Jinyu Li

Jinyu Li

I received the Ph.D. degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, in 2008. From 2000 to 2003, I was a Researcher in the Intel China Research Center and Research Manager in iFlytek, China. I joined Microsoft in 2008 and now lead a team to design and improve speech modeling algorithms and technologies that ensure industry state-of-the-art speech recognition accuracy for Microsoft products. My major research interests cover several topics in speech recognition, including deep learning, noise robustness, discriminative training, feature extraction, and machine learning methods.


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Selected Honors

  • Microsoft research technical transfer award, 2014
  • Microsoft patent awards, 2008-present
  • Interspeech 2006 Best Student Paper
  • Colonel Oscar P. Cleaver Award (for the highest score on the Ph.D. preliminary exam in ECE, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004)
  • Guo Moruo Scholarship (the highest honor in USTC)


Soft margin estimation for automatic speech recognition,” Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008.




· Low-footprint Adaptation and Personalization for Deep Neural Network
· Low-rank and Multi-state Deep Neural Network
· exploiting heterogeneous data in deep neural network based speech recognition systems
· Efficient implementation of posterior-based feature with partial distance elimination
· Shared-Hidden-Layer Multilingual Deep Neural Network for Improved Speech Recognition
· Distortion-model-based Noise Robust Algorithm with Scalar Operations
· Unscented Transform with Online Distortion Estimation for HMM Adaptation
· Confidence Calibration in Automatic Speech Recognition Systems
· Model Training from Speech with Imperfect Transcription
· HMM adaptation using a phase-sensitive acoustic distortion model for environment-robust speech recognition
· adaptation of compressed hmm parameters for resource-constrained speech recognition
· high-performance hmm adaptation with joint compensation of additive and convolutive distortions via vector Taylor series