Portrait of Frank Seide

Frank Seide

Principal Researcher


Frank Seide is a Senior Researcher and Research Manager at Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, responsible for Research efforts on transcription of phone calls and voicemail and content-based indexing of video and audio.

Frank was born in Hamburg, Germany. In 1993, he received a Master degree in electrical engineering from University of Technology of Hamburg-Harburg. His research interests are in the area of automatic speech recognition and audio analysis, with current focus on modeling and algorithms for large-vocabulary conversational speech recognition, spoken-dialogue systems, and audio search.

From 1993-97, Frank worked at the speech research group of Philips Research in Aachen, Germany, on spoken-dialogue systems. He then transferred to Taiwan as one of the founding members of Philips Research East-Asia, Taipei, to lead a research project on Mandarin speech recognition.

In June 2001, he joined the speech group at Microsoft Research Asia, initially as a Researcher, since 2003 as Project Leader for offline speech applications, and since October 2006 as Research Manager. Since September 2010, he holds the title of Senior Researcher.
Research Interests

Current area of interest: Speech as Content

Audio indexing (see MAVIS project, demo video on Channel9, OneNote 2007 phonetic audio indexing)
Speech-To-Text transcription of conversational speech (e.g. Exchange 2010 Voicemail Preview)
Speech-To-Speech translation (demo video)
Conversational-speech recognition core technology

Stuff I worked on in the past

Using GPGPU for speech recognition
Music processing: Query by Humming, Music Steering (demo video)
Computer Auditory Scene Analysis (CASA)
Dialogue Systems