Welcome

I am a Professor in Computer Science at the University of Sheffield, and a member of the Speech and Hearing Research Group.

My research interests include speech recognition by humans and machines, audio-visual speech processing, machine listening and the application of machine learning to audio processing.

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Recent Publications

  1. Cooke, M., Lecumberri, M. L. G., Barker, J., & Marxer, R. (2019). Lexical frequency effects in English and Spanish word misperceptions. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 145(2), EL136–EL141.
  2. Alghamdia, N., Maddock, S., Marxerb, R., Barker, J., & Brown, G. J. (2018). A corpus of audio-visual Lombard speech with frontal and profile views. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 143(6), EL523–EL529.
  3. Marxer, R., Barker, J., Alghamdi, N., & Maddock, S. (2018). The impact of the Lombard effect on audio and visual speech recognition systems. Speech Communication, 100, 58–68.
  4. Alghamdi, N., Maddock, S., Barker, J., & Brown, G. J. (2017). The impact of automatic exaggeration of the visual articulatory features of a talker on the intelligibility of spectrally distorted speech. Speech Communication. 10.1016/j.specom.2017.08.010
  5. Barker, J., Marxer, R., Vincent, E., & Watanabe, S. (2017). The third ‘CHiME’ speech separation and recognition challenge: Analysis and outcomes. Computer Speech and Language, 46, 605–626. 10.1016/j.csl.2016.10.005