McInnes is a native of Edinburgh, but studied mathematics
at the University of Cambridge, graduating (BA) in 1983.
He joined the University of Edinburgh as a research student
in 1984, and received his PhD in 1988 for a thesis on
"Adaptation of Reference Patterns in Word-Based Speech
Recognition". He has worked on various projects in speech
technology and related areas since 1987, at the University's
Centre for Speech Technology Research (CSTR) until 1994 and latterly
at the Centre for Communication Interface Research (CCIR).
- Dr Fergus McInnes
research interests include statistical modelling of
speech and natural language, the evaluation and simulation
of speech technology, and the design and evaluation
of dialogues for human-machine interaction. He is also interested
in the theory and application of statistics generally, and his
current role includes advising on experimental design and
statistical analysis for CCIR's programme of usability experiments.
other interests include croquet, walking, photography, local history,
and international human rights and environmental issues.
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