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Professor Nick Campbell

Fellow Emeritus (C.L.C.S.)


Nick Campbell (nick@tcd,ie) is SFI Stokes Professor of Speech & Communication Technology at Trinity College Dublin (The University of Dublin) in Ireland. He received his Ph.D. degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Sussex in the U.K., and was previously engaged at the Japanese National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, (as and as Chief Researcher in the Department of Acoustics and Speech Research, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (as, Kyoto, Japan, where he also served as Research Director for the JST/CREST Expressive Speech Processing and the SCOPE "Robot's Ears" projects. He was first invited as a Research Fellow at the IBM U.K. Scientific Centre, where he developed algorithms for speech synthesis, and later at the AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he worked on the synthesis of Japanese. He served as Senior Linguist at the Edinburgh University Centre for Speech Technology Research before joining ATR in 1990. His research interests are based on large speech databases, and include nonverbal speech processing, concatenative speech synthesis, and prosodic information modeling. He spends his spare time working with postgraduate students as Visiting Professor at the School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Nara, Japan, and was also Visiting Professor at Kobe University, Kobe, Japan for 10 years.
  Cognition   Communication Sciences   Communication engineering, technology   Computational linguistics   Computer Science/Engineering   Databases, database management, data mining   Discourse & Dialogue   Human computer interactions   Information Technology   Intelligent agents   Language and technology   Multimedia   Numerical analysis   Remote sensing   SPEECH PROSODY   Signal processing   Speech Processing   Speech processing/technology   Speech synthesis   Virtual Reality

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Associate Editor - IEEE Transactions on Speech & Audio 1999-2004
Associate Editor, Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan 2000-2009
DISC Advisory Panel (member) 1997-1999
Guest Editor - IEEE Trans SP Special Issue on Speech Synthesis 2001-2002
ISCA Speech Synthesis SIG - Vice Chairman, ILO 1998-2009
Secretary/Communications Officer COCOSDA 1991-present
Speech Synthesis Working Group Convenor COCOSDA 1995-2000
51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics in 2013. (Programme Committee member) Dec 2012
Associate Editor, Language & Speech 1999-2009
Board Member - European Language Resources Association (ELRA) Nov 2010
Board member: International Speech Communication Association 2009-present
Board member: Japan British Association of the Kansai 2005-present
External Expert, European Commission, 'Humaine' Network of Excellence. 2007-2008
General Chair 7th Speech Prosody International Conference Dublin, Ireland May 2014
Guest Editor, IEEE Trans Speech & Audio - Special Issue on Expressive Speech Synthesis 2004 - 2006
Humaine (EU) Executive Committee member 2007-2011
International Advisory Committee member - 15th Oriental COCOSDA Conference, Macao, 2012 Jan 2011
Member - META-NET (EU) Vision Group July 2010 - present
Member of the Editorial Board, Language Resources and Evaluation 2004-2009
Member of the Editorial Board, Phonetica 2003-2004
Member of the Editorial Board: Cognitive Processing 2009-2012
Member, Spoken Language Technical Committee, IEEE Signal Processing Society Oct 2011 - present
OrgCom CogInfoCom 2012 Dec 2012
Organiser - Laughter and other Non-Verbal Vocalisations in Speech - Long Room Hub - International Workshop Oct 2012
Organising Committee member - Workshop on Multimodal Analyses enabling Artificial Agents in Human-Machine Interaction. Jan 2012
PC member (HLT-10) The Fourth Baltic Conference on Human Language Technologies Aprli 2010
PC member - 14th International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing Dec 2012
PC member - BCS/CPHC Distinguished Dissertations competition 2012 Dec 2012
PC member - Beyond AI: Artificial Dreams BAI12 Jun 2012
PC member - IWSDS 2012 - International Workshop on Spoken Dialog Systems 2012 Aug 2012
PC member - LREC2012 - The 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation May 2012
PC member - PLM2012 - 43rd Poznań Linguistic Meeting Mar 2012
PC member - SP2012 - 6th International Conference on Speech Prosody May 2012
PC member - SSPW2009 - Social Signal Processing Workshop Jan 2009
PC member - Simpe 2010 - Fifth Workshop on Speech in Mobile and Pervasive Environments May 2010
PC member - SocialCom 2012 - ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing Sep 2012
PC member - TAL 2012 - The Third International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages May 2012
SC member - 12th International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing (AVSP2013) Nv 2012
SciCom member - 12th International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing (AVSP2013) Nov 2012
Steering Committee member - Digital Humanities Research (TCD) August 2012
Vice President - European Language Resources Association Feb 2011 -
member of Management Committee, European Science Foundation (ESF) funded Research Network: COST 2102: Cross- Modal Analysis of Verbal and Non-verbal Communication. 2008-2011
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
Arabic Basic Basic Basic
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Medium Medium Basic
Irish Basic Basic Basic
Japanese Fluent Medium Fluent
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International Phonetic Association, Coordinating Committee on Speech I/O Database Assessment, International Committee of Acoustic Society of Japan, International Speech Communication Association Institute of Acoustics (adherent) U.K., Acoustic Society of America, Acoustic Society of Japan. IEEE Signal Processing Society
Noor Alhusna Madzlan, JingGuang Han, Francesca Bonin, Nick Campbell, Automatic Recognition of Attitudes in Video Blogs - Prosodic and Visual Feature Analysis, interspeech 2014, Singapore, Sept 2014, edited by ISCA , 2014, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Shannon Hennig, Ryad Chellali, Nick Campbell, The D-ANS Corpus: the Dublin Autonomous Nervous Syystem Corpus of Biosignal and Multimodal Recordings of Conversational Speech, LREC 2014, Reykjavik, May 28-30 2014, edited by ELRA , 2014, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Joao Cabral, Nick Campbell, Sree Ganesh, Mina Kheirkhah, Emer Gilmartin, Fasih Haider, Eamonn Kenny, Andrew Murphy, Neasa Nashy, Chiarin, Thomas Pellegrini and Odei Rey, , MILLA: A Multimodal Interactive Language Learning Agent,, SemDial 2014, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, September 1st-3rd, 2014, Notes: [ : DEMO - , , September 2014. (presented) ], Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Hayakawa Akira, Nick Campbell, Saturnino Luz, 'Interlingual Map Task Corpus Collection ', Interspeech 2014, Singapore, 2014, -, Notes: [Show&Tell-1-5 Tuesday 16 September 2014 15:00-17:00, Garnet Foyer ], Exhibition, PUBLISHED
Journal of Multimodal User Interfaces, (2014), Poppe, Ronald, Boeck, Ronald, Bonin, Francesca, Campbell, Nick, de Kok, Iwan, Traum, David , [eds.], Notes: [editorial introduction to special issue From multimodal analysis to real-time interactions with virtual agents], Journal, PUBLISHED
Matej Rojc & Nick Campbell (eds), Speech, Gaze, and Affect: concepts of reactive and natural human-machine interaction techniques employing ECAs with personality, 1, Jersey, Science Publishers, 2013, Book, PUBLISHED
Gilmartin, Emer and Francesca Bonin and Carl Vogel and Nick Campbell, Laugher and Topic Transition in Multiparty Conversation, Proceedings of the SIGDIAL 2013 Conference, Metz, France, Association for Computational Linguistics, 2013, pp304-308 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Francesca Bonin, Celine De Looze, Sucheta Ghosh, Emer Gilmartin, Carl Vogel, Anna Polychroniou, Hugues Salamin, Alessandro Vinciarelli and Nick Campbell , Investigating fine temporal dynamics of prosodic and lexical accommodation, 14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Lyon, INTERSPEECH, 2013, pp539-543 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Emer Gilmartin, Francesca Bonin, Carl Vogel and Nick Campbell, Exploring the Role of Laughter in Multiparty Conversation, Proceedings (SemDial), semdial 2013 - DialDam, Amsterdam, 18-20 December 2013, 2013, Notes: [ISSN 2308-2275], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Emer Gilmartin, Francesca Bonin, Carl Vogel and Nick Campbell, Exploring the Role of Laughter in Multiparty Conversation, Proceedings (SemDial), semdial 2013 - DialDam, Amsterdam, 18-20 December 2013, 2013, Notes: [ISSN 2308-2275], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED

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nick campbell, An introduction to the TCD D-ANS Corpus - a multimodal multimedia monolingual biometric corpus of spoken social interaction !, Multimodal Analyses enabling Artificial Agents in Human-Machine Interaction, Singapore, 14 sept , 2014, ISCA Satellite Workshop, Notes: [invited keynote], Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
N. Campbell, Social aspects and speechability in CogInfoCom systems, CogInfoCom 2012, Kosice, Slovakia, 2nd December, 2012, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Notes: [invited plenary talk], Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
N. Campbell, Introduction to the Speech Communication Lab at Trinity College Dublin, UK & IE Speech Meeting,, Birmingham,, Dec 17-18, 2012, 2012, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
IVA (Intelligent Virtual Agenms), IVA 2012 workshops: MA3 2012 and RCVA 2012, Septemner 15, In:International Workshop on Multimodal Analyses for Human Machine Interaction, 2012, Santa Cruz, Böck, Bonin, Campbell, Edlund, De Kok, Poppe, Traum , Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Speech Communication Lab, TCD, Laughter and other Non-Verbal Vocalisations in Speech, October 26-27, 2012, In:Interdisciplinary Workshop, 2012, Dublin, Notes: [Nick Campbell, Trinity College Dublin Jürgen Trouvain, Saarland University Khiet Truong, University of Twente], Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Nick Campbell, Managing contact in interactive speech synthesis, talk series, Imperial College London, 5th July, 2011, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Nick Campbell, On the continued use of prosody in speech technology, ICCS/HCRC Seminar Series, Edinburgh University, 25 Feb, 2010, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Nick Campbell, Geza Nemeth, Adam Miklosi, Analysis of 7395 dog barks, 2010, Notes: [BME/TMIT Technical Report], Working Paper, PUBLISHED
Cognitive Processing - International Quarterly of Cognitive Science, Springer, [Advisory Editor], 2009, Editorial Board, APPROVED
Computer Speech and Language , Elsevier, [Guest Editor], 3-years, 2008, Notes: [Special Issue on Affective Speech in real-life interactions], Editorial Board, APPROVED


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Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 2010
Kaken (Japanese Govt funding) 3yrs August 2012
Theme Leader CNGL-ii 2013
Track Leader (SFI CSET-CNGL) ILT August 2011
My background is in experimental psychology and linguistics, but most of my experience is in speech technology. I prefer corpus-based approaches and have pioneered advanced (and paradigm-shifting) methods of speech synthesis and natural conversational speech collection in a multimodal environment. My principal interest is in speech prosody, extending this research to social interaction to show how the voice is used in discourse to express personal relations as well as propositional content. Most of my previous work has used speech materials collected in Japan, and I am happy now to be in Ireland where I can confirm the universality of my previous findings - both for Irish and for Hiberno-English. Ultimately, I am working to produce a friendlier speech-based human-machine interface for web-based information, customer-services, games, and robotics, while trying to understand how humans perform such often perfect communication.