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Chapter 1 Introduction

I joined NTU in 2003, and am currently an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Singapore. Concurrently, I am Asst Chair of Graduate Students for SCSE since Jan 2019.

Working experience prior to joining NTU: Knowles Electronics (2001-2002), Lernout and Hauspie (1999-2000,Belgium), Institute of Infocomm Research (1996-1999,I2R, Singapore), and RIKEN (1996,Japan).

Education: received both BEng (Hons) and PhD from Edinburgh University>, U.K. in 1991 and 1996 respectively. PhD research thesis was supervised by Bernard Mulgrew, Peter Grant and Chen Sheng

Current research interests include: NLP, machine learning, speech and signal processing. To date, been Principal Investigator of several research grants awarded by Alibaba, Webank, AISG, NTU-Rolls Royce, Mindef, MOE and AStar with a total funding amount of over S$10 million under the Speech and Language Laboratory at SCSE, supervised (PhD Students)= 17 and supervised (MEng Students)= 11. Publications include 2 edited books and over 100 journal/conference papers.

Served as the publication chair for 5 international conferences (Human Agent Interaction 2016, INTERSPEECH 2014, APSIPA-2010, APSIPA-2011, ISCSLP-2006), and have been an associate editor for IEICE (special issue 2012), a reviewer for Speech Communications, Eupsico, IEEE Trans Man,System and Cybernectics Part B, Journal of Signal Processing System, ACM Multimedia Systems, IEEE Trans Neural Network, IEEE Trans CAS-II, and Signal Processing.

I am a PhD supervisor and PI for 4 AIR projects in Alibaba ( 达摩院) NTU-Joint Research institute (speech research) Speech research

Was the recipient of the Tan Chin Tuan fellowship (2007) to visit Tsinghua University, the JSPS travel grant award (2008) to visit Tokyo Institute of Technology, and the Merlion Singapore-France research collaboration award in 2009.

What others say about me: LinkedIn, Google Scholar, Semantic Scholar

Lastly, some pictures of the team and various bikes rode across the years. Some more recent pictures (2019,2020) pictures from ICASSP 2019, and team 2020. 2022 (ICASSP) pictures from ICASSP 2022 and HCM.

How to find me?

  • My office: Blk N4, 02c-96, Nanyang Avenue. School of Computer Science and Engineering. Nanyang Technological University,Singapore 639798
  • Map: SCSE MapLink
  • Q: How to get to NTU?
  • Q: Nearest carpark to N4?
  • Email: aseschng at ntu dot edu dot sg,
  • Tel : +65-6790-6200, Fax: +65-6792-6559

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