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Principal Scientist, Speech Technology and Research Laboratory
Elizabeth Shriberg, Ph.D., is a principal scientist in SRI's Speech Technology and Research (STAR) Laboratory. Her work, which has made fundamental contributions to speech science and technology, aims to harness information that people use in natural speech and language communication. Shriberg uses computational modeling to capture not only what speakers say, but also how they say it, for a variety of applications in speech technology and understanding. Her most recent focus includes the automatic detection of speaker state (emotional, health-related, and cognitive).
Shriberg received her doctorate in cognitive psychology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1994, and was a National Science Foundation-NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the Instituut voor Perceptie Onderzoek (IPO) in the Netherlands. At SRI, Shriberg has led government research projects for the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the Department of Defense (DoD). She has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers in speech science, speech technology, and related fields.
In addition to her role at SRI, Shriberg is an External Fellow of the Speech Group at the International Computer Science Institute. She was recently a principal scientist in the Conversational Systems Research Center at Microsoft Research in Mountain View, California, and has been an adjunct associate professor at the Center for Advanced Study of Language at the University of Maryland. Shriberg has served as associate editor of the journal Language and Speech and on the journal boards of Speech Communication and Computational Linguistics. She has served on a wide range of conference and workshop boards, including the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) Advisory Council and on the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP) Permanent Council. In 2009, Shriberg was named a Fellow of the International Speech Communication Association for her fundamental research contributions to computational modeling of disfluencies, prosody in speech understanding, and higher-level features in speaker recognition. Shriberg was named an SRI Fellow in 2010.