Oliver Watts


I am a Research Fellow at the Centre for Speech Technology Research at the University of Edinburgh.


My main research interests are exploiting unsupervised and lightly supervised learning to build text-to-speech systems without conventional annotated data, and rapid TTS system development in scarcely-resourced languages. I am more generally interested in using novel linguistic and pragmatic contexts for TTS, and developing appropriate machine learning techniques for effectively incorporating them into systems.


  • See a list of my publications here, complete with downloadable PDFs and citations in Bibtex format.


  • For some demonstrations of TTS systems, see here


  • See here for details of our Ossian TTS tools


  • For details of how to contact me, see here