Adjunct Professor at NZILBB: Professor Janet Pierrehumbert
Pierrehumbert’s research uses experimental and computational methods to study the sound structure of language. Her current research, funded by the Studying Complex Systems Program of the James S. McDonnell Foundation, uses agent-based modeling of speaker populations to model the formation of language sound systems in individuals and populations. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Pierrehumbert has recently been elected a Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society.
Professor Pierrehumbert visits NZILBB on an annual basis.
Adjunct Professor at NZILBB: Dr Donal Sinex
Donal Sinex is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education and previously a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Utah State University. His research examines the auditory processing of speech and other complex sounds. Sinex’s research, funded in the US by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), has addressed the representation of sound by single auditory neurons, computational methods for the segregation of competing sounds, and factors that affect the identification of speech in noise. He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America.