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Yifan Gong

Principal Science Manager

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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 300+ publications in books, journals, conferences, and (70+) granted patents.
Yifan serves on the Senior Editorial Board of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. He has been elected Vice Chair of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee (SLTC) and  has been a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society SLTC for several terms (1998-2002, 2012-2016, 2017-2019, 2022-2024).