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Phonetics Lab Alumnus Dr. Linda Heimisdottir is the new CEO of Miðeind.

Phonetics Lab Alumnus Dr. Linda Heimisdottir has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Miðeind, an Icelandic startup company that develops Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence technology for the Icelandic language.


Linda recently joined Miðeind as a Chief Operating Officer, and in a Linked-In post had this comment on her transition to the CEO role:


 "I am thrilled to announce that I have assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer at Miðeind. As we navigate the dynamic landscape of AI-based Language Technology, our team is actively exploring how LLMs can be integrated into our business strategy. I am fortunate to be working with an exceptional team, and I look forward to harnessing their collective talent and passion to develop outstanding products"




5th June 2023

Sireemas Maspong joins the Institute for Phonetics & Speech Processing, LMU Munich

Sireemas Maspong has accepted a position as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Phonetics and Speech Processing (IPS) at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. She will be working with Prof. James Kirby, Professor of Spoken Language Processing. She joined the department  after successfully defending her dissertation in November 2022.

30th May 2023

Francesco Burroni receives Gosta Bruce Scholarship

Phonetics lab alumnus Dr. Francesco Burroni has received an International Phonetic Association (IPA)  Gosta Bruce Scholarship to attend ICPhS 2023,


Francesco received this award because his paper was one of the six highest scoring papers in the area of prosody and phonetics.  


The award will help Francesco with travel expenses involved in presenting his research at ICPhS 2023, which will be held  August 7-11, 2023 in Prague, Czech Republic.

12th May 2023

Andy Kim to pursue a Linguistics PhD at McGill University

Former P-Lab Research Assistant Andy Kim (BS Linguistics 2022) has been accepted into McGill University's Linguistics PhD program. 


Andy will start at McGill in August 2023, with an initial research interest in phonetics and sociolinguistics.


5th May 2023