Elizabeth Shriberg is a Principal Scientist at Microsoft Research, in the Conversational Systems Research Center (CSRC) in Silicon Valley. Previously she was a Senior Researcher in the Speech Technology and Research Laboratory at SRI International. She is also an External Fellow with the Speech Group at the International Computer Science Institute (Berkeley, CA) and an Adjunct Associate Professor at CASL, University of Maryland. She received a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from U.C. Berkeley (1994) and was an NSF-NATO postdoc at IPO (the Netherlands, 1995). Her main interest is spontaneous speech. Her work aims to combine linguistic knowledge with corpora and techniques from speech and speaker recognition, to advance both scientific understanding and recognition technology.
Over the last decade she has led projects on modeling disfluencies, punctuation, dialog, emotion, and speakers, using lexical and prosodic features. She has published over 200 journal and conference papers in speech science, speech technology, and related fields. She serves or has served as Associate Editor of Language and Speech, on the boards of Speech Communication, Computational Linguistics, and other journals; on the ISCA Advisory Council, on international conference, workshop, and science foundation boards; and as a co-organizer of workshops on spontaneous speech. She is a Fellow (2009) of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) and a Fellow (2010) of SRI International.