Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, 2008, Macquarie University, Australia
PhD. Computer Science, 1993, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
MSc. Knowledge Based Systems, 1984, Department of Artificial Intelligence, Edinburgh University, Scotland.
BSc. Honours, Physics with Astrophysics, 1983, Leicester University England.
Department of Computing, Macquarie University
Associate Professor in the Department of Computing.
Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Science.
Senior Lecturer in Computing, Director of Undergraduate Teaching, member of the Centre for Language Technology.
Teaching courses in Web Technology, Document Processing and the Semantic Web, XML Technologies, First Year Computing, Honours units in Speech Technology.
Speech Hearing and Language Research Centre, Macquarie University
Lecturer in Linguistics teaching courses in Phonetics, Speech Processing. Research in speech databases, acoustic phonetics and speech processing. Convenor of the Master of Science in Speech and Language Processing. Responsible for management of IT facilities within the department.
Deputy director of the Speech Hearing and Language Research Centre
Principal developer of the EMU speech database system. Developed, with Jonathan Harrington, computer based teaching materials for third year speech processing courses which have attracted funding from Macquarie
University and are included in our book Techniques in Speech Acoustics.
Research Fellow on an ARC funded project with Jonathan Harrington investigating automatic speech recognition using neural networks and other statistical pattern recognition techniques.
Consultant to a corpus based grammar project implementing and advising on search procedures for large text corpora. Set up both mail based and WWW based systems for searching various text corpora. These interfaces are now used extensively in teaching and research.
Computer Science, Victoria University
1987 – 1991
Lectureship in Computer Science, teaching courses at all levels; in particular third and fourth year Artificial Intelligence. Research project to develop an expert system for Management Consulting in small New Zealand batch companies. PhD research building a computational model of reading development. Graduate student projects (honours and diploma) supervised include: Computer aided instruction for young autistic children, writing aids for disabled computer users, story understanding, isolated word speech recognition.
From February to December 1991: full time PhD student, employed as Teaching Assistant.
1984 – 1987
Part of a four person team developing an expert system for Chemical Product Formulation. The aim of the project was to be able to carry software and analysis techniques across to other domains with similar problems. The software has since been sold to a number of clients and used to build formulation expert systems.
Publications and Grants
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