Dr. Rudzicz is an expert in speech recognition and artificial intelligence in applications designed for individuals with special speech characteristics. His work in natural language and speech processing is multidisciplinary and involves machine learning, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, computer vision, speech-language pathology, rehabilitation engineering, digital signal processing and linguistics. Dr. Rudzicz's long-term aim is to produce language software that can improve the quality of life of individuals with cognitive or physical disabilities. This research augments existing techniques by refining the statistical relationships between neural, articulatory and acoustic levels of speech within modern automatic speech recognition systems. These augmented speech systems can be for several applications including: i) automated human-computer dialog systems that include speech synthesis to help individuals complete daily tasks; and ii) prosthetic communication aids for human-human interaction that modify the acoustics of hard-to-understand speech to make it more understandable.
 

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JAMA Surg. 2019 Sep 11;:
Gordon L, Grantcharov T, Rudzicz F
Stud Health Technol Inform. 2019 Aug 21;264:1512-1513
Khattak FK, Jeblee S, Crampton N, Mamdani M, Rudzicz F
J Med Internet Res. 2019 Jul 10;21(7):e13659
Shaw J, Rudzicz F, Jamieson T, Goldfarb A
BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2019 Jul 09;19(1):127
Jeblee S, Gomes M, Jha P, Rudzicz F, Hirst G
PLoS One. 2019;14(3):e0212342
Komeili M, Pou-Prom C, Liaqat D, Fraser KC, Yancheva M, Rudzicz F
Sci Rep. 2019 Feb 07;9(1):1609
Kostas D, Pang EW, Rudzicz F
Ann Surg. 2018 Jul 24;:
Gordon L, Austin P, Rudzicz F, Grantcharov T
JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2018 Jun 14;6(6):e10046
Wu R, Liaqat D, de Lara E, Son T, Rudzicz F, Alshaer H, Abed-Esfahani P, Gershon AS
Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;242:322-329
Cunningham S, Green P, Christensen H, Atria JJ, Coy A, Malavasi M, Desideri L, Rudzicz F
Med Biol Eng Comput. 2017 Jul 05;:
Shokrollahi M, Rudzicz F, Vena D, Bradley TD, Yadollahi A

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Assistant Professor (status only), Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
Associate Member, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto
Associate Member, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute (formerly GDRS)
Member, Collaborative Program in Neuroscience
Member, Toronto Dementia Research Alliance