The Center for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics brings together an interdisciplinary array of research from diverse fields of phonetics, psychology, medicine, engineering, physics in academia as well as forensic industries to address current questions in voice recognition relevant for forensic investigation such as:
(for prosecution & defence)
Ph.D. in General Linguistics; research in forensic phonetics, in particular exploring the speaker-specific acoustic characteristics in Persian and other languages and dialects of Iran.
Ph.D. in Phonetics; forensic expert with a specialisation on the face-voice relationship.
Ph.D. in Phonetics; research in speech timing, and voice dynamics with strong links to forensic applications.
Ph.D candidate in Phonetics; research on speech rhythm perception and production, emotional prosody, the phonetics-phonology interface and shouted voices.
Chairman of JPFrench Associates, one of the leading experts in forensic voice evidence worldwide.
Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics and Phonetics; research in indexical variability in speech register changes in automatic speaker recognition systems.
Ph.D. in Linguistics; research in models of speech rhythm, differences between speakers, and articulatory measurements.
Ph.D. in Linguistics; research in Swiss German dialectology with forensic phonetic applications.
Ph.D. candidate in Linguistics/Phonetics; research human-computer voice interaction and developmental aspects of accommodation
Ph.D. in Korean Linguistics; research in the relationship between culture and voice attractiveness and dialect variation of intonation.
PhD in Computer Science (2003), research interests in audio and speech processing (coding, speech and speaker recognition), conversation analysis and machine learning. Many of the designed applications are developed in collaboration with security/government (LEA) bodies in Switzerland, or at EU level.
Ph.D. in Linguistics; research in phonetic convergence in speech communication, speaker-specific factors (language background, age and health condition) affecting speech rhythm variability.
Ph.D. in Psychology, research on the neuronal and perceptual mechanisms supporting natural and artificial speaker-identity processing.
Ph.D. in Linguistics; research in acquisition of prosody in the second language, speech rate perception and production in L1 and L2, and computer-assisted pronunciation training.
Ph.D. in Phonetics; research interests in forensic phonetics and socio-psychological aspects of speech perception.
Ph.D. candidate in Phonetics; research in between-speaker variability in tone-languages.
Ph.D. candidate in German linguistics; research on phonetics and Swiss German dialectology applied to forensic casework.