Dr Minghui DONG (董明会)

Principal Scientist, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR
President, Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence Association (PREMIA)
Vice President, Chinese and Oriental Languages Information Processing Society (COLIPS)
Chair, ISCA Special Interest Group on Chinese Spoken Language Processing(SIG-CSLP)
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal on Asian Language Processing (IJALP)

mhdong@i2r.a-star.edu.sg, dongminghui@hotmail.com
Institute for Infocomm Research(I2R), A*STAR
1 Fusionopolis Way, #21-01 Connexis South, Singapore 138632



Dr. Minghui Dong, currently holds the position of Principal Scientist and Head of the Speech Generation Team at the Arual and Language Intelligence Department, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star), Singapore. Along with his role at I2R, he also holds the titles of President of the Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence Association, Vice-President of the Chinese and Oriental Languages Information Processing Society (COLIPS), Chairperson of ISCA Special Interest Group on Chinese Spoken Language Processing(SIG-CSLP), Executive Commitee Member of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (AFNLP), and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Asian Language Processing (IJALP). He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), followed by a Master of Science degree from Peking University (PKU) and a PhD degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS). Prior to joining I2R in December 2004, Dr. Dong worked as a Research Engineer at Peking University from July 1995 to July 1998, and as a Researcher at Infotalk Technology (Singapore) from July 2001 to November 2004.

Dr. Minghui Dong's research interests are focused on various aspects of language processing such as spoken language, natural language, music and singing processing, as well as machine learning methods. He has published over 100 research papers in top-tier conferences and journals and edited 14 books and proceedings. Dr. Dong has made contributions to the Asian and international research communities by holding various positions in several conferences, including IJCNLP, ACL, InterSpeech, PACLIC, ISCSLP, IALP, CLSW, ICCPOL, COLING, and APSIPA. Additionally, he has served as an officer in organizations such as COLIPS, ISCA SIG-CSLP, and AFNLP. Dr. Dong has been overseeing the organization of the IALP conference series and the publication of IJALP journal, which aim to foster interactions between researchers working on low-resourced language processing.

Working extensively in the field of speech and language processing, he has taken charge of leading Text-to-Speech (TTS) research and development. With his expertise, he has developed TTS systems for a wide range of local languages including English, Chinese, Malay, Tamil, and many others, and optimized them for various platforms like Cloud, PC, and Smartphone. Apart from this, he has also contributed his knowledge to projects related to speech recognition, speaker and language recognition, computer-aided language learning, natural language processing, transliteration, sentiment analysis, parsing, language models, semantics, and dialogue systems. Currently, he is actively leading the research on deep learning technologies for spoken language processing, among other areas of focus.


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Served as technical reviewer or program commiettte member for the following journals and conferences:


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