Professor of Information Engineering & Head of the Machine Intelligence Laboratory, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Professor Phil Woodland is a Professor of Information Engineering in the Machine Intelligence Laboratory (formerly the Speech Vision and Robotics (SVR) group), of which he is currently the head, and a Professorial Fellow of Peterhouse. He is also the head of the Speech Research Group, and works closely with other staff members of the group Prof. Mark Gales, Dr. Bill Byrne, and Prof. Steve Young.
His research focuses on machine learning and statistical pattern recognition and signal processing. Among other projects, Professor Woodland is currently involved in the Natural Speech Technology programme, an EPSRC Programme Grant with the aim of significantly advancing the state-of-the-art in speech technology by making it more natural, approaching human levels of reliability, adaptability and conversational richness. NST is a collaboration between the Centre for Speech Technology Research (CSTR) at the University of Edinburgh, the Speech Group at the University of Cambridge and The Speech and Hearing Research Group (SpandH), University of Sheffield.