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Professor Nick Campbell

Adjunct Professsor (Computer Science)


Nick Campbell ( is a Professor and Fellow Emeritus, Director of the Speech Communication Lab 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. He was invited to TCD in 2008 as Professor of Phonetics and Speech Communication, and was an SFI Stokes Professor until 2015 when he suffered mandatory age-related retirement and was appointed to the School of Computer Science and Statistics as Adjunct Professor. Until 2008 he was a Senior Scientist at the Japanese National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, (as and 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 (and interactive) speech synthesis, and prosodic information modeling. He was Visiting Professor at the School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Nara, Japan, and Visiting Professor at Kobe University, Kobe, Japan for 10 years. [h-index 37(23), i10 131(63) May '17]
  Cognition   Communication engineering, technology   Communication Sciences   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   Signal processing   Speech Processing   Speech processing/technology   SPEECH PROSODY   Speech synthesis   Virtual Reality

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Board member: Japan British Association of the Kansai 2005-present
Board member: International Speech Communication Association 2009-resigned in protest 2016
Board Member - European Language Resources Association (ELRA) Nov 2010 - Dec 2016
Vice President - European Language Resources Association Feb 2011 - Dec 2016
Steering Committee member - Digital Humanities Research (TCD) August 2012
Member - META-NET (EU) Vision Group 2010-2012
Member, Spoken Language Technical Committee, IEEE Signal Processing Society Oct 2011 - 2015
member of Management Committee, European Science Foundation (ESF) funded Research Network: COST 2102: Cross- Modal Analysis of Verbal and Non-verbal Communication. 2008-2011
Humaine (EU) Executive Committee member 2007-2011
Member of the Editorial Board: Cognitive Processing 2009-2012
Member of the Editorial Board, Language Resources and Evaluation 2004-2009
Member of the Editorial Board, Phonetica 2003-2004
Associate Editor, Language & Speech 1999-2009
Associate Editor, Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan 2000-2009
Associate Editor - IEEE Transactions on Speech & Audio 1999-2004
Guest Editor - IEEE Trans SP Special Issue on Speech Synthesis 2001-2002
ISCA Speech Synthesis SIG - Vice Chairman, ILO 1998-2009
External Expert, European Commission, 'Humaine' Network of Excellence. 2007-2008
Speech Synthesis Working Group Convenor COCOSDA 1995-2000
DISC Advisory Panel (member) 1997-1999
Secretary/Communications Officer COCOSDA 1991-present
Guest Editor, IEEE Trans Speech & Audio - Special Issue on Expressive Speech Synthesis 2004-2006
51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics in 2013. (Programme Committee member) Dec 2012
PC member - 14th International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing Dec 2012
SciCom member - 12th International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing (AVSP2013) Nov 2012
PC member - Beyond AI: Artificial Dreams BAI 2011, 2012 Jun 2012
Organising Committee member - Workshop on Multimodal Analyses enabling Artificial Agents in Human-Machine Interaction. Jan 2012
International Advisory Committee member - 15th Oriental COCOSDA Conference, Macao, 2012 Jan 2011
OrgCom CogInfoCom 2012 Dec 2012
PC member - BCS/CPHC Distinguished Dissertations competition 2012 Dec 2012
PC member (HLT-10) The Fourth Baltic Conference on Human Language Technologies Aprli 2010
PC member - IWSDS 2012 - International Workshop on Spoken Dialog Systems 2012 Aug 2012
PC member - SocialCom 2012 - ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing Sep 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 - TAL 2012 - The Third International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages May 2012
PC member - Simpe 2010 - Fifth Workshop on Speech in Mobile and Pervasive Environments May 2010
Organiser - Laughter and other Non-Verbal Vocalisations in Speech - Long Room Hub - International Workshop Oct 2012
PC member - LREC2012 - The 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation May 2012
General Chair 7th Speech Prosody International Conference Dublin, Ireland May 2014
Co-organiser MA3HMI, Singapore Sep 2014
Co-Organiser - 3rd European Symposium on Multimodal Communication, MMSYM-2015, Dublin 17,18 Sept 2015
Co-Organiser - Engagement in Social Intelligent Virtual Agents - satellite w/s of Fifteenth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2015), August 26-28, Delft Aug 2015
PC member BAI 2012 May 2015
PC member - CICLing 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Apr 2015
PC member - IWSDS 2012, 2014, 2015 Apr 2015
PC member - LTC 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 Jun 2015
Co-Organiser/Local Host - MMSYM 2015 Jun 2015
PC member - SPECOM 2015, 2016, 2017 Jun 2015
PC member - CogInfoCom 2012, 2014 Apr 2014
Co-Organiser - ESIVA - satellite of Interspeech 2015 May 2015
PC member HSCR 2017
PC member SP8 2016 - Speech Prosody, Boston
PC member SLSP 2014, 2016
PC member AICS 2017
PC member ICMR 2017
PC member ICCT 2017
PC member MMC 2013, 2017
PC member SSW8
PC member Oriental COCOSDA 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
PC member MMSYM 2016
PC member ACII 2013, 2015
PC member IVA 2008, 2017
PC member WASA 2015
PC member Poital 2014
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
Engagement in dialogue with social robots in, Dialogues with Social Robots, Singapore, Springer, 2017, pp313-319 , [Loredana Cerrato, Nick Campbell], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Data Collection and Synchronisation: Towards a Multiperspective Multimodal Dialogue System with Metacognitive Abilities in, Dialogues with Social Robots, singapore, springer, 2017, pp245-256 , [Fasih Haider, Saturnino Luz, Nick Campbell], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Calixto, I.; Liu, Q.; Campbell, N., Doubly-Attentive Decoder for Multi-modal Neural Machine Translation., ACL 2017, 2017, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED
Hayakawa Akira, Carl Vogel, Saturnino Luz, Nick Campbell , Speech Rate Comparison when Talking to a System and Talking to a Human: A study from a Speech-to-Speech, Machine Translation mediated Map Task, Interspeech, Stockholm, edited by ISCA , 2017, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED
Fasih Haider, Fahim A Salim, Saturnino Luz, Carl Vogel, Owen Conlan, Nick Campbell, Visual, Laughter, Applause and Spoken Expression Features for Predicting Engagement within TED Talks, Interspeech, edited by ISCA , 2017, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED
Gilmartin, Emer, Campbell, N., Cowan, B. R., & Vogel, C., Chunks in Multiparty Conversation - Building Blocks for Extended Social Talk., IWSDS, 2017, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED
Fasih Haider, Fahim A. Salim, Saturnino Luz, Carl Vogel, Owen Conlan and Nick Campbell, Visual, Laughter, Applause and Spoken Expression Features for Predicting Engagement Within TED Talks, Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH2017), Stockholm, Sweden, August 20-24, 2017, ISCA, 2017, pp2381-2385 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Hayakawa Akira, Carl Vogel, Saturnino Luz and Nick Campbell, Speech Rate Comparison When Talking to a System and Talking to a Human: A Study from a Speech-to-Speech, Machine Translation Mediated Map Task, Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH2017), Stockholm, Sweden, August 20-24, 2017, ISCA, 2017, pp3286-3290 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Keith Curtis, Gareth JF Jones, Nick Campbell, Identification of Emphasised Regions in Audio-Visual Presentations, 4th European and 7th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication (MMSYM 2016), Copenhagen, 29,30 September 2016, edited by Linköping University Electronic Press , 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Yuyun Huang, Emer Gilmartin, Nick Campbell, Speaker Dependency Analysis, Audiovisual Fusion Cues and A Multimodal BLSTM for Conversational Engagement Recognition, Interspeech , Stockholm, Sweden, August 2017, edited by ISCA , 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED

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I Calixto, Q Liu, N Campbell , Multilingual Multi-modal Embeddings for Natural Language Processing , arXiv preprint arXiv:1702.0110, 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Iacer Calixto, Qun Liu, Nick Campbell, Nick Campbell Nick Campbell [PDF] from Incorporating Global Visual Features into Attention-Based Neural Machine Translation, ACM, 2017, Notes: [arXiv preprint arXiv:1701.06521], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Nick Campbell, Towards Interactive Speech Synthesis; an example of robot-human dialogues in a spontaneous environment, CAPSS , Budapest, 15 May, 2017, Hungarian Academy of Science, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Nick Campbell, Corpora of Spoken Interaction; Watching People Talk, Oriental COCOSDA 2017, Seoul, Korea, Nov 2nd, 2017, Notes: [], Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Nick Campbell, Synthesising colloquial speech with the GBO Corpus, Kaken Onseigengo, Kyoto, Japan, July 15, 2017, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Fasih Haider, Nick Campbell, Saturnino Luz, Nick Campbell Nick Campbell Active speaker detection in human machine multiparty dialogue using visual prosody information, Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), 2016 IEEE Global Conference on, 2016, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Keith Curtis, Gareth JF Jones, Nick Campbell, Speaker impact on audience comprehension for academic presentations, Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, Washington DC, 2016, pp129-136 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Nicc Campbell, Machine Processing of Dialogue States; Speculations on Conversational Entropy, International Conference on Speech and Computer, Budapest, Hungary, Springer International Publishing, 2016, pp18-25 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Nick Campbell, Specom , Budappest, Hungary, 2016, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Saturnino Luz, Bridget Kane, Jing Su, Saturnino Luz, Fasih Haider, Loredana Cerrato, Nick Campbell, Fasih Haider, Saturnino Luz, Nick Campbell, Bridget Kane, Saturnino Luz, Bridget Kane, Saturnino Luz, Su Jing, Saturnino Luz, Saturnino Luz, Perspectives on Intelligent Systems Support for Multidisciplinary Medical Teams, AAAI Spring Symposium Series, 27, Springer International Publishing, 2015, pp87-109 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED


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Award Date
Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 2010
Track Leader (SFI CSET-CNGL) ILT August 2011
Kaken (Japanese Govt funding) 3yrs August 2012
Theme Leader CNGL-ii 2013
Founding Co-PI ADAPT Centre 2014
Theme Leader ADAPT Centre 2015
ISCA (Japan Collaboration) 2014
GoogleScholar h-index: 37(23), i-10: 132 (63) Nov 2014
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.