András Beke

Beke Ansdrás

Positions

  • 2016-2017: Research Associate, Speech, Hearing & Phonetic Sciences, Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences, UCL
  • since 2012: Department of Phonetics, Research Institute for Linguistics, HAS: research fellow
  • since 2008: Department of Phonetics, Eötvös Loránd University
  • since 2007: Department of Phonetics, Research Institute for Linguistics, HAS: junior research fellow

Contact

E-mail: beke.andras[@]nytud.mta.hu

Publications

MTMT

Main research areas

  • forensic voice comparison
  • automatic and semi-automatic speaker recognition
  • automatic speaker diarization

Education

  • 2014: PhD, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, language sciences/applied linguistics (Title of thesis: Beszélődetektálás magyar nyelvű spontán társalgásokban/’Speaker detection in Hungarian discourses), Summa cum laude
  • 2011–2014: PhD studies in Applied Linguistics at Eötvös Loránd University
  • 2011: MA in applied linguistics – diploma with honours
  • 2009–2011: MA studies in applied linguistics at Eötvös Loránd University

Language skills

  • English
  • French

 Participation in scientific projects

  • 2015: National Research Fundation (OTKA PUBK 114596) grant for publication: ELTE Eötvös Publisher. (Title: Gépi beszélődetektálás magyar nyelvű spontán társalgásokban – Automatic speaker detection in Hungarian spontaneous speech)
  • 2013-2017: participation in the project: A BEA beszélt nyelvi adatbázis annotálása és fejlesztése (‘Annotation and development of BEA spoken language database’) funded by the National Research Fundation (OTKA 108762) at the Research Institute for Linguistics, HAS (project leader: Mária Gósy)
  • 2013: participation in ICT-PSP CESAR project, (a META-NET project: aim: development, unification and making open accessly available the manifold language sources and their
  • since 2013: collaboration with the Special Service for National Security. Aim: development and validation of automatic and semi-automatic speaker recognition systems
  • since 2013: collaboration with the National Police Headquarters. Aim: Development a new, Hungarian speaker identification system.
  • since 2012: participation in development of the BEA spoken language database

Grants

  • 2015: participation in the Swiss National Science Foundation The SP2: SCOPES project on speech prosody” (SNSF No IZ73Z0-152495/1) project
  • 2015: publishing fundation grant by the National Reasearch Fundation (OTKA-PUB) Book title: Gépi beszélődetektálás magyar nyelvű spontán társalgásokban /’Automatic speaker detection in Hungarian spontaneous discourses  (Grant number: 114596)
  • 2006: Erasmus grant for a semester in Amiens, France

Awards

  • 2013: Honour of supervisor for the achievement of the supervisee (National Scientific Students’ Associations Conference)
  • 2007: 1st place at National Scientific Students’ Associations Conference. Paper title: A kérdés-válasz prozódiája számítógépes vizsgálattal (‘Computerized analysis of question-answer prosody’)
  • 2006: 1st place at Scientific Students’ Associations Conference: A kérdés-válasz prozódiája számítógépes vizsgálattal (‘Computerized analysis of question-answer prosody’)

Scientific work

  • 2015: elaboration of the methogology of the forensic voice compariton systems for the Special Service for National Security
  • 2015:  joins the elaboration and publication of the person description system at the National Police Headquarters
  • 2014: participation in elaboration of the student text book titled Fonetikai olvasókönyv (‘Readings in Phonetics’) at Eötvös Loránd University
  • since 2013: member of ISCA: International Speech Communication Association.
  • since 2013: leader of th subgroup for speaker descriprtion at the National Police Headquarters
  • since 2013: participating in the elaboratioin, validation of speaker identification systems at Special Service for National Security
  • since 2013: leader of the Computerized linguistics group
  • 2012: mapping of prosodic samples in spontaneous speech with uncontrolled clasterization methods in collaboration with György Szaszák, founded by CESAR project
  • since 2012: teaching at Eötvös Loránd University (MA-courses), and giving invited talks at numerous courses
  • 2012: participation in workshop organization (Beszéd, adatbázis, kutatások – ‘Speech, databases, research’)
  • 2011-2012: integration of BEA database into CESAR project
  • 2011: participation in organizing of Nyelv- és beszédtechnológiai platform (‘Language and Speech Technology Platform’)
  • 2010-2011: participation in organization of Mother Tongue Days at Eötvös Loránd University
  • since 2009: participation in organization of Beszédkutatás (‘Speech Research’) conferences

Editing

  • 2014: guest editor of The Phonetician 110-111 (2014/I-II) with György Szaszák