Yifan Gong

Yifan Gong

Yifan Gong served the National Scientific Research Center (CNRS) and INRIA, France, as Research Engineer and then joined CNRS as Senior Research Scientist. He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Communications Research Center of Canada. As Senior Member of Technical Staff, he worked for Texas Instruments at the Speech Technologies Lab, where he developed speech modeling technologies robust against noisy environments, designed systems, algorithms, and software for speech and speaker recognition, and delivered memory- and CPU-efficient recognizers for mobile devices. Yifan joined Microsoft in 2004, and is currently a Principal Science Manager in the areas of speech modeling, computing infrastructure, and speech model development for speech products. His research interests include automatic speech recognition/interpretation, signal processing, algorithm development, and engineering process/infrastructure and management. He has authored over 130 publications and awarded over 30 patents. Specific contributions include stochastic trajectory modeling, source normalization HMM training, joint compensation of additive and convolutional noises, and variable parameter HMM. In these areas, he gave tutorials and presentations in international conferences. He has been serving as member of technical committee and session chair for many international conferences, and with IEEE Signal Processing Spoken Language Technical Committees from 1998 to 2002 and since 2013.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Science Manager, Microsoft