Simone Ashby, PhD

Simone Ashby, PhD
Assistant Professor, Research Associate
Mobile-based speech and language technologies for development (SLT4D), computational phonology, acoustic phonetics, speech synthesis, adaptive speech interfaces, HCI
Teaching activities: 

Assistant Professor (tenure track), University of Madeira, Portugal, October 2013–Present

Leading undergraduate classes in Hypermedia Design and Requirements Engineering in the University of Madeira's Exact Sciences and Engineering Department; co-mentoring Master's level Capstone Projects; supervising independent study projects as part of the dual MSc degree in Human Computer Interaction program with Carnegie Mellon University (Ashley Wilson 2013, Katie Ramp 2015); and supervising an MSc thesis project (Marco Vieira 2015) and PhD project (Amanda Marinho 2020) in Informatics Engineering

Lecturer, Dept. of Clinical Linguistics, Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon, March 2011–July 2012

Teaching Language Engineering to Master's degree students in Clinical Linguistics

Stand-in Lecturer, Dept. of Linguistics and English Language, University of Edinburgh, UK, April 2005

Leading three sessions of the second year Empirical Methods tutorial group

Tutor, Department of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland, October 2001–May 2002

Tutoring graduate and postgraduate level practical demonstration and tutorial modules for Introduction to Java and Introduction to Multimedia courses

Tutor, Department of Computing Science, Griffith College Dublin, Ireland, October–December 2002

Tutoring for the postgraduate-level practical demonstration and tutorial module for Introduction to Multimedia

Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO September 1999–May 2000

Teaching Intermediate Spoken English to undergraduate- and postgraduate-level university students

Ashby, S., J. Hanna, I. Oakley, T. Vieira, F. Abreu, and P. Campos, "Citizen X: Designing for Holistic Community Engagement", Proceedings of the 11th Biannual Conference on Italian SIGCHI Chapter, New York, NY, USA, ACM, pp. 178–181, 2015. Abstract
Gonçalves, F., P. Campos, J. Hanna, and S. Ashby, "You're the Voice: Evaluating User Interfaces for Encouraging Underserved Youths to Express Themselves Through Creative Writing", Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, New York, NY, USA, ACM, pp. 63–72, 2015. Abstract
Ashby, S., S. Barbosa, C. Silva, P. Fumo, and J. P. Ferreira, "Modeling Postcolonial Language Varieties: Challenges and Lessons Learned from Mozambican Portuguese", 14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association - Interspeech 2013, Lyon, France, 08/2013.
Carletta, J., S. Ashby, S. Bourban, M. Flynn, M. Guillemot, T. Hain, J. Kadlec, V. Karaiskos, W. Kraaij, M. Kronenthal, et al., "The AMI Meeting Corpus", Symposium on Annotating and Measuring Meeting Behavior, Enschede, The Netherlands, 2005.
Carletta, J., S. Ashby, S. Bourban, M. Flynn, M. Guillemot, T. Hain, J. Kadlec, V. Karaiskos, W. Kraaij, M. Kronenthal, et al., "The AMI Meeting Corpus: A Pre-announcement", 2nd Joint Workshop on Multimodal Interaction and Related Machine Learning Algorithms (MLMI05), Edinburgh, Scotland, 2005.
Ashby, S., F. Cummins, and D. K. Roy, "The ADS-to-IDS Continuum: Developing an Index for the Study of Infant-Directed Speech Prosody", ISCA International Tutorial and Research Workshop ‘Temporal Integration in the Perception of Speech', Aix-en-Provence, France, 2002.