Ewan Dunbar
ˈju ən ˈdʌn ˌbɑɹ
Speech · Phonology · Learning

I am an assistant professor in Linguistics at Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7), member of the Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle and affiliated member of the Cognitive Machine Learning Team (ENS/Inria). My main research interests are in speech perception, phonology and speech cognition, and speech technology, as well as in developing deeper links between theoretical and computational linguistics.

I am one of the organizers of the Zero Resource Speech Challenge, a machine learning challenge with the applied goal of developing speech technology that works without textual annotations, and with the basic science goal of advancing our understanding of how humans might learn the sound systems of their native language.