• Phone0121 204 4991
  • United Kingdom

  • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

    B4 7ET Birmingham

    United Kingdom

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Contact Details

Phone number: 0121 204 4991

Email: p.weber1@aston.ac.uk

Room number: MB214N

Biography

I am a lecturer in computer science affilitated with the Forensic Speech Data Science Laboratory and Forensic Data Science Laboratory (part of Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics).  I focus on forensic voice comparison (which uses state of the art tools developed for automatic speaker recognition). Prior to this I worked on the Think Beyond Data (ERDF System Analytics for Innovation) project providing free consultancy in artificial intelligence, data analytics and machine learning to SMEs in the Greater Birmingham, Black Country and Marches areas.  My research background is in Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and Business Process Mining; more generally machine learning, data analytics and AI.

Research Interests

Automatic Speech and Speaker Recognition (ASR), Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Business process mining, Speech Science.

Employment

Following a 1st class (hons) batchelor's degree in Computer Science from Loughborough University, I worked in several industries as an analyst programmer, systems integrator, Unix and storage systems administrator and technologist before returning to academia at the University of Birmingham in 2008 to gain an MSc (distinction) in Advanced Computer Science and a PhD for my thesis "A framework for the analysis and comparison of Process Mining algorithms" (2014).  I have since held several research fellowships, in Automatic Speech Recognition, Automated conflict resolution in clinical processes (Birmingham), ERDF-funded AI and data analytics consultancy to SMEs (Think Beyond Data, Aston).

Teaching Activity

Current

CS2IS, CS3190 and CS4520 Information Security

CS32DF Digital Forensics

CS4700 & CS3010 Project supervision

DC4000 Professional Practice (DTS)

DC4400 Individual Project (DTS)

DC4200 Data Analytics (DTS)

APEC MSc Professional Engineering

Past

LEM104 Forensic Inference and Statistics

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Birmingham

1 Sep 20091 Jun 2014

Award Date: 1 Jun 2014

MSc, University of Birmingham

1 Sep 20081 Sep 2009

Award Date: 1 Jun 2009

BSc, Loughborough University

Sep 1990Jul 1994

Award Date: 1 Jul 1994

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