Prof. Laurent Besacier defended his PhD thesis (Univ. Avignon, France) in Computer Science in 1998 on “A parallel model for automatic speaker recognition”. Since 1999 he is an associate professor (full professor since 2009) in Computer Science at Univ. Grenoble Alpes (he was formerly at U. Joseph Fourier). From September 2005 to October 2006, he was an invited scientist at IBM Watson Research Center (NY, USA) working on Speech to Speech Translation.
His research interests are mainly related to multilingual speech recognition and machine translation. Laurent Besacier has published >150 papers in conferences and journals related to speech and language processing. He supervised or co-supervised 20 PhDs and 30 Masters. He has been involved in several national and international projects as well as several evaluation campaigns. Since October 2012, Laurent Besacier is a junior member of the “Institut Universitaire de France” with a project entitled “From under-resourced languages processing to machine translation: an ecological approach”.
Title: Automatic Speech Recognition: Introduction, Current, Trends and Open Problems