Director, Speech Technology & Research Lab., SRI International
20 Dec 2018
Dimitra Vergyri is the Director of the Speech Technology and Research (STAR) Laboratory at SRI International. Her group is leading research projects and is transferring technology to clients, addressing needs for speech processing in noisy environments, speech recognition, speaker and language identification, speech translation, spoken dialog systems, language education, speech analytics, and more. She received her diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1993, and Masters and Ph.D degrees from Johns Hopkins University, in 1995 and 2000 respectively. In 2000 she joined SRI International where she worked on multiple research projects and published over 50 papers in the areas of information extraction from speech, voice analysis for emotional and cognitive assessment, speech recognition with sparse training data, multilingual audio search, and machine translation. She had a visiting position in LIMSI/CNRS in 2010 and is serving as the Director of the STAR lab since 2015.
From 2009-2012 she also served as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Audio Speech and Language Processing. She has participated in multiple reviewing panels and conference organizing and technical committees.