Prof. MENG, Mei Ling Helen 蒙 美 玲 教授
Helen Meng received the S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees, all in electrical engineering, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. She joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1998, where she is currently Professor and Chairman in the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management. In 1999, she established the Human–Computer Communications Laboratory and serves as Director. In 2005, she established the Microsoft-CUHK Joint Laboratory for Human-Centric Computing and Interface Technologies and serves as Co-Director. This laboratory was recognized as a Ministry of Education of China (MoE) Key Laboratory in 2008. She served as Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Engineering from 2006 to 2010. Prof. Meng received the Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards in Technological Advancements, for the area of “Multimodal User Interactions with Multilingual Speech and Language Technologies” in 2009. In previous years, she has also received the CUHK Exemplary Teaching Award, Young Researcher Award and Service Award of the Faculty of Engineering. She has also been awarded the Peng Cheng Visiting Professorship of Tsinghua Graduate School of Shenzhen, and is a Visiting Professor of Tsinghua University, Fudan University and the Northwestern Polytechnical University. Her research interest is in the area of human–computer interaction via multimodal and multilingual spoken language systems, computer-aided language learning systems, as well as translingual speech retrieval technologies. She has been elected Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing. She is also an elected board member of the International Speech Communication Association. She is the General Chair of the International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing, which will be held in Hong Kong in 2012. Her international and local professional services include Council Membership of the Research Grants Council, Hong Kong Productivity Council and Open University of Hong Kong. She also serves on the review panels of various agencies, including the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Innovation and Technology Commission, Swedish Research Council European Research Infrastructure Initiative, and the National Centres of Competence in Research, Swiss National Science Foundation.
Xiaojun Qian, Helen Meng and Frank Soong, "The Use of DBN-HMMs for Mispronunciation Detection and Diagnosis in L2 English to Support Computer-Aided Pronunciation Training", in the Proceedings of Interspeech 2012, Portland, Oregon, USA, 9 - 13 September 2012.
Lan Wang, Hui Chen, Sheng Li and Helen Meng, "Phoneme-level Articulatory Animation in Pronunciation Training", Speech Communication, Vol 54, Issue 7, p. 845-856, Elservier Science, September 2012.
Kun Li, Shuang Zhang, Mingxing Li, Wai-Kit Lo and Helen Meng, "Prominence Model for Prosodic Features in Automatic Lexical Stress and Pitch Accent Detection", in the Proceedings of Interspeech, Florence, Italy, 28-31 August, 2011.
Mingxing Li, Shuang Zhang, Kun Li, Alissa Harrison, Wai-Kit Lo and Helen Meng, "Design and Collection of an L2 English Corpus with a Suprasegmental Focus for Chinese Learners of English", in the Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong, China, 17-21 August, 2011.
Xiaojun Qian, Helen Meng and Frank Soong, "On Mispronunciation Lexicon Generation using Joint-sequence Multigrams in Computer-Aided Pronunciation Training (CAPT)", in the Proceedings of Interspeech, Florence, Italy, 28-31 August 2011.
Weiwu Jiang, Man-Wai Ma, Wei Rao and Helen Meng, "The HKCUPU system for the NIST 2010 speaker recognition evaluation", in the Proceedings of ICASSP, Prague, 22-27 May, 2011.
Ka-Ho Wong, Wai-Kit Lo and Helen Meng, "Allophonic Variations in Visual Speech Synthesis for Corrective Feedback in CAPT," in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Prague, Czech Republic, 22-27 May 2011.
Zhengyu Zhou and Helen Meng, "Pseudo-Conventional N-Gram Representation of the Discriminative N-Gram Model for LVCSR," IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Vol. 4, No. 6, December 2010.
Helen Meng, Wai-Kit Lo, Alissa M. Harrison, Pauline Lee, Ka-Ho Wong, Wai-Kim Leung and Fanbo Meng, "Development of Automatic Speech Recognition and Synthesis Technologies to Support Chinese Learners of English: The CUHK Experience," in the Proceedings of the 2nd Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA2010), Biopolis, SINGAPORE, 14-17 December 2010. (Best Oral Paper Award)
Pui-Yu Hui and Helen Meng, "Cross-Modality Semantic Integration with Hypothesis Rescoring for Robust Interpretation of Multimodal User Interactions," IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, Vol. 17, No. 3, March 2009, pages 486-500.