· PROFILE ·

Simone Ashby, PhD
Assistant Professor, Research Associate
Researcher
simone.ashby@m-iti.org

Expertise Areas:
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

Research Projects:

Mobile-based speech and language technologies for development (SLT4D), computational phonology, acoustic phonetics, speech synthesis, adaptive speech interfaces, HCI