Senior Software Engineer
Arabic Language Technologies
The QCRI team is a friendly team with exciting potential and excellent organization.
Research Focus at QCRI
Yifan Zhang has worked in industry for more than 10 years in researching and developing speech recognition and language-related products. Prior to joining QCRI, he was building information discovery engines for innovative news services. He has been a key member as a full stack research scientist in developing speech recognition engines serving millions of customers in speech recognition teams in both SpinVox Nuance and Autonomy.
His research interests include:
- Artificial intelligence
- Speech recognition
- Knowledge graph
- Language Technology Consultant, QCRI, 2013
- NLP Software Engineer, Wavii, 2012 - 2013
- Senior Speech Recognition Engineer, Nuance, 2008 - 2012
- R&D Engineer, Autonomy, 2005-2008
- Software Engineer, TianChuang Software, 2012
Professional Associations and Awards
- IEEE Member, 2009
- Lion Laboratories Prize for Best Project, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, 2001
- M.Sc. Electronic Engineering, Cardiff University, 2004
- B.Eng. Information Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 2001
Ahmed Ali, Peter Bell, James Glass, Yacine Messaoui, Hamdy Mubarak, Steve Renals, Yifan Zhang
The MGB-2 Challenge: Arabic Multi-Dialect Broadcast Media Recognition. In Proceedings of the Spoken Language Technology Workshop (SLT 2016) IEEE, California, USA.
Ahmed Abdelali, Ahmed Ali, Francisco Guzmán, Felix Stahlberg, Stephan Vogel, Yifan Zhang
QATS – The QCRI Advanced Transcription and Translation System. In Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2015. Dresden, Germany, September 2015.
Ahmed Ali, Yifan Zhang, Patrick Cardinal, Najim Dahak, Stephan Vogel, Jim Glass.
A Complete Kaldi Recipe For Building Arabic Speech Recognition Systems. In Proceedings of the Spoken Language Technology Workshop (SLT 2014) IEEE, Nevada, USA, December 2014.
Ahmed Ali, Yifan Zhang, Stephan. QCRI Advanced Transcription System (QATS).
In Proceedings of the Spoken Language Technology Workshop (SLT 2014) IEEE, Nevada, USA, December 2014.
Patrick Cardinal, Ahmed Ali, Dehak, Najim, Yu Zhang, Al Hanai, Tuka, Yifan Zhang, James Glass, Stephan Vogel.
Recent Advances in ASR Applied to an Arabic Transcription System for Al-Jazeera. In Proceedings of the Conference INTERSPEECH, Singapore, September 2014.