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Steve Beet

To earn my crust, I do R & D in speech processing, speech recognition, speech synthesis, … in fact pretty much anything to do with speech. I also work on other aspects of signal processing (filter design, echo cancellation, power spectrum estimation, etc.), and occasionally volunteer to referee academic papers and examine Ph.D. theses.

I do photography in my spare time, and you can find some of my pictures here. Another spare-time activity is programming (what a geek, huh?) including a simple but rather nifty encryption and compression program for my Pocket PC and a rather specialised but effective audio scrubber for cleaning up early classical and classic jazz recordings.

I got my PhD from the University of Liverpool shortly after Miami Sound Machine released the prophetic “Dr. Beat” as a single. Shame they never asked me how to spell it. Since then, I’ve worked at what soon became the Speech Research Unit (commercialised as “20/20 Speech”, and now trading as “Aurix”), then at the University of Sheffield, Canon Research Centre Europe Ltd., and currently Aculab plc.

If you want to get in touch, here are the details:



Dr S W Beet, BEng (Hons), PhD, CEng, MIET, MIEEE
Aculab plc
Lakeside, Bramley Road
Mount Farm
Milton Keynes

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