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Welcome to my website! Here you can find information about my research in speech science and phonetics.

 

Currently, I am a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Zurich in the Department of Computational Linguistics. As of 1 April 2021, I am also a member of the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Evolving Language, which aims to understand the past and future of language.

I obtained a PhD in General Linguistics at the former Institute of Comparative Linguistics (now Department of Comparative Language Science) at the University of Zurich in 2016. I then spent for four years as a postdoc at the Department of Speech, Hearing & Phonetic Science at University College London (UCL) and the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at the University of Cambridge.

Over the past years, the main aim of my work has been to improve our understanding of how we speak and listen in order to communicate. In this context, I am interested in the acoustic representations of speech and how humans produce, process, and perceive language. My work within the NCCR Evolving Language concerns speaker-specific articulatory movements and how physiological and kinematic features such as the shape and the movements of the articulators contributed to the evolution of human language.