Anoop Deoras

Anoop Deoras

I am working as an applied researcher in the Bing Speech and Language Sciences Group at Microsoft, CA. The focus of my research is to apply machine learning techniques to solve spoken language understanding (SLU) problems. I have a background in speech recognition (ASR). Recently I have got interested in applying Neural Networks (Recurrent Neural Networks, Deep Belief Nets) for many tasks in ASR and SLU. Some of my publications in SLU area can also be found here.

I got a PhD in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP) and Human Language Technology - Center of Excellence (HLT-COE) at JHU in 2011 under the tutelage of Prof. Fred Jelinek and then later Dr. Ken Church. I have a Masters in both ECE and Applied Mathematics and Statistics, both from JHU.

A bunch of very talented scientists and engineers from the Bing Speech and Language Science Group, Windows Phone Group and Bing Search group, have made a revolutionizing new product called Cortana. Its a virtual personal assistant for windows phone. I am a very proud member of this group.

Some of the things you can say to Cortana include:

'remind me to print my conference paper when I leave work' OR 'when do I have my dentist meeting scheduled'

Contact Information

Email: Anoop[dot]Deoras[at]

Phone: +1 (650) 693-3799                                                                      

Honors and Awards

Microsoft Patent Awards (2011,2012,2013,2014).

Award of student author grant, Int'l Conf. on Spoken Language Processing, 2008.

Academic Services

Reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing Journal (2011,2012,2013), Speech Communication Journal (2013,2014), Computer Speech and Language Journal (2013,2014), IEEE ICASSP (2011,2012,2014), Interspeech (2010,2011,2012,2013,2014), EMNLP (2010), ACL (2013), IEEE-ASRU (2013)

I am a senior member of IEEE, member of ISCA and ACL.