampton as well as multiple industry partners, where she leads a team of ~15 professors, researches, and industry professionals. She is was elected to the board of the International Speech Communication Association special interest group on Security and Privacy in Speech Communication (ISCA SPSC-SIG) for a two-year term (2023-2025). She is also a co-organizer for the ISCA Postdoctoral and Early Career Research Advisory Committee and a member of the IEEE. She is a reviewer for multiple top-tier conferences involving AI, text, speech, and multimedia, as well as journals and grant funding applications. For 2023, she is co-chair of the Interspeech Special Sessions. She has more than 22 years of experience working in science, technology, mathematics and engineering disciplines. Dr. Williams also has many publications in speech/NLP, plus two pending patent applications in voice-based security biometrics (filed US/EPO 2021). Dr. Williams spent 5 years as a full-time technical staff member at MIT developing and leading language projects for the US Government. She holds an MScR in Data Science from University of Edinburgh, UK (2018), an MS in Computational Linguistics from Georgetown University, USA (2012) and a BA in Applied Linguistics, magna cum laude, from Portland State University, USA (2009).

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