Congratulations to Jonathan Donais on his CGSM Canada Graduate Scholarship award. This Master’s level scholarship $17,500 while Jon works on his Master’s degree.
Jon recently graduated with a Bachelor of Computer Science Honours degree, Jon will be working with Dr Richard Frost’s SpeechWeb research group to investigate the development of a SpeechWeb voice browser that works on multiple platforms including Android, Windows and IOS devices. Jon has already built a grammar-based prototype SpeechWeb browser using Carnegie Mellon’s PocketSphinx speech recognition library. Jon’s Master’s thesis work will include investigating the integration of statistical-based and grammar-based speech recognition engines to create a publically-available large vocabulary speech recognition framework which executes on local devices, offering an alternative to server based recognition systems such as Google’s.