Steve Young is Professor of Information Engineering in the
Division. During 2001 through to 2004, he served as Chair of
the School of Technology and he was a member of the University General Board.
From 2006 to 2009, he served as an elected member of the University Council and from
2009 to 2015 he was the Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor responsible for Planning and Resources.
His main research
interests lie in the area of spoken language systems including speech
recognition, speech synthesis and dialogue management. He was Editor
of Computer Speech and Language from 1993 to 2004, and Chair of the
IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee from 2009 to 2011.
He is a Fellow
of the Royal Academy of Engineering,
the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET),
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
and the RSA.
In 2004, he was a recipient of an
IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award;
in 2008 he was elected Fellow of the
International Speech Communication Association (ISCA)
; in 2010, he received the
ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement ; in 2013, he received the
European Signal Processing Society Individual Technical Achievement Award ;
and in 2015 he received the
IEEE James L Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award.
Steve Young is also Chairman of VocalIQ Limited, a University-backed start-up company with a mission to commercialise advanced statistical dialogue systems for commercial applications.