Frank Rudzicz

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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J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2016 Sep 28;:1-7
Multani N, Rudzicz F, Wong WY, Namasivayam AK, van Lieshout P
J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2016 Feb 1;59(1):72-89
Ben-David BM, Multani N, Shakuf V, Rudzicz F, van Lieshout PH
J Alzheimers Dis. 2015 Oct 15;
Fraser KC, Meltzer JA, Rudzicz F
IEEE Trans Neural Netw Learn Syst. 2015 Mar 13;
Ho SS, Dai P, Rudzicz F
Int J Lang Commun Disord. 2015 Jan 8;
Namasivayam AK, Pukonen M, Goshulak D, Hard J, Rudzicz F, Rietveld T, Maassen B, Kroll R, van Lieshout P
Ann Biomed Eng. 2014 Aug 8;
Yadollahi A, Rudzicz F, Mahallati S, Coimbra M, Bradley TD
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2013;2013:2924-7
Yadollahi A, Rudzicz F, Montazeri A, Bradley TD
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2013;2013:2080-3
Alshaer H, Rudzicz F, Falk TH, Tseng WH, Bradley TD
J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2012 Aug;55(4):1190-207
Rudzicz F, Hirst G, van Lieshout P


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