Hi, I'm Hao. I am a Lecturer in the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation at the University of Edinburgh. I am also affiliated with the Centre for Speech Technology Research. I work in the field of speech and language processing, studying models that can tell who says what at when and where.
If you want to pursue a PhD and are interested in working with me, please get in touch and I'm happy to hear about your research interest. I can take students from both the ILCC PhD program and the CDT in NLP.
My research, often drawing ideas from signal processing and machine learning (particularly deep learning), involves designing experiments that reveal properties of models and designing algorithms that encourage models to have certain properties.
I started working in speech and language as a master student with Lin-Shan Lee at National Taiwan University, and have stayed in this field since then. I spent wonderful years doing PhD with Karen Livescu at Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago. Before coming to Edinburgh, I was a post-doctoral associate at MIT in the Spoken Language Systems group led by Jim Glass.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about me and my work. I am always happy to hear from students and colleagues who are interested in speech and language.