Brian O. Bush

Center for Spoken Language Understanding
Institute on Development & Disability
Oregon Health & Science University
840 SW Gaines Street
Portland, OR 97239-3098
email: my lastname at ohsu dot edu
callsign: KD7YHR
orchid: 0000-0003-4953-169X
profile: linkedin.com or careers.stackoverflow.com

I am a PhD candidate at the Center for Spoken Language Understanding (CSLU) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), studying under the direction of Alexander Kain. I am currently writting my dissertation and plan finishing mid-2015.

Research Interests

My long-term research goals are to develop novel methods in continuous speech modeling for English. Specifically my work entails constructing data-derived coarticulation models of continuous speech to allow speaker-specific speech synthesis, making conversational speech more intelligible, characterizing dysarthria, increasing accuracy in automatic speech recognition, and increasing our understanding of human speech production. Future work may involve applying this approach to Japanese.

In addition to speech related research, I also continue with NLP-related research and development. This work has focused on language identification, encoding detection, text classification and other tasks that are usually associated with content-filtering with a focus on building production-quality systems. In general, AI (artificial intelligence; now mostly called machine learning) has been a passion for me since my early teens.

Professional Experience
Refereed Publications (in bibtex)
Skills Links

Last modified: 17-May-2015