The main focus of our team has been speech analysis, recognition and language acquisition. By closely following current knowledge related to human cognitive processes, we are striving to apply this understanding to new technical systems that mimic human behaviour. For this reason our attention is gradually moving towards multimodal and associative information processing.
Our team has not limited itself to the study of human auditory-based communication exclusively. One interesting area of study has been the recognition of different bird species based on their singing voices and study of aurora related sounds (i.e., auroral sounds).
The research group is led by Professor Unto Laine.