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Jayadev Billa, Ph.D

Senior Computer Scientist


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh


Dr. Billa is a Senior Computer Scientist at ISI. His most recent work focussed on  automatic speech recognition (ASR) on low-resource languages and domain robustness in ASR systems, though he has broad interests across speech and NLP technologies. His early work includes the first demonstration of grapheme-based ASR as well as foundational work on using unlabeled data to improve speech recognition performance - both approaches are widely used in all major commercial and research speech recognition systems.