Dr. Hynek Boril
Campuses and Colleges
- Engineering, Mathematics and Science
Dr. Boril earned both his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Czech Technical University in Prague.
Dr. Boril's research interests include the areas of digital signal processing; acoustic signal modeling; and machine learning with the focus on automatic speech and speaker recognition, language and dialect identification, stress, emotion and cognitive load classification, automatic assessment of physiological traits from speech signals, robustness to environmental and speaker-induced variability, and language acquisition in infants.
Prior to joining UW-Platteville he worked at the Center for Robust Speech Systems (CRSS) at Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas as a research associate and assistant research professor. At UW-Platteville, Dr. Boril established the Pioneer Speech Signal Processing Laboratory (PSSPL) which promotes undergraduate research in the areas of digital signal processing and machine learning for speech-enabled technologies.
Dr. Boril has authored/co-authored over sixty journal and conference papers and is currently co-writing a book, under contract, on speech variability induced by stress, emotions, and Lombard effect, and their impacts on speech engines.
He has served on the Technical Committee of the Listening Talker (LISTA) Workshop on National and Synthetic Modification of Speech in Response to Listening Conditions (Edinburgh, UK, 2012) and on the Editorial Advisory Board of the book Technologies for Inclusive Education: Beyond Traditional Integration Approaches (Eds. D. Griol, Z. Callejas, R.L. Cozar) IGI Global. Dr. Boril served as an external reviewer for the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment of New Zealand (MBIE) and is currently a guest editor for a special issue of Advances in Human-Computer Interaction on Recent Advances in Audio and Image based HCI on Mobile Devices (Eds. G. Liu, H. Boril, Z. Zhang, Q. Wang, M. Ding), Advances in Human-Computer Interaction. He has served as an independent expert in two patent infringement cases in the field of automatic speech and speaker recognition, two patent validity reexamination cases in the field of automatic speech recognition, and a voice forensics case.