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Nigel Ward

 
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Chemistry and Computer Science Building
El Paso Texas, 79968
Homenigel@utep.edu
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Nigel Ward
Professor, Computer Science

Ward's research areas are at the intersection of spoken language and human-computer interaction. Current topics include the subtle non-lexical and prosodic signals that enable inference of a dialog partner's needs, intentions, and feelings at the sub-second level; techniques for modeling these phenomena; and applications of the models for more accurate speech recognition, for better audio search, for more responsive dialog systems, and for more efficient codecs. These projects apply multiple methods --- linguistic, statistical, systems-building, and experimental --- towards the goal of providing excellent user experiences.

KEYWORDS

  1. Cross-cultural communication
  2. Information-retrieval
  3. Prosody
  4. Spoken dialog systems
  5. Turn-taking

UTEP STRATEGIC AREAS

  1. Cross-cutting: Cyberinfrastructure and Collaborative Environments
  2. Cross-cutting: Emerging Technologies: Information Technology, Biotechnology & Nanotechnology