Speech Graphics Inc.

Michael Berger

The Centre for Speech Technology Research
University of Edinburgh
Informatics Forum
10 Crichton Street
Edinburgh EH8 9AB
United Kingdom
phone: +44 131 651 1768 (office)

email: user@sms.ed.ac.uk (user = "m.a.berger")


I am a PhD Student in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, where I am a member of the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation and the Centre for Speech Technology Research. I have a research background in theoretical linguistics, articulatory and acoustic phonetics and computer animation. My current PhD work incorporates parallel projects in facial modeling and articulation modeling, and development of a platform for automated facial animation called Carnival. My supervisors for the PhD are Hiroshi Shimodaira and Simon King. I am also CTO and Founder of Speech Graphics Ltd, a provider of automated lip-sync solutions for the video game industry.

Curriculum Vitae

Upcoming Events

ACM/SSPNET 2nd International Symposium on Facial Analysis and Animation University of Edinburgh, Informatics Forum, October 21, 2010.

Research

Frame of animation from prototype model

Automated facial animation has a large number of applications, including video game development, film animation, and embodied conversational agents. I also hope that this work will contribute to the scientific understanding of speech production.

Education

Publications and presentations

Patents

Other interests

Writing, languages, philosophy, yoga, meditation, foot reflexology, running.

Hudson River at the Vanderbilt Estate, Hyde Park, NY