Antoine Raux

PhD Student
Language Technologies Institute
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office: Newell Simon Hall 4508
Tel: (412) 268-2067

After six years, I have finally graduated with a PhD from the LTI at CMU. You can download my thesis document from here, and also the slides from my defense (with a few audio recordings of dialogs with the Let's Go system) from here (note that the ppt version might have some glitches since this was originally a Powerpoint 2007 presentation, which you can find here). Following my PhD, I am contiuing my research on human machine spoken dialog interaction in the Honda Research Institute in Mountain View, CA.

My research interests are in human computer interaction through natural language, with a focus on speech. Under the supervision of my advisor Maxine Eskenazi, I am currently part of the Let's Go!! Project, which aims at building a spoken dialogue system that is both available to the general public (it provides a natural language interface to the bus schedules of the Port Authority of Allegheny County), and a research platform (see publications). I have also worked with Alan Black on modeling prosody for speech synthesis.

Prior to coming to CMU, I got a Masters Degree in Intelligence Science and Technology at Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. There, I worked on using speech recognition to teach pronunciation in a Computer Assisted Language Learning application, under the supervision of Tatsuya Kawahara and Hiroshi Okuno.


Spoken Dialogue Systems

Information Retrieval

Speech Synthesis

Computer Assisted Language Learning


For the Fall 2006 semester, I was the teaching assistant for 11-711 Algorithms for NLP, taught by Alon Lavie and Bob Frederking.
For the Spring 2004 semester, I was the teaching assistant for 11-752 Speech II: Phonetics, Prosody, Perception, and Synthesis taught by Maxine Eskenazi and Alan Black.


Spoken Dialogue Systems

Speech Recognition

Speech Synthesis

Computer Assisted Language Learning


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