Yiming Wang | Speech Recognition Researcher at Microsoft
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Senior Applied Scientist at Microsoft
AI Cognitive Services
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA, USA
E-mail: freewym AT gmail DOT com

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  • I am a Senior Applied Scientist in the Speech Research Group at Microsoft. I obtained my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. At JHU, I was also affiliated with the Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP), advised by Prof. Sanjeev Khudanpur and former JHU Prof. Daniel Povey. I am mostly working on speech recognition (ASR) problems, and have broad interests in machine learning and natural language processing as well. I am one of the major contributors of the Kaldi project, and the owner of the open-source end-to-end ASR toolkit Espresso. I interned at Google’s speech team and Amazon’s Alexa ASR team in 2017 and 2018 respectively, working on end-to-end ASR.

  • I received my B.Sc. and M.S. degree in Computer Science at Nanjing University in 2009 and 2012, respectively. My master advisor was Prof. Tong Lu.

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  • Applied Scientist Intern
    Amazon.com, Inc., Seattle, WA, USA (May 2018 - Aug 2018)
    I worked with Dr. Xing Fan, Dr. I-Fan Chen and Dr. Yuzong Liu on improving Seq2Seq ASR model with information extracted from anchored words for Amazon Alexa.
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