Yifan Gong (Fellow, IEEE) leads a Speech Modeling Team in the Microsoft AI Cognitive Services, developing machine learning and speech and speaker recognition and key-word/diarization modeling technologies and tools to improve speech recognition accuracy across scenarios/tasks, languages and acoustic environments for both server and mobile devices. He is a Principal Science Manager.
Products he and his team have delivered include Microsoft Azure Speech API, meeting transcriptions, speech-to-speech translations, Cortana digital voice assistant.
Prior to joining Microsoft in 2004, he worked as Senior Research Scientist at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS, France) and then Senior Member of Technical Staff at Texas Instruments.
Yifan received his Ph. D. in Computer Science from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Nancy I, France.
He authored and co-authored 250+ publications in books, journals, conferences, and (50+) patents.
Yifan serves on the Senior Editorial Board of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, and has been a member of Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee, IEEE Signal Processing Society, for several terms (1998-2002, 2012-2016, 2017-2019).