Some information about Rolf Carlson
Rolf Carlson started his career in speech research at
the Dept. of Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH, 1969. He received his doctoral
degree with the thesis “Perception and Synthesis of Speech”, 1977. He was
employed 1978/1979 in the Natural Language Processing Group, RLE, MIT and
1990/1991 in the Spoken Language Systems Group, Laboratory of Computer Science,
MIT. Since 1995, he is Professor in Speech Technology at KTH. He was deputy
director of the affiliated Centre for Speech Technology (CTT). He was director
of graduate studies 1999-2003. He was Deputy Director of the Department
2004-2010. Rolf Carlson became Professor Emeritus 2011.
His interests cover all aspects of Speech Technology, with
special attention on speech synthesis and spoken dialog systems. Rolf Carlson
has published more than 200 scientific papers. He has been invited speaker at
several conferences and workshops. He was awarded Chester Carlson's (Xerox) research prize, 1995.
Rolf Carlson became Speech Communication Association (ISCA) fellow 2008.
Rolf Carlson was a member of the board of the
International Speech Communication Association 1997-2005. Other assignments
include: Advisory Editor of Journal of Phonetics 1989-1994; Editorial Board for
Journal of Speech Communication 1997-2010; Scientific program co-ordinator for
the Congress of Phonetic Sciences XIII, Stockholm, 1995; Member of the
Eurospeech 2001 organizing committee; Member of the Academic board of the
National Graduate School of Language Technology 2001-2010 and also one of the
initiators of this school; Member of IEEE James Flanagan Speech and Audio
Processing Award committee 2008-2010.